Signs of Resistance at Panorama Framing
Jul
6
Sep 3

Signs of Resistance at Panorama Framing

  • Panorama Framing

Free, more info from the Express here.

If there is one thing that has come out of the madness at the White House, it is the collective efforts to organize, persist, and resist against Trump and the policies and values of his administration. There was the Women’s March, March for Science, Tax Day Protest, A Day Without an Immigrant, March for Truth — you name it. Some of the most photographed and viral elements from these marches have been signs, as people have gotten clever with their protest.

Photographs For a New Era of Resistance
Jul
10
Aug 13

Photographs For a New Era of Resistance

  • Oakland Museum of California

Free - $19.95, more info here.

At the entrance of her new exhibition, Dorothea Lange sits atop her car with a polka dot bandana protecting her from the Texan sun, pointing her camera towards something just out of sight. Around the corner, visitors of the photographer’s new retrospective at the Oakland Museum of California, Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing, are confronted by one of her subjects. Dressed in a loose shirt, the shadows of a harsh sun carving deep into her features, the sharecropper greets us with a hard stare. [Read the full article here.]

Laurel Evening Market
Jul
20
5:00 pm17:00

Laurel Evening Market

  • Communite Table

Free

A monthly artisan and vintage evening market featuring local vendors and a DJ on every third Thursday evening from 5-9 at Communite Table on MacArthur blvd in the Laurel district. Free

Communite Table 4171 MacArthur Boulevard., Oakland.

Latham Square Third Thursdays
Jul
20
5:00 pm17:00

Latham Square Third Thursdays

  • Latham Square

Free, more information here.

Looking for fun, free live events in downtown Oakland? Look no further!

3rd Thursdays at Latham Square offers family-friendly live entertainment, food, beverages and shopping, all right here in Downtown Oakland. Come out, kick back and enjoy the beautiful outdoor space, local Oakland talent, Off the Grid food truck vendors, local Oakland vendors and beer and wine!

Swan's Market Centennial Anniversary
Jul
21
4:00 pm16:00

Swan's Market Centennial Anniversary

  • Swan's Market

From its creation in 1917 as the Oakland Free Market, Swan's Market is the story of Oakland, then and now. In the midst of a rapidly changing landscape, Swan's centennial celebration will proudly showcase Swan's and Old Oakland to all of the greater Bay Area.

Cake and ice cream!
Signature foods, local wine and cocktails
Live entertainment and outdoor dining
I am Swans Market: StoryCorps Booth

For more information and other related events, go here

Pedalfest
Jul
22
11:00 am11:00

Pedalfest

  • Jack London Square

Free, more information here

Pedalfest rolls into Jack London Square to celebrate all-things cycling at the Bay Area’s premier bicycle festival. In partnership with Bike East Bay, this annual event will pack the waterfront with more than 20,000 biking enthusiasts enjoying bicycle-themed entertainment, food and exhibits. Free to attend, Pedalfest-goers will enjoy cycling daredevils, eye-popping twowheeled stunts by pro riders; pedal-powered food; and a dazzling collection of new, vintage and handmade bikes from all over the Bay Area. In collaboration with the Bike East Bay and Bay Area Bikes, this amazing family festival celebrates all-things bicycles! Live music, bike demos, stunts, pedal powered stage, rides, art and food.

Brainstormer Trivia Tuesdays
Jul
25
7:30 pm19:30

Brainstormer Trivia Tuesdays

  • Pacific Coast Brewery

Free

If you enjoy trivia come and join us for our weekly Brainstormer Pub Quiz night at this great Oakland venue. It's free to play and we offer prizes to the winning teams! Bring a team, or come solo and join up with others. We have quiz topics to suit all. 21+ please. 

Pacific Coast Brewing Co.
906 Washington Street, Oakland

Tour de Fat Oakland
Jul
28
7:00 pm19:00

Tour de Fat Oakland

  • Complex Oakland

Tickets and info here.

Grab your tickets and start planning for the Oakland Tour de Fat on July 28, 2017. Expect to experience the unexpected. We're bringing the party with Hollis Brown and the Tour de Fat ensemble cast of performers. Ready your eyes and ears for a mix of musicians, circus performers, vaudeville acts, magicians, comedians, and mind-blowing provocateurs. Costumes are highly encouraged (and a mindset to party is mandatory). Tour de Fat Oakland benefits Walk Oakland Bike Oakland so be sure to grab your tix today. 

This show is ages 21 and over. See full schedule here

ARC Youth Fest 2017
Jul
29
11:00 am11:00

ARC Youth Fest 2017

  • Frank Ogawa Plaza

$0 - $8, more info here.

ARC Youth Fest is the only outdoor summer art festival put on for youth by youth artists. Artists range from 13 to 24 years old. 

ARC Youth Fest takes place on Saturday, July 29th in front of Oakland’s City Hall. From 11AM to 5PM some of the hottest aspiring and emerging artists will perform and showcase their work.

Mental Illness Happy Hour Live Podcast Recording
Aug
2
6:00 pm18:00

Mental Illness Happy Hour Live Podcast Recording

  • New Parkway Theatre

$15, more information here.

The East Bay Express presents two evenings of interviews conducted by Paul Gilmartin, comedian and host of the highly praised podcast, Mental Illness Happy Hour. Each episode explores mental illness, trauma, addiction, and negative thinking.

