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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!

Monday, February 24

Noise Pop 2020 Music & Art Festival | Feb. 24 – March 1
Noise Pop 2020 Music & Art Festival | Feb. 24 - March 1

The Noise Pop Festival is San Francisco’s (and Funcheap’s) favorite indie music and art festival. Now in its 28th year, Noise Pop has brought early exposure to many emerging artists in the Bay Area and beyond, many of whom have gone on to widespread acclaim ...

Dash Robot Races: Race & Win Prizes | South SF
Monday, February 24 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | South San Francisco Main Library
Dash Robot Races: Race & Win Prizes | South SF
Enjoy another round of competitive fun with Dash Robot Races at South San Francisco Main Library ‪on Monday, February 24 at 4 p.m.‬ If you’d like a chance to win a special prize, come and participate. See you at the races. (Recommended for ages 6-13)

Silent Book Club: Book Lovers’ Monthly Reading | San Jose
Monday, February 24 – 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 ...Monthly

Free Queer Bowling Night w/ Drag Queen Persia | Mission Dist.
Free Queer Bowling Night w/ Drag Queen Persia | Mission Dist.

Join us on Monday for Queer Bowling with a special appearance by Persia. Bowl to music from resident Queer Bowling DJs Siobhan Aluvalot & Gossip Cat as we raise money for Drag Queen Story Hour, an important program that celebrates diversity and captures the imagination and ...Monthly

Noise Pop Festival: “Lights & Music” Photo Show | SF
Monday, February 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Hotel Biron
Noise Pop Festival: "Lights & Music" Photo Show | SF
The Noise Pop photographers are warriors of the lens, and spend countless hours awash in Lights and Music. We invite you to enjoy the images in this years’ show. Drop in to celebrate with us. “Lights and Music”, and all of the delicious wines at ...
The Free TV Studio Experience | Palo Alto
Monday, February 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free for all ages.
| Midpen Media Center
The Free TV Studio Experience | Palo Alto
Want to try being a crew-member in a professionally equipped television studio? Ideas for making your own show or film? Want to help others make TV or videos? The Studio Experience is your ticket. Sign up and show up, and you can expect to have ...
Free Standup Comedy Night & Pop Up Food | Oakland
Monday, February 24 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but sliding scale donations are requested.
| Starline Social Club
Free Standup Comedy Night & Pop Up Food | Oakland

2/24 Lineup: Whitney Chitwood (Laugh Factory Chicago) Luke Schwartz (Comedy Central’s The Ringers) Carly Ballerini (SF Sketchfest) Victor Pacheco (San Jose Improv) Jeff Dean (Big Mood Comedy) Every Monday

Monday Night Comedy w/ Free Cake | Blondies
Monday, February 24 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Blondie's Bar & No Grill
Monday Night Comedy w/ Free Cake | Blondies

More Fun at Blondie’s celebrates the best comedians in the Bay every 4th Monday of the month with a free comedy show and free cake.  Monthly

North Beach Comedy Night | SF
Monday, February 24 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Tope Lounge
North Beach Comedy Night | SF

Come out to North Beach for a great night of cocktails and laughter. , The HellaFunny Comedy Collective will hand-select six of San Francisco’s Best Comedians to rock the mic. Free with RSVP – Otherwise $10 at the Door Comedians performing at this show ...Every Monday

Laughgasm: Monday Comedy at the Rite Spot | SF
Monday, February 24 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Rite Spot
Laughgasm: Monday Comedy at the Rite Spot | SF

Comedian Andrew Holmgren (SF Weekly 2014 Best comedian) of Sylvan Productions (SF Weekly 2013 best comedy troupe) hosts an evening of some of his favorite comics whose comedy is sure to leave you satisfied and sore. The show takes place on every 4th Monday of ...Monthly

Tuesday, February 25

IHOP Free Pancake Day | 2020
IHOP Free Pancake Day | 2020
IHOP will serve millions of free Original Buttermilk Pancakes during its National Pancake Day Celebration on Tuesday, February 25, 2020. More than 1,500 IHOP restaurants across the country will invite guests to enjoy a complimentary short stack of IHOP’s signature delicious buttermilk pancakes from 7 am to ...
Community Free Days at Seymour Marine Discovery Center | Santa Cruz
Tuesday, February 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Seymour Marine Discovery Center
Community Free Days at Seymour Marine Discovery Center | Santa Cruz

Seymour Marine Discovery Center is an interactive marine science museum and aquarium with hands-on exhibits and a touch pool, located on the UC Santa Cruz campus. They open their doors to for several Community Free Days several times a year. Powered by the Long Marine ...

