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Wednesday, February 20

Obama in Oakland: Free Town Hall Live Stream | With Steph Curry & John Legend
Wednesday, February 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch live stream from main stage. Attendance for actual event is closed
| Oakland Scottish Rite Center
Obama in Oakland: Free Town Hall Live Stream | With Steph Curry & John Legend

Former President Barack Obama is in Oakland with buddies Steph Curry and John Legend for the first national convention & town hall for “My Brother’s Keeper Alliance” to help improve the lives of boys and young men of color on February 18-20, 2019 at the ...

East Bay Green Drinks: Free Snacks & Networking | Oakland
Wednesday, February 20 – 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

“F*ckup Nights”: Business Failure Stories & Free Refreshments | Oakland
Wednesday, February 20 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Port Workspaces Kaiser Mall
"F*ckup Nights": Business Failure Stories & Free Refreshments | Oakland
Join in for F*ckUp Nights Oakland, Volume 11 – February edition. F*ckUp Nights is a global movement and event series born in Mexico in 2012 to share public business failure stories with hundreds of people attending each event around the world. Hear from successful founders and ...
“Moonlight Comedy”: Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland
Wednesday, February 20 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Uptown Nightclub
"Moonlight Comedy": Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland

Lineup for 2/20: Kollin Holtz (Sylvan Productions) Emily Catalano (SF Punchline) Drew Harmon (SF Sketchfest) Jesse Hett (SF Sketchfest) Butch Escobar (Cobb’s Comedy Club) Natasha Muse (HBO) & more Every Wednesday

Thursday, February 21

Meet & Greet Author Jasmine Guillory (The Wedding Date) | Oakland
Thursday, February 21 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Oakland Public Library (Main Branch)
Meet & Greet Author Jasmine Guillory (The Wedding Date) | Oakland
Meet Jasmine Guillory, a writer, lawyer, and Oaklander who has earned enthusiastic praise for her recent novels The Wedding Date and The Proposal. New York Times bestselling author Roxane Gay called The Wedding Date “a charming, warm, sexy gem of a novel.” Entertainment Weekly gushed “Guillory writes ...

Friday, February 22

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. This is a great community gathering that is most vibrant during March-November when the garden and terraces are open as well as during certain ...Every Friday

“But I Love the Zine!” Doc Screening & Panel Discussion | Oakland
Friday, February 22 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Classic Cars West
“But I Love the Zine!” Doc Screening & Panel Discussion | Oakland
This video reveals the resurgent San Francisco Bay Area culture of zines – artistic publications that are self-made, accessible, intentionally tactile and NOT the Internet. Meet remarkable zine authors in their studios, a major art museum curator, and avid zine festival goers and promoters. Fiona ...
“I Too Sing America” A One Man Musical about History & Healing | Oakland
Friday, February 22 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations are appreciated
| Altenheim Senior Housing
"I Too Sing America" A One Man Musical about History & Healing | Oakland
The Altenheim Community Service Office & TuBeNu Cultural Productions presents “I Too Sing America”. This Historical One Man Musical by Bryant B. Bolling. M.A. is a learning tool for All who sees. It’s designed to heal the Traumatic effect of Post Traumatic Slavery Syndrome, “I Too ...
“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. Free with an RSVP to soupcomedyrsvp@gmail.com, Suggested ...Monthly

Saturday, February 23

“The Art of Living Black” Art Fair: Saturday | Oakland
Saturday, February 23 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Jingletown Art Studios
"The Art of Living Black" Art Fair: Saturday | Oakland

The 23rd annual “The Art of Living Black” Jingletown Art Studios feature Bay Area artists of African descent and are taking place from 10 am to 6 pm on February 23-24 & March 2-3 2019. This exciting group art exhibition provides a unique opportunity for attendees to meet ...

2019 “Alleycute”: A Cute Pairs Bike Race | Oakland
2019 "Alleycute": A Cute Pairs Bike Race | Oakland
Grab a companion and come get cute in the streets for the 2019 Alleycute: A Cute Pairs Bike Race on Saturday, February 23, 2019. Registration price is $5 per person, so $10 per pair. You must have at least one companion to race, so bring a friend. Meet at the ...
Win Tix: Uptown Cabaret: Black Arts Matter Burlesque | Oakland
Saturday, February 23 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | The Uptown Nightclub
Hubba Hubba Revue’s Uptown Cabaret welcomes Mone’t Ha-Sidi’s Black Arts Matter Burlesque. Join us at the fabulous Uptown Nightclub in Oakland for snazzy cocktails and top talent tease. > Get Tickets – $12 (21+) With special guest Egypt Blaqueknyle (Los Angeles, CA), Sepia Jewel (San Diego, CA), Jet ...