“Top 10 podcast of 2016.” - Esquire

“Praised by listeners all over the world.” - Atlantic Monthly

“A perversely safe place in which he and his guests talk about their fears, addictions and traumatic childhoods.” - NY Times

Mental Illness Happy Hour Live Podcast Recording
Aug
3
6:00 pm18:00

Mental Illness Happy Hour Live Podcast Recording

  • New Parkway Theatre

$15, more information here.

The East Bay Express presents two evenings of interviews conducted by Paul Gilmartin, comedian and host of the highly praised podcast, Mental Illness Happy Hour. Each episode explores mental illness, trauma, addiction, and negative thinking.

“Top 10 podcast of 2016.” - Esquire

“Praised by listeners all over the world.” - Atlantic Monthly

“A perversely safe place in which he and his guests talk about their fears, addictions and traumatic childhoods.” - NY Times

Waterfront Flicks: Selena
Aug
3
8:00 pm20:00

Waterfront Flicks: Selena

Free, more information here.

Sponsored by the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Cozy up on the waterfront this summer for free outdoor screenings of hit movies, as part of the annual Waterfront Flicks series. From date night to family flick night, moviegoers can start their evenings early with dinner at one of Jack London Square’s waterfront restaurants or pick-up a quick bite from one of the casual eateries to enjoy during the screening. Moviegoers should arrive early with blankets in-hand for pre-film festivities including small eats, trivia and giveaways. 

Best of Cinekink 2017
Aug
3
9:00 pm21:00

Best of Cinekink 2017

  • New Parkway Theatre

$10 - $12, more information here.

A collection of sexy shorts deemed the best during CineKink’s most recent festival run. This year's assortment, with works ranging from documentary to drama, comedy to experimental, mildly spicy to quite explicit, i

Oakland First Fridays Festival
Aug
4
5:00 pm17:00

Oakland First Fridays Festival

  • KONO District

Free, more information here.

This up and coming community has become the hub of arts and culture in the Bay Area, featuring the Oakland First Fridays Festival and Art Murmur Gallery Walk, which draws over twenty thousand attendees each month. Oakland has the second highest per capita of artists in the country and KONO is their home base. Along and with the arts, KONO features Oakland’s most popular craft beer gardens and pubs. Visit KONO to see what all the Oakland hype is about.

Mini Make Mini Series: Books!
Aug
5
2:00 pm14:00

Mini Make Mini Series: Books!

  • Main Library

Free, more information here.

Make mini books for yourself (or they are perfect for a dollhouse) using origami and other supplies! We'll make two different kinds - one out of origami, and another using scraps. Because of the detail-oriented nature of these crafts, this program is best suited for teens and adults.

All supplies provided but feel free to bring your own paper scraps to share. This program is one of two in a mini-craft series; we'll make fairy doors and other fairy garden accessories the following week!

Shakespeare or Space Wars at Dimond Park
Aug
6
1:00 pm13:00

Shakespeare or Space Wars at Dimond Park

  • Dimond Park

Free, donations accepted.

Impresario Samuel Peaches is ready to tackle the role of his dreams in Romeo and Juliet -- and the Peripatetic Players, his eccentric troupe of thespians, are eager to join. But the troupe’s lead whirygig-maker, Thumper, would rather pay homage to a different star-crossed tale of destiny and daring, and sets the Players’ sights on a cinematic space opera franchise. Don’t miss this mayhem-filled mash-up of tales, traveling aboard a folding mobile stage to parks throughout the Bay Area. Bring a picnic blanket and the whole family for an afternoon of theatrical fun! Sponsored by Oakland Parks & Recreation FREE - donations gratefully accepted.

Dimond Park
3860 Hanly Road, Oakland

Full Moon Paddle
Aug
6
7:00 pm19:00

Full Moon Paddle

  • Cal Kayak

$69, reservations and more info here.

Paddling under the full moon is enchanting! Typically the water is calm and glassy on the Oakland Estuary at night and the city lights and sounds add to the ambiance. We enjoy a leisurely pace as the sun sets and the moon rises, illuminating a delightful evening.

 

The Klipptones
Aug
9
12:00 pm12:00

The Klipptones

  • Oakland City Center

Free, more information here

The Klipptones make your event awesome. From instrumental jazz to full on party mode, The Klipptones provide the perfect event soundscape. Our repertoire spans 20's/30's and 40's Sinatra-style swing, to blues, 50's/60's rock & roll, and pop classic twists ala Postmodern Jukebox (including a few mash ups) that your guests will die for. We've even opened for Big Bad Voodoo Daddy!

In additional to being a killer party band, the Klipptones can set the perfect mood for ceremonies, cocktail and dinner parties, as well as basic MC and DJ services. We can provide instrumental duos, trios or quartets for mellower events. Our full set up includes duo to 5-6 pieces: male vocals, female vocals (optional), guitar or piano, upright bass, horn and drums. We have an awesome sound system which you're welcome to use for speeches and toasts, and sounds perfect at any volume. We know aesthetics matter, and dress to impress, including retro band stands and old school Shure 55 mics.  The Klipptones are not just the best musicians around, we're also the most prompt, professional and tireless when it comes to making it just right.

