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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!

Friday, April 17

CANCELED: Hayes Valley’s Free Outdoor Movie Night: “Disaster Playground” | SF
Friday, April 17 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Proxy SF
CANCELED: Hayes Valley's Free Outdoor Movie Night: "Disaster Playground" | SF

UPDATE: Due to coronavirus concerns, the entire 2020 PROXY Spring Series of free outdoor film screenings, scheduled for March 20 through April 17, has been canceled. The Proxy Spring Film Festival is a five-week series of free Friday night screenings at the Proxy Walk-in Movie ...

San Francisco Spring Pop-Up Comedy Festival | Apr. 17-18
Friday, April 17 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required, otherwise $10 at the door
| Neck of The Woods
San Francisco Spring Pop-Up Comedy Festival | Apr. 17-18

HellaFunny and Funcheap are taking over the Neck of the Woods and turning it into a secret pop-up comedy club for one weekend. Come enjoy some big laughs with some of SF’s best comedians. Comedians from this show have been seen on NBC, ABC, Viceland, ...

Tiny Garage Concert Night | Emeryville
Friday, April 17 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*$5 Suggested Donation
| Boonation Custom Cycles
Tiny Garage Concert Night | Emeryville

Boonation Custom Cycles hosts a monthly Tiny Garage Concert Series. This is a community event, catered towards lovers of neighborhood fun. Tiny Garage Concerts Every 3rd Friday | 7 pm to 10 pm Boonation Custom Cycles, 5656 Genoa St, Emeryville FREE with a $5 suggested ...Monthly

You Betta Work Comedy Fiesta Show | San Mateo
Friday, April 17 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with $5 Suggested Donation
| The San Mateo County Pride Center
You Betta Work Comedy Fiesta Show | San Mateo

Every third Friday of the month at The San Mateo County Pride Center, host Jesús U. BettaWork, bring the beautiful people the You Betta Work Comedy Fiesta – a night of laughs on the Peninsula showcasing the fabulous funnies of a diverse lineup of Bay Area ...Monthly

San Jose Bike Party
Friday, April 17 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret San Jose Location
San Jose Bike Party

San Jose Bike Party is a place to ride bikes, make friends, and have a good time every third Friday of each month at 8 pm. San Jose is the largest city in Northern California, but they are hidden in the suburban sprawl. It’s time ...Monthly

Fandango Jarocho: Son Jarocho Jam Session | Berkeley
Friday, April 17 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations welcome
| La Peña Cultural Center
Fandango Jarocho: Son Jarocho Jam Session | Berkeley

Enjoy a lively evening of music, dancing, and zapateado– bring your dance shoes and instruments, or just come and enjoy the music and dance. Son Jarocho is a lively traditional art form from the southern Mexican state of Veracruz that sits on the coast of the ...Monthly

Brave New Jokes: Comedy Showcase | SF
Friday, April 17 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Barebottle Brewing Company
Brave New Jokes: Comedy Showcase | SF

Brave New Jokes is a premier comedy showcase hosted by Michael Alvarenga (SJ Improv), Vincent Chuang (SF Punch Line), and Brooke Heinichen (SF Sketchfest) at Barebottle Brewing Company. Every third Friday of the month, they feature a diverse range of comedians from Bay Area headliners to ...Monthly

HellaRnB Night (Beyoncé, Rihanna, TLC, Prince & More) | SF
Friday, April 17 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP before 10:30pm; $5 after
| Bar Fluxus
HellaRnB Night (Beyoncé, Rihanna, TLC, Prince & More) | SF

Come to an amazing downtown art bar, Bar Fluxus to enjoy some classic RnB tunes with DJ BeatsMe. Hear some classic throwbacks from Ginuwine, TLC, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Prince, Usher, Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys, Frank Ocean, Brandy, Missy and Aaliyah and more. HellaRnB Night (Beyoncé, Rihanna, ...Every Friday

Saturday, April 18

CANCELED: Cal Day 2020: Free Concerts, Museums, Hands-On Exhibits & Lectures | UC Berkeley
Saturday, April 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | UC Berkeley - Sproul Plaza
CANCELED: Cal Day 2020: Free Concerts, Museums, Hands-On Exhibits & Lectures | UC Berkeley
UPDATE: Due to coronavirus concerns, this event has been cancelled for 2020. On Cal Day, the entire UC Berkeley campus once again throws open its doors to the public and presents a full day of over 400 events – free lectures, performances, tours, concerts and more to showcase the ...
Oakland Earth Day 2020 | Volunteering Day
Saturday, April 18 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | All Over Oakland
Oakland Earth Day 2020 | Volunteering Day
Earth Day is Oakland’s largest annual volunteer cleanup and beautification event. Volunteers will be working at approximately 100 sites across the city. Join in to clean and green Oakland’s parks, creeks and streets. 2020 Oakland Earth Day Volunteer Day Saturday, April 18, 2020 | 9 am All over ...
Free de Young Museum Day for Bay Area Residents | Every Saturday
Free de Young Museum Day for Bay Area Residents | Every Saturday

