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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!

Wednesday, April 21

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

San Francisco’s “H Mart” + Food Hall Grand Opening (April 21)
Wednesday, April 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | H Mart
San Francisco's "H Mart" + Food Hall Grand Opening (April 21)
Welcome to the new H Mart San Francisco, a 42,000 square foot location at 3995 Alemany Blvd, San Francisco. H Mart San Francisco host its Grand Opening on April 21st, 2021 at 10am. (please note the opening is on April 21, not April 17 as was previously ...

Hayes Valley Cleanup and Waste Audit (Part 1)
Wednesday, April 21 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*To sign up email info@refuserefusesf.org with event name.
| Marine Layer - Hayes Valley
Hayes Valley Cleanup and Waste Audit (Part 1)
Help us count, map, and cleanup litter found along Hayes Street. All supplies provided. Meet at Marine Layer (498 Hayes St). To sign up email info@refuserefusesf.org with event name.
National Chickpea Day: Buy Falafel Burger + Get Free Falafel Fries (April 21-24)
Wednesday, April 21 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Buy A Falafel Burger and Get free Falafel Fries
| iniBurger
National Chickpea Day: Buy Falafel Burger + Get Free Falafel Fries (April 21-24)
iniBurger, a Bay-Area based gourmet burger concept known for its creative takes on American classics is celebrating National Chickpea Day by offering guests a FREE ORDER of Falafel Fries with a purchase of a Falafel Burger from April 21 through April 24!! For a limited ...
Castro Farmers’ Market (Every Wednesday)
Wednesday, April 21 – 2:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Castro Farmers' Market
Castro Farmers' Market (Every Wednesday)

Welcome back your favorite farmers to the corner of Market and Noe Streets as they offer their amazing citrus, tasty root vegetables, honey, flowers, baked goods, and beautiful leafy greens.  Castro Farmers’ Market Every Wed., Mar. 17-Nov. 17, 2021 | 2:30p-7p Castro Farmer’s Market, Noe ...Every Wednesday

Full-Spectrum Science Online: Mixing Color w/ Exploratorium
Wednesday, April 21 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Full-Spectrum Science Online: Mixing Color w/ Exploratorium
Join Exploratorium scientist Ron Hipschman for colorful explorations of the physical world. Are the primary colors really red, yellow, and blue? What you learned in elementary school may be mistaken. How can you get the color yellow from mixing red and green together? Watch and find ...
The History of SF’s Thriving Urban Farm “Alemany Farm”
The History of SF's Thriving Urban Farm "Alemany Farm"
Learn about the centuries-old history of land and food production on San Francisco’s thriving urban farm: Alemany Farm.
“We Ride” Wednesdays: Scenic SF Bike Ride from Dolores Park
Wednesday, April 21 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Meet up @ 5:30PM Ride out 6:00PM **ALL RIDERS WELCOME**
| Mission Dolores Park
"We Ride" Wednesdays: Scenic SF Bike Ride from Dolores Park
All Bikes Welcome! Another Bike Club Was Established In Oakland 2020 Where We Have Our Ride Outs Called “We Ride Wednesday”. *Every 1St, 2Nd & 3Rd Wed Of The Month* Our Ride Out Needed A Change Of Scenery So We Decided To Take Our Talents… And Our ...
“Headlands Center for the Arts” Online Open Studios
Wednesday, April 21 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with registration.
| Streaming
"Headlands Center for the Arts" Online Open Studios
Wed, April 21, 6-6:45pm Pacific time We miss open studios: the informal conversations about process and practice, bumping into someone you know, the serendipitous connections that arise in the buzz of ideas and aesthetics. We’re capturing a bit of that buzz in an online open studios ...
Unity and Struggle: San Francisco’s 8th Poet Laureate
Wednesday, April 21 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Zoom Live
Unity and Struggle: San Francisco's 8th Poet Laureate
Wednesday April 21, 6pm to 7:30pm Pacific time Please join Tongo Eisen-Martin, San Francisco’s 8th Poet Laureate, and family for an evening of poetry and exposition on the revolutionary potentials of art; as beautifully no incarnation of craft exists outside of the movements, renaissances; the people ...
Our Family Coalition’s LGBTQ+ Parent Advisory Board
Wednesday, April 21 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*YOU MUST REGISTER FOR THE EVENT
Our Family Coalition's LGBTQ+ Parent Advisory Board
Are you an LGBTQ+ parent or caregiver who has participated in OFC’s Family Programs? Do you care about supporting other LGBTQ+ families in San Francisco, Oakland and Bay Area? Are you looking for a way to give back to your community, and are willing to ...
Green Apple Books Talk w/ Authors Jakob Guanzon and Lysley Tenorio
Wednesday, April 21 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Green Apple Books Talk w/ Authors Jakob Guanzon and Lysley Tenorio
Join us on Wednesday, April 21 at 6pm PT when Jakob Guanzon discusses his debut novel, Abundance, with Lysley Tenorio on Zoom! Zoom Login Info Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84964860993 Praise for Abundance “Jakob Guanzon’s excellent debut novel, Abundance, is the story of a father ...
Perfectly Queer Reading “Queering National Poetry Month”
Wednesday, April 21 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Perfectly Queer Reading "Queering National Poetry Month"
Queer up National Poetry Month with us Wednesday, April 21 from 7pm to 8pm Pacific via Zoom. Poets Chen Chen, Luiza Flynn-Goodlett, and Ben Kline present poems from their new and recent collections and discuss how writing during the pandemic has been for them. Get ...
SFJAZZ + Roots/Jazz/American Music Side-by-Side Concert
Wednesday, April 21 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Sign up to receive the live stream link through SFCM's site.
| live stream
SFJAZZ + Roots/Jazz/American Music Side-by-Side Concert
Side-by-side concerts pair students with members of the SFJAZZ Collective and RJAM faculty to give these young proteges exceptional performance experience. Tonight’s performance features innovative arrangements of the standards. This concert is extra special: to invite you into the concert halls, select performances during the ...

