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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, September 23

“Field Roast: 101 Artisan Vegan Meat Recipes” Book Launch | Omnivore Books
Saturday, September 23 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Omnivore Books on Food

Hailed as 2015’s Company of the Year by VegNews Magazine, the Field Roast Grain Meat Co. offers their first cookbook, dedicated to delicious, satisfying vegan meat recipes. Founded in 1997 in Seattle, Washington, Field Roast creates artisan vegan meats, made with real ingredients and traditional …

Middle Eastern Spice Mixes and Blends Workshop | SF
Saturday, September 23 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Park Meeting Room
Middle Eastern Spice Mixes and Blends Workshop | SF

Learn how to make your own Middle Eastern Spice mixes and blends. The blends will contain spices that are familiar and exotic, lesser known ingredients. Recipes and all ingredients will be provided.
Participants will take home a sample spice mix.

Middle Eastern Snack Trials | SF
Saturday, September 23 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | West Portal Playground
Middle Eastern Snack Trials | SF

You may know pita and hummus…now let’s get adventurous and try some of the other tasty snacks of the Middle East. All ages are welcome.

Lighthouse Singers Gospel Choir Workshop | San Rafael
Saturday, September 23 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | First Presbyterian Church (San Rafael)
Lighthouse Singers Gospel Choir Workshop | San Rafael

A gospel workshop for all ages and experiences – from beginner to advance. Please join us with the Artistic Director, Terrance Kelly of the award-winning Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir. Be prepared to be uplifted and filled with hope through song and fellowship.

Saturday Music Jam | SF Main Library
Saturday, September 23 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public 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 welcomes all levels and abilities.

Almanac NotOberfest: Festbier Lager, Pumpkin Beers, Sausage Party & Beer Garden | SF
Saturday, September 23 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, bring money for food and drinks
| Almanac Taproom
Almanac NotOberfest: Festbier Lager, Pumpkin Beers, Sausage Party & Beer Garden | SF

Join them at the Almanac SF Taproom to celebrate the autumn season with Oktoberfest lagers, whole hog specials and seasonal casks. No RSVP needed–Just come ready to enjoy beers, brats, and polka.
$20 special includes: Sauerkraut Braised Bratwurst, Pork Schnitzel, Garlic Sausage, German Potato Salad, Braised …

Trail Restoration Weekend: Volunteering, Camping, Free Food & Beer | SF
Saturday, September 23 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| McLaren Park
Trail Restoration Weekend: Volunteering, Camping, Free Food & Beer | SF

Join V-O-Cal for its annual San Francisco project at McLaren Park, one of the largest parks in SF. They will work with the SF Rec and Park’s Natural Areas Program to reroute trails, decommission trails and cut a new trail. All with beautiful vistas on ...

Fourth Street Fashion Runway Show | Berkeley
Saturday, September 23 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Fourth Street (Berkeley)
Fourth Street Fashion Runway Show | Berkeley

A benefit for Berkeley Food & Housing Project, the clothing and accessory stores on Fourth Street in Berkeley presents an evening of ‘Fall’ and ‘Winter’ fashion. These two themed shows take place on an outdoor 75′ runway, one at 5 pm and one at 7 …

Hofbrauhaus Munich Saturdays | SF
Saturday, September 23 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| Schroeder's Restaurant
Hofbrauhaus Munich Saturdays | SF

Schroeder’s Restaurant is celebrating their 124 years in San Francisco by kicking off the very first Hofbrauhaus Party and will be happening every Saturday until September 23, 2017. Hofbrauhaus Munich Saturdays Saturdays, September 2-23, 2017 | 5 pm to 10 pm Schroeder’s Restaurant, 240 Front Street, ...

