Best events in East Bay, CA

Check out the top events in East Bay, CA, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals

1. Mills College

1. Mills College

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12 local reviews
5000 MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland
+1 510-430-2255
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Chantelise
Mills College has a beautiful campus and some interesting events.
Delia and Rosario
Local liberal arts college; various events at college.
Christina
Beautiful grounds, great pool!
1. Mills College

1. Mills College

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12 local reviews
5000 MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland
+1 510-430-2255
Chantelise
Chantelise
Mills College has a beautiful campus and some interesting events.
Delia and Rosario
Delia and Rosario
Local liberal arts college; various events at college.
Christina
Christina
Beautiful grounds, great pool!
2. Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse

2. Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse

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22 local reviews
2020 Addison St, Berkeley
Closed now
+1 510-644-2020
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Janet
The Freight is a historic music venue in Berkeley started during the 60's. They bring a variety of singer-song…
Alejandra and Charles
Authentic American Folk Music events.
Jenna And Randy
Great venue for music, mostly traditional (country, blues, bluegrass). Right in the middle of the arts distri…
2. Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse

2. Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse

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22 local reviews
2020 Addison St, Berkeley
Closed now
+1 510-644-2020
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…
Alejandra and Charles
Alejandra and Charles
Authentic American Folk Music events.
Jenna And Randy
Jenna And Randy
Great venue for music, mostly traditional (country, blues, bluegrass). Right in the middle of the arts district.
3. Oakland Museum of California

3. Oakland Museum of California

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108 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…
3. Oakland Museum of California

3. Oakland Museum of California

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108 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…
4. Piedmont Funeral Home Mountain View Cemetery

4. Piedmont Funeral Home Mountain View Cemetery

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31 local reviews
5000 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland
Opening soon
+1 510-658-2588
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Carlos
Trust me, even though it is a cemmentery, has one of the most spectacular views of the bay area. It is such a …
Karin
Go on a docent lead tour or attend an event. Many of California's important historical figures are buried here…
Susie
Really great hilly cemetery off of Piedmont Ave for a walk, with historic mausoleums, amazing history statuary…
4. Piedmont Funeral Home Mountain View Cemetery

4. Piedmont Funeral Home Mountain View Cemetery

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31 local reviews
5000 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland
Opening soon
+1 510-658-2588
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…
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 …
Susie
Susie
Really great hilly cemetery off of Piedmont Ave for a walk, with historic mausoleums, amazing history statuary and incredible views.
5. Paramount Theatre

5. Paramount Theatre

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27 local reviews
2025 Broadway, Oakland
+1 510-465-6400
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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…
Naomi
The Paramount is a beautifully restored theater, hosting music, classic movie nights, and more. It's stunning,…
5. Paramount Theatre

5. Paramount Theatre

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27 local reviews
2025 Broadway, Oakland
+1 510-465-6400
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…
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…
6. The Greek Theatre

6. 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.
6. The Greek Theatre

6. 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.
7. La Peña Cultural Center

7. La Peña Cultural Center

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10 local reviews
3105 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley
+1 510-849-2568
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Mk
Really fun cultural events of all sorts! Cute restaurant next door.
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…
7. La Peña Cultural Center

7. La Peña Cultural Center

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10 local reviews
3105 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley
+1 510-849-2568
Mk
Mk
Really fun cultural events of all sorts! Cute restaurant next door.
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…
8. The Starry Plough Pub

8. The Starry Plough Pub

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16 local reviews
3101 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley
Open now
+1 510-841-0188
BarNight clubRestaurant
Sinead
Great burgers and fish and chips. Nightly music events.
Mandy
Great, Irish-style pub with different events almost every night - folk music jams, poetry slams, dances, etc.…
Brandon
Laid back bar with a full events calendar
8. The Starry Plough Pub

8. The Starry Plough Pub

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16 local reviews
3101 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley
Open now
+1 510-841-0188
Sinead
Sinead
Great burgers and fish and chips. Nightly music events.
Mandy
Mandy
Great, Irish-style pub with different events almost every night - folk music jams, poetry slams, dances, etc.. Check their website for detai…
Brandon
Brandon
Laid back bar with a full events calendar
9. Jack London Square

9. Jack London Square

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51 local reviews
Transit stationBus stationTrain station
Mohan
Great drinks, restaurants, cafes, fun activities, free events and Sunday farmer markets.
Daphnée & Mike
Named for the American author who grew up in Oakland this waterfront neighborhood as well as an active marina…
jean
You can take the ferry to SF from here. Fantastic views! Costs about $5 and takes 30 minutes. There are also a…
9. Jack London Square

9. Jack London Square

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51 local reviews
Mohan
Mohan
Great drinks, restaurants, cafes, fun activities, free events and Sunday farmer markets.
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…
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…
10. Wat Mongkolratanaram

10. Wat Mongkolratanaram

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9 local reviews
1911 Russell Street, Berkeley
+1 510-849-3419
Place of worshipPoint of interestEstablishment
Julie
Wat Mongkolratanaram offers "Thai Brunch" on Sundays from 10am - 1pm. It's a fun event with lots of people and…
Kate
Sunday brunch here is a neighborhood event-- friendly, delicious, cheap.
Erin And Josh
Sunday Brunch at the Thai Buddhist temple, features authentic homemade Thai food with the proceeds going to ch…
10. Wat Mongkolratanaram

10. Wat Mongkolratanaram

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9 local reviews
1911 Russell Street, Berkeley
+1 510-849-3419
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…
Kate
Kate
Sunday brunch here is a neighborhood event-- friendly, delicious, cheap.
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…
11. Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center

11. 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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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
Janet
I don't think they serve alcohol, but this is a great place if you like to dance to Cajun Zydeco, Swing, Brazi…
11. Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center

11. Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center

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9 local reviews
1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley
+1 510-525-5054
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
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…
12. Starline Social Club

12. Starline Social Club

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8 local reviews
645 W Grand Avenue, Oakland
Open now
+1 510 593-2109
Nightclub
Emily
Great dancing, community events, etc
Julia
Good for live music, drinks, and food. Check out their website to see what events are happening.
Marissa
It's kind of the hot spot in Oakland right now. On the hip tip, for sure. Good DJ's, shows and also has food!…
12. Starline Social Club

12. Starline Social Club

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8 local reviews
645 W Grand Avenue, Oakland
Open now
+1 510 593-2109
Emily
Emily
Great dancing, community events, etc
Julia
Julia
Good for live music, drinks, and food. Check out their website to see what events are happening.
Marissa
Marissa
It's kind of the hot spot in Oakland right now. On the hip tip, for sure. Good DJ's, shows and also has food! Dance and meet locals who are…