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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!

Friday, February 24

Comic Arts Fest 2017: Online Comic Making | SSF
Friday, February 24 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | South San Francisco Main Library
Comic Arts Fest 2017: Online Comic Making | SSF

During the whole month of February, there will be an extravaganza of author visits, workshops, and comics-related programs. The goal is to enable aspiring artists and readers of all ages and to celebrate the importance of comics both as an art form and as valid ...

Access Drag Show Happy Hour | SF
Friday, February 24 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oasis
Access Drag Show Happy Hour | SF

At this month’s, Happy Hour Linty and the Access SFUSD crew invite you to spread the word and spread the love as they come together to create inclusive and supportive community here in San Francisco. They are also collecting pledges to support the “spread the word to …

Free Happy Hour Noise Pop Concert: O.C.D. & Trash Vampire | Bender’s
Friday, February 24 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bender's Bar & Grill
Free Happy Hour Noise Pop Concert: O.C.D. & Trash Vampire  | Bender's

The Noise Pop Festival is San Francisco’s (and Funcheap’s) favorite indie music, art and film festival. Now in its 25th year, Noise Pop has brought early exposure to many emerging artists in the Bay Area and beyond, many of whom have gone on to widespread ...

San Francisco Critical Mass
Friday, February 24 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Justin Herman Plaza
San Francisco Critical Mass

Critical Mass is a mass bicycle ride that takes place on the last Friday of each month in San Francisco starting at 5:30 pm at Justin Herman Plaza (foot of Market Street) and in cities around the world. Everyone is invited. No one is in charge. Bring your ...

Fauxtest 2017: Ironic Fake Protest Rally & March | Dolores Park
Friday, February 24 – 5:45 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free; bring along a flashlight and your Fauxtest sign
| Dolores Park
Fauxtest 2017: Ironic Fake Protest Rally & March | Dolores Park

Join San Francisco’s fifth annual Fauxtest (pronounced foe-test), a fake protest, rally and march to demonstrate for/against Dada (fake or nonsense) news. Originally conceived as a fake protest in response to complacency and arm chair activism, Fauxtest has evolved into a response to the fake …

Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley
Friday, February 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required.
| Grace North Church
Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley

Walk the free labyrinth at Grace North Church in Berkeley with 97 candles lighting the path, while listening to music every last Friday of the month. Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required. The Winding Way musicians, an acoustic musical group featuring guitar, violin, cello, mandolin, ...

Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF
Friday, February 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. John Episcopal Church
Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF

VolxKuche or Free-Cafe SF is a free supper club held on the second Friday and fourth Friday of the month with dinner served starting at 6 pm. The food will be vegan when possible, and always vegetarian. Is it taking place this month? Always check the Facebook ...

“Miracles in Light” Light Art Experience | Spacious Grace 2017
Friday, February 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Grace Cathedral

Come visit the darkened cathedral during these hours to experience a new light art event created by the 2016 Artists in Residence Benjamin Bergery and Jim Campbell.
The piece will evoke different Biblical miracles using nothing more than light and text throughout the cathedral.

6 pm: Artist …

Free Classical Guitar Concert | SF
Friday, February 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Community Music Center
Free Classical Guitar Concert | SF

Scottish-born classical guitarist David Russell resides in Spain, where he has been influenced musically and celebrated with many an honor, including a concert hall and a street with his name. Russell is one of the most prolific and acclaimed classical guitarists alive today. He has …

Piano Sessions with Myra Melford | The Presidio
Friday, February 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Presidio Officers' Club
Piano Sessions with Myra Melford | The Presidio

For pianist, composer and Guggenheim fellow Myra Melford, the personal and the poetic have always been intimately connected. Raised outside Chicago in a house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, Melford grew up literally surrounded by art, seeing early on that aesthetic expression could both be …

Los Campesinos Indie Rock Mini Concert | Amoeba SF
Friday, February 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
Los Campesinos Indie Rock Mini Concert | Amoeba SF

