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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!

Friday, January 17

2020 Concord Comfort Food Restaurant Week | Jan 17-26
Friday, January 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over Concord
2020 Concord Comfort Food Restaurant Week | Jan 17-26

Concord is excited to present the 3rd Annual Comfort Food Week, January 17-26, 2020. With 30+ participating restaurants, this event brings the unbridled joy of eating to the city. Comfort Food Week highlights talented chefs, new restaurants, local favorites, new dishes, and promotes the diverse ...

Sea Lions’ 30th Anniversary at Pier 39: Guided Tours | Jan. 17-20
Friday, January 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
Sea Lions' 30th Anniversary at Pier 39: Guided Tours | Jan. 17-20

Join PIER 39 to celebrate these playful mammals with a painted sea lion statue exhibition, Sea Lion Discovery Walks, special discounts and more from January 17-20. 30th Sea Lions’ Arrival Anniversary January 17-20, 2020 | 10 am to 9 pm Pier 39, San Francisco FREE ...

Friday Nights at OMCA Returns for 2020: Night Market & DJs | Oakland
Friday Nights at OMCA Returns for 2020: Night Market & DJs | Oakland

Get your Oakland groove on at Friday Nights @ OMCA – a weekly free outdoor experience with food trucks and music. This is a great community gathering that is most vibrant during March-November when the garden and terraces are open as well as during certain ...Every Friday

Tiny Garage Concert Night | Emeryville
Friday, January 17 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*$5 Suggested Donation
| Boonation Custom Cycles
Tiny Garage Concert Night | Emeryville

Boonation Custom Cycles hosts a monthly Tiny Garage Concert Series. This is a community event, catered towards lovers of neighborhood fun. Tiny Garage Concerts Every 3rd Friday | 7 pm to 10 pm Boonation Custom Cycles, 5656 Genoa St, Emeryville FREE with a $5 suggested ...Monthly

San Jose Bike Party
Friday, January 17 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret San Jose Location
San Jose Bike Party

San Jose Bike Party is a place to ride bikes, make friends, and have a good time every third Friday of each month at 8 pm. San Jose is the largest city in Northern California, but they are hidden in the suburban sprawl. It’s time ...Monthly

Fandango Jarocho: Son Jarocho Jam Session | Berkeley
Friday, January 17 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations welcome
| La Peña Cultural Center
Fandango Jarocho: Son Jarocho Jam Session | Berkeley

Enjoy a lively evening of music, dancing, and zapateado– bring your dance shoes and instruments, or just come and enjoy the music and dance. Son Jarocho is a lively traditional art form from the southern Mexican state of Veracruz that sits on the coast of the ...Monthly

“Comedy Soup”: Music, Comedy, Free Wine & Popcorn | Oakland
"Comedy Soup": Music, Comedy, Free Wine & Popcorn | Oakland

1/17 Lineup: Andrew Orolfo (Late Late Show W/James Corden, Clusterfest, SF Sketchfest) Stephen Furey (The Comedy Store, SF Sketchfest, E’s Dating No Filter) Kala Keller (Cobbs, Punchline) James Mwaura (SF Sketchfest, Cobbs, Punchline, The Premise) Frankie Marcos (SF Sketchfest, SJ Improv, Cobbs, Punchline, Laughs Unlimited) Music: Singer-Songwriter Dylan Medlock Every Friday

HellaRnB Night (Beyoncé, Rihanna, TLC, Prince & More) | SF
Friday, January 17 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP before 10:30pm; $5 after
| Bar Fluxus
HellaRnB Night (Beyoncé, Rihanna, TLC, Prince & More) | SF

Come to an amazing downtown art bar, Bar Fluxus to enjoy some classic RnB tunes with DJ BeatsMe. Hear some classic throwbacks from Ginuwine, TLC, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Prince, Usher, Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys, Frank Ocean, Brandy, Missy and Aaliyah and more. HellaRnB Night (Beyoncé, Rihanna, ...Every Friday

San Francisco Winter Comedy Festival | Jan. 17-18
Friday, January 17 – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required, otherwise $10 at the door
| Neck of The Woods
San Francisco Winter Comedy Festival | Jan. 17-18

HellaFunny and Funcheap are taking over the Neck of the Woods and turning it into a secret pop-up comedy club for one weekend. Come enjoy some big laughs with some of SF’s best comedians. Comedians from this show have been seen on NBC, ABC, Viceland, ...

