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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, October 24

Dirty Old Women Reading: Literary Salon & Open Mic | Oakland
Tuesday, October 24 – 7:40 pm | Cost: FREE | The Octopus Literary Salon
Dirty Old Women Reading: Literary Salon & Open Mic | Oakland

Older women: Wise enough to tell the truth about sex – what they want, what they’ve done, what makes them hot. Dirty Old Women, a monthly series at Octopus, celebrates erotic writing by self-identified older women of all orientations. Open mic starts at 7:40 pm ...

Haight Street Comedy Night, Games & Prizes | SF
Tuesday, October 24 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Milk Bar
Haight Street Comedy Night, Games & Prizes | SF

Haight Street Comedy Night is an evening of jokes, games, booze located in the historic Haight Ashbury that takes place on the fourth Tuesday of every month at Milk Bar. This free show features comedians and entertainers that have been seen on Comedy Central, Funny or ...

Town Business Comedy Night | Oakland
Tuesday, October 24 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Use promo code HELLAFUNNY for free tickets. Otherwise $15.
| Starline Social Club
Town Business 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 Town Business Comedy Night has been on Comedy Central, Viceland, CNN, Family ...

Wednesday, October 25

Free de Young Museum Day: See Brand New “Teotihuacan” Exhibit | SF
Wednesday, October 25 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | de Young Museum
Free de Young Museum Day: See Brand New

Each Wednesday during the month of October 2017, admission to the brand new exhibit, ‘Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire” is free at the de Young. Free Wednesdays at the de Young Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire Wednesdays in October 2017 | ...

Oakland Free Guided Walking Tours | Chinatown
Oakland Free Guided Walking Tours | Chinatown

Learn about the contributions of Chinese and other Asian immigrants to the history of both California and the Bay Area. Stroll along sidewalk markets filled with fresh fish as well as exotic fruits and vegetables. View changing displays in the Oakland Asian Cultural Center. in ...

Secrets to Keep Moving: Foot Care Tips | SF Main Library
Wednesday, October 25 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
Secrets to Keep Moving: Foot Care Tips | SF Main Library

Dr. Richard Blake will talk about his new book, Secrets to Keep Moving: A Guide from a Podiatrist. He will talk about non-surgical approaches to foot injuries, how to treat pain in different parts of your foot, gait evaluation, general rehabilitation and more.
Dr. Blake works …

“CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap” Diversity Film Series Free Screening | Piedmont
Wednesday, October 25 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Ellen Driscoll Playhouse

CODE uncovers the history that led to today’s male-dominated tech world and highlights the efforts of women computer coders to open this field to girls and young people of color, focusing on expanding STEAM education for all.

“Tayyib: Foundation of Ethical Eating & Conscious Consumption” Lecture | Berkeley
Wednesday, October 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Zaytuna College
“Tayyib: Foundation of Ethical Eating & Conscious Consumption” Lecture | Berkeley

Come and attend Zaytuna College 2017 Fall Lecture Series. On selected Wednesdays, listen to lectures that are relevant now more than ever. All events are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Dr. Hatem Bazian | Provost | Zaytuna College | “Immigration Crisis: The Collapse ...

Free Michael Jackson Thriller Dance Classes | San Jose
Wednesday, October 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Adira Dance & Costume
Free Michael Jackson Thriller Dance Classes | San Jose

In preparation for their attempt to set the Guinness World Record with their version of Thrill the World, Adira Dance & Costume will be offering free Thriller dance classes at their dance studio in San Jose’s Willow Glen neighborhood from 7-8 pm every Wednesday from September 6 to ...

Shaping SF Lecture: 100th Anniversary of the 1917 Russian Revolution | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, October 25 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: 100th Anniversary of the 1917 Russian Revolution | Mission Dist.

