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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!

Saturday, November 16

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

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

2019 “Santa’s Village” Holiday Window Displays | Palo Alto
Saturday, November 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Shreve & Co. (Palo Alto)
2019 “Santa’s Village” Holiday Window Displays | Palo Alto

Jim Cardosa will again be doing Christmas windows for both Shreve & Co. locations. The theme for both is “A Fairy Merry Christmas”. This year the displays will be oversized (20” – 24” tall) reproductions of vintage Christmas boxes (Shiny Brite Ornaments, Twinkle Lights, Cellophane ...

2019 “Snowbomb” Ski & Snowboard Festival & Beer Tasting | Sacramento
Saturday, November 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Cal Expo (Sacramento)
2019 "Snowbomb" Ski & Snowboard Festival & Beer Tasting | Sacramento

Get ready for winter with $20 VIP passes to the 2019 SnowBomb Ski & Snowboard Festival. The festival is one of the biggest of its kind on the West Coast with over $1 million dollars in gear from top brands such as Burton, K2, Atomic, Rossignol and many, many ...

Free PresidiGo Shuttle | Downtown to Presidio
Saturday, November 16 – 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

2019 Renegade Winter Craft Fair Market: 200+ Makers | Fort Mason
Saturday, November 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fort Mason (Festival Pavilion)
2019 Renegade Winter Craft Fair Market: 200+ Makers | Fort Mason

Renegade Craft Fair returns to San Francisco for a festive weekend featuring the country’s 200+ foremost Makers and Designers. 2019 Renegade Craft San Francisco Saturday & Sunday | 11 am – April 13-14, 2019 – July 13-14, 2019 – November 16-17, 2019 Fort Mason Festival ...

12th Annual American Indian Heritage Celebration | San Jose
Saturday, November 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Santa Clara County Fairgrounds
12th Annual American Indian Heritage Celebration | San Jose

The annual American Indian Heritage Celebration returns to the fairgrounds this year with Olympic Gold Medalist, Billy Mills. 12th American Indian Heritage Celebration Saturday, November 16, 2019 | 11 am to 8 pm Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, 344 Tully Rd, San Jose FREE (Parking is $10 ...

SnowFest 2019: Gear Raffles, Vendors & Beer | Walnut Creek
Saturday, November 16 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but RSVP is required.
| Sports Basement (Walnut Creek)
SnowFest 2019: Gear Raffles, Vendors & Beer | Walnut Creek

The wait is over. The 14th annual SnowFest has arrived. They will be hosting this event at all of the stores this year. Receive your first raffle ticket at check-in. Basementeers get an extra raffle ticket just for RSVP-ing. Spend $100 or more you’ll get ...

The Intriguing World of Insects: Lecture & Guided Tour | SFO Museum
The Intriguing World of Insects: Lecture & Guided Tour | SFO Museum
Whether we see them or not, insects have a constant presence in our lives. From pollinating the fruits and vegetables we eat and helping cure diseases through DNA research, to pests we find in our homes and gardens, there is no escaping the intimate relationships ...
3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland
Saturday, November 16 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (Oakland)
3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland

Every third Saturday, the Oakland Art Murmur presents a free guided walking tour based on a different theme each tour. Tours take place on the third Saturday of each month and are led by prominent Oakland gallery directors, curators, writers, and artists. You may check their website ...Monthly

Art in the Park: Live Music, Arts & Spoken Word | Tenderloin
Saturday, November 16 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boeddeker Park
Art in the Park: Live Music, Arts & Spoken Word | Tenderloin

An urban oasis in the Tenderloin, Boeddeker Park hosts “Art in the Park” every third Saturday for an afternoon of free live music, visual art and spoken word from 3pm to 5pm with free refreshments. Art in the Park Every Third Saturday | 3pm Boeddeker Park, 240 Eddy St. ...Monthly

