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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!

Wednesday, July 12

Rock Concert: Moonalice | Union Square Live
Wednesday, July 12 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Rock Concert: Moonalice | Union Square Live

Moonalice is a band of seasoned musicians who feel that live music should be a communal experience where the listener and musicians feed and derive inspiration from each other. Their songs try to speak to everyone, mixing a variety of genres with extended musical improvisations …

Free Dance Band Concert in the Park | Redwood City
Wednesday, July 12 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Stafford Park
Free Dance Band Concert in the Park | Redwood City

Based in Redwood City and playing the best dance, rock, pop and soul from across the decades, Janel and the Heist is an uplifting, high-energy experience guaranteed to get you out of your seat. Front woman, Janel Tan is also a season 13 American Idol …

Summer Cajun & Zydeco Concert | Menlo Park
Wednesday, July 12 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Fremont Park (Menlo Park)
Summer Cajun & Zydeco Concert | Menlo Park

Enjoy a free summer concert in Menlo Park featuring a variety of musical styles from jazz to country to hits of today and yesterday, from 6:30-8 pm on Wednesdays from June to August in Fremont Park (University and Santa Cruz Avenues). Bring your picnic blanket and dinner, ...

“White Plains” Book Reading & Discussion | Green Apple Books
Wednesday, July 12 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Green Apple Books and Music

Please join Green Apple Books on Clement street Wednesday, July 12th at 7:00pm as they welcome Author David Hicks, reading from and discussing his new book “White Plains”.
Flynn Hawkins is a graduate assistant at a prestigious university, on his way to greatness and wisdom. But in …

“Moonlight Comedy”: Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland
Wednesday, July 12 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Uptown Nightclub

Moonlight Comedy is a live stand up comedy showcase taking place under the stars in the outdoor patio, in the heart of downtown Oakland, at The Uptown. Dress warmly; they’ve got a couple of patio heaters to help keep you toasty. Each week features some of ...

Free AcroYoga Class | Sports Basement Berkeley
Wednesday, July 12 – 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.

Free Movies on the Beach: “Gremlins” | Santa Cruz
Wednesday, July 12 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Free Movies on the Beach:

There’s nothing like watching a classic movie on the beach with the Giant Dipper twinkling overhead and the sound of gentle summer surf in the background. Bring the family and your blanket or low-back beach chair and join the fun every Wednesday at 9 pm. ...

Thursday, July 13

Flower Piano Opening Day: 12 Hidden Pianos in Golden Gate Park | SF Botanical Garden
Flower Piano Opening Day: 12 Hidden Pianos in Golden Gate Park | SF Botanical Garden

In collaboration with the amazing Sunset Piano, the San Francisco Botanical Garden once again in 2017 transforms into the city’s own outdoor concert hall, and everyone is invited to play and listen. For twelve days only, July 13-24, 2017, you are encouraged to seek out the twelve ...

Sounds of Mexico From Cascada de Flores | Yerba Buena Gardens
Thursday, July 13 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Sounds of Mexico From Cascada de Flores | Yerba Buena Gardens

Vocalist Arwen Lawrence and guitarist Jorge Liceaga founded Cascada de Flores in San Francisco in 1999, and spent their early years gathering songs around Mexico, honing a verdant body of rancheras, boleros, sones and guarachas that embody Mexico’s embrace of sounds from Cuba, Puerto Rico …

Rick and Morty’s Don’t Even Trip Road Trip | SF
Rick and Morty's Don't Even Trip Road Trip | SF

Come see the world biggest Rick. That’s actually a truck, but also a store. Rick and Morty is touring the U.S. with the Rickmobile: a mobile shop with limited quantity merch. Schedule: July 13, San Francisco July 14, Oakland July 15, San Jose Please note, only ...

