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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, July 7

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, July 7 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Garden admission is free only if you're attending the Sick Plant Clinic.
| UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden

Find out which diseases ail your plants at the free monthly Sick Plant Clinic at the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden happening from 9 am to noon on the first Saturday of the month. Entomologists are also available to identify the pests that are living in your plants. Please cover plants ...

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit cards and debit cards get free admission to seven Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first full weekend each month. This includes the de Young, Legion of Honor, Contemporary Jewish Museum and Oakland Museum ...

Cabaret Pianist Suzanne Ramsey (Kitten on the Keys) | Live! in the Castro
Saturday, July 7 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Cabaret Pianist Suzanne Ramsey (Kitten on the Keys) | Live! in the Castro

Suzanne Ramsey aka Kitten on the Keys is a Bay Area Native who plays piano and sings. Expect a varied musical smorgasbord of aural treats.
Tickle her ivories –
www.kittymusic.com

Spontaneous Storytelling & Free Drinks Night | Oakland
Saturday, July 7 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Layover
Spontaneous Storytelling & Free Drinks Night | Oakland

It’s a storytelling event where the point is to meet each other. At this one-of-a-kind, participatory event, you’ll have a chance to meet cool people as well as listen to real-life stories without notes or scripts. Tell your friends, bring a girlfriend or a wingman, ...

Sunday, July 8

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit cards and debit cards get free admission to seven Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first full weekend each month. This includes the de Young, Legion of Honor, Contemporary Jewish Museum and Oakland Museum ...

Peace Love & Happiness Reggae Festival: Live Music, Vegan Treats | San Jose
Sunday, July 8 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is free. Food and items from vendors will cost money.
| San Jose Masonic Center
Peace Love & Happiness Reggae Festival: Live Music, Vegan Treats | San Jose

Join the free all-day Music Festival with the Bay Area’s best reggae bands. Plenty of fun and groovy shops with an Afrocentric theme. Tasty Ethiopian food, smoothies and other vegan treats. Free parking, free admission. Come enjoy the good vibrations.
Peace Love & Happiness Reggae Festival: …

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 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

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

Join us in the Plaza for Kippy Marks, who is always a crowd pleaser. The Castro Flaggers will accompany Kippy with their awesome, colorful, joyful movements.
Improv-O-Linist Kippy Marks
Kippy Marks has been delighting audiences with his inspirational compositions and lively performances for over 2 decades. Raised …