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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, June 17

Washington Square Park Closing for 6 Months | June to December
Monday, June 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Washington Square Park
Washington Square Park Closing for 6 Months | June to December

Washington Square Park, one of the city’s first parks, established in 1847, is closing down for approximately six months for construction on June 17, 2019. The final day to enjoy the park in full will be Father’s Day, June 16, 2019 During this time, the ...

Volunteer for Free Tickets to Clusterfest | SF
Monday, June 17 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza
Volunteer for Free Tickets to Clusterfest | SF

Want to be a part of  the Clusterfest at Civic Center on June 21-23, 2019? The festival is seeking volunteers to work 6 hour shifts in exchange for a 1-day ticket to the festival. The basics is that if you volunteer during the early shift ...

Tour of Diego Rivera’s 1st US Mural | Union Square
Monday, June 17 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Please note, the tour is limited to 25 people.
| Secret Location (SF)

The mural “Allegory of California” graces the stairwell of the City Club (formerly the Pacific Stock Exchange Club). Normally closed the public, this is an opportunity to see the first mural painted in the US by the great Mexican artist Diego Rivera. Free, but an ...Monthly

Full Moon Tibetan Chanting Ceremony | Berkeley
Monday, June 17 – 6:15 pm | Cost: FREE | Tibetan Nyingma Institute (Berkeley)
Full Moon Tibetan Chanting Ceremony | Berkeley

The full moon is a time to gather for prayer and meditation. The Tibetan Nyingma Institute continues this tradition at the through holding a chanting ceremony on full moon nights. Join Nyingma students and friends in chanting the Vajra Guru Mantra interspersed with periods of ...

Au Pair + Female Traveler Connection: Free Dinner, Music & BYOB | SF
Monday, June 17 – 6:45 pm | Cost: FREE | Green Tortoise Hostel San Francisco
Au Pair + Female Traveler Connection: Free Dinner, Music & BYOB | SF
Mix and Mingle with other international female travelers & au pairs. Join us in our safe, fun international living room space. Enjoy a home-cooked vegetarian meal in our San Francisco hostel where you can connect with like-minded, international female travelers & au pairs. Then join ...
Free Standup Comedy Night & Pop Up Food | Oakland
Monday, June 17 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but sliding scale donations are requested.
| Starline Social Club
Free Standup Comedy Night & Pop Up Food | Oakland

6/17 Lineup: Red Scott (Punch Line) DJ Real (Clusterfest) Dhaya Lakshminarayanan (NPR’s Snap Judgement) Leiroy Abueg (Comedy Psychos) Mitchell Lamar (Santa Cruz Music Festival) Every Monday

Crowd Control: SF Comedy Variety Show | SoMa
Monday, June 17 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| Trademark and Copyright
Crowd Control: SF Comedy Variety Show | SoMa

Welcome to San Francisco’s first fully interactive comedy variety show. Come to “Crowd Control” for a night of stand up comedy & competition with cocktails for couples, casuals, companions, cousins, co-workers, crews and compadres. Free with RSVP Otherwise $10 at the Door 6 of San ...Every Monday

North Beach Comedy Night | SF
Monday, June 17 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP $10 at the door otherwise
| 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 6 Stand-Up Comedians Comedians performing at ...Every Monday

“Resistance is Fertile” Free Comedy Night | SF
Monday, June 17 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Rite Spot
"Resistance is Fertile" Free Comedy Night | SF

A show of queens, queers, and 1 token peen. Nicole Calasich, Shelbi Evans, and Brooke Heinichen bring you Resistance is Fertile featuring a majority female lineup of the Bay Area’s rising stars in comedy to discuss the joys of being a woman in a batshit ...Monthly

“Classical Revolution” Chamber Music Jam | Mission Dist.
Monday, June 17 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but a $5-20 donation is welcome to support the musicians.
| The Revolution Cafe
"Classical Revolution" Chamber Music Jam | Mission Dist.

