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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!

Sunday, August 13

“Shakespeare or Space Wars” Final Outdoor Theater of 2017 | Sonoma
Sunday, August 13 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations appreciated
| San Antonio Park

Each year the Samuel Peaches Peripatetic Players travel the Bay Area with FluxWagon, their folding mobile stage. In 2017’s adventure, the Players can’t decide whether to tackle the high art tragedy of “Romeo and Juliet” or that other popular tale of star-crossed destiny, “Star Wars: ...

San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Walls” | Washington Square Park
Sunday, August 13 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Washington Square Park
San Francisco Mime Troupe's

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 58th season with more free and lively performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2017 production “Walls.” San Francisco Mime Troupe | 2017 Free political theater & music in parks all over the Bay Area ...

’60s Rock, R&B Superstars “WAR” at Stern Grove | SF
Sunday, August 13 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations appreciated
| Stern Grove
'60s Rock, R&B Superstars

Musical melting pot “WAR” became a permanent part of America’s musical landscape as one of the first successful bands to fuse rock, jazz, Latin, and R&B, creating hits such as “Low Rider,” “Spill The Wine,” and “Why Can’t We Be Friends?”
San Francisco natives Malo are …

Summer Outdoor Music Series: Soul Pop & Poetic Rock | Corte Madera
Sunday, August 13 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Town Center Corte Madera
Summer Outdoor Music Series: Soul Pop & Poetic Rock | Corte Madera

Celebrating the summer season and Marin’s love for the outdoors Town Center Corte Madera will host its annual Summer Music Series each Sunday June 4th through August 27th from 2-4 pm with a great lineup of music that will appeal to all ages. The series features ...

Shakespeare in the Park: “Titus Andronicus” | Oakland
Sunday, August 13 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Peralta Hacienda Historical Park
Shakespeare in the Park:

Vallejo Shakespeare in the Park (VSP) presents its annual Shakespeare festival with performances of Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare, directed by Cate Muzaffar. Each event will have picnic style seating; please bring a blanket to sit on. No chairs will be allowed, except for a ...

Original Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill
Sunday, August 13 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Thee Parkside
Original Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill

Original Famous Twang Sundays is a free, all-ages concert series at Thee Parkside in Potrero Hill. Come by every Sunday; there’s always a fresh traditional or contemporary live act and a surprise special to purchase from the kitchen.

Final Day: Shakespeare’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream” In The Park | Berkeley
Final Day: Shakespeare's

Inferno Theatre presents William Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream for free in Berkeley’s John Hinkel Park Amphitheatre. This production transports the audience to an enchanted forest world using music, movement, magic and Shakespeare’s language. 2017 Performance Dates All performances start at 4 pm Saturday and Sunday, ...

Shapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland
Sunday, August 13 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Temescal Art Center
Shapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland

Shapeshifters Cinema is a monthly series featuring experimental filmmakers and video artists presenting moving image work live with accompaniment from musicians and sound artists. Shapeshifters takes place the second Sunday of every month, from 8 to 9 pm (unless otherwise noted) at Temescal Art Center ...

Free Shakespeare in the Park: “Hamlet” | Redwood City
Sunday, August 13 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sequoia High School
Free Shakespeare in the Park:

For the 34th season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present a production of Hamlet. The play, about the questionable succession of King Claudius to the throne of Denmark over his nephew Prince Hamlet, speaks strongly about disenfranchisement, frustration, and the need for action during ...

Monday, August 14

Shakespeare in the Park: “Titus Andronicus” | Oakland
Monday, August 14 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Peralta Hacienda Historical Park
Shakespeare in the Park:

Vallejo Shakespeare in the Park (VSP) presents its annual Shakespeare festival with performances of Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare, directed by Cate Muzaffar. Each event will have picnic style seating; please bring a blanket to sit on. No chairs will be allowed, except for a ...

Cyberpunk Cinema Night | Mission Dist.
Monday, August 14 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Knockout
Cyberpunk Cinema Night | Mission Dist.

Cyberpunk Cinema, by Thrillhouse Records, presents cyberpunk movie classics at The Knockout in the Mission every second Monday of the month from 6:30-9 pm. They’ll show one episode of Cowboy Bebop at 6:30 pm, followed by the feature film. Use #cyberpunkcinema during the event to share ...

Witches’ Brew: A Standup Comedy Show | SF
Monday, August 14 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to see the show. $5 to enter the witchy raffle.
| Black Hammer Brewing
Witches' Brew: A Standup Comedy Show | SF

Witches’ Brew is a monthly comedy show featuring the best witchy comics in the Bay and beyond. 7:30 pm Doors/ 8 pm Show Hosted by Aviva Siegel & Allison Mick.

Free Standup Comedy Night & Delicious Tacos | Oakland
Monday, August 14 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but sliding scale donations are requested.
| Starline Social Club
Free Standup Comedy Night & Delicious Tacos | Oakland

Comedians Irene Tu and Andrew Orolfo bring you the best local and nationally touring stand-up comedians to Starline’s intimate comedy room. Tacos Oscar will be selling delicious tacos before every show. This event occurs every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month. This is a free show, ...

Something Something Shindig: Improv Comedy & Music | SF
Monday, August 14 – 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, August 14 – 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Club Waziema

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, August 15

Livermore’s Evenings on the Green: Art & Live Music | Final Day
Tuesday, August 15 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Livermore Valley Plaza
Livermore's Evenings on the Green: Art & Live Music | Final Day

Art on the Green is now a part of the Bankhead Theater’s free, live, Evenings on the Green – Art & Music and brings together the community to explore the arts on the Plaza Green in front of the Bankhead Theater in Livermore on summer Tuesday evenings ...

Top of the Mark Movie & Wine Night: Barefoot in the Park | Nob Hill
Top of the Mark Movie & Wine Night: Barefoot in the Park | Nob Hill

Wind down every Tuesday night during the summer of 2017 with a free wine or spirit tasting and screening of a classic movie. Summer movie nights are back at Top of the Mark featuring a selection of classic comedy, action, and drama flicks from the 1930s ...

The Stinky Cheese Club | Bender’s
Tuesday, August 15 – 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 ...

Summertime Outdoor Jazz Concert | Orinda
Tuesday, August 15 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Orinda Community Park
Summertime Outdoor Jazz Concert | Orinda

Bring your family and friends down to Orinda Community Park for Summer Concerts in the Park. This event is free and open to the community. Families are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the evening. 2017 Schedule 6/13 – Lucky Losers (Contemporary Blues) ...

Yum & Yummer: A Comedy Showcase | SF
Tuesday, August 15 – 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 ...