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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, March 26

“Phonographic Memory”: Recollections Through Music | SF Main Library
Sunday, March 26 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| San Francisco Main Library

Music is so important in people’s lives. Think of the many, many ways music has been a part of your experience, both shared and very personal. Come join Corey Bloom and fellow music lovers for talk of music and memories, Sunday, March 26th at 2 …

Floral Arranging Demo & Spring Entertaining Workshop | Macy’s
Sunday, March 26 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Macy's (Union Square)
Floral Arranging Demo & Spring Entertaining Workshop | Macy's

Entertain with color; join Rochell Louise, International School of Floral Design President and Founder, as she leads an in-store demonstration on floral arranging.
Stop by to learn design skills and insider tips perfect for gifting and entertaining. Plus, stick around to ask questions and the chance …

Nyingma Institute Open House: Meditation & Yoga Demo | Berkeley
Sunday, March 26 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Tibetan Nyingma Institute | Berkeley
Nyingma Institute Open House: Meditation & Yoga Demo | Berkeley

The Nyingma Institute offers training in meditation, Kum Nye (Tibetan Yoga), Buddhist studies, and Tibetan language.
Their free open house will introduce you to their offerings plus provide the opportunity to meet Institute faculty and staff. The open house program runs from 3–5 PM with light …

Prometheus Symphony Orchestra Concert | Oakland
Sunday, March 26 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | First Covenant Church of Oakland
Prometheus Symphony Orchestra Concert | Oakland

Come and enjoy works by Igor Stravinsky, Vasily Kalinnikov (an under-appreciated romantic composer,) and Elizabeth Maconchy in a beautiful setting that includes stained-glass windows. Delicious home-baked goodies and coffee will be available at intermission. A pre-concert talk will occur at 2:40 p.m. (i.e. 20 minutes …

’90s Simpsons Trivia Night & Watch Party | Mission Dist.
Sunday, March 26 – 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 ...

“The Marine Mammal Center” Discussion & Potluck | SF
Sunday, March 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Please bring a dish or snack if you are able.
| First Unitarian Universalist Church and Center

The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, CA, is a nonprofit marine mammal hospital and science center. The center is guided and inspired by a shared vision of a healthy ocean for marine mammals and humans alike. Their mission is to advance global ocean conservation by:

Rescuing …

“Drone Warfare & The Worldwide Resistance” Discussion | San Mateo
Sunday, March 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, contributions welcome.
| Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo

On Sunday, March 26, PASMC will present an opportunity for people to get an updated report on the U.S. covert drone assassination program. You will also hear about the growing worldwide resistance to stop drone warfare, and the national movement to oppose and interrupt business as …

HellaFunny Sundays Comedy Show | Neck of the Woods
Sunday, March 26 – 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, ...

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, March 26 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boom Boom Room

Return of the Cypher (ROTC) is free live Hip-Hop show every Sunday at the Boom Boom Room that features an ever-changing lineup of artists and improvised sessions (know as “cyphers”) where beatboxers, emcees, and musicians collaborate in a spontaneous combustion of soulful skill. Every week, The ...

Monday, March 27

Free Starbucks Tall Drip Coffee | Macy’s Union Square
Free Starbucks Tall Drip Coffee | Macy's Union Square

During the Macy’s Flower Show, stop by Starbucks on Level 4 in Macy’s Union Square and show your Macy’s Flower Show brochure to receive a free tall drip coffee (one per customer, while supplies last). This promotion is subject to change or cancellation and is scheduled ...

2017 Izzies Ceremony: SF Dance & Choreography Awards | Mission Dist.
Monday, March 27 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Brava Theater
2017 Izzies Ceremony: SF Dance & Choreography Awards | Mission Dist.

Come celebrate the best in Bay Area dance at the Isadora Duncan Dance Awards, with a stellar lineup of hosts, presenters, and performers.
31st Annual Izzies Dance & Choreography Awards
Monday, March 27, 2017 | 6 pm
Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th St., SF
FREE
The evening’s festivities will begin …

Silent Book Club: Book Lovers’ Monthly Reading | San Jose
Monday, March 27 – 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 ...

Marionette Play: Cinderella | South SF
Monday, March 27 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | South SF Main Library
Marionette Play: Cinderella | South SF

Join them for a magical fairy tale storytime. Jan Dymond will be performing the classic story of Cinderella. After being inspired by the magic of marionettes, you will create your own simple animal puppets.

Monday Mutt Days: Doggie Fest w/ Canine Caricatures & Pet Psychics | Emeryville
Monday, March 27 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bay Street Emeryville
Monday Mutt Days: Doggie Fest w/ Canine Caricatures & Pet Psychics | Emeryville

On Monday evenings, dog owners and their “best friends” can enjoy FREE event in the Center Plaza of Bay Street Emeryville that includes obedience training consultations from the professional dog trainers at Happy Hounds, nail trimmings from All About the Douge Salon, canine caricatures, a ...

New Wave Punk Mini Concert: Chai | Amoeba SF
Monday, March 27 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
New Wave Punk Mini Concert: Chai | Amoeba SF

Join them in welcoming Chai – the four-piece all-girl new wave punk band from Nagoya, Japan – to Amoeba SF for a live set and signing of their new 7″ on Monday, March 27th at 6pm. Also catch them on March 26th at The Independent …

“Odd” Strange Stand-Up Comedy & Drink Specials | SF
Monday, March 27 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oddjob

“Odd” is a new show at SF’s Oddjob bar that celebrates the stranger side of stand-up comedy. Twice a month, they have their favorite stand-up comedians explore the darkest recesses of their subconscious minds, absolutely free of charge. To make sure you have the weirdest possible ...

Music, Movement & Meditation | Oakland
Monday, March 27 – 7:15 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations graciously and gratefully accepted
| Deep Roots Urban Refuge
Music, Movement & Meditation | Oakland

POC and Soul is a monthly class devoted to movement, meditation, and the arts, set to the backdrop of R&B and soul music. Hosted by a yogi, writer, and music-lover, this is a community space for people of color that supports self-care and healing. There’s …

“The World to Come” Book Talk & Signing | SF
Monday, March 27 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is requested.
| The Booksmith

“Without a doubt the most ambitious story writer in America,” (The Daily Beast), Jim Shepard delivers a new collection. The World to Come spans borders and centuries, with voices belonging to — among others — English Arctic explorers in one of history’s most nightmarish expeditions, …

Free Standup Comedy Night & Delicious Ramen | Oakland
Monday, March 27 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but sliding scale donations are requested.
| Starline Social Club
Free Standup Comedy Night & Delicious Ramen | Oakland

Please note that there will be no tacos this week, it’s Ramen instead.
Our March 27th show features:

Phil Griffiths
Abhay Nadkarni
Carlton Wilcoxson

Blondie’s Comedy Show: Birthday Bash & Free Cake | SF
Monday, March 27 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Blondie's Bar & No Grill
Blondie's Comedy Show: Birthday Bash & Free Cake | SF

More Fun at Blondie’s Comedy Show is turning two. Come celebrate their inaugural year making people laugh at Blondie’s with free cake and laughs.
The lineup this month features:

Jesse Fernandez

Dom Gelin

Jonah Pawlick

Kristee Ono

Sam DiSalvo – Your Hilarious Headliner