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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, August 24

Adidas Giant Winter Warehouse Sale 2017 | Cow Palace
Thursday, August 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free entry. But bring money for purchases, of course.
| Cow Palace
Adidas Giant Winter Warehouse Sale 2017 | Cow Palace

Adidas is taking over part of the Cow Palace, August 24-27, 2017, for a “Giant Warehouse Clearance Event” and sale. Every clearance event is different, but you should expect up to 75% savings on over 20,000 square feet of footwear, apparel and accessories.  What Can I ...

Philz Coffee’s Soft Opening: Free Coffee & Pastries | Walnut Creek
Thursday, August 24 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Philz Coffee (Walnut Creek)
Philz Coffee's Soft Opening: Free Coffee & Pastries | Walnut Creek

The time has finally come for Philz Coffee to open their doors to their brand new Walnut Creek shop.
As part of their grand opening celebration, come in on Thursday, August 24th for a special soft opening party for complimentary coffee and pastries.
They appreciate an RSVP, …

Soul-Infused Classical Arabic Songs with Dalia Marina | Yerba Buena Gardens
Thursday, August 24 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Soul-Infused Classical Arabic Songs with Dalia Marina | Yerba Buena Gardens

Raised in the Bay Area and now based in Boston, Palestinian-American vocalist Dalia Marina made a lasting impression with her 2012 Yerba Buena Gardens Festival debut as a special guest with Middle Eastern ensemble Zamanna and her 2014 program presenting an eclectic set of jazz, …

Book Munchers: Kids Book Club | South SF
Thursday, August 24 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | South San Francisco Main Library
Book Munchers: Kids Book Club | South SF

Stop by the library to register for the book club and to pick up your free copy of the book. Read the book throughout the month, then you’ll meet at the end of the month for discussion and activities.
Book Munchers (for kids ages 5-8) will …

“Presidio Twilight” Campfire Party with Off the Grid | SF
Thursday, August 24 – 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 ...

YogaMeet: Free Yoga & Reflective Journaling | Campbell
Thursday, August 24 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required. Donations are encouraged.
| Ariel Dance Studio
YogaMeet: Free Yoga & Reflective Journaling | Campbell

YogaMeet your support and wellness community as we practice therapeutic yoga, participate in reflective journaling and share openly in a supportive environment.
YogaMeet is perfect for people looking to reduce stress from work & personal lives, seek support in transitioning through different life stages, or looking …

“LGBT San Francisco” Daniel Nicoletta’s Photographs | SF Main Library
Thursday, August 24 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library

LGBT: San Francisco is the first book dedicated to photographer Daniel Nicoletta’s archive of powerful images tracing the burgeoning lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender mecca that was San Francisco in the 1970s to its present.
Best known for his iconic images of Harvey Milk, Nicoletta’s work offers a unique insider’s …

SFJAZZ Summer Jazz 2017: Orquesta la Modern Tradición | Palo Alto
Thursday, August 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Stanford Shopping Center
SFJAZZ Summer Jazz 2017: Orquesta la Modern Tradición | Palo Alto

Enjoy 10 weeks of rhythm and blues as Summer Jazz, an annual tradition in Palo Alto, celebrates its 31st Anniversary at Stanford Shopping Center. A free outdoor concert series, Summer Jazz is produced by SFJAZZ and showcases a variety of jazz musicians and all-stars performing ...

“Fake News” Game Show: Discern Fact from Fiction & Win Prizes | South SF
Thursday, August 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | South San Francisco Main Library
“Fake News” Game Show: Discern Fact from Fiction & Win Prizes | South SF

Do you feel you have the ability to depict what sources are reliable or false? Put your ability to the test. Join them as they discuss “Fake News” and what determines whether a source is reliable or unreliable. Stop by and share your thoughts on …

Music & Market Summer Concerts: Beatles Tribute | Concord
Thursday, August 24 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Music & Market Summer Concerts: Beatles Tribute | Concord

The 28th Annual Music & Market Series returns to Todos Santos Plaza featuring a “Cream of the Crop” schedule of Bay Area bands, and one of the best Farmer’s Markets anywhere in downtown Concord from 6:30-8 pm from May through September. The Music & Market Series is ...

San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Walls” | Mill Valley
Thursday, August 24 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Mill Valley Community Center
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 ...

“Catch the Fever” Free Latin Dance Class & Party | Bay Street Emeryville
Thursday, August 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bay Street Emeryville

 Photo | Bay Street Emeryville Catch the Fever Enjoy the sizzle of festive Latin dance parties and “Catch the Fever” this summer at Bay Street on Thursday evenings. Join the party at Bay Street. Hebert Aguilar teach FREE Latin dance lessons. Followed by a dance party for students ...

“Power-Up: The Hidden Mathematics in Video Games” Book Discussion | Green Apple Books
Thursday, August 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Green Apple Books and Music

Please join Green Apple Books on Clement street Thursday, August 24th at 7:00 pm as we welcome Author Matthew Lane in a discussion about his book “Power-Up: Unlocking the Hidden Mathematics in Video Games.”
Did you know that every time you pick up the controller to …

“I’d Rather Be Reading” Book Release | Green Apple Books
Thursday, August 24 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Green Apple Books on the Park

In celebration of its release, artists Courtney Cerruti, Gemma Corell, Ashley Despain, Marc Johns, Jane Mount, Nichole Robertson, Lisa Solomon, and Bridget Watson-Payne present their work from I’d Rather Be Reading, followed by a book signing with author Guinevere de la Mare Sponsored by Chronicle …

(I wish I was) Happy Hour Comedy Show | SF
Thursday, August 24 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission but bring money for food and drinks.
| Slate Bar
(I wish I was) Happy Hour Comedy Show | SF

Tonight’s lineup:

Sam DiSalvo
Walker Glenn
Jessica Gross
Iris Benson
Chris Naasko
Paul Conyers
Sara Deforest

Free Standup Comedy in a Barber Shop and $1 Beer | SF
Thursday, August 24 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
| Debonair Barber & Shave Parlor
Free Standup Comedy in a Barber Shop and $1 Beer | SF

Every 4th Thursday on the Haight, comedians David Naimyar and Andrew Orolfo host the best local and nationally touring stand-up comedians in the fresh and swanky Debonair Barber Shop. Free comedy & $1 beers. All shows hosted by David Naimyar – Favorite at the Rooster …

HellaFunny on Haight Street | Milk Bar
Thursday, August 24 – 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 ...

Movies on the Square: “Dirty Dancing” | Redwood City
Thursday, August 24 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Movies on the Square: “Dirty Dancing” | 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 ...

Friday, August 25

Free National Parks Day 2017 | National Park Service Birthday
Friday, August 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Muir Woods National Monument
Free National Parks Day 2017 | National Park Service Birthday

Sometimes you’ve just got to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city to enjoy the serenity of a national park. On certain “fee-free” days throughout the year, enjoy free entrance to all national parks and monuments including Muir Woods and Yosemite National Park. Yosemite park waves their ...

First Day to RSVP: Smithsonian’s 13th Annual Free Museum Day | 2017
Friday, August 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Museum ticket required from http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/
| San Francisco Bay Area
First Day to RSVP: Smithsonian's 13th Annual Free Museum Day | 2017

Participating museums and cultural institutions nationwide will open their doors free of charge to all visitors during Smithsonian Magazine’s 13th annual Museum Day. 2017 Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Saturday, September 23, 2017 Participating Bay Area Museums FREE, but a ticket is required (available to download August 25, ...