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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!

Monday, July 9

Intro to Personal Safety & Self-Defense Class | Berkeley
Monday, July 9 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Sports Basement (Berkeley)
Intro to Personal Safety & Self-Defense Class | Berkeley

This one hour class provides an introduction to IMPACT Bay Area’s style of empowerment self-defense. In this class students develop intuition, situational awareness, congruent body language and verbal skills to deescalate and deter assault and harassment, as well as learn two simple and effective physical ...

Something Something Shindig: Improv Comedy & Music | SF
Monday, July 9 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Milk Bar
Something Something Shindig: Improv Comedy & Music | SF

The Something Something Shindig is a wild show that combines stand up comedy, improv, music, and what they like to call “audience-participation-good-times” typically happening at 8 pm every second Monday. The emcees for the evening are Justin Gomes and Andrew Moore. True fans of debauchery, they’ve ...

“Find Me at the Club” Comedy Showcase | SF
Monday, July 9 – 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Club Waziema
"Find Me at the Club" Comedy Showcase | SF

A monthly stand up comedy showcase featuring top comics from all over the Bay Area and the world. The showcase will be broadcast live and replayed online at soulsausagepresents.com. Every second Monday at Club Waziema in San Francisco.

Tuesday, July 10

Free Admission Day | San Francisco Botanical Garden
Free Admission Day | San Francisco Botanical Garden

The San Francisco Botanical Garden is one of the most diverse gardens in the world. A unique urban oasis, the garden is a living museum within Golden Gate Park, offering 55 acres of both landscaped gardens and open spaces, and showcasing over 8,000 different kinds ...

“Lagunitas Live”: RSVPs Open for Free Wild Child Concert | Petaluma
Tuesday, July 10 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
"Lagunitas Live": RSVPs Open for Free Wild Child Concert | Petaluma

Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma presents a free live summer concert series featuring some amazing bands in their LaguMiniAmphitheaterette that would normally play big venues in San Francisco. Show are free, but tickets are required for each show. You’ll want to grab them quick as these shows will definitely ...

Marin Green Drinks & Free Appetizers | San Rafael
Tuesday, July 10 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Lotus Cuisine of India
Marin Green Drinks & Free Appetizers | San Rafael

Green is the topic. Drinks the excuse. The San Francisco North Bay comes to this mixer to network with local business folks living and working as green as they can. Check the calendar for their high caliber guest speakers. You’ll love the incredible selection of ...

Music & Market Summer Concerts: Dana Fuchs | Concord
Tuesday, July 10 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Music & Market Summer Concerts: Dana Fuchs | Concord

The 29th 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. Market is from 4 pm-8 pm, Music 6:30 pm-8 pm from ...

Perfectly Queer: LGBTQ Reading Series | SF
Tuesday, July 10 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Dog Eared Books (Castro)
Perfectly Queer: LGBTQ Reading Series | SF

Perfectly Queer is a monthly LGBTQ reading series in San Francisco, CA. This event takes place on the 2nd Monday of each month, from 7 to 8 pm, featuring one to three queer authors. Refreshments are served, and books are available for purchase and signing. Authors and books ...

Milkin’ It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight
Tuesday, July 10 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
| Milk Bar
Milkin' It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight

Every second and third Tuesday night of the month, the Milk Bar hosts Milkin’ It, a free night of comedy featuring local and national comics hosted by comedians Andrew Holmgren and Leslie Small. There’s never a cover nor a drink minimum. Doors open at 7:30 pm with comedy ...

Free Women’s Comedy Night | Oakland
Tuesday, July 10 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but there is a two drink minimum and donations are welcome.
| The Layover
Free Women's Comedy Night | Oakland

Come check out a monthly comedy event at The Layover in Oakland for Women’s Comedy Night sponsored by Feelmore510 and hosted by Lydia Popovich. Get your laughs with a few funny ladies on the second Tuesday of every month. There is no cover, but there ...

