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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 2

Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF
Saturday, December 2 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required 415-561-7171 or peter_kasin@nps.gov, Bring a mug for cider
| SF Maritime National Historical Park
Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF

Sailors and scallywags alike gather around for an evening of traditional sea songs and chanteys for the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park’s monthly chantey on the first Saturday night of each month at 8 pm. Park rangers will lead the public in traditional sea-faring tunes ...

Sunday, December 3

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit cards and debit cards get free admission to seven Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first full weekend each month. This includes the de Young, Legion of Honor, CJM and Oakland Museum of ...

“Supermoon” Night Over San Francisco | December 3
Sunday, December 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area

The Moon will be located on the opposite side of the Earth as the Sun and its face will be fully illuminated. This phase occurs at 15:47 UTC on December 3, 2017.
This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Cold …

Monday, December 4

Walt Disney Museum Annual Free Day | 2017
Walt Disney Museum Annual Free Day | 2017

Celebrate Walt Disney’s birthday and get free admission to The Walt Disney Family Museum in the Presidio for their only free day of the year.
Typically the free day is on December 5th (Walt’s actual birthday), unless his birthday falls on a Tuesday (in which case the museum …

Tuesday, December 5

Milkin’ It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight
Tuesday, December 5 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
Milkin' It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight

Every second, third and fifth Tuesday night of the month, the Milk Bar hosts Milkin’ It, a free night of comedy featuring local and national comics hosted by comedian Andrew Holmgren. There’s never a cover nor any drink minimums. Doors open at 7:30 pm with comedy starting at 8 ...

Wednesday, December 6

Free Laughter Yoga Class | UCSF
Wednesday, December 6 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | UCSF Osher Center
Free Laughter Yoga Class | UCSF

Laughter is contagious and has a powerful and immediate effect on our mind, body and spirit.  Laughter Yoga involves deep breathing, stretching, clapping and laughter exercises and takes place on two Wednesdays each month from 5:30-6:30 pm. The laughter exercises in this class aim to: ...

“Safe Words” Comedy & Hot Dogs | SF
Wednesday, December 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donation-based admission
| Eagle Tavern

Safe Words is a comedy show at a leather bar that features the talent of nationally touring comics, to local favorites. Faces from Comedy Central, Conan, Reddit & Vice have graced the stage. Even Margaret Cho (HBO, 30 Rock) has stopped by. Every first Wednesday, ...

Shaping SF Lecture: Popular Front to the Cold War | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, December 6 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: Popular Front to the Cold War | Mission Dist.

In November 1938, California elected its first-ever liberal Democratic governor Culbert Olson, supported by a state-wide Popular Front coalition of liberals, unionists, communists, and other radicals. But by 1940 the Popular Front forces were already fracturing and from its wreckage emerged key elements of the …

Thursday, December 7

Castro District Art Walk | First Thursdays
Thursday, December 7 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend
| The Castro
Castro District Art Walk | First Thursdays

The first ever Castro Art Walk launches August 2017. Galleries and art spaces will be open late every 1st Thursday of the month from 6-9 pm. Expect to see amazing artwork from artists near and far, participate in events, workshops, and more. Castro Art Walk 1st Thursdays | ...

“Growing Up Trans” Diversity Film Series Free Screening | Piedmont
Thursday, December 7 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Ellen Driscoll Playhouse

In December ADFS will present Growing Up Trans, an intimate, enlightening journey inside the struggles and choices facing young transgender kids and their families.

Friday, December 8

Free Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa
Friday, December 8 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but space is limited so an RSVP is requested.
| Sightglass Coffee
Free Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa

Every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, join Sightglass Coffee at their 7th Street training lab for good conversation, tasty coffees, and warm fuzzy feelings. The event is free, but space is limited so please RSVP if you plan on attending. Sightglass is an independent, sibling-owned ...

Saturday, December 9

SF Public Library’s $1 Book & Media Sale | Mission Dist.
Saturday, December 9 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free to look around and you can buy a book or media for only $1.
| The Book Donation Center
SF Public Library's $1 Book & Media Sale | Mission Dist.

The 2nd Saturday of each month, rain or shine, the San Francisco Public Library opens the doors to their Book Donation Center for a massive $1 sale. Selection changes each month, and random treasures abound. Come by and pick up choice books and media at ...

Mission District “Calle 24” Latino Art Stroll & Mural Tour | SF
Saturday, December 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | 24th Street (Mission)
Mission District

Calle 24 hosts an all-day Paseo Artistico / Art Stroll, a joint effort between several noted Calle 24 arts organizations, Paseo Artistico will bring music, poetry, book readings film and cultural tours to the 24th Street corridor every second Saturday. “Calle 24” spans 14 city blocks, the section ...

“Growing Up Trans” Diversity Film Series Free Screening | Oakland
Saturday, December 9 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The New Parkway
“Growing Up Trans” Diversity Film Series Free Screening | Oakland

In December ADFS will present Growing Up Trans, an intimate, enlightening journey inside the struggles and choices facing young transgender kids and their families.

City Star Party & Telescope Night | Lands End
Saturday, December 9 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Weather permitting. Please check the SFAA website for updated information.
| Point Lobos
City Star Party & Telescope Night | Lands End

The San Francisco Amateur Astronomers invite you to their next City Star Party, where you can take a gander at our universe through telescopes, socialize with more experienced amateur astronomers, and get some tips about the night sky. Take in the view from San Francisco’s picturesque Land’s End or other ...

Tuesday, December 12

Free Women’s Comedy Night | Oakland
Tuesday, December 12 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but there is a two drink minimum and donations are welcome.
| The Layover
Free Women's Comedy Night | Oakland

Come check out a monthly comedy event at The Layover in Oakland for Women’s Comedy Night sponsored by Feelmore510 and hosted by Lydia Popovich. Get your laughs with a few funny ladies on the second Tuesday of every month. There is no cover, but there ...

Wednesday, December 13

Shaping SF Lecture: San Francisco’s Freeway Revolt | Mission Dist.
Wednesday, December 13 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: San Francisco's Freeway Revolt | Mission Dist.

Today’s San Francisco and the village-like neighborhoods, charming architecture, and quality of life is indebted to the Freeway Revolt that shocked the nation between 1956 and 1965.
Most histories have focused on the politicians and city leaders who argued and voted in those years, overlooking the …

2017 Geminids Meteor Shower | Bright Fireballs & Dark Sky
Wednesday, December 13 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
2017 Geminids Meteor Shower | Bright Fireballs & Dark Sky

Stargazers can look directly up (away from city lights) to see a spectacular meteor light show originating from the Comet 3200 Phaethon in the constellation Gemini (looking south, almost overhead).  The peak nights of the 2017 Geminid meteor shower are expected mid-evening December 13 until ...

Sunday, December 17

Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford
Sunday, December 17 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Cantor Arts Center
Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford

Stanford University’s distinguished outdoor art collection includes nearly 100 sculptures and features important figurative and abstract works in a variety of media by artists of the late 19th century to the present. This tour begins in front of the Cantor Arts Center with marble statues, ...

Sunday Film Screening & Free Popcorn: Wall-E | Berkeley
Sunday, December 17 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Ecology Center
Sunday Film Screening & Free Popcorn: Wall-E | Berkeley

They are excited to announce their Fall Film Series at the Ecology Center. In an effort to open up their space to the community, while providing an accessible format for fostering discussions around the various climate issues they cover, they will be hosting free monthly ...