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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!

Monday, July 8

“Pint Sized Plays” SF’s Beer Theater Festival | PianoFight
Monday, July 8 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but donations suggested
| PianoFight
"Pint Sized Plays" SF's Beer Theater Festival | PianoFight

Pint Sized Plays is made up of short, mostly comedic plays set in a bar, and written by Bay Area playwrights. The only rule is that each play can’t run longer than it takes one of its character to finish a beer. Pint Size Plays ...

Bottomless Standards Comedy Show | SF
Monday, July 8 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*21 and over
| Milk Bar
Bottomless Standards Comedy Show | SF

Bottomless Standards is a free comedy show every 2nd Monday of the month, located at the ever funky Milk Bar in the famous Haight & Ashbury District of San Francisco. The show has included comics who have been on Hulu, Comedy Central, and HBO. Reserve a ...Monthly

Tuesday, July 9

Free Chick-fil-A Day: “Cow Appreciation Day” | 2019
Free Chick-fil-A Day: "Cow Appreciation Day" | 2019
For one day only, black and white spots, cow bells and furry ears will be appropriate attire at Chick-fil-A restaurants all across the nation on July 10, 2018 from opening until 7 pm. Free Chick-fil-A Day: Cow Appreciation Day Tuesday, July 9, 2019 | Store opening until ...
Free Admission Day | San Francisco Botanical Garden
Free Admission Day | San Francisco Botanical Garden

The San Francisco Botanical Garden is one of the most diverse gardens in the world. A unique urban oasis, the garden is a living museum within Golden Gate Park, offering 55 acres of both landscaped gardens and open spaces, and showcasing over 8,500 different kinds ...Monthly

“People in Plazas” Market Street Free Summer Music Festival | July 9 – Oct. 30
Tuesday, July 9 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Rincon Center Courtyard
"People in Plazas" Market Street Free Summer Music Festival | July 9 - Oct. 30

This free annual outdoor music festival puts on over 130 free lunchtime concerts featuring an array of different styles from July to October in over 15 different public plazas near Market Street. “People in Plazas” 2019 Market Street Music Festival July 9 to October 30, 2019 | ...

Oakland’s Free “AMP” Street Music Festival | Every Tue-Thu
Tuesday, July 9 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oakland's Public Plazas
Oakland's Free "AMP" Street Music Festival | Every Tue-Thu

Oakland Central debuts a brand new free outdoor music festival for 2019, AMP (Arts, Music, Performance) Oakland, a curated street performance series, throughout Downtown Oakland from May until October. Over 300 local performers will take to the streets to perform over the next six months, ...

Poetic Tuesdays: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Tuesday, July 9 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Poetic Tuesdays: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Lines and lyrics from Litquake Nation! Enjoy line breaks during your lunch break, as some of the Bay Area’s best poets and musicians share their work in the great outdoors.
Live at Lagunitas: The Budos Band | Petaluma
Tuesday, July 9 – 4:20 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
| Lagunitas Brewery
Live at Lagunitas: The Budos Band | Petaluma

Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma presents a free live summer concert series featuring some amazing bands in their LaguMiniAmphitheaterette that would normally play big venues in San Francisco. Show are free, but tickets are required for each show. You’ll want to grab them quick as these shows will definitely ...

LaborFest 2019: The Corporatization of Community Colleges | SF
Tuesday, July 9 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | ILWU Local 34 Hall
LaborFest 2019: The Corporatization of Community Colleges | SF
The growing downsizing of San Francisco Community College by the Rocha administration is not unique. Through privatization plans of online education, which is getting hundreds of millions to replace professors, and the Student Success Taskforce, California’s community colleges face a frontal attack. The recent vote of ...
Marin Green Drinks & Free Appetizers | San Rafael
Tuesday, July 9 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Lotus Cuisine of India
Marin Green Drinks & Free Appetizers | San Rafael

Green is the topic. Drinks the excuse. The San Francisco North Bay comes to this mixer to network with local business folks living and working as green as they can. Check the calendar for their high caliber guest speakers. You’ll love the incredible selection of ...Monthly

