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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!

Friday, April 6

North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF
Friday, April 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | North Beach
North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF

On the first Friday of every month, over a dozen North Beach galleries, museums, bars, and restaurants stay open late for a self-guided First Fridays Art Crawl with special events to showcase the ever-growing collections of art and entertainment that diversify North Beach. First Fridays Art Crawl ...

“Batch Made Market” Artisan Food | SF
Friday, April 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Forage Kitchen

This is your monthly chance  to come see and taste what’s cooking at Forage Kitchen. Your favorite chefs in the kitchen, and you can walk through and taste their favorite new recipes. Plus there’s beer. What could be better? The monthly Batch Made Market highlights ...

South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose
Friday, April 6 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SoFA District (San Jose)
South First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose

Join an eclectic evening of arts and culture in downtown San Jose’s SoFA district (and beyond) every first Friday of the month. Come check out nearly 20 galleries, shops, bars and even a yoga studio  — all venues participating in South First Fridays, a free ...

Bayview First Fridays: Beer, Whiskey & Free Concert | Seven Stills
Friday, April 6 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
| Seven Stills Brewery & Distillery (Bayview)
Bayview First Fridays: Beer, Whiskey & Free Concert | Seven Stills

Join Seven Stills every first Friday of the month for a free concert featuring a different band each month. Their neighbors at Laughing Monk will have your karaoke fix and a food truck will be running outside. Bayview First Fridays Every First Friday | 7-10pm ...

San Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays
Friday, April 6 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (SF)
San Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays

  San Francisco Bike Party  (not to be confused with Critical Mass) is a monthly celebration of biking for riders of different ages, types, and skill levels to enjoy. Every month is a different theme and you’re encouraged to dress up. San Francisco Bike Party is held ...

South First Fridays Art Walk & Special Performances | San Jose
Friday, April 6 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana
South First Fridays Art Walk & Special Performances | San Jose

The South First Fridays art walk in downtown San Jose is a self-guided evening tour through galleries, museums, and independent creative businesses featuring eclectic art exhibitions and special performances. All art venues are free & open to the public. This event occurs every first Friday of ...

Oakland Critical Mass | First Friday
Friday, April 6 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Oakland Critical Mass | First Friday

Oakland Critical Mass is a monthly group bike ride that takes place every first Friday of the month, which starts at 8 pm at the BikeLink bike lockers at 14th and Broadway, and ends at 23rd and Telegraph where Oakland Art Murmur is underway. Critical Mass is argued ...

“Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale
Friday, April 6 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Royale

Wrapped in Plastic provides fresh sounds of old and new jazz to the Bay Area. In addition to an ever-expanding repertoire of jazz originals, the group reinterprets old favorites and lesser-known gems in new and modern ways – passing from Miles Davis to the music ...

First Friday Free Comedy & DJ Party | SF
Friday, April 6 – 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Il Pirata
First Friday Free Comedy & DJ Party | SF

Enjoy free comedy night at Il Pirata and stay after the show for a DJ dance party. This comedy and dancing duo takes place every first Friday of the month and you’ll save some dough for drinks because there’s no cover.

Saturday, April 7

First Saturdays Free Outdoor Boot Camp | Oakland
Saturday, April 7 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Piedmont Avenue Elementary School Playground
First Saturdays Free Outdoor Boot Camp | Oakland

Featuring a full body cardio, core and strength workout. Classes are free every first Saturday of the month and start promptly at 9 am. All other Saturdays are free for Flex Circuit Gym members. Non member attendees of the boot camps will receive a free ...

Volunteer at SF Botanical Garden: Guided Info Walking Tour | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, April 7 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required
| San Francisco County Fair Building
Volunteer at SF Botanical Garden: Guided Info Walking Tour | Golden Gate Park

Volunteers contribute more than 40,000 hours of service to the Garden each year, supporting horticulture, leading children’s walks and public tours, propagating plants, and so much more. If you’re interested in getting involved, join in for a one-hour walking tour of the Garden and learn ...

“Healthy Parks Healthy People”: Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area
Saturday, April 7 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area

Enjoy a free, monthly outdoor walk on the first Saturday of every month as part of the “Healthy Parks, Healthy People” program. First Saturday Programs are introductory walking/physical activity programs that occur on the first Saturday of each month throughout the Bay Area. Please note that ...

10th Annual Rock Balancing Gathering & Free Lessons | Crissy Field
Saturday, April 7 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated.
| Crissy Field (near Warming Hut)
10th Annual Rock Balancing Gathering & Free Lessons | Crissy Field

Watch and join in the amazing gravity-defying art of rock balancing near the Golden Gate Bridge.
Dozens of artists worldwide are part of a global balanced rock sculpture movement, and two of them have invited you to learn the practice of creating these serene, temporary sculptures …

First Caturdays at Dolores Park: Unofficial Social Gathering for Cats | SF
Saturday, April 7 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Mission Dolores Park
First Caturdays at Dolores Park: Unofficial Social Gathering for Cats | SF

Attention friends of Caturday, your favorite day of the month is back. First Caturday is a day to reclaim the glory of the outdoors for your feline friends. It is a day for charming and delightful outdoor cat-napping and socializing. It is where you can freely exchange information, ...

“The Retrieval” Human Trafficking Art Show: Closing Performance | SF Arts Commission
Saturday, April 7 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Arts Commission

The Retrieval, a solo exhibition of works by Bay Area artist Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, features over 100 works – drawings and sculpture. On view February 16 through April 7, 2018, this first solo exhibition at the new SFAC Main Gallery features drawings and sculpture that respond ...

Spontaneous Storytelling & Free Drinks Night | Oakland
Saturday, April 7 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Layover
Spontaneous Storytelling & Free Drinks Night | Oakland

It’s a storytelling event where the point is to meet each other. At this one-of-a-kind, participatory event, you’ll have a chance to meet cool people as well as listen to real-life stories without notes or scripts. Tell your friends, bring a girlfriend or a wingman, ...

Craft Beers & Free Comedy Night | Oakland
Saturday, April 7 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Federation Brewing
Craft Beers & Free Comedy Night | Oakland

Come celebrate the craft of comedy and beer at Federation Brewing every first Saturday in Oakland’s Jack London Square. For the low, low price of free, you can see some of the best local and nationally touring comics in a cool intimate space. Craft Beers ...

Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF
Saturday, April 7 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required 415-561-7171 or peter_kasin@nps.gov, Bring a mug for cider
| SF Maritime National Historical Park
Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF

Sailors and scallywags alike gather around for an evening of traditional sea songs and chanteys for the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park’s monthly chantey on the first Saturday night of each month at 8 pm. Park rangers will lead the public in traditional sea-faring tunes ...

Punchlines At Branchline: Free Standup Comedy | Emeryville
Saturday, April 7 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
Punchlines At Branchline: Free Standup Comedy | Emeryville

Every 1st and 3rd Saturday in Emeryville, comedians Trishna Saigal and Andrew Orolfo host the best local and nationally touring stand-up comedians in the intimate, low lit space of the Branchline Fusion Lounge. Enjoy some great comedy and a full bar. Punchlines At Branchline: Free ...

Sunday, April 8

“Sunday Assembly” Silicon Valley Community Gathering | Mountain View
Sunday, April 8 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Masonic Lodge

“Live Better, Help Often, Wonder More” is the motto for Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley (SASV), an international community movement that celebrates life. The radically inclusive SASV is a secular and service nonprofit that celebrates life, welcomes all people and supports everyone fulfilling their potential. It aims ...