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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!

Thursday, October 1

SF’s Cable Cars are Back: Photos & Bell Ringing Day (Every Tue/Thu/Sat)
Thursday, October 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Powell & Market
SF's Cable Cars are Back: Photos & Bell Ringing Day (Every Tue/Thu/Sat)
Although all the cable cars in service got replaced by buses on March 17th and won’t return “until further notice,” SF’s cable cars are making a comeback of sorts. According to the Market Street Railway website, starting this past weekend, a cable car is now on ...
Little Folkies: Free “Demo” Virtual Folk Music Class for Kids (Oct. 1-2)
Little Folkies: Free "Demo" Virtual Folk Music Class for Kids (Oct. 1-2)
Little Folkies is an award-winning folk music program for children, ages 0-5. We are excited to announce that enrollment is now open for our Fall Session beginning on September 30th, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Little Folkies now offers classes exclusively online. Although we miss ...

SF LGBT Center Small Business Covid-19 Weekly Support Meeting
Thursday, October 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE
SF LGBT Center Small Business Covid-19 Weekly Support Meeting

In light of the current and evolving environment due to Covid-19, we are offering a weekly support meeting through Zoom for small business owners in the LGBTQIA community and everyone else. Besides providing updates about various relief programs, we will also invite attorneys, online marketing ...Every Thursday

Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum | East Bay
Thursday, October 1 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to galleries. Film programs are excluded
| Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive
Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum | East Bay

The UC Berkeley Art Museum is the visual arts center of the University of California, Berkeley. Through art and film programs, collections, and research resources, the University aspires to be locally connected and globally relevant, engaging audiences from the campus, community, and beyond. Through art and ...Monthly

3rd Annual “Virtual” Concord Oktoberfest (October 1-31)
Thursday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*“Porch Pour Party” Prices vary based on location
3rd Annual "Virtual" Concord Oktoberfest (October 1-31)
Prost! Concord’s Oktoberfest celebration is back and all virtual for 2020! Pick up a “Porch Pour Party” package and turn your backyard into a mini beer garden or revel in the comfort of your couch as you enjoy some of Concord’s best brew throughout the ...
Free 30-Minute Core & Stretch Express | Salesforce Park
Thursday, October 1 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free 30-Minute Core & Stretch Express | Salesforce Park

Take a break from your desk with this 30-minute express lunchtime class every Thursday from 12:30 pm to 1 pm. Pair with Express Bootcamp beforehand for a full body workout.Every Thursday

Online ArtSpan Presents SF (Open) Studios: Gray Event
Thursday, October 1 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Online ArtSpan Presents SF (Open) Studios: Gray Event
ArtSpan’s SF (Open) Studios invites visitors to experience California’s vibrant San Francisco Bay Area art community from the comfort of your home. Featuring more than 250 artists over four events from mid-September through mid-October––a different grouping at each event––we invite you to authentically connect with ...
“Defunding the Police” What Does this Mean? Virtual Class
Thursday, October 1 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP
"Defunding the Police" What Does this Mean? Virtual Class
The Social Justice Info Series is a four-part series sponsored by the Undergraduate Criminology Program and the Center for Social Justice at HNU. This series is born out of a need to address the civil unrest experienced nationally, internationally and collectively by our students and ...
POSTPONED: SF’s Live Country Music Thursdays | Westwood
Thursday, October 1 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Westwood
POSTPONED: SF's Live Country Music Thursdays | Westwood

Due to the Shelter in Place order, Westwood is temporarily closed until April 7. Please check Instagram on updates. Enjoy wild times at SF’s premier country music bar with $5 Happy Hour specials on delicious shareable plates and live country music every Thursday. Live Music Thursdays ...Every Thursday