Monthly Game Night at the Library | Napa
Tuesday, July 9 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Napa County Library
Monthly Game Night at the Library | Napa

Local millennials no longer have to swipe right to meet new people. The Napa County Library’s new Un/shelved program connects 20 to 30 year olds through nontraditional library events. It’s your move with Un/Shelved Gaming if you want to discover and play over 50 different games or ...Monthly

Summer Music in the Park: Blues | Santana Row
Tuesday, July 9 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Santana Row
Summer Music in the Park: Blues | Santana Row

The Summer Music series is back and  ready to groove with you every Tuesday in July from 6 pm-8 pm with free live music. 2019 Summer Music Series Lineup: July 2nd- Jinx Jones & the KingTones, Latin Reggae July 9th – Andre Thierry, Accordion Soul ...

Summertime Outdoor 70s & 80s Concert | Orinda
Tuesday, July 9 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Orinda Community Park
Summertime Outdoor 70s & 80s Concert | Orinda

Bring your family and friends down to Orinda Community Park for Summer Concerts in the Park on most Tuesday nights. This event is free and open to the community. Families are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the evening. 2019 Concert Schedule (6:30 ...

Under The Stars Movie Opening Night: “The Italian Job” | St. Francis Winery
Tuesday, July 9 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. Francis Winery and Vineyard
Under The Stars Movie Opening Night: "The Italian Job" | St. Francis Winery

Pack a blanket and join on the lawn of their beautiful Sonoma Valley Tasting Room for a film under the stars. Back for its 10th year, the  Stars Under the Stars Outdoor Film Festival begins with a pre-show concert at 7 pm followed by the ...

Wine & Movie Night: “On the Town” | Top of the Mark
Wine & Movie Night: "On the Town" | Top of the Mark

Summer Movie Nights return to Top of the Mark at the InterContinental Mark Hopkins for 2019 every Tuesday starting June 4 through August 20 as the sun set at their 19th-floor lounge. In commemoration of the 80th Anniversary, This year (2019) will showcase romantic & lighthearted military-themed films, honoring Top of ...

LaborFest 2019: The Controversy of Removing Public Art | SF
Tuesday, July 9 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | ILWU Local 34 Hall
LaborFest 2019: The Controversy of Removing Public Art | SF
The controversy over the Victor Arnautoff murals at George Washington High School brings to San Francisco the public discourse over public art that is interpreted to portray, or actually glorifies, a narrow Eurocentric view of history. This panel will open with a brief visual presentation ...
Free Women’s Comedy Night | Oakland
Tuesday, July 9 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but there is a two drink minimum and donations are welcome.
| The Layover
Free Women's Comedy Night | Oakland

Come check out a monthly comedy event at The Layover in Oakland for Women’s Comedy Night hosted by Dominique Gelin and sponsored by Nenna Joiner of Feelmore510. Get your laughs with a few funny ladies on the second Tuesday of every month. There is no cover, ...Monthly

Milkin’ It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight
Tuesday, July 9 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
| Milk Bar
Milkin' It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight

Every second, third, and fourth Tuesday night of the month, the Milk Bar hosts Milkin’ It, a free night of comedy featuring local and national comics hosted by comedian Andrew Holmgren. There’s never a cover nor any drink minimums. Doors open at 7:30 pm with comedy starting at 8 ...Monthly

“Udder Hilarity” Free Comedy Show | Hollow Cow
Tuesday, July 9 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP to guarantee a seat
| Hollow Cow
"Udder Hilarity" Free Comedy Show | Hollow Cow

Come see a comedy show at the intimate back patio of Hollow Cow every Tuesday featuring some of San Francisco’s finest comics who have performed at Cobb’s, Punchline, Sketchfest, and even have been nominated for an Emmy. If you’re hungry, the bar serves food as well. Udder Hilarity at Hollow Cow ...Every Tuesday

Wednesday, July 10

Jack London Square Waterfront | Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours
Jack London Square Waterfront | Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours

The images of author Jack London will surround you as you tour the historic square and waterfront. Visit a turn-of-the-century wholesale produce district still in operation and see the USS Potomac, the restored yacht of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Tour begins at 10 am at ...