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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!

Thursday, April 18

Free Museum & Gallery Crawl: Yerba Buena Third Thursdays | SoMa
Free Museum & Gallery Crawl: Yerba Buena Third Thursdays | SoMa

Yerba Buena Third Thursdays is a monthly outing of art, performance, music, and drinks in the Yerba Buena neighborhood in the heart of downtown San Francisco, between 2nd and 5th Street, and Market and Harrison Street. Free, but an RSVP is recommended to save time ...Monthly

Free Spring Drive-In Movie Night | East Bay
Thursday, April 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Arrive early; the drive-in fills up quickly on free nights
| Solano 2 Drive In
Free Spring Drive-In Movie Night | East Bay

The West Wind Drive-in movie theaters in Concord and San Jose host a free drive-in movie night twice a year including a festival with live music and of course, best of all, free movies. Gates open at 6 pm. Films start at dusk. Arrive early. Free Drive-In Movie ...

Free Spring Drive-In Movie Night | San Jose
Thursday, April 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Arrive early; the drive-in fills up quickly on free nights
| Capitol 6 Drive-In (San Jose)
Free Spring Drive-In Movie Night | San Jose

The West Wind Drive-in movie theaters in Concord and San Jose host a free drive-in movie night twice a year including a festival with live music and of course, best of all, free movies. Gates open at 6 pm. Films start at dusk. Arrive early. Free Drive-In Movie ...

Rising Writer: The Boatbuilder Author In Conversation | SF
Thursday, April 18 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| Mechanics' Institute
Rising Writer: The Boatbuilder Author In Conversation | SF
The Rising Writers Series is a forum for the Bay Area’s emerging authors to discuss the cultural issues that matter to them. By presenting conversations between writers on the rise, their peers or mentors, we give authors a stage to celebrate their work and examine ...
10th Annual Poetry Reading | San Jose
Thursday, April 18 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free before 5 pm. Otherwise $5. Free to members and Content subscribers.
| San Jose Museum of Art
10th Annual Poetry Reading | San Jose
Every spring, SJMA and Poetry Center San José invite Bay Area poets to create new work inspired by the art on view at the Museum. On this special evening, hear them read their poems amidst the art in the galleries. 10th Annual Poetry Reading Thursday, April 18, 2019 ...
Book Discussion on Hearing Digital Audio w/ Damon Krukowski | City Lights Books
Thursday, April 18 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | City Lights Books
Book Discussion on Hearing Digital Audio w/ Damon Krukowski | City Lights Books
A writer-musician examines how the switch from analog to digital audio is changing our perceptions of time, space, love, money, and power. Our voices carry farther than ever before, thanks to digital media. But how are they being heard? In this book, Damon Krukowski examines how ...
Free Monthly Outdoor Movie Night: Third Thursdays | Oakland
Thursday, April 18 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*FREE with RSVP or $6 at the door
| Forage Kitchen
Free Monthly Outdoor Movie Night: Third Thursdays | Oakland

Hang out under the stars, watch a movie, have a drink, and eat some snacks. You can’t ask for much more on a weeknight. Third Thursdays Outdoor Movie Nights Every 3rd Thursday | 7 to 10:30 pm Forage Kitchen, 478 25th St., Oakland FREE with ...Monthly

Softcore Comedy w/ Pizza & Craft Beer | Mission Dist.
Thursday, April 18 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*$5 suggested donation
| Beer Nerds
Softcore Comedy w/ Pizza & Craft Beer | Mission Dist.
Thursday April 18th, we return to the back room Beer Nerds in the mission for another great night of stand up comedy. Come grab some pizza and craft beer and watch some of the funniest comics in the bay area and beyond! Lineup: Jeremy Talamantes Sureni Weerasekera Ronn Vigh Ivy ...
“Tindervention” Stand Up Comedy & Tinder Horror Stories | Cobbs
Thursday, April 18 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP. $17 without RSVP
| Cobb's Comedy Club
"Tindervention" Stand Up Comedy & Tinder Horror Stories | Cobbs

Everyone has been on a Tinder or Bumble Date and by the end of the date thought “I Should’ve Swiped Left!” Come to Tindervention to hear some of the funniest Tinder Horror Stories and some Bumble Crumble tales from SF’s Top Comedians. Not to mention ...

