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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!

Sunday, January 19

SF’s “Antique Vibrator Museum” Free Guided Tour Day | Good Vibrations
SF's "Antique Vibrator Museum" Free Guided Tour Day | Good Vibrations

Did you know SF has an Antique Vibrator Museum? Take a free tour of this unique space every 3rd Sunday of the month with Antique Vibrator Museum curator Dr. Carol Queen.  Free, but you must RSVP at least 72 hours in advance by calling the Polk St. store ...Monthly

Free San Francisco “Bellavente Woodwind Quintet” Family Concerts | Palo Alto
Sunday, January 19 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Palo Alto Community Center
Free San Francisco "Bellavente Woodwind Quintet" Family Concerts | Palo Alto

Join for an entertaining and engaging family concert with the wonderful woodwinds of the Bellavente Woodwind Quintet. Learn and listen to the unique and vibrant colors of the flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and French horn. Concerts: Saturday, January 18, 2020: 2 pm at Noe Valley ...

SF Chamber Orchestra “World of Woodwinds” Family Concert | Palo Alto
Sunday, January 19 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but seating is first come, first served
| Palo Alto Community Center
SF Chamber Orchestra "World of Woodwinds" Family Concert | Palo Alto
Join us for an entertaining and engaging family concert with the wonderful woodwinds of the Bellavente Woodwind Quintet. Learn and listen to the unique and vibrant colors of the flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and French horn.
Rumba Party: Afro-Cuban Drums, Dances & Songs | Berkeley
Sunday, January 19 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are encouraged.
| La Peña Cultural Center
Rumba Party: Afro-Cuban Drums, Dances & Songs | Berkeley

This free, participatory event has been a staple at La Peña Cultural Center for 12 years due to it’s incredible fun, and recurs every 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month. Come enjoy the Afro-Cuban folkloric drums, dances, and songs of rumba. Rumba is the ...Monthly

49ers vs. Packers: “Taco Tuesday” Tacolicious Watch Party | SF
Sunday, January 19 – 3:40 pm | Cost: FREE | Tacolicious North Beach
49ers vs. Packers: "Taco Tuesday" Tacolicious Watch Party | SF
Game day. Let’s do this. First paint your body in gold and red. Then choose your Niners adventure. We will have the sound on at all Tacolicious locations and are serving our Taco Tuesday special ($15 for six old-school crispy tacos plus $29 pitchers of margs). ...
9 Awesome Spots: 49ers Playoff Watch Parties | SF vs. Packers
Sunday, January 19 – 3:40 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Most are free and no cover charge. Some freebies might require a drink purchase
| All Over San Francisco
9 Awesome Spots: 49ers Playoff Watch Parties | SF vs. Packers
The 49ers are good in, like, forever. So it’s time to become faithful again and watch the Niners take on the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship. In addition to the usual sports bars, here are some of our favorite places to check out the ...
Sunday Concerts at Presidio Chapel | SF
Sunday, January 19 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is free. Limited seating - reservations recommended.
| Presidio Chapel
Sunday Concerts at Presidio Chapel | SF
Sunday Concerts at Presidio Chapel presents Jason Stoll, piano, featuring the music of Chopin, Kapustin and Gershwin; and John Smalley, baritone, and Janis Mercer, piano, performing songs by Schoenberg and his students at the historic Presidio Chapel. Admission is free. Limited seating – reservations recommended. Please ...
Freedom Narrative: An Afternoon of Collective Art & Expression | SF
Sunday, January 19 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Zaccho Dance Theater
Freedom Narrative: An Afternoon of Collective Art & Expression | SF
Freedom Narrative, an afternoon of collective art and expression celebrating faith, arts and activism. Honoring those who in the past have fought for justice, and acknowledging the fight we continue in today. Come join us and experience a lyrical ensemble of movement and spoken word, as ...
Napa Lighted Art Festival 2020 | Final Night
Sunday, January 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Napa
Napa Lighted Art Festival 2020 | Final Night

Napa does Art After Dark. This nine-day festival is free to the public and features iconic architecture that becomes the painting in a unique lighted art walk. Original artwork is created by local and international artists with installations at approximately 13 locations in Downtown Napa, the Oxbow ...

