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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, December 16

3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland
Saturday, December 16 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (Oakland)
3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland

Theme: Photography as an art form
Led by: Betsey Archer of Art @ Archer
Meet: Art @ Archer, 431 13th Street, 2:00 pm
District: Downtown

Sweater Mittens: Free Craft Workshop | SF
Saturday, December 16 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required. Call (415)355-2848 to sign up.
| Visitacion Valley Branch Library
Sweater Mittens: Free Craft Workshop | SF

Do you have an old wool sweater or a sweater that has shrunk in the washer? Come join them and learn how to recycle an old sweater into a pair of warm mittens. You are welcome to bring your own preshrunk, clean sweater. Materials will …

Financial Fitness 101: All About Cash Flow & Debt Management | South SF
Saturday, December 16 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free
| Grand Avenue Library
Financial Fitness 101: All About Cash Flow & Debt Management | South SF

Submitted by the Event Organizer
Saturday, December 16th, 2:00 p.m.
Financial Fitness 101: Cash Flow and Debt Management with Brad Hamada, CFEd
Grand Avenue Branch Library 306 Walnut Avenue, SSF, CA 94080
In this workshop, Brad Hamada will be testing our financial fitness and sharing methods to identify bad …

Nintendo Switch Social: Multiplayer Games All Afternoon | SF
Saturday, December 16 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Coin-Op Game Room
Nintendo Switch Social: Multiplayer Games All Afternoon | SF

Submitted by the Event Organizer”
Come take over the Coin-Op Game Room with Playcrafting! Join us on 12/16 as we hang out, have some beers, and play the Nintendo Switch as it is meant to be played – with others! Bring your Nintendo Switch and any …

Art of Star Wars: The Last Jedi Book Signing & Release Party | SF
Saturday, December 16 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, purchase of book required for autographs
| Sketchpad Gallery
Art of Star Wars: The Last Jedi Book Signing & Release Party | SF

Submitted by the Event Organizer
The Art of Star Wars: The Last Jedi art book is coming out, and to celebrate we’ll have the author and artists on hand to sign copies and meet fans!
Joining us will be author Phil Szostak, as well as concept artists …

Fitbit Local Monthly Workout: Holiday Yoga Flow | SF
Saturday, December 16 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Equinox Sports Club
Fitbit Local Monthly Workout: Holiday Yoga Flow | SF

Get your holiday flow and glow on with Fitbit Local San Francisco. Meet Fitbit ambassadors Buddy Machua and Caroline Jordan for a fun, all levels, seasonal yoga flow workout.
Get sweaty, get stretchy, and move your body to the tunes of DJ Phillip. A great way …

Winter Artist Market | SF
Saturday, December 16 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Community Well
Winter Artist Market | SF

Submitted by the Event Organizer
Join Community Well, Artists & Vendors from the Bay Area for our Winter Artist Market!
There’s no need to go to the malls this year when you can support the local economy buy buying from local artists and vendors!
* Free Admission
* Family …

2017 Latkepalooza: Hanukkah Market, Sing-A-Long & Candle-Lighting | Foster City
Saturday, December 16 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Peninsula Jewish Community Center
2017 Latkepalooza: Hanukkah Market, Sing-A-Long & Candle-Lighting | Foster City

Get creative at Latkepalooza, a DIY fair that celebrates Hanukkah with live music, crafts and games will be available for children and families.
Other activities include a Hanukkah gift shop and wine tasting. Cap off the afternoon with a community sing-a-long and get ready to start off the festival of Hanukkah …

Meow That’s What I Call Art Vol 2 & Holiday Art Fair | SF
Saturday, December 16 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sketchpad Gallery
Meow That's What I Call Art Vol 2 & Holiday Art Fair | SF

Merry Catmas. Due to popular demand, and just in time for the holiday season, they are back for Vol. 2 of Meow That’s What I Call Art. This Cat Art show will feature tons of great cat art and products, as well as a holiday …

