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Friday, October 2

Sublime w/ Rome Drive-In Concert Night at Alameda County Fairgrounds
Friday, October 2 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $300*
*General Admission Vehicle Pass
| Alameda County Fairgrounds
Sublime w/ Rome Drive-In Concert Night at Alameda County Fairgrounds

Enjoy an evening of socially-distanced live music featuring the legendary Sublime With Rome at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. Please note, this event was rescheduled to Friday and Saturday, October 2-3, from the original dates of August 21-22 due to the California wildfires. Tickets for the original ...

Moonlight Comedy: No Cover Comedy & Dance Party | The Uptown
Friday, October 2 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donation of $10-20 per audience member is recommended and appreciated
| The Uptown Nightclub
Moonlight Comedy: No Cover Comedy & Dance Party | The Uptown

Moonlight Comedy is a live stand up comedy showcase featuring the best local and traveling comedians from around the country Moonlight Comedy: No Cover Comedy & Dance Party Every First Friday | 7:30 pm to 9 pm (Dance Party at 9 pm) The Uptown, 1928 ...Monthly

Oakland Critical Mass | First Friday
Friday, October 2 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Oakland Critical Mass | First Friday

Oakland Critical Mass is a monthly group bike ride that takes place every first Friday of the month, which starts at 8 pm at the BikeLink bike lockers at 14th and Broadway, and ends at 23rd and Telegraph where Oakland Art Murmur is underway. Critical Mass is argued ...Monthly

First Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland
Friday, October 2 – 10:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 cover
| Stork Club
First Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland

As Oakland Art Murmur winds down on your Friday night, find your way to the Stork Club on 23rd and Telegraph around 9 pm for the perfectly strange after-party, The First Friday Follies burlesque show, a monthly free event featuring dancing girls, sometimes a creepy little ...Monthly

Saturday, October 3

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, October 3 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Garden admission is free only if you're attending the Sick Plant Clinic.
| UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden

Find out which diseases ail your plants at the free monthly Sick Plant Clinic at the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden happening from 9 am to noon on the first Saturday of the month. Entomologists are also available to identify the pests that are living in your plants. Please cover plants ...Monthly

First Saturdays Free Outdoor Boot Camp | Oakland
Saturday, October 3 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Piedmont Avenue Elementary School Playground
First Saturdays Free Outdoor Boot Camp | Oakland

Featuring a full body cardio, core and strength workout. Classes are free every first Saturday of the month and start promptly at 9 am. All other Saturdays are free for Flex Circuit Gym members. Non member attendees of the boot camps will receive a free ...Monthly

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

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

“Healthy Parks Healthy People”: Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area
Saturday, October 3 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
"Healthy Parks Healthy People": Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area

Enjoy a free, monthly outdoor walk on the first Saturday of every month as part of the “Healthy Parks, Healthy People” program. First Saturday Programs are introductory walking/physical activity programs that occur on the first Saturday of each month throughout the Bay Area. Please note that ...Monthly

Dan Weber’s “Dreaming City” Art Installation
Saturday, October 3 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Manna Gallery
Dan Weber's "Dreaming City" Art Installation

Manna Gallery is pleased to announce “Dreaming City”, a special installation by Dan Weber which will use the entire gallery’s space. The exhibition opens Saturday, September 5, and continues until Saturday, October 24. Gallery hours are 12-5 pm every Saturday. Safety protocols are in place, ...Every Saturday

67th Annual Armenian Bazaar & Food Festival | Oakland
Saturday, October 3 – All Day | Cost: $3*
*From 2019: Kids are free and entry fee is only $3.
| St. Vartan Armenian Armenian Apostolic Church
67th Annual Armenian Bazaar & Food Festival | Oakland

It’s kochari, kebabs and kefir at St. Vartan Armenian Church’s 65th Annual Bazaar & Food Festival on Friday, October 3 and Saturday, October 4 in Oakland. 67th Annual Armenian Bazaar & Food Festival October 3-4, 2020 St. Vartan Armenian Armenian Apostolic Church, 650 Spruce St, Oakland ...

