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Sunday, August 19

US Rowing National Championships at Lake Merritt: Final Day | Oakland
Sunday, August 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch
| Lake Merritt
US Rowing National Championships at Lake Merritt: Final Day | Oakland

The city of Oakland and USRowing are excited to host the 2018 USRowing Masters National Championships at Lake Merritt this week, from August 16-19, 2018 (Thursday to Sunday, racing each day from 8 am to 6 pm). USRowing has announced that this event has the ...

Monday, August 20

Free Standup Comedy Night & Pop Up Food | Oakland
Monday, August 20 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but sliding scale donations are requested.
| Starline Social Club
Free Standup Comedy Night & Pop Up Food | Oakland

8/20 Lineup:

Jules Posner (Punch Line)
Adam Pearlstein (Moonlight Comedy)
Chey Bell (SF Sketchfest)
Rashaan Mungo (Copyright Infringement Comedy)

Tuesday, August 21

Tokens: Stand-Up Comedy for Everyone | Oakland
Tuesday, August 21 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*$5 suggested donation, not required
| The Layover
Tokens: Stand-Up Comedy for Everyone | Oakland

8/21 Line up:

Host: Karinda Dobbins
Dauood Naimyar
Chey Bell
Rahul Pandya
Alejandro Ochoa

Wednesday, August 22

Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Uptown, Lake Merritt & Secret Rooftop Gardens
Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Uptown, Lake Merritt & Secret Rooftop Gardens

Uptown to the Lake: 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 ...

“Moonlight Comedy”: Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland
Wednesday, August 22 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Uptown Nightclub
"Moonlight Comedy": Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland

8/22 Lineup:

Walker Glenn (The OD’s)
Arjun Banerjee (SF Sketchfest)
Julie Ash (#HellaFunny)
Butch Escobar (SF Punchline, SJ Improv)

& more.

Friday, August 24

Rooftop Garden Concert: Latin Band | Oakland
Friday, August 24 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Kaiser Center
Rooftop Garden Concert: Latin Band | Oakland

Pack your lunch and come listen to local jazz, rock, and hip hop musicians at the Kaiser Center’s roof garden free concert series from noon to 1 pm, every Friday from June 15 – September 14, 2018. The three acre roof garden at Oakland’s Kaiser Center was conceived as a semi-public park by ...

Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market, DJs & Off the Grid | Oakland
Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market, DJs & Off the Grid | Oakland

Get your Oakland groove on at Friday Nights @ OMCA – a weekly free outdoor experience with food trucks and music along with half-price after-hours museum gallery admission. This is a great community gathering that is most vibrant during March-November when the garden and terraces are ...

Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland
Friday, August 24 – 6:45 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 ...

“Dancing Under the Stars” The Jackson Legacy (Glow Motion Dance) | Jack London Square
Friday, August 24 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
“Dancing Under the Stars” The Jackson Legacy (Glow Motion Dance) | Jack London Square

From experienced dancers to newbies, everyone is invited to an evening of rhythm, grooving and dancing under the stars. Dancers will kick-up their heels and pack Jack London Square for free dance lessons. 2018 Dancing Under The Stars Fridays, Summer 2018 | 7:30 pm Jack ...

“Comedy Soup”: Music, Comedy, Free Beer & Popcorn | Oakland
"Comedy Soup": Music, Comedy, Free Beer & 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 beer will be served for every audience member. Free with an RSVP to soupcomedyrsvp@gmail.com, Suggested ...

Saturday, August 25

A’s “Play Ball” Sandlot-Style Baseball Festival | Oakland
Saturday, August 25 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Garfield Park
A's "Play Ball" Sandlot-Style Baseball Festival | Oakland

The Oakland A’s invite the community to join the local parks throughout the summer to play sandlot-style baseball games. Kids, adults, and families can play a pick-up style baseball game alongside the A’s Street Team, the A’s mascot Stomper, and the Hall of Fame Racers, and ...

Free Oakland Walking Tours | Oakland’s Churches & Temples
Free Oakland Walking Tours | Oakland's Churches & Temples

Visit historic places of worship and learn about their architecture and influence on the development of Oakland. Highlighted buildings include First Presbyterian, First Congregational, and First Christian churches as well as Temple Sinai. Tour begins at 10 am in front of the First Presbyterian Church, ...

31st Annual Chinatown Streetfest: Saturday | Oakland
Saturday, August 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Oakland Chinatown
31st Annual Chinatown Streetfest: Saturday | Oakland

Come to the 31st annual Chinatown StreetFest, spanning eight blocks of Chinatown, with more than 200 booths showcasing a myriad of delicious foods and unique Asian products, to experience the traditions that Oakland’s Chinatown has so diligently preserved. There will be arts & crafts, live music, cultural entertainment, and ...