Haight Ashbury Comedy Night | Milk Bar
Thursday, April 18 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Use promo code HELLAFUNNY for free tickets. Otherwise, it's $15.
| Milk Bar
Haight Ashbury Comedy Night | Milk Bar

Come out to Haight Ashbury Comedy Night at Milk Bar located in the heart of the Upper Haight to see some of SF’s best rising comedic talent. The lineup changes every week, but expect to see comics that have performed at Cobbs, SF Sketchfest, the ...Every Thursday

All Out 70s DJ Alabaster’s Record Collection | Oakland
Thursday, April 18 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Amplifier
All Out 70s DJ Alabaster's Record Collection | Oakland
Join DJ Alabaster on Thursday, April 18, from 8pm-midnight at The Amplifier for Alabaster’s Record Collection – All Out ’70s Edition! Hear your favorite rock and new wave throwbacks on vinyl while sipping some carefully crafted themed cocktails in Oakland’s hottest new bar! No cover ...
Radio Veloso: Free Live Funk & Jazz Night | Madrone Art Bar
Thursday, April 18 – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Madrone Art Bar
Radio Veloso: Free Live Funk & Jazz Night | Madrone Art Bar
Come to the Radio Veloso Springtime Residency at Madrone Art Bar featuring instrumental funk and jazz from the SF based quartet Radio Veloso, no cover charge.

Friday, April 19

Volunteer to Plant 50 Trees: Friends of the Urban Forest | SF
Friday, April 19 – 7:00 am | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
Volunteer to Plant 50 Trees: Friends of the Urban Forest | SF
Join the Friends of the Urban Forest team to help prepare for planting over 50 trees in Excelsior! Help us unload trees from trucks to the trees’ storage location on Friday morning for the planting on Saturday. We will be moving more than 50 trees, ...
Photo Book Launch & Art Show: Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence | SF
Friday, April 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Spark Arts
Photo Book Launch & Art Show: Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence | SF

Looking to have more fun than one should have on a Friday night? Head out to Spark Arts in the Castro, on Friday April 19th, starting at 7 p.m. for an evening of conversation, cocktails, photo exhibit and book launch party, with local author Heather ...

Beautiful Lands End Labyrinth Photowalk & Photography Tips | SF
Friday, April 19 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but please RSVP
| Lands End (Pt. Lobos)
Beautiful Lands End Labyrinth Photowalk & Photography Tips | SF
Calling all photography lovers, observe Golden Gate National Parks through a new lens. Enjoy a two-hour photowalk led by expert National Park Service Photographer, Kirke Wrench. Take a moderate walk along the Coastal Trail to the Lands End Labyrinth, and learn photo techniques along the way. Please ...
Tony’s Chocolonely Experiential Chocotruck Tour | SF
Friday, April 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free and open to the public
| Rainbow Grocery
Tony's Chocolonely Experiential Chocotruck Tour | SF

Tony’s Chocolonely, the Amsterdam-based chocolate company, is hitting the road for Tony’s first-ever Chocotruck Tour across the US. On April 19th and the 20th, they will be in San Francisco to share their chocolate and mission for 100% slave free chocolate worldwide. The Chocotruck is ...

Bike & Roll to School Week | Final Day
Friday, April 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bicycle Coalition
Bike & Roll to School Week | Final Day

The annual celebration of fun, healthy ways to commute to school across our city is held every April. Bike & Roll to School Week welcomes anyone and everyone with wheels. It’s time to get out your bicycles, skateboards, wheelchairs, rollerskates and strollers. Any San Francisco ...

“Block Fest” Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF
Friday, April 19 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| CounterPULSE
"Block Fest" Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF

Every first and third Friday of the month, locally sourced Artist Activators offer up free art making. Block Fest animates and celebrates the unit block of Turk Street with free arts activities, cultural offerings, community information, and discussion for the local residents, workers, and visitors. From ...Monthly

Free Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa
Friday, April 19 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but space is limited so an RSVP is requested.
| Sightglass Coffee
Free Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa

, join Sightglass Coffee at their 7th Street training lab for good conversation, tasty coffees, and warm fuzzy feelings. Sightglass Coffee Cupping Every Friday | 3 pm Sightglass Coffee, 270 7th Street, SF FREE, but an RSVP is required Cupping is a powerful tool for evaluating coffees ...Every Friday

Mr. Rogers’ Neighboorhood Watch Party | SSF
Friday, April 19 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | South San Francisco Main Library
Mr. Rogers’ Neighboorhood Watch Party | SSF

In celebration of Fred Rogers’ birthday and legacy, South San Francisco Public Library will be hosting a four-part series viewing party, starting in March. Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood held an incredible impact on children, imparting the value of solidarity and empathy within communities everywhere. Following each ...