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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 16

Polar Obsession Opening Reception & Free Wine | Berkeley
Thursday, February 16 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | David Brower Center
Polar Obsession Opening Reception & Free Wine | Berkeley

The Brower Center is excited to present Polar Obsession, the first National Geographic show in the Bay Area since 2009. This exhibition will feature nearly 40 striking images of the world’s polar regions from photographer Paul Nicklen, delivering a unique close-up of wildlife in the …

“A Separation” Book Discussion | Green Apple Books on the Park
Thursday, February 16 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Green Apple Books on the Park

Katie Kitamura reads from and discusses her novel, “A Separation.”
A story of intimacy and infidelity, “A Separation” is about the gulf that divides us from the lives of others and the narratives we create for ourselves. As the narrator reflects upon her love for a …

The Hot Mess Comedy Hour | SF
Thursday, February 16 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Underground SF
The Hot Mess Comedy Hour | SF

Every third Thursday of the month, come to Underground SF for “The Hot Mess.” Nicole Turley hosts a diverse mix of the best comics from the Bay Area and beyond. The Hot Mess features up and coming talent as well as seasoned professionals seen at ...

Friday, February 17

“Pier 39 is 39” Anniversary: 39-Week Celebration
Friday, February 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 39

Pier 39 is turning 39 and they’re celebrating with a bang. Beginning in January 2017, join in every Friday for 39 weeks to celebrate 39 years of amazing views, fresh seafood, unique local shopping and their famous sea lions. Each week, they’ll be serving up ...

Free Admission Fridays at Lindsay Wildlife Experience | Walnut Creek
Friday, February 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to all visitors on every third Friday.
| Lindsay Wildlife Experience
Free Admission Fridays at Lindsay Wildlife Experience | Walnut Creek

Come to the Lindsay Wildlife Experience for up close and personal interaction with their fascinating animals for free on every third Friday of the month from 12 noon to 5 pm. Lindsay Wildlife Experience saves animals lives, teaches and inspires children and adults through up-close-and personal encounters with live wild ...

East Bay Burner Social | Oakland
Friday, February 17 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | American Steel Studios
East Bay Burner Social | Oakland

East Bay Burners are a group of Burning Man devotees who all live around the East Bay and get together monthly to talk, exchange ideas, teach, learn and have fun. The East Bay Burner Social takes place monthly in the run-up to the festival and ...

Bicycle Art Salon | Oakland
Bicycle Art Salon | Oakland

Please note, Bicycle Art Salon is no longer taking place. The Bicycle Art Salon is a discussion group on the subject(s) of art, film, music, bicycles and more, at the home and studio of Slimm Buick every third Friday, except for July and November. Free, but ...

Chillarious: Free Comedy & Wine in a Mattress Shop | Berkeley
Friday, February 17 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Savvy Rest Natural Bedroom
Chillarious: Free Comedy & Wine in a Mattress Shop | Berkeley

Chillarious is the only comedy showcase where you can enjoy the Bay Area’s best comedic talent while lounging luxuriously on the Bay Area’s most comfortable organic mattresses and pillows. Admission is free and some free drinks will be provided, but you can also BYOB. Please, ...

San Jose Bike Party
Friday, February 17 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret San Jose Location
San Jose Bike Party

San Jose Bike Party is a place to ride bikes, make friends, and have a good time every third Friday of each month at 8 pm. San Jose is the largest city in Northern California, but they are hidden in the suburban sprawl. It’s time ...

Saturday, February 18

Free PresidiGo Shuttle | Downtown to Presidio
Saturday, February 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Main Post (Presidio)
Free PresidiGo Shuttle | Downtown to Presidio

The free PresidiGo Shuttle system welcomes park visitors, residents, and employees with fully accessible shuttles and bike racks. There are two PresidiGo Shuttle services, each with different policies and guidelines – Around the Park and Downtown. Downtown (Free on Weekends) The Downtown express route make stops ...

Free “Rasoi” Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, February 18 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Free

Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market and highlighting one of our market sellers.
A participant in La Cocina’s food business incubator program, Heena Patel creates Western Indian dishes in honor of Gujarati traditions, …

Drop-In Bike Workshop & Advice | Mountain View
Saturday, February 18 – 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, February 18 – 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 ...

3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland
Saturday, February 18 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (Oakland)
3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland

Every third Saturday, the Oakland Art Murmur presents a free guided walking tour based on a different theme each tour. Tours take place on the third Saturday of each month and are led by prominent Oakland gallery directors, curators, writers, and artists.

Anime & Manga Club: An Afternoon Full Of Fun | SF
Saturday, February 18 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Park Branch Library
Anime & Manga Club: An Afternoon Full Of Fun | SF

Come join at the Park Branch Library, every 3rd Saturday of the month, for an afternoon of anime, manga, discussion, art, and lots of fun. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. This club is for teens ages 12-18 years old.

Caffeine & Comedy at Red Rock | Mountain View
Saturday, February 18 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Red Rock Coffee
Caffeine & Comedy at Red Rock | Mountain View

Join Kevin Wong, host and Bay Area comic, for Comedians at Red Rock. Come out, get caffeinated, and be entertained. Performers have appeared at the Punch Line, Cobbs, San Jose Improv, Tommy T’s, and all around the Bay Area. Stop by every third Saturday for the ...

“Nightlife on Mars” Underground Comedy Night | SF
Saturday, February 18 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free tickets with promo code 'cheapbastard'. Otherwise, it's $5.
| Murphy's Pub

Since 2010, Nightlife on Mars has brought the best comedians from the Bay Area and beyond to Murphy’s Pub, in the heart of San Francisco. The long-running show is moving from Thursdays to Saturdays, but keeping the same consistently awesome show format. The show runs ...

“Fringe” Indie Music Video Party | Madrone Art Bar
Saturday, February 18 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free before 10 pm with RSVP on Facebook; otherwise, it's $5. 21+
| Madrone Art Bar

Fringe, the indie music video dance party, happens every third Saturday at Madrone Art Bar. Free before 10 pm with an RSVP; otherwise, it’s $5. DJs Blondie K and subOctave will spin your favorite indie music videos plus the latest remixes to create a buzz on the dance floor. “In ...

Sunday, February 19

Tulipmania 2017: Final Day | Pier 39
Sunday, February 19 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
Tulipmania 2017: Final Day | Pier 39

Experience botanical bliss as Pier 39 comes alive with the vibrant colors of more than 39,000 blooming tulips and seasonal garden favorites during the annual Tulipmania flower festival. Tulipmania 2017 February 11-19, 2017 – Daily guided tours at 10 am Pier 39, San Francisco FREE Enjoy ...

Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Oakland
Sunday, February 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | South Berkeley Senior Center
Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Oakland

Sunday Assembly is a non-religious congregation that celebrates life. They’ve got the best parts of a church – community, singing, and acts of service – without any of the religious dogma. They typically meet on the third Sunday of the month to sing, think, listen, laugh, and ...