Saturday, April 28, 2018

7:00 pmBrave New Jokes: Comedy Showcase | Mission Dist.  FREE*
*$2 with code "funcheapbaby" on Eventbrite; otherwise, it's $5.
7:30 pmDrunkathalon: Free Comedy, Heckling & Cosplay | PianoFight  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, April 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hall of Flowers (GG Park)

The Vintage Paper Fair has one of the West Coast’s largest selection of postcards, trade cards, stereoviews, photography, labels, brochures, Victorian transportation, sports memorabilia, and all manner of curious, beautiful and more...

8:00 am32nd Annual Spring Antique Faire: Oddities, Jewelry & Fossils | Petaluma  FREE
4:00 pmCoin-Op’s “Free Play” Sundays: 40+ Arcade Games & Pinball | SoMa   FREE

Monday, April 30, 2018

Monday, April 30 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Martin de Porres House of Hospitality

San Francisco’s Burrito Project is a community supported group that gets together to make and deliver vegan burritos to our hungry and homeless neighbors. Volunteer for Burrito Project SF and help feed more...

8:00 pmSalsa Dura: Dance Party & Live Salsa Orchestra | Berkeley   $5
8:00 pmSuper Smash Bros Tourney: Booze, Comedy & Video Games | SF   FREE

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

12:00 pmFree Admission Day at the Bedford Gallery | East Bay  FREE
6:00 pmMonthly Game Night at the Library | Napa  FREE
6:30 pmPoetry Tuesdays at the Library | North Beach  FREE
6:30 pmFree 1st Tuesday Clay Workshop & Potluck | Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but bring along a dish to share or a donation
8:00 pmMilkin’ It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight  FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
8:00 pmIt’s Just 2 Minutes: Stand-Up Comedy Game Show | Haight  FREE

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Wednesday, May 2 – 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...

All DayBay Area Discovery Museum | Free Admission Day   FREE
9:00 amFree Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF   FREE
11:00 amGLBT History Museum: Free First Wednesdays | Castro   FREE
5:30 pmFree Laughter Yoga Class | UCSF   FREE
6:30 pmDrink & Draw Art Event & Raffle | The Knockout   FREE
6:30 pmIntro to Personal Safety & Self-Defense Class | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
7:00 pmEast Bay Science Cafe | Albany   FREE
8:00 pmBowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay   FREE

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum | East Bay
Thursday, May 3 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to galleries. Film programs are excluded
| Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive

The UC Berkeley Art Museum is the visual arts center of the University of California, Berkeley. Through art and film programs, collections, and research resources, the University aspires to be locally connected more...

10:00 amPez Museum: Free Admission Day | Burlingame  FREE
5:00 pmAsian Art Museum’s Zen Buddhism “Tasting Menu” | SF   $15*
*Tasting Menu event is $15 ($5 plus general admission of $10 after 5 pm to general galleries) admission to special galleries may require $10 surcharge. Certain special events may have different pricing.
6:00 pmLower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin   FREE
6:00 pmFirst Thursday Art Party at the Phoenix Hotel | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
7:00 pmClose-Up Comedy: Great Comics & Free Beer Giveaways | SF   FREE*
*Free admission. Beer, wine, and fancy pastries for sale

Friday, May 4, 2018

Rotunda Dance Series:
Friday, May 4 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall

Feature performances created by four of LINES’ nationally-renowned faculty, in collaboration with Dance Center students from LINES’ Performance Workshop program. These four pieces culminate an 8-week process of creativity, artistry and more...

All DayFree Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History  FREE
All DayFirst Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but there is a $5 suggested donation for the optional potluck lunch.
11:00 amTimbuk2 First Fridays Free Factory Tour | San Francisco  FREE*
*Free tours take place on the First Friday of the month, and tickets are required. Tours are limited to 20 people.
3:00 pm“Block Fest” Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
3:00 pmFree Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa   FREE*
*Free, but space is limited so an RSVP is requested.
5:00 pm“Off the Grid” Star Wars Party, Cantina & Stormtroopers | Fort Mason   FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
6:00 pm“Batch Made Market” Artisan Food | SF   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 pmOakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk   FREE
6:00 pm$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills   $5*
*From 6-10pm enjoy $5 admission to the Center. There is no pre-registration for First Fridays.
7:00 pmBayview First Fridays: Beer, Whiskey & Free Concert | Seven Stills   FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
7:45 pmHayes Valley’s Free Outdoor Movie Night: Spring 2018 | SF   FREE
8:00 pmFree First Fridays Live Music Showcase | The Uptown   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, May 5, 2018

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...

9:00 amSick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden  FREE*
*Garden admission is free only if you're attending the Sick Plant Clinic.
10:00 amHeron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park  FREE
10:00 am“Healthy Parks Healthy People”: Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area  FREE
12:00 pm2018 Makers Market in the Park & Craft Fair | San Jose   FREE
12:30 pmNike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands   FREE
6:30 pmSpontaneous Storytelling & Free Drinks Night | Oakland   FREE
8:00 pmSea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF   FREE*
*RSVP required 415-561-7171 or, Bring a mug for cider
8:00 pmCraft Beers & Free Comedy Night | Oakland   FREE
9:00 pmPrince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party | NoPa   $5

Sunday, May 6, 2018

$5 First Sundays | Oakland Museum of California
Sunday, May 6 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Oakland Museum of California

The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) brings together collections of art, history and natural science under one roof to tell the extraordinary stories of California and its people. As the only museum more...

