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Thursday, October 17

“Pete Escovedo Day” Celebration | Oakland
Thursday, October 17 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free and open to the public.
| Latham Square
“Pete Escovedo Day” Celebration | Oakland
On Thursday, October 17, Mayor Libby Schaaf will proclaim “Pete Escovedo Day” in the City of Oakland. The proclamation will be given out during the 3rd Thursday at Latham Square event, a family friendly concert series that runs every Thursday from May until October. This ...
Win Tix: Oakland’s 2019 “Autumn Lights” Festival | Lake Merritt
Thursday, October 17 – 6:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*$20 Adv / $25 Door. Youth (ages 6-17) - $7 Adv /$10 Door. Free for children below 5.
| The Gardens at Lake Merritt
Imagine yourself immersed in acres of lush gardens illuminated with nearly 50 mesmerizing, larger-than-life art and lighting installations created by Bay Area artists from tiny clay pottery lanterns to massive Burning Man pieces. This enchanting and surreal festival runs three nights only, October 17-19, 2019. > Get Tickets – ...

20% Off: “Disney on Ice” at Oracle Arena | Oakland
20% Off: "Disney on Ice" at Oracle Arena | Oakland
Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment, an action-packed ice spectacular that whisks audiences on a captivating adventure to four magical locations from Cars, Toy Story, The Little Mermaid and be whisked away to a winter wonderland with Frozen. > Tickets Start at $15 – Save ...
The Underground: Stand-Up Comedy at Oakstop | Oakland
The Underground: Stand-Up Comedy at Oakstop | Oakland

10/17 Lineup: Ben Del Castillo (Rooster T Feathers, SJ Improv) Drew Harmon (SF Sketchfest, Cobbs, Punchline, I Think I’d Be Good at That) Ryan Goodcase (World Series Of Comedy Champion 2019, SF Sketchfest, Cobbs, Punchline) Julie Ash (Hellafunny, SF Sketchfest, Cobbs, Punchline) Every Thursday

Free Monthly Outdoor Movie Night | Oakland
Thursday, October 17 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*FREE with RSVP or $6 at the door
| Forage Kitchen
Free Monthly Outdoor Movie Night | Oakland

Hang out under the stars, watch a movie, have a drink, and eat some snacks. You can’t ask for much more on a weeknight. Third Thursdays Outdoor Movie Nights Every 3rd Thursday | 7 to 10:30 pm Forage Kitchen, 478 25th St., Oakland FREE with ...Monthly

Oakland Art Library Open House | East Bay
Thursday, October 17 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, with an RSVP
| Trending Inn
Oakland Art Library Open House | East Bay

The Oakland Art Library has opened with its first event on April 2019. On the 3rd Thursday of each month the library will open its doors again to those who RSVP for free. Each library event will include music, drinks, community, and of course, lots ...Monthly

Friday, October 18

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

10/18 Lineup: Kaseem Bentley (The Set-Up, Cheaper Than Therapy, SF Sketchfest, Clusterfest, Cobbs, Punchline) Caleb Lush (Don’t Tell, Cobbs, Punchline) Shannon Murphy (SJ Improv, Rooster T Feathers, SF Sketchfest, Cobbs, Punchline) Red Scott (Night Life On Mars, The Set-Up, Cheaper than Therapy, Cobbs, Punchline) John Gallagher (Nightlife On Mars, The ...Every Friday

Saturday, October 19

25th Annual Days of the Dead Community Celebration | Oakland Museum of California
Saturday, October 19 – All Day | Cost: $13*
*Free for OMCA members. Pre Sale: $13 adult admission / $8 seniors / $9 youth
| Oakland Museum of California
25th Annual Days of the Dead Community Celebration | Oakland Museum of California

Join as OMCA comes alive for the 25th annual community celebration honoring Days of the Dead traditions. Craft activities, tasty food, dance groups, live music, colorful ofrendas, and ceremonia bring the community together for this healing tradition. Celebrate this special two-day Días de los Muertos ...

3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland
Saturday, October 19 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (Oakland)
3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland

Every third Saturday, the Oakland Art Murmur presents a free guided walking tour based on a different theme each tour. Tours take place on the third Saturday of each month and are led by prominent Oakland gallery directors, curators, writers, and artists. You may check their website ...Monthly

“Cat People” Comedy Show & Free Pizza | Oakland
Saturday, October 19 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $10 | The Layover
"Cat People" Comedy Show & Free Pizza | Oakland

Cat People is a stand-up comedy show for cat lovers by cat lovers. Every third Saturday at Layover – now, until infinity. Oh and there’s free pizza. Yum. Tickets are $10. Doors open at 6:30 pm; show starts at 7 pm. Feel free to bring ...Monthly

Sunday, October 20

25th Annual Days of the Dead Community Celebration | Oakland Museum of California
Sunday, October 20 – All Day | Cost: $13*
*Free for OMCA members. Pre Sale: $13 adult admission / $8 seniors / $9 youth
| Oakland Museum of California
25th Annual Days of the Dead Community Celebration | Oakland Museum of California

Join as OMCA comes alive for the 25th annual community celebration honoring Days of the Dead traditions. Craft activities, tasty food, dance groups, live music, colorful ofrendas, and ceremonia bring the community together for this healing tradition. Celebrate this special two-day Días de los Muertos ...