Fourth Street Fashion Runway Show | Berkeley
Saturday, September 23 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Fourth Street (Berkeley)
Fourth Street Fashion Runway Show | Berkeley

Join them for a spectacular fashion show on Fourth Street. Fall’s hottest daytime and evening looks from Fourth Street merchants will be featured on the runway.
Join them for a free fashion show to benefit the Berkeley Food & Housing Project. Models will strut a 75-foot catwalk down …

Pro Soccer in The City: SF Deltas vs FC Edmonton | Kezar Stadium
Pro Soccer in The City: SF Deltas vs FC Edmonton | Kezar Stadium

SF Deltas host FC Edmonton on Saturday, September 9 at 5 p.m. at Kezar Stadium. The first 100 Funcheapers get free tickets to watch pro soccer in the city, in the same stadium where the 49ers used to play.
Get there early for the FREE Pregame Deltas …

Schroeder’s 124th Oktoberfest Block Party | SF
Saturday, September 23 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but food and drinks are for purchase through token system.
| Schroeder's Restaurant
Schroeder's 124th Oktoberfest Block Party | SF

San Francisco’s historic German restaurant, Schroeder’s, celebrates the 124th Oktoberfest – the largest beer festival in the world – with a grand Oktoberfest celebration. The celebration kicks off with an over-the-top block party on September 15, 2017. The party moves indoors for the next five consecutive ...

SugarFreedom Project Free Concert w/ Blackalicious’ “Gift Of Gab” | Oakland
SugarFreedom Project Free Concert w/ Blackalicious'

The Sugar Freedom Project launches their first free concert in Oakland inviting all the bay area to enjoy with the family. Headlining is legendary hip hop artist Gift Of Gab of Blackalicious and also performing are talented local artists to open up the show.
The mission …

2nd Annual Outdoor Movie Night: “Batman Lego” | Noe Valley
Saturday, September 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Upper Noe Valley Recreation Center
2nd Annual Outdoor Movie Night:

Gather the entire family, grab some snacks, bring a blanket and stake out a spot on the Upper Noe athletic field on Saturday, September 23 for the 2nd Annual Outdoor Movie Night.
2nd Annual Outdoor Movie Night
Saturday, September 23, 2017 | Movie starts at dusk
Upper Noe Valley Recreation Center, 295 …

Downtown Comedy Night at SF’s Newest Art Bar | SF
Saturday, September 23 – 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 ...

“The Bacchae: For Madwomen Only” Immersive Theater Storytelling | Berkeley
Saturday, September 23 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Tickets are pay what you can. Suggested donations are $10.
| Lake View Picnic Area

The Bacchae: for Madwomen Only is an immersive, site-specific production of Euripides’ The Bacchae taking place in Tilden Park this September. The Bacchae: For Madwomen Only Friday-Sunday, September 8-23, 2017 | 7 pm Tilden Regional Park, Wildcat Canyon Rd, Berkeley Tickets are pay what you ...

Brave New Jokes: Comedy Showcase | Mission Dist.
Saturday, September 23 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*$2 with code
| Darger Bar
Brave New Jokes: Comedy Showcase | Mission Dist.

9/23 Lineup:

Richard Sarvate
Francesa Fiorentini
Frankie Marcos
Eric Krasner

Film Night in the Park 2017 Finale: “The Breakfast Club” | Dolores Park
Saturday, September 23 – 7:05 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
| Dolores Park
Film Night in the Park 2017 Finale:

Saturday, Sept. 23 | FREE | It’s sadly the final “Film Night in the Park” of 2017 with the Brat Pack ’80s classic “The Breakfast Club” at Dolores Park.

“Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF
Saturday, September 23 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with code CHEAPBASTARD - otherwise it's $5
| Murphy's Pub
“Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF

Lineup for tonight:

Nicole Calasich (Comedy Central’s Clusterfest)
Imran G (SF Punch Line)
Ashton Tate (SF Sketchfest)

They’ll be joining Nightlife on Mars regulars Red Scott, Joe Nguyen and Natasha Muse.

Renegade Drive-In Movie Night: “X-Men ” | North Bay
Saturday, September 23 – 8:15 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP on Meetup and donations are accepted.
| Old Hamilton Theater Building
Renegade Drive-In Movie Night:

The North Bay Mobile Drive-In hits Novato with a renegade outdoor film screening in this DIY flash mob drive-in movie where you watch a flick on a 30-foot screen, tune your radio to 88.3, and drink in your car. There is no grass, so you’ll either want to sit in your car, or bring ...