Laugh Attic: Live Comedy in Downtown Oakland
Aug
10
7:30 pm19:30

Laugh Attic: Live Comedy in Downtown Oakland

  • Spice Monkey Cafe

$10 - 12, ticket info here

Every Thursday "Laugh Attic" brings you the best stand up comedians from the Bay Area and beyond, featuring headliners seen on Comedy Central, MTV, NBC, Vice and more. Enjoy a full bar/restaurant menu during your show, held in the intimate upstairs space at the “Spice Monkey” restaurant. No drink minimums. Street parking available. $10 presales, $12 at the door.

40th Annual Holistic Health & Job Fair
Aug
12
10:00 am10:00

40th Annual Holistic Health & Job Fair

  • Allen Temple Baptist Church

Free.

Allen Temple Baptist Church’s 40th Annual Holistic Health & Job Fair will offer a wealth of free services and activities for persons of all ages, including health screenings from the Kaiser Health Mobile Unit and other healthcare providers (blood pressure, mammograms, cholesterol, dental, diabetes, vision, hearing, hepatitis C, HIV/AIDS, podiatry/foot), physicals for back-to-school & sports activities, job fair, seminars with valuable information on health and legal matters, a blood drive, a children’s area, horseback rides, games for youth, free food, clothes, haircuts, backpacks, raffles, and music. Our campus is fully accessible for persons with disabilities.

Allen Temple Baptist Church
8501 International Boulevard, Oakland

Jack of All Trades Market
Aug
12
11:00 am11:00

Jack of All Trades Market

  • Jack London Square

Free, more information here.

Jack of All Trades will fill Jack London Square with a curated mix of local makers, indie designers, antique dealers, collectors, artists, start-ups and more brought together by the Treasure Island Flea. Free to the public, this eclectic market will feature one-of-a-kind items, live music and several free DIY workshops for all ages. Jack of All Trades will take place on the second Saturday of each month.

Jack London Square
54 Washington Street, Oakland

Laurel Street Fair
Aug
12
11:00 am11:00

Laurel Street Fair

  • Laurel District

Free, more information here

A free, outdoor community festival that is open to all! Featuring over three blocks of locally made accessories and crafts, fantastic visual & performance artists, an engaging children's carnival, a mouth-watering collection of local chefs & pop-up kitchens, California Beer Society’s Biergarten and, of course, a musical line up that honors Oakland’s exceptionally beautiful & diverse population. Join us for an afternoon of celebrating one of Oakland’s most unique and thriving neighborhoods, our beloved Laurel District! 

Soul Mechanix
Aug
16
12:00 pm12:00

Soul Mechanix

  • Oakland City Center

Free, more information here.

Soul Mechanix is a Soul and Funk cover band doing songs from Marvin, Michael, Bill Withers, Aretha, Chaka, Erykah Badu, Cameo, Rick James, Parliament, Maze, Isley Bros, The Time, etc. They play regularly around the bay at Boom Boom Room, Oakland Museum, Rasselas, The New Parish, Gold Dust Lounge, Sonoma County Museum, Yoshi's-SF, Yoshi's-Oakland, 19 Broadway, Kingston 11in Oakland and Peri's Bar in Fairfax. They have also opened for Katdelic, Vinyl and Sophistafunk.

Express' Best of the East Bay Party
Aug
17
5:00 pm17:00

Express' Best of the East Bay Party

  • Latham Square

Zion I, The Hogan Brothers, DJ D-Sharp headline this free party in Latham Square, downtown Oakland. Join the East Bay Express in celebrating this year's Best of the East Bay winners. Hang with the best innovators, chefs, activists, artists, musicians, designers, and industry leaders in the East Bay. Food, beverages, and vendors, all at the intersection of Telegraph Ave, Broadway, and 15th Street. 

Free, All Ages

www.EastBayExpress.com/Party

Oakland ReUse Fair
Aug
19
10:00 am10:00

Oakland ReUse Fair

  • Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Free

Join us for a day of food, music, family fun, and great deals at the Oakland ReUse Fair. Shop our selection of home improvement and building materials for your next DIY up-cycling or summer house project. Your purchase helps the environment and our community by keeping reusable items out of our landfills. Hosted by the Habitat for Humanity ReStore and The ReUse People of America.

Habitat for Humanity ReStore
9235 San Leandro Street, Oakland

Art + Soul Festival Oakland
Aug
19
Aug 20

Art + Soul Festival Oakland

  • Frank Ogawa Plaza

$7 - $12, more info here.

Join us for music, dance, food, and family fun at our 17th Annual Art + Soul festival in happening downtown Oakland!  And check back soon as we update our website for the 2017 Festival! 2017 Festival Highlights:  

  • National Recording Artists + Hot Local Bands
  • Blues & Gospel Showcases
  • Urban Dance Stage
  • Turf Dance Battle
  • Artisan Marketplace
  • Kinetic Arts Circus Stage
  • Beer + Wine + Food
  • Street Performers
  • Family Fun Zone
  • More to come - check back for updates!

2017 Admission Prices at the Gate:
$12 Adults, $7 Seniors (65+) & Youth (13-17), 12 & under free

 

Roller Derby Bout
Aug
19
3:00 pm15:00

Roller Derby Bout

  • 16th Street Station

General Admission: $15*
*Kids 7 and under free
More information here.