, the de Young offers free general admission to the permanent galleries to Bay Area residents. Please note that admission to any special exhibits is not included nor discounted and will require the full admission price. Saturdays feature engaging art experiences for the entire family, ...Every Saturday

Free Legion of Honor Museum Day for Bay Area Residents | Every Saturday
Free Legion of Honor Museum Day for Bay Area Residents | Every Saturday

, the Legion of Honor offers free general admission to the permanent galleries to Bay Area residents. Please note that admission to any special exhibits is not included nor discounted and will require the full admission price. Saturdays feature engaging art experiences for the entire ...Every Saturday

2020 “Restore & Create” Earth Day Celebration | Stinson Beach
Saturday, April 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but Facebook RSVP is requested. Be sure to bring a picnic lunch.
| Stinson Beach
2020 "Restore & Create" Earth Day Celebration | Stinson Beach
The 16th Annual Earth Day Celebration at Stinson Beach combines care for the environment with arts activities for all ages. Participants can help with beach cleanup and join with over a dozen collaborating artists engaging the public in sculpture-making with natural materials, making music, dancing, and ...
Free National Parks Day for “National Park Week” | 2020
Free National Parks Day for "National Park Week" | 2020

Sometimes you’ve just got to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city to enjoy the serenity of a national park. On certain “fee-free” days throughout the year, enjoy free entry to all national parks and monuments including Muir Woods and Yosemite National Park and free admission ...

POSTPONED: 2020 Sidewalk Arts & Crafts Show | April 18-19
Saturday, April 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | West Portal Avenue
POSTPONED: 2020 Sidewalk Arts & Crafts Show | April 18-19

UPDATE: Due to Corona Virus concerns, this event has been postponed for 2020. You may check their website to check the new dates for the event. West Portal’s 31st Annual Fine Arts and Crafts Show takes place in the heart of one of San Francisco’s ...

2020 Earth Day Cleanup | Oakland
Saturday, April 18 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Peralta Hacienda Historical Park
2020 Earth Day Cleanup | Oakland
Celebrate Earth Day at the Peralta Hacienda Historical Park in Oakland’s Fruitvale district on Saturday, April 18, 2020. At 10 am, come by to lend a hand picking up trash, pulling weeds, painting out graffiti, and making the park a safer, more beautiful place. Refreshments are ...
CANCELED: Heron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, April 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Stow Lake
CANCELED: Heron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been canceled. Every Saturday

Free PresidiGo Shuttle | Downtown to Presidio
Saturday, April 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Main Post (Presidio)
Free PresidiGo Shuttle | Downtown to Presidio

The free PresidiGo Shuttle system welcomes park visitors, residents, and employees with fully accessible shuttles and bike racks. There are two PresidiGo Shuttle services, each with different policies and guidelines – Around the Park and Downtown. Downtown (Free on Weekends) The Downtown express route make stops ...Monthly

50th Anniversary Earth Day Celebration | Berkeley
Saturday, April 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*General Admission: FREE, Kids Zone: FREE
| Martin Luther King Jr, Civic Center Park
50th Anniversary Earth Day Celebration | Berkeley
Join on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at MLK Jr. Civic Plaza next to the Berkeley Farmers’ Market and celebrate this 50th Anniversary Earth Day Celebration. Keynote Speakers: Annie Leonard, Greenpeace Martin Bourque, Ecology Center Andres Soto, Communities for a Better Environment Hannah Estrada, Youth vs. the Apocalypse With Performances By: Jennifer Johns, ...
Mission Science Workshop: Free Hands-on Science Saturday | SF
Saturday, April 18 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Donations are appreciated.
| Mission Science Workshop (Excelsior)
Mission Science Workshop: Free Hands-on Science Saturday | SF

Mission Science Workshop is a non-profit community science center that provides hands-on science activities for SF youth and families. Visit their monthly free Saturday open house program, where you can build toys and projects, hold snakes and lizards, and explore the collections of bones, fossils, ...Monthly