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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, July 9

Something Something Shindig: Improv Comedy & Music | SF
Monday, July 9 – 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 ...

Wednesday, July 11

Free AcroYoga Class | Sports Basement Berkeley
Wednesday, July 11 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Sports Basement (Berkeley)
Free AcroYoga Class | Sports Basement Berkeley

Come learn the skills, balance and art of acrobatic partner yoga every second Wednesday of the month from 7:30-8:30 pm Using basic yoga poses, we’ll learn how to combine them into partner balancing and dynamic movements. No previous experience and no partner needed.

“My Year Of Rest & Relaxation” Book Reading | Green Apple Books
Wednesday, July 11 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Green Apple Books on the Park

Submitted by the Event Organizer
Ottessa Moshfegh joins us on Wednesday July 11th to read from her new novel, My Year of Rest and Relaxation.
About My Year of Rest and Relaxation
A shocking, hilarious and strangely tender novel about a young woman’s experiment in narcotic hibernation, aided …

Friday, July 13

San José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2018
Friday, July 13 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | All over San Jose
San José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2018

The City of San José Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services invites you to the first San José Neighbor Nights. The event will take place every second Friday of the month at community centers throughout the entire city of San José. SJ Neighbor Nights ...

Last Nite: A 2000’s Indie Dance Party | SF
Friday, July 13 – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, before 10 pm. $10 after.
| Make-Out Room
Last Nite: A 2000's Indie Dance Party | SF

Well, folks, the snake has officially reached its tail. The crew behind the ’90s-themed Debaser party has gotten together to create “Last Nite,” a brand new event that, much like its parent, is dedicated to reviving a specific moment in time. In this case, it’s ...

Saturday, July 14

Trail & Habitat Volunteer Work: Restoring Laguna Honda’s Lost Trails | SF
Saturday, July 14 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Laguna Honda Hospital
Trail & Habitat Volunteer Work: Restoring Laguna Honda's Lost Trails | SF

Did you know that there’s another trail system in San Francisco? The trails have been off the radar for some time. SF Urban Riders is proud to announce that they’re working with the Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center in improving the historic multi­ use ...

Free Summer Redwood State Park Days | Second Saturdays
Saturday, July 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free with the promotional pass. Passes can be downloaded at FreeRedwoodsDays.org
| California Redwood State Parks
Free Summer Redwood State Park Days | Second Saturdays

To celebrate 100 years of saving California’s iconic redwood forest, Save the Redwoods League and California State Parks are offering more than 16,000 free vehicle day-use passes to more than 40 redwood state parks on the second Saturday of each month in 2018. The passes cover ...

Garden Party: Live Music, Food, Refreshments & Plant Sale | SF
Saturday, July 14 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bay Natives Nursery
Garden Party: Live Music, Food, Refreshments & Plant Sale | SF

Experience live music, free locally sourced food & drink, a free plant & general Take Back the City vibes, every 2nd Saturday of the month from noon to 5 pm. Counter the drought, learn about sustainable living, feed the goats, meet the roosters, bring your kids, ...

Crosby Morgan: Soulful Acoustic Style | Live! in the Castro
Saturday, July 14 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Crosby Morgan: Soulful Acoustic Style | Live! in the Castro

Crosby Morgan is an up and coming musician from Los Angeles. Her writing and lyrical style is heavily influenced by her own emotional state. Crosby’s sound has been described as ambient with distinct folk attributes. Writing and singing from the heart, she couples her acoustic …

Sunday, July 15

“Sunday Streets” Huge Block Party | Mission
Sunday, July 15 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Mission District

Sunday Streets (March – October 2018) is San Francisco’s official block party – a sorta-monthly roving neighborhood celebration and five hour street party where the streets are closed to vehicles, so pedestrians, roller skaters, bicyclists, yogis, and everyone except for cars can take over the streets for ...

Free Monthly Yoga Class for Beginners | SF
Sunday, July 15 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Yoga Garden SF
Free Monthly Yoga Class for Beginners | SF

Learn how to practice yoga in a fun, supportive class with other beginners. This class is for students who have never taken a yoga class before or are interested in learning about how they teach yoga at Yoga Garden SF. In order to keep their ...

Free Sailboat Ride Day: Cal Sailing Club | Berkeley
Sunday, July 15 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cal Sailing Club
Free Sailboat Ride Day: Cal Sailing Club | 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 ...

Tuesday, July 17

Witches’ Brew: A Standup Comedy Show | SF
Tuesday, July 17 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to see the show. $5 to enter the witchy raffle.
| The Lost Church
Witches' Brew: A Standup Comedy Show | SF

Witches’ Brew is a monthly comedy show featuring the best witchy comics in the Bay and beyond. Tickets are $10 each, but they assure you it’ll be worth it. 7:30 pm Doors/ 8 pm Show. Hosted by Aviva Siegel & Allison Mick.

Wednesday, July 18

SF’s Beer Bus: Free Monthly Brewery Bus Crawl | SF Brewers Guild
Wednesday, July 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free shuttle. Bring money for beer and food.
| Old Bus Tavern
SF's Beer Bus: Free Monthly Brewery Bus Crawl | SF Brewers Guild

The San Francisco Brewers Guild has created the city’s first free, hop-on-hop-off “Drink SF Beer Shuttle,” showcasing neighborhood breweries as a permanent companion to its monthly Meet the Brewers nights. The fun kicks off with a “Meet the Brewers” event at 66 pmtypically featuring special release ...

Saturday, July 21

Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Old Oakland
Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Old Oakland

Old Oakland Tour: This tour explores the 1870s business district where carefully restored brick commercial buildings now house offices, galleries and eateries. The historic district is a visible reminder of Oakland’s designation in 1869 as the Western Terminus of the Transcontinental Railroad. Tour begins at ...

Kippy Marks: Live Music Performance | Live in the Castro
Saturday, July 21 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Kippy Marks: Live Music Performance | Live in the Castro

Come out and catch a series of free live performances on select weekends at Jane Warner Plaza in the Castro throughout the spring and summer. Live in the Castro 2018 May 26 to October 24, 2018 | Most Events Start at 1pm Jane Warner Plaza, 401 ...

City Star Party & Telescope Night | SF
City Star Party & Telescope Night | SF

The San Francisco Amateur Astronomers invite you to their next City Star Party, where you can take a gander at our universe through telescopes, socialize with more experienced amateur astronomers, and get some tips about the night sky. Take in the view from San Francisco’s picturesque Land’s End or other ...

The Queen is Dead: Morrissey & The Smiths Dance Party | SF
The Queen is Dead: Morrissey & The Smiths Dance Party | SF

It’s the death of a disco dancer with DNA Lounge’s “The Queen is Dead” dance party featuring the music of The Smiths, Morrissey, and other brit pop, new wave, and post punk heavy-hitters. UPDATE – On Hiatus until June 2018 – Please note – you should always check ...

Sunday, July 22

Man Dance Company: LGBTQ Premier Ballet Group | Live! in the Castro
Sunday, July 22 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Man Dance Company: LGBTQ Premier Ballet Group | Live! in the Castro

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, …

Friday, July 27

Full Moon Tibetan Chanting Ceremony | Berkeley
Friday, July 27 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Tibetan Nyingma Institute | Berkeley
Full Moon Tibetan Chanting Ceremony | Berkeley

In many Buddhist lands, the full moon is a time to gather for prayer and meditation. The Tibetan Nyingma Institute continues this tradition at the through holding a chanting ceremony on full moon nights. Join Nyingma students and friends in chanting the Vajra Guru Mantra ...