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Tuesday, October 1

First Tuesdays Free Comedy Showcase & Happy Hour | The Layover
Tuesday, October 1 – 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

Wednesday, October 2

Free First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Wednesday, October 2 – 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

Jack London Square Waterfront | Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours
Jack London Square Waterfront | Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours

The images of author Jack London will surround you as you tour the historic square and waterfront. Visit a turn-of-the-century wholesale produce district still in operation and see the USS Potomac, the restored yacht of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Tour begins at 10 am at ...

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 ...

“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

“Moonlight Comedy”: Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland
Wednesday, October 2 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Uptown Nightclub
"Moonlight Comedy": Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland

Moonlight Comedy is a live stand up comedy showcase taking place under the stars in the outdoor patio, in the heart of downtown Oakland, at The Uptown. Dress warmly; they’ve got a couple of patio heaters to help keep you toasty. Each week features some of ...Every Wednesday

Hometown Free Comedy Night & Happy Hour | Emeryville
Wednesday, October 2 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with an RSVP
| Hometown Heroes
Hometown Free Comedy Night & Happy Hour | Emeryville

Come for the comedy and stay to take a picture with the legendary “What’s My Favorite Word?” Hometown Comedy is a free monthly stand up comedy show. It’s the only show in the Bay Area in a venue with artwork dedicated to Too Short and ...Monthly

Bowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay
Wednesday, October 2 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Clayton Valley Bowl
Bowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay

The first Wednesday of every month brings you a hilarious comedy show to the Lounge at Clayton Valley Bowl in Concord. Mires like Fires presents has become one of best East Bay stand up comedy showcases around. The show features a different lineup of talented ...Monthly

Thursday, October 3

Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum | East Bay
Thursday, October 3 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to galleries. Film programs are excluded
| Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive
Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum | East Bay

The UC Berkeley Art Museum is the visual arts center of the University of California, Berkeley. Through art and film programs, collections, and research resources, the University aspires to be locally connected and globally relevant, engaging audiences from the campus, community, and beyond. Through art and ...Monthly

The Underground: Stand-Up Comedy at Oakstop | Oakland
Thursday, October 3 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Free Pizza & Beer provided, Admission free to Oakstop members.
| Oakstop
The Underground: Stand-Up Comedy at Oakstop | Oakland

From the Basement of Oakstop, in the heart of downtown, comes The Underground every 3rd Thursday from June to August. See some of the best comics from the Bay Area and beyond in an intimate setting. Show is From 7:30 till 9, with doors opening ...Every Thursday

Free Rooftop Stargazing Party “Astro Night” | UC Berkeley
Thursday, October 3 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Campbell Hall (UC Berkeley)
Free Rooftop Stargazing Party "Astro Night" | UC Berkeley

Astro Night is UC Berkeley’s free stargazing and lecture event open to the public. Held typically on the first Thursday of the month (during select months, as weather permits), members of the public are invited to take part in guided stargazings using our fleet of telescopes, including ...

Friday, October 4

First Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland
Friday, October 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but there is a $5 suggested donation for the optional potluck lunch.
| Impact Hub Oakland
First Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland

Impact Hub Oakland opens its doors every first Friday for free coworking all day from 9 am to 6 pm. Be productive and get work done, meet and collaborate with friends, pet a bunny, and enjoy a #SexySalad potluck lunch ($5 suggested donation for Soon-To-Be Members; ...Monthly

FoodieLand Fall Night Market | Oct. 4-6
Friday, October 4 – 3:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 1-Day admission + Coupon Book or $10 3 Day admission + Coupon Book
| Golden Gate Fields
FoodieLand Fall Night Market | Oct. 4-6

Immerse yourself in San Francisco Bay Area’s finest FoodieLand Night Market to eat, drink, shop and play. Featuring over 150 vendors, you’ll experience a variety of amazing foods and drinks, arts, crafts, games, and entertainment in one great location. FoodieLand Night Market is undoubtedly the ...

“Oakland First Fridays” Street Festival
Friday, October 4 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph & 27th
"Oakland First Fridays" Street Festival

Oakland First Fridays is an immersive art and community experience on the first Friday of each month from 5-9p. for five huge blocks on Telegraph Avenue from West Grand to 27th Street. Oakland’s KONO district (Koreatown/Northgate) springs to life with for this event, with galleries, ...Monthly

Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland
Friday, October 4 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required
| Jack London Square
Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland

Take a free 90-minute narrated harbor tour (May to October). Visitors will learn about the Port, its operations and economic impact on the region. Harbor tours provide a unique vantage point because marine terminals are closed to the public. The excursions are a great way to ...

Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, October 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Broadway/Telegraph
Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk

Over 30 Oakland Art Murmur affiliate venues have coordinated openings on the first Friday of every month. Oakland Art Murmur presents a free monthly evening art walk, known as the ‘Art Murmur’, Every first Friday of the month, affiliate venues are open to the public from 6-9 ...Monthly

First Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland
Friday, October 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations for the artists are awesome.
| 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

$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills
Friday, October 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*From 6-10pm enjoy $5 admission to the Center. There is no pre-registration for First Fridays.
| Chabot Space & Science Center
$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills

Enjoy $5 admission to the Chabot Space & Science Center in the Oakland Hills every First Friday of the month from 6-10 pm. $5 admission includes unlimited access to everything from laser and planetarium shows to Night Hikes and Star Stories. Regular admission is $18 ...Monthly

“Batch Made Market” Artisan Food | SF
Friday, October 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Forage Kitchen
"Batch Made Market" Artisan Food | SF

This is your monthly chance to come see and taste what’s cooking at Forage Kitchen. Your favorite chefs are in the kitchen, and you can walk through and taste their favorite new recipes. Plus there’s beer. What could be better? The monthly Batch Made Market ...Monthly

Moonlight Comedy: Free First Friday Comedy Showcase | Oakland
Friday, October 4 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Uptown Nightclub
Moonlight Comedy: Free First Friday Comedy Showcase | Oakland

Moonlight Comedy: Stand Up Under the Stars (First Friday Edition) is a live stand up comedy showcase located in the heart of downtown Oakland. Each month features some of the best local and traveling comedians as seen on Comedy Central, HBO, MTV & Viceland. Please ...Monthly

Free First Fridays Live Music Showcase | The Uptown
Friday, October 4 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Uptown Nightclub
Free First Fridays Live Music Showcase | The Uptown

On the first Friday of every month, The Uptown presents a free live music showcase that celebrates Bay Area artist and musicians. This 10-year-old event highlights bands who they believe deserve your attention. First Fridays Live Music Showcase Every First Friday | 8 pm The ...Monthly

Oakland Critical Mass | First Friday
Friday, October 4 – 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

Saturday, October 5

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, October 5 – 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 5 – 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

Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Uptown & Secret Rooftop Gardens
Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Uptown & Secret Rooftop Gardens

A walking tour of the Uptown District with an emphasis on Art Deco. Tour includes the Paramount Theatre, Historic Sweet’s Ballroom, the Fox Theater and the Kaiser Center roof garden with views of Lake Merritt. Tour begins at 10 am in front of the Paramount ...