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Sunday, March 24

Diversity Film Series: “The Pushouts” | Oakland
Sunday, March 24 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The New Parkway
Diversity Film Series: "The Pushouts" | Oakland
“The way we label people determines how we treat them”, says Victor Rios, former West-Oakland gang member turned professor. He’s mentoring students of color who get “pushed out” of high school, to help them stay in.
“Sunday Sampler”: Free Acting Class Day | Berkeley Rep
Sunday, March 24 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Repertory Theatre
"Sunday Sampler": Free Acting Class Day | Berkeley Rep

Bring your family, bring a friend, or treat yourself to an afternoon spent sampling the wide variety of programming offered at the Berkeley Rep School of Theatre. Taught by professional theatre artists, the classes offer people of all ages and abilities an opportunity to explore ...

“Dose of Action” Free Film Festival: America’s Drug/Opic Epidemic Prescription | Concord
Sunday, March 24 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*FREE to attend but please RSVP on Evenbrite due to limited seating
| Brenden Theatres
"Dose of Action" Free Film Festival: America's Drug/Opic Epidemic Prescription | Concord
Join us for the screening of short films focused on America’s prescription drug/opioid addiction and overdose death epidemic. A panel discussion and Q&A session with youth, producers and cast members of our featured short films will immediately follow the screening. Prescription drug and illegal opioid abuse ...
“Holi” Daytime Festival of Colors 2019 | Oakland
Sunday, March 24 – 1:00 pm | Cost: $20*
*$20 for Early Bird
| 7th West
"Holi" Daytime Festival of Colors 2019 | Oakland

Doused in colors, enjoy food & drinks, dance to wicked DJ sets, simply enjoy the weekend in this one of a kind Daytime Holi Party. Ever wanted to be immersed in endless colors while dancing your hearts out? This year, Non-Stop Bhangra brings its award-winning ...

Mobile Adoption w/ Nobody’s Perfekt Dogs | San Leandro
Sunday, March 24 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Cleophus Quealy Beer Company
Mobile Adoption w/ Nobody’s Perfekt Dogs | San Leandro
On Sunday, March 24th Cleophus Quealy and Nobody’s Perfekt Dogs will be combining forces to get the dogs of Nobody’s Perfekt adopted. From 1:30 to 4:30pm the Cleophus Quealy tasting room will be hosting some of adorable and adoptable dogs of Nobody’s Perfekt looking for their ...
Free Concert: Prometheus Symphony w/ Raeeka Shehabi-Yaghmai | Oakland
Sunday, March 24 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP via Eventbrite / Donations are gratefully accepted
| St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Free Concert: Prometheus Symphony w/ Raeeka Shehabi-Yaghmai | Oakland
Join Prometheus Symphony Orchestra for our spring concert! We’re delighted to feature acclaimed soprano Raeeka Shehabi-Yaghmai, praised by San Francisco Chronicle for “a fetching combination of tenderness and vigor.” Pre-performance talk at 2:40 p.m. Admission is FREE and registration/RSVPs are appreciated but not required. Seating is ...
2019 “Jazz Search West” Competition | Berkeley
Sunday, March 24 – 3:00 pm | Cost: $10 | California Jazz Conservatory
2019 "Jazz Search West" Competition | Berkeley

Jazz Search West 2019, the Bay Area’s Jazz talent search for adults and teens 15 and up, will offer four competitions, a Semi-Final and Grand Finale at Jazz venues in San Francisco and Oakland during March and April. Come experience Jazz Search West 2019 during which 16 ...

2019 Spring Equinox Drum Circle | Berkeley
Sunday, March 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Donations are appreciated.
| Sacred Stream Center
2019 Spring Equinox Drum Circle | Berkeley
Sacred Stream holds drumming circles four times a year on the Solstice and Equinox to honor the season and to focus on healing for the community and the earth. Free, but an RSVP is required. The focus of these circles is on healing for individuals, the community, and ...

