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San Francisco… land of the free. Here’s just the free stuff in SF and the Bay Area. Keep your wallet in your pocket and enjoy!

Wednesday, January 18

East Bay January Career Fair | Walnut Creek
Wednesday, January 18 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Walnut Creek Marriott
East Bay January Career Fair | Walnut Creek

Meet, sit down and interview with Fortune 500 employers at Walnut Creek’s Premiere Sales & Professional Career Fairs.  Please come in professional dress (suit & tie or business suit) and bring plenty of resumes.
 

Lego Lunchtime Build-a-thon | Mountain View
Wednesday, January 18 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Public Library
Lego Lunchtime Build-a-thon | Mountain View

Build awesome things with Legos. It’s drop-in event with no registration required. The library provides the Legos, you provide the imagination. 12:30-1:30 pm: It’s a Lego fest for all ages. Everyone is welcome to have fun building. They also have Duplos for toddlers. This event takes ...

No Shadow Without Light: Writers Respond to Trump | SF Main Library
Wednesday, January 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
No Shadow Without Light: Writers Respond to Trump | SF Main Library

As with the rest of the Bay Area, Litquake has been festering over the unexpected election of Donald Trump. Do they publish a manifesto? Or curl up in the fetal position? Yes, times are dark indeed, but it’s incumbent on the creative class to stand …

Understanding the Basics of ADHD | SF Main Library
Wednesday, January 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
Understanding the Basics of ADHD | SF Main Library

Sarah Cheyette, MD, a Neurologist from the Palo Alto Medical Foundation who treats children and adults, Benjamin Cheyette, MD, PhD, an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at UCSF, and Peter Johnson, a seventh-degree black belt in Karate – are happy to discuss their approach to the …

SF’s Beer Shuttle: Free Brewery Bus Crawl | SoMa
Wednesday, January 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free shuttle. Bring money for beer and food.
| ThirstyBear Organic Brewery
SF's Beer Shuttle: Free Brewery Bus Crawl | SoMa

The San Francisco Brewers Guild has created the city’s first free, hop-on-hop-off “Drink SF Beer Shuttle,” showcasing neighborhood breweries as a permanent companion to its monthly Meet the Brewers nights. The fun kicks off with a “Meet the Brewers” event at 6pm typically featuring special release ...

“Resistance Training” Open Reception | Oakland
Wednesday, January 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mills College, Aron Art Center

Exhibition and events offer a bolstering sense of community in the midst of a tumultuous political era.
On the eve of the inauguration, and into the first days of a new regime, Resistance Training, a presentation of recent a new artwork and activism, provides a needed …

The 2017 San Francisco Volunteer Fair | Tenderloin
Wednesday, January 18 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Tenderloin Museum
The 2017 San Francisco Volunteer Fair | Tenderloin

Find the perfect match at the 2017 Volunteer Fair at the Tenderloin Museum. On Wednesday January 18, 2017, potential volunteers (that’s you) can learn about nonprofit service organizations in the community.
A 6:30 pm reception will be followed by brief presentations from a selection of local service …

Funny Dames & Dudes Comedy Show & Open Mic | SF
Wednesday, January 18 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Brainwash Cafe
Funny Dames & Dudes Comedy Show & Open Mic | SF

Join them for this stellar comedy showcase featuring the best and brightest up-and-coming comics of the SF Bay Area, hosted and co-producted by Sandra Risser and Suzy Vincent, at everyone’s favorite comedy hotspot, The Brainwash Cafe.
After the show, you can stay for the City’s best open …

Harvey Milk Plaza Redesign Meeting | Castro
Wednesday, January 18 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eureka Valley Recreation Center
Harvey Milk Plaza Redesign Meeting | Castro

Join the Friends of Harvey Milk Plaza, SFMTA | San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, and AIA San Francisco – AIASF at this community meeting in the Castro to discuss the redevelopment and revisioning of the plaza named for civil rights icon Harvey Milk. 2017 Meetings ...

