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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, August 24

Music & Market Summer Concerts: Beatles Tribute | Concord
Thursday, August 24 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Music & Market Summer Concerts: Beatles Tribute | Concord

The 28th Annual Music & Market Series returns to Todos Santos Plaza featuring a “Cream of the Crop” schedule of Bay Area bands, and one of the best Farmer’s Markets anywhere in downtown Concord from 6:30-8 pm from May through September. The Music & Market Series is ...

San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Walls” | Mill Valley
Thursday, August 24 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Mill Valley Community Center
San Francisco Mime Troupe's

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 58th season with more free and lively performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2017 production “Walls.” San Francisco Mime Troupe | 2017 Free political theater & music in parks all over the Bay Area ...

“Catch the Fever” Free Latin Dance Class & Party | Bay Street Emeryville
Thursday, August 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bay Street Emeryville

 Photo | Bay Street Emeryville Catch the Fever Enjoy the sizzle of festive Latin dance parties and “Catch the Fever” this summer at Bay Street on Thursday evenings. Join the party at Bay Street. Hebert Aguilar teach FREE Latin dance lessons. Followed by a dance party for students ...

“Power-Up: The Hidden Mathematics in Video Games” Book Discussion | Green Apple Books
Thursday, August 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Green Apple Books and Music

Please join Green Apple Books on Clement street Thursday, August 24th at 7:00 pm as we welcome Author Matthew Lane in a discussion about his book “Power-Up: Unlocking the Hidden Mathematics in Video Games.”
Did you know that every time you pick up the controller to …

“I’d Rather Be Reading” Book Release | Green Apple Books
Thursday, August 24 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Green Apple Books on the Park

In celebration of its release, artists Courtney Cerruti, Gemma Corell, Ashley Despain, Marc Johns, Jane Mount, Nichole Robertson, Lisa Solomon, and Bridget Watson-Payne present their work from I’d Rather Be Reading, followed by a book signing with author Guinevere de la Mare Sponsored by Chronicle …

(I wish I was) Happy Hour Comedy Show | SF
Thursday, August 24 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission but bring money for food and drinks.
| Slate Bar
(I wish I was) Happy Hour Comedy Show | SF

Tonight’s lineup:

Sam DiSalvo
Walker Glenn
Jessica Gross
Iris Benson
Chris Naasko
Paul Conyers
Sara Deforest

HellaFunny on Haight Street | Milk Bar
Thursday, August 24 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Use promo code HELLAFUNNY for free tickets. Otherwise, it's $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 ...

Movies on the Square: “Dirty Dancing” | Redwood City
Thursday, August 24 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Movies on the Square: “Dirty Dancing” | Redwood City

Bring the family out to a free movie showing in downtown Redwood City in Courthouse Square on Thursday evenings from June 1 to August 31 in 2017. Movies start at sundown (approximately 8:45 pm). Come early for the best seats – a limited number of ...

Friday, August 25

Free National Parks Day 2017 | National Park Service Birthday
Friday, August 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Muir Woods National Monument
Free National Parks Day 2017 | National Park Service Birthday

Sometimes you’ve just got to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city to enjoy the serenity of a national park. On certain “fee-free” days throughout the year, enjoy free entrance to all national parks and monuments including Muir Woods and Yosemite National Park. Yosemite park waves their ...

First Day to RSVP: Smithsonian’s 13th Annual Free Museum Day | 2017
Friday, August 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Museum ticket required from http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/
| San Francisco Bay Area
First Day to RSVP: Smithsonian's 13th Annual Free Museum Day | 2017

Participating museums and cultural institutions nationwide will open their doors free of charge to all visitors during Smithsonian Magazine’s 13th annual Museum Day. 2017 Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Saturday, September 23, 2017 Participating Bay Area Museums FREE, but a ticket is required (available to download August 25, ...

Fun Fridays: Forgive Your Foe | SF
Friday, August 25 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Athleta (Fillmore St)
Fun Fridays: Forgive Your Foe | SF

August 25 is the first day of Be Kind to Humankind Week. It can be hard to forgive someone who has made you angry, confused, or sad. Stop by their store today and learn a quick meditation to connect to your feelings and start to …

Venezuelan Music Project | Yerba Buena Gardens
Friday, August 25 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)
Venezuelan Music Project | Yerba Buena Gardens

Even in South America, Venezuela’s musical riches tend to be overshadowed by the styles of neighboring Colombia, Brazil and Argentina. But in the Bay Area, the nation’s fabulous cultural wealth, with its fertile intermingling of indigenous, European and African influences, has found bountiful expression through …

Rooftop Garden Concert: Motown | Oakland
Friday, August 25 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Kaiser Center
Rooftop Garden Concert: Motown | Oakland

Pack your lunch and come listen to local jazz, rock, and hip hop musicians at the Kaiser Center’s Roof Garden free concert series from noon to 1 pm, every Friday from June 16 – September 8, 2017. The three acre roof garden at Oakland’s Kaiser Center was conceived as a semi-public park by ...

A Sh*tty Protest: Leave Your Dog Poop on Crissy Field | SF
Friday, August 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Crissy Field
A Sh*tty Protest: Leave Your Dog Poop on Crissy Field | SF

Leave a gift for our Alt-Right friends. Take your dog to Crissy Field and let them do their business and be sure not to clean it up!
Watch out for landmines, friends!
We can get together Sunday and clean up the mess and hug each other!
Read more …

Craft The Summer Of Love: Ikat Painting | South SF
Friday, August 25 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | South San Francisco Main Library
Craft The Summer Of Love: Ikat Painting | South SF

Take a step back in time with this craft series, and help them celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love. They’ll be painting in the Ikat style, a technique primarily used to create pattern textiles with a distinct blurriness, on canvas.

Final Fridays Family Dance Party | South SF
Friday, August 25 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | South SF Main Library
Final Fridays Family Dance Party | South SF

Has it been a long day? Week? Lifetime? Or do you and your kids just have some energy you need to get out of your system? Then come shake your tail to the best family-friendly jams amidst the glowy balloons and sparkly lights of their ...

“Foreverland” Awesome Michael Jackson Tribute Concert | Redwood City
Friday, August 25 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square

Art on the Square features the best in fine arts and crafts each month between June and August at Courthouse Square in downtown Redwood City. Art on the Square showcases original painting, photography, jewelry, glass, ceramics, and more, with prices for every budget. Art on the ...

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, August 25 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| 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 ...

Free Pizza & Startup Testing Party | SF
Friday, August 25 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Block71 San Francisco
Free Pizza & Startup Testing Party | SF

Hi guys, someone’s working on a startup called Ambit- and they need some of their friends to help them out. After work on Friday, come grab a pizza and participate in a test.
You’ll be paired with someone and will record a short conversation (10 minutes). …

San Francisco Critical Mass
Friday, August 25 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Justin Herman Plaza
San Francisco Critical Mass

Critical Mass is a mass bicycle ride that takes place on the last Friday of each month in San Francisco starting at 5:30 pm at Justin Herman Plaza (foot of Market Street) and in cities around the world. Everyone is invited. No one is in charge. Bring your ...