BAD is back in action! On July 15, we’re shuffling and combining our league skaters to bring fans a competitive roller derby game. Join us and douse yourself in gold glitter or don your finest black outfit to showcase who you’ll be rooting for!

Located in West Oakland, this venue is outside so wear your sunscreen, sunglasses, and hats! Bleacher seating and up-close track-side seating (for those 18 and up) first come, first serve, but you can also BYOC (bring your own chair)!

BBQ with BAD! Bring your own grills and food, we’ll have drinks for sale to keep you refreshed. A limited number of tailgating passes are available for $25. A Tailgate Pass gets parking for one car, two drink tickets, and one general admission ticket to the game. Outside alcohol is not permitted but our bar will be open early for those tailgating. Additional patrons will still need to purchase a game ticket. 

 

Grilled Cheese Block Party
Aug
19
6:00 pm18:00

Grilled Cheese Block Party

  • Jack London Square

Free, more information here.

Jack London Square is set to host a series of summer block parties on the Oakland waterfront. From fresh oysters to tasty street tacos, each party will feature a foodie theme including sausages, tacos, backyard barbecue, cheese and oysters. These special Saturdays will fill Jack London Square with delicious eats, beer from local breweries, music and eclectic vendors. This event features cheese-inspired dishes. Everyone is invited to enjoy the block party for free, with beer and food available for purchase.

Oakland Zoo: Senior Summer Free Day
Aug
21
10:00 am10:00

Oakland Zoo: Senior Summer Free Day

  • Oakland Zoo

Free for seniors, or regular admission information here. 

Oakland residents 65+ receive free admission to Oakland Zoo. Seniors must be 65+ with valid identification and must be residents of Oakland. 

Oakland Zoo's Senior Summer Free Days are in partnership with the City of Oakland.

 

Man Haters: Women, Queers, Comedy
Aug
24
7:00 pm19:00

Man Haters: Women, Queers, Comedy

  • White Horse Bar

$7.70 - $10, more info here.

East Bay queer comedians Irene Tu and Ash Fisher present their popular monthly comedy show featuring women and queer comics in the Bay Area. Named 2016 "Best Comedy Show" by East Bay Express. Every 4th Thursday at the White Horse Bar in Oakland.

White Horse Bar
6551 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

Oakland Triathlon
Aug
26
Aug 27

Oakland Triathlon

  • Jack London Square

Free to view, check here for registration

The Oakland Triathlon Festival is the largest west coast urban triathlon and is all about the incredible triathlon community in Northern California. The race showcases the beautiful City of Oakland and generates fundraising for Oakland sports programs as well as the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America. The Oakland Triathlon Festival features Sprint and Olympic distances for new and experienced athletes. The event will begin in the Oakland Estuary and finish in Jack London Square. 

All Out Comedy
Aug
26
7:30 pm19:30

All Out Comedy

  • SoleSpace

$20, more information here.

A night of high-paced hilarity of improv comedy from the best comedians of the Bay Area! Actors take your suggestions to create comedy scenes right on the spot. The show includes an intermission with refreshments available throughout the show.

SoleSpace
1714 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

Oakland First Fridays Festival
Sep
1
5:00 pm17:00

Oakland First Fridays Festival

  • KONO District

Free, more information here.

This up and coming community has become the hub of arts and culture in the Bay Area, featuring the Oakland First Fridays Festival and Art Murmur Gallery Walk, which draws over twenty thousand attendees each month. Oakland has the second highest per capita of artists in the country and KONO is their home base. Along and with the arts, KONO features Oakland’s most popular craft beer gardens and pubs. Visit KONO to see what all the Oakland hype is about.

Beast Brawl
Sep
2
Sep 3

Beast Brawl

  • Oakland

More info here.

On Saturday, September 2, 2017, Uptown Oakland’s Beast Crawl unleashes its sixth annual free literary festival featuring more than 150 writers in a single night, spread out over three hours and nearly 40 local galleries, bars, restaurants, cafés, and storefronts. Previous and current venues include Telegraph Beer Garden, Awaken Café, Farley's East, Era Art Bar & Lounge, The Legionnaire Saloon, and many more.

Each leg of the Beast lasts one hour, and offers as many as a dozen readings to chose from. There’s a half hour break between literary legs for socializing and relocating to a new venue before the next reading begins. We recommend choosing one reading per leg. You can even plan your route in advance. Crawl maps listing all the venues, curators, legs, and after-party locations will be available online and at all the Leg 1 events.

To curate these literary events for Beast Crawl, we invite a diverse collection of local reading series producers and literary rock stars including Tourettes Without Regrets, Saturday Night Special, The Pedestrian Press, Kundiman, Be About It, Lip Service West, Pochino Press, Queer Spectrum Media, Oakland Crossroads, Mixer 2.0, and many more.

The name “Beast Crawl” derives from the Pig Latin for Beast, which is East Bay, symbolized by the classic Oakland image of the giant cranes that stalk our shore. We think every city should have its own unique literary identity, and Beast Crawl is the beating literary heart of Oakland. 

Hiero Day
Sep
4
11:00 am11:00

Hiero Day

  • Oakland

Tickets ad info here.