Monday, March 25

Free “Little Gem” Belgian Waffle Day | Walnut Creek
Monday, March 25 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to the public until supplies last
| Capital One Cafe (Walnut Creek)
Free "Little Gem" Belgian Waffle Day | Walnut Creek
On March 25th, join at the Capital One Cafe in Walnut Creek for a free treat from noon-2 pm (while supplies last) courtesy of friends at Little Gem Waffles. No purchase necessary. One per person while supplies last. Please note that this event was submitted to us ...
“Popping the ​Science ​Bubble”: Conversations w/ Cal Scientists | Berkeley
Monday, March 25 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Public Library (Central Branch)
"Popping the ​Science ​Bubble": Conversations w/ Cal Scientists | Berkeley

Join in for a conversation with scientists from Cal. Ever wonder what the scientists at Cal are up to? Now is your chance to find out during a thrilling series of short lectures on cutting-edge research. With new guest lecturers each month, come learn about ...Monthly

Nerd Nite East Bay: NorCal Watersheds, East Bay Vice & Nano-Pics | Oakland
Monday, March 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $8*
*$8 in advance; $10 at the door. Doors at 7 pm; Show at 8 pm
| Club 21
Nerd Nite East Bay: NorCal Watersheds, East Bay Vice & Nano-Pics | Oakland

Nerd Nite East Bay is a monthly lecture-in-a-bar series. They get smart and interesting people, give them lots of free drinks, and put them on stage in front of a couple hundred tipsy nerds. Sometimes it’s funny, sometimes it’s salacious, and it’s always nerdy. Nerd ...Monthly

Free Standup Comedy Night & Pop Up Food | Oakland
Monday, March 25 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but sliding scale donations are requested.
| Starline Social Club
Free Standup Comedy Night & Pop Up Food | Oakland

3/25 Lineup: Kate Willett (Netflix’s The Comedy Lineup) Justin Lucas (Killing My Lobster) Hayden Greif-Neill (Critical Hit) Will Burkart (Mad House Comedy Club) Every Monday

Tuesday, March 26

Last Tuesdays Comedy at The Layover | Oakland
Tuesday, March 26 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
| The Layover
Last Tuesdays Comedy at The Layover | Oakland

Laugh City is a monthly comedy show bringing comedians from HBO, Showtime, Comedy Central and Late Night TV to Oakland every last Tuesday at 8 pm. DJ B.C. spins music after the show. The show takes place at The Layover (1517 Franklin St). 21 and up. Doors open at 7 pm. Free, ...Monthly

“Town Business” Oakland Comedy Night | Every Tuesday
Tuesday, March 26 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP. Otherwise $10 at door.
| Copper Spoon Cocktails & Kitchen
"Town Business" Oakland Comedy Night | Every Tuesday

SF may get most of the press, but Oakland has its own rich comedy scene, so “Town Business” is your weekly Tuesday showcase of some of the town’s best comics from around the Bay in a cool “Golden State Lounge” with comfy couches and a brick fireplace. Many comedians performing ...Every Tuesday

Wednesday, March 27

“Moonlight Comedy”: Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland
Wednesday, March 27 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Uptown Nightclub
"Moonlight Comedy": Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland

Lineup for 3/27: Jon Gab (#HellaFunny) Geneva Rust Orta (Rooster T Feathers Comedy Club) Ben Feldman (Cobb’s Comedy Club) Chap Opitz (Doug Loves Movies) Marcus Williams (Don’t Tell Comedy) Karinda Dobbins (Opener for Dave Chappelle) & Duat Mai (Best of SF) Every Wednesday

Thursday, March 28

Free Scoops at Humphry Slocombe Grand Opening | Berkeley
Thursday, March 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Join for free scoops all day.  $1 Donation is encouraged.
| Humphry Slocombe (Berkeley)
Free Scoops at Humphry Slocombe Grand Opening | Berkeley
SF’s favorite artisanal, unconventional ice cream brand Humphry Slocombe now coming to Berkeley. The day is almost here. You’ve been asking, and Humphry Slocombe is so excited to announce the grand opening of their Berkeley shop on Thursday, March 28th. Join for free scoops all day. We ...

