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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, May 22

SF Chinatown “Walkway Weekends” Saturdays & Sundays (Thru June 2021)
Saturday, May 22 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Chinatown (Grant & California)
SF Chinatown "Walkway Weekends" Saturdays & Sundays (Thru June 2021)

San Francisco Chinatown’s iconic Grant Avenue will be closed off to traffic and cars for a pleasant open walkway under vibrant red lanterns every weekend — now through June 2021. Enjoy a historic street stroll, outdoor dining, and an Asian shopping experience. San Francisco Chinatown ...Every Saturday

“World Goth Day” Outdoor Art/Fashion/Music Celebration
Saturday, May 22 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free All Day
| al Fresco Dining Park
"World Goth Day" Outdoor Art/Fashion/Music Celebration
Come out of your coffins and join us as we celebrate the art, fashion and music of all things Goth…in the great outdoors. Support your local goth artists!! We’ve got a fabulous line-up of artists & vendors! Patrons can enjoy the al Fresco Dining Park ...

The Stud’s “Drag Alive Online” Every Saturday
The Stud's "Drag Alive Online" Every Saturday

Thanks to SFist for letting us know that The Stud and Oasis are going virtual with their  Drag Shows Online. Not even the global pandemic can stop the Queens! Enjoy a weekly dose of virtual humor, flashy, queer and everything drag with The Stud and Oasis Online Drag Show. The ...Every Saturday

Sunday, May 23

SF Chinatown “Walkway Weekends” Every Sunday
Sunday, May 23 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Chinatown (Grant & California)
SF Chinatown "Walkway Weekends" Every Sunday

San Francisco Chinatown’s iconic Grant Avenue will be closed off to traffic and cars for a pleasant open walkway under vibrant red lanterns every weekend — now through June 2021. Enjoy a historic street stroll, outdoor dining, and an Asian shopping experience. San Francisco Chinatown ...Every Saturday

“Ives Collective” Mozart Live Virtual Concert
"Ives Collective" Mozart Live Virtual Concert
Ives Collective Roy Malan, violin Susan Freier, violin & viola Stephen Harrison, cello Keisuke Nakagoshi, piano Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Quartet in G minor, K. 478 Gabriel Fauré Piano Quartet in C minor, Op. 15 The Ives Collective presents powerful live music experiences through fresh and informed interpretations, this time joined by ...

Monday, May 24

The Marsh’s Online Storytelling Night (Every Monday)
The Marsh's Online Storytelling Night (Every Monday)

As many of you know, The Marsh has postponed all in-person shows until further notice, but that won’t stop Monday Night Marsh from continuing to bring you the unique stories we all love. Monday Night MarshStream is our new Monday Night Marsh with a few ...Every Monday

Free Virtual Starline Comedy | Oakland
Monday, May 24 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but sliding scale donations are requested.
| Starline Social Club
Free Virtual Starline Comedy | Oakland

In response to the current health crisis, the “Free Standup Comedy Night & Pop Up Food ‘ will be presented virtually until further notice. Comedians Irene Tu and Andrew Orolfo bring you the best local and nationally touring stand-up comedians to Starline Social Club’s intimate ...Every Monday

Wednesday, May 26

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

Castro Farmers’ Market (Every Wednesday)
Wednesday, May 26 – 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

Friday, May 28

SF’s “Crazy Funny Asians” Virtual Comedy Show (Live)
SF's "Crazy Funny Asians" Virtual Comedy Show (Live)

Inspired by the blockbuster movie, see some of the Bay Area’s top comedians at San Francisco’s Crazy Funny Asians comedy showcase! Let’s celebrate the Bay’s Asian-American culture and heritage with laughs. Join Us – RSVP on Eventbrite and we’ll send you the secret Zoom link ...Every Friday

SF’s “My Park Moment” Photo Contest (Final Day to Enter: May 28)
Friday, May 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE
SF's "My Park Moment" Photo Contest (Final Day to Enter: May 28)

The My Park Moment photo contest is an opportunity for anyone to share a photo of their favorite outdoor park experience. To enter, just submit a photo of your favorite park memory – a trip to Yosemite, a family picnic, a camping trip, your last ...

“Pay-What-You-Can” Taco Day at SF’s Tato (Every Friday)
"Pay-What-You-Can" Taco Day at SF's Tato (Every Friday)

While many restaurants are struggling, San Francisco Mexican restaurant TATO wants to give back. They’re bringing back their “Taco Love” special which features a two taco plate with sides, and pay-what-you-can pricing. Pay-What-You-Can Taco Day Tato 4608 3rd St. (@ McKinnon) San Francisco (Bayview) Every ...Every Friday

Saturday, May 29

Zoom Family Workshop: How to Grow Your Own Salad
Saturday, May 29 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | zoom
Zoom Family Workshop: How to Grow Your Own Salad
Need a social distance hobby? Join us by learning how to grow your own salad ingredients from scratch. This workshop will teach you techniques to conserve water in your garden by growing season edible plants that you can harvest. This program is intended for the ...
The Stud’s “Drag Alive Online” Every Saturday
The Stud's "Drag Alive Online" Every Saturday

Thanks to SFist for letting us know that The Stud and Oasis are going virtual with their  Drag Shows Online. Not even the global pandemic can stop the Queens! Enjoy a weekly dose of virtual humor, flashy, queer and everything drag with The Stud and Oasis Online Drag Show. The ...Every Saturday

Sunday, May 30

SF Chinatown “Walkway Weekends” Every Sunday
Sunday, May 30 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Chinatown (Grant & California)
SF Chinatown "Walkway Weekends" Every Sunday

San Francisco Chinatown’s iconic Grant Avenue will be closed off to traffic and cars for a pleasant open walkway under vibrant red lanterns every weekend — now through June 2021. Enjoy a historic street stroll, outdoor dining, and an Asian shopping experience. San Francisco Chinatown ...Every Saturday

Monday, May 31

The Marsh’s Online Storytelling Night (Every Monday)
The Marsh's Online Storytelling Night (Every Monday)

As many of you know, The Marsh has postponed all in-person shows until further notice, but that won’t stop Monday Night Marsh from continuing to bring you the unique stories we all love. Monday Night MarshStream is our new Monday Night Marsh with a few ...Every Monday

Free Virtual Starline Comedy | Oakland
Monday, May 31 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but sliding scale donations are requested.
| Starline Social Club
Free Virtual Starline Comedy | Oakland

In response to the current health crisis, the “Free Standup Comedy Night & Pop Up Food ‘ will be presented virtually until further notice. Comedians Irene Tu and Andrew Orolfo bring you the best local and nationally touring stand-up comedians to Starline Social Club’s intimate ...Every Monday

Tuesday, June 1

SF’s “Conservatory of Flowers” Free First Tuesdays (Golden Gate Park)
SF's "Conservatory of Flowers" Free First Tuesdays (Golden Gate Park)

Whether you’re a native San Franciscan, a visitor from the other side of the world, or a budding botanist, the Conservatory of Flowers located in Golden Gate Park, offers an intimate, up-close experience with nearly 2,000 species of rare, exotic and endangered plants from more ...Monthly

Americana Songwriter Jonathan Foster: Live at Kaleidoscope Coffee
Tuesday, June 1 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Kaleidoscope Coffee
Americana Songwriter Jonathan Foster: Live at Kaleidoscope Coffee
On tour, Americana songwriter Jonathan Foster performs solo, acoustic at Kaleidoscope Coffee in Richmond! www.JFMusic.net

Wednesday, June 2

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