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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, January 22

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 …

Zumba in the Parks Fitness Party | SF
Sunday, January 22 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | County Fair Building
Zumba in the Parks Fitness Party | SF

New year, new you. Please join the San Francisco Rec and Park’s Zumba in the Parks in kicking off 2017 with a free two-hour Zumba fitness party.
 Join all of your favorite Zumba in the Parks instructors on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at the County Fair …

Yoga Nidra: Conscious Deep Relaxation | SF
Sunday, January 22 – 2:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations are encouraged.
| Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center
Yoga Nidra: Conscious Deep Relaxation | SF

Yoga Nidra is the art of conscious deep relaxation. Indeed, Yoga Nidra is a profound state of consciousness. Embark on a guided meditation and journey inside of your physical and subtle bodies. You will be astounded at what you can do to restore your energy …

Free San Francisco Civic Symphony Winter Concert | Nourse Theatre
Free San Francisco Civic Symphony Winter Concert | Nourse Theatre

The oldest community orchestra on the West Coast, the San Francisco Civic Symphony cordially invites you to attend its winter concert on Sunday, January 22, 2017.
Admission is free, but an RSVP is requested and donations are gratefully accepted ($10 suggested).
2017 Winter Concert Program

Franz von Suppe – …

Paper Airplane Crafting | Week Of The Family 2017
Sunday, January 22 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Carlos Library
Paper Airplane Crafting | Week Of The Family 2017

John Colins, the “Paper Airplane” guy, will show you how to build paper airplanes. John is the world record holder for paper aircraft distance.

Free Bach-Mozart Weekend Family Concert | San Mateo
Sunday, January 22 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Seats are first-come, first served.
| Hillsdale High School Theatre
Free Bach-Mozart Weekend Family Concert | San Mateo

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! …

Original Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill
Sunday, January 22 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Thee Parkside
Original Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill

Original Famous Twang Sundays is a free, all-ages concert series at Thee Parkside in Potrero Hill. Come by every Sunday; there’s always a fresh traditional or contemporary live act and a surprise special to purchase from the kitchen.

“Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast” | SF Sketchfest
Sunday, January 22 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but you must register for a ticket
| PianoFight

Succotash, the Comedy Soundcast Soundcast is a show that features other comedy soundcasts (AKA “podcasts”) and in an effort to not only expose audiences to the wide range of comedy offerings available, but also to broaden the appeal of podcasts in general.
Hosted by Marc Hershon, …

“Welcome to Painterland” Book Release | City Lights
Sunday, January 22 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | City Lights Books

The Rat Bastard Protective Association was an inflammatory, close-knit community of artists who lived and worked in a building they dubbed Painterland in the Fillmore neighborhood of midcentury San Francisco. The artists who counted themselves among the Rat Bastards—which included Joan Brown, Bruce Conner, Jay …

’90s Simpsons Trivia Night & Watch Party | Mission Dist.
Sunday, January 22 – 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 ...

HellaFunny Sundays Comedy Show | Neck of the Woods
Sunday, January 22 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP. Otherwise $15 online $20 at the door
| Neck Of The Woods
HellaFunny Sundays Comedy Show | Neck of the Woods

Come to #HellaFunny Sundays at the Neck of the Woods to see an ever-changing lineup of some of SF’s funniest local headlining comedians that typically perform at Cobbs, Punch Line and SF Sketchfest. HellaFunny Sundays Every Sunday at 7pm Neck of the Woods 406 Clement St, ...

Monday, January 23

Museum Mondays for Little Ones: Ice is Nice | Santa Rosa
Monday, January 23 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Charles M. Schulz Museum
Museum Mondays for Little Ones: Ice is Nice | Santa Rosa

Enjoy stories, arts and craft activities, and movement games for children ages 1-5 and their caregivers. Museum Mondays revolve around a new theme each week.
Join them for an extra special and free Museum Mondays hosted in the Warm Puppy Café and Snoopy’s Home Ice. Watch the Zamboni, …

Family Activity Night | San Carlos
Monday, January 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Carlos
Family Activity Night | San Carlos

Since its inception in 1999, the Week of the Family Committee has designated the Monday evening of the week as a night reserved for families to stay at home and do something specifically with their family.
It is hoped that reserving one night per week …

Cooking School for the Whole Family | San Carlos
Monday, January 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| San Carlos Youth Center
Cooking School for the Whole Family | San Carlos

Come learn to cook a fun and delicious meal.
Parents and children will prepare three yummy items, and then eat the results. Enjoy this entertaining class led by three bright and energetic high school students. Young chefs welcome.

Silent Book Club: Book Lovers’ Monthly Reading | San Jose
Monday, January 23 – 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 ...

Fairy Tale Tea Party | South SF
Monday, January 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | South San Francisco Main Library
Fairy Tale Tea Party | South SF

Come and listen to fairy tales, sing along to favorite songs, decorate your own crowns and wands,  and enjoy a wonderful simple snacks with friends and family.
Their Monday evening storytime will be transformed into a playful setting suited for a fun tea party.  Dressing up …

What Now: Coping with a Trump Presidency | SF
Monday, January 23 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Strut
What Now: Coping with a Trump Presidency | SF

Three days after Donald Trump is inaugurated as the 45th President, San Francisco AIDS Foundation will host a Real Talk event to grapple with what his election will mean for healthcare, community, rights, and safety.
Join them for a free community forum to discuss the implications of the next …

Free Sneak Preview Movie: “Gold” | Embarcadero Center Cinema
Monday, January 23 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP code required; arrive early as admission is not guaranteed.
| One Embarcadero Center
Free Sneak Preview Movie:

Attend an exclusive free sneak preview advanced screening of “Gold,” a brand new adventure movie that will take you to the Indonesian jungle.
Free Film Screening: Gold
January 23, 2017 | 7:00 pm
Embarcadero Center Cinema
RSVP code: ticketstoGOLD

Tickets available through https://www.gofobo.com/rsvp
Tickets are free, but subject to availability.
Depending on demand, passes …

Faculty Artist Series: Intimate Concert with MaryClare Brzytwa | SF
Monday, January 23 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Faculty Artist Series: Intimate Concert with MaryClare Brzytwa | SF

MaryClare Brzytwa performs original pieces with the Technology and Applied Composition faculty at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.