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Wednesday, September 25

Line of Fire: Free Fireside Standup Comedy | Oakland
Wednesday, September 25 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Rockridge Improvement Club
Line of Fire: Free Fireside Standup Comedy | Oakland

Line of Fire is a free, women-run stand-up comedy show in front of the fireplace Oakland’s most eccentric Rockridge bars. Every 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month, comedians Hayley Beacon and Mary Baker bring you the Bay Area and nationally touring best comedians in ...Monthly

Thursday, September 26

Music & Market Summer Concert: Concord’s Queen of Blues | Concord
Thursday, September 26 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Music & Market Summer Concert: Concord's Queen of Blues | Concord

The 30th Annual Music & Market Series returns to Todos Santos Plaza featuring a cream of the crop schedule of Bay Area bands, and one of the best Farmers Markets anywhere in downtown Concord. The Farmers Market is from 4-8 pm with music from 6:30-8 ...

Friday, September 27

Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley
Friday, September 27 – 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

Laughs on Tap Free Comedy Night | Ocean View Brew Works
Friday, September 27 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but bring cash for food & drinks
| Ocean View Brew Works
Laughs on Tap Free Comedy Night | Ocean View Brew Works

Join every 2nd and 4th Friday at Albany’s favorite locally owned microbrewery for Laughs on Tap. A free stand up comedy show featuring the best comedians in the Bay Area and beyond. Laughs on Tap Free Comedy Night Every 2nd & 4th Friday | 7:30 ...Monthly

Saturday, September 28

2019 Northern California Dragon Boat Festival | Lake Merritt
Saturday, September 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Lake Merritt Boathouse
2019 Northern California Dragon Boat Festival | Lake Merritt

Cheer on the fleet of colorful 40-foot dragon boats as teams from all over Northern California race to the beat of Chinese drums on Saturday & Sunday, September 28 & 29, 2019. This two-day, admission-free festival brings a weekend of world-class dragon boat racing, spectacular cultural ...

Oakland Free Guided Walking Tours | Chinatown
Oakland Free Guided Walking Tours | Chinatown

Learn about the contributions of Chinese and other Asian immigrants to the history of both California and the Bay Area. Stroll along sidewalk markets filled with fresh fish as well as exotic fruits and vegetables. View changing displays in the Oakland Asian Cultural Center. 2019 ...

2018 Moraga Pear & Wine Festival | East Bay
Saturday, September 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Moraga Commons Park
2018 Moraga Pear & Wine Festival | East Bay
Join with friends and neighbors for entertainment with DJ RyanO, wine tasting with the Lamorinda Wine Growers Association, pear pies, jumpies, community booths, and more. The Pear Festival features live music, food, children’s activities, and pear recipe contest. Festivities continue from 11 am to 3 pm. Music by ...
1st Annual Jibaro de Hawaii Festival | Union City
Saturday, September 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Registration via Eventbrite
| Pruma Center
1st Annual Jibaro de Hawaii Festival | Union City
Join the Puerto Rican Union of Mutual Aid (PRUMA) for its first annual Jibaro de Hawaii Festival this September 28, 2019 from 11:00 am – 7:00 pm. There will be a Hula dance performance, live music, and DJing honoring the great Puerto Rican cuatro players of ...
4th Annual Native American Day: 20-ft Tipi Tour & Free Crafts | Livermore
Saturday, September 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Bankhead Theater
4th Annual Native American Day: 20-ft Tipi Tour & Free Crafts | Livermore
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center will host its fourth annual Native American Day at the Bankhead Theater Shea Homes plaza. The family friendly event for all ages, offered in association with Livermore’s American Indian Center, will include a tipi tour of a 20-foot Lakota tipi, ...
Playing in the Plaza at the Bay Street | Emeryville
Saturday, September 28 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bay Street Emeryville
Playing in the Plaza at the Bay Street | Emeryville

Playing on the Plaza, Bay Street’s free, live local music series, will continue from July to September with live musical performances every Saturday. From rock and jazz to folk and blues, a different local band will perform every Saturday throughout the summer (June 1 to ...