Virtual New Mom Mixer
Thursday, October 1 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Register to save your spot!
| Practice San Francisco
Virtual New Mom Mixer
Drop in to meet other expecting and new moms in the Bay area. Connect with new friends and learn about the many resources available to you (even during the pandemic!). Katie Taylor, PsyD will share about groups, classes and providers in the Bay Area, and ...
“Politics: Holding the Line”: Virtual Exhibit & Artist Talk
Thursday, October 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | BridgemakerARTS Virtual Gallery
"Politics: Holding the Line": Virtual Exhibit & Artist Talk
BridgemakerARTS is pleased to announce a new art exhibition entitled Politics: Holding The Line. Join us online for a virtual reception and Artist Talk on October 1st at 6:00 pm PT. View the exhibit Politics: Holding The Line is a group exhibit featuring artists and artwork which ...
Castro Art Walk | First Thursdays
Thursday, October 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Castro
Castro Art Walk | First Thursdays

Join the art walk from 6 pm-9 pm all around the Castro. Every first Thursday of the month, participating locations extend their business hours to host special events and share artwork with the neighborhood. Join the art walk for a self-guided experience through the creativity ...Monthly

Zoetrope Magazine Fall Issue Celebration with City Lights
Thursday, October 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Event is free but registration is required
| City Lights LIVE! Virtual Events
Zoetrope Magazine Fall Issue Celebration with City Lights
City Lights celebrates the award winning literary periodical’s fall issue. Editor Michael Ray and Managing Editor Manjula Martin are joined by several contributors in an afternoon of readings and celebration. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/zoetrope-magazine-fall-issue-celebration-tickets-119507386811
SF Orchestra One Found Sound Virtual Watch Party
Thursday, October 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donation is required
SF Orchestra One Found Sound Virtual Watch Party
The musicians of One Found Sound, SF’s only democratic, conductorless, chamber orchestra, present an interactive virtual watch party bringing the One Found Sound experience to your favorite electronic device! We’re teaming up with videographer Max Savage of Noisy Savage to bring you creative music video ...
Safe & Sound Virtual Benefit Concert w/ Carlos Santana
Thursday, October 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Virtual Benefit Concert - ONLINE
Safe & Sound Virtual Benefit Concert w/ Carlos Santana
Join us for an evening of live music & inspiring stories. Safe & Sound’s 2020 Virtual Benefit Concert LIVE! raises awareness about child abuse prevention and to propel our vision for a better future for all children and families. Like so much this year, we have ...
Lower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin
Thursday, October 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lower Polk / Gulch Corridor
Lower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin

The SF First Thursday Art Walk makes 27+ galleries available late night to the public for an art walk every first Thursday from 6-10 pm. This is not a bar crawl. Each location is either a traditional gallery or a retail space with room dedicated to ...Monthly

Free Online Community Yoga – All Levels
Thursday, October 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*FREE
| Glide
Free Online Community Yoga - All Levels
Free online Yoga three days a week! Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Via Zoom: http://www.rebrand.ly/glideyoga Saturdays 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Via Zoom: http://www.rebrand.ly/glideyogasat GLIDE Yoga aligns ancient yoga philosophy with GLIDE’s mission of unconditional love in action. Our committed volunteer teachers have mobilized to provide their community with ...
The Spirit of Suul “Korean Alcohol” Makers Panel Discussion
Thursday, October 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required
The Spirit of Suul "Korean Alcohol" Makers Panel Discussion
The spirit of “suul” (Korean for “alcohol”) is more than a “quick pint after work.” It’s a uniquely Korean spirit of hospitality and camaraderie, where the motto to “play as hard as we work” is on full display. We work hard together through a long ...
Filipino “At the Table” Virtual Chef Night w/ Asian Art Museum
Thursday, October 1 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations Accepted - $0 to $25
Filipino "At the Table" Virtual Chef Night w/ Asian Art Museum
Global nomadic chef Yana Gilbuena dives into one of the most famous Filipino dishes, pancit, in this virtual At the Table. She will share her technique for making pancit molo (pork dumpling soup), a version from her home island in the Philippines. The recipe reveals ...
Amy Seiwert’s Imagery’s Dance Film Premiere “Crack the Dark” w/ Q&A
Thursday, October 1 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Virtual/Online event
Amy Seiwert's Imagery's Dance Film Premiere "Crack the Dark" w/ Q&A
This year is a special year for Amy Seiwert’s Imagery, a contemporary ballet company, as it marks the 10th anniversary of the Company’s SKETCH series. In celebration of this milestone, and in response to the changing art landscape due to COVID-19, we will produce four documentary dance films, ...