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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!

Thursday, July 20

“Flower Power” Happy Hour Art Walk | SF
Thursday, July 20 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but there's a $10 suggested donation
| The Mosser Hotel

Join ArtSpan for an art walk through five of their Art-In-Neighborhoods exhibitions. Enjoy an artist reception with happy hour refreshments at each location.
All five venues are within walking distance (0.7 miles total area). The full art walk can be completed in 15 minutes, but you’ll want to …

“Presidio Twilight” Campfire Party with Off the Grid | SF
Thursday, July 20 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
| Main Post Lawn

Cozy up with Off the Grid at “Presidio Twilight” – a free weekly evening event on the Main Post Lawn from 5-9 pm every Thursday from mid-May to October. Off the Grid street food vendors will serve up dishes tapas-style while you relax under the ...

Summer Street Party: Live Music, 100+ Hot Rods & Family Fun | Downtown Hayward
Thursday, July 20 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Hayward
Summer Street Party: Live Music, 100+ Hot Rods & Family Fun | Downtown Hayward

The 2017 downtown Hayward 3rd Thursday Street Party goes into its 17th season from 5:30-8:30 pm on June 15, July 20 and August 17 with bands, a classic car show, street entertainers, food, and family fun. Fun will be provided by street entertainers, face-painters and rides ...

Quick Draw SF: Comics & Zines | SoMa
Thursday, July 20 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 1192 Folsom
Quick Draw SF: Comics & Zines | SoMa

This month they will be celebrating comic books and zines featuring a gaggle of artists who have made some pretty great books. If you’re feeling left out from all the San Diego Comic Con fun, hang out, draw some comic strips, and grab a drink.
Friends …

Moraga Summer Concert: Tribute to The Beatles | East Bay
Thursday, July 20 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Moraga Commons Park
Moraga Summer Concert: Tribute to The Beatles | East Bay

On Thursday evenings at the Moraga Commons Park for a relaxing free concert in the park. Bring your picnic blanket or lawn chairs to the grassy hillside in front of the band shell. Enjoy the music while your children enjoy the park. The volunteers of ...

San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Walls” | Oakland
Thursday, July 20 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Lake Meritt - Edoff Memorial Bandstand
San Francisco Mime Troupe's

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 58th season with more free and lively performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2017 production “Walls.” San Francisco Mime Troupe | 2017 Free political theater & music in parks all over the Bay Area ...

The Complexities & Urgency of the Changing Climate | SF
Thursday, July 20 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Swissnex
The Complexities & Urgency of the Changing Climate | SF

As ice caps melt and sea levels rise, communicating climate science is more critical than ever. Yet, researchers face unique challenges in connecting with a divided public. How can climate experts and science communicators inspire public action for a changing planet?
The fourth SciComm Studio meetup …

20th Annual Youth Speaks Queeriosity | SF
Thursday, July 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Herbst Theatre
20th Annual Youth Speaks Queeriosity | SF

Queeriosity is an annual literary arts and performance event that creates a safe space for LBGTQ youth to speak their truths to a supportive group of their peers and allies on Thursday, July 20, 2017.
Queeriosity is a place for queer and questioning youth to simply …

Live Music with Medicine Ball Ensemble | Oakland
Thursday, July 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Terrace Room Restaurant & Bar
Live Music with Medicine Ball Ensemble | Oakland

One of the most exciting and eclectic ensembles performing in the Bay Area with all star entertainers from all over the world assembled by founder and bandleader David Sturdevant. Known for his unique pairings of award winning multi-instrumentalists and first class vocalists, David personally arranges …

“Where You Live” Book Conversations | SF
Thursday, July 20 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, an RSVP is encouraged but not required.
| The Booksmith

Booksmith is excited to host Andrew Roe reading from his new book, the collection of stories Where You Live. He’ll be in conversation with their friend and yours Ethel Rohan. Please join them.
The California of Where You Live might have sun, surf, and sand, but …

Outdoor Waterfront Movie Night: “Dirty Dancing” | Jack London Square
Thursday, July 20 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Outdoor Waterfront Movie Night:

Cozy up on the waterfront this summer with free outdoor screenings of hit movies, as part of Jack London Square’s hit Waterfront Flicks series. From date night to family flick night, moviegoers can start their evenings early with dinner at one of Jack London Square’s ...

