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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, July 19

Kids Craft with Sophie’s World | South SF
Thursday, July 19 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | South San Francisco Grand Ave. Branch Library
Kids Craft with Sophie's World | South SF

Spend your summer crafting with Sophie’s World.  For July and August,  Sophie Maletsky, of Sophie’s World, uses her sixteen years of experience to come up with great new ways to entertain children. From crafts to activities, and games to parties, to songs and silliness, she ...

Free Museum & Gallery Crawl: Yerba Buena Third Thursdays | SoMa
Free Museum & Gallery Crawl: Yerba Buena Third Thursdays | SoMa

Lists of museums:

Yerba Buena Alliance
Museum of Performance + Design
ThirstyBear Organic Brewery
Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD)
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Game Night Happy Hour, Trivia & Relay Races | SF
Game Night Happy Hour, Trivia & Relay Races | SF

Game Night brings a night of games, drinks, food and fun on the third Thursday of every month from 5-10 pm at Coffee Bar’s Bryant Street location. They will have discounted beer and wine, exclusive food menu, board games like giant Jenga, corn hole and more. Each event will ...

Civic Center’s 2018 Third Thursday “Commons Block Party” | SF
Thursday, July 19 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza
Civic Center's 2018 Third Thursday "Commons Block Party" | SF

The Commons on Third Thursdays will activate UN Plaza, Fulton Street and Civic Center Plaza with three stages of music, food trucks, bars, bocce ball and other activities held on four nights, once a month through October, from 5 to 9 pm. “The Commons” is the ...

Epic “Invisible Man & the Masque of Blackness” Art Block Party | SF
Thursday, July 19 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza
Epic "Invisible Man & the Masque of Blackness" Art Block Party | SF

For the next Civic Center Commons 3rd Thursdays Block Party event on July 19 from 5-9 pm, the public is invited to experience internationally renowned artist Zak Ové’s temporary public art installation “Invisible Man and the Masque of Blackness,” which will be on view through …

20th Annual Le Colonial Throwback Party: DJ, Live Music & Happy Hour | SF
Thursday, July 19 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, $5 donation is encouraged.
| 721 Lounge
20th Annual Le Colonial Throwback Party: DJ, Live Music & Happy Hour | SF

In celebration of its 20th Anniversary, the iconic restaurant Le Colonial will be going back in time for a special throwback 1998 at 721 Lounge.
20th Annual Le Colonial Throwback Party
Thursday, July 19, 2018 |5 pm to Midnight
721 Lounge, 721 Sutter Street, San Francisco
FREE ($5 Donation is …

Rugby World Cup Sevens Fiji Welcome Ceremony | SF
Thursday, July 19 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Embarcadero Plaza
Rugby World Cup Sevens Fiji Welcome Ceremony | SF

The Bay Area is about to be overtaken by Fijian happiness, thanks to the arrival of the Fiji Airways Men’s 7s rugby team and a series of exciting public engagement events throughout the city, July 16-19, 2018. Tourism Fiji and Fiji Airways have partnered to bring Fiji’s world-renowned ...

“Rugby Evensong” Rugby World Cup Sevens Free Concert | SF
Thursday, July 19 – 5:15 pm | Cost: FREE*
*This event will be free and open to all.
| Grace Cathedral
"Rugby Evensong" Rugby World Cup Sevens Free Concert | SF

Sad the World Cup is finishing up? Looking for another chance to celebrate international sports?
Kick off the weekend with Grace Cathedral’s Rugby Evensong, a special service and concert to celebrate the Rugby World Cup Sevens being held right here in San Francisco.
“Rugby Evensong” Rugby …

Summer Street Party: Live Music, 100+ Hot Rods & Family Fun | Downtown Hayward
Thursday, July 19 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Hayward
Summer Street Party: Live Music, 100+ Hot Rods & Family Fun | Downtown Hayward

The 2018 downtown Hayward 3rd Thursday Street Party goes into its 19th season from 5:30-8:30 pm on June 21, July 19, and August 16 with bands, the first of three summer car shows, street entertainers, food, and family fun. Fun will be provided by street entertainers, face-painters ...

