Friday, September 22, 2017

Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland
Friday, September 22 – 6:45 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Jack London Square

Photo | Tony Webster via Wikipedia Take a free 90-minute narrated harbor tour (May to October). Visitors will learn about the Port, its operations and economic impact on the region. Harbor tours provide more...

7:30 pm2017 Movie Under the Stars: “Beauty and the Beast” | Menlo Park  FREE

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Smithsonian's 13th Annual Free Museum Day | 2017
Saturday, September 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Museum ticket required from http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/
| San Francisco Bay Area

Photo | iNeTours Participating museums and cultural institutions nationwide will open their doors free of charge to all visitors during Smithsonian Magazine’s 13th annual Museum Day. 2017 Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Saturday, September 23, more...

All Day2017 Oakland Dragon Boat Festival: Saturday | Lake Merritt   FREE
All Day2017 Big Book Sale at Fort Mason | Saturday   FREE*
*Free admission. Everything is $3 or less. On Sunday, everything is $1
All DayExploratorium Free Community Day | SF   FREE
10:00 amOakland Free Guided Walking Tours | Chinatown   FREE*
*Reservations are recommended by leaving a message on the Tours’ 24-hour hotline at (510) 238-3234 or via email to aallen@oaklandnet.com
All Day2017 “Peace In The Park” Festival | Golden Gate Park   FREE
1:00 pmMarcus Shelby Orchestra | Yerba Buena Gardens   FREE
2:00 pmFree Shakespeare in the Park 2017: “Hamlet” Preview | SF   FREE
9:05 pmFree A’s Post-Game Star Wars Themed Fireworks Show | Oakland   FREE*
*Free to watch the fireworks outside of the Coliseum.


Sunday, September 24, 2017

Final Day: 2017 Oakland Dragon Boat Festival | Lake Merritt
Sunday, September 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Lake Merritt Boathouse

Dragon boat crews from the western United States will descend on Oakland’s Lake Merritt from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday & Sunday, September 23-24, 2017. The racing is open to the more...

All Day$1 Book Day: The 2017 Big Book Sale | Fort Mason   FREE*
*On Sunday, everything is $1
All DayTreasure Island Flea   $3
All Day2017 Folsom Street Fair | SoMa   FREE*
*The event is free, but donate $10 or more at the gates and get a sticker that entitles you to $2 off each drink all day. 100% of the donations benefit charity.
1:00 pmFree Sailboat Ride Day: Cal Sailing Club | Berkeley   FREE
1:00 pmFree Spanish Symphony & Dancing in the Park | Golden Gate Park   FREE
2:00 pmFree Shakespeare in the Park 2017: “Hamlet” | SF   FREE
4:00 pmCoin Op’s “Free Play” Sundays: 40+ Arcade Games & Pinball | SoMa   FREE
6:00 pm’90s Simpsons Trivia Night & Watch Party | Mission Dist.   FREE
8:00 pmFilm Night in the Park: “The Breakfast Club” | Dolores Park   FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.

Monday, September 25, 2017

8:00 pmFree Standup Comedy Night & Delicious Tacos | Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but sliding scale donations are requested.
8:30 pmLaughgasm: Monday Comedy at the Rite Spot | SF  FREE

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

2017
Tuesday, September 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Barebottle Brewing Company

Photo | Bernal Heights Outdoor CinemaThe annual Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema is a showcase of short films, a film crawl, live music and awards. It’s your chance to check out the work of local filmmakers more...