HIERO DAY began as a day of celebration from fans on September 3rd (9/3), a nod to 93 ‘til Infinity, to listen to and appreciate Hieroglyphics music. Following suit, the collective responded to the fans with HIERO DAY!  2012 marked the first year of what now has become an annual celebration showcasing a plethora of culture, talent and a variety of the best local food and crafts available in the greater Bay Area. HIERO DAY plays an integral role in the Oakland music festival culture which exists in the city today. It is recognized for fostering a unifying atmosphere while maintaining a commitment to groundbreaking music and community development. 

Temescal Street Flicks
Sep
7
7:30 pm19:30

Temescal Street Flicks

  • Kasper's Plaza

 

When: Every Thursday in September (7, 14, 21, 28) 7:30pm
Where: Kasper's Plaza - 4521 Telegraph Ave.
 

Temescal Street Flicks, is an engaging outdoor film series currently scheduled for Thursdays in September in the heart of of the Temescal Business corridor at Telegraph and Shattuck (Cross is 46th) in Oakland, CA.  Sponsored by Temescal Business Improvement District and in partnership with Off The Grid: Temescal,  Temescal Street Flicks will focus on showcasing local, independent and family-friendly films at the new weekly pop-up pedestrian plaza at the intersection of Telegraph and Shattuck Ave.  Come enjoy a fun night with family and friends, with great films, delicious food from Off the Grid food trucks and craft beer.

REE and Open to the public!  Bring a Chair / Blanket! 

Hella Gay 5K
Sep
9
9:00 am09:00

Hella Gay 5K

  • Lake Merritt

Registration costs and info here.

The Queer Gym & Oaklandish bring you our 2nd annual Hella Gay 5K around Lake Merritt on September 9. Slay this 5K with over 1,000 homos and homies. Once you cross that finish line, grab your free bubbly and get ready to kiki, vogue, and slay that ass with @DjValG in the after party. Grub on some @TacosSinaloa and check out some of the coolest local queer vendors from the Bay. ***Straight people, babies and furbabies are welcome.

Registration Includes:

  • Your mimosa at the finish line
  • A limited edition Oaklandish t-shirt
  • Trial membership at The Queer Gym
  • Exclusive invites to events with our Sponsors

 

 

Jack of All Trades Market
Sep
9
11:00 am11:00

Jack of All Trades Market

  • Jack London Square

Free, more information here.

Jack of All Trades will fill Jack London Square with a curated mix of local makers, indie designers, antique dealers, collectors, artists, start-ups and more brought together by the Treasure Island Flea. Free to the public, this eclectic market will feature one-of-a-kind items, live music and several free DIY workshops for all ages. Jack of All Trades will take place on the second Saturday of each month.

Jack London Square
54 Washington Street, Oakland

Temescal Street Flicks
Sep
14
7:30 pm19:30

Temescal Street Flicks

  • Kasper's Plaza

 

When: Every Thursday in September (7, 14, 21, 28) 7:30pm
Where: Kasper's Plaza - 4521 Telegraph Ave.
 

Temescal Street Flicks, is an engaging outdoor film series currently scheduled for Thursdays in September in the heart of of the Temescal Business corridor at Telegraph and Shattuck (Cross is 46th) in Oakland, CA.  Sponsored by Temescal Business Improvement District and in partnership with Off The Grid: Temescal,  Temescal Street Flicks will focus on showcasing local, independent and family-friendly films at the new weekly pop-up pedestrian plaza at the intersection of Telegraph and Shattuck Ave.  Come enjoy a fun night with family and friends, with great films, delicious food from Off the Grid food trucks and craft beer.

REE and Open to the public!  Bring a Chair / Blanket! 

Rockridge Out + About
Sep
17
12:00 pm12:00

Rockridge Out + About

  • College Ave in Rockridge

Free, information here.

Welcome to Rockridge Out & About!
 
On Sunday September 17, Oakland’s beloved Rockridge neighborhood will welcome thousands from all over the region to shop, dine and explore at our 11th Rockridge Out & About festival. Mark your calendars now for a fun-filled day celebrating all that makes Rockridge a great place to live, work, shop and play!  The free, family-friendly festivities run from noon-6pm along a strollable 12-block stretch of College Avenue. 
 
Festival Highlights
 
Presented by the Rockridge District Association, the something-for-everyone street fair blends annual favorites with new activities while showcasing the 100+ ground floor shops and businesses that call Rockridge home.

Brainstormer Trivia Tuesdays
Sep
19
7:30 pm19:30

Brainstormer Trivia Tuesdays

  • Pacific Coast Brewery

Free

If you enjoy trivia come and join us for our weekly Brainstormer Pub Quiz night at this great Oakland venue. It's free to play and we offer prizes to the winning teams! Bring a team, or come solo and join up with others. We have quiz topics to suit all. 21+ please. 

Pacific Coast Brewing Co.
906 Washington Street, Oakland

Latham Square Third Thursdays
Sep
21
5:00 pm17:00

Latham Square Third Thursdays

  • Latham Square

Free, more information here.

Looking for fun, free live events in downtown Oakland? Look no further!

3rd Thursdays at Latham Square offers family-friendly live entertainment, food, beverages and shopping, all right here in Downtown Oakland. Come out, kick back and enjoy the beautiful outdoor space, local Oakland talent, Off the Grid food truck vendors, local Oakland vendors and beer and wine!

