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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!

Sunday, July 23

’90s Simpsons Trivia Night & Watch Party | Mission Dist.
Sunday, July 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Knockout
'90s Simpsons Trivia Night & Watch Party | Mission Dist.

Love The Simpsons? Know The Simpsons like the back of your hand? Then join in ’90s Simpsons Trivia Night at The Knockout in the Mission District from 6-9 pm, every fourth Sunday of the month. Watch some ’90s Simpsons and answer some trivia if you ...

Monday, July 24

Silent Book Club: Book Lovers’ Monthly Reading | San Jose
Monday, July 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Hedley Club
Silent Book Club: Book Lovers' Monthly Reading | San Jose

Silent Book Club is a monthly meetup of reading afficionados. Bring yourself and what you’re currently reading to The Hedley Club. Free, but an RSVP is requested. The link can sometimes be hard to find. You can sometimes find it in these two sites: Silent Book ...

Free Standup Comedy Night & Delicious Tacos | Oakland
Monday, July 24 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but sliding scale donations are requested.
| Starline Social Club
Free Standup Comedy Night & Delicious Tacos | Oakland

Comedians Irene Tu and Andrew Orolfo bring you the best local and nationally touring stand-up comedians to Starline’s intimate comedy room. Tacos Oscar will be selling delicious tacos before every show. This event occurs every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month. This is a free show, ...

Monday Night Comedy with Free Cake | Blondies
Monday, July 24 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Blondie's Bar & No Grill
Monday Night Comedy with Free Cake | Blondies

More Fun at Blondie’s celebrates the best comedians in the Bay every 4th Monday of the month with a free comedy show and free cake.  

Tuesday, July 25

Live at Lagunitas: Whitney | Petaluma
Tuesday, July 25 – 4:20 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
Live at Lagunitas: Whitney | Petaluma

Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma presents a free live concert series featuring some amazing bands ranging in genre from roots to gothic pop in their LaguMiniAmphitheaterette (1280 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma). Show are free, but tickets are required for each show. You’ll want to grab them quick as these ...

Top of the Mark Movie & Wine Night: Funny Girl | Nob Hill
Top of the Mark Movie & Wine Night: Funny Girl | Nob Hill

Wind down every Tuesday night during the summer of 2017 with a free wine or spirit tasting and screening of a classic movie. Summer Movie Nights are back at Top of the Mark featuring a selection of classic comedy, action, and drama flicks from the 1930s ...

Music & Market Summer Concerts: Delta Blues, Slide & Guitar Master | Concord
Tuesday, July 25 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Music & Market Summer Concerts: Delta Blues, Slide & Guitar Master | 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 ...

Cookies & Comedy Night | SF
Tuesday, July 25 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Brainwash Cafe
Cookies & Comedy Night | SF

Cookies and Comedy is a top notch comedy show highlighted by comics who in addition to having great material also have stage personas with a lot of flavor. This flavor is celebrated by bringing in some oven baked cookies for free. The show takes place at ...

Last Tuesdays Comedy at The Layover | Oakland
Tuesday, July 25 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
| The Layover
Last Tuesdays Comedy at The Layover | Oakland

Laugh City is a monthly comedy show bringing comedians from HBO, Showtime, Comedy Central and Late Night TV to Oakland every last Tuesday at 8 pm. DJ B.C. spins music after the show. The show takes place at The Layover (1517 Franklin St). 21 and up. Doors open at 7 pm. Free, ...

Wednesday, July 26

Free Oakland Walking Tours | Oakland’s Churches & Temples
Free Oakland Walking Tours | Oakland's Churches & Temples

Visit historic places of worship and learn about their architecture and influence on the development of Oakland. Highlighted buildings include First Presbyterian, First Congregational, and First Christian churches as well as Temple Sinai. Tour begins at 10 am in front of the First Presbyterian Church, ...

Free Lunchtime Concert: Pop & Variety Dance Band Scene | Oakland
Wednesday, July 26 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oakland City Center
Free Lunchtime Concert: Pop & Variety Dance Band Scene | Oakland

Come down to Oakland’s City Center for free concerts in the spring and summer outside the 12th Street Oakland City Center BART station. The concert series give a little taste of everything, from Motown and folk to classic and jazz bands and they typically take place ...

Free Laughter Yoga Class | UCSF
Wednesday, July 26 – 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: ...

Salsa in the Square: Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble | Union Square
Wednesday, July 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Salsa in the Square: Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble | Union Square

Under the leadership of Dr. John Calloway, a multi-instrumentalist, composer and arranger who has worked at the creative edge of the Bay Area’s Latin music scene since the 1970s, the Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble of San Francisco is an invaluable proving ground for stellar young …

Free Latin Concert in the Park | Redwood City
Wednesday, July 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Stafford Park
Free Latin Concert in the Park | Redwood City

Tortilla Soup was founded in 2003 and features former members of the legendary groups Tower of Power & Malo. With over 30 years of experience, Tortilla Soup derives their music style from influences like Latin, Cumbia, Salsa, Tex-Mex, R&B, Blues, to Funk and Soul. Lead …

Summer Jazz Vocal Concert | Menlo Park
Wednesday, July 26 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Fremont Park (Menlo Park)
Summer Jazz Vocal Concert | Menlo Park

Enjoy a free summer concert in Menlo Park featuring a variety of musical styles from jazz to country to hits of today and yesterday, from 6:30-8 pm on Wednesdays from June to August in Fremont Park (University and Santa Cruz Avenues). Bring your picnic blanket and dinner, ...

Drunkathalon: Free Comedy, Heckling & Cosplay | PianoFight
Wednesday, July 26 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| PianoFight
Drunkathalon: Free Comedy, Heckling & Cosplay | PianoFight

From the minds of the Super Trashed Bros and Pianofight, it’s the “Drunkathalon” – a drinking-infused video game tournament with a $100 cash prize. Celebrity guests and audience members compete in a tournament of champions featuring a variety of games, each with their own unique ...

Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, July 26 – 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 ...

Free Movies on the Beach: “Shrek” | Santa Cruz
Wednesday, July 26 – 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, July 27

Contemporary Reggae with the Rubadub Posse | Yerba Buena Gardens
Thursday, July 27 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Contemporary Reggae with the Rubadub Posse | Yerba Buena Gardens

Fronted by the incandescent Berkeley-raised vocalist Kimiko Joy, “RUBaDUB Posse” is a testament to reggae’s enduring power, celebrating songs of love, liberation, unity and justice that have inspired people across the globe.
Encompassing classic tunes from the rocksteady, roots and dub eras all the way to …

Summer Sounds Outside: Tumbledown House Jazz Music | Walnut Creek
Thursday, July 27 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Lesher Center for the Arts
Summer Sounds Outside: Tumbledown House Jazz Music | 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 ...