2020 SF Middle School Science Fair Public Viewing | First Day
Tuesday, February 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Randall Museum
2020 SF Middle School Science Fair Public Viewing | First Day

The Randall Museum once again hosts the 37th Annual San Francisco Middle School Science Fair. The projects will be on view for the public from February 25 – March 6, 2020. All public and private San Francisco middle school students (grades 6 to 8) are invited ...

SF Energy Fair: Free Interactive Workshops, Demos & Exhibits | SF
Tuesday, February 25 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Registration Required
| San Francisco County Fair Building
SF Energy Fair: Free Interactive Workshops, Demos & Exhibits | SF
Join the City of San Francisco for the FREE SF Energy Fair to learn how you can benefit and make your home healthier, safer, and more resilient while saving money. Interact with experts in renewable energy, energy-efficiency, and electrification. The fair includes speaker sessions, live ...
2020 Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Block Party & Free Blues Concert | Fillmore Dist.
Tuesday, February 25 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| The Fillmore Heritage Center
2020 Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Block Party & Free Blues Concert | Fillmore Dist.
Fillmore Street comes alive with a neighborhood-wide Mardi Gras party during the annual Fat Tuesday in the Fillmore with a free blues concert. Fat Tuesday in the Fillmore Tuesday, Feb 25, 2020 | 5:00 pm Fillmore Jazz Heritage Center 1330 Fillmore Street (Free Blues Concert) FREE, but an RSVP is required Celebrating Fat ...
Noise Pop Happy Hour w/ Pity Party | SF
Tuesday, February 25 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required
| Bender's Bar & Grill
Noise Pop Happy Hour w/ Pity Party | SF
DoTheBay & San Franpsycho Present Noise Pop Festival 2020 Happy Hour with live music from Pity Party, Sore Thumb & hit me, Harold. • Pity Party • PITY PARTY is an emo pop-punk band from Oakland, CA. Characterized by their frenzied, unforgettable live shows and their fierce ...
Free Tix: Union Square Mardi Crawl | SF
Tuesday, February 25 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*FREE to RSVP in advance or $20 at the door
| Fifth Arrow
Free Tix: Union Square Mardi Crawl | SF
Celebrate Mardi Gras, gather your friends and crawl from bar to bar. Experience a night of good vibes and hospitality on the rocks. We’re bringing the fun of Bourbon Street to Union Square, San Francisco. HOW IT WORKS: Get Free Tickets – FREE to RSVP in advance ...
Free Mardi Gras Parade & Concert + NOLA Food & Drink Specials | SF
Tuesday, February 25 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission. Food and drink for purchase.
| Curio
Free Mardi Gras Parade & Concert + NOLA Food & Drink Specials | SF
Fat Tuesday @ Curio! The party starts early with a 5:30pm Second Line around Valencia Street, then heats up with live music in Curio (NO COVER!) by Howard Wiley and the Brass Experience. They’ll play multiple sets of energetic music. Grab some Mardi Gras beads, ...
Immersive Design Week: Digital Mural Workshop w/ Mel Waters | SF
Tuesday, February 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Some events are free, while some are ticketed.
| Apple Store Union Square
Immersive Design Week: Digital Mural Workshop w/ Mel Waters | SF
Born and raised in San Francisco, muralist and tattoo artist Mel Waters shares the inspiration behind some of his most celebrated works in the city. From cartoons to hip hop and 90s graffiti art, Waters will demonstrate how diverse influences have shaped his aesthetic and approach ...
20+ Free Mardi Gras Parties in the Mission in One Night | 2020
Tuesday, February 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Mission District
20+ Free Mardi Gras Parties in the Mission in One Night | 2020
Come meet your neighbors and make new friends at the 2020 Carnaval San Francisco Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday Party happening at 20 venues in the Mission District. There will be live samba drummers and dancers winding their way through the party, and lively salsa, soca, cumbia, and ...