Oakland First Fridays shuts down at 9pm and the street sweepers roll in soon after. If you’re not ready to go home, here is some other stuff to do (as well as some cool stuff going on in KONO).

THE MERMAID SHOW 7:30pm
INTERRUPTION SHOW 9:00pm
at the All-Out Comedy Theater
The Mermaid Show is a monthly stand up comedy showcase featuring women identifying comedians of the Bay Area and beyond. Turning the tides of indifference: Each show collects donations and highlights a different charity organization geared toward helping women and vulnerable communities.
The Mermaid Show is produced by Alexandria Love, Mimi Villmenay, and Kristee Ono.
The Interruption Show features standup comedian Dalia Malek (BBC Radio, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, SF Sketchfest) and rotating co-hosts interrupt stand-up comedians mid-performance to ask burning questions, dig into backstories, and find out what happened next. Check social media for updated line-ups.
2525 Telegraph.

BATCHMADE MARKET at Forage Kitchen
BatchMade Market is a monthly chance to taste what's cooking in Forage Kitchen. We line up our favorite chefs in their natural environment (that would be the kitchen), for you to taste and feast on their favorite recipes. Best of all it's free to attend and free RSVP here gets you $1 off beer for the night!
This month features Adry’s Bakery, Cafe 15, Hotboys andThe Good Dumpling. 478 25th St, 6:00pm to 10:00pm.

OCTOPUS FUNERAL MARCH WITH THE XXXTRA ACTION MARCHING BAND the Octopus Literary Salon
We are sad to hear that this quirky little salon has closed its doors, it had the kind of charm you see less and less of in Oakland anymore. They’re observing this sad occasion with a funeral march at 7pm which we’re told will go through First Fridays and on to Lake Merritt, followed by an afterparty at the Salon. 2101 Webster Street @ 22nd St.

FIRST FRIDAYS BURLESQUE at the Stork Club
KONO’s beloved dive bar hosts this sexy esoteric revue every Friday night at 10pm, right in our footprint: 2330 Telegraph.

BAKULA X MADELINE TONZI: OTHER PLACES at Classic Cars West Beer Garden
Classic Cars West presents Other Places, a two person exhibition featuring the work of Oakland-based artists Bakula and Madeleine Tonzi. Other Places explores concepts of place and the boundaries within. Through an imaginative geographic visual language, the paintings of the two join in a dialogue of what it means to carry our past into the […]
Classic Cars is a great space with (yes) classic cars and classic pinball too, just a half block down at 411 26th (toward Broadway), 6-10pm.

FIRST FRIDAY HAPPY HOUR 6-9pm
FISHNET FOLLIES PRESENTS THE GARTER ROOM 9pm
COSMIC INTERLUDES 9:30pm
at Legionnaire Saloon

Burlesque, space grooves and MORE! 2272 Telegraph

INTO THE FOREST OPENING RECEPTION at Warehouse 416
Curated by Tina Banda. 416 26th St.

FIRST FRIDAY: THE GREAT OUTDOORS at Chabot Space & Science Center
Join us for a First Friday all about outdoor appreciation! Learn all about Bay Area ecology and how you can participate in science when you’re outside. Here at Chabot, we love to talk about how space exploration helps us learn about other planets, but what about how it helps us learn about our own planet? All of that and more at The Great Outdoors First Friday!. 10000 Skyline Blvd, 6:00pm to 10:00pm.

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