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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, October 21

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

Every third Saturday, the Oakland Art Murmur presents a free guided walking tour based on a different theme each tour. Tours take place on the third Saturday of each month and are led by prominent Oakland gallery directors, curators, writers, and artists. You may check their website ...

Anime & Manga Club: An Afternoon Full Of Fun | SF
Saturday, October 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.

Art Trax: Free Monthly Pop-Up Art Galleries | Pittsburg
Saturday, October 21 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money if you want to take home awesome local art.
| Old Town Pittsburg
Art Trax: Free Monthly Pop-Up Art Galleries | Pittsburg

Pittsburg’s creative community brings artisans and Old Town merchants together via free monthly pop-up art galleries. Pittsburg and neighboring community residents are invited to attend the monthly ArtTrax event, and walk historic charming Old Town Pittsburg to view artisan works in pop-up displays at over ...

Punchlines At Branchline: Free Standup Comedy | Emeryville
Saturday, October 21 – 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 ...

Caffeine & Comedy at Red Rock | Mountain View
Saturday, October 21 – 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 ...

Illumination: “Summer of Love” Light Art in the Park | Final Day
Saturday, October 21 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers
Illumination:

Flowers power the night this summer as the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park becomes the canvas for an elegant light art installation to honor San Francisco’s city-wide celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love. Illumination: Summer of Love Light Art ...

Orionids Meteor Shower 2017 | Halley’s Comet’s Debris
Saturday, October 21 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Orionids Meteor Shower 2017 | Halley's Comet's Debris

On a dark, moonless night, the Orionids exhibit as many as 25 meteors per hour. These fast-moving meteors occasionally leave persistent trains. They sometimes produce bright fireballs, so watch for them to flame in the sky. If you trace these meteors backward, they seem to come …

San Francisco Midnight Mystery Ride | SF
Saturday, October 21 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (SF)
San Francisco Midnight Mystery Ride | SF

Every third Saturday, you are invited to bicycle with the San Francisco Midnight Mystery Ride as they set out to a new mystery location in SF. Where to meet? They’ll post ride start locations on their website and Facebook page, the day of the ride only; there’s ...

Sunday, October 22

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Bayview-Hunters Point & Mission Residents
Sunday, October 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Bayview-Hunters Point & Mission Residents

Each San Francisco neighborhood (defined by zipcode) can visit the California Academy of Sciences for free over a three-day weekend (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) in the spring and fall of each year. So that means as long as you have a driver’s license or other proof ...

Exploratorium Free Community Day | SF
Sunday, October 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Exploratorium
Exploratorium Free Community Day | SF

The Exploratorium is a twenty-first-century learning laboratory, an eye-opening, always-changing, playful place to explore and tinker featuring hundreds of science, art, and human perception exhibits. While they don’t have monthly free days, they do host several special events throughout the year offering free admission for all. ...

2017 San Francisco Trolley Dances | SF
Sunday, October 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch; if you take Muni, fare is required
| CIIS - California Institute of Integral Studies
2017 San Francisco Trolley Dances | SF

Each year, Epiphany Productions transforms the city’s streets into stages through San Francisco Trolley Dances, a series of free contemporary dance performances along a Muni line. For the price of a Muni ticket, you’ll get a “hop-on, hop-off” Muni tour to experience an extraordinary lineup of ...

SF Open Studios 2017 | Presidio, Richmond, Sunset, West Portal, Ocean View
Sunday, October 22 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco
SF Open Studios 2017 | Presidio, Richmond, Sunset, West Portal, Ocean View

SF Open Studios is the oldest and largest open studios program in the country, featuring an annual, month-long, city-wide art event that showcases over 800 emerging and established San Francisco artists in their studios over four weekends in October and November. Each weekend, art patrons, admirers, and collectors ...

Cal Sailing Club Open House & Free Sailboat Rides | Berkeley
Sunday, October 22 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cal Sailing Club
Cal Sailing Club Open House & Free Sailboat Rides | Berkeley

The Cal Sailing Club offers Free Sailboat Rides for the public aboard their fleet of dinghies (which are fast and zippy) and keelboats (larger and more stable). You’ll have a spectacular voyage and might get great views of UC Berkeley, the Bay Bridge, San Francisco ...

Live in the Castro: The Man Dance Company | Jane Warner Plaza
Sunday, October 22 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Live in the Castro: The Man Dance Company | Jane Warner Plaza

Man Dance Company is the first ballet company of its kind in America, and it prides itself on bringing audiences more than just the experience of great male dancing.
Founded in San Francisco, Artistic Director Bryon Heinrich designed MDC for dancers who can express their athleticism, …

Sunday Film Screening & Free Popcorn: Chasing Ice | Berkeley
Sunday, October 22 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Ecology Center
Sunday Film Screening & Free Popcorn: Chasing Ice | Berkeley

They are excited to announce their Fall Film Series at the Ecology Center. In an effort to open up their space to the community, while providing an accessible format for fostering discussions around the various climate issues they cover, they will be hosting free monthly ...

Monday, October 23

Milk Bar Mondaze: Free Pizza, Games & Comedy Night | Haight
Monday, October 23 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Milk Bar
Milk Bar Mondaze: Free Pizza, Games & Comedy Night | Haight

Mondaze is a happy hour with free pizza (starting at 5pm – limited), video games, card games and board games held at Milk Bar. Look forward to favorites like Mortal Kombat, UFC and Cards Against Humanity. Comedians/Comedy shows change every Monday and starts around 8:30 pm ...

Silent Book Club: Book Lovers’ Monthly Reading | San Jose
Monday, October 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Hedley Club
Silent Book Club: Book Lovers' Monthly Reading | San Jose

Silent Book Club is a monthly meetup of reading afficionados. Bring yourself and what you’re currently reading to The Hedley Club. Free, but an RSVP is requested. The link can sometimes be hard to find. You can sometimes find it in these two sites: Silent Book ...

The Komedy Kiki: Comics That’ll Tickle Your Funny Bone | SF
Monday, October 23 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Stud Bar
The Komedy Kiki: Comics That'll Tickle Your Funny Bone | SF

Comedians with a kiki twist, Justin Lucas and Jesús U. BettaWork, bring the ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha to the legendary Stud Bar in SF. Come through every fourth Monday of the month at 8:30 pm as they host an LOLicious lineup of the ...

Monday Night Comedy with Free Cake | Blondies
Monday, October 23 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Blondie's Bar & No Grill
Monday Night Comedy with Free Cake | Blondies

More Fun at Blondie’s celebrates the best comedians in the Bay every 4th Monday of the month with a free comedy show and free cake.  

Tuesday, October 24

16mm Movie Night: Vintage Monster & Horror Movies | Nob Hill
Tuesday, October 24 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
| Gallery Cafe
16mm Movie Night: Vintage Monster & Horror Movies | Nob Hill

Every fourth Tuesday come to the Gallery Cafe to watch classic scary films on a vintage old-timey 16mm projector. The cafe serves beer, wine, coffee and food. The movie is free. Prepare to be scared.