Anti-Slavery March: Justice for Libya | SF
Saturday, December 16 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza
Anti-Slavery March: Justice for Libya | SF

40 million people are enslaved worldwide—cultivating billions of dollars for the human traffickers engaging in this abhorrent practice. However, we must remember that the monsters behind this fatal practice live within our own borders.
As recent imagery showed proof of a massive slave trade within the …

Doughbies Holiday Pop Up: Free Cookies & Coffee | SF
Saturday, December 16 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Doughbies Pop-Up
Doughbies Holiday Pop Up: Free Cookies & Coffee | SF

Santa is coming early this year, and he’s bringing free cookies and coffee. Come one, come all – friends, family, co-workers and Bumble dates. Join Doughbies for their first-ever Holiday pop up. Come enjoy the cookies you know and love and snuggle up with a ...

2017 “Krampus Krawl”: Scary Xmas Pub Crawl | SF
2017 “Krampus Krawl”: Scary Xmas Pub Crawl | SF

It’s time once again to bring the Xmas weird back to Union Square with the fourth annual Krampusnacht celebration.
Join in to channel your own personal versions of the traditional Christmas demon Krampus, a pal of St. Nick and scourge of naughty children everywhere.
This is more wandering guerilla …

SF’s Menorah Parade & Chanukah Lighting | Union Square
Saturday, December 16 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
SF's Menorah Parade & Chanukah Lighting | Union Square

Celebrate Chanukah 2017 with the 43rd annual lighting of the 25-foot tall mahogany Bill Graham Menorah in Union Square. This San Francisco tradition, the brainchild of rock and roll concert promoter Bill Graham, begun in 1975. Lighting ceremonies take place from December 12-19, at approximately 5 pm on most ...

Massive “Glow Sword” Light Saber Battle 2017 | SF
Massive

Join in for a massive glowing sword battle in San Francisco. Pick a side, good or evil, and use a glowing sword to fight in the ultimate nocturnal showdown on Saturday, December 16, 2017.
Lightsaber Battle SF
Saturday, December 16, 2017 | 8 pm-11 pm
SPARK Social SF, …

“Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF
Saturday, December 16 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with code CHEAPBASTARD - otherwise it's $5
| Murphy's Pub
“Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF

This week’s line up:

Liz Stone (SF Sketchfest)
Brandon Garner (Redwood Comedy Fest)
Peter Feliciano (Tourettes Without Regrets)
Alexandria Love (Here’s Why That’s Funny podcast)

They’ll be joining NOM regular Natasha Muse.

Downtown Comedy Night at SF’s Newest Art Bar | SF
Saturday, December 16 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP and code HELLAFUNNY. Otherwise $15 online $20 at the door
| Bar Fluxus
Downtown Comedy Night at SF's Newest Art Bar | SF

Bar Fluxus, run by the same people behind Madrone Art Bar, is a new downtown cocktail bar filled with cool art and as colorful as a big box of crayons. Every Saturday night downtown comes alive with a fresh new comedy set hosted by Feel ...

Push The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight
Saturday, December 16 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free before 10 pm, but an RSVP is required. Otherwise, it's $6.
| Underground SF
Push The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight

Push The Feeling is monthly dance party happening every third Saturday at Underground SF (424 Haight St.) in the Lower Haight. Resident DJs YR Skull and epicsauce invite local and out-of-town guest DJs to their decks every month. The party is typically free before 10 pm with an RSVP, and ...

Sound of Cocktails: Reliving Iconic Moments in Time & Pop Culture | SF
Saturday, December 16 – 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, December 16 – 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 ...

Lights Out Pier 70: One Last Renegade Farewell | SF
Saturday, December 16 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Pier 70
Lights Out Pier 70: One Last Renegade Farewell | SF

The historic Pier 70 building has served as a stage for the strange, the glowing, the contorted, and the true artist. Therefore it is their duty to give it a proper renegade farewell.
FREE, but an RSVP is required
They’ll light up its walls that have provided …