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Saturday, July 28

Pedalfest 2018: Bike Stunts, Whymcycles & Unicycle Lessons | Oakland
Saturday, July 28 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Pedalfest 2018: Bike Stunts, Whymcycles & Unicycle Lessons | Oakland

Pedalfest is a free celebration of bikes, cycling, food and family.
Join everyone at Jack London Square for a day of bicycle shenanigans, an amphibious bike race, dare-devil stunts, art bikes, and live music on a pedal-powered stage and the most amazing collection of bicycles to …

2018 Kidsfest “Pirates” Art Party: Crafts, Live Music & Fun Games | Oakland
Saturday, July 28 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | FLAX Art & Design (Oakland)
2018 Kidsfest "Pirates" Art Party: Crafts, Live Music & Fun Games | Oakland

Join FLAX for their annual Kidsfest, a free day of discovery, imagination, and learning for children and their parents from 11 am to 2 pm on Saturday, July 28, 2018.
The 2018 theme is Camp Flax. Indulge in the California Camp experience. Make sure to dress up and …

2018 “Art + Soul” Festival: Saturday | Oakland
Saturday, July 28 – All Day | Cost: $12*
*$12 Adults, $7 Seniors (65+) & 18 & under free
| Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
2018 "Art + Soul" Festival: Saturday | Oakland

Celebrate Oakland’s vibrant art and music scene at the biggest street party of the year, 2018 Art & Soul Festival, in downtown Oakland. The 18th annual festival features live performances on 4 stages, a Family Fun Zone, an Urban Dance Stage, an Artisan Marketplace, and many more. 2018 ...

6th Annual Mini Japanese Street Food Fest | Oakland
Saturday, July 28 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Umami Mart
6th Annual Mini Japanese Street Food Fest | Oakland

In their 6th year anniversary, the Matsuri celebration is the biggest event of the year – and as always, they’re teaming up with The Trappist to bring you Japanese beers and sake. And beer slushies.
6th Annual Mini Japanese Street Food Fest
Saturday, July 28, 2018 | …

Sunday, July 29

2018 “Art + Soul” Festival: Sunday | Oakland
Sunday, July 29 – All Day | Cost: $12*
*$12 Adults, $7 Seniors (65+), 18 & under free
| Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
2018 "Art + Soul" Festival: Sunday | Oakland

Celebrate Oakland’s vibrant art and music scene at the biggest street party of the year, 2018 Art & Soul Festival, in downtown Oakland. The 18th annual festival features live performances on 4 stages, a Family Fun Zone, an Urban Dance Stage, an Artisan Marketplace, and many more. 2018 ...

Oakland Municipal Band Concerts at the Lake | Lake Merritt
Sunday, July 29 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lake Merritt Pergola
Oakland Municipal Band Concerts at the Lake | Lake Merritt

The 107th concert season of free performances by the Oakland Municipal Band kicks off on with a July 4th concert and continues on Sundays throughout the summer. The 35-piece band performs music from a variety of genres, including marches, classical, pop, big band, movies, international, show ...

Monday, July 30

Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
Monday, July 30 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $8*
*$8 in advance; $10 at the door
| 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 ...

Wednesday, August 1

Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Old Oakland
Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Old Oakland

Old Oakland Tour: This tour explores the 1870s business district where carefully restored brick commercial buildings now house offices, galleries and eateries. The historic district is a visible reminder of Oakland’s designation in 1869 as the Western Terminus of the Transcontinental Railroad. Tour begins at ...

Free Lunchtime Concert: Jinx Jones | Oakland
Wednesday, August 1 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oakland City Center (12th Street)
Free Lunchtime Concert: Jinx Jones | 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 ...

San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical” | Oakland
Wednesday, August 1 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Lakeside Park
San Francisco Mime Troupe's "Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical" | Oakland

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 59th season with more free and lively performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2018 production “Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical.” San Francisco Mime Troupe | 2018 Free political theater & music in parks all ...

“Dancing Under the Stars” Oakland Night, Street Culture & Hip Hop | Jack London Square
Wednesday, August 1 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
“Dancing Under the Stars” Oakland Night, Street Culture & Hip Hop | 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 ...

Thursday, August 2

San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical” | Oakland
Thursday, August 2 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Lake Meritt - Edoff Memorial Bandstand
San Francisco Mime Troupe's "Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical" | Oakland

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 59th season with more free and lively performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2018 production “Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical.” San Francisco Mime Troupe | 2018 Free political theater & music in parks all ...

Outdoor Waterfront Flicks: “Bridesmaids” | Jack London Square
Thursday, August 2 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Outdoor Waterfront Flicks: "Bridesmaids" | 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 ...

Friday, August 3

First Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland
Friday, August 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; ...

Rooftop Garden Concert: Latin | Oakland
Friday, August 3 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Kaiser Center
Rooftop Garden Concert: Latin | 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 ...

“Oakland First Fridays” Block Party
Friday, August 3 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph & 27th
"Oakland First Fridays" Block Party

Oakland First Fridays is an immersive art and community experience on the first Friday of each month on Telegraph Avenue from West Grand to 27th Street. Every First Friday from 5–9:30 pm, Oakland’s KONO district (Koreatown Northgate) springs to life with galleries, artist collectives, street artists, local ...

Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, August 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Broadway/Telegraph
Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk

Oakland Art Murmur is a group of nearly 30 galleries in Oakland that have coordinated openings on the first Friday of every month. Oakland Art Murmur presents a free monthly evening art walk, known as the ‘Art Murmur’, when visual arts venues are collectively open to ...

First Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland
Friday, August 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations for the artists are awesome.
| 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 ...

$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills
Friday, August 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*From 6-10pm enjoy $5 admission to the Center. There is no pre-registration for First Fridays.
| Chabot Space & Science Center
$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills

Enjoy $5 admission to the Chabot Space & Science Center in the Oakland Hills every First Friday of the month from 6-10 pm. $5 admission includes unlimited access to everything from laser and planetarium shows to Night Hikes and Star Stories. Regular admission is $18 ...

“Batch Made Market” Artisan Food | SF
Friday, August 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Forage Kitchen
"Batch Made Market" Artisan Food | SF

This is your monthly chance  to come see and taste what’s cooking at Forage Kitchen. Your favorite chefs in the kitchen, and you can walk through and taste their favorite new recipes. Plus there’s beer. What could be better? The monthly Batch Made Market highlights ...

Free First Fridays Live Music Showcase | The Uptown
Friday, August 3 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Uptown Nightclub
Free First Fridays Live Music Showcase | The Uptown

On the first Friday of every month, The Uptown presents a free live music showcase that celebrates Bay Area artist and musicians. This 10-year-old event highlights bands who they believe deserve your attention. First Fridays Live Music Showcase Every First Friday | 8 pm The ...

Oakland Critical Mass | First Friday
Friday, August 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 ...

Saturday, August 4

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 ...

2018 Summer Obon & Japanese Cultural Festival | Oakland
Saturday, August 4 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Buddhist Church of Oakland
2018 Summer Obon & Japanese Cultural Festival | Oakland

Enjoy the festivities at the Buddhist Church of Oakland for the Oakland Obon Festival with Japanese Cultural Exhibits, Demonstrations & Food Bazaar.
Each year, the Buddhist Church of Oakland hosts an Obon Festival, a family-friendly Japanese cultural celebration.
The festival features Bon Odori dancing, taiko drum performances, traditional music, …

Craft Beers & Free Comedy Night | Oakland
Saturday, August 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 ...