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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, August 22

Rooftop DJ Classes in Salesforce Park | SF
Thursday, August 22 – 2:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Rooftop DJ Classes in Salesforce Park | SF

Fingersnaps Media Arts will show you how to scratch, sample, loop, and edit music in this hands-on tutorial every Thursday at the Main Plaza. Recommended for ages 10 and up.Every Thursday

Taverna Aventine’s Final Block Party Ever | SF
Thursday, August 22 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP via Eventbrite
| Taverna Aventine
Taverna Aventine's Final Block Party Ever | SF
Barbary Coast’s premier outdoor party destination for the past 11 years is hosting one final blowout on August 22, 2019 from 4 pm to 1 am. Taverna Aventine has become famous for its indoor/outdoor alley parties, with access to multi-level bars, each with their own atmosphere ...

“Presidio Twilight” Campfire Party with Off the Grid | SF
Thursday, August 22 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks.
| Main Post Lawn
"Presidio Twilight" Campfire Party with Off the Grid | SF

Presidio Twilight is back for its sixth season, and it’s better than ever. This year, San Francisco’s largest campfire features a delicious selection of international cuisine from a stellar lineup of local vendors from 5-9 pm every Thursday from mid-May to September. New for 2019 are ...Every Thursday

Summer “Truth Thursdays”: Season Bookend | San Leandro
Thursday, August 22 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Leandro Tech Campus
Summer “Truth Thursdays”: Season Bookend | San Leandro

The San Leandro Improvement Association presents “Truth Thursdays,” returning for the summer on Thursday, May 23 from 5 to 8:30 pm, occurring every fourth Thursday of the month through August at the San Leandro Tech Campus in Downtown San Leandro. Surrounding the 55-foot tall Truth ...

Free Third Thursdays at California Historical Society | SF
Thursday, August 22 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | California Historical Society
Free Third Thursdays at California Historical Society | SF

Explore the current exhibitions for free from 5 PM-8 PM on the third Thursday of every month, as part of the Yerba Buena neighborhood’s Third Thursday program.Monthly

Lillie Mae Free In-store Concert | Amoeba SF
Thursday, August 22 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
Lillie Mae Free In-store Concert | Amoeba SF
Nashville singer/songwriter Lillie Mae performs a live set with a full band and signs her new album, Other Girls (out August 16th on Third Man Records) at Amoeba SF on Thursday, August 22nd at 5pm. Buy the album at Amoeba SF to attend the signing ...
District Attorney Candidates Forum | SF
Thursday, August 22 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library
District Attorney Candidates Forum | SF
2019 is a milestone year for San Francisco’s criminal justice community. For the first time in decades, San Francisco will be electing a new District Attorney, Public Defender, and Sheriff. These three leaders play a significant role in San Francisco’s approach to crime and reform. San Francisco ...
Art Bikes Exhibition w/ Barry McGee, Hueman, & Zio Ziegler | SF
Thursday, August 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required
| Public Works
Art Bikes Exhibition w/ Barry McGee, Hueman, & Zio Ziegler | SF
Lyft and Bay Wheels invites you to attend an exhibition of artwork and the new art bikes from renowned Bay Area artists – Barry McGee, Hueman, and Zio Ziegler. Drinks will be provided along with bike valet provided by SFBC. RSVP Required.
SFJAZZ Summer Jazz 2019: Barrio Manouche | Palo Alto
Thursday, August 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Stanford Shopping Center
SFJAZZ Summer Jazz 2019: Barrio Manouche | 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 Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF
Thursday, August 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. John Episcopal Church
Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF

VolxKuche or Free-Cafe SF is a free supper club held on the second Thursday and fourth Thursday of the month with dinner served starting at 6 pm. The food will be vegan when possible, and always vegetarian. Is it taking place this month? Always check the Facebook ...Monthly

