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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, October 16

Free Michael Jackson Thriller Dance Classes | San Jose
Wednesday, October 16 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Adira Dance & Costume
Free Michael Jackson Thriller Dance Classes | San Jose

In preparation for their attempt to set the Guinness World Record with their version of Thrill the World, Adira Dance & Costume will be offering free Thriller dance classes at their dance studio in San Jose’s Willow Glen neighborhood from 7-8 pm every Wednesday from September 4 to ...Every Wednesday

Free Astronomy Lecture | Castro
Wednesday, October 16 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Randall Museum
Free Astronomy Lecture | Castro

Once monthly, the SFAA hosts distinguished guest speakers who are leaders in the fields of astronomy, physics and related disciplines and they present to SFAA Members the latest developments from cutting-edge scientific programs. Held in the Randall Museum Theater on the third Wednesday of every month, ...Monthly

“Moonlight Comedy”: Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland
Wednesday, October 16 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Uptown Nightclub
"Moonlight Comedy": Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland

Lineup for 10/16 Adam Pearlstein (SF Punchline, Cobb’s Comedy Club) Marcus Williams (Comedy Central’s Clusterfest) Melissa McGillicuddy (Sacramento Comedy Festival) Julie Ash (SF Punchline, Cobb’s Comedy Club) Ian Levy (Wooden Comedy) Gabby Poccia (Satan Sisters) Dauood Naimyar (SF Punchline, Cobb’s Comedy Club) Every Wednesday

Free Comedy Night at SF’s Presidential-Themed Bar | Every Wednesday
Wednesday, October 16 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| Executive Order Bar & Lounge
Free Comedy Night at SF's Presidential-Themed Bar | Every Wednesday

Come laugh at one of SF’s newest cocktail lounges, Executive Order, every Wednesday night at 8pm. HellaFunny Comedy Night will feature six of San Francisco’s best local comics. Comedians on this showcase have been featured on Comedy Central, MTV, ABC, NBC, SF Sketchfest and Clusterfest. ...

The Premise: Intimate Stand Up Comedy | SF
Wednesday, October 16 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Laundry
The Premise: Intimate Stand Up Comedy | SF

10/16 Lineup: Liz Stone Rahul Pandya Michael Cella Jeff Dean Every Wednesday

Thursday, October 17

Hidden San Francisco Walking Tours | SoMa
Thursday, October 17 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Market & New Montgomery St
Hidden San Francisco Walking Tours | SoMa

Hidden stories and surprises abound in a free 90-minute walking tour in the Yerba Buena neighborhood of San Francisco’s history, art, poetry, architecture and activism, including live performances of characters that gave the city its unique reputation. Hidden San Francisco Walking Tours Every 3rd Thursday ...Monthly

Community Free Days at Seymour Marine Discovery Center | Santa Cruz
Thursday, October 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Seymour Marine Discovery Center
Community Free Days at Seymour Marine Discovery Center | Santa Cruz

Seymour Marine Discovery Center is an interactive marine science museum and aquarium with hands-on exhibits and a touch pool, located on the UC Santa Cruz campus. They open their doors to for several Community Free Days several times a year. Powered by the Long Marine ...

Free 30-Minute Core & Stretch Express | Salesforce Park
Thursday, October 17 – 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

Rooftop DJ Classes in Salesforce Park | SF
Thursday, October 17 – 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

Creative Flow: Accessible Art Making Experience | Salesforce Park
Thursday, October 17 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Creative Flow: Accessible Art Making Experience | Salesforce Park

Creative Flow activates community, productive play, and well-being through accessible and purposeful art making experiences every Thursday from 5 pm to 6:30 pm.Every Thursday

Free Museum & Gallery Crawl: Yerba Buena Third Thursdays | SoMa
Free Museum & Gallery Crawl: Yerba Buena Third Thursdays | SoMa

Yerba Buena Third Thursdays is a monthly outing of art, performance, music, and drinks in the Yerba Buena neighborhood in the heart of downtown San Francisco, between 2nd and 5th Street, and Market and Harrison Street. Free, but an RSVP is recommended to save time ...Monthly

Free Third Thursdays at California Historical Society | SF
Thursday, October 17 – 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

DJ Party in the Park “Thursdays on Vinyl” | Salesforce Park
Thursday, October 17 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
DJ Party in the Park "Thursdays on Vinyl" | Salesforce Park

Enjoy a selection of DJs spinning authentic vinyl jams and supplying good vibes on the plaza for free. Curated by HUSHconcerts, every Thursday, July 4 to October 24, 2019 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Salesforce Park (Main Plaza.)Every Thursday

“Make” Summer Parklet Art Party | SF
Thursday, October 17 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*This summer parklet party is free for all ages. Paid admission required to visit the museum.
| Museum of Craft and Design
"Make" Summer Parklet Art Party | SF

On the third Thursday of each month stay out late with the Museum of Craft and Design and collaborate with artists and makers, explore unique themes and rethink materials through creative design projects. Enjoy hands on takeaways that preview the upcoming shows, including Macon Reed ...Monthly

Kristeen Young Free In-store Concert | Amoeba SF
Thursday, October 17 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
Kristeen Young Free In-store Concert | Amoeba SF
NYC-based multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter, and all-round art rocker Kristeen Young plays live and signs her latest album The SubSet on Thursday, October 17th at 6pm at Amoeba SF. You can also catch her at her DNA Lounge residency every Wednesday in October.
Macy’s Men’s Tailor Event: Fashion, Music, Gifts & Rewards | SF
Macy's Men's Tailor Event: Fashion, Music, Gifts & Rewards | SF
Calling all men. Check out the latest trends in Macy’s Men’s Suits. While here, learn from the experts on how to find the perfect fit that suits your style. Enjoy catering, music from our DJ, and with your suit purchase, you’ll receive a travel kit. ...
Free Monthly Outdoor Movie Night | Oakland
Thursday, October 17 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*FREE with RSVP or $6 at the door
| Forage Kitchen
Free Monthly Outdoor Movie Night | Oakland

Hang out under the stars, watch a movie, have a drink, and eat some snacks. You can’t ask for much more on a weeknight. Third Thursdays Outdoor Movie Nights Every 3rd Thursday | 7 to 10:30 pm Forage Kitchen, 478 25th St., Oakland FREE with ...Monthly

Oakland Art Library Open House | East Bay
Thursday, October 17 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, with an RSVP
| Trending Inn
Oakland Art Library Open House | East Bay

The Oakland Art Library has opened with its first event on April 2019. On the 3rd Thursday of each month the library will open its doors again to those who RSVP for free. Each library event will include music, drinks, community, and of course, lots ...Monthly

HellaFunny Free Comedy Night at SF’s Biggest Comedy Club | Cobb’s
Thursday, October 17 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP. Like most comedy clubs there is a 2-drink minimum
| Cobb's Comedy Club
HellaFunny Free Comedy Night at SF's Biggest Comedy Club | Cobb's
Come out to the biggest comedy club in the Bay Area for a night of laughter with some of San Francisco’s Best Stand Up Comedians including Sam Gilwet, Bryant Hicks, Jordan Thewlis, Marcus Williams. Tickets normally $17, but you can get on the guestlist for free
Haight Ashbury Comedy Night | Milk Bar
Thursday, October 17 – 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