The Crucible’s Open House: Ocean Cleanup Project & Demonstrations | Oakland
Saturday, August 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring money for food & drinks.
| The Crucible
The Crucible's Open House: Ocean Cleanup Project & Demonstrations  | Oakland

Join for a fine and industrial arts inspired by aquatic life and the most abundant natural resource at the end of the summer.
Nineteen of the art departments, including Neon, Ceramics, Glass Blowing, Blacksmithing, Welding, and more, will be celebrating water with the fire arts, raising …

Win Tix: Hubba Hubba Revue’s Uptown Cabaret | The Uptown Nightclub
Saturday, August 25 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | The Uptown Nightclub

Hubba Hubba Revue heats up your Saturday night in Oakland with a tantalizing tease, snazzy cocktails, and live music. Hubba Hubba Revue was named one of the Top 10 Burlesque Shows in the World, by The Travel Channel.
> Get Tickets – $12
A mix of classic striptease, …

Sunday, August 26

31st Annual Chinatown Streetfest: Sunday | Oakland
Sunday, August 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Oakland Chinatown
31st Annual Chinatown Streetfest: Sunday | Oakland

Come to the 31st annual Chinatown StreetFest, spanning eight blocks of Chinatown, with more than 200 booths showcasing a myriad of delicious foods and unique Asian products, to experience the traditions that Oakland’s Chinatown has so diligently preserved. There will be arts & crafts, live music, cultural entertainment, and ...

Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Jack London Square
Sunday, August 26 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Jack London Square

With more than 40 vendors, the Jack London Square Farmers Market offers local produce, food craft products, and breakfast and lunch options. The Jack London Square Farmers Market is operated by CUESA at Oakland’s Jack London Square on Sundays from 10 am to 3 pm, year ...

Sunday Jazz, History & Jam Session “Denise Perrier” | Oakland
Sunday, August 26 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Golden Gate Branch (Oakland Library)
Sunday Jazz, History & Jam Session "Denise Perrier" | Oakland

The Oakland Public Library presents a summer jazz, history and jam series on Sunday afternoons from July to August 2018. Each show will feature a headlining artist at 3 pm, followed by a “History of Jazz” discussion (4:30 pm), and a youth group performance (5 pm). ...

Monday, August 27

Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
Monday, August 27 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $8*
*$8 in advance; $10 at the door. Doors at 7 pm; Show at 8 pm
| Club 21
Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland

Nerd Nite East Bay is a monthly lecture-in-a-bar series. They get smart and interesting people, give them lots of free drinks, and put them on stage in front of a couple hundred tipsy nerds. Sometimes it’s funny, sometimes it’s salacious, and it’s always nerdy. Nerd ...

Tuesday, August 28

Dirty Old Women Read Erotica | Oakland
Tuesday, August 28 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Octopus Literary Salon
Dirty Old Women Read Erotica | Oakland

Older women: Wise enough to tell the truth about sex – what they want, what they’ve done, what makes them hot. Dirty Old Women celebrates erotic writing by self-identified older women of all flavors.
Dirty Old Women Read Erotica
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 | 7:30 pm to …

Last Tuesdays Comedy at The Layover | Oakland
Tuesday, August 28 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
| The Layover
Last Tuesdays Comedy at The Layover | Oakland

Laugh City is a monthly comedy show bringing comedians from HBO, Showtime, Comedy Central and Late Night TV to Oakland every last Tuesday at 8 pm. DJ B.C. spins music after the show. The show takes place at The Layover (1517 Franklin St). 21 and up. Doors open at 7 pm. Free, ...

Wednesday, August 29

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. in ...

Free Lunchtime Concert: Hella Fitzgerald Speakeasy | Oakland
Wednesday, August 29 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oakland City Center (12th Street)
Free Lunchtime Concert: Hella Fitzgerald Speakeasy | Oakland

Come down to Oakland’s City Center for free concerts in the spring and summer outside the 12th Street Oakland City Center BART station from June 6th to August 29th. The concert series give a little taste of everything, from Motown and folk to classic and jazz ...

“Moonlight Comedy”: Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland
Wednesday, August 29 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Uptown Nightclub
"Moonlight Comedy": Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland

8/29 Lineup:

Moon Choe (Comedy Night at Amnesia)
Josef Anolin (Comedy Central’s Clusterfest Showcase)
Nate Follen (Kill Tony Podcast)
Drew Harmon (Cobb’s Comedy Club, SF Sketchfest)

& more.

Thursday, August 30

Outdoor Waterfront Flicks: “Black Panther” | Jack London Square
Thursday, August 30 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Outdoor Waterfront Flicks: "Black Panther" | Jack London Square

Cozy up on the waterfront this summer with free outdoor screenings of hit movies, as part of Jack London Square’s hit Waterfront Flicks series. Waterfront Flicks begins on Thursday, June 21 with a special Oakland A’s night celebrating the 25th anniversary of the coming-of-age baseball ...