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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!

Saturday, January 21

Community Fun In The Schoolyard | SF
Saturday, January 21 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Alamo Elementary School SF
Community Fun In The Schoolyard | SF

Join the Shared schoolyard project and supervisor Mark Farrell at Alamo elementary school on Saturday, January 21st from 11am-1pm for an exciting kick-off event.
This event marks the grand re-opening of the schoolyard for the public to use on weekends. The event will include fun games …

Art At The Dump: Recology’s Recycled Materials Art Exhibition | SF
Saturday, January 21 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Recology San Francisco
Art At The Dump: Recology's Recycled Materials Art Exhibition | SF

The Artist in Residence Program at Recology San Francisco is a unique art program that provides Bay Area artists who work with recycled materials with scavenging privileges in the dump, access to discarded materials, a stipend, and 24-hour access to the company’s well-equipped art studio. At ...

The Cakeland Fête Noir: Scott Hove Returns | SF
Saturday, January 21 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Heron Arts
The Cakeland Fête Noir: Scott Hove Returns | SF

Heron Arts is excited to announce its upcoming solo exhibition of Bay to LA artist Scott Hove. Renowned for his local Oakland Cakeland installation, Hove recently relocated to Los Angeles where he has created immersive experiences for the LA Art Show and Banksy’s Dismaland. His …

“Resist Trump” #OccupyInauguration Protest | Oakland
Saturday, January 21 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Frank H. Ogawa Plaza

The resistance urgently needs a movement to fight racism, sexism, homophobia, and Islamophobia. This will be a family-friendly event to protest the inauguration of Trump happening on January 21, 2017.

No Border Wall – Stop the deportations of undocumented immigrants.
Tax rich millionaires like Trump should fund healthcare for all and make …

Free “Twin Girls Farm” Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, January 21 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Free

Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. This demo will highlight a farmer-chef connection forged at the market, featuring Twin Girls Farm.
David Murphy is the executive chef of Whitechapel, a destination not just …

Concord “Vibe” Launch Party & Free Ale | The Hop Grenade
Saturday, January 21 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Hop Grenade Taproom & Bottleshop
Concord

Come join the City of Concord and help celebrate the launch of Concord Vibe, a new marketing initiative aimed at highlighting the amenities and activities in Concord.
Enjoy:

food samples
barber demos
fitness club booths
fine art photography
luxury vehicles on display

The first 200 attendees (21+) will receive a free Limited …

Awesöme Orchestra Collective: “Porgy & The Wolf” Classical Children’s Tales | Oakland
Saturday, January 21 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required; donations are welcome.
| Brooklyn Preserve
Awesöme Orchestra Collective:

Welcome back from the holidays, and thanks to everyone who contributed to their end of year campaign, they were able to achieve and surpass their goal.
They are kicking off the year with an orchestral standard featuring one of the most famous children’s tales and selections …

Celebrating Lunar New Year | SF Main Library
Saturday, January 21 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
Celebrating Lunar New Year | SF Main Library

Please join then to celebrate the Year of the Rooster. Performances include folk dance, singing, instruments, traditional Chinese dress show, Year of the Rooster quiz, and more.

Women’s March: Stand Up for Human Rights | Santa Cruz County
Saturday, January 21 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz City Hall
Women's March: Stand Up for Human Rights | Santa Cruz County

Women’s March on Washington is coming to Santa Cruz County. This event is hosted by Cynthia Hawthorne, Erica Aitken, Maria Boutell, Maryanne Campbell, Jenny Sarmiento, Amy Dahlen and Rachel Williams.
The Women’s March Santa Cruz County will coincide with the January 21, 2017, Women’s March on Washington, …

3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland
Saturday, January 21 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (Oakland)
3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland

Theme: Young Expressions in Art
Meet:  Warehouse 416, 416 26th Street

Anime & Manga Club: An Afternoon Full Of Fun | SF
Saturday, January 21 – 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.

Get Cozy: Do-It-Yourself Concoctions | South SF
Saturday, January 21 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Grand Avenue Library
Get Cozy: Do-It-Yourself Concoctions | South SF

Soothe your winter skin with these homemade concoctions. They will discuss the benefits of making your own bath products, and you will get basic recipes that can be endlessly customized to your own tastes. They will go through the making process step by step, and you will …

Free Bach-Mozart Weekend Family Concert | SF
Saturday, January 21 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Seats are first-come, first served.
| Noe Valley Ministry
Free Bach-Mozart Weekend Family Concert | SF

Travel back in time with the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra to say hello to Mr. Bach and Mr. Mozart, two famous composers from the music history books.
Then, head back to 2017 and meet a soon-to-be-famous composer of today—UC Davis professor of composition Laurie San Martin! …

As If: A 90’s Cult Classic Double Feature Film Screening | Danville
Saturday, January 21 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Village Theatre Art Gallery
As If: A 90's Cult Classic Double Feature Film Screening | Danville

Spend a Saturday afternoon at the Village Theatre with a bag of freshly popped popcorn, a cold soda, and a two cult classics on the big screen.
Clueless (1995)
When Cher, a rich and charismatic high school student, takes the new girl at school under her wing, …

Family Nature Hike Day | Redwood City
Saturday, January 21 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Edgewood Park
Family Nature Hike Day | Redwood City

This Nature Hike is at the Edgewood Park.
Join Kaiser Permanente’s Dr. Marc Philippe, an internal medicine physician and San Carlos resident, on a family friendly hike. Dr Philippe will lead some stretching prior to the hike and talk about the health benefits of exercise.
The 2 …

Canada by Bike with Michael Woods | Oakland
Saturday, January 21 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oakland Public Library (Main Branch)
Canada by Bike with Michael Woods | Oakland

Imagine spending 52 days on vacation alone soaking up 4,137 miles of Canada from Vancouver to Halifax, crossing the Rockies, the Great Plains, the Canadian Shield, and the Saint Lawrence River, skirting the north shore of Lake Superior and peering into the U.S. from the …

“Crab: 50 Recipes with the Fresh Taste of the Sea ” Book Launch | Omnivore Books
Saturday, January 21 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Omnivore Books on Food

If you dream about perfectly prepared crab cakes, steamed Dungeness straight from the shell, or lightly coated soft-shell blue crabs, this is your cookbook. Culinary expert Cynthia Nims offers 50 delicious ways to love crab–whether it’s Dungeness, Alaskan king, and snow crab from the West …

Women’s March San Francisco | Civic Center
Saturday, January 21 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza
Women's March San Francisco | Civic Center

Join the Women’s March in San Francisco on January 21, 2017. The Women’s March on Washington is a national movement for women, men, and children who stand for human rights, civil liberties, diversity, and compassion for the shared humanity.
The goal of this day is for women …

Lunar New Year Lion Dancing: Traveling Festival | Glen Park
Saturday, January 21 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Glen Park
Lunar New Year Lion Dancing: Traveling Festival | Glen Park

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with a mini traveling festival of free lion dancing performances at several San Francisco Public Library branches. 2017 Lunar New Year Lion Dancer Celebrations Saturday, January 7, 2017 10:30-11 am: Main Library 11:30 am-12:30 pm: Chinatown/Him Mark Lai 12:30-1 pm: North Beach 5:00-5:30 pm: ...

“Deep Night with Dale” Live Podcast | SF Sketchfest
Saturday, January 21 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but you must register for a ticket
| PianoFight

Deep Night with Dale is the latest incarnation of the long-running podcast/basement talk show hosted by James Bewley in the guise of alter ego, the lovable failure, Dale Seever. Down, but never out, Dale seeks talented individuals to stay up late and be his guest …