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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, January 25

Free Telemedicine Appointments: Classical Chinese Medicine
Monday, January 25 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*free for new patients
| Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences
Free Telemedicine Appointments: Classical Chinese Medicine
The Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences is now offering telemedicine. Try it out for free! Telemedicine appointments may last 60-90 minutes. During that time, we will listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and look at your tongue to make a Chinese medicine diagnosis. ...
“Words in the Wild” Zoom Storytime
Monday, January 25 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE
"Words in the Wild" Zoom Storytime
Are your kids feeling antsy? Please join us on Zoom for movement and storytime led by yoga teacher Angela Madonia Skinner. Words in the Wild brings high quality children’s literature, music, movement, and laughter to your home. No parent participation required. Just log in and ...

Virtual Book Talk Event “At the Edge of the Haight” w/ Green Apple Books
Monday, January 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Virtual Book Talk Event "At the Edge of the Haight" w/ Green Apple Books
Join us on Monday, January 25th at 6pm PT when Katherine Seligman discusses her debut novel, At the Edge of the Haight, with Vanessa Hua on Zoom! *In partnership with the Homeless Youth Alliance. Green Apple will donate 10% of each copy of At the Edge ...
The Marsh’s Zoom Storytelling Night: 4 Performers Every Monday
The Marsh's Zoom Storytelling Night: 4 Performers Every Monday

As many of you know, The Marsh has postponed all in-person shows until further notice, but that won’t stop Monday Night Marsh from continuing to bring you the unique stories we all love. Monday Night MarshStream is our new Monday Night Marsh with a few ...Every Monday

Free Virtual Starline Comedy | Oakland
Monday, January 25 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but sliding scale donations are requested.
| Starline Social Club
Free Virtual Starline Comedy | Oakland

In response to the current health crisis, the “Free Standup Comedy Night & Pop Up Food ‘ will be presented virtually until further notice. Comedians Irene Tu and Andrew Orolfo bring you the best local and nationally touring stand-up comedians to Starline Social Club’s intimate ...Every Monday

Tuesday, January 26

She+ Geeks Out: January Virtual Geek Out
Tuesday, January 26 – 5:15 pm | Cost: FREE
She+ Geeks Out: January Virtual Geek Out
3 womxn speaking for 10 mins + raffle prizes + networking = FUN! About this Event Please join us for a special night of networking and learning with the lovely folx at HqO. Agenda 5:15pm-5:45pm: Networking! We’ll have table topics for people to virtually join, up to six to ...
Land & People: A Conversation w/ Dolores Huerta & Luis Valdez
Tuesday, January 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free for everyone
Land & People: A Conversation w/ Dolores Huerta & Luis Valdez
Join Peninsula Open Space Trust and our partners the Dolores Huerta Foundation, Puente and Latino Outdoors in welcoming American civil rights leader and United Farmworkers cofounder Dolores Huerta for a conversation with founder of El Teatro Campesino and renowned American playwright Luis Valdez. In this special ...
Shamanic Tools for Reclaiming Wholeness in a Culture of Trauma
Tuesday, January 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*$15 - Suggested Donation
Join author and shamanic healer Langston Kahn for a deep conversation exploring how we can address the root of past trauma and heartbreak to reclaim our personal and collective power. Langston shares insights from his latest book Deep Liberation, which bridges the shamanic world of ...

Wednesday, January 27

Free Admission Hour “Japanese Tea Garden” at GG Park
Free Admission Hour "Japanese Tea Garden" at GG Park

Still Open / SHELTER IN PLACE UPDATE: 12/7/20 –  Outdoor gardens are specifically allowed and exempt from closures in the Shelter-in-Place order from December 6 to January 4. “Outdoor botanical gardens and historic sites may remain open” – We confirmed with the SF’s parks department ...Every Wednesday

