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Tuesday, December 11

Free Women’s Comedy Night | Oakland
Tuesday, December 11 – 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

Wednesday, December 12

8th Annual “Wintersongs” Community Sing-Along | Oakland
Wednesday, December 12 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Nile Hall (Preservation Park)
8th Annual "Wintersongs" Community Sing-Along | Oakland
Join Kitka and a special guest song leader from Bulgaria, Tzvetanka Varimezova, in a celebratory circle of song. Experience the magic of raising your voice to create lush Balkan seasonal harmonies as they were originally intended to be sung by many voices in community. Free, but ...

“Moonlight Comedy”: Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland
Wednesday, December 12 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Uptown Nightclub
"Moonlight Comedy": Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland

Lineup for 12/12: Dan Linley (SF Sketchfest) Matt Gubser (SF Punchline) Drew Harmon (Cobb’s Comedy Club) Irene Tu (SF Sketchfest) Michael Cella (Sacramento Punchline) Rudy Ortiz (KNBR 680, Tommy T’s Comedy Club) & more Every Wednesday

Win Tix: Guitar Hero: Kurt Vile and the Violators | Fox Theater
Wednesday, December 12 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Fox Theater
Ravenously creative songwriter Kurt Vile broke through to mainstream success after years of steadily working on his craft. His laidback and drifting guitar rock took notes from masters like Neil Young, Sonic Youth, and Dinosaur Jr., exploring inventive guitar tones on meditative and often self-reflective ...

Thursday, December 13

MOCHA Pop-up Art & Craft Fair | Oakland
Thursday, December 13 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Museum of Children's Art
MOCHA Pop-up Art & Craft Fair | Oakland
This holiday season Mocha is hosting a pop-up craft fair where local makers, artisans and vendors come together to offer an alternative shopping experience on Thursday, December 13, 2018. Stop by their new location in Oakland City Center on December 13th to support Bay Area artists ...
“Oakland Cuts” Youth Film Debut | The New Parkway
Thursday, December 13 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The New Parkway
"Oakland Cuts" Youth Film Debut | The New Parkway
Three teams of young filmmakers, representing three local community organizations, have each produced a short film about an inspiring individual, group, or movement creating positive change in Oakland. They’ll debut those films at Oakland Cuts, a project being supported by Red Bull Amaphiko that gives wings ...

Friday, December 14

Fairy Winterland: Crafts, Stories & Lights Parade | Children’s Fairyland
Fairy Winterland: Crafts, Stories & Lights Parade | Children's Fairyland
Fairyland celebrates the winter holidays of many cultures: Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, Las Posadas, Diwali, and Chinese New Year. Join for stories, crafts, a festival of lights, and visits from Santa. For one modest admission fee—$12 for each adult and child over the age of 1 ($6 for ...
Friday Nights at OMCA: Winter Fest | Oakland
Friday Nights at OMCA: Winter Fest | Oakland

Celebrate diverse winter traditions reflected in the Bay Area, including Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. Enjoy storytime with the Oakland Public Library, winter-themed activities, strolling carolers, and a special Balinese dance and music performances. Don’t miss special exhibitions The World of Charles and Ray Eames and Cruisin’ ...Every Friday

2nd Friday Art Walk | Oakland & Alameda
Friday, December 14 – 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

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

12/14 Lineup: Jordan Thewlis (Double Standard Tuesdays, Don’t Tell Oakland, The Onion) Ryan Goodcase (Good Suds, the Set-Up, Punchline, Sketchfest) Xander Beltran (HellaFunny, Cobbs) Avila Siegel (Talkies, Witches Brew, Sketchfest) Zorba Hughes (Sinning & grinning, Cheaper than Therapy)   Monthly

Saturday, December 15

The Crucible’s Holiday Gifty Market & Art Demos: Saturday | Oakland
Saturday, December 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Crucible
The Crucible's Holiday Gifty Market & Art Demos: Saturday | Oakland

Dozens of leading artists, craftspeople, and Crucible faculty members will be selling their best hand-made pieces in a holiday celebration of local creative culture. On December 15-16, they’ll have music, food, and drinks for sale, as well as demonstrations of Crucible areas of study. Their themed ...