Few events in the past century equal the importance of the Russian Revolution. And yet people only know it through the fog of propaganda and fear, and the actual events of 1917 are long forgotten in the mists of time.
Find out what actually happened in …

Drunkathalon: Free Comedy, Heckling & Cosplay | PianoFight
Wednesday, October 25 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| PianoFight
Drunkathalon: Free Comedy, Heckling & Cosplay | PianoFight

From the minds of the Super Trashed Bros and Pianofight, it’s the “Drunkathalon” – a drinking-infused video game tournament with a $100 cash prize. Celebrity guests and audience members compete in a tournament of champions featuring a variety of games, each with their own unique ...

World Class Comedy Wednesdays | Marina
Wednesday, October 25 – 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 ...

Secrets to Keep Moving: Foot Care Tips | SF Main Library
Wednesday, October 25 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
Secrets to Keep Moving: Foot Care Tips | SF Main Library

Dr. Richard Blake will talk about his new book, Secrets to Keep Moving: A Guide from a Podiatrist. He will talk about non-surgical approaches to foot injuries, how to treat pain in different parts of your foot, gait evaluation, general rehabilitation and more.
Dr. Blake works …

Thursday, October 26

Aero Design Challenge | Bay Area Science Fest 2017
Thursday, October 26 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Hiller Aviation Museum
Aero Design Challenge | Bay Area Science Fest 2017

Each student in the Aero Design Challenge participates in a series of discovery experiences in the Hiller Aviation Museum’s main gallery, including:

Wind tunnel experiments
Examination of full-scale aircraft
Flight simulation
Glider flight trials

Following the exploration period, students join a small team to construct, test, improve and present a glider able …

2017 Día de los Muertos Exhibit: 25+ Altars & 50+ Artists | SOMArts
Thursday, October 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | SOMArts Cultural Center
2017 Día de los Muertos Exhibit: 25+ Altars & 50+ Artists | SOMArts

Now in its 18th year, the annual Day of the Dead exhibition at SOMArts Cultural Center, October 6–November 9, 2017, merges traditional Mexican altars with contemporary art installations to present a visually stimulating array of perspectives remembering, honoring, and celebrating the dead. Inspired by cherished ...

Speak Cheesy: Free Grilled Cheese Sandwich & Beer Happy Hour | SF
Thursday, October 26 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Alite Outpost
Speak Cheesy: Free Grilled Cheese Sandwich & Beer Happy Hour | SF

Get hungry folks. The good folks at the Alite Outpost will be serving up hot grilled cheeses and cold brews every last Thursday of the month. Swing by for a bite to eat and enjoy in-store discounts as well as some helpful advice from the ...

Punk Rock Mini Concert: “The Used” | Amoeba Berkeley
Thursday, October 26 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend if you purchase their album in-store
| Amoeba Music (Berkeley)
Punk Rock Mini Concert:

The Used celebrate the release of their new album, The Canyon (Hopeless Records) with a live stripped-down performance and signing at Amoeba Berkeley.
The Used return with The Canyon, their seventh and most ambitious album to date. Lead by MJ inspired single “Over and Over Again”.

Sunset Cinema: “Girls Trip” Outdoor Movie Night | Emeryville
Thursday, October 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Greenway 31
Sunset Cinema:

Come and enjoy Sunset Cinema at Greenway 31, starting on Thursday, August 31 until October 26. Come early to enjoy a pre-movie happy hour with Novel Brewing plus the Bay Area Roller Derby team will be providing skate up beer service starting at 6 pm. Movies begin ...

Maker Thursdays: Handmade Artwork Right in Front of You | SF
Thursday, October 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Art Attack SF
Maker Thursdays: Handmade Artwork Right in Front of You | SF

Maker Thursdays is a monthly event series organized by Jen Peterson (co-host of Sketch Tuesday) and Art Attack SF Gallery. Here’s how it works: Every month, on the last Thursday they will select a group of 6-8 artists to join them at the gallery to ...

Providing Climate-Friendly Parks | The Presidio
Thursday, October 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Presidio Officers' Club
Providing Climate-Friendly Parks | The Presidio

National parks across America are coping with the challenges brought about by climate change, like melting glaciers and rising tides. However, it is easier and more cost-effective to prevent these changes from occurring in the first place. Come share your ideas and learn from sustainability …