Welsh indie rockers Los Campesinos play live and sign their new album, Sick Scenes (out February 24th on vinyl, colored vinyl & CD), on release date.
Sick Scenes is the sixth studio album by Los Campesinos and follows their highly acclaimed 2013 release, “No Blues”. The band …

Why Mexico Fell Apart & How to Fix It | Berkeley
Friday, February 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sibley Auditorium
Why Mexico Fell Apart & How to Fix It | Berkeley

Denise Dresser will speak about the demise of the “Mexican Moment” due to corruption, the mass kidnapping of students from Ayotzinapa, increasing violence, and economic mismanagement by the Peña Nieto administration. She will also focus on U.S.-Mexico relations in the Trump era, and what Mexican …

Generations: Black LGBTIQQ History Experiences 2017 | SF
Friday, February 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| SOMArts Cultural Center
Generations: Black LGBTIQQ History Experiences 2017 | SF

Come and join a free community event celebrating the lives of black LGBTIQQ people. There will be raffle prizes, entertainment, an art gallery, food, music and free HIV/STD testing.
Free but an RSVP is required.

Last Fridays Outdoor Movie Night “The Wedding Planner” | Pier 39
Friday, February 24 – 6:15 pm | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
Last Fridays Outdoor Movie Night

Grab your blankets and head to Pier 39 for their Outdoor Movie Night, held the last Friday of every month through September. Before the show, get a bite to eat at one of Pier 39’s restaurants, or take advantage of special giveaways and movie night ...

San Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.
Friday, February 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Zeitgeist
San Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.

Join the SF Beard and Mustache Club for a monthly gathering at Zeitgeist at 7 pm every last Friday of the month. If you have a beard or mustache, if you like beards and mustaches, or if you want a beard or mustache, then by all means ...

As I Lay Laughing: Comedy & Snacks | Oakland
Friday, February 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| E.M. Wolfman General Interest Small Bookstore
As I Lay Laughing: Comedy & Snacks | Oakland

Lineup includes:

Tyler Hinz
Emily Catalano
Chris John

They will also be offering free drinks for the night. Sounds awesome right?

Hip Hop Core Class: Get Down With Your Bad Self | SF
Friday, February 24 – 7:15 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Lucy Activewear
Hip Hop Core Class: Get Down With Your Bad Self | SF

Get down and sweaty with Hip Hop Core, a cardio-dance class blending easy to follow routines with free weights, Bender Balls, and 15 minutes of core work to complete your fitness dance fix.
This class is the perfect blend of hip hop choreography, cardiovascular endurance training, …

SF Chamber Orchestra Main Stage Concert “Wordsmiths” | Herbst Theatre
Friday, February 24 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Herbst Theatre
SF Chamber Orchestra Main Stage Concert “Wordsmiths” | Herbst Theatre

Dedicated to the lyrical muse, this program features two outstanding singers well-known to SFCO audiences: mezzo-soprano Lara Nie and tenor Brian Thorsett.
Canteloube’s lush settings of folk songs from France’s Auvergne region are paired with a newly commissioned work by Berkeley composer Peter Josheff, based on …

“Three Masquerades” Book Discussion | Green Apple Books on the Park
Friday, February 24 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Green Apple Books on the Park

Daniel Handler discusses Three Masquerades, a collection of novellas by Rachel Ingalls. Daniel Handler assembled this collection for Pharos Editions, a press that is dedicated to bringing to light out-of-print, lost or rare books of distinction.

HellaFunny Fridays | North Beach
Friday, February 24 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP code HELLAFUNNY
| Caffe Sapore
HellaFunny Fridays | North Beach

Right on the crooked-est street in the world (the crooked part being just a few blocks up) at HellaFunny Fridays – a weekly comedy show brought to you by Stroy Moyd (NBC, ABC, Viceland), Tim Young (Punchline, SF Sketchfest) and Feel Woods (Cobbs, SF Sketchfest). ...