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Friday, April 3

First Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland
Friday, April 3 – 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

Oakland Critical Mass | First Friday
Friday, April 3 – 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

First Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland
Friday, April 3 – 10:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 cover
| 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

Saturday, April 4

First Saturdays Free Outdoor Boot Camp | Oakland
Saturday, April 4 – 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

POSTPONED: 2020 Cambodian Khmer New Year Festival | Oakland
Saturday, April 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted and an RSVP is requested.
| Peralta Hacienda Historical Park
POSTPONED: 2020 Cambodian Khmer New Year Festival | Oakland
UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been postponed. Join the Oakland’s 9th Annual Khmer Cambodian New Year Celebration. The Khmer community, friends, and allies of Oakland gather to celebrate the national Khmer holiday in an all-day celebration filled with traditional live music, food, dance ...
Free Tax Assistance | Oakland Libraries
Saturday, April 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Oakland Public Library (Main Branch)
Free Tax Assistance | Oakland Libraries

The Oakland Public Library and the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) are partnering to offer free tax assistance to residents at select libraries during the 2020 tax season. Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns between Feb 5, ...

2020 Ching Ming Festival: Chinese Day of Ancestor Worship | Oakland
Saturday, April 4 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Cemetery
2020 Ching Ming Festival: Chinese Day of Ancestor Worship | Oakland
Ancestor worship is a Chinese tradition that goes back thousands of years. “Ching Ming” or “Remembrance of Ancestors Day” is therefore a key holiday in the Chinese calendar. On this weekend, you may view hundreds of families visiting the cemetery to sweep/clean their ancestors’ graves and ...
First Caturday at Lake Merritt: Outdoor Cat-napping & Socializing | Oakland
Saturday, April 4 – 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

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

CANCELED: Craft Comedy Night: “Best of the East Bay” | Oakland
Saturday, April 4 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Tickets are general admission. Seating is limited. Arrive early.
| Federation Brewing
CANCELED: Craft Comedy Night: "Best of the East Bay" | Oakland

Check out one of Oakland’s hottest free standup shows. Craft Comedy features some of the best comedians in The Bay as well as touring guests from Comedy Central, Vice, Sketchfest, Conan, Netflix and more. All in a cool and intimate space. It’s always an exciting ...Monthly

Craft Beers & Free Comedy Night | Oakland
Saturday, April 4 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Federation Brewing
Craft Beers & Free Comedy Night | Oakland

Come celebrate the craft of comedy and beer at Federation Brewing every first Saturday in Oakland’s Jack London Square. For the low, low price of free, you can see some of the best local and nationally touring comics in a cool intimate space. Craft Beers ...Monthly

Sunday, April 5

CANCELED: Oakland Museum of California’s $5 First Sundays | OMCA
Sunday, April 5 – 11:00 am | Cost: $5*
*Suggested donation of $5 for GA/ additional $5 fee for access to special exhibitions
| Oakland Museum of California
CANCELED: Oakland Museum of California's $5 First Sundays | OMCA

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been canceled. Monthly

Monday, April 6

Jazz Search West 2020: Semi-Finals | Berkeley
Monday, April 6 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $20 | Plymouth Jazz & Justice Church
Jazz Search West 2020: Semi-Finals | Berkeley

Jazz Search West 2020, the Bay Area’s Jazz talent search for adults and teens 15 and up, will offer five competitions, a Semi-Final and Grand Finale at Jazz venues in San Francisco and Oakland during February, March and April. Come experience Jazz Search West 2020. ...

Free Standup Comedy Night & Pop Up Food | Oakland
Monday, April 6 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but sliding scale donations are requested.
| Starline Social Club
Free Standup Comedy Night & Pop Up Food | Oakland

4/6 Lineup: Ron Josol (Laugh Factory) Imran G (SF Sketchfest) Hayden Greif-Neill (Critical Hit) Josh Lanzet (The Second City) Every Monday

Tuesday, April 7

First Tuesdays Free Comedy Showcase & Happy Hour | The Layover
Tuesday, April 7 – 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, April 8

“Moonlight Comedy: No Cover Comedy & Karaoke Night | Oakland
Wednesday, April 8 – 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, April 10

2nd Friday Art Walk | Oakland & Alameda
Friday, April 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

Saturday, April 11

Smoakland Sesh: Oakland’s First Cannabis Marketplace | Oakland
Saturday, April 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Smoakland
Smoakland Sesh: Oakland's First Cannabis Marketplace | Oakland

Come join for this historical event on Oakland’s First ever Legal Cannabis Sesh. Come be part of Oakland history. Smoakland is hosting the first ever legal sesh in Oakland, which is a cannabis marketplace where you and your friends can check-out new products at discounted ...