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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, February 28

Black History Month Online Book Release Talk w/ Harriet Washington
Sunday, February 28 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Revolution Books
Black History Month Online Book Release Talk w/ Harriet Washington
Harriet A. Washington, acclaimed author of Medical Apartheid will be debuting her new book Carte Blanche: The Erosion of Medical Consent Black History Month Online Book Release Talk Harriet A. Washington, author of Medical Apartheid, is again exposing a large-scale violation of patient, civil, and human rights. Carte ...
“UNSETTLED: Seeking Refuge in America” Film Screening & Live Virtual Discussion Panel
Sunday, February 28 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Tickets are free but registration is required.
| Zoom
"UNSETTLED: Seeking Refuge in America" Film Screening & Live Virtual Discussion Panel
“Every refugee, every asylum seeker, has a story to tell.” Oasis Legal Services Presents: “Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America” Film screening + live virtual discussion panel In this powerful feature-length documentary, director Tom Shepard (Scout’s Honor) reveals the untold stories of four African and Middle Eastern LGBT refugees ...

“College Admissions Journey” Discussions & Insights
Sunday, February 28 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required
"College Admissions Journey" Discussions & Insights
The Association of Applied Life Sciences & The World Association of Young Artists invites you to join our panel discussion, on February 28th, 6:00 – 7:30 PM (PST). We are featuring three outstanding students who will share their experiences in high school and how they ...
Bay Area Children’s Choir Community Celebration: Black History Month
Sunday, February 28 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | YouTube Live
Bay Area Children’s Choir Community Celebration: Black History Month
Kairos Music Academy, a childrens’ choir with a thirty-year history of community-building through song is celebrating Black History with a livestream feature of the choir’s Black Lives Matter Young Artist Series. The tribute honors Black artists, and engages the audience through choral music to open ...

Monday, March 1

“Know Your Name” w/ Activist, Podcaster Virgie Tovar
Monday, March 1 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free Event, Registration Required
"Know Your Name" w/ Activist, Podcaster Virgie Tovar
How do we begin to see the elements that enable rape culture as the elements that are built into the structure and ethos of how we think about gender, bodies, food and weight? Virgie Tovar, author of The Self-Love Revolution: Radical Body Positivity for Girls ...
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

Free Virtual Starline Comedy | Oakland
Monday, March 1 – 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

Tuesday, March 2

SF LGBT Center “Introduction to Business Plans”
Tuesday, March 2 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Make sure to RSVP in advance
SF LGBT Center "Introduction to Business Plans"
The workshop is hosted by Eddie Tang, the Small Business Consultant at the SF LGBT Center. This workshop will be most beneficial to new small business owners and existing small business owners who are looking to change their current business models. During this workshop, you will learn ...
Green Apple Books Virtual Book Talk “Allergic”
Tuesday, March 2 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Green Apple Books Virtual Book Talk "Allergic"
Join us on Tuesday, March 2nd at 5pm PST for the launch of Megan Wagner Lloyd and Michelle Mee Nutter’s book, Allergic, with Raina Telegmeier on Zoom! Zoom Login Info Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83925500873 About Allergic A coming-of-age story featuring a girl with severe ...
The 2020 Election: Trends, Observations, & Where We’re Headed
Tuesday, March 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP
The 2020 Election: Trends, Observations, & Where We’re Headed
Dem Labs, Democracy Action SF, Sister District SF, and Swing Left SF are proud to present a talk with campaign veteran and Political Science Professor Donnie Fowler on long-term trends, short term observations, and where we’re headed based upon data from 2020 and previous elections. ...