Muni Pub Crawl | SF
Thursday, July 19 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to join, but bring money for beer and for Muni.
| The Willows
Muni Pub Crawl | SF

Muni recently rolled out a bunch of service enhancements, including 60-foot buses on the 9R San Bruno Rapid. So let’s take them for a spin.
Join San Francisco Transit Riders and the friends from Transit-Oriented Beer, a loose collection of very cool folks involved professionally in …

SFJAZZ Summer Jazz 2018: Pamela Rose & John R. Burr | Palo Alto
Thursday, July 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Stanford Shopping Center
SFJAZZ Summer Jazz 2018: Pamela Rose & John R. Burr | Palo Alto

Enjoy 10 weeks of rhythm and blues as Summer Jazz, an annual tradition in Palo Alto, celebrates its 32nd Anniversary at Stanford Shopping Center. A free outdoor concert series, Summer Jazz is produced by SFJAZZ and showcases a variety of jazz musicians and all-stars performing ...

Free Latin Concert in the Park | San Mateo
Thursday, July 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Central Park (San Mateo)
Free Latin Concert in the Park | San Mateo

Dance a summer evening away in San Mateo’s beautiful Central Park with free concerts held every Thursday night during the summer. Low-back chairs and blankets are welcome. Downtown parking is free after 6 pm. 2018 Central Park Music Series Every Thursday, June 21 to August 16, ...

Adventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Concord
Thursday, July 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Road Runner Sports (Concord)
Adventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Concord

Adventure Run is a free, 60-minute scavenger-like fun run filled with hundreds of friends, giveaways, raffle prizes, music and even a beer garden on the 3rd Thursday of the month at the Concord Road Runner store. Free, but an RSVP is required. Your Adventure starts when ...

Moraga Summer Concert: Electrifying Tribute to Michael Jackson | East Bay
Thursday, July 19 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Moraga Commons Park
Moraga Summer Concert: Electrifying Tribute to Michael Jackson | East Bay

On Thursday evenings, head for the Moraga Commons Park for a relaxing free concert in the park. Bring your picnic blanket or lawn chairs to the grassy hillside in front of the band shell. Enjoy the music while your children enjoy the park. The volunteers ...

Music & Market Summer Concerts: Mike Amaral’s California Beach Boys | Concord
Thursday, July 19 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Music & Market Summer Concerts: Mike Amaral's California Beach Boys | Concord

The 29th Annual Music & Market Series returns to Todos Santos Plaza featuring a cream of the crop schedule of Bay Area bands, and one of the best Farmers Markets anywhere in downtown Concord. The Farmers Market is from 4-8 pm with music from 6:30-8 ...

LaborFest 2018: “Pride 2014” Film Screening | SF
Thursday, July 19 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 518 Valencia
LaborFest 2018: "Pride 2014" Film Screening | SF

The unity of workers and oppressed minorities is the story of Pride. In a successful effort to break the miners’ union, former Prime Minister Thatcher decided to force the National Union of Miners out on strike during 1984-1985. This movie encapsulates that strong support the …

Slamdunk Homerun: Free Stand Up Comedy & Cookies | Berkeley
Thursday, July 19 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sports Basement (Berkeley)
Slamdunk Homerun: Free Stand Up Comedy & Cookies | Berkeley

Come to the Slamdunk Homerun: Stand-Up Comedy at Sports Basement in Berkeley. There will be free cookies and drinks while supplies last. Hosted by Hayley Benham-Archdeacon, Jeff Dean and Jordan Thewlis. Slamdunk Homerun: Free Stand-up Comedy Every third Thursdays | 7 pm to 8 pm ...

“Everything Is Quiet” Art Exhbition & Opening Reception | SF
Thursday, July 19 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations are appreciated
| Creativity Explored
"Everything Is Quiet" Art Exhbition & Opening Reception | SF

Join the opening reception of “Everything is Quiet”, the first solo exhibition of work by Gerald Wiggins.
Drawing from Wiggins’s body of work since joining the Creativity Explored studio in 2008, the exhibition features a wide range of his illustrative work and host of ceramic figures …

Outdoor Waterfront Flicks: “Star Wars – The Last Jedi” | Jack London Square
Thursday, July 19 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Outdoor Waterfront Flicks: "Star Wars - The Last Jedi" | Jack London Square

Cozy up on the waterfront this summer with free outdoor screenings of hit movies, as part of Jack London Square’s hit Waterfront Flicks series. Waterfront Flicks begins on Thursday, June 21 with a special Oakland A’s night celebrating the 25th anniversary of the coming-of-age baseball ...

Haight Ashbury Comedy Night | Milk Bar
Thursday, July 19 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Use promo code HELLAFUNNY for free tickets. Otherwise, it's $15.
| Milk Bar
Haight Ashbury Comedy Night | Milk Bar

Come out to Haight Ashbury Comedy Night at Milk Bar located in the heart of the Upper Haight to see some of SF’s best rising comedic talent. The lineup changes every week, but expect to see comics that have performed at Cobbs, SF Sketchfest, the ...