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Thursday, May 9

Free Movie Night | Orinda Theatre
Thursday, May 9 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Orinda Theatre
Free Movie Night | Orinda Theatre

The Orinda Theatre hosts a free movie night at 6:30 pm on every second Thursday of the month. Every month showcases a new interesting classic title and sometimes you can catch special guest appearances by actors and film makers. Bring some cash for popcorn and enjoy the show. ...Monthly

Friday, May 10

Art Route Oakland 2019 | May 10-11
Friday, May 10 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | All Over Oakland
Art Route Oakland 2019 | May 10-11

Art Route Oakland is a free, fun activity for all ages held during Oakland Art Month. Visitors will explore art venues throughout the city collecting stamps on their maps to be eligible to win fabulous prizes including $250 to $1,500 good toward original artwork, a ...

2nd Friday Art Walk | Oakland & Alameda
Friday, May 10 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jingletown
2nd Friday Art Walk | Oakland & Alameda

The Second Friday Artwalk is a ad-hoc group of galleries and businesses in the Alameda/Jingletown arts districts to promote art and culture in the community. Select studios, galleries and businesses open their doors to support the local arts from 6-9 PM. Exact locations change month ...Monthly

East Bay Bike Party
Friday, May 10 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (East Bay)
East Bay Bike Party

The East Bay Bike Party is a monthly mobile party for riders of all ages, experience levels, and bike types, to meet, ride, and play together in the streets on the second Friday of the month with upwards of 400 riders usually meeting at an East ...Monthly

Laughs on Tap Free Comedy Night | Ocean View Brew Works
Friday, May 10 – 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

“Comedy Soup”: Music, Comedy, Free Wine & Popcorn | Oakland
"Comedy Soup": Music, Comedy, Free Wine & Popcorn | Oakland

Comedy Soup is Oakland’s DIY comedy show that features a lineup of some of the Bay Area’s best comedians, a new musical act every month, and a hearty helping of free popcorn and wine will be served for every audience member. Show is free with RSVP, there is ...Monthly

2019 Kick Off: Free A’s Post-Game Hip Hop Themed Fireworks Show | Oakland
Friday, May 10 – 9:35 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch the fireworks outside of the Coliseum.
| Oakland Coliseum
2019 Kick Off: Free A’s Post-Game Hip Hop Themed Fireworks Show | Oakland

As soon as the A’s game is over, make sure you’re near the Coliseum to enjoy a spectacular fireworks display over the stadium following the game outside the ballpark approximately three hours after the game starts, whether the A’s win or lose. Sit in awe on the ...

Saturday, May 11

27th Annual Town Wide Yard Sale | Crockett
Saturday, May 11 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE | 2nd & Pomona Ave
27th Annual Town Wide Yard Sale | Crockett
Submitted by the event organizer. The original town wide yard sale with tons of sales all over this quirky little town. Find antiques and collectibles, baby items, furniture and fixtures, car parts, cookware, advertising memorabilia, tools, art and more. There is something for everyone. Purchase your map ...
2019 Season Opener: Free Oakland Walking Tour | Uptown, Lake Merritt & Secret Rooftop Garden
2019 Season Opener: Free Oakland Walking Tour | Uptown, Lake Merritt & Secret Rooftop Garden

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 ...

Free Mother’s Day Special Puppet Show | Berkeley
Saturday, May 11 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Donations are welcome
| Berkeley Covenant Church
Free Mother's Day Special Puppet Show | Berkeley
The famous Ricky Roo and his puppet friends are coming to this stage near you. This Puppet Show is about the most special day of the year, Mother’s Day of course. The story is thought-full and silly at the same time and promises lots of ...
Second Saturday: Family Festive Gathering | Jack London Square
Saturday, May 11 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square

Serving as Jack London Square’s flagship monthly event, Second Saturday is held every second Saturday. This full-scale family event is marketed and promoted by both Wiggins Consulting and Jack London Square. Second Saturday brings in immense audiences as it showcases up to 100 unique vendors, ...Monthly

Art Route Oakland 2019 | May 10-11
Saturday, May 11 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | All Over Oakland
Art Route Oakland 2019 | May 10-11

Art Route Oakland is a free, fun activity for all ages held during Oakland Art Month. Visitors will explore art venues throughout the city collecting stamps on their maps to be eligible to win fabulous prizes including $250 to $1,500 good toward original artwork, a ...

