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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!

Saturday, November 28

“For The Culture” Holiday Market to Support Black Women (Nov. 27-28)
Saturday, November 28 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE
"For The Culture" Holiday Market to Support Black Women (Nov. 27-28)

Shop for everyone on your list and celebrate Black women creators this holiday season at the For the Culture Holiday Market, a two-day online event featuring more than 50 vendors, virtual shop tours, interactive workshops, music, and more surprises to be announced. Get your free ...

“Dickens Fair” at Home Virtual 2020 Festival (Nov 21-Dec 24)
Saturday, November 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE
"Dickens Fair" at Home Virtual 2020 Festival (Nov 21-Dec 24)
Red Barn Productions is pleased to announce Dickens Fair at Home, a free online Christmas compendium that brings home the magic of the Great Dickens Christmas Fair & Victorian Holiday Party – a beloved Bay Area holiday tradition. Like most other in-person events in 2020, the Great Dickens Christmas ...

“Play Streets” Tenderloin Art Fest & Drum Circle
Saturday, November 28 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | CounterPULSE
"Play Streets" Tenderloin Art Fest & Drum Circle

Enjoy a safe and open space to play, stretch the legs, and have some fun at Play Streets this Saturday! “Play Streets” Tenderloin Art Fest & Drum Circle , from 10-4 pm 200 block of Turk (between Jones/ Leavenworth) Masks and social distancing requirements ...Every Saturday

SF Chinatown “Walkway Weekends” Saturdays & Sundays (Thru Dec. 27)
Saturday, November 28 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Chinatown (Grant & California)
SF Chinatown "Walkway Weekends" Saturdays & Sundays (Thru Dec. 27)

The event San Francisco Chinatown’s iconic Grant Avenue will be closed off to traffic and cars for a pleasant open walkway under vibrant red lanterns every weekend from July through December. Enjoy a historic street stroll, outdoor dining, and an Asian shopping experience. Update: Originally ...Every Saturday

POSTPONED: Oakland Museum of California Free Weekend (Nov. 27-29)
Saturday, November 28 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP and timed tickets required
| Oakland Museum of California
POSTPONED: Oakland Museum of California Free Weekend (Nov. 27-29)

POSTPONED Oakland Museum Of California Announces Its Reopening To The Public On Friday, November 27 With Free Weekend Access After Eight Months of Temporary Closure, OMCA Reopens with New Safety Protocols in Place Including Timed Ticketing, Limited Capacity, and Reduced Hours UPDATE: On Monday, November ...

“Urban Air Market” Online Holiday Show (Nov. 27-28)
Saturday, November 28 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE
"Urban Air Market" Online Holiday Show (Nov. 27-28)

This holiday season, Urban Air Market has partnered with Shop Lit Live to launch our first ever Urban Air Market Holiday Show: Online Edition. Join 50 + of our favorite brands as we “go live” to share our newest creations and holiday gift ideas with anyone who has the app.As an ...

GLBT History Museum: Free Saturdays for Bay Area Residents
Saturday, November 28 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets must be reserved online in advance
| GLBT Historical Society Museum
GLBT History Museum: Free Saturdays for Bay Area Residents

Located in SF’s Castro District, the GLBT Historical Society Museum is the first full-scale, stand-alone museum of its kind in the United States. The museum celebrates 100 years of the city’s vast queer past through dynamic exhibitions and programming. Normally admission is $10, but through ...Every Saturday

Santana Row “Snow Showers” (Nov 28 – Dec 23)
Saturday, November 28 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Santana Row
Santana Row "Snow Showers" (Nov 28 - Dec 23)
It’s snowing on The Row! Santana Row brings the North Pole to San Jose for a fun, holiday celebration. Bring family and friends together for snow showers & holiday tunes every 30 minutes in Park Valencia in front of Maggiano’s. November 28 – December 23, 6:00 ...
The Stud’s “Drag Alive Online” Every Saturday
The Stud's "Drag Alive Online" Every Saturday

Thanks to SFist for letting us know that The Stud and Oasis are going virtual with their  Drag Shows Online. Not even the global pandemic can stop the Queens! Enjoy a weekly dose of virtual humor, flashy, queer and everything drag with The Stud and Oasis Online Drag Show. The ...Every Saturday

Sunday, November 29

Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile
Sunday, November 29 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | 37th and Ortega (SF)
Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile

Come eat, drink, shop, play, connect and be local at the Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile, a festive open-air, year-round weekly market featuring local farmers, ranchers, food artisans, merchants, makers, artists and organizations on a closed-to-traffic 37th Avenue between Ortega and Pacheco. Outer Sunset ...Every Sunday

POSTPONED: Free Admission Day: Oakland Museum of CA Reopening Weekend
Sunday, November 29 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP and timed tickets required
| Oakland Museum of California
POSTPONED: Free Admission Day: Oakland Museum of CA Reopening Weekend

POSTPONED Oakland Museum Of California Announces Its Reopening To The Public On Friday, November 27 With Free Weekend Access After Eight Months of Temporary Closure, OMCA Reopens with New Safety Protocols in Place Including Timed Ticketing, Limited Capacity, and Reduced Hours UPDATE: On Monday, November ...

