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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!

Saturday, April 1

Free Indian Rhythm & Hand Drumming Workshop | SF
Saturday, April 1 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Community Music Center
Free Indian Rhythm & Hand Drumming Workshop | SF

CMC is happy to present a series of free, one-hour Hand Drumming and Indian Rhythm Workshops for the campus and community. Directed by international percussionist, educator, and entrepreneur, Dr. Rohan Krishnamurthy, the interactive workshops will be open to participants of all ages and backgrounds, both …

2nd Annual Jack Cheese Contest & Party | Pacifica
Saturday, April 1 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*$5 donation at the door.
| Pacifica Coastside Museum
2nd Annual Jack Cheese Contest & Party | Pacifica

Come and join the the Pacifica Historical Society to devour the Cheese Contest entries and enjoy food, wine, and entertainment on April 1, 2017.
The 2nd annual Pacifica Jack Cheese Contest celebrates the true origin of “Jack” cheese, which was created at the Mori Point Inn in …

18th Annual April Fools Comedy Night | Brainwash
Saturday, April 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are suggested.
| Brainwash Cafe
18th Annual April Fools Comedy Night | Brainwash

Join the Brainwash for their 18th Annual April Fools Comedy Special hosted by the “Godfather of San Francisco Comedy,” Tony Sparks, on April 1, 2017.
Aside from the surprise guests, they will also be giving free cupcakes.

MAPP: Art & Performance Crawl | Mission Dist.
Saturday, April 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Mission District
MAPP: Art & Performance Crawl | Mission Dist.

The Mission Arts Performance Project (MAPP) sprawls across more than a dozen venues as well as public spaces, street corners, BART stations, cafes, bars, taquerias, and homes all over La Mission from around 6 pm until late. The event features taking common spaces, and for one ...

Afro-Cuban Dance Party with CMC’s Cuban Salsa Ensemble | SF
Saturday, April 1 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Community Music Center
Afro-Cuban Dance Party with CMC’s Cuban Salsa Ensemble | SF

Come dance, listen, hang out and experience smoking Cuban charanga music at Community Music Center – it’s free. CMC’s own Cuban Salsa Ensemble will be performing as part of the Mission Arts Performance Project (MAPP). There will be two sets of swinging Cuban dance music, …

“Gigantic Waves, I’m Not Here” Film Premiere | Berkeley
Saturday, April 1 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | All Gold (Berkeley)

Gigantic Waves, I’m Not Here was conceived to be the soundtrack to a black and white film spanning the entire length of the record—inviting the listener to connect visually to what they are hearing, drifting from one environment to another. The film will be presented …

Downtown Comedy Night at SF’s Newest Art Bar | SF
Downtown Comedy Night at SF's Newest Art Bar | SF

Bar Fluxus, run by the same people behind Madrone Art Bar, is a new downtown cocktail bar filled with cool art and as colorful as a big box of crayons. Every Saturday night downtown comes alive with a fresh new comedy set hosted by Feel ...

April Fools Comedy Night | SF
Saturday, April 1 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Milk Bar
April Fools Comedy Night | SF

Celebrate April Fools Day with a free comedy show on Haight Street. Guaranteed to be a night of huge laughs, these comics have performed all over the nation and have appeared on Hulu, Vice, Audible.com and more.
The line up includes:

Feel Woods (Cobbs Comedy Club, Viceland)
Ruby Gill (SF …

“Not Your P*ssy” Fighting For Women’s Rights Thru Art | SF
Saturday, April 1 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | ATAK Gallery SF

“Not Your P*ssy” lessons in modern body autonomy, is a re-appropriation of power of the voyeur from masculine to feminine. It positions women as producer and consumer of pleasure, not just a subject of a male dominated gaze. This multidisciplinary body of work amplifies the current …

Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF
Saturday, April 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required 415-561-7171 or peter_kasin@nps.gov, Bring a mug for cider
| SF Maritime National Historical Park
Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF

Sailors and scallywags alike gather around for an evening of traditional sea songs and chanteys for the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park’s monthly chantey on the first Saturday night of each month at 8 pm. Park rangers will lead the public in traditional sea-faring tunes ...

“Nightlife on Mars” Underground Comedy Night | SF
Saturday, April 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free tickets with promo code 'cheapbastard'. Otherwise, it's $5.
| Murphy's Pub

Nightlife on Mars is an underground comedy club at Murphy’s Pub produced and hosted by Joe Nguyen. It’s a showcase of local comedy talent right in the heart of downtown San Francisco. Subtle but sharp, laid-back yet engaging, Joe Nguyen is the smart slacker beloved by ...

“Swag Art II: Rich & Fit” Art Show & Old School Hip Hop | SF
Saturday, April 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Equinox Sports Club

Come by the Equinox Sports club for its first ever art show. Featuring artists from all over San Francisco, experience a variety of paintings, drawings, sculpture, and live performances. Enjoy some old school hip hop spun by vinyl DJ Mad Jack.
All proceeds go to the Edgewood …

Sunday, April 2

Vote Funcheap in SF Weekly’s “Best of SF” 2017 Poll | Deadline April 2
Sunday, April 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
Vote Funcheap in SF Weekly's

If you like all the events we dig up on Funcheap, we’d love to ask you to pretty please take a few minutes and vote for Funcheap as “Best Website” in the SF Weekly‘s annual “Best of the San Francisco” Readers Poll for 2016.
The poll is long …

“Strangers In Their Own Land” Book Discussion | Grace Cathedral
Sunday, April 2 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE | Grace Cathedral

The bestselling author discusses her brilliant new book Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right—one of “6 Books to Understand Trump’s Win” according to the New York Times the day after the election. Hochschild’s book plumbs our deep political divide …

Free First Sunday | Chinese Historical Society
Sunday, April 2 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Chinese Historical Society
Free First Sunday | Chinese Historical Society

The Chinese Historical Society of America Museum is situated in the heart of San Francisco’s Chinatown. Located in a historic building designed by renowned architect Julia Morgan, the museum introduces the rich history of the Chinese American experience. Come discover Chinatown’s unique and inspiring stories. ...

Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF
Sunday, April 2 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Special exhibitions may require separate admission surcharge
| Asian Art Museum
Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF

The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian Art, with a collection of over 18,000 artworks spanning 6,000 years of history. Free First Sunday Admission for main galleries: Normally $15 for general ...

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit cards and debit cards get free admission to six Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first weekend each month. Bank of America Free Museum Weekend First weekend of each month FREE but BofA ...

Renegade Craft Fair 2017: Sunday | Fort Mason
Sunday, April 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fort Mason Center
Renegade Craft Fair 2017: Sunday | Fort Mason

The Renegade Craft Fair returns to San Francisco’s Fort Mason Center in the Festival Pavilion featuring a curated selection of over 300 best indie-craft and DIY makers and artisans. Renegade Craft Fair: San Francisco April 1-2, 2017 | 11 am to 6 pm Fort Mason Center, SF FREE Renegade is a ...

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, April 2 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
| Main Post Lawn
Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF

San Francisco’s favorite family picnic is back for 2017. Presidio Picnic brings together the best of the Bay Area food scene with the beauty of this national park site and views of the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. Held on the seven acre Main ...

Free Kundalini Yoga Day in the Park | Dolores Park
Sunday, April 2 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Dolores Park
Free Kundalini Yoga Day in the Park | Dolores Park

Elevate your mind and lift your hearts under the open sky at Dolores Park at this Kundalini Yoga Flash Class taking place the first Sunday of every month. Just look for the Yogis, Yoginis and Large Gongs. Grab your mat, blanket, and water and join the community for ...