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San FranFREEsco has joined up with FunCheap to help hunt down the most interesting free (and cheap) events in the Bay Area.

These events are hand-picked by Becca Bandit of San FranFREEsco, which shares with you all the best FREE or almost free events and happenings in the SF Bay Area including concerts, parties, open bars, free food, free events, art openings, free museum admission, fairs, festivals and more.

Thursday, August 28

Free Drive-In Movie Night | East Bay
Thursday, August 28 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but arrive early.
| Solano 2 Drive In
Free Drive-In Movie Night | East Bay

Grub on $1 nachos and see Double features showing at the Solano West Wind Drive-In in Concord on August 28, 2014:

Captain America: The Winter Soldier at 8:00 PM followed by Blended at 10:35 PM
How to Train Your Dragon 2 at 8:00 PM follwed by Maleficent …

Free Drive-In Movie Night | San Jose
Thursday, August 28 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but arrive early
| Capitol 6 Drive-In (San Jose)
Free Drive-In Movie Night | San Jose

Grub on $1 nachos and see double features showing at the West Wind Drive-In in San Jose on August 28, 2014:

Captain America: The Winter Soldier at 8:00 PM followed by Blended at 10:40 PM
Blended at 8:00 PM followed by Captain America: The Winter Soldier at …

Jack Daniels Rock Concert: Free Appetizers & Prizes | DNA Lounge
Thursday, August 28 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but RSVP to ensure your spot on the guest list
| DNA Lounge
Jack Daniels Rock Concert: Free Appetizers & Prizes | DNA Lounge

Come enjoy a fun, free night with Jack Daniels on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at DNA Lounge.
Free, but RSVP to ensure your spot on the guest list
Enjoy live music by local bands, free appetizers and drink samplers, tons of JD swag, and the chance to …

Michael Jackson Birthday Dance Party: Open Bar & “Thriller” | Mighty
Thursday, August 28 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*FREE before 11 pm w/ RSVP; otherwise it's $10
| Mighty
Michael Jackson Birthday Dance Party: Open Bar &

Celebrate Michael Jackson’s birthday at “Down with the King” at Mighty on August 28, 2014.
Down with the King
Thursday, August 28, 2014 – 8:00 pm to 2:00 am
Mighty | 119 Utah St., San Francisco, CA
FREE before 11 pm with RSVP; otherwise, it’s $10 after 11 pm or …

Monday, September 1

Hiero Day 2014: Hip Hop Music Fest & Block Party | Oakland
Monday, September 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required. Once free tickets are gone they may request donations.
| Linden Street Brewery
Hiero Day 2014: Hip Hop Music Fest & Block Party | Oakland

Rock out on your Labor Day hip-hop style during the 3rd annual Hiero Day by celebrating at The Hieroglyphics‘ Hip Hop Music Festival and Block Party in Downtown Oakland from 11 am to 6 pm on Monday, September 1, 2014.
The all day, all ages festival features a “Town Cup” Skateboard …

Wednesday, September 3

Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, September 3 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Capital One 360 Café
Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF

Join b.street waffles for their monthly Free Waffle Wednesday at the Capital One 360 Café in the Financial District and enjoy a complimentary waffle from 9-11 am, or while they last. These Belgian-style street waffles come in tasty flavors like TCHO chocolate, maple-bacon, salted caramel and many ...

Saturday, September 6

“Critical Hit” Comedy Show, Free Pizza & Free Candy | Oakland
Saturday, September 6 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | It's Your Move Game Store

The boys of Critical Hit bring stand-up comedy to Oakland’s It’s Your Move game store for monthly shows happening every first Saturday of the month. Enjoy some free pizza, free candy, and some free comedy from some of the Bay Area’s favorite comedians. Also, save ...

Tuesday, September 9

“The Macallan” Exclusive Scotch Whisky Tasting & Class | SF

One night could turn you into a scotch aficionado. Come to The Regency with your friends and colleagues to “Raise The Macallan” at a private single malt scotch whisky tasting and learn a little bit about what makes it one of the celebrated whiskies in the world. The ...