Wednesday, March 3

Free Admission Hour “Japanese Tea Garden” at GG Park
Free Admission Hour "Japanese Tea Garden" at GG Park

Still Open / SHELTER IN PLACE UPDATE: 12/7/20 –  Outdoor gardens are specifically allowed and exempt from closures in the Shelter-in-Place order from December 6 to January 4. “Outdoor botanical gardens and historic sites may remain open” – We confirmed with the SF’s parks department ...Every Wednesday

State of Touching “Poetics of Space” with Bells Howard
Wednesday, March 3 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Register at https://500cappstreet.org/uncategorized/state-of-touching/
| The David Ireland House (500 Capp Street, San Francisco, CA)
State of Touching "Poetics of Space" with Bells Howard
Bells Howard offers a performance lecture using experimental visual and auditory elements to explore Guston Bachelard’s Poetics of Space in relation to David Ireland’s work. Sculptural pieces, objects, and drawings of The David Ireland House will be juxtaposed with a reading from Howard’s essay State ...
Gale Hart “Sic” Virtual Exhibition Preview
Wednesday, March 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free: Instagram Live Event
| Voss Gallery
Gale Hart "Sic" Virtual Exhibition Preview
Tune in for a special preview of Gale Hart’s solo exhibition “Sic” on Wednesday, March 3rd at 6 PST on Voss Gallery’s Instagram Live! View never-before-seen footage of the artist making work in her studio, the installation process at the gallery, and a walkthrough of ...

Thursday, March 4

San Francisco Performances Beethoven Concert
Thursday, March 4 – 7:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free online.
| Online event
San Francisco Performances Beethoven Concert
Thurs, Mar 4, 2021 Thoughtful, timely and full of freshly recorded programs, San Francisco Performances’ Front Row Premium online platform (membership is free with email sign-up) is a free series of four premium handcrafted performances recorded specifically for release on the SFP’s “Front Row Premium” platform. ...
“ChickTech” Event: Pivoting to Data Careers: Insights from DISQO
Thursday, March 4 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Virtual
"ChickTech" Event: Pivoting to Data Careers: Insights from DISQO
Are you interested in a career move to the exciting and fast-growing world of data and technology? Join leaders from DISQO and ChickTech for an illuminating panel discussion titled “Pivoting to Data Careers: Insights from DISQO,” a free event hosted online on March 4, 2021, ...
SF Public Library: Celeste-Marie Bernier, Judith Butler & Isaac Julien in Conversation
Thursday, March 4 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free Event, Registration Required
SF Public Library: Celeste-Marie Bernier, Judith Butler & Isaac Julien in Conversation
This online conversation with Celeste-Marie Bernier, Judith Butler, and Isaac Julien, explores Douglass’ legacy and the influence of key historical figures featured in Lessons of the Hour. While widely acknowledged as an icon of abolitionism, Frederick Douglass (1818–1895) is less understood as an early figure in ...
SF Public Library Talk on Legacy of Frederick Douglass
Thursday, March 4 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free Event, Registration Required
SF Public Library Talk on Legacy of Frederick Douglass
This online conversation with Celeste-Marie Bernier, Judith Butler and Isaac Julien, explores Douglass’ legacy and the influence of key historical figures featured in Lessons of the Hour. While widely acknowledged as an icon of abolitionism, Frederick Douglass (1818–1895) is less understood as an early figure in ...
SF Public Library’s Women’s History Month in Conversation
Thursday, March 4 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with registration.
| Online via Zoom; via McEvoy Foundation for the Arts
SF Public Library's Women's History Month in Conversation
Thur, March 4, 12 – 1:30pm Pacific time McEvoy Foundation for the Arts and the San Francisco Public Library honor Women’s History Month with this conversation between Celeste-Marie Bernier, Judith Butler, and artist Isaac Julien about the legacy of the influential women in the life of ...
Storytellers on Schizophrenia
Thursday, March 4 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Register on Eventbrite
Storytellers on Schizophrenia
Join us virtually for the first of a three part series of conversations about serious mental illness, what it is, how it is treated, what its effect is on families and what could or should be different. This event features Nathan Filer, author of “The Heartland: ...
How to Build an ADU in Healdsburg (w/ Local City Planning & Building Staff)
Thursday, March 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Zoom
How to Build an ADU in Healdsburg (w/ Local City Planning & Building Staff)
Thursday, March 4 | Part I: How to Build an ADU in Healdsburg (with your local city planning & building staff) (Register here!) We’ll be joined by our statewide expert on ADU law & policy as well as local Healdsburg city planning & building staff who ...