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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, January 20

Tory Farms & Allstar Organics’ Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, January 20 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Tory Farms & Allstar Organics' Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, and featuring two of their market seller-farmers.
A California native, Executive Chef Reylon Agustin has been instrumental in establishing Madera as one of the leading culinary destinations …

Dharma College Open House | Berkeley
Saturday, January 20 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Recommended, but Walk-Ins Welcome
| Dharma College
Dharma College Open House | Berkeley

New Year’s resolution to find more fulfillment, clarity, and joy in your life? Ready to take action? Join them for their Open House Saturday, January 20th, and learn of their Winter courses that can spark new ways of knowing and being.

Drop-In Bike Workshop & Advice | Mountain View
Saturday, January 20 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Public Library
Drop-In Bike Workshop & Advice | Mountain View

Come get your bike fixed and learn a few things from professional bike mechanic Ryan Murphy who will be available for advice and help with you bike at the Mountain View Library every third Saturday from 11 am to 12:30 pm. Use their tools to work ...

“Science@Cal”: Renowned Scientist Lecture | UC Berkeley
Saturday, January 20 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Mulford Hall (UC Berkeley)

Science@Cal is proud to present a series of free public science lectures on the third Saturday of every month. These talks are given by renowned UC Berkeley scientists and aimed at general audiences. Talks take place on the UC Berkeley campus at 11 am. Doors ...

Chicken Friends & Vegan Waffles Potluck | Bekeley
Saturday, January 20 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Animal Rights Center
Chicken Friends & Vegan Waffles Potluck | Bekeley

Submitted by the Event Organizer
Join us for freshly brewed coffee, delicious vegan doughnuts and waffles and an amazing community! We will be hearing the story of Pearl a rescued chicken and we will have a chance to hang out with her.
Please bring a vegan dish …

“Taste-ful” Model Opening & Giveaway: Free Continental Food & Open House | Tracy
Saturday, January 20 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Event is free and an RSVP is encouraged. To RSVP, call 209-245-7025.
| Taylor Morrison at Barcelona

Love delicious food? Adore great interior design? Taylor Morrison has put them together for a free day of indulgence as it unveils its new model homes at Barcelona in Tracy, on Saturday, Jan. 20, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The public is invited to indulge …

Women’s March San Francisco & Civic Center Rally | 2018
Saturday, January 20 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza
Women's March San Francisco & Civic Center Rally | 2018

On January 20, 2018, Women’s March San Francisco will unite along with multiple other cities in California (and other states) to reaffirm their commitment to building a positive and just future for all, and to celebrate the spirit of resistance efforts over the past year.
This …

Sea Lion 28th Anniversary: Guided Tours | Pier 39
Saturday, January 20 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
Sea Lion 28th Anniversary: Guided Tours | Pier 39

Become sea lion savvy and learn more about California sea lions, marine life, and bay conservation during the annual “Sea Lion Encounter,” in celebration of the anniversary of their arrival to Pier 39. Although the “anniversary” runs a whole month from January 1-28, 2018 the most ...

“Saints and Citizens” Book Discussion | The Presidio
Saturday, January 20 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but registration is required.
| Presidio Officers' Club

Submitted by the Event Organizer
Lisbeth Haas, Saints and Citizens: Indigenous Histories of Colonial Missions and Mexican California (University of California Press, 2011). Deepen your understanding of California colonial encounters by hearing the voices of Indigenous leaders, artisans, painters, and translators who labored in the Spanish …

“Fluxations in Static Blue” Artist Reception | Sausalito
Saturday, January 20 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bay Model Visitor Center

Submitted by the Event Organizer
Sausalito based artist Bret Arenson will be exhibiting the large scale work, Fluxations in Static Blue, which will span the entire main wall of the exhibit area. This immersive ambient work, done through ecstatic automatism, invites the viewer to discover flow …

VR Oculus Demonstration | South SF
Saturday, January 20 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Grand Avenue Library
VR Oculus Demonstration | South SF