Town Love Fest 2019: Pop-up Stores, Beers & BBQ | Oakland
Saturday, September 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Good Hop
Town Love Fest 2019: Pop-up Stores, Beers & BBQ | Oakland
Town Love Fest is back! Once again at The Good Hop we are celebrating all things Oakland. We’ll be featuring all the Oakland breweries, both on draft and in cans/bottles. Mexi-Q BBQ will be filling our bellies from 4 pm-8 pm with their scrumptious, East Oakland-based ...
RBHworks Brewery Takeover Tour: Good Beer & Free Art Show | Bay Area
Saturday, September 28 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Epidemic Ales
RBHworks Brewery Takeover Tour: Good Beer & Free Art Show | Bay Area

Come join our us as we take over another brewery tap room, for Round #2 of the RBHworks Brewery Takeover Tour. We have added a couple new local artists, and are super excited to have the excellent Epidemic Brewing as our host. They have excellent ...Monthly

Oakland’s Brand New Waterfront Festival Under the Bay Bridge | 2019
Saturday, September 28 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Judge John Sutter Regional Shoreline
Oakland's Brand New Waterfront Festival Under the Bay Bridge | 2019
Oakland’s brand new waterfront will host FAM Fest, Fall Arts and Music Festival at the Judge John Sutter Regional Shoreline on September 28th from 1 pm to 5 pm. Featuring, interactive arts exhibits, local music and performers. There will be food trucks, beer and wine ...
Free Oakland A’s Kids Tix + Kids Run the Bases | vs. Texas Rangers
Free Oakland A's Kids Tix + Kids Run the Bases | vs. Texas Rangers

The Oakland A’s are in the thick of the playoff hunt and kids can get free tickets all September down the stretch (as long as they attend with one paying adult). Fans ages 12 and younger can attend home games in September free of charge. ...

Free Family Outdoor Movie Night w/ Free Popcorn: “Back to the Future” | Albany
Saturday, September 28 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Intersection of Solano and Cornell
Free Family Outdoor Movie Night w/ Free Popcorn: "Back to the Future" | Albany
Bring a lawn chair and a blanket and join them for a Free Outdoor Movie with free Popcorn Presented by As You Wish Frozen Yogurt. They will close down a portion of Cornell Avenue (cross street Solano Ave) and set up a movie screen. Together with your friends ...

Sunday, September 29

2019 Oakland Dragon Boat Festival | Lake Merritt
Sunday, September 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Lake Merritt Boathouse
2019 Oakland Dragon Boat Festival | Lake Merritt

Cheer on the fleet of colorful 40-foot dragon boats as teams from all over Northern California race to the beat of Chinese drums on Saturday & Sunday, September 28 & 29, 2019. This two-day, admission-free festival brings a weekend of world-class dragon boat racing, spectacular cultural ...

Oakland Cocktail Week 2019: Craft Cocktails at 50+ Venues | Final Day
Sunday, September 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*FREE entry; $7 cocktails; Must be 21+
| All Over Oakland
Oakland Cocktail Week 2019: Craft Cocktails at 50+ Venues | Final Day

Oakland Cocktail Week, September 20-29, 2019, celebrates Oakland’s unique cocktail heritage and community from its loyal patrons to business owners to bartenders and newcomers alike. Over 50 bars and restaurants in Oakland, Alameda and Emeryville will craft a love letter to Oakland through special craft ...

Monday, September 30

Applebee’s $1 Adios | Final Day
Monday, September 30 – All Day | Cost: $1 | Applebee's (Participating Locations)
Applebee's $1 Adios | Final Day

It’s never the right time to say goodbye—or is it? Starting today, and for the whole month of September, participating Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill + Bar restaurants across the country are saying so long to the hot weather with the September Neighborhood Drink of the Month, ...

$2 Bowling All Day Mondays & Tuesdays | Concord
Monday, September 30 – All Day | Cost: $2 | Diablo Valley Bowl
$2 Bowling All Day Mondays & Tuesdays | Concord

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 Bowling All Day Monday & Tuesday & Tuesday | 10 am ...Every Monday

Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
Monday, September 30 – 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: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | 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, September 30 – 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, October 1

All of SF’s Free Monthly Museum Days | October 2019
Tuesday, October 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 | October 2019
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 ...
Free Oakland Walking Tours | Oakland’s Churches & Temples
Free Oakland Walking Tours | Oakland's Churches & Temples

Visit historic places of worship and learn about their architecture and influence on the development of Oakland. Highlighted buildings include First Presbyterian, First Congregational, and First Christian churches as well as Temple Sinai. Tour begins at 10:00 a.m. in front of the First Presbyterian Church, ...

Brand New “Painted Pianos” Musical Art & Live Performance | Walnut Creek
Tuesday, October 1 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Weather Permitting.
| Broadway Plaza
Brand New "Painted Pianos" Musical Art & Live Performance | Walnut Creek

Walnut Creek Downtown is proud to announce a new musical art project called, “Painted Pianos.” Eight pianos will be donated by Steinway Piano Gallery and hand-painted by local artists on site, in downtown Walnut Creek and the Center for Community Arts’ Shadelands campus courtyard. Artists ...

Free Admission Day at the Bedford Gallery | East Bay
Tuesday, October 1 – 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