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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!

Thursday, October 19

“GrooveWell” Thursdays | Milk Bar
Thursday, October 19 – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Milk Bar

The GrooveWell squad specializes in creating a genuinely fun, eclectic atmosphere for those who like to dance and meet cool like-minded people. Their sound is as diverse as the crowd, mixing a signature blend of House, Disco, Funk, Boogie and beyond. MC Feel Woods will be ...

Friday, October 20

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Dogpatch & Visitacion Valley Residents
Friday, October 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Dogpatch & Visitacion Valley Residents

Each San Francisco neighborhood (defined by zipcode) can visit the California Academy of Sciences for free over a three-day weekend (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) in the spring and fall of each year. So that means as long as you have a driver’s license or other proof ...

2017 “Red Bull Heavy Water” Epic SUP Challenge | Ocean Beach
Friday, October 20 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ocean Beach
2017

Red Bull Heavy Water, the most intense stand up paddling event in the world, will return as part of the 2017 APP World Tour circuit, with an event on Friday, October 20. The location will guarantee 32 of the world’s best SUP athletes, waves over …

6th Annual Ohlone Big Time Gathering | The Presidio
Friday, October 20 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Rob Hill Campground
6th Annual Ohlone Big Time Gathering | The Presidio

Join them in Ohlone Big Time to celebrate the indigenous culture of the California coast. Experience food, dancing, singing, storytelling, raffles, vending, camping and good old family fun. All are welcome.
6th Annual Ohlone Big Time Gathering
October 20-22, 2017
Friday 5 pm-7 pm
Saturday 12 pm until ceremony …

Free Family Dinner & Movie | SF
Friday, October 20 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Minnie & Lovie Ward Rec Park
Free Family Dinner & Movie | SF

Every third Friday, the OMI Family Resource Center in San Francisco invites you to their free monthly dinner and movie night. Free, but please note, space is limited. Dinner is free, but it’s limited to the first 50 people. The menu varies monthly. Movies starts at 5 ...

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, October 20 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center

Nearly 30 food vendors in a huge circle with a full bar and bands in the middle? Now that’s a party; it’s also California’s largest weekly street food market.  Off the Grid is a weekly outdoor food truck bonanza staged every Friday from 5-10 pm at the historic waterfront campus of ...

Zumba in the Park: Halloween Fitness Dance Party | SF
Friday, October 20 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | County Fair Building
Zumba in the Park: Halloween Fitness Dance Party | SF

Come party yourself into shape with free Zumba® classes, Halloween Edition. Zumba® is a latin-inspired, easy-to-follow calorie-burning dance-fitness party on Friday, October 20, 2017.
You will get a great workout while enjoying San Francisco’s wonderful weather, Parks, and Recreation Centers. Proudly brought to you by the …

Friday Movie in the Park: “Zootopia” | McCoppin Sq.
Friday, October 20 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | McCoppin Square
Friday Movie in the Park:

Enjoy free movies at McCoppin Square in the Sunset District happening on the first four Fridays in October 2017. Movies begin at sunset, approximately 7:15 pm, but come early as the fun starts at 6 pm. Grab your family and friends, and don’t forget to bring some popcorn and ...

Candlelight Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Grace Cathedral
Friday, October 20 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome
| Grace Cathedral
Candlelight Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Grace Cathedral

Candlelight Labyrinth Walk & Live Music will be happening on 10/20 and not on 10/13 as originally posted.

SF’s Filipino Night Market Festival: October 2017 | SoMa
Friday, October 20 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*We're told the organizers want to keep this admission free
| The Historic San Francisco Mint
SF's Filipino Night Market Festival: October 2017 | SoMa

Inspired by the vibrant night markets of Asia, Undiscovered SF is a free monthly Music+Art+Food Festival and curated collection of emerging artists and merchants that celebrate the rich cultural heritage of the SOMA Pilipinas district located in the heart of San Francisco’s innovative South Of …

Ron Gallo Mini Rock Concert | Amoeba SF
Friday, October 20 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
Ron Gallo Mini Rock Concert | Amoeba SF

Join them in welcoming Ron Gallo to the Amoeba SF stage for a live set and signing of his latest album Heavy Meta (available on LP & CD) on Friday, October 20 at 6pm.
Ron Gallo treads the line between two mindsets: 1. The world is …

Kostabi Opening Reception | SF
Friday, October 20 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Martin Lawrence Galleries
Kostabi Opening Reception | SF

Discover the daring artistry of contemporary master Mark Kostabi at an exceptional exhibition showcasing fascinating new original works. Enjoy a rare opportunity to meet this inventive and visionary artist whose art is exhibited in over 50 museums throughout the world.

“Veggie Delight” Free Community Dinner | SF
Friday, October 20 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | New Liberation Community Garden

Come join the students of USF’s Community Garden Outreach class as they put on our monthly community dinner.
Almost entirely made up of veggies and fruits from both the USF garden and the New Liberation’s garden. Help them bring the community together and enjoy an amazing …

“The Potlikker Papers” Book Launch | Omnivore Books
Friday, October 20 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Omnivore Books on Food

Join Omnivore books as they launch John T. Edge’s book called “The Potlikker Papers”.

Sound Sculpture & Candlelight Tunnel Ritual: 2017 Finale | Golden Gate Park
Friday, October 20 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers
Sound Sculpture & Candlelight Tunnel Ritual: 2017 Finale | Golden Gate Park

Join “B Together and Listen Deeply” at Golden Gate Park in the tunnel across from the Conservatory of flowers for this interactive sound sculpture and weekly tunnel ritual. A partnership between visionary conceptual artist Ben Davis, physical interaction designer and sound artist Dan Gottwald, plus ...

The Pre Show: Improv Comedy Grad Show | SF
Friday, October 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Ninth Street Independent Film Center
The Pre Show: Improv Comedy Grad Show | SF

Every month two different improv acts from the greater Bay Area improv scene come together on one stage to deliver one of the things they do best. Come be entertained, enjoy a night out with a friend or date and laugh through the evening with ...

Bicycle Art Salon | Oakland
Bicycle Art Salon | Oakland

Please note, Bicycle Art Salon is no longer taking place. The Bicycle Art Salon is a discussion group on the subject(s) of art, film, music, bicycles and more, at the home and studio of Slimm Buick every third Friday, except for July and November. Free, but ...

Presidio Sessions: John Calloway Latin Jazz Quartet | SF
Friday, October 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Presidio Officers' Club
Presidio Sessions: John Calloway Latin Jazz Quartet | SF

Multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, and educator John Calloway has been a cornerstone of the Bay Area Latin and world music scenes since the 1970s. Adept at flute, piano, and percussion, John has collaborated with local and international jazz and Latin jazz innovators. As bandleader John has …

Haunted Walk-through Maze of Terror | Peninsula
Friday, October 20 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated to benefit Unicef
| Haunted House of Moss Beach
Haunted Walk-through Maze of Terror | Peninsula

Haunting your souls for nearly two decades, the Haunted House of Moss Beach is a spooky, walk-through maze of terror. Please note, arrive early to avoid long lines. Only two people are allowed per a tour. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. This ...

“In the Distance” Book Discussion with Hernan Diaz & Stephen Sparks | SF
Friday, October 20 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Green Apple Books on the Park

Hernán Diaz discusses his new novel, In the Distance, with Stephen Sparks.
About In the Distance:
A young Swedish immigrant finds himself penniless and alone in California. The boy travels East in search of his brother, moving on foot against the great current of emigrants pushing West. …