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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, September 30

UCSF Bay Area Breast Cancer Online Forum
Wednesday, September 30 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE
UCSF Bay Area Breast Cancer Online Forum
“Making the Most of the Pandemic: Mindfulness in the Time of COVID-19” Many have been saying that 2020 is a “wasted year” and they’re hoping that the year will just hurry up and finish already so that we can move on with our lives. We want ...
Francine J. Harris New Book: Here is the Sweet Hand on Zoom
Wednesday, September 30 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Francine J. Harris New Book: Here is the Sweet Hand on Zoom
Join us on Wenesday, September 30th at 6pm PDT when francine j. harris joins us to read from her new collection, Here is the Sweet Hand on Zoom! Zoom Login Info Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83537126052 Webinar ID: 835 3712 6052 Praise for Here is ...

Author Virtual Talk: Benjamin Bac Sierra & Luis Rodriguez (Latino Heritage Month SFPL)
Wednesday, September 30 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Author Virtual Talk: Benjamin Bac Sierra & Luis Rodriguez (Latino Heritage Month SFPL)
In conjunction with iVIVA!: Latino Heritage Month SFPL is honored to host Benjamin Bac Sierra as our On the Same Page author. We will celebrate this local author, educator, poet, activist and Mission District native. Bac Sierra’s new book Pura Neta, the long awaited sequel ...
District 11 San Francisco Board of Supervisors Candidate Online Forum
Wednesday, September 30 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free. Registration required.
| online
District 11 San Francisco Board of Supervisors Candidate Online Forum
Voters! Hear from the candidates for District 11 San Francisco Board of Supervisors to help you vote in the November election. During the online forum, candidates will answer questions selected from those submitted in advance by the audience. You can submit questions for consideration when you ...
“Moonlight Comedy: No Cover Comedy & Karaoke Night | Oakland
Wednesday, September 30 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donation of $10-20 per audience member is recommended and appreciated.
| The Uptown Nightclub
"Moonlight Comedy: No Cover Comedy & Karaoke Night | Oakland

Moonlight Comedy is a live stand up comedy showcase featuring the best local and traveling comedians from around the country About this Event Each week features the best local and traveling comedians from around the country as seen on Late Night, Comedy Central, HBO and ...Every Wednesday

The Premise “Virtual Comedy Show”
Wednesday, September 30 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Laundry
The Premise "Virtual Comedy Show"

Every joke starts with a premise and every Wednesday Comedians Jeff Dean, James Mwaura and Andrew Orolfo bring together the best local and nationally touring stand-up comedians to turn these premises into hilarious bits. In the age of the Coronavirus Quarentine, The Premise will be ...Every Wednesday

Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, September 30 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-15
| St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church
Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF

Come have fun and exercise your imagination and creativity at a monthly improv class hosted by cast members of Secret Improv Society happening on the last Wednesday of the month. Free, but an RSVP is required. There is a suggested donation of $5-15 Whether you are a veteran or a ...Monthly

Thursday, October 1

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

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 ...
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

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

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 ...
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

Dark Matter: Last Transmissions from Echo Base (Virtual Sci-Fi Chills and Thrills)
Thursday, October 1 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP at bayarearadiodrama.com
| www.bayarearadiodrama.com
Dark Matter: Last Transmissions from Echo Base (Virtual Sci-Fi Chills and Thrills)
Bay Area Radio Drama presents the World Premiere of “DARK MATTER: Last Transmissions from Echo Base” A brand new collection of original sci-fi chills and thrills! (Marin County, CA) – Bay Area Radio Drama returns to the airwaves for their second production, a collection of brand new ...
Webinar: California’s Climate Refugia, Mapping the Stable Places
Thursday, October 1 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
Webinar: California’s Climate Refugia, Mapping the Stable Places
Register here: https://cnps-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vcZ0HPyPQo-ZobTPgsP9oA Speaker: Jim Thorne As climate change intensifies, some landscapes will be able to hold their own with existing vegetation able to buffer the impacts. Identifying and mapping these areas of relative stability mark a path toward conserving them and the habitat and services they ...
New Filmmakers Open Screening | Mission Dist.
Thursday, October 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Artists' Television Access

The Bay Area’s only Open Screening for up and coming filmmakers takes place on the first Thursday of each month at Artists’ Television Access in the Mission. Come enjoy a supportive community of filmmakers and see your work on the big screen. Feel free to ...Monthly

Funcheap’s Live Zoom Comedy Roast Night w/ Chris Riggins
Funcheap's Live Zoom Comedy Roast Night w/ Chris Riggins

Get ready for Funcheap’s live interactive virtual comedy show on Zoom from Copper Spoon in Oakland hosted by Chris Riggins. Tune in, get some LIVE laughs and kill an hour with us instead of Netflix. This is part stand-up comedy show and part interactive comedy ...Every Thursday

Throwback Thursdays at Virgil’s: Late 90’s to Early 2000’s Pop | SF
Thursday, October 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Virgil's Sea Room
Throwback Thursdays at Virgil's: Late 90's to Early 2000's Pop | SF

Hey, queers. Oops…they did it again. They’re starting 2018 right with a little turn of the century reminiscing. Get dirty with your queer fam while they pump your favorite late 90s, early 2000s pop tunes in a safe and inclusive space. Dress the part and ...Monthly