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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, November 26

Free Ice Skating Lessons in Union Square
Free Ice Skating Lessons in Union Square

Please note that the tickets for 11/26 are already sold out.

Guided San Francisco Walking Tour Sunday | 14 Free Tours
Guided San Francisco Walking Tour Sunday | 14 Free Tours

Relatives in town? Show off our beautiful city by taking them on one of San Francisco City Guides free guided walking tours of San Francisco’s greatest neighborhoods. There is a full slate of free tours on Thanksgiving weekend, Thursday through Sunday. Tour starting times range from ...

Laurel Burch Studios Warehouse Sale | Berkeley
Sunday, November 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Laurel Burch Studios Warehouse
Laurel Burch Studios Warehouse Sale | Berkeley

Shop for one-of-a-kind holiday gifts for yourself and loved ones at The Laurel Burch Studios Warehouse Pop-Up Sale. There’s something for everyone: Laurel Burch fans, family, friends, grandchildren, animal lovers, crafters, and Vintage Laurel Burch Collectors. Laurel Burch Studios Warehouse Sale Saturday & Sunday, November ...

2017 Etsy Holiday Emporium: 200+ Vendors | Pier 35
Sunday, November 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 35
2017 Etsy Holiday Emporium: 200+ Vendors | Pier 35

Come out to shop and support over 200 local artisans and small batch food vendors as the local San Francisco Etsy team showcases their work at Pier 35. Expect tons of shopping space and a wide variety of makers, artisans and local Etsy sellers. Browse ...

Laughing Monk Brewing’s Free Community BBQ | SF
Sunday, November 26 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Please RSVP so they have an idea of how many people to expect.
| Laughing Monk Brewing
Laughing Monk Brewing's Free Community BBQ | SF

Laughing Monk loves the community and wants to show their appreciation with some free BBQ. Brother Trick and Sister Toni will be grillin’ up sausages out front and serving them up with some yummy sides. They will also have Polythene Pam: Queer-Retro-Genderfunk performing at 1pm.
Please RSVP …

Art Monster Sale: Half-off Happy Monster Sculptures | Oakland
Sunday, November 26 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sobu
Art Monster Sale: Half-off Happy Monster Sculptures | Oakland

Artist Ralph Lazar’s herd of monster sculptures, all called Lyle, are in residence at SOBU Oakland till January. They’ll be half-price for Plaid Friday November 24th (Oakland’s ‘shop local’ alternative to Black Friday) as well as Sat 25th and Sun 26th Nov. There will also ...

Final “NaNoWriMo 2017” Write-In at the Library | South SF
Sunday, November 26 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | South SF Main Library
Final

National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo, for short) is a mad sprint to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. The event had over 700,000 participants in 2013, and this year, the South San Francisco Public Library would like to invite local participants to ...

Weekend Holiday Jazz Music Series | Emeryville
Sunday, November 26 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bay Street Emeryville
Weekend Holiday Jazz Music Series | Emeryville

Ring in the holidays with live jazz performances at Bay Street throughout the holiday season. Everyone is invited to stop by the Center Plaza to enjoy smooth, festive favorites from The John Calloway Trio, Machina Sol, Andre Thierry, Descarga Jazz, Bobby C. Quartet and more. ...

Coin Op’s “Free Play” Sundays: 40+ Arcade Games & Pinball | SoMa
Sunday, November 26 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Coin-Op Game Room
Coin Op's

Coin-Op is an awesome 10,000 square foot space in SoMa that was transformed from a steel foundry into a two-story bar and game room with 40+ pinball and video games, a secret speakeasy (hidden behind a “busted” video game). On the last Sunday of every ...

’90s Simpsons Trivia Night & Watch Party | Mission Dist.
Sunday, November 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 ...

HellaFunny Sundays Comedy Show | Neck of the Woods
Sunday, November 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, ...

The Final Night of “Summer of Love” Light Art in the Park | Conservatory of Flowers
Sunday, November 26 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers
The Final Night of

Flowers power the night this summer as the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park becomes the canvas for an elegant light art installation to honor San Francisco’s city-wide celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love. Originally scheduled to end on October ...

Monday, November 27

Decorate the Holiday Tree at the City Hall | SF
Monday, November 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Rainbow World Fund
Decorate the Holiday Tree at the City Hall | SF

Help decorate the Rainbow World Fund (RWF) World Tree of Hope for San Francisco City Hall – the most unique holiday tree in the world. The RWF World Tree of Hope is a global holiday project promoting peace, love and humanitarianism for our community of ...

Community Christmas Concert | Oakland
Monday, November 27 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Holy Names University
Community Christmas Concert | Oakland

Grab some hot chocolate and some holiday cheer to witness a Community Christmas Concert. Sing joyous songs and help them welcome this beautiful Christmas Season.

Milk Bar Mondaze: Free Pizza, Games & Comedy Night | Haight
Monday, November 27 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Milk Bar
Milk Bar Mondaze: Free Pizza, Games & Comedy Night | Haight

Mondaze is a happy hour with free pizza (starting at 5pm – limited), video games, card games and board games held at Milk Bar. Look forward to favorites like Mortal Kombat, UFC and Cards Against Humanity. Comedians/Comedy shows change every Monday and starts around 8:30 pm ...

2017 Castro Tree Lighting Celebration & SF Gay Men’s Chorus | SF
Monday, November 27 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bank of America Castro Branch
2017 Castro Tree Lighting Celebration & SF Gay Men's Chorus | SF

The 2017 Castro Tree Lighting will take place in front of Bank of America at Castro and 18th Streets with a 28-foot tree.
2017 Castro Tree Lighting
Monday, November 27, 2017 | 6 pm
Bank of America Castro Branch | 501 Castro St, SF
FREE
The 28-foot lighted, decorated community Holiday Tree …

Silent Book Club: Book Lovers’ Monthly Reading | San Jose
Monday, November 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 ...

“Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask” Film Discussion | Berkeley
Monday, November 27 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive

Award-winning artist and filmmaker Julien returns to BAMPFA to present his film Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask, followed by a discussion with UC Berkeley professor Butler.

2017 Harvey Milk Vigil & Candlelit Walk | Castro
Monday, November 27 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Harvey Milk Plaza
2017 Harvey Milk Vigil & Candlelit Walk | Castro

Come along on a special Memorial Walk to honor the memories of supervisor Harvey Milk at the 39th Annual Vigil & Night of Remembrance.
2017 A Vigil for Harvey
November 27, 2017 | 7-8:30 pm
Harvey Milk Plaza, Castro & Market Streets, SF
FREE
There will be a short speaking program from legacy club members …

Advanced Industrial Democracies on Welfare & Capitalism | Corte Madera
Monday, November 27 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Corte Madera Library
Advanced Industrial Democracies on Welfare & Capitalism | Corte Madera

You all hear words like “capitalism” and “welfare” thrown around, but what do they really mean? Come explore the different varieties of capitalism and welfare in modern Europe and the United States, form a better understanding of other parts of the world, and become a more informed citizen.