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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!

Wednesday, April 1

“The Dirty Show” Comedy Night | SF
Wednesday, April 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Kozy Kar Bar
"The Dirty Show" Comedy Night | SF

Produced by three of San Francisco’s favorite comedians: Zack Chapaloni, Joe Gorman and Joey Avery;  Kozy Kar presents The Dirty Show. This standup comedy show features a wide variety of all types of humor, combining local and television talent at 8 pm every first Wednesday at ...Monthly

Thursday, April 2

CANCELED: Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum | East Bay
Thursday, April 2 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to galleries. Film programs are excluded
| Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive
CANCELED: Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum | East Bay

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been canceled. Monthly

Free 30-Minute Core & Stretch Express | Salesforce Park
Thursday, April 2 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free 30-Minute Core & Stretch Express | Salesforce Park

Take a break from your desk with this 30-minute express lunchtime class every Thursday from 12:30 pm to 1 pm. Pair with Express Bootcamp beforehand for a full body workout.Every Thursday

POSTPONED: 2020 Stern Grove Festival Announcement | April 2nd
Thursday, April 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated
| Stern Grove
POSTPONED: 2020 Stern Grove Festival Announcement | April 2nd
UPDATE: Due to Coronavirus concerns, this season announcement has been postponed for 2020. A new date will be announced so please check their website for updates. Stern Grove Festival’s 82nd Season of free concerts will run every Sunday from June 14 through August 16, 2020. Look for ...
Being an ER Doctor at UCSF During Coronavirus: Live Online Talk
Thursday, April 2 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Being an ER Doctor at UCSF During Coronavirus: Live Online Talk
Join us for Manny’s Super Civic Cyber Conversations with Becca Lozano on being an ER Doctor at UCSF during coronavirus. Watch Live on Zoom Put Grey’s Anatomy to the side and let’s get real. We wanted to hear from a real doctor in the field during the ...
Live Stream Bay Area Farm Tour: Baby Goats + Watch Veggies Grow
Thursday, April 2 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Live Stream Bay Area Farm Tour: Baby Goats + Watch Veggies Grow
Spend an afternoon on a Santa Rosa farm with baby goats, mama goats, chickens ducks and cows  plus fruits, flowers and vegetable garden beds. While the world right now is full of uncertainty, challenge and change for all of us, I want to try and spread ...
Mayor London Breed “Leading SF in a Time of Crisis” Live Stream Talk
Thursday, April 2 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Mayor London Breed "Leading SF in a Time of Crisis" Live Stream Talk
Join Manny’s Super Civic Cyber Conversations with Mayor London N. Breed on Thursday, April 2nd at 4:00 pm. This conversation will be hosted digitally, not in the real live world. Tune in to hear her discuss how she is leading San Francisco through the CoronaVirus ...
CANCELED: SF’s Live Country Music Thursdays | Westwood
Thursday, April 2 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Westwood
CANCELED: SF's Live Country Music Thursdays | Westwood

Due to the Shelter in Place order, Westwood is temporarily closed until April 7. Please check Instagram on updates. Enjoy wild times at SF’s premier country music bar with $5 Happy Hour specials on delicious shareable plates and live country music every Thursday. Live Music Thursdays ...Every Thursday

CANCELED: Castro Art Walk | First Thursdays
Thursday, April 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Castro
CANCELED: Castro Art Walk | First Thursdays

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been canceled. Monthly

CANCELED: Lower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin
Thursday, April 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lower Polk / Gulch Corridor
CANCELED: Lower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been canceled. Monthly

“Baysia” Virtual Festival (April 2-4): DJs, Poetry & Cooking Classes
Thursday, April 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP for Zoom Link
"Baysia" Virtual Festival (April 2-4): DJs, Poetry & Cooking Classes

Join us online April 2-4 for a three-night exclusive sneak peek at of the Bay Area’s kreative voices in conversation. Featuring live music, poetry readings, a community open mic, and more. Baysia was originally scheduled to take place March 19-28, but has been postponed with ...

POSTPONED: Free Author Talk: Essential Vegetable Fermentation | Omnivore Books
Thursday, April 2 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Omnivore Books on Food
POSTPONED: Free Author Talk: Essential Vegetable Fermentation | Omnivore Books
UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been postponed. With a simple guide to preparing your kitchen and mastering your first ferment, you’ll have your glass jars bubbling away in no time. Learn to ferment everything from whole vegetables, krauts, and kimchis, too hot sauces, ...
Virtual NightLife at Cal Academy of Sciences
Thursday, April 2 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Virtual NightLife at Cal Academy of Sciences
This week, NightLife is coming to you: We’re transforming your virtual happy hour with NightLife & Friends – an experimental online, interactive event featuring some of the scientists, artists, and musicians who have been a regular part of NightLife over the years. Make yourself a cocktail with long-time NightLife mixologist Shane McKnight Get ...
CANCELED: Free Rooftop Stargazing Party “Astro Night” | UC Berkeley
Thursday, April 2 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Campbell Hall (UC Berkeley)
CANCELED: Free Rooftop Stargazing Party "Astro Night" | UC Berkeley
UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been canceled.
New Filmmakers Open Screening | Mission Dist.
Thursday, April 2 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Artists' Television Access

The Bay Area’s only Open Screening for up and coming filmmakers takes place on the first Thursday of each month at Artists’ Television Access in the Mission. Come enjoy a supportive community of filmmakers and see your work on the big screen. Feel free to ...Monthly

Throwback Thursdays at Virgil’s: Late 90’s to Early 2000’s Pop | SF
Thursday, April 2 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Virgil's Sea Room
Throwback Thursdays at Virgil's: Late 90's to Early 2000's Pop | SF

Hey, queers. Oops…they did it again. They’re starting 2018 right with a little turn of the century reminiscing. Get dirty with your queer fam while they pump your favorite late 90s, early 2000s pop tunes in a safe and inclusive space. Dress the part and ...Monthly

Bay Party Vibes on the D-block | SF
Thursday, April 2 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Madrone Art Bar
Bay Party Vibes on the D-block | SF

Come and enjoy Bay party vibes on the D-block. From January 4th and every first Thursday from 9:00 pm-2:00 am they will be playing Hip-Hop, hella R&B for all you beezys, Soul, Funk, Dancehall and all the Bay Area Slappers to get you in the ...Monthly

Sadderday: An Emo/Pop-Punk/Screamo Dance Party | SF
Thursday, April 2 – 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Pop's Bar

A night to relive the days of white belts, myspace, and bangs. Lots of them. Emo, pop punk, post-hardcore, screamo, indie, electro, 90s and 2000s all night long. The party gets down at 9:30 pm on the First Thursday of each month at Pop’s Bar. – ...Monthly

Friday, April 3

CANCELED: Free First Friday Tour at the Museum of Art & History | Santa Cruz
Friday, April 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Normal price admission is $10.
| Museum of Art & History (Santa Cruz)
CANCELED: Free First Friday Tour at the Museum of Art & History | Santa Cruz

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been canceled. Monthly

Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Friday, April 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Free Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

Connect with nature at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, a place for learning, explorationand building community located in a beautiful building right on the beach in Santa Cruz. Permanent exhibits include wildlife and habitat displays, artifacts and cultural exhibits of the Ohlone, a ...Monthly