Free Tix: The Future of Bay Area Transit: Regional vs. Local | SF
Thursday, August 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required on RushTix. Comp tickets are limited
| SPUR Urban Center (SF)
Free Tix: The Future of Bay Area Transit: Regional vs. Local | SF
With nine counties and 101 municipalities, the Bay Area is governmentally partitioned. The decisions resulting from these divisions have profound impacts that resonate across the region, shaping how and where housing and commercial development is placed, how our disparate transportation systems are networked and more. Tickets ...
CityDance 2019: Vogue, Live Music & Beer Garden | San Jose
Thursday, August 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Plaza de Cesar Chavez
CityDance 2019: Vogue, Live Music & Beer Garden | San Jose

Put on your dancing shoes and join the fun every Thursday evening from Aug. 15 to Oct. 3 for free live music and dance lessons. San Jose CityDance 2019 Thursdays, Aug. 15 – Oct. 3, 2019 | 6 pm to 9 pm Plaza De Cesar ...

Oakland’s Free Outdoor Movie Night: “Black Panther” | Jack London Square
Thursday, August 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Oakland's Free Outdoor Movie Night: "Black Panther" | Jack London Square

Cozy up on the waterfront this summer with free outdoor screenings of Hollywood blockbuster favorites every other Thursday evening on the Jack London Square Ferry Lawn. The movie will begin at sundown. Arrive early for pre-film festivities, good eats, and to save your spot. 2019 ...

Music & Market Summer Concert: All-Female Zeppelin Powerhouse | Concord
Thursday, August 22 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Music & Market Summer Concert: All-Female Zeppelin Powerhouse | Concord

The 30th 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 ...

“I Wish I Was Happy” Hour Comedy Show | SF
Thursday, August 22 – 7:45 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission but bring money for food and drinks.
| Slate Bar

8/22 Lineup: Luisa Isbell Florentina Tanase Natasha Vinik Hosted by: Ali Littman Monthly

Haight Ashbury Comedy Night | Milk Bar
Thursday, August 22 – 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 every Thursday at Milk Bar located in the heart of the Upper Haight to see some of SF’s best comedians. The lineup changes every week, but expect to see comics that have performed at Cobbs, SF Sketchfest, the ...Every Thursday

Movies on the Square: “Forrest Gump” | Redwood City
Thursday, August 22 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Movies on the Square: "Forrest Gump" | Redwood City

Bring the family out to a free movie showing in downtown Redwood City in Courthouse Square on Thursday evenings from June 6-August 29, 2019 The Summer experience will be enhanced with a showing of 12 movies on Thursday evenings starting at sundown (approximately 8:45 pm). ...

La Piñata: Free Latin Party & DJ Night | Mission
Thursday, August 22 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pop's Bar
La Piñata: Free Latin Party & DJ Night | Mission

Put an exclamation mark on your weekend. DJ Clave keeps the beat and brings you a mix of the classic Latin stuff with the funkiest EDM. Salsa, Merengue, Electro-Cumbia, Breaks, Hip Hop, and Nu Latin Beats on the speakers. A Piñata to break, drink specials, ...Monthly

Friday, August 23

Free Dental Cleaning | San Jose
Friday, August 23 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Sikka Dental Corp
Free Dental Cleaning | San Jose
Come join the Annual Free Adult Cleaning day Event on Friday, August 23, 2019 at 9 am. In an effort to serve the community, this is offered to the public as an extension of the other Annual Give Kids a Smile Event. Patients ages 18+ can ...
Summer Fridays at SPIN: Free Ping Pong Day | SF
Friday, August 23 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, free ping pong with happy hour drinks until 5 pm
| SPiN Ping Pong Social Club
Summer Fridays at SPIN: Free Ping Pong Day | SF

What’s better than leaving work early on a Friday to play ping pong and get happy hour drink speicals? Celebrate summer in August with SPIN. Leave work early on Fridays, and from noon to 5pm, come play ping pong for free and get happy hour ...Every Friday