Wednesday, September 10

Single Malt Scotch Whisky Tasting & Class: The Macallan | SF
Single Malt Scotch Whisky Tasting & Class: The Macallan | SF

One night could turn you into a scotch aficionado. Come to The Regency with your friends and colleagues to “Raise The Macallan” at a private single malt scotch whisky tasting and learn a little bit about what makes it one of the celebrated whiskies in the world. The ...

Thursday, September 11

Chill Garage Pop Concert: GRMLN | Amoeba SF
Thursday, September 11 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
Chill Garage Pop Concert: GRMLN | Amoeba SF

The noise pop project of Yoodoo Park, GRMLN incorporates the sunny, easygoing feel of his Southern Californian upbringing with nostalgia for his Japanese roots (he was born in Kyoto and returns to Japan each summer).
GRMLN celebrates their second full-length release, Soon Away (out September 16th …

Friday, September 12

“The Macallan” Scotch Whisky Tasting & Class: Final Night | SF

One night could turn you into a scotch aficionado. Come to The Regency with your friends and colleagues to “Raise The Macallan” at a private single malt scotch whisky tasting and learn a little bit about what makes it one of the celebrated whiskies in the world. The ...

Sunday, September 14

California Academy of Sciences | Free Admission Day
Sunday, September 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE | California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences | Free Admission Day

Get free admission to the California Academy of Sciences during one of their quarterly free days.
The September 14, 2014 date is tentative so please check calacademy.org/visit/ prior to visiting to confirm.

Sunday, September 21

2014 Folsom Street Fair | SoMa
2014 Folsom Street Fair | SoMa

The 31st Annual Folsom Street Fair, a true only in San Francisco original, covers over 13 city blocks filled with 400,000 people in their most outrageous leather, rubber, and fetish attire enjoying the world’s largest leather fair.
2014 Folsom Street Fair
Sunday, September 21, 2014 | 11 am …

Saturday, September 27

Smithsonian’s 10th Annual Free Museum Day | 2014
Saturday, September 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Museum ticket required from http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/
| San Francisco Bay Area
Smithsonian's 10th Annual Free Museum Day | 2014

Smithsonian Magazine’s 10th annual Museum Day takes place Saturday, September 27, 2014 as participating museums and cultural institutions nationwide will open their doors free of charge to all visitors who register for free Museum Day tickets starting on August 1, 2014. San Francisco highlights include the de ...

Wednesday, October 1

Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, October 1 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Capital One 360 Café
Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF

Join b.street waffles for their monthly Free Waffle Wednesday at the Capital One 360 Café in the Financial District and enjoy a complimentary waffle from 9-11 am, or while they last. These Belgian-style street waffles come in tasty flavors like TCHO chocolate, maple-bacon, salted caramel and many ...

Friday, October 3

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2014 | Golden Gate Park
Friday, October 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2014 | Golden Gate Park

October 3rd through the 5th marks the 2014 rendition of one of the largest (and free-est) music festivals in the country: San Francisco’s own Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2014 Three days, six stages – over 750,000 attendees and 90+ bands - Friday-Sunday, October ...

Saturday, October 4

“Critical Hit” Comedy Show, Free Pizza & Free Candy | Oakland
Saturday, October 4 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | It's Your Move Game Store

The boys of Critical Hit bring stand-up comedy to Oakland’s It’s Your Move game store for monthly shows happening every first Saturday of the month. Enjoy some free pizza, free candy, and some free comedy from some of the Bay Area’s favorite comedians. Also, save ...

Sunday, October 12

Exploratorium Free Day: Founder’s Day 2014 | SF
Sunday, October 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Exploratorium
Exploratorium Free Day: Founder's Day 2014 | SF

The Exploratorium will celebrate their Founder’s Day on October 12, 2014 by offering free admission to the museum for all visitors.
This is the final free day for 2014.

Sunday, December 7

California Academy of Sciences | Free Admission Day
Sunday, December 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences | Free Admission Day

Get free admission to the California Academy of Sciences during one of their quarterly free days.
The December 7, 2014 date is tentative so please check calacademy.org/visit/ prior to visiting to confirm.