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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, January 21

Star Gazing Night | San Carlos
Saturday, January 21 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Crestview Park
Star Gazing Night | San Carlos

Come to Crestview Park to experience the stars.
Please arrive before dark. They try to minimize lights in the area, so please park on Crestview Drive. And if you choose to bring a small flashlight, only bring flashlights with a red lens.
Dress warmly and wear a …

Iyengar Yoga & Mystic Music: A Community Gathering for Peace | SF
Saturday, January 21 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Iyengar Yoga Institute
Iyengar Yoga & Mystic Music: A Community Gathering for Peace | SF

Renee Razzano and Marlee-I Mystic have organized an event in the spirit of intentional inclusivity where communities – black, brown, white, women, men, children, LGBTQ – come together to create a place of refuge, peace, and solidarity.
The event will open with a candlelight invocation & …

Downtown Comedy Night at Bar Fluxus | SF
Saturday, January 21 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP and code HELLAFUNNY. Otherwise $15 online $20 at the door
| Bar Fluxus
Downtown Comedy Night at Bar Fluxus | 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 ...

Caffeine & Comedy at Red Rock | Mountain View
Saturday, January 21 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Red Rock Coffee
Caffeine & Comedy at Red Rock | Mountain View

Join Kevin Wong, host and Bay Area comic, for Comedians at Red Rock. Come out, get caffeinated, and be entertained. Performers have appeared at the Punch Line, Cobbs, San Jose Improv, Tommy T’s, and all around the Bay Area. Stop by every third Saturday for the ...

Punchlines Stand-up Comedy | Emeryville
Saturday, January 21 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*$5 suggested donation.
| Branchline Bar
Punchlines Stand-up Comedy | Emeryville

Come to Branchline’s first show of 2017. Stand-up comedy showcase featuring bay area lovelies:

Ash Fisher
Ashton Tate
Mary Bushee
Joey Avery
and David Lew

Hosted by recently returned from India, Trishna Saigal.

80+ Person Choir in Mission Dolores Basilica | Mission Dist.
Saturday, January 21 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but sliding scale donations are requested
| Mission Dolores Basilica
80+ Person Choir in Mission Dolores Basilica | Mission Dist.

The Calling All Choir is hosting a season finale performance on January 21st at the beautiful, historic Mission Dolores Basilica.
They’re featuring performances of compositions from Appalachia, Australia, Hungary, Brazil, Renaissance England, the American South, and pieces by Mark Growden and other living composers.
The Calling All …

“Nightlife on Mars” Underground Comedy Night | SF
Saturday, January 21 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free tickets with promo code 'cheapbastard'. Otherwise, it's $5.
| Murphy's Pub

The guests for 1/21 include:

Leslie Small
Jon Schabl
Land Smith

as well as Nightlife on Mars regulars Red Scott and Joe Nguyen.

“Fringe” Indie Music Video Party | Madrone Art Bar
Saturday, January 21 – 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 ...

Club Chai 1 Year Anniversary Party | Oakland
Saturday, January 21 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Starline Social Club
Club Chai 1 Year Anniversary Party | Oakland

The Club Chai crew are thrilled that they are finally celebrating their very first anniversary and release of Club Chai Volume 1. You can be sure that your favorite local artist is on the list:

8ulentina
Foozool
Turbo Sonidero
Xuxa Santamari
Fela Kutchii
Spellling
Jasmine Infiniti
Lak

 

Sunday, January 22

January Sunrise Tour of Muir Woods | North Bay
Sunday, January 22 – 7:15 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but RSVP is required (415)-388-2596. Admission to the park is free before 9am.
| Muir Woods National Monument
January Sunrise Tour of Muir Woods | North Bay

Attend a sunrise guided tour through Muir Woods National Monument. While the early hour may seem uncivilized, if not down-right obscene, sunrise is a particularly beautiful time to visit an old-growth redwood forest. You’ll learn about the local plant and animal residents which are more ...

2017 Chinese New Year Flower Fair | Chinatown
Sunday, January 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Chinatown
2017 Chinese New Year Flower Fair | Chinatown

Each year, the Chinese New Year Flower Fair takes place the weekend before the Lunar New Year holiday, so that families can enjoy the festive atmosphere and purchase their traditional holiday plants, flowers and fruits, while enjoying traditional Chinese dance, music, art and cultural displays. 2017 Chinese ...

Athleta: It’s a Dance Party | SF
Sunday, January 22 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE | Athleta (Fillmore St)
Athleta: It's a Dance Party | SF

Join them for an Athleta Girl Dance Party in their store on Fillmore Street. Learn a new dance routine, plus enter for a chance to win a free pair of Athleta Girl tights. The class will be taught by Jessica Rae of Rae Studios SF.

Exploratorium Free Community Day | SF
Sunday, January 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Exploratorium
Exploratorium Free Community Day | SF

The Exploratorium is a twenty-first-century learning laboratory, an eye-opening, always-changing, playful place to explore and tinker featuring hundreds of science, art, and human perception exhibits. While they don’t have monthly free days, they do host several special events throughout the year offering free admission for all. ...

Sea Lion 27th Anniversary Walking Tours: Final Day | Pier 39
Sunday, January 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
Sea Lion 27th Anniversary Walking Tours: Final Day | Pier 39

Become sea lion savvy and learn more about California sea lions, marine life, and bay conservation during the annual “Sea Lion Encounter,” in celebration of the anniversary of their arrival to Pier 39. The boisterous barking pinnipeds began arriving in droves shortly after the Loma Prieta ...

Free “Tender Greens” Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Sunday, January 22 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Free

Stop by CUESA’s Jack London Square Market for a cooking demo featuring seasonal produce with Chef Henry Hamilton of Tender Greens.

Sketchfest 2017: The Future of Comedy Podcasts | SF
Sunday, January 22 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Eureka Theatre
Sketchfest 2017: The Future of Comedy Podcasts | SF

The rebirth in audio listening continues to grow and comedy shows and podcasts have been at the forefront. Join some of the driving forces in comedy audio to hear what might be next.
Moderated by Audible’s Jim Colgan, panelists include Brian Redban (“Kill Tony” Podcast), Bruce …

Free Bach-Mozart Weekend Family Concert | Oakland
Sunday, January 22 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Seats are first-come, first served.
| Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Free Bach-Mozart Weekend Family Concert | Oakland

Travel back in time with the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra to say hello to Mr. Bach and Mr. Mozart, two famous composers from the music history books.
Then, head back to 2017 and meet a soon-to-be-famous composer of today—UC Davis professor of composition Laurie San Martin! …

The Gardens of Alcatraz: A Testament to The Human Spirit | SF Main Library
Sunday, January 22 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
The Gardens of Alcatraz: A Testament to The Human Spirit | SF Main Library

Join them as Shelagh Fritz discusses the gardens of Alcatraz including the history of the gardens and the current restoration project.

Letters to Prisoners Workshop | SF Main Library
Sunday, January 22 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
Letters to Prisoners Workshop | SF Main Library

The Letters to Prisoners Workshop welcomes students, seniors, writers, artists, and anyone interested in using the craft of writing to make a difference in the life of a prisoner. Participants will have the option to compose a hand-written letter to a designated prisoner/educator (plejucator) and …

Freedom Fest ’17: Brunch, Beats & Positive Action | SF
Sunday, January 22 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Natoma Caban
Freedom Fest '17: Brunch, Beats & Positive Action | SF

In the wake of the election, they want to create a space to talk about local action and helpful information for the community, and of course, to party down together. Did somebody say Sunday funday?
There will be pancakes, aka freedom cakes. The scene will be divided into two …