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Johnny is a self-described cheap-aholic who hunts down the free-er side of San Francisco. He loves street fairs, free concerts in the park, and anywhere that offers free food. Johnny has been featured on KQED's Forum, CBS's Eye on the Bay and is a contributor to the San Francisco Bay Guardian, KFOG and KGO 810 AM. Johnny is the founder of FunCheapSF.com

Thursday, May 19

Win Tix: Take a Swing on SF’s Only Flying Trapeze (90-Minute Class) Take a Swing on SF's Only Flying Trapeze (90-Minute Class)Enter to Win

Ready to fly? Try something new and enter to win a free 90-minute Flying Trapeze class for you and a friend at San Francisco’s Circus Center.
Perfect for beginners, highly-trained instructors will take you through “ground school,” teach you all the basics and then get you …

“Songs for Ukraine” Free Outdoor Concert w/ Kitka (Yerba Buena Gardens)
Thursday, May 19 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
"Songs for Ukraine" Free Outdoor Concert w/ Kitka (Yerba Buena Gardens)

The women in Kitka are fearless sonic explorers, and you can hear their intrepid spirit in the lush, haunting harmonies, intricate ornamentation, angular rhythms and powerful resonance in every song they share. For over four decades this beloved Oakland-based ensemble has developed a vast, breathtaking …

Muriel Leff “Jazz Mobile” Thursdays in the Park (SF)
Thursday, May 19 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 420 7th Avenue, San Francisco, California, 94118, United States
Muriel Leff "Jazz Mobile" Thursdays in the Park (SF)
“Star Trek Thursdays” Classic ’60s Episodes + Outer Space Cocktails (Oakland)
Thursday, May 19 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Kon Tiki Room
"Star Trek Thursdays" Classic '60s Episodes + Outer Space Cocktails (Oakland)

Every Thursday The Kon Tiki Room in downtown Oakland is projecting original episodes of Star Trek and features a themed cocktail menu.

SF’s Free Cuban Outdoor Dance Party (Yerba Buena Gardens Festival)
Thursday, May 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
SF's Free Cuban Outdoor Dance Party (Yerba Buena Gardens Festival)

A protégé of Cuban conga legend Luis “Changuito” Quintana, Havana-born Carlitos Medrano has played an important role on the Bay Area’s Latin music scene over the past decade. After several years as a sought-after sideman, he decided to launch Sabor De Mi Cuba, a band …

16th & Mission Open Mic (w/out a mic)
Thursday, May 19 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Absolutely free for all!
| San Francisco
16th & Mission Open Mic (w/out a mic)

Friday, May 20

Free Telescope Viewings + Outdoor Star Party at Chabot (Oakland)
Friday, May 20 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, weather permitting.
| 10000 Skyline Blvd. Oakland, CA 94619
Free Telescope Viewings + Outdoor Star Party at Chabot (Oakland)
Friday Karaoke with KJ Lee at Bar Fluxus (Downtown SF)
Friday, May 20 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Friday Karaoke with KJ Lee at Bar Fluxus (Downtown SF)

Saturday, May 21

Bayview’s “Sankofa” Outdoor Makers Market (SF)
Saturday, May 21 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Hunters Point Blvd.
Bayview's "Sankofa" Outdoor Makers Market (SF)
SF’s Filipina Music Fest in the Gardens (Yerba Buena Gardens Festival)
Saturday, May 21 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
SF's Filipina Music Fest in the Gardens (Yerba Buena Gardens Festival)

SOMA Pilipinas Community Engagement begins at 12:30pm.
CAAMFest presents a dynamic music showcase featuring fresh contemporary voices in the Asian American landscape to celebrate the festival’s 40th anniversary. CAAMFest40 Directions in Sound: Pinays on the Rise spotlights the SOMA Pilipinas Cultural District featuring emerging Pinay artists. …