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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!

Monday, March 20

“Resistance is Futile” Free Comedy Night | SF
Monday, March 20 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Rite Spot

Nicole Calasich and Liz Stone bring you Resistance is Futile featuring the Bay Area’s best comics to discuss the times they were cowards, the eternal struggle of standing up for yourself, and the art of giving in. Resistance is Futile happens in SF’s vibrant Mission district at ...

Tuesday, March 21

The Stinky Cheese Club | Bender’s
Tuesday, March 21 – 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 ...

Vinyl Room Standup Comedy Show | Burlingame
Tuesday, March 21 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Vinyl Room
Vinyl Room Standup Comedy Show | Burlingame

Every third Tuesday of the month is a standup comedy show at Vinyl Room called Standup Comedy at Vinyl Room, featuring funny people from the Bay Area who do standup comedy. It’s the only comedy show in Burlingame, maybe ever. This event occurs every third ...

Wednesday, March 22

Free Laughter Yoga Class | UCSF
Wednesday, March 22 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | UCSF Osher Center
Free Laughter Yoga Class | UCSF

Laughter is contagious and has a powerful and immediate effect on our mind, body and spirit.  Laughter Yoga involves deep breathing, stretching, clapping and laughter exercises and takes place on two Wednesdays each month from 5:30-6:30 pm. The laughter exercises in this class aim to: ...

Shaping San Francisco: The 1980s Movements Talk | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, March 22 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping San Francisco: The 1980s Movements Talk | Mission Dist.

The fight against the Reagan administration’s war build-up, emergency response against Central American wars, birth of the Peace Navy, stopping the USS Missouri, creating sanctuary cities, AIDS and Anti-Nuclear activism.
They bring it up to climate justice & no nukes today. With activists and archivists …

Thursday, March 23

Adventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Campbell
Thursday, March 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Road Runner Sports (Campbell)
Adventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Campbell

Adventure Run is a free, 60-minute scavenger-like fun run filled with hundreds of friends, giveaways, raffle prizes, music and even a beer garden on the 4th Thursday of the month at the Campbell Road Runner store. Free, but an RSVP is required. Your Adventure starts ...

Frameline Encore: Free Queer Film Series | Bay Area
Thursday, March 23 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location
Frameline Encore: Free Queer Film Series | Bay Area

Join Frameline Encore, a free community screening series, as they revisit queer film favorites, every fourth Thursday of the month. Frameline Encore aims to increase accessibility to diverse queer stories, with an emphasis on films and discussions about underrepresented experiences, such as gender variant folks and ...

Free Standup Comedy in a Barber Shop | SF
Thursday, March 23 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
| Debonair Barber & Shave Parlor
Free Standup Comedy in a Barber Shop | SF

Every 4th Thursday on the Haight, comedians David Naimyar and Andrew Orolfo host the best local and nationally touring stand-up comedians in the fresh and swanky Debonair Barber Shop. Enjoy some great comedy and drinks. Free Standup Comedy in a Barber Shop Debonair Barber & ...

Friday, March 24

Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF
Friday, March 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. John Episcopal Church
Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF

VolxKuche or Free-Cafe SF is a free supper club held on the second Friday and fourth Friday of the month with dinner served starting at 6 pm. The food will be vegan when possible, and always vegetarian. Is it taking place this month? Always check the Facebook ...

Saturday, March 25

Free “Leah’s Pantry” Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, March 25 – 12:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Free

Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.
Monica Bhagwan has been Leah’s Pantry Program Manager since 2013. Monica, who is from New York City, has 17 years of experience as a professional cook and …

Lyrical Workshop: Emerge With Better Songs | SF
Saturday, March 25 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Lyrical Opposition
Lyrical Workshop: Emerge With Better Songs | SF

Based in San Francisco, the monthly workshop series runs every 4th Saturday of the month until the end of the year. Over 50 artists in the past couple months have participated in Lyrical Opposition Workshops and Forums, with participants learning valuable artist techniques, strategies and ...

Brave New Jokes: Comedy Showcase | Mission Dist.
Saturday, March 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with code "funcheapbaby" on Eventbrite; otherwise, it's $5.
| Dear Mom
Brave New Jokes: Comedy Showcase | Mission Dist.

Brave New Jokes is a premier comedy showcase hosted by Michael Brandon (SJ Improv) and Nicole Calasich (SF Punchline) at the Dear Mom in the Mission. Every last Saturday of the month, they feature a diverse range of comedians from Bay Area headliners to comedians from ...

Sunday, March 26

Free Acting Class Day | Berkeley Rep
Sunday, March 26 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Free Acting Class Day | Berkeley Rep

Taught by professional theatre artists, The Berkeley Rep offers free class samplers each quarter giving everyone an opportunity to explore the craft of theatre and experience the joy of dynamic engagement with their own creativity. The Sunday Sampler is free and open to youth, teens, ...

’90s Simpsons Trivia Night & Watch Party | Mission Dist.
Sunday, March 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Knockout
'90s Simpsons Trivia Night & Watch Party | Mission Dist.

Love The Simpsons? Know The Simpsons like the back of your hand? Then join in ’90s Simpsons Trivia Night at The Knockout in the Mission District from 6-9 pm, every fourth Sunday of the month. Watch some ’90s Simpsons and answer some trivia if you ...

Monday, March 27

“Odd” Strange Stand-Up Comedy & Drink Specials | SF
Monday, March 27 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oddjob

“Odd” is a new show at SF’s Oddjob bar that celebrates the stranger side of stand-up comedy. Twice a month, they have their favorite stand-up comedians explore the darkest recesses of their subconscious minds, absolutely free of charge. To make sure you have the weirdest possible ...

Free Standup Comedy Night & Delicious Tacos | Oakland
Monday, March 27 – 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, ...

Monday Night Comedy with Free Cake | Blondies
Monday, March 27 – 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.  

Salsa Dura: Dance Party & Live Salsa Orchestra | Berkeley
Monday, March 27 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | La Peña Cultural Center
Salsa Dura: Dance Party & Live Salsa Orchestra | Berkeley

Every last Monday of the month, the Josh Jones and the La Peña Salsa Orchestra brings the raw power of salsa dura to La Peña’s stage. They will perform songs from your favorite salsa artists including Eddie Palmieri, Beny Moré, the Spanish Harlem Orchestra, El ...

Tuesday, March 28

Dirty Old Women Reading: Literary Salon & Open Mic | Oakland
Tuesday, March 28 – 7:40 pm | Cost: FREE | The Octopus Literary Salon
Dirty Old Women Reading: Literary Salon & Open Mic | Oakland

Older women: Wise enough to tell the truth about sex – what they want, what they’ve done, what makes them hot. Dirty Old Women, a monthly series at Octopus, celebrates erotic writing by self-identified older women of all orientations. Open mic starts at 7:40 pm ...

Haight Street Comedy Night, Games & Prizes | SF
Tuesday, March 28 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Milk Bar
Haight Street Comedy Night, Games & Prizes | SF

Haight Street Comedy Night is an evening of jokes, games, booze located in the historic Haight Ashbury that takes place on the fourth Tuesday of every month at Milk Bar. This free show features comedians and entertainers that have been seen on Comedy Central, Funny or ...