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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!

Tuesday, April 25

Bay Area Dance Week 2017: Free Events | April 25
Tuesday, April 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but some classes required RSVP.
| San Francisco Bay Area
Bay Area Dance Week 2017: Free Events | April 25

The 19th annual Bay Area National Dance Week runs Friday, April 21 – Sunday, April 30, 2017. The annual 10-day festival features over 400 free events throughout the Bay Area. Take dance classes and watch free performances in a wide range of styles including Argentine tango, classical Indian, jazz, hip ...

Free Guided Tours of 9th Circuit Court of Appeals | SF
Tuesday, April 25 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | James R. Browning U.S. Court of Appeals Building
Free Guided Tours of 9th Circuit Court of Appeals | SF

The James R. Browning U.S. Courthouse, a National Historic Landmark, is located at the corner of Seventh and Mission Streets in San Francisco. The public entrance is 95 Seventh Street. Opened in 1905, this is considered one of America’s most beautiful public buildings. Today, it ...

The Effects Of Climate Change & Drought on California Soil | The Presidio
Tuesday, April 25 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required. Donations are highly encouraged.
| Presidio Natural Resources Building
The Effects Of Climate Change & Drought on California Soil | The Presidio

California’s drought discussions have been dominated by media attention and public discourse about the supply of water while the impact on soil resources has been largely ignored. Hear Stephen Andrews (UC Berkeley Professor specializing in soils) discuss climate change and drought through a soils lens, …

Artful Mending: Repair, Reinforce & Embellish | SF Main Library
Tuesday, April 25 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
Artful Mending: Repair, Reinforce & Embellish | SF Main Library

Join the slow fashion movement by keeping your favorite garments in your closet and out of the landfill. Learn how to transform worn clothing and extend its life in this hands-on workshop.
They will use simple embroidery and mending techniques to repair, reinforce and embellish. Bring …

Balance Housing Workshop: Basics Of Credit & Credit Reporting | South SF
Tuesday, April 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | South San Francisco Main Library
Balance Housing Workshop: Basics Of Credit & Credit Reporting | South SF

Learn everything first time home buyers need to know about the basics of credit and credit reporting, understanding your credit scores and establishing or re-establishing credit so that you can become a homeowner.
Balance, a non-profit organization, provides counseling and educational services to help people achieve …

Cookies & Comedy Night | SF
Tuesday, April 25 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Brainwash Cafe
Cookies & Comedy Night | SF

The line up for tonight’s show:

Katrina Davis
Jake Elliot
Kevin Renner
Brady
And headliner, DJ Real

“The Bold Flavors of Paula Wolfert’s Renegade Life” Book Launch | Omnivore Books
Tuesday, April 25 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Omnivore Books on Food

Paula Wolfert is a legendary hero to some of our most influential chefs, from Alice Waters to Yotam Ottolenghi. Through her forty year career, from Morocco to the Middle East, she uncovered ingredients and methods we now take for granted, from preserved lemons to Aleppo …

Author Talk With Bill McGowan: Emmy-Award Winning Journalist | SF
Tuesday, April 25 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| General Assembly San Francisco
Author Talk With Bill McGowan: Emmy-Award Winning Journalist | SF

Why It Matters: HarperCollins Publishers, in partnership with General Assembly, is presenting a series of author events nationwide focused on how to improve key business skills such as negotiation, creativity, leadership, communication and decision-making.
This event’s featured expert, Bill McGowan is the Founder and CEO of Clarity …

“The Macallan” Single Malt Scotch Whisky Tasting & Class | SF
Tuesday, April 25 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. 21+ Only.
| Innovation Hangar at Palace of Fine Arts

One night could turn you into a scotch aficionado. Come to the Palace of Fine Arts’ Innovation Hangar with your friends and colleagues to “Raise The Macallan” at a private single malt scotch whisky tasting and learn a little bit about what makes it one of the ...