Sunday, February 24

“The Art of Living Black” Art Fair: Sunday | Oakland
Sunday, February 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jingletown Art Studios
"The Art of Living Black" Art Fair: Sunday | Oakland

The 23rd annual “The Art of Living Black” Jingletown Art Studios feature Bay Area artists of African descent and are taking place from 10 am to 6 pm on February 23-24 & March 2-3 2019. This exciting group art exhibition provides a unique opportunity for attendees to meet ...

2019 Black Joy Parade & Festival w/ Free T-Pain Concert | Oakland
Sunday, February 24 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| 14th & Harrison St.
2019 Black Joy Parade & Festival w/ Free T-Pain Concert | Oakland
On February 24th, the 2nd Annual Black Joy Parade will hit the streets of Oakland. The parade is a live experience that celebrates the black community and provides a space to champion black culture, past, present and future. 2019 features a free concert by Grammy-nominated artist ...
Annual Academy Awards Party & All-You-Can-Eat Appetizers | The New Parkway
Annual Academy Awards Party & All-You-Can-Eat Appetizers | The New Parkway
The 91st Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, will honor the best films of 2018. Your ticket includes the red carpet show, the main event, and all-you-can-eat appetizers. You’re on your own for drinks, but got a great selection ...
91st Academy Awards Viewing Party w/ Bebe Sweetbriar | Oakland
Sunday, February 24 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Port Bar
91st Academy Awards Viewing Party w/ Bebe Sweetbriar | Oakland
A Star Is Back. BeBe Sweetbriar returns on Sunday February 24th to host one of the absolute “Favourite” annual traditions, the Academy Awards viewing party. Enjoy fun, games & drama throughout the evening with a host with a real “Vice” for seeing movies, and see if ...

Monday, February 25

Free Drop-In Tax Help | Oakland
Monday, February 25 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Oakland Public Library (Main Branch)
Free Drop-In Tax Help | Oakland

Oakland Public Libraries will be offering free tax preparation help with trained volunteers from the AARP Tax-Aide program who will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns between Feb 6, 2019 – April 14, 2019. The Main Library is a drop-in site ...

Nerd Nite: AIbany Bulb, Exercise Recovery & Interstellar Objects | Oakland
Monday, February 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $8*
*$8 in advance; $10 at the door. Doors at 7 pm; Show at 8 pm
| Club 21
Nerd Nite: AIbany Bulb, Exercise Recovery & Interstellar Objects | Oakland

Learn how astronomers search for alien spacecraft, why effective recovery from exercise is so complicated, and how the Albany Bulb landfill became an icon of art and adventure at Nerd Nite East Bay on Monday, Feb 25 at Club 21 in Uptown Oakland. Monthly

Free Standup Comedy Night & Pop Up Food | Oakland
Monday, February 25 – 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, February 26

Last Tuesdays Comedy at The Layover | Oakland
Tuesday, February 26 – 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, ...Monthly

Wednesday, February 27

Win Tix: Disney On Ice presents “Dare To Dream” | Oracle Arena
Wednesday, February 27 – 7:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Oracle Arena
Celebrate what’s possible as the adventures of five daring Disney heroines spark the courage inside us all at Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream. Discover your inner hero along with Moana, Elsa and Anna, Disney Princesses Rapunzel, Belle, Cinderella along with Mickey and friends. > Get Tickets – $15 – Save ...
“Moonlight Comedy”: Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland
Wednesday, February 27 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Uptown Nightclub
"Moonlight Comedy": Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland

Lineup for 2/27: Hayden Greif Neil (Critical Hit) Liz Stone (SF Sketchfest) Aviva Siegel (SF Sketchfest) Dauood Naimyar (SF Punchline) & Torio Van Grohl (Comedy Central’s Clusterfest) Every Wednesday

Thursday, February 28

2019 “Jazz Search West” Competition | Oakland
Thursday, February 28 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $10 | The Sound Room
2019 "Jazz Search West" Competition | Oakland

Jazz Search West 2019, the Bay Area’s Jazz talent search for adults and teens 15 and up, will offer four competitions, a Semi-Final and Grand Finale at Jazz venues in San Francisco and Oakland during March and April. Come experience Jazz Search West 2019 during which 16 ...

Friday, March 1

First Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland
Friday, March 1 – 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

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. This is a great community gathering that is most vibrant during March-November when the garden and terraces are open as well as during certain ...Every Friday