Temescal Street Flicks
Sep
21
7:30 pm19:30

Temescal Street Flicks

  • Kasper's Plaza

 

When: Every Thursday in September (7, 14, 21, 28) 7:30pm
Where: Kasper's Plaza - 4521 Telegraph Ave.
 

Temescal Street Flicks, is an engaging outdoor film series currently scheduled for Thursdays in September in the heart of of the Temescal Business corridor at Telegraph and Shattuck (Cross is 46th) in Oakland, CA.  Sponsored by Temescal Business Improvement District and in partnership with Off The Grid: Temescal,  Temescal Street Flicks will focus on showcasing local, independent and family-friendly films at the new weekly pop-up pedestrian plaza at the intersection of Telegraph and Shattuck Ave.  Come enjoy a fun night with family and friends, with great films, delicious food from Off the Grid food trucks and craft beer.

REE and Open to the public!  Bring a Chair / Blanket! 

Eat Real Festival
Sep
22
Sep 24

Eat Real Festival

  • Jack London Square

Free, more information here.

Eat Real combines a state fair, a street-food festival, and a block party to create a celebration of good food. At the Eat Real Festival, participants learn where food comes from, who grows it, and how to make it. Eat Real Festival attendance is 100% free of charge, all street food at the festival costs $8 or less, and incorporates delicious, regionally-sourced, and sustainably-produced ingredients. Eat Real is the premier educational program of the Food Craft Institute, a non-profit organization focused on creating and making viable small to medium-scale, handmade, artisan food companies in the United States. Eat Real’s mission is to help revitalize regional food systems, build public awareness of and respect for the craft of making good food and to encourage the growth of American food entrepreneurs.

Dragon Boat Festival
Sep
23
Sep 24

Dragon Boat Festival

  • Lake Merritt Boating Center

Free, more info here.

The California Dragon Boat Association presents the 22nd Annual Northern California International Dragon Boat Festival at Lake Merritt, Oakland! Cheer on the fleet of colorful 40-foot dragon boats as they race to the beat of Chinese drums on Saturday & Sunday, September 23 & 24, 2017.

This two-day, admission-free festival brings a weekend of world-class dragon boat racing, spectacular cultural performances, delicious food, a variety of clothes and crafts vendors, and kid-friendly activities in Dragon Land where games and arts & crafts await.

Women Sports Film Festival
Sep
28
Sep 30

Women Sports Film Festival

  • Oakland

More info here.

At the Women Sports Film Festival we talk about what women’s sports is. Compelling. Transformative. Global. Using the power of documentary film we celebrate female athletes and the filmmakers who bring their stories to the screen. From legendary champions to girls on the local playing field, we promote films and conversations that explore how sport shapes the lives of women and girls around the world.

Man Haters: Women, Queers, Comedy
Sep
28
7:00 pm19:00

Man Haters: Women, Queers, Comedy

  • White Horse Bar

$7.70 - $10, more info here.

East Bay queer comedians Irene Tu and Ash Fisher present their popular monthly comedy show featuring women and queer comics in the Bay Area. Named 2016 "Best Comedy Show" by East Bay Express. Every 4th Thursday at the White Horse Bar in Oakland.

White Horse Bar
6551 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

Temescal Street Flicks
Sep
28
7:30 pm19:30

Temescal Street Flicks

  • Kasper's Plaza

 

When: Every Thursday in September (7, 14, 21, 28) 7:30pm
Where: Kasper's Plaza - 4521 Telegraph Ave.
 

Temescal Street Flicks, is an engaging outdoor film series currently scheduled for Thursdays in September in the heart of of the Temescal Business corridor at Telegraph and Shattuck (Cross is 46th) in Oakland, CA.  Sponsored by Temescal Business Improvement District and in partnership with Off The Grid: Temescal,  Temescal Street Flicks will focus on showcasing local, independent and family-friendly films at the new weekly pop-up pedestrian plaza at the intersection of Telegraph and Shattuck Ave.  Come enjoy a fun night with family and friends, with great films, delicious food from Off the Grid food trucks and craft beer.

REE and Open to the public!  Bring a Chair / Blanket! 

Oakland Gran Fondo
Oct
1
7:30 am07:30

Oakland Gran Fondo

  • Jack London Square

$25 - $180, more info here.

The Oakland Gran Fondo is spectacular one-day bike ride benefiting Bike East Bay. Challenge yourself on the 28, 55 or 80-mile routes in the beautiful East Bay hills, or enjoy the Oakland waterfront on the family-friendly Fun Fondo. The ride finishes with feasting and festivities on the waterfront at Jack London Square.

Jack London Square
2 Broadway, Oakland

Oakland First Fridays Festival
Oct
6
5:00 pm17:00

Oakland First Fridays Festival

  • KONO District

Free, more information here.

This up and coming community has become the hub of arts and culture in the Bay Area, featuring the Oakland First Fridays Festival and Art Murmur Gallery Walk, which draws over twenty thousand attendees each month. Oakland has the second highest per capita of artists in the country and KONO is their home base. Along and with the arts, KONO features Oakland’s most popular craft beer gardens and pubs. Visit KONO to see what all the Oakland hype is about.

