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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!

Tuesday, January 16

The Stinky Cheese Club | Bender’s
Tuesday, January 16 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring in a good cheese to share and get a free drink.
| Bender's Bar & Grill
The Stinky Cheese Club | Bender's

Mmm… tasty, smelly, stinky cheese. Bender’s hosts their monthly meeting of The Stinky Cheese Club. Bring in some cheese, crackers, fruit, veggies, etc…  (make it something impressive, not just the cheapest thing you got at Safeway) and get a free ice cold can of PBR ...

Yum & Yummer: A Comedy Showcase | SF
Tuesday, January 16 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Brainwash Cafe
Yum & Yummer: A Comedy Showcase | SF

The third Tuesday is just around the corner so that means it’s time to get yummy again. Wash your undies in the laundromat, grab a beer and get ready for a fun distraction. Brainwash is the home to many local comics so come watch host ...

Free Astronomy Lecture | Presidio
Tuesday, January 16 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Observation Post at the Presidio
Free Astronomy Lecture | Presidio

Once monthly, the SFAA hosts distinguished guest speakers who are leaders in the fields of astronomy, physics and related disciplines and they present to SFAA Members the latest developments from cutting-edge scientific programs. Held in the Presidio, Observation Post / Building 211 on the third Tuesday ...

Wednesday, January 17

East Bay Green Drinks: Free Snacks & Networking | Oakland
Wednesday, January 17 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required.
| Lost & Found
East Bay Green Drinks: Free Snacks & Networking | Oakland

East Bay Green Drinks, started in 2000, and is a monthly community and networking event for people involved in sustainable business, environmental and social causes, local and organic food, green architecture and design, media, communications, education, construction, clean energy and more. Free, but RSVP is ...

Food First Meeting: A World Where People Have Access to Food | Berkeley
Wednesday, January 17 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | La Peña Cultural Center
Food First Meeting: A World Where People Have Access to Food | Berkeley

Food First envisions a world in which all people have access to healthy, ecologically produced, and culturally appropriate food. Their work—including action-oriented research, publications, projects and Food Sovereignty Tours—gives you the tools to understand the global challenges, build your local movement, and engage with the global ...

Free Comedy Night with Danny Dechi | Outer Richmond
Wednesday, January 17 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bazaar Cafe
Free Comedy Night with Danny Dechi | Outer Richmond

Comedian and the world’s only pencil musician Danny Dechi hosts a night of free laughs at Bazaar Cafe Stand-up Comedy Showcase. Come by every third Wednesday of the month for a lineup of local comedians.

Real Live Comedians Showcase | Piano Fight
Real Live Comedians Showcase | Piano Fight

Are you ready for some hot, live stand-up comedian action? Producer and performer Jason Mack brings you Real Live Comedians, a monthly showcase with some of the funniest talent in the Bay Area, every third Wednesday of the month. > Get Free Tickets just for ...

Thursday, January 18

Free Museum & Gallery Crawl: Yerba Buena Third Thursdays | SoMa
Free Museum & Gallery Crawl: Yerba Buena Third Thursdays | SoMa

Yerba Buena Third Thursdays is a monthly outing of art, performance, music, and drinks in the Yerba Buena neighborhood in the heart of downtown San Francisco, between 2nd and 5th Street, and Market and Harrison Street. Free, but an RSVP is recommended to save time ...

Friday, January 19

Free Family Dinner & Movie | SF
Friday, January 19 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Minnie & Lovie Ward Rec Park
Free Family Dinner & Movie | SF

Every third Friday, the OMI Family Resource Center in San Francisco invites you to their free monthly dinner and movie night. Free, but please note, space is limited. Dinner is free, but it’s limited to the first 50 people. The menu varies monthly. Movies starts at 5 ...

The Pre Show: Improv Comedy Grad Show | SF
Friday, January 19 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Ninth Street Independent Film Center
The Pre Show: Improv Comedy Grad Show | SF

Every month two different improv acts from the greater Bay Area improv scene come together on one stage to deliver one of the things they do best. Come be entertained, enjoy a night out with a friend or date and laugh through the evening with ...

Chillarious: Free Comedy & Wine in a Mattress Shop | Berkeley
Friday, January 19 – 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, ...

Fandango Jarocho: Son Jarocho Jam Session | Berkeley
Friday, January 19 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations welcome
| La Peña Cultural Center
Fandango Jarocho: Son Jarocho Jam Session | Berkeley

Enjoy a lively evening of music, dancing, and zapateado– bring your dance shoes and instruments, or just come and enjoy the music and dance. Son Jarocho is a lively traditional art form from the southern Mexican state of Veracruz that sits on the coast of the ...

Saturday, January 20

Free PresidiGo Shuttle | Downtown to Presidio
Saturday, January 20 – 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 ...

Caffeine & Comedy at Red Rock | Mountain View
Saturday, January 20 – 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 ...

Punchlines At Branchline: Free Standup Comedy | Emeryville
Saturday, January 20 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Branchline Bar
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 ...

Push The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight
Saturday, January 20 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free before 10 pm, but an RSVP is required. Otherwise, it's $6.
| Underground SF
Push The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight

Push The Feeling is monthly dance party happening every third Saturday at Underground SF (424 Haight St.) in the Lower Haight. Resident DJs YR Skull and epicsauce invite local and out-of-town guest DJs to their decks every month. The party is typically free before 10 pm with an RSVP, and ...

Sound of Cocktails: Reliving Iconic Moments in Time & Pop Culture | SF
Saturday, January 20 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Novela
Sound of Cocktails: Reliving Iconic Moments in Time & Pop Culture | SF

It’s the return of Novela’s musically inspired cocktail event series, The Sound of Cocktails. Journey through iconic moments in time and pop culture as they infuse cocktails with music to bring you unique entertainment experience. Sound of Cocktails: Reliving Iconic Moments in Time & Pop Culture ...

“Fringe” Indie Music Video Party | Madrone Art Bar
Saturday, January 20 – 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, January 21

Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley
Sunday, January 21 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | South Berkeley Senior Center
Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley

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 ...

SF’s “Antique Vibrator Museum” Free Guided Tour Day | Good Vibrations
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Did you know SF has an Antique Vibrator Museum? Take a free tour of this unique space every 3rd Sunday of the month with Antique Vibrator Museum curator Dr. Carol Queen.  Free, but you must RSVP at least 72 hours in advance by calling the Polk St. store ...