5th Annual Pop-Up Beer Garden | Oakland
Sunday, October 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Admission to the garden is free. Food & drinks for sale.
| Cohen Bray House
5th Annual Pop-Up Beer Garden | Oakland
That’s right folks, we have been doing this for 5 years now and we can’t wait to celebrate with you by drinking a beer (or other non-alcoholic beverage) under the centuries old elms at the Cohen Bray House and Oaktree Farm. Come enjoy tacos, micro brews, ...
Free Youth Community Day: AfroComicCon 2019 | Oakland
Sunday, October 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Registration Required
| Dept. of Make Believe and Chapter 510
Free Youth Community Day: AfroComicCon 2019 | Oakland
This event is free and open to youth and families. “BLAM” stands for (Black, Latino, Asian, Manifested) presents the third annual AfroComicCon, is an educational Free comic con event, for youth and families. This event is a comic book, art, writing and film convention, which ...
Win Tix: 1st Annual Oakland Comedy Festival with Amy Miller | Oakland
Sunday, October 20 – 7:30 pm | Cost: WIN*
*$15 Standing / $30 Seated
| Original Pattern Brewing Co.
From October 16-20, Oakland Comedy Festival will bring serious laughs to the Town. It is a 5-day, 30+ events at 12 local venues featuring 100+ comedians, jokesters, and laugh makers from across the Bay and beyond. > Get Tickets – $15 Standing / $30 Seated (21+) The ...

Monday, October 21

Free Standup Comedy Night & Pop Up Food | Oakland
Monday, October 21 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but sliding scale donations are requested.
| Starline Social Club
Free Standup Comedy Night & Pop Up Food | Oakland

10/21 Line up: CJ Toledano (House of Highlights) Samantha Gilweit (Cheaper Than Therapy) Butch Escobar (SF Sketchfest) Richard Raya (Los Tristes) Every Monday

Tuesday, October 22

Win Tix: Indie Rock Multi-instrumentalist: Andrew Bird | Fox Theater
Tuesday, October 22 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Fox Theater
Andrew Bird is an internationally acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, whistler, and songwriter who picked up his first violin at the age of four and spent his formative years soaking up classical repertoire completely by ear. Since beginning his recording career in 1997, Bird has released 13 ...
“Town Business” Oakland Comedy Night | Every Tuesday
Tuesday, October 22 – 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, October 23

“Moonlight Comedy”: Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland
Wednesday, October 23 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Uptown Nightclub
"Moonlight Comedy": Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland

Lineup for 10/23 Adam Pearlstein (SF Punchline, Cobb’s Comedy Club) Marcus Williams (Comedy Central’s Clusterfest) Orion Levine (Laughs on Tap) Joey Avery (SF Punchline, Cobb’s Comedy Club) Frankie Marcos (SF Punchline, Cobb’s Comedy Club) Shanti Charan (SF Punchline, Cobb’s Comedy Club) Cameron Vannini (SF Punchline, Cobb’s Comedy Club) Every Wednesday

Thursday, October 24

The Underground: Stand-Up Comedy at Oakstop | Oakland
The Underground: Stand-Up Comedy at Oakstop | Oakland

From the Basement of Oakstop, in the heart of downtown, comes The Underground every Thursday from October. 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 at 7. Tickets ...Every Thursday

Friday, October 25

Bay Area Science Festival: Community Creek Zoo Adventure | Oakland
Friday, October 25 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Some events may require an RSVP or have other restrictions.
| Arroyo Viejo Creek
Bay Area Science Festival: Community Creek Zoo Adventure | Oakland
Come spend an afternoon exploring the pristine Arroyo Viejo Creek and discovering the many wild species of plants and animals that live in the wild spaces within our own urban community. Learn how to submit your wildlife pictures to help exciting citizen/community projects being conducted ...
Friday Nights at OMCA: Halloween Festive Dance Party & Live Music | Oakland
Friday Nights at OMCA: Halloween Festive Dance Party & Live Music | Oakland

Get ready for Halloween, OMCA-styl. Don your favorite costume and practice your best moves for a festive dance party. Get crafty with hands-on activities for kids and enjoy a lineup of live music and dance from local performers that changes weekly. Bring friends and family for ...Every Friday

Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland
Friday, October 25 – 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 ...

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

Comedy Soup is Oakland’s very own little Stand-Up house show that features top local and touring comics, complimentary Wine and popcorn and musical guests from a variety of styles. The show is free with RSVP, there is a suggested donation of $10 per person. Feel ...Every Friday

Saturday, October 26

Last of 2019: Free Oakland Summer Walking Tour | Old Oakland
Last of 2019: Free Oakland Summer Walking Tour | Old Oakland

Old Oakland Tour: Walk through what was once the western terminus of the Transcontinental Railroad. Formerly Oakland’s bustling downtown district in the days of railroads and streetcars, this area’s grand, brick, commercial Victorian buildings, now restored, continue to thrive as offices, galleries and eateries. Visit ...

2019 DogFest Bay Area: Halloween Doggy Festival | Oakland
Saturday, October 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
2019 DogFest Bay Area: Halloween Doggy Festival | Oakland
Join for DogFest Bay Area and Boo on Saturday, October 26th at 11 am. Bark, Brews + Bites, a family- and dog-friendly festival benefiting Canine Companions for Independence. The Halloween-themed, dog-centric festival is a blast for the whole family, even the dogs. Bring your furry friends ...