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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, May 20

“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

$1 Drink Fridays: “Battle of the Decades” DJ Party (North Beach)
Friday, May 20 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission with RSVP on Eventbrite
| Monroe
$1 Drink Fridays: "Battle of the Decades" DJ Party (North Beach)

Fridays are now a little bit more awesome. Did someone say $1 drinks? Monroe in North Beach hosts “Battle of the Decades” DJ party and happy hour every Friday with a DJ spinning progressive tunes. Every hour is a different decade – with drink prices ...Every Friday

“Off the Grid” Fort Mason: Night Market & Food Truck Party (2022)
Friday, May 20 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but food/drink for purchase
| Fort Mason Center
"Off the Grid" Fort Mason: Night Market & Food Truck Party (2022)

California’s largest recurring street food festival is back for its 12th season. , 25+ food trucks will roll into Fort Mason’s parking lot and surround live bands, a full bar and a brand new wine garden. (Sadly, the communal fire pits are not returning ...Every Friday

Free Telescope Viewings + Outdoor Star Party at Chabot (Oakland)
Friday, May 20 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, weather permitting.
| Chabot Space & Science Center
Free Telescope Viewings + Outdoor Star Party at Chabot (Oakland)

Join Chabot astronomers on the Observatory Deck for a free telescope viewing! Weather permitting, this is a chance to explore stars, planets and more through Chabot’s historic telescopes. Chabot’s three large historic telescopes offer a unique way to experience the awe and wonder of the ...Every Friday

Friday Karaoke with KJ Lee at Bar Fluxus (Downtown SF)
Friday, May 20 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bar Fluxus
Friday Karaoke with KJ Lee at Bar Fluxus (Downtown SF)

Karaoke night with JK Lee in a beautiful setting, great and affordable cocktails. Request English or French songs. Loads of fun!Every Friday

“And Ya Don’t Stop Fridays” Party Music DJ Night (Delirium)
Friday, May 20 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free all night.
| Delirium
"And Ya Don't Stop Fridays" Party Music DJ Night (Delirium)

AYDS – And Ya Don’t Stop Night 9pm-2am / 21+ / Free Party music from old to new. You may sing along to Madonna, N Sync, Britney Spears, Ariana Grande then Thizz face to Bay Area hyphy music then get your hips shaking ...Every Friday

Saturday, May 21

FREE Tix: Downtown SF’s Brand New Speakeasy Comedy Night
Saturday, May 21 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free tickets for first 100
| Secret Location (SF)
FREE Tix: Downtown SF's Brand New Speakeasy Comedy Night

Get ready for downtown San Francisco’s newest comedy club – part of our new pop-up comedy shows at unique spots all across the bay. We’ll take over a new venue and you’ll get notified of the secret location. This HellaSecret Comedy Show takes place at a recently reopened ...

SF’s “HellaMotown” Downtown DJ Night (Bar Fluxus)
Saturday, May 21 – 10:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP before 11pm
| Bar Fluxus
SF's "HellaMotown" Downtown DJ Night (Bar Fluxus)

Party down on Saturday night at one of SF’s coolest art bars with tons of awesome original throwback Motown jams from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s all night with a little mix of Motown-inspired tunes as well. If you love Stevie Wonder, the Supremes, Jackson ...Every Saturday

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. Advanced tickets are required, and capacity is limited due to COVID-19 precautions. Please note that admission to any special exhibits is not included nor discounted and will require ...Every Saturday

Spring Saturdays at Children’s Creativity Museum (SF)
Saturday, May 21 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Outdoor activities in the CCM Courtyard are always free!
| Children's Creativity Museum
Spring Saturdays at Children's Creativity Museum (SF)

Spring Saturdays are back at CCM! from 10:00am – 12:00pm. Creativity, crafts, community, and sunshine? Yes, please! Stop by our courtyard every Saturday in April and May (skipping April 30) for free nature-based activities. We’re also offering special indoor workshops that are free ...Every Saturday

