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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, February 25

Veterans Poetry Reading & Panel Discussion | SFAC Workshop
Saturday, February 25 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Arts Commission
Veterans Poetry Reading & Panel Discussion | SFAC Workshop

The San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries (SFAC Galleries) has organized a series of public programs in conversation with its current exhibition, Not Alone: Exploring Bonds Between and With Members of the Armed Forces. All events are free and open to the public. The exhibition features ...

Financial Fitness 101: For A Stronger Future | South SF
Saturday, February 25 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | South San Francisco Grand Ave. Branch Library
Financial Fitness 101: For A Stronger Future | South SF

In this workshop, Brad Hamada will be testing their financial fitness and sharing methods to identify bad habits that holds you back financially. Also, he will share with you how to find the money in your daily lives that you already have, how you can save …

The Mix: A Teen Performance & Musical Workshop | SF Main Library
Saturday, February 25 – 2:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
The Mix: A Teen Performance & Musical Workshop | SF Main Library

Come to “The Mix” and hear the youth-led house band for the San Francisco Rock Project. Enjoy a musical performance, meet the band for a Q&A session, and participate in a short musical workshop where the youth of SFRP give participants a quick lesson in …

Fitbit Local: Free Bodyweight Cardio Workout | SF
Saturday, February 25 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Equinox Sports Club
Fitbit Local: Free Bodyweight Cardio Workout | SF

Sweat it out with Fitbit Local, a series of free monthly workouts in your city led by fitness leaders from your community.
Get your body moving with this feel good bodyweight cardio and strength bootcamp with Fitbit Local Ambassadors Caroline Jordan & Buddy Macuha. All levels …

Saturday Music Jam | SF Main Library
Saturday, February 25 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
Saturday Music Jam | SF Main Library

Calling all musicians and singers. Bring your instrument and get ready to jam along with others. This informal acoustic gathering will meet in the LIirary for the Blind and Print Disabled.

African & African American Storytelling For All Ages | South SF
Saturday, February 25 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE | South San Francisco Main Library
African & African American Storytelling For All Ages | South SF

In celebration of National Black History Month, join them for a storytelling session unlike any other with music, movement and mythical tales. With a lifelong love of stories, literature and the performing arts, Kirk Waller has been sharing these art forms with children and adults  for …

“The African-American Voyage to Freedom” Tour | SF

Join San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park in celebrating African American History Month with special programs on Saturday, February 4, Sunday, February 19, and Saturday, February 25. African Americans have played a major role in maritime history – from the earliest days of the nation ...

Noise Pop Free Happy Hour Concert: The Royal Panics | Bender’s
Saturday, February 25 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bender's Bar & Grill
Noise Pop Free Happy Hour Concert: The Royal Panics | Bender's

The Noise Pop Festival is San Francisco’s (and Funcheap’s) favorite indie music, art and film festival. Now in its 25th year, Noise Pop has brought early exposure to many emerging artists in the Bay Area and beyond, many of whom have gone on to widespread ...

Leading Ladies: Movie Heroines Art Show | SF
Saturday, February 25 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sketchpad Gallery
Leading Ladies: Movie Heroines Art Show | SF

Come and join the fun as they celebrate the badass, beautiful, magical and deadly female leads from the movies you love. Starting from Star Wars, Alien, Fury Road, Stranger Things, Marvel, Blade Runner, and way more.
Over 20 artists have created original art in this third curation from …

“I Wolf You” New York-Based Artist’s Installation | SF
Saturday, February 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Heron Arts

Open Color presents a special one-night-only exhibition at Heron Arts in San Francisco on February 25, 2017 debuting New York-based artist June Kim’s installation I Wolf You.
Kim is best known for her performative photographs and videos of herself and her wolf-like dogs. She creates scenes …

“Miracles in Light” Light Art Experience | Spacious Grace 2017
Saturday, February 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Grace Cathedral

Come visit the darkened cathedral during these hours to experience a new light art event created by the 2016 Artists in Residence Benjamin Bergery and Jim Campbell.
The piece will evoke different Biblical miracles using nothing more than light and text throughout the cathedral.