Free Online Roast of “It’s a Wonderful Life”
Sunday, November 29 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Vimeo Live Stream
Free Online Roast of "It's a Wonderful Life"
As part of the 5th Annual MSTie Turkey Day VIRTUAL Meet Up we will be riffing and roasting ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ for FREE online and you are invited! Play drinking games with wingless comedians, as they riff and roast the film that gives you an ...
Autumn Penumbral Lunar Eclipse | 2020
Sunday, November 29 – 11:30 pm | Cost: FREE | All Over the Bay Area
Autumn Penumbral Lunar Eclipse | 2020
A penumbral lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes through the Earth’s partial shadow, or penumbra. During this type of eclipse the Moon will darken slightly but not completely. The Penumbral Lunar Eclipse will occur in the Bay Area on November 29th. Source: Time and Date The ...

Monday, November 30

Art is Essential: 10th Annual San Francisco Youth Arts Summit
Monday, November 30 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Art is Essential: 10th Annual San Francisco Youth Arts Summit
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Youth Art Exchange (YAX), a nonprofit that provides free arts programs for San Francisco public high school students, is hosting the Bay Area’s largest gathering of youth artists and youth-serving organizations, this year taking place virtually. Art is Essential: The 10th Annual ...
Goldman Environmental Prize Virtual Ceremony
Monday, November 30 – 3:50 pm | Cost: FREE | Virtual
Goldman Environmental Prize Virtual Ceremony
Monday, Nov 30, 3:50pm-5pm Pacific Goldman Environmental Prize Honors Six Environmental Heroes The Goldman Environmental Foundation will announce six recipients of the 2020 Goldman Environmental Prize, the world’s foremost award for grassroots environmental activists, on Monday, November 30. Awarded annually to environmental heroes from each of the world’s ...
Author Talk: Tracy Anne Hart on Guitar Legend Stevie Ray Vaughan
Monday, November 30 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Author Talk: Tracy Anne Hart on Guitar Legend Stevie Ray Vaughan
Join us on Monday, November 30 at 6:00pm PST when photographer Tracy Anne Hart discusses her book, Seeing Stevie Ray, with former Creem magazine editor Robert Duncan on Zoom! 10% of each book sold will be donated to the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank. Stevie Ray Vaughan regularly ...
SFCM Faculty Artist Series feat. Violinist – Simon James
SFCM Faculty Artist Series feat. Violinist - Simon James
WHAT’S COOL ABOUT THIS EVENING: Simon James is one of the foremost violin teachers in the country. Mozart, Schumann, Schnittke—hear violin pieces from multiple eras. This concert is extra special: to invite you into the concert halls, select performances during the fall semester (like this one) include special ...
The Marsh’s Zoom Storytelling Night: 4 Performers Every Monday
The Marsh's Zoom Storytelling Night: 4 Performers Every Monday

As many of you know, The Marsh has postponed all in-person shows until further notice, but that won’t stop Monday Night Marsh from continuing to bring you the unique stories we all love. Monday Night MarshStream is our new Monday Night Marsh with a few ...Every Monday

“The Playlist” Curated Stand-up Comedy Zoom show
"The Playlist" Curated Stand-up Comedy Zoom show
A new online comedy show bringing some of the best comedians from the Bay to LA, directly to your computer screen! Join us for a monthly showcase of some of the best comedians from the Bay and beyond. Hosted by Bay Area comics Josef Anolin and Aivy ...
Free Virtual Starline Comedy | Oakland
Monday, November 30 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but sliding scale donations are requested.
| Starline Social Club
Free Virtual Starline Comedy | Oakland

In response to the current health crisis, the “Free Standup Comedy Night & Pop Up Food ‘ will be presented virtually until further notice. Comedians Irene Tu and Andrew Orolfo bring you the best local and nationally touring stand-up comedians to Starline Social Club’s intimate ...Every Monday