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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, April 17

Milkin’ It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight
Tuesday, April 17 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
| Milk Bar
Milkin' It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight

Every second, third and fifth Tuesday night of the month, the Milk Bar hosts Milkin’ It, a free night of comedy featuring local and national comics hosted by comedian Andrew Holmgren. There’s never a cover nor any drink minimums. Doors open at 7:30 pm with comedy starting at 8 ...

Wednesday, April 18

Lego Lunchtime Build-a-thon | Mountain View
Wednesday, April 18 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Public Library
Lego Lunchtime Build-a-thon | Mountain View

Build awesome things with Legos. It’s drop-in event with no registration required. The library provides the Legos, you provide the imagination. 12:30-1:30 pm: It’s a Lego fest for all ages. Everyone is welcome to have fun building. They also have Duplos for toddlers. This event takes ...

Food First Meeting: A World Where People Have Access to Food | Berkeley
Wednesday, April 18 – 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 ...

“A Grandfather’s Lessons” Book Launch | Omnivore Books
Wednesday, April 18 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Omnivore Books on Food

Ever since she was very young, his granddaughter, Shorey, has loved “helping” him in the kitchen. Now that she is twelve, Jacques gives his charismatic pupil a short course on preparing “food that is plain, but elegant, and more than anything, fun.” In the process, …

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, April 19

Hidden San Francisco Walking Tours | SoMa
Thursday, April 19 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Market & New Montgomery St
Hidden San Francisco Walking Tours | SoMa

Hidden stories and surprises abound in a free 90-minute walking tour in the Yerba Buena neighborhood of San Francisco’s history, art, poetry, architecture and activism, including live performances of characters that gave the city its unique reputation. Hidden San Francisco Walking Tours Every 3rd Thursdays ...

Game Night Happy Hour, Trivia & Relay Races | SF
Game Night Happy Hour, Trivia & Relay Races | SF

Game Night brings a night of games, drinks, food and fun on the third Thursday of every month from 5-10 pm at Coffee Bar’s Bryant Street location. They will have discounted beer and wine, exclusive food menu, board games like giant Jenga, corn hole and more. Each event will ...

Friday, April 20

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party & Beer Garden | Fort Mason
Friday, April 20 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center

More than 30 food vendors in a huge circle with a full bar and bands in the middle? Now that’s a party; it’s also California’s largest weekly street food market.  Off the Grid is a weekly outdoor food truck bonanza staged every Friday from 5-10 pm at the historic waterfront campus ...

Bicycle Art Salon | Oakland
Bicycle Art Salon | Oakland

Please note, Bicycle Art Salon is no longer taking place. The Bicycle Art Salon is a discussion group on the subject(s) of art, film, music, bicycles and more, at the home and studio of Slimm Buick every third Friday, except for July and November. Free, but ...

Saturday, April 21

Free National Parks Day for “National Park Week” | 2018
Free National Parks Day for

Sometimes you’ve just got to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city to enjoy the serenity of a national park. On certain “fee-free” days throughout the year, enjoy free entrance to all national parks and monuments including Muir Woods and Yosemite National Park and free admission ...

9th International Children’s Festival | San Jose
Saturday, April 21 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Discovery Meadow
9th International Children's Festival | San Jose

International Children’s Festival is organized as a flagship event by Pacifica Institute with the goal of bringing together children from different world cultures and communities in the Bay Area. More than 3000 people attend the festival that includes traditional dances, performances, arts and crafts, children’s …

SF History Day: The 49 Mile Scenic Drive | Treasure Island
Saturday, April 21 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated.
| Treasure Island Historic Building One
SF History Day: The 49 Mile Scenic Drive | Treasure Island

“Little Island – Big Ideas” is a free lecture series on the past, present and future of Treasure Island presented by the Treasure Island Museum Association. The lecture series is presented on Treasure Island, in historic Building One, on select Saturdays at 10:30 am. Treasure ...

San Francisco Earth Day 2018 Festival & Climate Rally | Civic Center
Saturday, April 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza
San Francisco Earth Day 2018 Festival & Climate Rally | Civic Center

Every year, up to 10,000 people from the Bay Area and beyond come together to celebrate Earth Day San Francisco. On Saturday, April 21, 2018 it is happening again and not only there is a festival but also a climate rally for Mother Earth.
This year’s …

2018 Cherry Blossom Festival | Japantown
Saturday, April 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
2018 Cherry Blossom Festival | Japantown

The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival, said to be the second largest festival outside of Washington, D.C., celebrates the blooming of cherry blossoms at one of three remaining Japantowns in the United States. All are welcome to join in the festivities as San Francisco’s Japantown celebrates Japanese ...

Art Trax: Free Saturday Monthly Art Walk | Pittsburg
Saturday, April 21 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Town Center Square (Pittsburg)
Art Trax: Free Saturday Monthly Art Walk | Pittsburg

Pittsburg hosts its monthly Art Trax every third Saturday 11am-2pm, in conjunction with the Pittsburg Farmer’s Market. Residents of the wider Delta community are invited to stroll Railroad Ave. in historic, charming, Old Town Pittsburg to view the works of a variety of artists in pop-up ...

Art Trax: Free Monthly Pop-Up Art Galleries | Pittsburg
Saturday, April 21 – 11:00 am | 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 ...

3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland
Saturday, April 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 ...

“At My Table” Book Launch | Omnivore Books
Saturday, April 21 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Omnivore Books on Food

Nigella Lawson is every home cook’s goddess, and in this new book she returns to celebrating the food she loves to cook for friends and family every day. As Nigella writes, “The food in this book, that comes from my kitchen, is eaten at my …

Sound of Cocktails: Reliving Iconic Moments in Time & Pop Culture | SF
Saturday, April 21 – 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, April 21 – 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 ...