6 pm: Artist …

“Lucha Libre” Mexican Wrestling Art Show Opening | Wonderland SF
Saturday, February 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*No cover charge is listed so it "looks" free to us.
| Wonderland SF

Join in for the opening reception of “Lucha Libre” featuring over 25 artists on Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 6-10 pm at Wonderland SF.
There will be complimentary drinks and music.
“Lucha Libre: The Art Show” Opening Reception
Saturday, February 25, 2017 | 6-10p
Wonderland SF, 1266 Valencia St. (near 24th), SF
FREE (as far …

Live Figure Drawing Session | SF
Saturday, February 25 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Arc Studios & Gallery
Live Figure Drawing Session | SF

The 7th Annual “Life Live” drawing session assembles five amazing practitioners of life drawing. The artists will be showcasing their skills “live” in figure drawing sessions open to the public in the main gallery. Over the course of the evening, the gestural drawings will be …

Love Can Conquer Hate: Free Community Yoga | SF
Saturday, February 25 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Iyengar Yoga Institute
Love Can Conquer Hate: Free Community Yoga | SF

JoinTheresa Marks for a 75 minute all levels community yoga class which is open to everyone. They will start class by chanting Patanjali’s Sutra 1.33 to cultivate joy and equanimity.
After class they will offer tea and cookies to the sounds of Marvin Gaye, Bob Marley, John Lennon and …

Brave New Jokes: Comedy Showcase | Mission Dist.
Saturday, February 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with code "funcheapbaby" on Eventbrite; otherwise, it's $5.
| Dear Mom
Brave New Jokes: Comedy Showcase | Mission Dist.

Here is the headliner Irene Tu: A San Francisco-based stand-up comedian, writer, and actor. In 2016, she was named one of the “Bay Area’s 11 Best Stand Up Comedians” by the SFist and one of 20 “Women to Watch” by KQED. She has been featured in …

Downtown Comedy Night at SF’s Newest Art Bar | SF
Saturday, February 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP and code HELLAFUNNY. Otherwise $15 online $20 at the door
| Bar Fluxus
Downtown Comedy Night at SF's Newest Art Bar | 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 ...

SF Chamber Orchestra Main Stage Concert “Wordsmiths” | Palo Alto
Saturday, February 25 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | First Palo Alto United Methodist Church
SF Chamber Orchestra Main Stage Concert “Wordsmiths” | Palo Alto

Dedicated to the lyrical muse, this program features two outstanding singers well-known to SFCO audiences: mezzo-soprano Lara Nie and tenor Brian Thorsett.
Canteloube’s lush settings of folk songs from France’s Auvergne region are paired with a newly commissioned work by Berkeley composer Peter Josheff, based on …

Expression of Surrealism: Group Exhibit Opening | SF
Saturday, February 25 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | DaDa SF
Expression of Surrealism: Group Exhibit Opening | SF

Come and take a look at a group exhibition featuring the works of 4 bay area emerging artists: Jerry Frost, Avery Palmer, Anthony Tablizo and Wesely Wright.
Their works feature a myriad of expressions of surrealism fused with contemporary and pop art depicting the bizarre, twisted, nonsensical …

Noise Pop After Hours: Secret Jameson Concert | Cafe du Nord
Saturday, February 25 – 11:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free; an RSVP is recommended, but it's not required.
| Cafe Du Nord
Noise Pop After Hours: Secret Jameson Concert | Cafe du Nord

Join in for a night cap at the Noise Pop After Hours presented by Jameson. At 11:30pm drop down below to Cafe Du Nord to celebrate with special guest performances and cocktails by the Bon Vivants.
The artists are secret/unannounced. Last year they had Geographer, Hamilton …

Sunday, February 26

Free In-Store Yoga Class | SF
Sunday, February 26 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE | Athleta (Fillmore St)
Free In-Store Yoga Class | SF

Join them for a free in-store yoga class taught by Kerianna from FitnessSF. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.