Friday, March 29

Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market, DJs & Off the Grid | Oakland
Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market, DJs & Off the Grid | Oakland

Get your Oakland groove on at Friday Nights @ OMCA – a weekly free outdoor experience with food trucks and music. This is a great community gathering that is most vibrant during March-November when the garden and terraces are open as well as during certain ...Every Friday

Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley
Friday, March 29 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required.
| Grace North Church
Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley

Walk the free labyrinth at Grace North Church in Berkeley with 97 candles lighting the path, while listening to music every last Friday of the month. The Winding Way musicians, an acoustic musical group featuring guitar, violin, cello, mandolin, piano and voice, will play songs from many world religions that inspire ...Monthly

Saturday, March 30

ACLU’s 100th Anniversary Tour & Civil Rights Festival | Oakland
Saturday, March 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
ACLU's 100th Anniversary Tour & Civil Rights Festival | Oakland

As the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) gets ready to turn 100, join them on the road including a two-day stop at Jack London Square in Oakland. Engage with the biggest fights for freedom now. Walk through groundbreaking interactive exhibits. Meet leading activists in civil ...

Tax Aid: Free Professional Tax Help | SF
Saturday, March 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Tax Aid: Free Professional Tax Help | SF

It’s still early in the tax season, but if you file early, not only will the IRS love you and send you flowers (not really), but you’ll get your refund early. The volunteers of Tax Aid will help you file your tax return, so long ...

2019 Ching Ming Festival: Chinese Day of Ancestor Worship | Oakland
Saturday, March 30 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Cemetery
2019 Ching Ming Festival: Chinese Day of Ancestor Worship | Oakland
Ancestor worship is a Chinese tradition that goes back thousands of years. “Ching Ming” or “Remembrance of Ancestors Day” is therefore a key holiday in the Chinese calendar. On this weekend, you may view hundreds of families visiting the cemetery to sweep/clean their ancestors’ graves and ...
Bay Street Free Art & Diversity Wall | Emeryville
Saturday, March 30 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Bay Street Emeryville
Bay Street Free Art & Diversity Wall | Emeryville

Be a part of the first ever Bay Street Art Wall to celebrate love and diversity through artistic expression. Free to participate, all ages are invited to visit Bay Street on Saturdays to paint 12” x 12” acrylic tiles, with images that visually demonstrate diversity. ...

2019 The Crucible’s Open House: Glass Blowing & Live Fire Demo | Oakland
Saturday, March 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Crucible
2019 The Crucible's Open House: Glass Blowing & Live Fire Demo | Oakland
Join The Crucible for their annual Spring Open House for a taste of what you can create in the fine and industrial arts. With inspiring and educational demonstrations in nineteen departments, including Neon, Ceramics, Glass Blowing, Blacksmithing, Welding, and more, you will walk away with greater ...
2019 The Crucible’s Spring Open House: Glass Blowing & Live Fire Demo | Oakland
Saturday, March 30 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*This event is free and open to the general public. All are welcome.
| The Crucible
2019 The Crucible's Spring Open House: Glass Blowing & Live Fire Demo | Oakland
Join the most hands-on Spring Open House yet. There will be free hands-on activities in indigo dyeing, leather working, stone working, and ceramics, plus inspiring and educational exhibitions in Neon, Glass Blowing, Blacksmithing, Welding, and so many others. With two live fire demonstrations, a curated art ...
Free Paella Day | Walnut Creek
Saturday, March 30 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to the public while supplies last.
| Capital One Cafe (Walnut Creek)
Free Paella Day | Walnut Creek
In honor of National Paella Day, which falls on 3/27, swing by the Capital One Cafe on 3/30/19 to enjoy some complimentary Paella on the house, in celebration of National Paella day. A lunch date with your friendly neighborhood bank…we wouldn’t have it any other way. Will ...