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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, January 30

Town Business Comedy Night | Oakland
Tuesday, January 30 – 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, January 31

Aero Adventure Challenge | San Carlos
Wednesday, January 31 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Hiller Aviation Museum
Aero Adventure Challenge | San Carlos

Launch an adventure in flight at the Hiller Aviation Museum.
Explore the magic of flight at the Hiller Aviation Museum. Discover how aircraft fly with a collection of some 50 historic aircraft. Take on the wind tunnel challenge in the Invention Lab, see robotic flight in …

“Supermoon” Blue Moon Over San Francisco | January 31
Wednesday, January 31 – 6:04 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area

Be sure to look up in the sky to spot the supermoon over San Francisco. Anytime there’s two full moons in a month, the second is called a “blue moon.”
The best time to see the biggest effect of the supermoon is right at moonrise and …

2018 MLK Jr. Day of Service: Habitat Restoration | Richmond
Wednesday, January 31 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Richmond Greenway
2018 MLK Jr. Day of Service: Habitat Restoration | Richmond

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service with the Watershed series of volunteer projects including Habitat restoration and planting, learn how bioswales and rain gardens filter and clean street runoff, and Remove trash from the Greenway. Come out with your family, friends, and neighbors and join …

“The Raincoats” New Edition Celebration | City Lights
Wednesday, January 31 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | City Lights Books

In 1979, from the basement of a London squat, The Raincoats reinvented what punk could be. They had a violin player. They came from Portugal, Spain, and England. Their anarchy was poetic. Working with the iconic Rough Trade Records at its radical beginnings, they were …

Jazz Collective Concert | SF
Wednesday, January 31 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Jazz Collective Concert | SF

Exploring new ground has never been a foreign concept at SFCM. After 100 years, the Conservatory is ripe for its next adventure. This season sees the launch of Roots, Jazz, and American Music, a bachelor’s degree program in partnership with SFJAZZ that adds a whole …

“Moonlight Comedy”: Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland
Wednesday, January 31 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Uptown Nightclub

Moonlight Comedy is a live stand up comedy showcase taking place under the stars in the outdoor patio, in the heart of downtown Oakland, at The Uptown. Dress warmly; they’ve got a couple of patio heaters to help keep you toasty. Each week features some of ...

Thursday, February 1

Pez Museum: Free Admission Day | Burlingame
Thursday, February 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Burlingame Museum of Pez
Pez Museum: Free Admission Day | Burlingame

The first Thursday of every month is free admission to the Pez Museum in Burlingame, a mini-museum where you can find over 500 pez dispensers from the past 80 years. See the world’s largest pez dispenser and a rare Pez, worth about $5,000, a Mr ...

Book Reading with the Whole Family | San Carlos
Thursday, February 1 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Reading Bug
Book Reading with the Whole Family | San Carlos

Bring your 3 – 7 year old kids to enjoy a wonderful family-oriented storytime with art projects presented by the Reading Bug.
Authors Kenneth Wright and Sarah Jane will be there presenting their book Lola Dutch is a Little Bit Much. Limited space available so get there early.

Castro Art Walk | First Thursdays
Thursday, February 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend
| The Castro
Castro Art Walk | First Thursdays

Galleries and art spaces will be open late every 1st Thursday of the month from 6-9 pm. Expect to see amazing artwork from artists near and far, participate in events, workshops, and more. Castro Art Walk 1st Thursdays | 6-9 pm The Castro, San Francisco FREE

First Thursday Art Party at the Phoenix Hotel | SF
Thursday, February 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Phoenix Hotel
First Thursday Art Party at the Phoenix Hotel | SF

The Phoenix Hotel hosts Daylighted Inc for a First Thursday art opening showing great artworks while enjoying drinks, snacks, and good people. Free, but an RSVP is required. You can also get the VIP for $10 which includes 2 drinks. Whether you come to enjoy the ...

Lower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin
Thursday, February 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lower Polk / Gulch Corridor
Lower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin

The Upper TL Art Walk makes 15-20 galleries available late night to the public for an art walk every first Thursday from 6-10 pm. This is not a bar crawl. Each location is either a traditional gallery or a retail space with room dedicated to ...

“Hawker Fare” Book Launch | Omnivore Books
Thursday, February 1 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Omnivore Books on Food
“Hawker Fare” Book Launch | Omnivore Books

James Syhabout’s hugely popular Hawker Fare restaurant in San Francisco is the product of his unique family history and diverse career experience. Born into two distinct but related Asian cultures—from his mother’s ancestral village in Isan, Thailand’s northeast region, and his father’s home in Pakse, …

Close-Up Comedy: Great Comics & Free Beer Giveaways | SF
Thursday, February 1 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission. Beer, wine, and fancy pastries for sale
| Matching Half Cafe
Close-Up Comedy: Great Comics & Free Beer Giveaways | SF

Come and watch Nopa’s only free monthly comedy show. They’ve got great comics, local favorites, headliners, and free beer giveaways. This is a fun night if you’d like to: Meet your neighbors Eat artisanal pop tarts Regret not having said pop tarts more readily available in ...

New Filmmakers Open Screening | Mission Dist.
Thursday, February 1 – 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 ...

New Village Comedy Night | Nob Hill
Thursday, February 1 – 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 ...

B.Y.O.D. Bring Your Own Dog Comedy Show | SF
B.Y.O.D. Bring Your Own Dog Comedy Show | SF

Bring your own dog to this comedy show featuring the Bay Area’s top comedians, and dogs. Who doesn’t love dogs? They have so much in common with the shaggy, goofy (sometimes very sleek) comedians you see on stage. Now they have combined the two for …

Stock In Trade $5 Drink Night & 5 Year Anniversary Party | SF
Thursday, February 1 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required.
| Stock In Trade
Stock In Trade $5 Drink Night & 5 Year Anniversary Party | SF

Stock ‘n Trade wants to thank you for all the support and loyalty over the last five years, which means they’ve got $5 drinks all night long and music by DJ Remeddy on Thursday, February 1, 2018.
Free, but an RSVP is required plus $5 drinks all-night.
As usual, …

Friday, February 2

History Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City
Friday, February 2 – 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: ...

First Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland
Friday, February 2 – 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; ...