7:00 pmSF History Night | Noe Valley   $5*
*$5 for non-members; free for SFHA members
7:00 pm“Why Poetry” Book Release | City Lights   FREE
7:40 pmDirty Old Women Reading: Literary Salon & Open Mic | Oakland   FREE

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

10:00 amFree Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Old Oakland  FREE*
*Reservations are recommended by leaving a message on the Tours’ 24-hour hotline at (510) 238-3234 or via email to aallen@oaklandnet.com
5:30 pmFree Laughter Yoga Class | UCSF  FREE
7:00 pmAttractive Camp: Stand-Up Comedy Show | SF  $6*
*$6 when you use promo code "funcheapbaby". Otherwise, it's $12 online or $15 at the door.
7:00 pm“The Age of Perpetual Light” Book Reading | City Lights  FREE
7:30 pmDrunkathalon: Free Comedy, Heckling & Cosplay | PianoFight  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
8:00 pmFree Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF  FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-15

Thursday, September 28, 2017

City Star Party & Telescope Night | The Presidio
Thursday, September 28 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Weather permitting. Please check the SFAA website for updated information.
| Presidio Parade Grounds

Photo | Halfblue via Wikipedia Photo | Tom Kellogg via FacebookThe San Francisco Amateur Astronomers invite you to their next City Star Party, where you can take a gander at our universe through telescopes, socialize with more more...

7:00 pm“Punching Up” Comedy Showcase At A Craft Beer House | Oakland  FREE*
*Free, an RSVP is requested.
7:00 pmFrameline Encore: Free Queer Film Series | Bay Area  FREE
7:00 pm“Crash Override” Book Discussion | City Lights  FREE
7:30 pmClassic Mexican Movie Night (1930s-50s) & Mezcal Tasting | SF  $8

Friday, September 29, 2017

Free Shakespeare in the Park 2017:
Friday, September 29 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park)

For the 34th season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present a production of Hamlet. The play, about the questionable succession of King Claudius to the throne of Denmark over his nephew more...

6:00 pmCandle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required.
7:15 pmLast Fridays Outdoor Movie Night “The Pursuit of Happiness” | Pier 39   FREE

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Free National Parks Day: National Public Lands Day | 2017
Saturday, September 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area

NPS Sometimes you’ve just got to 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 more...

10:00 amFree Oakland Summer Walking Tours | City Center   FREE*
*Reservations are recommended but not required. To make a reservation for Tour 2, please call (510) 238-3234 or e-mail aallen@oaklandnet.com.
1:00 pmLive in the Castro: Laura Lackey’s Rhythm Revue | Jane Warner Plaza   FREE
2:00 pmFree Shakespeare in the Park 2017: “Hamlet” | SF   FREE
6:30 pm100 Thousand Poets For Change Poetry Readings | SF   FREE

Thursday, September 7, 2017

6:30 pmMusic & Market Summer Concerts: Rustic Sounds & Pop Rock | Concord  FREE

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Sunday, October 1 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Excelsior Sunday Streets

Sunday Streets Sunday Streets (March – October 2017) is San Francisco’s official block party – a sorta-monthly roving neighborhood celebration and five hour street party where the streets are closed to vehicles, so pedestrians, more...

10:00 amFree First Sunday | Chinese Historical Society  FREE
All Day2nd Annual Little Italy Street Festival | San Jose   FREE
12:30 pmFree Monthly Yoga Class for Beginners | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
1:00 pmJazz Symphony Concert in the Park | Golden Gate Park   FREE
2:00 pmFree Shakespeare in the Park 2017: “Hamlet” | SF   FREE

Monday, October 2, 2017

8:00 pmFree Cutting-Edge Avant Garde Concert | Make-Out Room  FREE
8:45 pmLate Nite Open Mic in a Movie Theater | The New Parkway  FREE

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

de Young Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
Tuesday, October 3 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply
| de Young Museum

Fine Arts Museums of San FranciscoFounded in 1895 in Golden Gate Park, the de Young Museum is a landmark art museum that showcases the museum’s priceless collections of American art from the more...

9:30 amLegion of Honor Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays   FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply
11:00 amFree Admission Day: Museum of Craft and Design | Dogpatch   FREE
11:00 amYerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) | Free First Tuesdays   FREE
11:00 amContemporary Jewish Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays   FREE
12:00 pmSweet ‘n Low: International Show of Cute | Free Admission Day   FREE
4:20 pmLive at Lagunitas: Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears | Petaluma   FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
8:00 pmMilkin’ It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight   FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Wednesday, October 4 – 7:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| 111 Minna Gallery

Join Lululemon for their monthly complimentary yoga class and coffee at 111 Minna Gallery. Start the day with a gentle vinyasa flow, and leave centered and present. Top it off with a more...