Submitted by the Event Organizer
VR Oculus Demonstration
Grand Avenue Branch Library 306 Walnut Avenue, SSF, CA 94080
Interested in virtual reality (VR)? See what all the buzz is about with a live demonstration of the Oculus Rift. Librarians will showcase gameplay and video streaming, while instructing best …

“Susie Taylor: A Calligraphic Life” Holiday Lecture | SF Main Library
Saturday, January 20 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SF Main Public Library

Susie Taylor, (1941-2016) beloved San Francisco calligrapher, early member of the Friends of Calligraphy, and Curator of the Richard Harrison Collection of Calligraphy & Lettering for thirty-five years, will be remembered by friends and calligraphers at this Annual Holiday Lecture. Guest speakers will include: Alan …

3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour: Emerging Bay Area Artist | Oakland
Saturday, January 20 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (Oakland)
3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour: Emerging Bay Area Artist | Oakland

The theme for January 20th is “EMERGING Bay Area ARTISTS”. This is led by Ron Scrivani of Warehouse 416. Meet up location is in Warehouse 416, 416 26th street at 2 pm.
Can’t make a tour? Check out the Oakland Art Murmur self-guided Mural Tour, …

Free San Francisco “World of Percussion” Family Concerts | SF
Saturday, January 20 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Noe Valley Ministry
Free San Francisco

The oldest musical instrument is the rock; even Paleolithic Man couldn’t resist the urge to tap them together and start getting a groove on. Meet three of the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra’s team of crack percussionists, those versatile musicians in the back of the orchestra …

Official Women’s March After Party: Hear Our Vote Fundraiser | SF
Saturday, January 20 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mars Bar
Official Women's March After Party: Hear Our Vote Fundraiser | SF

Join them at the official after party for the 2018 SF Women’s March for a celebration of female empowerment. Take a well-deserved break after marching and head over to Mars Bar for an afternoon delight of beats, bites and libations.
This is a sliding scale donation …

Kids Heavy Metal Show: Rock Your Heart Out | SF
Saturday, January 20 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Thee Parkside
Kids Heavy Metal Show: Rock Your Heart Out | SF

Submitted by the Event Organizer
Kids Heavy Metal Show w/ Step Brothers, Thunder Serpents, Sam & Nate

Purple Ube Pop-Up: Filipino Mini Night Market & Patio Party | SoMa
Saturday, January 20 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required. Food for purchase
| Mestiza
Purple Ube Pop-Up: Filipino Mini Night Market & Patio Party | SoMa

Get your free ticket and join in at the Mestiza Taqueria for a unique sampling of sweet and savory Ube-infused cuisine (ube chicken and waffles, ube ice cream, etc…) while DJs play Prince inspired jamz.
UNDSCVRD’s mission is to help develop the SoMa Pilipinas Filipino Cultural Heritage …

Literary Pop | SF Sketchfest 2018
Saturday, January 20 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| PianoFight
Literary Pop | SF Sketchfest 2018

Literary Pop brings together comedians, writers and storytellers to talk about the pop culture that has influenced their lives. Produced by Wonder Dave and Will Scovill.Literary Pop has been a featured show at the Animation On Display Convention, Silicon Valley Comic Con, San Francisco Comic …

“Paradise Lost: A Figurative Art Exhibition” Opening Reception | SF
Saturday, January 20 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Back to the Picture

Submitted by the Event Organizer
Curator & Artist Catherine Merrill returns to Back To the Picture/Valencia St. an exhibition focusing on the human figure. After last year’s highly successful exhibition, Catherine has enlarged her roster and collected all new works for the show. Please join us …

1st Dada Bar Anniversary & Art Exhibit: An Eye Full of Edgy, Campy and Mythical Works | SF
Saturday, January 20 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Dada Bar and Gallery
1st Dada Bar Anniversary & Art Exhibit: An Eye Full of Edgy, Campy and Mythical Works | SF

Submitted by the Event Organizer 
Join as they celebrate the 1st Anniversary of Dada Bar on Saturday 1/20 at 6 pm. Enjoy performances featuring DJ Brent,  and music, plus their first art exhibit from artists Erika Meriaux, Chad Berwald, Dilicia Giron and Chris Cook.