“FirstClass: Departure” DJ Saturday Nights | Oakland
Saturday, May 11 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Miranda
"FirstClass: Departure" DJ Saturday Nights | Oakland

They would like to welcome you to FirstClass: Departure, a monthly series venture dedicated to all musical styles on 2nd Saturdays at the illustrious The Miranda Lounge Oakland, CA. They’ll be curating nights with specific genres, sounds, moods, artists, & more. “FirstClass: Departure” DJ Saturday ...Monthly

Sunday, May 12

Danville Sunday Market | Railroad Center
Danville Sunday Market | Railroad Center

Danville Sunday Market started out by wanting a place where all downtown Danville merchants can put their sale items out for the public in one common place and make it a fun event. Now it is a place for local merchants, artists, vendors etc come ...Monthly

Rockridge Mother’s Day Ice Cream & Gelato Tour | Oakland
Sunday, May 12 – 3:00 pm | Cost: $20*
*$15 for children 12 and younger, $20 for adults
| Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream Parlor & Cafe (Oakland)
Rockridge Mother's Day Ice Cream & Gelato Tour | Oakland
On Mother’s Day, satisfy your sweet tooth with the Rockridge Ice Cream Tour. This one-hour guided walking tour takes kids of all ages through Oakland’s Rockridge area to explore a variety of ice cream desserts—along with a little history as to how we came to ...
Shapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland
Sunday, May 12 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Temescal Art Center
Shapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland

Shapeshifters Cinema is a monthly series featuring experimental filmmakers and video artists presenting moving image work live with accompaniment from musicians and sound artists. Shapeshifters takes place the second Sunday of every month, from 8 to 9 pm (unless otherwise noted) at Temescal Art Center ...Monthly

Monday, May 13

Intro to Personal Safety & Self-Defense Class | Berkeley
Monday, May 13 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Sports Basement (Berkeley)
Intro to Personal Safety & Self-Defense Class | Berkeley

This one hour class provides an introduction to IMPACT Bay Area’s style of empowerment self-defense. In this class students develop intuition, situational awareness, congruent body language and verbal skills to deescalate and deter assault and harassment, as well as learn two simple and effective physical ...Monthly

Free Standup Comedy Night & Pop Up Food | Oakland
Monday, May 13 – 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, May 14

Free Women’s Comedy Night | Oakland
Tuesday, May 14 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but there is a two drink minimum and donations are welcome.
| The Layover
Free Women's Comedy Night | Oakland

Come check out a monthly comedy event at The Layover in Oakland for Women’s Comedy Night hosted by Dominique Gelin and sponsored by Nenna Joiner of Feelmore510. Get your laughs with a few funny ladies on the second Tuesday of every month. There is no cover, ...Monthly

“Town Business” Oakland Comedy Night | Every Tuesday
Tuesday, May 14 – 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 ...Every Tuesday

Wednesday, May 15

Season Launch: Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | City Center
Season Launch: Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | City Center

Turn-of-the-century landmarks alongside modern high-rises are the focus of this tour. Explore the upbeat style of the modern City Center Square and discover a thriving “there” there. Examine symbols of Oakland’s arrival as a modern 20th century metropolis: the Beaux Arts-style City hall and Rotunda ...

Food First Meeting: A World Where People Have Access to Food | Berkeley
Wednesday, May 15 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | La Peña Cultural Center
Food First Meeting: A World Where People Have Access to Food | Berkeley

Food First envisions a world in which all people have access to healthy, ecologically produced, and culturally appropriate food. Their work—including action-oriented research, publications, projects and Food Sovereignty Tours—gives you the tools to understand the global challenges, build your local movement, and engage with the global ...Monthly

East Bay Green Drinks: Free Snacks & Networking | Oakland
Wednesday, May 15 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required.
| Lost & Found
East Bay Green Drinks: Free Snacks & Networking | Oakland

East Bay Green Drinks, started in 2000, and is a monthly community and networking event for people involved in sustainable business, environmental and social causes, local and organic food, green architecture and design, media, communications, education, construction, clean energy and more. Free, but RSVP is ...Monthly

“Moonlight Comedy”: Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland
Wednesday, May 15 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Uptown Nightclub
"Moonlight Comedy": Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland

Lineup for 5/15: Christopher John (SF Punchline, Cobb’s Comedy Club) Lyall Behrens (Hulu) Marcus Williams (Comedy Central’s Clusterfest) Cameron Vannini (SF Punchline, Cobb’s Comedy Club) Chey Bell (Coming or Going) & more! Every Wednesday

Jokelandish: Stand-up Comedy Showcase | Oakland
Wednesday, May 15 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $1*
*$1 with code "funcheapbaby" on Eventbrite; otherwise, it's $5.
| The Hatch
Jokelandish: Stand-up Comedy Showcase | Oakland

Jokelandish is a monthly premier stand-up comedy showcase from co-producers Nicole Calasich (ABC), Chad Opitz, and Brooke Heinichen (This Week In Blackness). Happening every 3rd Wednesday at 8 pm at The Hatch in downtown Oakland, Jokelandish features the best comedians from the Bay Area and ...Monthly