Sep 27 2016

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

2016 Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit cards and debit cards get free admission to six Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first weekend each month.

Participating Museums

San Francisco
– Contemporary Jewish Museum
– de Young Museum
– Legion of Honor

Oakland
– Chabot Space & Science Center

San Jose
– San Jose Museum of Art
– The Tech Museum of Innovation

Mountain View
– Computer History Museum

Sacramento
– Crocker Art Museum
– The California Museum

Please contact individual museums for specific hours as some museums are not open both Saturdays and Sundays.

For more information click here.

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Sep 13 2016

Eat Real Festival 2016

Eat Real Festival - Jack London Square - Inn at The Square

Friday, September 23 | 1:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday, September 24 | 10:30am – 9:00pm
Sunday, September 25 | 10:30am – 5:00pm

The premier fundraising event of Food Craft Institute, the Eat Real Festival is an annual celebration of good food with a focus on artisan food craft, street food, craft beers, local wines and delicious cocktails—all featuring sustainable local ingredients. By highlighting fresh and local ingredients, Eat Real shows how easy it is to support a regional food system by bringing farmers, food producers and eaters together.

For three fun-filled days, Jack London Square will transform into an epic festival of delicious eats – the Eat Real Festival, an annual celebration of good food! Free to attend, Eat Real celebrates all things tasty, fresh and handmade with a focus on local, organic and sustainable ingredients. No dish costs more than $8.

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Aug 23 2016

Free Entrance Days in the National Parks 2016

Free Entrance Days in the National Parks 2016

Sometimes you’ve just got get away from the hustle and bustle of the city to enjoy the serenity of a national park. On certain “fee-free” days throughout the year, enjoy free entrance to all national parks including Muir Woods and Yosemite National Park.

Yosemite park waves their usual $20 per car fee, and Muir Woods is allowing free entry and free parking.

Free National Parks Day

Participating California National Parks:

  • Cabrillo
  • Death Valley
  • Joshua Tree
  • Lassen Volcanic
  • Lava Beds
  • Muir Woods
  • Pinnacles
  • San Francisco Maritime
  • Sequoia-Kings Canyon
  • Whiskeytown
  • Yosemite

Feel like a roadtrip? Oregon‘s got Crater Lake National Park and the Lewis & Clark National Historical Park. In Nevada, you can marvel at Death Valley National Park and the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

Check out all the fee-free national parks in the nation.

Free Entrance Days in the National Parks 2016

The National Park Service turns 100 years old in 2016 and they want everyone to join the party! On 16 days in ’16, all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone.

  • January 18: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • April 16 through 24: National Park Week
  • August 25 through 28: National Park Service Birthday
  • September 24: National Public Lands Day
  • November 11: Veterans Day

Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included unless stated otherwise.

In addition, any fourth grade student can get a free annual pass through the Every Kid in a Park program, and active duty military and citizens with a permanent disability can also get free passes. For more information about the variety of discounted passes available, please visit the America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass page.

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Aug 09 2016

Port of Oakland Free Harbor Tours 2016

Port of Oakland Free Harbor Tours 2016

August 12 @ 6:30 pm8:00 pm

The Port of Oakland is pleased to offer free harbor tours from July through October 2016 on the beautiful Commodore Pinot Noir . Boarding will be at the foot of Broadway in Jack London Square, at the dock between Lungomare and Scott’s Restaurants. The tours will last approximately 90-minutes.

Registration will open on the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. (PDT) and will remain open until filled. Registration is on a first come, first served basis. Each registrant may only reserve up to four tickets.

Current Tour Schedule:

Friday, August 12 @ 6:30 p.m.

Friday, August 26 @ 6:30 p.m.

Friday, September 16 @ 6:30 p.m.

Friday, September 30 @ 6:30 p.m.

Friday, October 14 @ 6:30 p.m.

Friday, October 28 @ 6:30 p.m.

[*Changes in schedule may occur, please visit website for latest information]

To sign up, please register below:

HARBOR TOUR RESERVATIONS

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER – AUGUST 12

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER – AUGUST 26

Date: August 12
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Venue: Jack London Square
Broadway and Embarcadero
Oakland, CA 94607 United States + Google Map
Website: http://portofoakland.com/event/harbor-tours/

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Jul 26 2016

John Leguizamo: Latin History for Morons

 

John Leguizamo: Latin History for Morons - Berkeley Repertory Theatre

John Leguizamo’s up close and personal solo shows about growing up in Queens and climbing to the top of the Hollywood ladder have earned him scores of fans and accolades—and Emmy and Obie Awards. In Latin History for Morons, the outrageous, multifaceted performer attempts to teach his son (and the rest of us) about the marginalization of Latinos in U.S. history and the vital roles they played in building this country. From a satirical recap of Aztec and Incan history to stories of Latin patriots in the Revolutionary and Civil War and beyond, Leguizamo breaks down 3,000 years into 90 irreverent and uncensored minutes in his trademark comedic style. History was never so mind-blowing…or hysterical!

Multiple shows Wednesday, July 27th through Sunday, August 14th at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, 2025 Addison St., Berkeley, CA. (510) 647-2949. www.berkeleyrep.org

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