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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!

Thursday, July 27

HellaFunny on Haight Street | Milk Bar
Thursday, July 27 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Use promo code HELLAFUNNY for free tickets. Otherwise, it's $15.
| Milk Bar
HellaFunny on Haight Street | Milk Bar

Come out to #HellaFunny at Milk Bar located in the heart of the Upper Haight to see some of SF’s best rising comedic talent. The lineup changes every week, but expect to see comics that have performed at Cobbs, SF Sketchfest, the Punchline and featured ...

Summer Movie in the Park: “Finding Dory” | Orinda
Thursday, July 27 – 8:15 pm | Cost: FREE | Orinda Community Park
Summer Movie in the Park: “Finding Dory” | Orinda

The Orinda Parks and Recreation Department is happy to bring back Movies in the Park for another year. This event is free and open to the community. Families are encouraged to bring their blankets, lawn chairs, and don’t forget the popcorn. Orinda Movies in the Park Thursday ...

Free Movies in the Park: “Ghostbusters” | Pleasanton
Thursday, July 27 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Amador Valley Community Park
Free Movies in the Park:

Enjoy free movies on Thursday evenings from July to August, compliments of the City of Pleasanton. Grab a picnic dinner, blanket and low beach chairs to enjoy family film favorites. All films will be shown at dusk at Amador Valley Community Park. Be prepared for some fun activities ...

“When Harry Met Sally” Movie Screening at the Park | Burlingame
Thursday, July 27 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Ray Park

On July 27th at Ray Park, the Burlingame Parks and Recreation Department will be showing When Harry Met Sally within the TBT Movie Series.
If you are looking for a new date night idea or an evening out with friends, the Throwback Thursdays series will be …

2017 Movie Under the Stars: “Moana” | Menlo Park
Thursday, July 27 – 8:45 pm | Cost: FREE | Onetta Harris Community Center
2017 Movie Under the Stars:

The 2017 Menlo Movie Series will feature free movies in Downtown Menlo Park on the Chestnut Paseo. Be sure to bring a chair, blanket, and some snacks to enjoy, but most of all, don’t forget to bring the family. Enjoy a night of watching the ...

Movies on the Square: “Moana” | Redwood City
Thursday, July 27 – 8:45 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Movies on the Square: “Moana” | Redwood City

Bring the family out to a free movie showing in downtown Redwood City in Courthouse Square on Thursday evenings from June 1 to August 31 in 2017. Movies start at sundown (approximately 8:45 pm). Come early for the best seats – a limited number of ...

Friday, July 28

The Unique Derique Comedy | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Friday, July 28 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)
The Unique Derique Comedy | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

A beloved Bay Area institution, the Unique Derique is a prince among clowns, an internationally esteemed performer who has honed a singular blend of physical comedy and hambone body percussion.
Derique (aka Lance McGee) started clowning in Berkeley at 15 with Circus A La Mode and …

Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos
Friday, July 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Devil's Canyon Brewing Company
Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos

Enjoy a family friendly, admission-free evening of live music, rotating food trucks and an award winning selection of sustainable handcrafted beer and root beer. There’s free admission, two live bands, and three food trucks. Kids and well behaved dogs are welcome. One dollar from each ...

Rooftop Garden Concert: Jazz Vocalist | Oakland
Friday, July 28 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Kaiser Center
Rooftop Garden Concert: Jazz Vocalist | Oakland

Pack your lunch and come listen to local jazz, rock, and hip hop musicians at the Kaiser Center’s Roof Garden free concert series from noon to 1 pm, every Friday from June 16 – September 8, 2017. The three acre roof garden at Oakland’s Kaiser Center was conceived as a semi-public park by ...

2017 Summer Festival of Knowledge: Fitness, Gardening & Cooking | Oakland
Friday, July 28 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | African American Museum & Library (Oakland)
2017 Summer Festival of Knowledge: Fitness, Gardening & Cooking | Oakland

Come out for the African American Museum & Library at Oakland’s summer session of the Festival of Knowledge with presentations and workshops on ways to help improve your health and wellness.  The festival will include workshops with medical professionals, master chefs, nutritionists, master composters, health and beauty ...