The Startup Bike Meetup: Food, Drinks & Art: DayLIghted | Civic Center
Tuesday, April 25 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Civic Center Plaza
The Startup Bike Meetup: Food, Drinks & Art: DayLIghted | Civic Center

This month they’ll be visiting DayLIghted, an art-based startup. They’ll start with an easy 60-min bike ride followed by free dinner at DayLighted office.
The meet-up place will be in  Civic Center, specifically on Fulton & Larkin at 6:30 pm and you guys will be rolling …

16mm Movie Night: 1964 Vintage Horror Film “Devil Doll” | Nob Hill
Tuesday, April 25 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
| Gallery Cafe
16mm Movie Night: 1964 Vintage Horror Film

It’s not a giant reptile but a small doll that brings the fright to movie night at The Gallery Cafe this month. Come watch this 1964 classic on a 16mm projector.

“Oakland Noir” New Crime Fiction Celebration | City Lights
Tuesday, April 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | City Lights Books

California’s noir quotient continues to rise with Oakland Noir, which reveals all the dark complexities of this prominent city. Akashic Books continues its groundbreaking series of original noir anthologies, launched in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir. Each story is set in a distinct neighborhood or location …

A Look At Marine Protected Areas | SF
Tuesday, April 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bay Model Visitor Center
A Look At Marine Protected Areas | SF

A look at protection measures in California and beyond and the effectiveness of MPAs and Sanctuaries on shark conservation. As Co- Chair of the Golden Gate Marine Protected Area Collaboration, Shark Stewards is a committed partner in the state’s marine protection.
As part of a statewide …

App Fair: Innovations In The Mobile Industry | Berkeley
Tuesday, April 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Pauley Ballroom (UC Berkeley)
App Fair: Innovations In The Mobile Industry | Berkeley

Join them on April 25th for the 4th Berkeley App Fair. Each semester, their fair brings together hundreds of students, developers, and entrepreneurs to explore innovations in the mobile industry. Attendees network with mobile teams from the bay’s most innovative startups, and get to be …

La La Land’s One-Night-Only “Seb’s” Jazz Club Pop-Up | SF
La La Land's One-Night-Only

In celebration of the almost-Best-Picture-Award-Winning La La Land releasing on Blu-ray and DVD, on April 25th five cities will transform into the iconic jazz club featured in the film, “Seb’s.”
The bars will be fully changed over to replicate the “Seb’s” experience with live jazz, themed …

Poetry Reading Series: Anselm Berrigan & Hoa Nguyen | SF
Tuesday, April 25 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is recommended.
| The Booksmith
Poetry Reading Series: Anselm Berrigan & Hoa Nguyen | SF

Booksmith is delighted to host local literary nonprofit Small Press Traffic as they present two superb visiting poets, Anselm Berrigan and Hoa Nguyen.
Small Press Traffic hosts poets Anselm Berrigan and Hoa Nguyen as part of its longtime reading series. Since 1974 Small Press Traffic (SPT) …

“Astronomy on Tap” The Search For Sister Earth | DNA Lounge
Tuesday, April 25 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | DNA Lounge

Spring has sprung, and Astronomy on Tap has returned for another night full of all things space. Astronomy on Tap Bay Area has taken up permanent residence in San Francisco, so they’re changing their name to AoTSF.
Franck Marchis of the SETI institute will discuss whether the …

Last Tuesdays Comedy at The Layover | Oakland
Tuesday, April 25 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
| The Layover
Last Tuesdays Comedy at The Layover | Oakland

Laugh City is a monthly comedy show bringing comedians from HBO, Showtime, Comedy Central and Late Night TV to Oakland every last Tuesday at 8 pm. DJ B.C. spins music after the show. The show takes place at The Layover (1517 Franklin St). 21 and up. Doors open at 7 pm. Free, ...

Oaktown Comedy Night | Oakland
Tuesday, April 25 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Use promo code HELLAFUNNY for free tickets. Otherwise $15.
| Starline Social Club
Oaktown Comedy Night | Oakland

SF may get most of the press, but Oakland has its own rich comedy scene, so “Oaktown Comedy Night” is your weekly Tuesday showcase of some of the town’s best comics from around the Bay. Many comedians performing on Oaktown Comedy Night has been on Comedy Central, Viceland, CNN, Family ...

Free Non Stop Bhangra Dance Class | SF
Tuesday, April 25 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Abada Capoeira Arts Center
Free Non Stop Bhangra Dance Class | SF

If you love Non Stop Bhangra and have wanted to try a class but haven’t made it out to one, here’s your chance to try it for free with Dholrhythms Dance Company.
As part of Bay Area Dance Week celebration, Dholrhythms is opening up its regular …