Oakland Black Cowboy Parade & Festival
Oct
7
10:00 am10:00

Oakland Black Cowboy Parade & Festival

  • DeFremery Park

Free, info here.

he Oakland Black Cowboy Association, a not-for-profit organization, has spent four decades enlightening children and adults with the contributions of people of color in the settling of the West.  This vision continues today with its annual parade and festival. People from all walks of life attend this one of a kind parade and festival which features nationwide cowboys, trick riders, schools community organizations, and local businesses. 

In addition to the parade and festival, the Oakland Black Cowboy Association hosts dances, conducts speaking engagements and community events promoting the contributions of people of color to the Old West.

Life Is Living
Oct
14
12:01 am00:01

Life Is Living

  • Defremery Park

More info: www.lifeisliving.org

We are still reeling from a powerful community celebration at Life is Living! Thank you to the zone leaders, volunteers, and all of you who came out. From the dynamic Kid’s Zone featuring bunnies, crown making, clay and storytelling to the healthy Free Breakfast program featuring poets from all over California representing The Bigger Picture, we filled deFremery Park with beauty, joy, and possibility.

Check out our official 9th Annual Life Is Living Photo Album on our Facebook Page! Stunning images captured by Bethanie Hines Photography.

Stay tuned for next year as we celebrate 10 years of Life is Living on October 14th, 2017!

Jack of All Trades Market
Oct
14
11:00 am11:00

Jack of All Trades Market

  • Jack London Square

Free, more information here.

Jack of All Trades will fill Jack London Square with a curated mix of local makers, indie designers, antique dealers, collectors, artists, start-ups and more brought together by the Treasure Island Flea. Free to the public, this eclectic market will feature one-of-a-kind items, live music and several free DIY workshops for all ages. Jack of All Trades will take place on the second Saturday of each month.

Jack London Square
54 Washington Street, Oakland

All Out Comedy
Oct
14
7:30 pm19:30

All Out Comedy

  • SoleSpace

$20, more information here.

A night of high-paced hilarity of improv comedy from the best comedians of the Bay Area! Actors take your suggestions to create comedy scenes right on the spot. The show includes an intermission with refreshments available throughout the show.

SoleSpace
1714 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

Latham Square Third Thursdays
Oct
19
5:00 pm17:00

Latham Square Third Thursdays

  • Latham Square

Free, more information here.

Looking for fun, free live events in downtown Oakland? Look no further!

3rd Thursdays at Latham Square offers family-friendly live entertainment, food, beverages and shopping, all right here in Downtown Oakland. Come out, kick back and enjoy the beautiful outdoor space, local Oakland talent, Off the Grid food truck vendors, local Oakland vendors and beer and wine!

Man Haters: Women, Queers, Comedy
Oct
26
7:00 pm19:00

Man Haters: Women, Queers, Comedy

  • White Horse Bar

$7.70 - $10, more info here.

East Bay queer comedians Irene Tu and Ash Fisher present their popular monthly comedy show featuring women and queer comics in the Bay Area. Named 2016 "Best Comedy Show" by East Bay Express. Every 4th Thursday at the White Horse Bar in Oakland.

White Horse Bar
6551 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

Jack of All Trades Market
Nov
11
11:00 am11:00

Jack of All Trades Market

  • Jack London Square

Free, more information here.

Jack of All Trades will fill Jack London Square with a curated mix of local makers, indie designers, antique dealers, collectors, artists, start-ups and more brought together by the Treasure Island Flea. Free to the public, this eclectic market will feature one-of-a-kind items, live music and several free DIY workshops for all ages. Jack of All Trades will take place on the second Saturday of each month.

Jack London Square
54 Washington Street, Oakland

Brainstormer Trivia Tuesdays
Nov
14
7:30 pm19:30

Brainstormer Trivia Tuesdays

  • Pacific Coast Brewery

Free

If you enjoy trivia come and join us for our weekly Brainstormer Pub Quiz night at this great Oakland venue. It's free to play and we offer prizes to the winning teams! Bring a team, or come solo and join up with others. We have quiz topics to suit all. 21+ please. 

Pacific Coast Brewing Co.
906 Washington Street, Oakland

Jack of All Trades Market
Dec
9
11:00 am11:00

Jack of All Trades Market

  • Jack London Square

Free, more information here.

Jack of All Trades will fill Jack London Square with a curated mix of local makers, indie designers, antique dealers, collectors, artists, start-ups and more brought together by the Treasure Island Flea. Free to the public, this eclectic market will feature one-of-a-kind items, live music and several free DIY workshops for all ages. Jack of All Trades will take place on the second Saturday of each month.

Jack London Square
54 Washington Street, Oakland


 Snap Salon
Jul
19
7:00 pm19:00

Snap Salon

  • Awaken Cafe

Free, tickets here.

Featuring Josh Healey, Julia Jackson, James Judd, and Bridget Shwartz.

Wednesday, July 19
Doors at 7pm
Show at 8pm
FREE with RSVP

Snap Judgment and Awaken Cafe presents... 

Snap Judgment favorites hit the Awaken Cafe stage with new stories! 

8th Annual Pig Roast
Jul
16
4:00 pm16:00

8th Annual Pig Roast

  • Old Kan Beer and Co

Pig Tickets - $20, more info here.

We're teaming up with Old Kan Beer and Co. for our 8th Annual Pig Roast! 

Pig Tickets - $20
Old Kan Beers - $5
Fernet Branca - $5

Music by Mushashi Trio. Little Giant Ice Cream will be serving Oakland's Best Ice Cream. They'll have lots of great flavors and toppings for $4.