Free Comedy Night with Danny Dechi | Outer Richmond
Wednesday, January 18 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bazaar Cafe
Free Comedy Night with Danny Dechi | Outer Richmond

As usual, they have a hilarious lineup for today:

Bob Sarlatte
Clark Peterson
Don Lacy
Ethan Orloff
Fred Anderson
Griffin Daley
James Gleason
Jerry Goldstone
Mickey Joseph
Nina G
Sharon Birzer
Tessie Chua
William Frank Gilbert

A Celebration for New Works of Fiction | City Lights
Wednesday, January 18 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | City Lights Books
A Celebration for New Works of Fiction | City Lights

David Lida is the author of four books, including the very well received travel narrative First Stop in the New World (Riverhead, 2009). One Life is his first novel and will be published in Mexico in Spanish in 2016. He has been a journalist for …

“Moonlight Comedy”: Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland
Wednesday, January 18 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Uptown Nightclub

Moonlight Comedy is a live stand up comedy showcase taking place under the stars in the outdoor patio, in the heart of downtown Oakland, at The Uptown. Dress warmly; they’ve got a couple of patio heaters to help keep you toasty. Each week features some of ...

Jokelandish: Stand-up Comedy Showcase | Oakland
Wednesday, January 18 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with code "funcheapbaby" on Eventbrite; otherwise, it's $5.
| The Hatch
Jokelandish: Stand-up Comedy Showcase | Oakland

January 18th lineup:

Nicole Calasich (headlining) (ABC)
Jeremy Talamantes (SF Sketchfest)
Irish Dave (Throckmorton Theatre)
Dom Gelin (SF Punchline)
Emily Epstein White (hosting) (MOTH! Slam)

World Class Comedy Wednesdays | Marina
Wednesday, January 18 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Use promo code FUNCHEAP for free tickets. Otherwise $15.
| Eastside West
World Class Comedy Wednesdays | Marina

Like to laugh? Like to eat tacos or have killer cocktails? Then “World Class Comedy” is the Wednesday show for you – a weekly comedy showcase of some of SF’s best local comedians along with headliners that tour the world. Past headliners have performed USO comedy tours ...

Funcheap’s Free Comedy Night w/ Hella Funny | Cobb’s Comedy Club
Funcheap’s Free Comedy Night w/ Hella Funny | Cobb’s Comedy Club

Funcheap and Stroy Moyd of #HellaFunny take over Cobb’s Comedy Club for an awesome two nights of comedy at SF’s biggest comedy club. We’ve handpicked some of SF’s top local comedians to showcase for you whose credits include SF Sketchfest, NBC, Hollywood Laugh Factory and more. Funcheap’s Free ...

Thursday, January 19

UCSF Biotechnology Vendor Showcase Event | SF
Thursday, January 19 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | UCSF / Mission Bay
UCSF Biotechnology Vendor Showcase Event | SF

This event is one of Biotechnology-Calendar Inc.’s on-campus, life science research tradeshows. They plan and promote each event to bring the best products and services to the best research campuses across the United States.
The vendor shows offer an excellent opportunity for academic researchers to network …

Intelligentsia Grand Opening Party & Intimate Coffee Tasting | SF
Thursday, January 19 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Intelligentsia Coffee San Francisco
Intelligentsia Grand Opening Party & Intimate Coffee Tasting | SF

Join Intelligentsia for the grand opening of their new Training Lab; celebrate at an intimate coffee tasting and talk session with Vice President Geoff Watts, and Director of Sourcing & Sustainability Michael Sheridan. Food and beverages, and of course, amazing coffee will be provided. Daytime ...

Game Night Happy Hour, Trivia & Relay Races | SF
Game Night Happy Hour, Trivia & Relay Races | SF

Game Night brings a night of games, drinks, food and fun on the third Thursday of every month from 5-10 pm at Coffee Bar’s Bryant Street location. They will have discounted beer and wine, exclusive food menu, board games like giant Jenga, corn hole and more. Each event will ...

Dinner & Lecture: How Cancer Crosses the Color Line | SF
Thursday, January 19 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | UCSF Toland Hall
Dinner & Lecture: How Cancer Crosses the Color Line | SF

Please join Dr. Catherine Lucey for this special lecture by Professor of History and Public Affairs, Keith Wailoo, from Princeton University, on January 19, at 5pm in Toland Hall Auditorium.
The lecture examines the complex history of race and cancer in America, and uses this history …

NY Times Bestselling Author Dan Ariely In Conversation | SF
Thursday, January 19 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center
NY Times Bestselling Author Dan Ariely In Conversation | SF

Join them for an in-depth conversation led by three-time New York Times bestselling author Dan Ariely on his new book Payoff: The Hidden Logic that Shapes our Motivation .
Motivation is something everyone needs and something people are all responsible for inspiring in others–especially true of founders. But to what extent do you understand it?
Three-time …