HellaFunny on Haight Street | Milk Bar
Thursday, July 20 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Use promo code HELLAFUNNY for free tickets. Otherwise, it's $15.
| Milk Bar
HellaFunny on Haight Street | Milk Bar

Come out to #HellaFunny at Milk Bar located in the heart of the Upper Haight to see some of SF’s best rising comedic talent. The lineup changes every week, but expect to see comics that have performed at Cobbs, SF Sketchfest, the Punchline and featured ...

Free Movies in the Park: “Moana” | Pleasanton
Thursday, July 20 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Amador Valley Community Park
Free Movies in the Park:

Enjoy free movies on Thursday evenings from July to August, compliments of the City of Pleasanton. Grab a picnic dinner, blanket and low beach chairs to enjoy family film favorites. All films will be shown at dusk at Amador Valley Community Park. Be prepared for some fun activities ...

Movies on the Square: “The Princess Bride” | Redwood City
Thursday, July 20 – 8:45 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Movies on the Square: “The Princess Bride” | Redwood City

Bring the family out to a free movie showing in downtown Redwood City in Courthouse Square on Thursday evenings from June 1 to August 31 in 2017. Movies start at sundown (approximately 8:45 pm). Come early for the best seats – a limited number of ...

The Night Light’s 5 Year Anniversary Party | Oakland
Thursday, July 20 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*21+ only
| The Night Light
The Night Light's 5 Year Anniversary Party | Oakland

The Night Light thanks you for 5 years of excellence in downtown Oakland. Come by and celebrate with them for an excellent music, inspired conversation and plentiful libations. Oh yeah, it’s also all free (as long as you’re 21+). Because they love you.

Winter Baby Summer Birthday Party | Monarch
Winter Baby Summer Birthday Party | Monarch

Broke Ass Stuart is throwing a fun party celebrating everyone who has a winter birthday.
DJs from Smoked Out Soul – “An immersive experience with live horn players, drummers, and guitarists collaborating with sound sculpting producers on a Void surround-sound system.”
Let’s face it: if your birthday is …

Friday, July 21

Curated Forum for Climate Change | SF
Friday, July 21 – 8:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Golden Gate Club
Curated Forum for Climate Change | SF

Cool Effect, a Bay Area based non-profit crowdfunding to fight climate change, is bringing together thought leaders in policy, climate, non-profit and sustainable storytelling to discuss how they can come together to raise awareness, enlist support and most importantly, take action to verifiably reduce carbon …

Interactive Breakfast for Women in Tech | SF
Friday, July 21 – 8:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is encouraged.
| General Assembly San Francisco
Interactive Breakfast for Women in Tech | SF

The crew from General Assembly would like to invite you to join this interactive breakfast for Women in Technology. They ask great women in tech to give their insight on how they reached their level of success, advice on navigating the workplace, and how they …

2017 Fair Trade Bazaar at the de Young | Golden Gate Park
Friday, July 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | de Young Museum
2017 Fair Trade Bazaar at the de Young | Golden Gate Park

A world of art awaits you at the 7th Annual Fair Trade Bazaar, showcasing products from global artisans. Unique items including jewelry, textiles, native handcrafts, and decorative accessories reflect the many cultures in the de Young’s permanent collection of art from Africa, Oceania, and the Americas. 2017 Fair ...

Christmas in July | Pier 39
Friday, July 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
Christmas in July | Pier 39

Pier 39 is celebrating Christmas in July. The first 100 people to present the special ornament coupon at Christmas in San Francisco on Level 1 will receive a free commemorative PIER 39 ornament.* Click here to download your coupon.
*Must present coupon at time of redemption. One …