Oakland’s Free Parking Days for the Holidays | 2018
Oakland's Free Parking Days for the Holidays | 2018

Leave your quarters at home (but bring your watch) and go shopping in Oakland during the holiday season every Saturday between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, plus Plaid Friday. The city of Oakland will offer free off-street parking at city-owned garages and lots to encourage holiday shoppers to check ...Every Saturday

Subrosa Craft Faire | Oakland
Saturday, December 15 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | SubRosa Coffee
Subrosa Craft Faire | Oakland
Join the Holiday Craft Faire featuring local artists, designers and makers. Jewelry, Floral & Wreaths, Illustration, Herbal, Organic Kids Clothing, Ceramics, Wooden Home Goods, Trinkets and more. Tarot Readings from 9 til noon. 2018 Holiday Craft Faire Vendors: Water Sand Stone – Jewelry Charlotte and Daughters – Wreaths ...
1st Annual Oakland SantaCon | 2018
Saturday, December 15 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
1st Annual Oakland SantaCon | 2018
Celebrate the holiday season in the historic Jack London District on Saturday, December 15 from Noon – 5 PM with the first official SantaCon Oakland!! Dress up in a full-on santa costume and have fun. The official rally will take place at Jack London Square around the ...
3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland
Saturday, December 15 – 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

Ugly Sweater Cookie Decorating Party | Oakland
Saturday, December 15 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Mischief
Ugly Sweater Cookie Decorating Party | Oakland
Are you looking for a fun, kid-friendly holidays activity? Look no further. Join on Saturday, December 15th for a fun afternoon of sugar-fueled fun. Wear your ugliest or most festive holiday sweater, and join us in decorating sweater-shaped cookies. They’ll also have festive tunes and hot ...
SantaCon Oakland After Party | Esports Arena
SantaCon Oakland After Party | Esports Arena
When you are ready after SantaCon in Jack London Square, come to ESports Arena for Oakland’s Santa Lounge and After Party with Redbull, Deep Eddy Vodka, and Wachira Wines. This is the season of giving so please bring a donation and/or can goods for Alameda County ...
“Cat People” Comedy Show & Free Pizza | Oakland
Saturday, December 15 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $10 | The Layover
"Cat People" Comedy Show & Free Pizza | Oakland

12/15 Line up: Juan Medina Jeremy Talamantes Amanda Simons Mike Spiegelman Monthly

Sunday, December 16

78th Annual Christmas Bird Walk | Oakland
78th Annual Christmas Bird Walk | Oakland

Help start off Christmas Bird Count Day with a pair of binoculars or some sharp eyes for the Annual Christmas Bird Walk. Every December, hundreds of Bay Area birders take part in Golden Gate Audubon’s Christmas Bird Counts (CBCs) in Oakland and San Francisco. From before dawn ...

The Crucible’s Holiday Gifty Market & Art Demos: Sunday | Oakland
Sunday, December 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Crucible
The Crucible's Holiday Gifty Market & Art Demos: Sunday | Oakland

Dozens of leading artists, craftspeople, and Crucible faculty members will be selling their best hand-made pieces in a holiday celebration of local creative culture. On December 15-16, they’ll have music, food, and drinks for sale, as well as demonstrations of Crucible areas of study. Their themed ...

Monday, December 17

Free Standup Comedy Night & Pop Up Food | Oakland
Monday, December 17 – 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), Jermaine Fowler ...Every Monday

Tuesday, December 18

Tokens: Stand-Up Comedy for Everyone | Oakland
Tuesday, December 18 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*$5 suggested donation, not required
| The Layover
Tokens: Stand-Up Comedy for Everyone | Oakland

Come check out The Layover’s comedy showcase- Tokens. Every 3rd Tuesday of the month with your host Dominique Gelin. It’s a free show and they promise you’ll love it. Get there at 7:30 so you don’t have to fight anyone for a seat. Tokens: Stand-Up ...Monthly

Wednesday, December 19

East Bay Green Drinks: Free Snacks & Networking | Oakland
Wednesday, December 19 – 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, December 19 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Uptown Nightclub
"Moonlight Comedy": Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland

Lineup for 12/19: Lyall Behrens (Hulu) Jesse Hett (SF Sketchfest) Red Scott (Cobb’s Comedy Club) Andrew Orolfo (SF Sketchfest) Shanti Charan (SF Punchline) & more Every Wednesday

Jokelandish: Stand-up Comedy Showcase | Oakland
Wednesday, December 19 – 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