“Classical Revolution” is a bi-monthly chamber music night at the Mission District’s Revolution Cafe. They feature different local and visiting musicians in a unique Chamber Jam format, where musicians get a chance to perform in a casual environment and audiences get to hear chamber music in a ...Monthly

Haight Street Trivia, Comedy, Gaming & Free Pizza Night | Milk Bar
Monday, June 17 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Milk Bar
Haight Street Trivia, Comedy, Gaming & Free Pizza Night | Milk Bar

Come in for a night of fun with free pizza, trivia, board games, video games, and stand up comedy in the historic Haight Ashbury. Starting at 7 pm, enjoy free pizza from Escape From New York and play video games spanning from Xbox 360, PS3, ...Monthly

Tuesday, June 18

The World’s First Leather Plaza is Coming to SF
Tuesday, June 18 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | SF Eagle
The World's First Leather Plaza is Coming to SF
Join Mayor London Breed, SF Parks Alliance, SF Eagle Bar and BUILD for the groundbreaking of the world’s first public plaza dedicated to the living commemoration of Leather Heritage. Eagle Plaza Groundbreaking Date: Tuesday, June 18 Time: 11:30 am Location: SF Eagle, 398 12th St. Eagle Plaza will transform a portion ...
RSVPs Open Today for “Live at Lagunitas” Free The Budos Band Concert | Petaluma
Tuesday, June 18 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
RSVPs Open Today for "Live at Lagunitas" Free The Budos Band Concert | Petaluma

Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma presents a free live summer concert series featuring some amazing bands in their LaguMiniAmphitheaterette that would normally play big venues in San Francisco. Show are free, but tickets are required for each show. You’ll want to grab them quick as these shows will definitely ...

Free Taco Bell Day | Thanks to the Warriors
Tuesday, June 18 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Free Taco Bell Day | Thanks to the Warriors
Thanks to the Warriors, everyone in America gets a free taco from Taco Bell on June 18, 2019. For the fourth consecutive year, Taco Bell is teaming up with the NBA for the “Steal a Game, Steal a Taco” promotion. That means the first team to steal ...
Live at Lagunitas: Antibalas | Petaluma
Tuesday, June 18 – 4:20 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
Live at Lagunitas: Antibalas | Petaluma

Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma presents a free live summer concert series featuring some amazing bands in their LaguMiniAmphitheaterette that would normally play big venues in San Francisco. Show are free, but tickets are required for each show. You’ll want to grab them quick as these shows will definitely ...

The Stinky Cheese Club | Bender’s
Tuesday, June 18 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring in a good cheese to share and get a free drink.
| Bender's Bar & Grill
The Stinky Cheese Club | Bender's

Mmm… tasty, smelly, stinky cheese. Bender’s hosts their monthly meeting of The Stinky Cheese Club. Bring in some cheese, crackers, fruit, veggies, etc…  (make it something impressive, not just the cheapest thing you got at Safeway) and get a free ice cold can of PBR ...Monthly

Summertime Outdoor Jazz Concert | Orinda
Tuesday, June 18 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Orinda Community Park
Summertime Outdoor Jazz Concert | Orinda

Bring your family and friends down to Orinda Community Park for Summer Concerts in the Park on most Tuesday nights. This event is free and open to the community. Families are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the evening. 2019 Concert Schedule (6:30 ...

Jericho: Urban Nerf Gun Spy Game
Tuesday, June 18 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required via Meetup.com
| Union Square
Jericho: Urban Nerf Gun Spy Game

Jericho is an urban spy game with Nerf guns played sneaky in public settings all over SF like malls and parks, where everyone assumes the role of a spy like a giant secret game of Capture the Flag. Each team of “agents” will carry out ...

Wine & Movie Night: “Yours, Mine & Ours” | Top of the Mark
Wine & Movie Night: "Yours, Mine & Ours" | Top of the Mark

Summer Movie Nights return to Top of the Mark at the InterContinental Mark Hopkins for 2019 every Tuesday starting June 4 through August 20 as the sun set at their 19th-floor lounge. In commemoration of the 80th Anniversary, This year (2019) will showcase romantic & lighthearted military-themed films, honoring Top of ...

San Francisco City Hall Lights Up Like a Bee
Tuesday, June 18 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
San Francisco City Hall Lights Up Like a Bee
In honor of National Pollinator Month and our buzzy little friends that make our honey and most of our lovely flowers bloom, San Francisco City Hall lights up yellow and black on Tuesday, June 18th.  We don’t know exactly what it will look like (this photo ...