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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, March 2

Historical Baroque Concert | SF Conservatory of Music
Thursday, March 2 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Historical Baroque Concert | SF Conservatory of Music

Come and listen to the SFCM Baroque Department Faculty as they showcase their talent on the stage.
The faculty of music takes on the baroque violin, baroque cello and harpsichord for an evening performance.
Free, but an RSVP is required.

“Last Day on Earth” Book Talk | SF
Thursday, March 2 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Green Apple Books on the Park

Eric Puchner talks about his new collection of short stories Last Day on Earth, with Tom Barbash.
A boy on the edge of adolescence fears his mother might be a robot; a psychotically depressed woman is entrusted with taking her niece and nephew trick-or-treating; a reluctant …

Calochortus Pursuits: Finding California’s Beautiful Grass | SF
Thursday, March 2 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco County Fair Building
Calochortus Pursuits: Finding California's Beautiful Grass | SF

California is home to the lion’s share of species in the genus Calochortus – growing in every county of the state. Bay Area residents are lucky enough to live in the center of diversity for the genus. Such a locale is both a blessing and …

New Filmmakers Open Screening | Mission Dist.
Thursday, March 2 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Artists' Television Access
New Filmmakers Open Screening | Mission Dist.

The Bay Area’s only Open Screening for up and coming filmmakers takes place on the first Thursday of each month at Artists’ Television Access in the Mission. Come enjoy a supportive community of filmmakers and see your work on the big screen. Feel free to ...

HellaFunny on Haight Street | Milk Bar
Thursday, March 2 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Use promo code HELLAFUNNY for free tickets. Otherwise $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 ...

New Village Comedy Night | Nob Hill
Thursday, March 2 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | New Village Cafe
New Village Comedy Night | Nob Hill

New Village Comedy Night is a free comedy showcase held every 1st Thursday of the month at New Village Cafe located at 1426 Polk St. (between Pine & California). The show brings together some of the Bay Area’s finest comics along with the occasional special ...

Opening Night: World-Premiere Comedic Play “FLIM-FLAM” by John Fisher | Eureka Theatre
Thursday, March 2 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, by entering the discount code FLIMCAST when you register online.
| Eureka Theatre
Opening Night: World-Premiere Comedic Play

Three actors are desperate for work. So they take their show on the road hoping to find employment in America’s heartland. There they discover an America redder than red and a society on the verge of implosion and despair. The tickets are free, by using the discount ...

Historical Performance: Faculty Concert | SF
Thursday, March 2 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Historical Performance: Faculty Concert | SF

Come and  listen as the faculty of music takes on the baroque violin, baroque cello and harpsichord for an evening performance.
Free but an RSVP is required.

Comedy Gold: Free Stand-Up Comedy Showcase | SF
Thursday, March 2 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Valley Tavern
Comedy Gold: Free Stand-Up Comedy Showcase | SF

Comedy Gold brings SF’s best comedians to a monthly showcase at the Valley Tavern. Come see regulars Liz Stone, Drew Harmon, Ruby Gill, and Yuri Kagan with new guests every 1st Thursday of the month. Comedy Gold: Free Stand-Up Comedy Showcase | SF Every 1st ...

Friday, March 3

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Parkside & Sunset Residents
Friday, March 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Parkside & Sunset Residents

Each San Francisco neighborhood (defined by zipcode) can visit the California Academy of Sciences for free over a three-day weekend (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) in the spring and fall of each year. So that means as long as you have a driver’s license or other proof ...

Final Day: 2017 SF Middle School Science Fair | Randall Museum
Friday, March 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Randall Museum
Final Day: 2017 SF Middle School Science Fair | Randall Museum

The Randall Museum once again hosts the 35th Annual San Francisco Middle School Science Fair; the projects will be on view for the public from 10 am to 5 pm from February 20 through March 3, 2017. All public and private middle schools (grades 6 to 8) ...

Last Day to RSVP for Free Pier Crabbing Lessons | Golden Gate Bridge
Last Day to RSVP for Free Pier Crabbing Lessons | Golden Gate Bridge

Come to Fort Point at the base of the Golden Gate Bridge to try your hand at Pier Crabbing in the San Francisco Bay on alternating Saturdays from March through October. In this semi-weekly free class, National Park Service workers will teach you how to use ...

First Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland
Friday, March 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but there is a $5 suggested donation for the optional potluck lunch.
| Impact Hub Oakland
First Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland

Impact Hub Oakland opens its doors every first Friday for free coworking all day from 9 am to 6 pm. Be productive and get work done, meet and collaborate with friends, pet a bunny, and enjoy a #SexySalad potluck lunch ($5 suggested donation for Soon-To-Be Members; ...

Free Caricature Day at Pier 39 | SF
Friday, March 3 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
Free Caricature Day at Pier 39 | SF

The first 39 people to stop by the Caricatures cart near the Carousel will receive a free unique cartoon portrait drawing.
*Offer only valid for first 39 people on a first-come, first-served basis. One per person. No cash value. Non-transferable. Only valid during regular business hours …

Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Friday, March 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

Connect with nature at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, a place for learning, exploration and building community located in a beautiful building right on the beach in Santa Cruz. Permanent exhibits include wildlife and habitat displays, artifacts and cultural exhibits of the Ohlone, a ...

History Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City
Friday, March 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Mateo County History Museum
History Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City

Enjoy free admission from 10 am to 4 pm, every first Friday of the month, at the San Mateo History Museum. Explore the museum housed in the 1910 County Courthouse; listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it features a stained glass dome and mosaic tile floor. 2 pm General Tour: ...

2017 St. Patrick’s Kick-Off & Irish Flag Raising | SF City Hall
Friday, March 3 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
2017 St. Patrick's Kick-Off & Irish Flag Raising | SF City Hall

Be there for the official kick-off of Irish activities in San Francisco at the annual raising of the Irish flag over City Hall on March 3, 2017.
The flag raising will be presided over by Mayor Ed Lee and the United Irish Societies of San Francisco.
Wear your …

Timbuk2 First Fridays Free Factory Tour | San Francisco
Timbuk2 First Fridays Free Factory Tour | San Francisco

Come down to Timbuk2 Factory and Headquarters for a 60-minute behind-the-scenes look at the product design, marketing, and of course the (spoiler alert) office gong, disco ball and kegerator. Free tours take place at 11 am on the First Friday of the month, and tickets are required. Tours are ...

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party: 2017 Season Kick Off | Fort Mason
Friday, March 3 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food from food trucks.
| Fort Mason Center

Nearly 30 food vendors in a huge circle with a full bar and bands in the middle? Now that’s a party; it’s also California’s largest weekly street food market.  Off the Grid is a weekly outdoor food truck bonanza staged every Friday from 5-10 pm at the historic waterfront campus of ...

“Oakland First Fridays” Block Party
Friday, March 3 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph & 27th

Oakland First Fridays is an immersive art and community experience on the first Friday of each month on Telegraph Avenue from West Grand to 27th Street. Every First Friday from 5–9:30 pm, Oakland’s KONO district (Koreatown Northgate) springs to life with for this event, with galleries, artist ...