Free Foreigner & Journey Concert in the Park | San Mateo
Thursday, July 13 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Central Park (San Mateo)
Free Foreigner & Journey Concert in the Park | San Mateo

Forjour pays tribute to the music of 80’s mega bandS FOREIGNER & JOURNEY, recreating the soundtrack of a generation with stunning accuracy.
Forejour’s set list includes the 20th century’s most down-loaded song, “Don’t Stop Believing”, as well as power ballads such as Foreigner’s …

Moraga Summer Concert: Electrifying Tribute To Michael Jackson | East Bay
Thursday, July 13 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Moraga Commons Park
Moraga Summer Concert: Electrifying Tribute To Michael Jackson | East Bay

On Thursday evenings at the Moraga Commons Park for a relaxing free concert in the park. Bring your picnic blanket or lawn chairs to the grassy hillside in front of the band shell. Enjoy the music while your children enjoy the park. The volunteers of ...

Music & Market Summer Concerts: Funk & Rock Band | Concord
Thursday, July 13 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Music & Market Summer Concerts: Funk & Rock Band | Concord

The 28th Annual Music & Market Series returns to Todos Santos Plaza featuring a “Cream of the Crop” schedule of Bay Area bands, and one of the best Farmer’s Markets anywhere in downtown Concord from 6:30-8 pm from May through September. The Music & Market Series is ...

Free Movie Night | Orinda Theatre
Thursday, July 13 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Orinda Theatre
Free Movie Night | Orinda Theatre

The Orinda Theatre hosts a free movie night at 7 pm on every second Thursday of the month. Every month showcases a new interesting classic title and sometimes you can catch special guest appearances by actors and film makers. Bring some cash for popcorn and ...

Summer Movie in the Park: “Moana” | Orinda
Thursday, July 13 – 8:15 pm | Cost: FREE | Orinda Community Park
Summer Movie in the Park: “Moana” | Orinda

The Orinda Parks and Recreation Department is happy to bring back Movies in the Park for another year. This event is free and open to the community. Families are encouraged to bring their blankets, lawn chairs, and don’t forget the popcorn. Orinda Movies in the Park Thursday ...

Movies on the Square: “Doctor Strange” | Redwood City
Thursday, July 13 – 8:45 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Movies on the Square: “Doctor Strange” | Redwood City

Bring the family out to a free movie showing in downtown Redwood City in Courthouse Square on Thursday evenings from June 1 to August 31 in 2017. Movies start at sundown (approximately 8:45 pm). Come early for the best seats – a limited number of ...

Friday, July 14

Dog Days of Summer | Pier 39
Friday, July 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
Dog Days of Summer | Pier 39

Pier 39 is turning 39 and they’re celebrating with a bang. Beginning in January 2017, join in every Friday for 39 weeks to celebrate 39 years of amazing views, fresh seafood, unique local shopping and their famous sea lions. Each week, they’ll be serving up ...

Caterpillar Puppet Show | Yerba Buena Gardens
Friday, July 14 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)
Caterpillar Puppet Show | Yerba Buena Gardens

Joe Leon’s Caterpillar Puppets don’t just entertain kids, he also entertains parents. His eccentric menagerie draws audiences of all ages into seemingly familiar stories that take unexpected turns.
Like his version of the Big Bad Wolf and the Three Little Bla-bla-blas, or the shy artist mouse …

Rotunda Dance Series: Monaco Boys Choir | SF City Hall
Friday, July 14 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
Rotunda Dance Series: Monaco Boys Choir | SF City Hall

The award-winning troupe was founded in 1974 by H.S.H. Prince Rainier III to showcase the Principality’s historic association with culture and the performing arts. It is a part of the Monaco Cathedral Choir, founded in 1904, and is composed of 25 boys from ages 9 …

Rooftop Garden Concert: Original Songs | Oakland
Friday, July 14 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Kaiser Center
Rooftop Garden Concert: Original Songs | Oakland

Pack your lunch and come listen to local jazz, rock, and hip hop musicians at the Kaiser Center’s Roof Garden free concert series from noon to 1 pm, every Friday from June 16 – September 8, 2017. The three acre roof garden at Oakland’s Kaiser Center was conceived as a semi-public park by ...