Urban Air Market
Jul
16
11:00 am11:00

Urban Air Market

  • The Hive

Free, more information here.

In partnership with The HiveUrban Air Marketpresents a pop-up street festival Illuminating the creative locale of the Bay Area’s urban hot spot: Uptown Oakland. 

Enjoy live music, shopping, and fun in the sun, all while supporting over 100+ Bay Area artists, designers and local businesses selling unique apparel, home goods, and accessories you won’t find anywhere else.

The 5th Annual Herbal Medicine (and then some!) Fair
Jul
16
10:00 am10:00

The 5th Annual Herbal Medicine (and then some!) Fair

  • Homestead Apothecary

Free, more information here

Herbalists, farmers, practitioners, makers, and musicians take over Temescal Alley to showcase the amazing talent of the herb community! Acoustic music with Gautam Tejas Ganeshan, Willowsteps, and The Bayonettes. Delicious food and drinks from Julie’s Coffee & Tea Garden, Roses’ Taproom, and Mitchell Family‘s bone broths. The event is free and open to the public.

The 2017 lineup of herbalists includes: Renee Camilla of Sisters of the West, Plants as Allies, and Ancestral Apothecary. Movers and makers include:  flowers from our very own Heather at Hello Flowers, Bijou Organics, Remix by Giselle, Serpent and Bow, The Moon, books from Builders of the New Dawn, Running River Organics, Stephanie Intelisano’s ceramics, Hendley Hard Goods, and Moondeli. Plus, Acupuncture with Shawna Seth LAc, postural analysis with Back to Life Physical Therapy, tarot with Casey of Wanderer’s Tarot, and more!

All Out Comedy
Jul
15
7:30 pm19:30

All Out Comedy

  • SoleSpace

$20, more information here.

A night of high-paced hilarity of improv comedy from the best comedians of the Bay Area! Actors take your suggestions to create comedy scenes right on the spot. The show includes an intermission with refreshments available throughout the show.

SoleSpace
1714 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

Roller Derby Bout
Jul
15
3:00 pm15:00

Roller Derby Bout

  • 16th Street Station

General Admission: $15*
*Kids 7 and under free
More information here.

BAD is back in action! On July 15, we’re shuffling and combining our league skaters to bring fans a competitive roller derby game featuring BAD United – Gold vs. Black. Join us and douse yourself in gold glitter or don your finest black outfit to showcase who you’ll be rooting for!

Located in West Oakland, this venue is outside so wear your sunscreen, sunglasses, and hats! Bleacher seating and up-close track-side seating (for those 18 and up) first come, first serve, but you can also BYOC (bring your own chair)!

BBQ with BAD! Bring your own grills and food, we’ll have drinks for sale to keep you refreshed. A limited number of tailgating passes are available for $25. A Tailgate Pass gets parking for one car, two drink tickets, and one general admission ticket to the game. Outside alcohol is not permitted but our bar will be open early for those tailgating. Additional patrons will still need to purchase a game ticket. 

 

40th Street Block Party
Jul
15
11:00 am11:00

40th Street Block Party

  • Between Webster and Shafter

Free, more information here.

Get ready to rock out to great live music curated by Broken Guitars Oakland, local food and beer, and unique artisan vendors. Delicious food offerings include a Clove & Hoof bad-ass straight from the smoker BBQ, feat. Ribs, brisket and potato salad, Homeroom Mac'n'cheese, El Sabrosito ES food truck, Kenny's Heart and Soul food truck, No Worries Vegan Filipino food truck, beer by The Hog's Apothecary, wine by Oakland Yard, Tacos Oscar, SubRosa Coffee drinks and more! The Band Lineup includes:

  • California
  • Smokers
  • Younger Lovers
  • Dear County
  • The Heartlights
  • Paper Dolls

The Special Guests
Punk rock, Jazz, Blues and more, plus special guests and DJs. 

Bring the kids for face painting, and fun art activities. All Free!
Sponsored by Ernie Ball Music Man and Dan KALB, Oakland City Councilmember

Oakland Wine Festival
Jul
15
9:30 am09:30

Oakland Wine Festival

  • Claremont Club & Spa

$100, tickets here.

The Oakland Wine Festival is a showcase of fine wine and delicious food featuring industry leaders as well as boutique wineries. The festival features a day of wine seminars, panels, intimate luncheons, master classes and dinners with winemakers. In addition to celebrating California's wineries, the event supports local charities and non-profits. 

Mamma Mia! At Woodminster
Jul
13
Jul 16

Mamma Mia! At Woodminster

  • Woodminster

$31 - $64, Tickets, times and info here

Nestled in the Oakland Hills off Joaquin Miller Road is the Woodminster Amphitheater. Many are familiar with the cascades, used as an outdoor workout playground, and the beginning mark of the Joaquin Miller trails.

Woodminster Amphitheater has also been producing summer musicals since the 1950s. Its upcoming 51st season features four productions: Mamma Mia!, South Pacific, and Beauty and the Beast. Mamma Mia!, the London original by Judy Cramer, will debut on July 7, directed by Joel Schlader, with Amanda Farbstein playing Sophie, the young woman on a quest to find the identity of her father.

Read more on this event from in the Express