9:00 amFree Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF   FREE
10:00 amJack London Square Waterfront | Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours   FREE*
*Reservations are recommended by leaving a message on the Tours’ 24-hour hotline at (510) 238-3234 or via email to aallen@oaklandnet.com
5:30 pmFree Laughter Yoga Class | UCSF   FREE
5:30 pmFirst Wednesday Street Fest: Live Music, Food Trucks & Fun | Walnut Creek   FREE

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Fleet Week 2017 | Blue Angels Arrival & Practice
Thursday, October 5 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Marina Green

Although it’s not the full airshow later in the week, you should be able to look up into the sky on Thursday and see the Blue Angels buzzing the city and more...

8:00 pmNew Village Comedy Night | Nob Hill   FREE
9:00 pmComedy Gold: Free Stand-Up Comedy Showcase | SF   FREE

Friday, October 6, 2017

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2017: Friday | Golden Gate Park
Friday, October 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass via Facebook 2017 brings San Francisco the 17th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, one of the largest, free-est and beloved music festivals in the country. Be one of over 750,000 attendees over more...

All DayHistory Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City  FREE
12:00 pmFleet Week 2017 | Full Airshow Friday & Blue Angels   FREE
12:00 pmRotunda Dance Series: Madhuri Kishore School of Kuchipudi | SF City Hall   FREE
5:00 pmFree Navy Ship Tours | Fleet Week 2017   FREE
6:00 pmOakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk   FREE
6:00 pmNorth Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF   FREE
6:00 pmFirst Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but donations for the artists are awesome.
6:00 pmAsian Cultural Center First Fridays: Art, Performance & Games | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but donations are greatly appreciated.
6:30 pmFree Movies in the Park: Star Wars Rogue One | Oakland   FREE
8:00 pmSouth First Fridays Art Walk & Special Performances | San Jose   FREE
9:00 pm“Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale   FREE
9:30 pmFirst Friday Free Comedy & DJ Party | SF   FREE

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

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

10:00 amFree Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Uptown, Lake Merritt & Secret Rooftop Gardens   FREE*
*Reservations are recommended by leaving a message on the Tours’ 24-hour hotline at (510) 238-3234 or via email to aallen@oaklandnet.com
All DayHardly Strictly Bluegrass 2017: Saturday | Golden Gate Park   FREE
All DayFleet Week 2017: Blue Angels Airshow | Saturday   FREE
9:00 pmPrince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party | NoPa   $5

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

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

All DayHardly Strictly Bluegrass 2017: Sunday | Golden Gate Park   FREE
All DayFleet Week 2017: Blue Angels Airshow | Sunday   FREE
1:00 pmThe Final “Golden Gate Park Band” Free Concert of 2017 | SF   FREE

Monday, October 9, 2017

6:30 pmCyberpunk Cinema Night | Mission Dist.  FREE

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Line Breaks On Your Lunch Breaks | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Tuesday, October 10 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)

Enjoy line breaks during your lunch break, as some of the Bay Area’s best poets and musicians share their work in the great outdoors.

6:30 pmCookies & Comedy Night | SF   FREE

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

10:00 amOakland City Center | Final Free Guided Walking Tour of 2017  FREE*
*Reservations are recommended but not required. To make a reservation for Tour 2, please call (510) 238-3234 or e-mail aallen@oaklandnet.com.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

7:30 pmComedy Sharks Standup Night | Peninsula  FREE

Friday, October 13, 2017

Candlelight Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Grace Cathedral
Friday, October 13 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome
| Grace Cathedral

One evening a month (usually the second Friday, but not always), Grace Cathedral invites you to walk the labyrinth by candlelight and music and pray for peace in our hearts and peace in more...

6:30 pmFree Movies in the Park: Goosebumps | Oakland   FREE