Exploratorium’s “Storytime Science for Kids Online” The Sound Episode
Wednesday, January 27 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Virtual Event
Exploratorium's "Storytime Science for Kids Online" The Sound Episode
Join us for Storytime Science-a storybook read-aloud, followed by a simple activity geared toward young children. This January, the Exploratorium’s own Vivian Altmann reads Oscar and the Bat: A Book About Sound, written and illustrated by Geoff Waring. What’s that sound? Oscar can hear it, but ...
“Frozen Obsession” Online Film Screening and Panel
Wednesday, January 27 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE
"Frozen Obsession" Online Film Screening and Panel
Nowhere are the consequences of a warming climate more pronounced and observable than in the polar regions of our planet. Frozen Obsession follows the 18-day, 2,000-mile Northwest Passage Project expedition through the extreme and stunningly beautiful Canadian Arctic Archipelago aboard the Swedish research icebreaker Oden, ...
Bold Conversations About Equity w/ Silicon Valley Education Foundation
Wednesday, January 27 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE
Bold Conversations About Equity w/ Silicon Valley Education Foundation
Join us for an evening of Courageous Conversations with a mini keynote and fireside chat with the renowned author and speaker, Glenn Singleton. We invite you to interact with fellow participants in small groups to share your wonderings and experiences.
How to Finance Your ADU for Homeowners in Napa & Sonoma Counties
Wednesday, January 27 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Zoom
How to Finance Your ADU for Homeowners in Napa & Sonoma Counties
Wednesday, January 27 | How to Finance Your ADU for Homeowners in Napa & Sonoma Counties (Register here!) We’ll be joined by local & state ADU financing experts including local lenders and folks who can help you with concrete information, tips, and advice to help make ...
Conversations About Landscape: Observing Landscapes-Mirrors of Time
Wednesday, January 27 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Conversations About Landscape: Observing Landscapes-Mirrors of Time
About the Series Land, People, Place While the coronavirus pandemic has kept many of us sequestered from one another, it has also allowed us time to experience our cities in a new way. A slower pace for many has opened up space to sit with and ...
Bay Area Food Allergy Families Connect
Wednesday, January 27 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Bay Area Food Allergy Families Connect
Join us for a special gathering of food allergy parents providing an opportunity to connect and find support within our community. Join food allergy parents from around the Bay Area for this virtual social event. We look forward to families sharing their personal food allergy journeys. ...

Thursday, January 28

Lunar New Year Storytelling and Art to Celebrate the Year of the Ox
Thursday, January 28 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Sliding Scale
| Asian Art Museum
Lunar New Year Storytelling and Art to Celebrate the Year of the Ox
Welcome the Year of the Ox with stories of animals and beasts and close looking at artworks from the museum collection.Welcome the Year of the Ox with stories of animals and beasts and close looking at artworks from the museum collection. Get Tickets Hear how the rat ...
Online Presentation: “Get Out of the Way for the Highway”
Thursday, January 28 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Registration required
| San Mateo County History Museum
Online Presentation: "Get Out of the Way for the Highway"
The San Mateo County Historical Association President Mitch Postel will present “Get Out of the Way for the Highway: How Highway Construction Changed the Landscape of Post-War San Mateo County,” on Thursday, January 28 at 3 p.m. Postel and the archival staff of the San ...
Exploratorium’s After Dark Online: “House Plants”
Thursday, January 28 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free online event: Join via YouTube or Facebook
| Online Event
Exploratorium's After Dark Online: "House Plants"
The popularity of houseplants has grown steadily since shelter-in-place began. Learn more about the science of tending your own, the wide diversity and origin of indoor greenery, and meet some fellow fans of photosynthesizers.
San Jose Museum of Art “Soundscaping” Virtual Sonic Experience
Thursday, January 28 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE
San Jose Museum of Art "Soundscaping" Virtual Sonic Experience
Enjoy performances alongside artworks at the Museum, featuring eclectic sounds from local music creators. Presented by The Come Up and San José Made. This year’s sonic experience features electric sounds from local music creators Joy Dawn Hackett, Julia Bozzo (aka Planttvibes), and William Corduroy. The Come Up ...
“Night of Ideas”: SF’s Festival of Arts & Ideas (2021)
Thursday, January 28 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required on Eventbrite to guarantee your spot
| San Francisco Main Public Library
“Night of Ideas”: SF’s Festival of Arts & Ideas (2021)
While gathering in person is out this year, the local event partners, Villa San Francisco, KQED, SFMOMA, San Francisco Public Library and California Humanities, are reuniting to produce a dynamic two-hour virtual showcase. For the 2021 Night of Ideas, keynote speakers and performers were asked to ...