First Caturday at Lake Merritt: Outdoor Cat-napping & Socializing | Oakland
Saturday, October 3 – 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

FoodieLand Night Market | Berkeley
Saturday, October 3 – 3:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 1-Day admission or $10 3-Day admission
| Golden Gate Fields
FoodieLand Night Market | Berkeley

Mark your calendars for FoodieLand Night Market 2020, happening in two exciting locations with a great selection of dates to choose from including the 4th of July weekend and Labor Day weekend. FoodieLand Night Market 2020 is going to take you to a new level of ...

Sublime w/ Rome Drive-In Concert Night at Alameda County Fairgrounds
Saturday, October 3 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $300*
*General Admission Vehicle Pass
| Alameda County Fairgrounds
Sublime w/ Rome Drive-In Concert Night at Alameda County Fairgrounds

Enjoy an evening of socially-distanced live music featuring the legendary Sublime With Rome at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. Please note, this event was rescheduled to Friday and Saturday, October 2-3, from the original dates of August 21-22 due to the California wildfires. Tickets for the original ...

Craft Beers & Free Comedy Night | Oakland
Saturday, October 3 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Federation Brewing
Craft Beers & Free Comedy Night | Oakland

Come celebrate the craft of comedy and beer at Federation Brewing every first Saturday in Oakland’s Jack London Square. For the low, low price of free, you can see some of the best local and nationally touring comics in a cool intimate space. Craft Beers ...Monthly

Craft Comedy Night: “Best of the East Bay” | Oakland
Saturday, October 3 – 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, October 4

Oakland Museum of California’s $5 First Sundays | OMCA
Sunday, October 4 – 11:00 am | Cost: $5*
*Suggested donation of $5 for GA/ additional $5 fee for access to special exhibitions
| Oakland Museum of California
Oakland Museum of California's $5 First Sundays | OMCA

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. Sunday Hours – 11am to 5pm – Please check website as hours may change seasonally Suggested donation ...Monthly

67th Annual Armenian Bazaar & Food Festival | Oakland
Sunday, October 4 – All Day | Cost: $3*
*From 2019: Kids are free and entry fee is only $3.
| St. Vartan Armenian Armenian Apostolic Church
67th Annual Armenian Bazaar & Food Festival | Oakland

It’s kochari, kebabs and kefir at St. Vartan Armenian Church’s 65th Annual Bazaar & Food Festival on Friday, October 3 and Saturday, October 4 in Oakland. 67th Annual Armenian Bazaar & Food Festival October 3-4, 2020 St. Vartan Armenian Armenian Apostolic Church, 650 Spruce St, Oakland ...

FoodieLand Night Market | Final Day
Sunday, October 4 – 3:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 1-Day admission or $10 3-Day admission
| Golden Gate Fields
FoodieLand Night Market | Final Day

Mark your calendars for FoodieLand Night Market 2020, happening in two exciting locations with a great selection of dates to choose from including the 4th of July weekend and Labor Day weekend. FoodieLand Night Market 2020 is going to take you to a new level of ...

Cuban Rumba Jam: Play, Sing, Dance & Enjoy | Berkeley
Sunday, October 4 – 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

Monday, October 5

Free Virtual Starline Comedy | Oakland
Monday, October 5 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but sliding scale donations are requested.
| Starline Social Club
Free Virtual Starline Comedy | Oakland

In response to the current health crisis, the “Free Standup Comedy Night & Pop Up Food ‘ will be presented virtually until further notice. Comedians Irene Tu and Andrew Orolfo bring you the best local and nationally touring stand-up comedians to Starline Social Club’s intimate ...Every Monday

Tuesday, October 6

$2 Tuesday Bowling Specials | Diablo Valley Bowl
Tuesday, October 6 – 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, October 6 – 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, October 6 – 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

$5.50 Drive-In Movie Night in Concord & San Jose
Tuesday, October 6 – 8:30 pm | Cost: $5.50*
*$5.50 for adults on Tuesday nights. Kids are $1.75
| Solano 2 Drive In
$5.50 Drive-In Movie Night in Concord & San Jose

One of the most socially-distant ways to have fun, The West Wind Drive-In theaters in both San Jose and Concord, have reopened for nightly film screenings this week, but with new rules in place to ensure minimal contact. Thanks to Alt105 for letting us know. ...Every Tuesday

Wednesday, October 7

“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