Pokémon GO Community Day in Oakland (Jack London Square)
Saturday, May 21 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Pokémon GO Community Day is coming to Oakland (Jack London Square) on Saturday, May 21, between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Thousands of players will be in town along with Niantic representatives for three hours of catching Pokémon and an opportunity to score free merch.
Bayview’s “Sankofa” Outdoor Makers Market (SF)
Saturday, May 21 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Hunters Point Blvd.
Bayview's "Sankofa" Outdoor Makers Market (SF)

In an effort to support the reclamation of space in Bayview Hunters Point, we are excited to announce the debut of Sankofa Makers Market on November 20, 2021 with three scheduled dates running from 11am to 3pm on Hungers point Blvd. btwn Hawes and Jennings. ...

Bernal Chess Day
Bernal Chess Day

Join us for an afternoon of casual chess in the outdoor back patio at Progressive Grounds. All levels and ages are welcome. Bring a chess set if you have one. For everyone’s comfort, let’s wear masks during games unless both players agree to go without. ...Every Saturday

Nuthouse at the Golden Squirrel: Stand-Up Comedy Cabaret (Oakland)
Saturday, May 21 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Sliding scale donation requested during the show
| The Golden Squirrel
Nuthouse at the Golden Squirrel: Stand-Up Comedy Cabaret (Oakland)

About Nuthouse: at 8:30, some of the best local and touring comedians come to Rockridge’s favorite gastropub, The Golden Squirrel. Past comics have been featured on Netflix, Comedy Central, HBO, Amazon Prime, Conan, James Corden, and more. The show proudly features a different ...Every Saturday

“Weekend Love” Hip Hop/Reggaeton/House/Hyphy DJ Night (Delirium)
Saturday, May 21 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Delirium
"Weekend Love" Hip Hop/Reggaeton/House/Hyphy DJ Night (Delirium)

Join us for party classics with one of San Francisco’s legendary and pioneering Hip Hop DJs! We go from Hip Hop to Reggae-Dancehall, Reggaeton to 80s Pop, House to Hyphy every Friday & Saturday night! Party for FREE while watching the music videos ...Every Saturday

Free RSVP at Love + Propaganda Saturdays (SF)
Saturday, May 21 – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*FREE RSVP before 11pm.
| Love + Propaganda
Free RSVP at Love + Propaganda Saturdays (SF)

Join us SATURDAY nights at Love + Propaganda! Guest List before 11pm with RSVP VIP Table Reservations (TEXT) 415-604-2901 for more information Situated in San Francisco’s Union Square district, Love and Propaganda is a crossroads where music, fashion, and art all meet to form an ...Every Saturday

Sunday, May 22

“Golden State Lounge” Oakland Comedy Show (Sunday)
"Golden State Lounge" Oakland Comedy Show (Sunday)

Get ready for our “HellaSecret” speakeasy comedy show in Oakland. A series of pop-up (and socially distant) live comedy shows at unique spots all across the bay. We’ll take over a venue and you’ll get an email with the secret location. This HellaSecret comedy show ...

FREE Tix: Sunday Downtown SF Speakeasy Comedy Night
Sunday, May 22 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free tickets for first 100
| Secret Location (SF)
FREE Tix: Sunday Downtown SF Speakeasy Comedy Night

Get ready for downtown San Francisco’s newest comedy club – part of our new pop-up comedy shows at unique spots all across the bay. We’ll take over a new venue and you’ll get notified of the secret location. This HellaSecret Comedy Show takes place at a recently reopened ...

SF’s HellaDesi Comedy Night (Every Sunday)
SF's HellaDesi Comedy Night (Every Sunday)

It’s San Francisco’s only weekly HellaDesi Comedy Night at a great new comedy club at Neck of the Woods with HellaFunny and Funcheap. See a showcase of some of the Bay Area’s top comedians of Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan, Bangladeshi, Afghani, and South Asian descent. Let’s celebrate ...Every Sunday