10:00 amAsian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF   FREE*
*Special exhibitions may require separate admission surcharge
All DayBank of America Free Museum Weekend   FREE*
*Free for Bank of America or Merrill Lynch Card Holders. Some venues may be closed on certain days; please confirm directly with participating museums.
11:00 am“Sunday Streets” Huge Block Party | Tenderloin   FREE
11:00 am“StreetBeats” Hip Hop Fest: DJ Workshops & Dance Lessons | Asian Art Museum   FREE
All Day2018 How Weird Street Faire: The Disco Ball | SoMa   $11.11*
*Early Bird tickets $11.11, Advanced tickets are $15 and Door tickets are $20
12:30 pmFree Monthly Yoga Class for Beginners | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
1:00 pmYerba Buena Gardens Festival 2018 Kick-Off: All-Female Mariachi | SF   FREE
1:30 pmKabuki on Film: Free Screening & Kabuki Expert Talk | San Mateo   FREE

Monday, May 7, 2018

SF's Beatles Karaoke Night | Every First Monday
Monday, May 7 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Royale

Do you think your bird can sing? If so, Joshua Raoul Brody (Tango Number 9) will give you and the Fab Four a piano-bar treatment at the Beatles-only karaoke night at more...

8:00 pmMisery Index: All Star Comedy Showcase | Mission Dist.  FREE
8:00 pmSuper Smash Bros Tourney: Booze, Comedy & Video Games | SF   FREE
8:30 pm“Classical Revolution” Chamber Music Jam | Mission Dist.   FREE*
*Free, but a $5-20 donation is welcome to support the musicians.
8:45 pmLate Nite Open Mic in a Movie Theater | The New Parkway   FREE

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

8:00 pmMilkin’ It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight  FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Yarn Tree Wrapping: SF's Afternoon Art Break | Asian Art Museum
Wednesday, May 9 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free outside the Asian Art Museum at larkin and fulton
| Asian Art Museum

Marie Applegate Stop by the Asian Art Museum’s Village Artist Corner (outside at the corner of Larkin + Fulton) every second Wednesday of the month to engage in Yarn Wrapping. Pick Me Up more...

2:00 pmState-of-the-Art Green Building Tour | SF Public Utilities Office   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Limited to maximum of 20 guests. Arrive 15 minutes prior to tour start time.
7:00 pmThe Laugh Boat: Local Brews & Free Comedy | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
7:30 pmFree AcroYoga Class | Sports Basement Berkeley   FREE

Thursday, May 10, 2018

7:30 pm“I Wish I Was Happy” Hour Comedy Show | SF  FREE*
*Free admission but bring money for food and drinks.
7:30 pmComedy Sharks Standup Night | Peninsula  FREE

Friday, May 11, 2018

Friday, May 11 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center

Off the Grid More than 30 food vendors in a huge circle with a full bar and bands and DJs in the middle? Now that’s a party; it’s also California’s largest weekly street food more...

3:00 pmFree Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa  FREE*
*Free, but space is limited so an RSVP is requested.
6:00 pm“Millennials Ruin Everything”: Free Comedy & Oysters Night | El Rio   FREE*
*Free, suggested donation $5
6:00 pmCandlelight Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Grace Cathedral   FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome
6:30 pmSan José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2018   FREE
10:00 pmLast Nite: A 2000’s Indie Dance Party | SF   FREE*
*Free, before 10 pm. $10 after.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Free Redwood State Park Days: May 2018 | Second Saturdays
Saturday, May 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free with the promotional pass. Passes can be downloaded at
| California Redwood State Parks

California State Parks To celebrate 100 years of saving California’s iconic redwood forest, Save the Redwoods League and California State Parks are offering more than 16,000 free vehicle day-use passes to more more...

9:00 amTrail & Habitat Volunteer Work: Restoring Laguna Honda’s Lost Trails | SF   FREE
10:00 amHeron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park   FREE
10:00 amSF Public Library’s $1 Book & Media Sale | Mission Dist.   FREE*
*Free to look around and you can buy a book or media for only $1.
11:00 am“March For Our Health” Pro-Healthcare Rally & Protest | Oakland   FREE
12:00 pmGarden Party: Live Music, Food, Refreshments & Plant Sale | SF   FREE
12:00 pmEco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF   FREE
2:00 pm“Sketchboard”: Figure Drawing Art Class & Live Music | SF   $5*
*Donation-based admission: $5-15

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Exploratorium Free Day: Mother's Day 2018 | SF
Sunday, May 13 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Exploratorium

Exploratorium via Facebook The Exploratorium is a twenty-first-century learning laboratory, an eye-opening, always-changing, playful place to explore and tinker featuring hundreds of science, art, and human perception exhibits. While they don’t have monthly free more...

All DayMarine Mammal Center Science Sunday | Sausalito   FREE
10:30 am“Sunday Assembly” Silicon Valley Community Gathering | Mountain View   FREE

Monday, May 14, 2018

7:00 pmIntro to Personal Safety & Self-Defense Class | Berkeley  FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
8:00 pmSomething Something Shindig: Improv Comedy & Music | SF  FREE
8:00 pmSuper Smash Bros Tourney: Booze, Comedy & Video Games | SF  FREE

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

7:00 pmFree Astronomy Lecture | Presidio  FREE
7:30 pmWitches’ Brew: A Standup Comedy Show | SF  FREE*
*Free to see the show. $5 to enter the witchy raffle.