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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, February 23

Thrive Series: A Conversation with HP Inc.’s Alex Stoll | SF
Thursday, February 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Babson San Francisco
Thrive Series: A Conversation with HP Inc.'s Alex Stoll | SF

Alex Stoll says his job is to sell billions of dollars of products nobody really wants but everyone needs — PCs and printers. He works in a highly competitive, low margin, commodified world and yet, Alex says, he’s found enormous room for innovation. Over the …

25 Years of Noise Pop Festival Photo Retrospective | SF
Thursday, February 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Hotel Biron
25 Years of Noise Pop Festival Photo Retrospective | SF

Come and pay homage to the photographic history of the Noise Pop Music & Arts Festival. Championing independent culture since 1993, the festival has brought early exposure to numerous emerging artists in the Bay Area and beyond, many of whom have gone on to widespread …

Quick Draw SF: “Love Beyond Valentine’s Day” | SF
Thursday, February 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| 1192 Folsom
Quick Draw SF:

This month Quick Draw SF is a week later than usual. The theme is “Love Beyond Valentine’s Day,” a look at what you hold most near and dear to you on Thursday, February 23, 2017 with happy hour specials in full effect plus DJ music …

“Great Highway” Screening: Journey to the Soul of San Francisco | The Presidio
Thursday, February 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Presidio Officers' Club

More than just three miles of heavy waves on Ocean Beach, the Great Highway is part of the early history of California surfing and beach life. This new documentary covers it all; from the Sutro Baths to the former six million-gallon saltwater Fleishhacker Pool, once …

“Offline” Comedy Film Screening | SF
Thursday, February 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Goethe-Institut San Francisco

The screening of the comedy “Offline” marks a special occasion to come to the Goethe-Institut San Francisco, as it is part of Games and Politics, an event series on the various interactions between video games and politics.
 

“Before the Flood” Film Screening | SF
Thursday, February 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| CalCEF

To celebrate RE-volv’s third annual Solar Education Week, they invite you to watch Before the Flood. The film, presented by National Geographic, features Leonardo DiCaprio on a journey as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, traveling to five continents and the Arctic to witness climate …

“A Square Meal” Book Launch | Omnivore Books
Thursday, February 23 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Omnivore Books on Food

The decade-long Great Depression, a period of shifts in the country’s political and social landscape, forever changed the way America eats. Before 1929, America’s relationship with food was defined by abundance. But the collapse of the economy, in both urban and rural America, left a …

February Bike Ride & Startup Omni Tour | SF
Thursday, February 23 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Mission Creek Park
February Bike Ride & Startup Omni Tour | SF

The meetup is a monthly gathering of folks who like startup companies and like bicycles. Startup Bike meetup is a fun, easy bike ride followed by free dinner & drinks at a startup.
This month they will be visiting Omni, a local start-up specializing on storing, cataloging, …

“Frameline Encore”: Movie Night: “Hungry” | Oakland
Thursday, February 23 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Piedmont Theatre

While the chef world is a sexy, vibrant field of endless creativity, HUNGRY reveals the real creative genius is not only with the food, but with the behind-the-scenes resourcefulness and grit it takes for women chefs and restaurateurs to get a restaurant financed, built, running …

“Generation Revolution” Book Discussion | City Lights
Thursday, February 23 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | City Lights Books

In 2011 during the Arab Spring, the government of Egypt transformed from a dictatorship to a democratic presidency. The chaos that resulted during this time erupted from a decade of social and political unrest among the Egyptian people. Generation Revolution is the story of the …

“One Way Down (Or Another)” Book Talk & Signing | SF
Thursday, February 23 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Booksmith

The Booksmith is excited to host Calder G. Lorenz for the launch of his debut novel, One Way Down (Or Another), just out from Civil Coping Mechanisms. Calder will be in conversation with Micah Ballard.
“Hell, if I stay in San Francisco, I’ll end up worse …

Free Standup Comedy in a Barber Shop | SF
Thursday, February 23 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
| Debonair Barber & Shave Parlor
Free Standup Comedy in a Barber Shop | SF

Line up:

Feel Woods
Bud Bud
Priyanka Wali
Rahul Pandya

Drink Specials:
Donation Based Drinks

HellaFunny on Haight Street | Milk Bar
Thursday, February 23 – 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 ...

Musical Tribute to Ghost Ship & Altar Offerings | Spacious Grace 2017
Thursday, February 23 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Grace Cathedral
Musical Tribute to Ghost Ship & Altar Offerings | Spacious Grace 2017

In honor of our friends and community, gather to celebrate all the lives affected and the lives lost in the Ghost Ship fire. They have joined together to make a beautiful evening of song and music and an altar for offerings will be created.

Enrique Ugalde …

Late Night at the Office-Free Comedy Show | San Leandro
Thursday, February 23 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| La Oficina
Late Night at the Office-Free Comedy Show | San Leandro

Come check out the Bay’s best local comics in this free comedy show hosted by K. Chheng. Come for laughs and drink specials all night. This month’s showcase features:

Arturo Raygoza
Adam Gordon
Kevin Wong
Nina G
Wesley Hoffman

Free but an RSVP is required.

Noise Pop Secret After Hours Concert | Cafe du Nord
Thursday, February 23 – 11:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is recommended
| Cafe Du Nord
Noise Pop Secret After Hours Concert | Cafe du Nord

Join in for a night cap at Noise Pop After Hours presented ​by Jameson. After the shows end, drop down below to Cafe Du Nord to celebrate ​with special guest performances and cocktails by the Bon Vivants.

Friday, February 24

Comic Arts Fest 2017: Online Comic Making | SSF
Friday, February 24 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | South San Francisco Main Library
Comic Arts Fest 2017: Online Comic Making | SSF

During the whole month of February, there will be an extravaganza of author visits, workshops, and comics-related programs. The goal is to enable aspiring artists and readers of all ages and to celebrate the importance of comics both as an art form and as valid ...

Free Happy Hour Noise Pop Concert: O.C.D. & Trash Vampire | Bender’s
Friday, February 24 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bender's Bar & Grill
Free Happy Hour Noise Pop Concert: O.C.D. & Trash Vampire  | Bender's

The Noise Pop Festival is San Francisco’s (and Funcheap’s) favorite indie music, art and film festival. Now in its 25th year, Noise Pop has brought early exposure to many emerging artists in the Bay Area and beyond, many of whom have gone on to widespread ...

San Francisco Critical Mass
Friday, February 24 – 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 ...

Fauxtest 2017: Ironic Fake Protest Rally & March | Dolores Park
Friday, February 24 – 5:45 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free; bring along a flashlight and your Fauxtest sign
| Dolores Park
Fauxtest 2017: Ironic Fake Protest Rally & March | Dolores Park

Join San Francisco’s fifth annual Fauxtest (pronounced foe-test), a fake protest, rally and march to demonstrate for/against Dada (fake or nonsense) news. Originally conceived as a fake protest in response to complacency and arm chair activism, Fauxtest has evolved into a response to the fake …