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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.

Tuesday, April 15

Free Curly Fries on Tax Day 2014 | Arby’s
Tuesday, April 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Coupon required for freebies
| Arby's (South San Francisco)
Free Curly Fries on Tax Day 2014 | Arby's

On Tax Day 2014 (April 15), you can get a free order of snack-sized curly fries, because taxes are difficult, and Curly Fries are curly and not difficult.
Free, but a coupon is required.
Where the hell is there an Arby’s?
There’s sadly no more Arby’s locations in SF, but there …

Wednesday, April 16

Fauxchella: Indie Folk Concert: Waxahatchee | UC Berkeley
Wednesday, April 16 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | UC Berkeley - Sproul Plaza
Fauxchella: Indie Folk Concert: Waxahatchee | UC Berkeley

Waxahatchee will be performing in between appearances at Coachella on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 on Upper Sproul.
Waxahatchee is the solo project of indie-folk southern gem Katie Crutchfield. Crutchfield’s 2013 album Cerulean Salt launched Crutchfield from indie folk obscurity into the spotlight, earning Waxahatchee’s second LP a place …

Harry Potter Trivia Night: Costume Contest & Win Theme Park Tix | Berkeley
Wednesday, April 16 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pappy's
Harry Potter Trivia Night: Costume Contest & Win Theme Park Tix | Berkeley

If you know your horcrux from your muggle, know whose patronus is whose, then come on down and test your Harry Potter knowledge for a Harry Potter Trivia Night from 6-8 pm at Pappy’s Bar & Grill on Telegraph.
Come out and show off your knowledge of …

Thursday, April 17

“Live at the Landmark” Jack Daniels Free Concert: St. Lucia | City Hall
Thursday, April 17 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required via sweepstakes
| San Francisco City Hall

Jack Daniels is taking over “landmarks” all over the country and throwing free concerts.
In San Francisco, they’re bringing NYC-based faux new wavers St. Lucia to San Francisco City Hall for an exclusive free concert.
Each guest will receive two complimentary drink tickets – we’re assuming for …

Friday, April 18

UK’s The 1975 Acoustic Indie Performance | Rasputin SF
Friday, April 18 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Rasputin San Francisco
UK's The 1975 Acoustic Indie Performance | Rasputin SF

The 1975 will be performing at Rasputin in Union Square. Purchase their Self Titled album and get a wristband to meet the band.
The 1975 are an English alternative/indie rock band. Their “mellow”, stripped down style was praised for its lack of “attention-grabbing production theatrics” – …

Sunday, April 20

2014 Sisters’ Easter Celebration w/ Hunky Jesus Contest | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, April 20 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*In case of bad weather, visit thesisters.org for location updates
| Hellman Hollow
2014 Sisters' Easter Celebration w/ Hunky Jesus Contest | Golden Gate Park

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, the kabuki-inspired cross-dressing nuns-of-fun, host their 35th Easter Sunday in the Park on April 20, 2014 at Hellman Hollow in Golden Gate Park.
There’s a family-friendly Children’s Easter celebration at 10 am, but the real fun follows after the kids head …

Friday, April 25

Hip Hop Concert w/ Pep Love of Hieroglyphics | Berkeley
Friday, April 25 – 6:30 pm | | Berkeley Public Library (South Branch)
Hip Hop Concert w/ Pep Love of Hieroglyphics | Berkeley

Enjoy a free positive hip-hop performance by Pep Love of the Hieroglyphics. This legendary Bay Area musical act will be joined by a DJ spinning and mixing tracks. Refreshments will be provided. This event is open to all ages with a special welcome to teens …

Saturday, May 3

“Critical Hit” Comedy Show, Free Pizza & Free Candy | Oakland
Saturday, May 3 – 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. All this ...

Wednesday, May 7

Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, May 7 – 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 ...

Sunday, May 11

Exploratorium Free Day: Mother’s Day 2014 | SF
Sunday, May 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Exploratorium
Exploratorium Free Day: Mother's Day 2014 | SF

The Exploratorium will celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 11, 2014 by offering free admission to all visitors (not just for Mothers).

Sunday, May 25

San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade 2014
Sunday, May 25 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE | 24th & Bryant
San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade 2014

On Sunday, May 25th, the 2014 San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade kickoffs at 9:30 am at the corner of 24th and Bryant Streets, where it will proceed west to Mission Street. From there, the parade heads north on Mission Street down to 17th Street, where …

Sunday, June 1

California Academy of Sciences | Free Admission Day
Sunday, June 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences | Free Admission Day

The California Academy of Sciences is a world-class scientific and cultural institution in Golden Gate Park, a 400,000 square foot structure that houses an aquarium, a planetarium a natural history museum and a four-story rainforest all under a living roof. The Academy hosts four free ...

Wednesday, June 4

Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, June 4 – 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, June 7

Cultivate Festival 2014: Live Music, Chef Demos & Free Samples | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, June 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but food and beer is for purchase
| Hellman Hollow
Cultivate Festival 2014: Live Music, Chef Demos & Free Samples | Golden Gate Park

Like live music and (somewhat) affordable food? Then join 15,000+ in Golden Gate Park for a free one-day food, music and beer festival with cooking demonstrations by celebrity chefs, live music, local food artisans, regional beer and wines, and a special Chipotle festival menu.
The 2014 musical …

“Critical Hit” Comedy Show, Free Pizza & Free Candy | Oakland
Saturday, June 7 – 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. All this ...

Monday, June 30

Final Day: Free Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream Scoop w/ Virgin America | SF
Monday, June 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Must present a Virgin America boarding pass for free ice cream.
| Humphry Slocombe (Mission)
Final Day: Free Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream Scoop w/ Virgin America | SF

Flying Virgin America? Save that boarding pass and get yourself a free scoop of Humphry Slocombe’s ice cream at either of the outlet’s two San Francisco locations in the Ferry Building or in the Mission between March 4 and June 30, 2014. Just present your Virgin ...

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.