Art Kiosk Installation Exhibit & Opening Reception | Redwood City
Saturday, November 16 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Art Kiosk Installation Exhibit & Opening Reception | Redwood City
The Redwood City Improvement Association in partnership with Fung Collaboratives, has unveiled the latest Art Kiosk Installation exhibit by artists, Jose Castillo, Peter Moen and Tiffany Moen, titled “Bonds Unburnt.” Join  the opening reception on Saturday, November 16 at 4 pm at Downtown Redwood City’s Courthouse ...
German Lantern Festival & Parade | The Presidio
Saturday, November 16 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | German International School of Silicon Valley (San Francisco Campus)
German Lantern Festival & Parade | The Presidio
Light the lanterns. Join for a magic sunset stroll in the Presidio. German Lantern Festival & Parade Saturday, November 16, 2019 | 4 pm to 7:30 pm GISSV San Francisco, 4 Funston Ave. (Presidio) FREE Join for food and drinks and a magical lantern lit walk through the Presidio. Walk begins ...
Free Concert at Up The Creek: Save The Whale | Walnut Creek
Saturday, November 16 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Up The Creek Records
Free Concert at Up The Creek: Save The Whale | Walnut Creek
Does the coolness of Up the Creek employees know no bounds?! UtC’s smileyest vinyl slinger Teddy Sorenson and long time friend and collaborator Brandon Martin bring us their music as Save the Whale, playing their first show since last year. Teddy describes them as an “indie-experimental-surf-garage-funk-rock ...
Glorious Victories: Roaring 20s Book Launch Party & Costume Contest | SF
Saturday, November 16 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Bindery
Glorious Victories: Roaring 20s Book Launch Party & Costume Contest | SF
Join local San Francisco author, Ashley Mayers, to celebrate the release of her new 5-book art deco magical realist epic, The Glorious Victories of Eleanor MacLeod, at a roaring 20s themed book launch party. There will be a costume contest with exciting prizes, book signing, ...
Humans vs. Zombies Nerf Tag | SF
Saturday, November 16 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco State University (Main)
Humans vs. Zombies Nerf Tag | SF
Get ready for game 3 of a year long narrative – our survivors are holed up on SF State’s campus, trying to hang on until help arrives. In the meantime, a failed attempt to help a witch bring back one of their fallen allies has ...
Downtown SF’s Desi Comedy Night | Every Saturday
Saturday, November 16 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP for first 100 people. $10 at door without RSVP
| Bar Fluxus
Downtown SF's Desi Comedy Night | Every Saturday

It’s San Francisco’s brand new (and only) weekly Desi Comedy Night at a cool downtown SF art bar with HellaFunny and Funcheap. See a showcase of some of the Bay Area’s top comedians of Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan, Bangladeshi, Afghani, and South Asian descent. Let’s celebrate the ...Every Saturday

San Francisco Winter Comedy Festival | November 2019
Saturday, November 16 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required, otherwise $10 at the door
| Neck of The Woods
San Francisco Winter Comedy Festival | November 2019

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, ...

Craft Comedy Night: “Best of the East Bay” | Oakland
Saturday, November 16 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Tickets are general admission. Seating is limited. Arrive early.
| Federation Brewing
Craft Comedy Night: "Best of the East Bay" | Oakland

Check out one of Oakland’s hottest free standup shows. Craft Comedy features some of the best comedians in The Bay as well as touring guests from Comedy Central, Vice, Sketchfest, Conan, Netflix and more. All in a cool and intimate space. It’s always an exciting ...Monthly

“She Bends” Women in Neon Exhibit & Demos | November 16-23
Saturday, November 16 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Open to the public
| Timbuk2 Factory Store
"She Bends" Women in Neon Exhibit & Demos | November 16-23

Join the November San Francisco edition, where the intimate exhibit will be focusing on a select California She Bends artists and focusing on programming such as salon dinner, neon demos, film screening, & panel talk. She Bends is the first and only collective of women ...