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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, June 28

Free Sneak Preview Movie: “The House” | AMC Saratoga
Wednesday, June 28 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP code required; arrive early as admission is not guaranteed.
| AMC Saratoga
Free Sneak Preview Movie:

Attend an exclusive free sneak preview advanced screening of “The House,” a brand new comedy movie starring Will Ferrell, Jeremy Renner and Nick Kroll.
>Unfortunately, they have reached the RSVP limit and the guestlist is now closed.
Free Film Screening: The House
June 28, 2017 | 7:30 pm
AMC Saratoga

Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, June 28 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-15
| St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church
Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF

Come have fun and exercise your imagination and creativity at a monthly improv class hosted by cast members of Secret Improv Society happening on the last Wednesday of the month. Free, but an RSVP is required. There is a suggested donation of $5-15 Whether you are a veteran or a ...

World Class Comedy Wednesdays | Marina
Wednesday, June 28 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Use promo code FUNCHEAP for free tickets. Otherwise $15.
| Eastside West
World Class Comedy Wednesdays | Marina

Like to laugh? Like to eat tacos or have killer cocktails? Then “World Class Comedy” is the Wednesday show for you – a weekly comedy showcase of some of SF’s best local comedians along with headliners that tour the world. Past headliners have performed USO comedy tours ...

Free Sneak Preview Movie: “Spider-Man: Homecoming” | AMC Van Ness
Wednesday, June 28 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP code required; arrive early as admission is not guaranteed.
| AMC Van Ness 14
Free Sneak Preview Movie:

Attend an exclusive free sneak preview advanced screening of “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” a brand new action adventure movie starring Tom Holland, the new Peter Parker.
>Unfortunately, they have reached the RSVP limit and the guestlist is now closed.
Free Film Screening: Spider-Man: Homecoming
June 28, 2017 | 8:00 pm
AMC Van Ness …

Free Movies on the Beach: “Back to the Future” | Santa Cruz
Wednesday, June 28 – 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, June 29

Free Admission Day for Seniors | Alameda County Fair
Thursday, June 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Seniors must be 62 and better.
| Alameda County Fair
Free Admission Day for Seniors | Alameda County Fair

The county fair offers a free day for your beloved seniors on selected Thursdays.

The Jamming Nachos Rock n’ Roll Band | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Thursday, June 29 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
The Jamming Nachos Rock n' Roll Band | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

Young, energized and politically conscious, The Jamming Nachos are a hard-charging rock ‘n’ roll band straight outta Oakland. Launched as a family combo in 2011 by the siblings Rioz (vocals/guitar), Messiah (guitar/keyboards) and Rey Aceves (bass), the group took shape when they added powerhouse lead …

“SF’s Bars to Stay Open ’til 4am?” Forum with Senator Scott Wiener | SF
Thursday, June 29 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Chamber of Commerce

Join Senator Scoot Wiener Thursday, June 29 for a special 4:00 pm Public Policy Forum happy hour as he updates you on his legislation, the “Local Act“, which would allow localities to extend alcohol service to as late as 4:00 am. This bill would allow San …

Community Voices: Poets Speak & Reflect | SF
Thursday, June 29 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Museum of the African Diaspora
Community Voices: Poets Speak & Reflect | SF

Join them this Thursday for Community Voices: Poets Speak. Bay Area Cave Canem poets reflect on themes of their current exhibition.
Now on view, The Ease of Fiction presents the work of four African artists living in the United States as the foundation of a critical …

Summer Sounds Outside: Dirty Cello | Walnut Creek
Thursday, June 29 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Lesher Center for the Arts
Summer Sounds Outside: Dirty Cello | Walnut Creek

Summer Sounds Outside is a series of free concerts on the outside plaza which focuses on bringing high quality, eclectic new artists to the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek. Concerts will take place from 5:30-7 pm on select Thursday evenings during the Summer ...

Free Classic Rock Concert in the Park | San Mateo
Thursday, June 29 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Central Park (San Mateo)
Free Classic Rock Concert in the Park | San Mateo

High-n-Tight is a four piece party band that plays classic rock-n-roll as well as selections of blues, jazz and country.
Their high energy and eclectic variety of music gets the crowd dancin’ and keeps them rockin’ with tight vocal harmonies, powerful solos and inspired improvisations.
Long …

Paula Frazer & Tarnation’s Alternative Country Mini Concert | Amoeba SF
Thursday, June 29 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
Paula Frazer & Tarnation's Alternative Country Mini Concert | Amoeba SF

Paula Frazer and Tarnation perform live at Amoeba SF on Thursday, June 29th at 6pm in honor of her first new album in ten years, What Is And Was (out June 30th on New High Recordings). Get the album a day before release date and …

SFJAZZ Summer Jazz 2017: Free Outdoor Music Festival | Palo Alto
Thursday, June 29 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Stanford Shopping Center
SFJAZZ Summer Jazz 2017: Free Outdoor Music Festival | Palo Alto

Enjoy 10 weeks of rhythm and blues as Summer Jazz, an annual tradition in Palo Alto, celebrates its 31st Anniversary at Stanford Shopping Center. A free outdoor concert series, Summer Jazz is produced by SFJAZZ and showcases a variety of jazz musicians and all-stars performing ...

Live Fashion Window Installation & Cocktails | SF
Thursday, June 29 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Wonderland SF
Live Fashion Window Installation & Cocktails | SF

Wonderland Boutique is proud to present “Live Window Presentation” by RAG-DOll Designs.
Come meet Designer Larissa Verdussen and her Super Versitile & Ecofriendly Collection. You will see up close how to transform one garment into numerous looks.

Moraga Summer Concert: Jackson 5 to Maroon 5 | East Bay
Thursday, June 29 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Moraga Commons Park
Moraga Summer Concert: Jackson 5 to Maroon 5  | 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: House Party | Concord
Thursday, June 29 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Music & Market Summer Concerts: House Party | 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 ...

SciComm Studio 003: Science in Unexpected Places | SF
Thursday, June 29 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Swissnex
SciComm Studio 003: Science in Unexpected Places | SF

Science is all around us. How can science communicators promote research and understanding beyond the boundaries of traditional contexts?
Their third SciComm Studio meetup explores science in unexpected places. From festivals in baseball stadiums to art-science exhibitions and beyond, our speakers create engaging science communication in …

Adult Craft Night: Fizzy Bath Bombs | Mountain View
Thursday, June 29 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Mountain View Public Library
Adult Craft Night: Fizzy Bath Bombs | Mountain View

Learn to make aromatherapy bath bombs using simple household ingredients. Everyone will walk away with one bath bomb and a reusable mold to make more at home.
Free but an RSVP is required.

“TransAction: Trans Writing as Activism” Reading & Discussion | SF
Thursday, June 29 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Alley Cat Books

Foglifter, RADAR Productions, Bay Area Writers Resist, and Queer Rebels present a reading and panel discussion featuring prominent Bay Area trans writers and activists.
The event will examine the role of trans literature and aesthetic in the current American political and cultural climate.
Featuring:

Natasha Dennerstein
Sam Dylan Finch
Stacy …

“Tales of SF’s Cacophony Society” Reunion & Teach-In | SF Main Library
Thursday, June 29 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sunset Branch Library

In the mid-1970s, San Francisco’s sleepy Sunset District, known for boring row houses and fog sprouted Communiversity, a free school bringing together creative folks with shared interests in fun and learning. Later the San Francisco Suicide Club and then Cacophony Society popped up, creating some …