Haightian Democracy Free Stand-Up | SF
Tuesday, July 10 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Danny Coyle's
Haightian Democracy Free Stand-Up | SF

The Lower Haight’s free stand-up showcase is in an Irish bar every second Tuesday and is hosted by a guy named Logan Hesse. Entry is free and there will be $2.50 Tecates, $7 PB&J (Shot of Jameson and a PBR), and lots of laughs. Please note, this is ...

Wednesday, July 11

Jack London Square Waterfront | Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours
Jack London Square Waterfront | Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours

Visit a turn-of-the-century wholesale produce district still in operation and see the USS Potomac, the restored yacht of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Tour begins at 10 am at the Jack London Square entry arch, foot of Broadway. 2018 Dates Saturday, May 12 Wednesday, June 6 ...

Free Zydeco Concert in the Park | Redwood City
Wednesday, July 11 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Stafford Park
Free Zydeco Concert in the Park | Redwood City

Gator Nation, formerly Gator Beat, has been playing dances and festivals on the West Coast for 20 years. They specialize in their own brand of South Louisiana music-  it combines traditional Cajun, Zydeco, and New Orleans R&B. Most notable are the original creations, giving the …

The Laugh Boat: Local Brews & Free Comedy | SF
Wednesday, July 11 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Ocean Ale House
The Laugh Boat: Local Brews & Free Comedy | SF

Every 2nd Wednesday in San Francisco, comedians Jill Maragos, Phil Griffiths and Andrew Orolfo host the best local and nationally touring stand-up comedians in the welcoming and homey space of Ocean Ale House. Enjoy great comedy and some local brew. The Laugh Boat: Local Brews ...

Free AcroYoga Class | Sports Basement Berkeley
Wednesday, July 11 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Sports Basement (Berkeley)
Free AcroYoga Class | Sports Basement Berkeley

Come learn the skills, balance and art of acrobatic partner yoga every second Wednesday of the month from 7:30-8:30 pm Using basic yoga poses, we’ll learn how to combine them into partner balancing and dynamic movements. No previous experience and no partner needed.

“My Year Of Rest & Relaxation” Book Reading | Green Apple Books
Wednesday, July 11 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Green Apple Books on the Park
"My Year Of Rest & Relaxation" Book Reading | Green Apple Books

Submitted by the Event Organizer
Ottessa Moshfegh joins us on Wednesday July 11th to read from her new novel, My Year of Rest and Relaxation.
About My Year of Rest and Relaxation
A shocking, hilarious and strangely tender novel about a young woman’s experiment in narcotic hibernation, aided …

Free Movies on the Beach: “Legally Blonde” | Santa Cruz
Wednesday, July 11 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Movies on the Beach: "Legally Blonde" | Santa Cruz

There’s nothing like watching a classic movie on the beach with the Giant Dipper twinkling overhead and the sound of gentle summer surf in the background. Bring the family and your blanket or low-back beach chair and join the fun every Wednesday at 9 pm. Each ...

Thursday, July 12

Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF
Thursday, July 12 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. John Episcopal Church
Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF

VolxKuche or Free-Cafe SF is a free supper club held on the second Thursday and fourth Thursday of the month with dinner served starting at 6 pm. The food will be vegan when possible, and always vegetarian. They often host live entertainment, so keep an eye ...

Music & Market Summer Concerts: Chance McKinney | Concord
Thursday, July 12 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Music & Market Summer Concerts: Chance McKinney | Concord

The 29th 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. Market is from 4 pm-8 pm, Music 6:30 pm-8 pm from ...

Free Movie Night | Orinda Theatre
Thursday, July 12 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Orinda Theatre
Free Movie Night | Orinda Theatre

The Orinda Theatre hosts a free movie night at 6:30 pm on every second Thursday of the month. Every month showcases a new interesting classic title and sometimes you can catch special guest appearances by actors and film makers. Bring some cash for popcorn and enjoy the show. ...