Final Fridays Family Dance Party | South SF
Friday, July 28 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | South San Francisco Main Library
Final Fridays Family Dance Party | South SF

Has it been a long month? Week? Day? Or do you and your kids just have some energy you need to get out of your system? Then come shake your tail to the best in family-friendly jams at their Final Fridays Family Dance Party.

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, July 28 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center

Nearly 30 food vendors in a huge circle with a full bar and bands in the middle? Now that’s a party; it’s also California’s largest weekly street food market.  Off the Grid is a weekly outdoor food truck bonanza staged every Friday from 5-10 pm at the historic waterfront campus of ...

DJ SKWRLY D’s Trippy Tribute Mini Concert | Amoeba SF
Friday, July 28 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
DJ SKWRLY D's Trippy Tribute Mini Concert | Amoeba SF

Drop in and tune out with DJ SKWRLY D and his trippy tribute to the Summer of Love on Friday, July 28th at 5pm.
They’ll have special giveaways, prizes, treats, and much, much more all courtesy of their friends over at Rhino.

Friday Nights at the de Young: Robert Moses’ Kin Performance | SF
Friday Nights at the de Young: Robert Moses' Kin Performance | SF

Events and Activities:

Record Revelations: David Katznelson and Andy Cabic (Vetiver) – Vinyl playlist inspired by the music of Lonnie Holley and Revelations: Art from the African American South.
Creativity Station with Linda Janklow
Robert Moses’ Kin – Founded in 1995, Robert Moses’ Kin is considered by many to be one of the …

Anchor Brewing’s Firkin Friday: “Christmas in July” Specials | The Yard
Friday, July 28 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission but bring money for food and drinks.
| The Yard at Mission Rock
Anchor Brewing's Firkin Friday:

Join them for their monthly Firkin Friday event featuring a one-off specialty cask beer. Stop by and meet your local Anchor Brewers.
This time come celebrate Christmas in July with a very special firkin of Anchor Christmas Ale. They’re tapping the firkin at 5pm and pouring it …

San Francisco Critical Mass
Friday, July 28 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Justin Herman Plaza
San Francisco Critical Mass

Critical Mass is a mass bicycle ride that takes place on the last Friday of each month in San Francisco starting at 5:30 pm at Justin Herman Plaza (foot of Market Street) and in cities around the world. Everyone is invited. No one is in charge. Bring your ...

2017 Summer “Country” Concert in the Park | Foster City
Friday, July 28 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Leo J. Ryan Park
2017 Summer

Join the Foster City community for free summer concerts overlooking the water in Leo Ryan Park from 6-8 pm, every Friday from July to August 2017. Don’t forget to bring your friends, a picnic, and your dancing shoes.  2017 Foster City Summer Concert Schedule July 14 Zoo ...

Music on the Square: Reggae | Redwood City
Friday, July 28 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Music on the Square: Reggae | Redwood City

Enjoy free Friday concerts all summer long on Courthouse Square in Redwood City from 6-8 pm from June 2-September 1, 2017. Redwood City is well known for its events, but Friday night’s Music on the Square is one of the most treasured nights of summer. Plus, being ...

Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF
Friday, July 28 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. John Episcopal Church
Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF

VolxKuche or Free-Cafe SF is a free supper club held on the second Friday and fourth Friday of the month with dinner served starting at 6 pm. The food will be vegan when possible, and always vegetarian. Is it taking place this month? Always check the Facebook ...

Interfaith Labyrinth Walk: 97 Candles Lit & Live Music | Berkeley
Friday, July 28 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations are accepted but not required.
| Grace North Church
Interfaith Labyrinth Walk: 97 Candles Lit & Live Music | Berkeley

They light 97 candles around the rim of the labyrinth, dim the lights, and a small band (cello, violin, piano, guitar, and ukulele) leads people in singing quiet, reflective chants from all the world’s religions.
During that time, people are free to meditate, pray, sing, read, …