Saturday, January 18

Final Weekend of 2020: Free Union Square Ice Skating Lessons | SF
Final Weekend of 2020: Free Union Square Ice Skating Lessons | SF

Don’t know how to skate? Kaiser Permanente is inviting beginner skaters to the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines to come learn from professional skate instructors every weekend. Lessons are free (including skate rental) to those who sign up in ...Every Saturday

Nature Hike with the Family | San Carlos
Saturday, January 18 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Pulgas Ridge Preserve
Nature Hike with the Family | San Carlos
Enjoy a great morning walking with the family in this lovely San Carlos nature spot. Local hiker Tom Davids will explain local history of the preserve. Some interesting links are: San Carlos Trails Specific Information about Pulgas Ridge
Free de Young Museum Day for Bay Area Residents | Every Saturday
Free de Young Museum Day for Bay Area Residents | Every Saturday

, the de Young offers free general admission to the permanent galleries to Bay Area residents. Please note that admission to any special exhibits is not included nor discounted and will require the full admission price. Saturdays feature engaging art experiences for the entire family, ...Every Saturday

Free Legion of Honor Museum Day for Bay Area Residents | Every Saturday
Free Legion of Honor Museum Day for Bay Area Residents | Every Saturday

, the Legion of Honor offers free general admission to the permanent galleries to Bay Area residents. Please note that admission to any special exhibits is not included nor discounted and will require the full admission price. Saturdays feature engaging art experiences for the entire ...Every Saturday

2020 Chinese New Year Flower Fair | Jan 18-19
Saturday, January 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Chinatown
2020 Chinese New Year Flower Fair | Jan 18-19

Each year, the Chinese New Year Flower Fair takes place the weekend before the Lunar New Year holiday, so that families can enjoy the festive atmosphere and purchase fresh flowers, fruits, candies and brand new supplies for the home to begin the new lunar year. Delight ...

MLK Weekend San Francisco History Walks | 17 Free Tours
MLK Weekend San Francisco History Walks | 17 Free Tours

San Francisco City Guides offer free guided walking tours of many different neighborhoods in the city and will be offering a full slate of free tours on MLK weekend Saturday through Monday. Tour starting times range from 9:30 am to 2 pm and there are ...

Mission Science Workshop: Free Hands-on Science Saturday | SF
Saturday, January 18 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Donations are appreciated.
| Mission Science Workshop (Excelsior)
Mission Science Workshop: Free Hands-on Science Saturday | SF

Mission Science Workshop is a non-profit community science center that provides hands-on science activities for SF youth and families. Visit their monthly free Saturday open house program, where you can build toys and projects, hold snakes and lizards, and explore the collections of bones, fossils, ...Monthly

Free PresidiGo Shuttle | Downtown to Presidio
Saturday, January 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Main Post (Presidio)
Free PresidiGo Shuttle | Downtown to Presidio

The free PresidiGo Shuttle system welcomes park visitors, residents, and employees with fully accessible shuttles and bike racks. There are two PresidiGo Shuttle services, each with different policies and guidelines – Around the Park and Downtown. Downtown (Free on Weekends) The Downtown express route make stops ...Monthly

Women’s March & Rally Contra Costa 2020 | Walnut Creek
Saturday, January 18 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Walnut Creek Civic Park
Women's March & Rally Contra Costa 2020 | Walnut Creek
All Contra Costa residents are invited to join on January 19, 2019 for this non-partisan, peaceful, family-friendly gathering. At the rally at Civic Park in downtown Walnut Creek, you will hear from powerful speakers and demonstrate the commitment to equity, tolerance, human rights and justice for ...
Women’s March Oakland | 2020
Saturday, January 18 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Women's March Oakland | 2020
Women’s March Oakland 2020 has a single goal: getting all of us counted in 2020. At this nonpartisan, peaceful event on the Saturday before Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, they will mobilize to raise awareness, volunteer hours and funding to get a complete Census count ...
Exploring San Bruno Mountain’s Saddle and Bog Trails | Brisbane
Saturday, January 18 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Bruno Mountain
Exploring San Bruno Mountain's Saddle and Bog Trails | Brisbane
This field trip is a first-of-the-year winter staple so let’s start with an easy walk around the saddle and bog with East Bay and San Francisco views. The saddle features grasslands, monocultures of gorse, a eucalyptus forest, the headwaters of Colma Creek, and a rare ...