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Saturday, February 1

2020 Lunar New Year Celebration: Martial Arts & Lion Dance Show | Berkeley
Saturday, February 1 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Fourth Street (Berkeley)
2020 Lunar New Year Celebration: Martial Arts & Lion Dance Show | Berkeley
Join the most favorite events of the year, the Lunar New Year Festival in celebration of Year of the Rat. Rain or shine, this is a family friendly, authentic, celebratory, exciting and funny event. 2020 Schedule: Noon-1 pm: Martial arts performances by Golden Lion Martial Arts 1:15 pm-2 ...
First Caturday at Lake Merritt: Outdoor Cat-napping & Socializing | Oakland
Saturday, February 1 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Lakeside Park
First Caturday at Lake Merritt: Outdoor Cat-napping & Socializing | Oakland

First Caturday is a day to reclaim the glory of the outdoors for our feline friends. It is a day for delightful outdoor cat-napping and socializing.  It is where you can freely exchange information, friendship, and joy to help make our cats happy and healthy. ...Monthly

Immersive Audiovisual Presentation on Popular Music Genres | Alameda
Saturday, February 1 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Alameda Free Library
Immersive Audiovisual Presentation on Popular Music Genres | Alameda
Join us for a humorous, highly immersive, and historically accurate hour that uncovers the African-American roots of popular music genres that appear to be free of African-Americans. Utilizing a rich audiovisual presentation, Mark Montgomery French reveals the sonic secrets behind African-Americans’ cultural invisibility within the ...
Art of the African Diaspora’s Satellite Exhibit | Richmond
Saturday, February 1 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bridge Storage and ArtSpace
Art of the African Diaspora's Satellite Exhibit | Richmond
Bridge ArtSpace Gallery will host a satellite exhibit of the group show Art of the African Diaspora. The main exhibit is at the Richmond Art Center. Bridge will display and host the work of artists Elishes Cavness, Lottye Clayton, Carla Golder, Steve Hurst, Jennifer Lockette, Elmarise ...
$13 Tix: Monster Energy AMA Supercross | Oakland Coliseum
Saturday, February 1 – 5:00 pm | Cost: $13*
*Use promo code BIKE to access $13 tickets (not valid day of event), usually $20
| Oakland Alameda County Coliseum
$13 Tix: Monster Energy AMA Supercross | Oakland Coliseum
Part aerial excitement, part high-speed chase, Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, is comprised of 17 heart-stopping races inside the most recognizable and prestigious stadiums in North America. > Get Tickets – $13 – Use promo code BIKE to access $13 tickets (not valid day ...
Spontaneous Storytelling & Free Drinks Night | Oakland
Spontaneous Storytelling & Free Drinks Night | Oakland

It’s a storytelling event where the point is to meet each other. At this one-of-a-kind, participatory event, you’ll have a chance to meet cool people as well as listen to real-life stories without notes or scripts. Tell your friends, bring a girlfriend or a wingman, ...Monthly

Chinese New Year Celebration: Performances & Potluck Dinner | Oakland
Saturday, February 1 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring a dish to share.
| The Taoist Center
Chinese New Year Celebration: Performances & Potluck Dinner | Oakland
Gong Hay Fat Choy. Celebrate Chinese New Year with a potluck dinner. The Taoist Center is hosting a Chinese New Year’s Potluck Dinner & Celebration featuring Dr. Feng’s Amazing Talent Show, on February 1, 2020 at 6:30 pm. Come and share a dish and enjoy the entertainment, red ...
Craft Comedy Night: “Best of the East Bay” | Oakland
Saturday, February 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Tickets are general admission. Seating is limited. Arrive early.
| Federation Brewing
Craft Comedy Night: "Best of the East Bay" | Oakland

Check out one of Oakland’s hottest free standup shows. Craft Comedy features some of the best comedians in The Bay as well as touring guests from Comedy Central, Vice, Sketchfest, Conan, Netflix and more. All in a cool and intimate space. It’s always an exciting ...Monthly

Sunday, February 2

$5 First Sundays | Oakland Museum of California
Sunday, February 2 – 10:00 am | Cost: $5*
* Suggested donation of $5 for GA/ additional $5 fee for access to special exhibitions
| Oakland Museum of California
$5 First Sundays | Oakland Museum of California

The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) brings together collections of art, history and natural science under one roof to tell the extraordinary stories of California and its people. As the only museum to focus entirely on the art and history of California, the diverse collections ...Monthly

Bank of America’s “Free Museum Day” | SF & Bay Area
Bank of America's "Free Museum Day" | SF & Bay Area

Holders of Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, or U. S. Trust cardholders (credit cards and debit cards) get free admission to seven Bay Area museums, two Sacramento museums and to more than 220 cultural institutions nationwide, for the first full weekend each month including the de ...Monthly

2020 Lunar New Year Festival | Oakland
Sunday, February 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Oakland Asian Cultural Center
2020 Lunar New Year Festival | Oakland

OACC is celebrating the Year of the Rat with live performances and fun activities for the whole family in the heart of Oakland Chinatown. Our celebration also features a special appearance by Emmy Award-winning Vietnamese artist, Vanessa Van-Anh Vo. Lunar New Year Celebration Sunday, February ...