“Crazy Funny Asians” Comedy Showcase | SF
Sunday, January 19 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required. Donations ($5-$10) greatly appreciated.
| Neck of The Woods
"Crazy Funny Asians" Comedy Showcase | SF

Inspired by the blockbuster movie, see some of the Bay Area’s top comedians at San Francisco’s Crazy Funny Asians comedy showcase, presented by Funcheap and HellaFunny. Let’s celebrate the Bay’s Asian-American culture and heritage with laughs. Free tickets for the first 100 people to RSVP “Crazy ...Every Sunday

Laugh Your Gays Off: Free Comedy in The Castro | SF
Sunday, January 19 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*$5 suggested donation
| The Midnight Sun
Laugh Your Gays Off: Free Comedy in The Castro | SF

Laugh Your Gays Off is a free monthly comedy show in the heart of the Castro, featuring awesome lineups of LGBTQ and LGBTQ-friendly comedians with your host, “Daniele Midi.” Drink deals at Midnight Sun are dangerously good. It’s about time that The Castro gets more ...Monthly

Napa’s “Night Bloom” After Dark Hot Air Balloons | Final Night of 2020
Sunday, January 19 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oxbow Commons
Napa's "Night Bloom" After Dark Hot Air Balloons | Final Night of 2020

Napa does Art After Dark. This nine-day festival is free to the public and features iconic architecture that becomes the painting in a unique lighted art walk. Original artwork is created by local and international artists with installations at approximately 13 locations in Downtown Napa, the Oxbow ...

2020 SF Fresh Festival: Power & Gender Talk, Dance & Dessert | SF
Sunday, January 19 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Many events free. Others have nominal costs
| ODC Dance Commons
2020 SF Fresh Festival: Power & Gender Talk, Dance & Dessert | SF
An evening for women and non-binary dancers. Free event. Bring a dessert if possible
Free HellaFunny Sundays Stand-Up Comedy | Neck of the Woods
Sunday, January 19 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP. Otherwise $15 online $20 at the door
| Neck of The Woods
Free HellaFunny Sundays Stand-Up Comedy | Neck of the Woods

Come to HellaFunny Sundays at the Neck of the Woods to see an ever-changing lineup of some of SF’s funniest local headlining comedians that typically perform at Cobbs, Punch Line and SF Sketchfest. HellaFunny Sundays Every Sunday at 8:30pm Neck of the Woods 406 Clement St, ...

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, January 19 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boom Boom Room
"Return of the Cypher" Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room

Return of the Cypher (ROTC) is free live Hip-Hop show every Sunday at the Boom Boom Room that features an ever-changing lineup of artists and improvised sessions (know as “cyphers”) where beatboxers, emcees, and musicians collaborate in a spontaneous combustion of soulful skill. Every week, The ...Every Sunday

Monday, January 20

MLK Jr. Celebrations & Free Museum Days
Monday, January 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
MLK Jr. Celebrations & Free Museum Days
Every year, the Bay Area celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a series of festivals, marches and celebrations highlighted by a march and festival near the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Most of the events are organized by the NorCalMLK ...
Youth Poster Contest | San Rafael
Monday, January 20 – 7:00 am | Cost: FREE | Osher Marin JCC
Youth Poster Contest | San Rafael
The Osher Marin JCC is pleased to present an exhibit based on the local 2019 Youth Poster Contest. The initiative provides an unprecedented public platform for the thoughts and talents of Marin County young artists. Any local youth, age 12-18, are invited to design a poster ...
MLK Day 2020 Parking Rules in SF | How Not to Get a Ticket
MLK Day 2020 Parking Rules in SF | How Not to Get a Ticket
If you’ve got a car in San Francisco, in addition to crazy high gas prices, you also have to worry about the insanely complex, nearly impossible to decipher conflicting parking signs and rules. Thankfully on MLK Day, the city of San Francisco is going to reward ...
MLK Celebration Train: Free Ride to SF Festivities | Peninsula Caltrain
MLK Celebration Train: Free Ride to SF Festivities | Peninsula Caltrain
The Caltrain NorCalMLK Celebration Train will provide free service from San Jose to San Francisco, with stops in Palo Alto and San Mateo, for those in the Peninsula who wish to attend the annual celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. King in San ...
Golden Gate Freedom Ferry: Free Commemorative Service | MLK 2020
Monday, January 20 – 8:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
| Golden Gate Ferry
Golden Gate Freedom Ferry: Free Commemorative Service | MLK 2020
Take the MLK2020 Golden Gate Freedom Ferry service to the MLK2020 celebration events in San Francisco on January 20th and honor the life and legacy of Dr. King through exciting activities for all. This free commemorative service is a program of the Northern California Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Foundation, ...