Best events in East Bay, CA

Check out the top events in East Bay, CA, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Fox Theater
1. Fox Theater
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48 local reviews
1807 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland
+1 510-302-2250
BarPoint of interestEstablishment
Lisette
Great artists/musicians, look for the events calendar online! Downtown area.
Christine
Historic iconic theatre; restored and one of the best music venues around. Home of so many great musical perf…
Stephanie
If there's someone you like playing here while you're in town, get tickets! Its an awesome refurbished venue a…
1. Fox Theater
1. Fox Theater
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48 local reviews
1807 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland
+1 510-302-2250
Lisette
Lisette
Great artists/musicians, look for the events calendar online! Downtown area.
Christine
Christine
Historic iconic theatre; restored and one of the best music venues around. Home of so many great musical performances and cultural events. …
Stephanie
Stephanie
If there's someone you like playing here while you're in town, get tickets! Its an awesome refurbished venue and an easy BART ride.
2. Mills College
2. Mills College
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13 local reviews
5000 MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland
+1 510-430-2255
UniversityPoint of interestEstablishment
Delia and Rosario
Local liberal arts college; various events at college.
Chantelise
Mills College has a beautiful campus and some interesting events.
Christina
Beautiful grounds, great pool!
2. Mills College
2. Mills College
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13 local reviews
5000 MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland
+1 510-430-2255
Delia and Rosario
Delia and Rosario
Local liberal arts college; various events at college.
Chantelise
Chantelise
Mills College has a beautiful campus and some interesting events.
Christina
Christina
Beautiful grounds, great pool!
3. Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse
3. Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse
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21 local reviews
2020 Addison St, Berkeley
Closed now
+1 510-644-2020
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Alejandra and Charles
Authentic American Folk Music events.
Janet
The Freight is a historic music venue in Berkeley started during the 60's. They bring a variety of singer-song…
Jenna And Randy
Great venue for music, mostly traditional (country, blues, bluegrass). Right in the middle of the arts distri…
3. Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse
3. Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse
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21 local reviews
2020 Addison St, Berkeley
Closed now
+1 510-644-2020
Alejandra and Charles
Alejandra and Charles
Authentic American Folk Music events.
Janet
Janet
The Freight is a historic music venue in Berkeley started during the 60's. They bring a variety of singer-songwriters, bands, and storytelli…
Jenna And Randy
Jenna And Randy
Great venue for music, mostly traditional (country, blues, bluegrass). Right in the middle of the arts district.
4. Oakland Museum of California
4. Oakland Museum of California
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110 local reviews
1000 Oak Street, Oakland
Closed now
+1 510 318-8400
Museum
Lisa and Wade
Recently renovated. Great for families. Beautiful outdoor spaces. Every Friday night has mini festival with l…
jide
"Every Friday night, 5–9 pm Half-price gallery admission for adults. Ages 18 and under are free! Join OMCA eve…
E.J. Blumberg
Great museum covers art, history, and science, all focused on Cali. Artists include Rothko, Arneson & Diebenk…
4. Oakland Museum of California
4. Oakland Museum of California
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110 local reviews
1000 Oak Street, Oakland
Closed now
+1 510 318-8400
Lisa and Wade
Lisa and Wade
Recently renovated. Great for families. Beautiful outdoor spaces. Every Friday night has mini festival with live music, dance lessons, loca…
jide
jide
"Every Friday night, 5–9 pm Half-price gallery admission for adults. Ages 18 and under are free! Join OMCA every Friday for a family-friendl…
E.J. Blumberg
E.J. Blumberg
Great museum covers art, history, and science, all focused on Cali. Artists include Rothko, Arneson & Diebenkorn. They have events every Fr…
5. Piedmont Funeral Home Mountain View Cemetery
5. Piedmont Funeral Home Mountain View Cemetery
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33 local reviews
5000 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland
Closed now
+1 510-658-2588
CemeteryPoint of interestEstablishment
Karin
Go on a docent lead tour or attend an event. Many of California's important historical figures are buried here…
Carlos
Trust me, even though it is a cemmentery, has one of the most spectacular views of the bay area. It is such a …
Susie
Really great hilly cemetery off of Piedmont Ave for a walk, with historic mausoleums, amazing history statuary…
5. Piedmont Funeral Home Mountain View Cemetery
5. Piedmont Funeral Home Mountain View Cemetery
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33 local reviews
5000 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland
Closed now
+1 510-658-2588
Karin
Karin
Go on a docent lead tour or attend an event. Many of California's important historical figures are buried here and there are many grandiose …
Carlos
Carlos
Trust me, even though it is a cemmentery, has one of the most spectacular views of the bay area. It is such a nice green space, that most lo…
Susie
Susie
Really great hilly cemetery off of Piedmont Ave for a walk, with historic mausoleums, amazing history statuary and incredible views.
6. Paramount Theatre
6. Paramount Theatre
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27 local reviews
2025 Broadway, Oakland
+1 510-465-6400
Movie theaterElectronics storeHome goods store
Naomi
The Paramount is a beautifully restored theater, hosting music, classic movie nights, and more. It's stunning,…
Christina
Beautiful Art Deco theatre that has old movies and events. So Fun!
Michael
The Paramount Theatre is a 3,040 seat Art Deco movie theater, it regularly plays host to a variety of live mus…
6. Paramount Theatre
6. Paramount Theatre
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27 local reviews
2025 Broadway, Oakland
+1 510-465-6400
Naomi
Naomi
The Paramount is a beautifully restored theater, hosting music, classic movie nights, and more. It's stunning, and worth checking out if the…
Christina
Christina
Beautiful Art Deco theatre that has old movies and events. So Fun!
