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Monday, January 27

Krispy Kreme’s Final “Free Mini Doughnut Monday” of 2020 | Bay Area
Monday, January 27 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free every Monday in January 2020 from 4 pm to 7 pm.
| San Francisco Bay Area
Krispy Kreme's Final "Free Mini Doughnut Monday" of 2020 | Bay Area

Did you know a small cheat is proven to help keep your New Year’s resolutions on track? Krispy Kreme’s New Minis are the tastiest solution for your resolution. Four of your favorites doughnut flavors are now available in mini form – The Original Glazed ®, ...Every Monday

Nerd Nite East Bay: Digital Immortality & New Synthetic Biology | Oakland
Monday, January 27 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $8*
*$8 in advance; $10 at the door. Doors at 7 pm; Show at 8 pm
| The Uptown Nightclub
Nerd Nite East Bay: Digital Immortality & New Synthetic Biology | 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

John Hanrahan Quartet Plays Wayne Shorter’s JuJu | Oakland
Monday, January 27 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $19 | Yoshi's Jazz Club (Oakland)
John Hanrahan Quartet Plays Wayne Shorter's JuJu | Oakland
Yoshi’s is pleased to welcome back the John Hanrahan Quartet with Andrew Dixon, performing Wayne Shorter’s JuJu album in its entirety. The John Hanrahan Quartet has been playing together in Chicago and around the globe for over 20 years. Many Central Coast jazz fans will ...
Free Standup Comedy Night & Pop Up Food | Oakland
Monday, January 27 – 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, January 28

$2 Tuesday Bowling Specials | Diablo Valley Bowl
Tuesday, January 28 – 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

“Popping the ​Science ​Bubble”: Conversations w/ Cal Scientists | Berkeley
Tuesday, January 28 – 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

Comedy Oscar: Free Stand-Up Comedy & Popcorn | Oakland
Tuesday, January 28 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Tacos Oscar
Comedy Oscar: Free Stand-Up Comedy & Popcorn | Oakland

A free stand-up comedy show at Tacos Oscar, Oakland’s hottest new Taco spot. at 7 pm, come watch the Bay Area’s best stand-up comedians for free. Free popcorn, and different pop-up food vendors every week! Hosted by Hayley Beacon and Jordan Thewlis.Every Tuesday

Last Tuesdays Comedy at The Layover | Oakland
Tuesday, January 28 – 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, January 28 – 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, January 29

“Moonlight Comedy: No Cover Comedy & Karaoke Night | Oakland
Wednesday, January 29 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donation of $10-20 per audience member is recommended and appreciated.
| The Uptown Nightclub
"Moonlight Comedy: No Cover Comedy & Karaoke Night | Oakland

Moonlight Comedy is a live stand up comedy showcase featuring the best local and traveling comedians from around the country About this Event Each week features the best local and traveling comedians from around the country as seen on Late Night, Comedy Central, HBO and ...Every Wednesday

Friday, January 31

Final Day: Dunkin’s Free Oatmilk Latte | Bay Area
Friday, January 31 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE | Dunkin Donuts (Bay Area)
Final Day: Dunkin’s Free Oatmilk Latte | Bay Area

Calling all oatmilk lovers: Dunkin’ is bringing a whole new way to add a little creamy to your day. This spring Dunkin’s new Oatmilk Latte is comin’ in hot (or iced!) to restaurants nationwide. Made from rich, handcrafted espresso and creamy oatmilk, this new drink offers ...

Applebee’s $1 Vodka Rum Frostbite | Final Day
Friday, January 31 – All Day | Cost: $1 | Applebee's (Participating Locations)
Applebee's $1 Vodka Rum Frostbite | Final Day

There’s no denying it – it’s cold outside. But Applebee’s®locations across thecountryare giving guests a reason to embrace the cold and the start of 2020 with the latest Neighborhood Drink of the Month. Starting today and for the rest of January, guests can enjoy a taste of ...

Berkeley Restaurant Week 2020 | Final Day
Berkeley Restaurant Week 2020 | Final Day

The 8th Annual Berkeley Restaurant Week is right around the corner. Starting Tuesday, January 21 and running through Friday, January 31, 2020, restaurants across Berkeley will offer special-value prix fixe menus for $25, $30 or $40. Discover new places, or revisit favorites that share Berkeley’s ...

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, January 31 – 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

Downtown Oakland Comedy Night | Every Friday
Friday, January 31 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP (otherwise it's $10 at door) - Donations greatly appreciated.
| Era Art Bar & Lounge
Downtown Oakland Comedy Night | Every Friday

HellaFunny Presents the newest comedy showcase in the entire Bay Area with “Downtown Oakland Comedy Night” Located in the Heart of Downtown Oakland, DTO Comedy Night will showcase the most hilarious and dopest established talent that the city of Oakland has to offer. ...Every Friday

Saturday, February 1

All of SF’s Free Monthly Museum Days | February 2020
Saturday, February 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Details vary for each museum and cultural institution
| All Over the Bay Area
All of SF's Free Monthly Museum Days | February 2020
Whether the economy is strong or sour, most of the museums in San Francisco and the Bay Area throw their doors open once a month to allow free admission to all comers. Generally on the first Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday of each month, these free days ...
Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, February 1 – 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, February 1 – 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

“Healthy Parks Healthy People”: Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area
Saturday, February 1 – 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

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

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 ...
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