Awesöme Orchestra: Groundhog Day | Berkeley
Sunday, February 2 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required; donations are welcome.
| Sports Basement (Berkeley)
Awesöme Orchestra: Groundhog Day | Berkeley
Will Winter continue to drag on, or are we getting an early Spring? Come join Awesöme Orchestra for Session 73: Groundhog Day on Sunday, February 2 from 11:00–2:00pm at Sports Basement in Berkeley to find out! We’ll ask you to channel your inner Bill Murray for ...
Cuban Rumba Jam: Play, Sing, Dance & Enjoy | Berkeley
Sunday, February 2 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are encouraged.
| La Peña Cultural Center
Cuban Rumba Jam: Play, Sing, Dance & Enjoy | Berkeley

This free, participatory event has been a staple at La Peña Cultural Center for 12 years due to its incredible fun, and recurs every 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month. Come enjoy the Afro-Cuban folkloric drums, dances, and songs of rumba. Rumba is the ...Monthly

Super Bowl 2020 at The New Parkway Theater | Oakland
Sunday, February 2 – 3:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*$15 general admission / $13 for students & seniors
| The New Parkway
Super Bowl 2020 at The New Parkway Theater | Oakland
Come on out to enjoy the Super Bowl on the big, big screen in Oakland’s second living room. $15 reserves you a seat. Food and more drinks will be available for purchase from the kitchen. Have all the blood, sweat, and cheers on the giant silver screen ...
30-Foot Wide HD Screen: Super Bowl in a Movie Theater | East Bay
Sunday, February 2 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Doors open at 2:30 pm.
| Vine Cinema
30-Foot Wide HD Screen: Super Bowl in a Movie Theater | East Bay
Watch the Super Bowl on the 30 feet wide HD screen in the East Bay. Seating for over 200 people at this Livermore movie theater with tables and couches. In 2015, The Vine Cinema offered a wine and alehouse section on their menu with both food and ...
Final Day: LumiNight Lantern Festival | Pleasanton
Sunday, February 2 – 5:00 pm | Cost: $18*
*Early bird tickets is $18 from 10/17 until 11/10. Afterwards, tickets go back to regular admission at $26.
| Alameda County Fairgrounds (Pleasanton Ave.)
Final Day: LumiNight Lantern Festival | Pleasanton

Welcome to the wonderful of LumiNight: a walking safari through scenes from our magical planet revealed by immersive life-sized, and larger-than-life lantern sculptures created by Chinese artisans that includes a Forest of a Million Lights, dinosaurs, Chinese Zodiac animals, the Great Barrier Reef, the story ...

Monday, February 3

Free Standup Comedy Night & Pop Up Food | Oakland
Monday, February 3 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but sliding scale donations are requested.
| Starline Social Club
Free Standup Comedy Night & Pop Up Food | Oakland

Comedians Irene Tu and Andrew Orolfo bring you the best local and nationally touring stand-up comedians to Starline Social Club’s intimate comedy room. Rotating pop up food vendors will be selling delicious food before every show. Past surprise guests include: Michael Che (SNL), Hannibal Buress, ...Every Monday

Tuesday, February 4

$2 Tuesday Bowling Specials | Diablo Valley Bowl
Tuesday, February 4 – All Day | Cost: $2 | Diablo Valley Bowl
$2 Tuesday Bowling Specials | Diablo Valley Bowl

Having a fun night out with family and friends shouldn’t cost you an arm and a leg. That’s why we offer great prices and daily specials on bowling, food, and fun. $2 Tuesday Bowling Specials | All Day Diablo Valley Bowl, 1500 Monument ...Every Tuesday

Free Admission Day at the Bedford Gallery | East Bay
Tuesday, February 4 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bedford Gallery
Free Admission Day at the Bedford Gallery | East Bay

Come to Bedford Gallery and find the works of historic, modern, and contemporary artists. The Gallery is dedicated to providing the public with opportunities to learn about visual arts through public programs that are varied, accessible, challenging, and educational. Its mission is to provide exhibitions ...Monthly

First Tuesdays Free Comedy Showcase & Happy Hour | The Layover
Tuesday, February 4 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| The Layover
First Tuesdays Free Comedy Showcase & Happy Hour | The Layover

Every month, First Tuesdays Comedy brings you a lineup of comedians from HBO, Showtime, Comedy Central and late night TV – for free. Throw in happy hour drink specials until show time, and you’ve got one fun night. Catch a lineup of great comedians from top clubs. ...Monthly

“Town Business” Oakland Comedy Night | Every Tuesday
Tuesday, February 4 – 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 ...

Wednesday, February 5

Free First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Wednesday, February 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Free First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden

Enjoy free admission to the UC Botanical Garden on the first Wednesday of every month month from 9 am to 5 pm year round. Established in 1890, the Garden, which is open to the public year round, has over 13,000 different kinds of plants from ...Monthly

Free Drop-In Tax Help | Oakland
Wednesday, February 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Oakland Public Library (Main Branch)
Free Drop-In Tax Help | Oakland

The Oakland Public Library and the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) are partnering to offer free tax assistance to residents at select libraries during the 2020 tax season. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns between Feb 5, ...

“Rainbow Family Night”: LGBTQ Parents Support Group | Berkeley
"Rainbow Family Night": LGBTQ Parents Support Group | Berkeley

LGBTQ parents are invited to join their facilitated support group to connect, share experiences, swap tips, and discuss issues relevant to their families, while kids have a great time playing in the Habitot Children’s Museum. Rainbow Family Night takes place on the first Wednesday of ...Monthly

“Chisholm 72: Unbought & Unbossed” Documentary Film Viewing | Oakland
Wednesday, February 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Dimond Branch Library
"Chisholm 72: Unbought & Unbossed" Documentary Film Viewing | Oakland
February’s film is Chisholm ’72: Unbought & Unbossed, a documentary about Brooklyn Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm and her 1972 campaign for the the Democratic Party presidential nomination.