Michael
Michael
The Paramount Theatre is a 3,040 seat Art Deco movie theater, it regularly plays host to a variety of live music, special events & screening…
7. The Greek Theatre
7. The Greek Theatre
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17 local reviews
2001 Gayley Road, Berkeley
+1 510-548-3010
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Anita
Striking small, outdoor amphitheater, nestled into a hill on the UC campus; has world class acoustics so attra…
Cara
Regular concerts and events.
Cara
Regular concerts and events.
7. The Greek Theatre
7. The Greek Theatre
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17 local reviews
2001 Gayley Road, Berkeley
+1 510-548-3010
Anita
Anita
Striking small, outdoor amphitheater, nestled into a hill on the UC campus; has world class acoustics so attracts big name concerts and othe…
Cara
Cara
Regular concerts and events.
Cara
Cara
Regular concerts and events.
8. La Peña Cultural Center
8. La Peña Cultural Center
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10 local reviews
3105 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley
+1 510-849-2568
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Maya
Has great cultural events including music shows, speakers, dance events, theater, etc.
Robyn
This place offers a multitude of events from political activism gatherings, guest speakers, live music, commun…
Mk
Really fun cultural events of all sorts! Cute restaurant next door.
8. La Peña Cultural Center
8. La Peña Cultural Center
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10 local reviews
3105 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley
+1 510-849-2568
Maya
Maya
Has great cultural events including music shows, speakers, dance events, theater, etc.
Robyn
Robyn
This place offers a multitude of events from political activism gatherings, guest speakers, live music, community events, family friendly ev…
Mk
Mk
Really fun cultural events of all sorts! Cute restaurant next door.
9. The Starry Plough Pub
9. The Starry Plough Pub
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14 local reviews
3101 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley
Open now
+1 510-841-0188
BarNight clubRestaurant
Sinead
Great burgers and fish and chips. Nightly music events.
Brandon
Laid back bar with a full events calendar
Mandy
Great, Irish-style pub with different events almost every night - folk music jams, poetry slams, dances, etc.…
9. The Starry Plough Pub
9. The Starry Plough Pub
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14 local reviews
3101 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley
Open now
+1 510-841-0188
Sinead
Sinead
Great burgers and fish and chips. Nightly music events.
Brandon
Brandon
Laid back bar with a full events calendar
Mandy
Mandy
Great, Irish-style pub with different events almost every night - folk music jams, poetry slams, dances, etc.. Check their website for detai…
10. Jack London Square
10. Jack London Square
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53 local reviews
Transit stationBus stationTrain station
Mohan
Great drinks, restaurants, cafes, fun activities, free events and Sunday farmer markets.
jean
You can take the ferry to SF from here. Fantastic views! Costs about $5 and takes 30 minutes. There are also a…
Daphnée & Mike
Named for the American author who grew up in Oakland this waterfront neighborhood as well as an active marina…
10. Jack London Square
10. Jack London Square
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53 local reviews
Mohan
Mohan
Great drinks, restaurants, cafes, fun activities, free events and Sunday farmer markets.
jean
jean
You can take the ferry to SF from here. Fantastic views! Costs about $5 and takes 30 minutes. There are also a lot of bars and seafood resta…
Daphnée & Mike
Daphnée & Mike
Named for the American author who grew up in Oakland this waterfront neighborhood as well as an active marina. From kayaking to bowling, foo…
11. Wat Mongkolratanaram
11. Wat Mongkolratanaram
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8 local reviews
1911 Russell Street, Berkeley
+1 510-849-3419
Place of worshipPoint of interestEstablishment
Kate
Sunday brunch here is a neighborhood event-- friendly, delicious, cheap.
Julie
Wat Mongkolratanaram offers "Thai Brunch" on Sundays from 10am - 1pm. It's a fun event with lots of people and…
Erin And Josh
Sunday Brunch at the Thai Buddhist temple, features authentic homemade Thai food with the proceeds going to ch…
11. Wat Mongkolratanaram
11. Wat Mongkolratanaram
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8 local reviews
1911 Russell Street, Berkeley
+1 510-849-3419
Kate
Kate
Sunday brunch here is a neighborhood event-- friendly, delicious, cheap.
Julie
Julie
Wat Mongkolratanaram offers "Thai Brunch" on Sundays from 10am - 1pm. It's a fun event with lots of people and the temple is interesting too…
Erin And Josh
Erin And Josh
Sunday Brunch at the Thai Buddhist temple, features authentic homemade Thai food with the proceeds going to charity. A great spot on a sunn…
12. Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center
12. Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center
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9 local reviews
1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley
+1 510-525-5054
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Janet
I don't think they serve alcohol, but this is a great place if you like to dance to Cajun Zydeco, Swing, Brazi…
Cara
This is an iconic "Berkeley" spot. Music of many genres, and a "relaxed" clientele. Seems like a barn, with …
Jessica
Live music every night of the week, often with dance classes before the event
12. Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center
12. Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center
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9 local reviews
1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley
+1 510-525-5054
Janet
Janet
I don't think they serve alcohol, but this is a great place if you like to dance to Cajun Zydeco, Swing, Brazilian, African, or other lively…
Cara
Cara
This is an iconic "Berkeley" spot. Music of many genres, and a "relaxed" clientele. Seems like a barn, with beer, wine, and some food. Fa…
Jessica
Jessica
Live music every night of the week, often with dance classes before the event