Thursday, April 22

Helen Diller Institute 10th Anniv. Naming Celebration
Thursday, April 22 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE
Helen Diller Institute 10th Anniv. Naming Celebration
Former Israeli Chief Justice Dorit Beinisch in conversation with Berkeley Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky. Welcome Remarks by Carol Christ, Chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley. The Helen Diller Institute 10Th Anniversary Naming Celebration Justice Dorit Beinisch, the first woman to serve as President of the Israeli ...
Healthy Soil, Healthy Garden, Healthy Planet
Thursday, April 22 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Healthy Soil, Healthy Garden, Healthy Planet
This World Earth Day on Thursday, April 22nd, join the San Francisco Public Utilities’ (SFPUC) from noon to 1 pm for a free webinar to learn environmentally friendly gardening methods. This year’s celebratory theme is “Restore Our Earth.” We invite you to learn how healthy ...
Get Cookin’ with JP Lambiase and Julia Goolia
Thursday, April 22 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE
VidCon Now presents: Get Cookin’ with JP Lambiase & Julia Goolia (HellthyJunkFood) Join the creative minds behind the HellthyJunkFood channel, Julia and JP, as they teach you how to make one of their culinary masterpieces. Follow along from your own kitchen or just sit back and ...
“Mission Community Market” Night Farmers Market (SF)
Thursday, April 22 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mission Community Market
"Mission Community Market" Night Farmers Market (SF)

2021 updates Now in its 11th year, the popular neighborhood market will be reopening with a lineup of 20+ small local farms and food businesses, offering a diversity of fresh fruits and vegetables, food crafts, and hot prepared foods for Mission residents. More vendors will ...Every Thursday

Launch Event for American Geography in Honor of Barry Lopez
Thursday, April 22 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Green Arcade
Launch Event for American Geography in Honor of Barry Lopez
Radius Books and The Green Arcade invite you to join Sandra S. Phillips, Debra Gwartney, Toby Jurovics, and Beverly Dahlen to celebrate the launch of AMERICAN GEOGRAPHY: PHOTOGRAPHS OF LAND USE FROM 1840 TO THE PRESENT, including live readings of recent work from Robert Adams ...
Kairos Youth Choir Earth Day Celebration 2021
Thursday, April 22 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free
| Cedar Rose Park, 1300 Rose Street, Berkeley, CA 94702
Kairos Youth Choir Earth Day Celebration 2021
Kairos Music Academy, the Bay Area’s premier youth choir, is honoring Earth Day 2021 with a live celebration. The open house event will combine earth day songs & dance with community-building games & activities. Kairos has been circling the earth with song for 30 years, ...