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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, August 9

“Sunday Assembly” Silicon Valley Community Gathering | Mountain View
Sunday, August 9 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Masonic Lodge
"Sunday Assembly" Silicon Valley Community Gathering | Mountain View

“Live Better, Help Often, Wonder More” is the motto for Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley (SASV), an international community movement that celebrates life. The radically inclusive SASV is a secular and service nonprofit that celebrates life, welcomes all people and supports everyone fulfilling their potential. It aims ...Monthly

Stern Grove’s “Best of the Fest” Virtual Concert Series
Sunday, August 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Stern Grove
Stern Grove's "Best of the Fest" Virtual Concert Series

The Stern Grove free outdoor music festival was initially scheduled to take place on Sundays from June 14 through August 16, 2020. It is the first time in the Festival’s long history that it has been canceled. This summer, in place of canceled performances, the ...Every Sunday

Cal Sailing Club Open House & Free Sailboat Rides | Berkeley
Sunday, August 9 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*This event is first come first served. Event can get very crowded.
| Cal Sailing Club
Cal Sailing Club Open House & Free Sailboat Rides | Berkeley

The Cal Sailing Club (CSC) offers sailing to the public aboard the fleet of keelboats (large and stable) and dinghies (fast and zippy, but kinda tippy) ten times a year. Whether you are new at sailing or an “old salt,” you can enjoy a spectacular ...

Anime & Manga Club: An Afternoon Full Of Fun | SF
Sunday, August 9 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Park Branch Library
Anime & Manga Club: An Afternoon Full Of Fun | SF

Come join at the Park Branch Library, every 2nd Sunday of the month, for an afternoon of anime, manga, discussion, art, and lots of fun. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. This club is for teens ages 12-18 years old.Monthly

POSTPONED: “Crazy Funny Asians” Comedy Showcase | SF
Sunday, August 9 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required. Donations ($5-$10) greatly appreciated.
| Neck of The Woods
POSTPONED: "Crazy Funny Asians" Comedy Showcase | SF

COVID-19 Update. 3/15/20 at 3:08pm – This event will is currently postponed until further notice. Neck of the Woods is closed temporarily due to directives from the state of California with regard to Coronavirus. Inspired by the blockbuster movie, see some of the Bay Area’s ...Every Sunday

Shapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland
Sunday, August 9 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Shapeshifters Cinema
Shapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland

Shapeshifters Cinema is a monthly series featuring experimental filmmakers and video artists presenting moving image work live with accompaniment from musicians and sound artists. Shapeshifters takes place the second Sunday of every month, from 8 to 9 pm (unless otherwise noted) at Temescal Art Center ...Monthly

Monday, August 10

Cyberpunk Cinema Night | Mission Dist.
Monday, August 10 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Knockout
Cyberpunk Cinema Night | Mission Dist.

Cyberpunk Cinema, by Thrillhouse Records, presents cyberpunk movie classics at The Knockout in the Mission every second Monday of the month from 6:30-9 pm. They’ll show one episode of Cowboy Bebop at 6:30 pm, followed by the feature film. Use #cyberpunkcinema during the event to share ...Monthly

Intro to Personal Safety & Self-Defense Class | Berkeley
Monday, August 10 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Sports Basement (Berkeley)
Intro to Personal Safety & Self-Defense Class | Berkeley

This one hour class provides an introduction to IMPACT Bay Area’s style of empowerment self-defense. In this class students develop intuition, situational awareness, congruent body language and verbal skills to deescalate and deter assault and harassment, as well as learn two simple and effective physical ...Monthly

Perseids Meteor Shower | 2020
Monday, August 10 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Perseids Meteor Shower | 2020
Get out in the open, away from city lights to see the annual Perseids Meteor Shower, the most beloved meteor shower of the year for the Northern Hemisphere. 2020 Perseids Meteor Shower August 11, 12 & 13, 2020 | Late Evening to Dawn Predicted Peak: The night of ...

Tuesday, August 11

Free Admission Day at San Francisco Botanical Garden
Free Admission Day at 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

Marin Green Drinks & Free Appetizers | San Rafael
Tuesday, August 11 – 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 Napa Valley College | Napa
Tuesday, August 11 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Napa Valley College
Monthly Game Night at Napa Valley College | Napa

It’s your move with Un/Shelved Gaming if you want to discover and play over 50 different games or bring your own and share the fun. Snacks will be provided by ASNVC & every month and there will be a raffle off a free mystery game ...Monthly

“Hills for Tacos” Run Hill Repeats & Get Free Tacos & Beer | SF
Tuesday, August 11 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*No RSVP required - just show up at the shop ready to run.
| A Runner's Mind San Francisco
"Hills for Tacos" Run Hill Repeats & Get Free Tacos & Beer | SF

Tacos and beer on Tuesdays, all you have to do is pay in sweat. Join at A Runner’s Mind SF on the second Tuesday of every month for the regular hill repeat workout followed by tacos from The Taco Shop at Underdog’s and beer back ...Monthly

Free Women’s Comedy Night | Oakland
Tuesday, August 11 – 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

Wednesday, August 12

The Laugh Boat: Local Brews & Free Comedy | SF
Wednesday, August 12 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ocean Ale House
The Laugh Boat: Local Brews & Free Comedy | SF

Every 2nd Wednesday in San Francisco, comedians Jill Maragos, Phil Griffiths and Andrew Orolfo host the best local and nationally touring stand-up comedians in the welcoming and homey space of Ocean Ale House. Enjoy great comedy and some local brew. The Laugh Boat: Local Brews ...Monthly

Free AcroYoga Class | Sports Basement Berkeley
Wednesday, August 12 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Sports Basement (Berkeley)
Free AcroYoga Class | Sports Basement Berkeley

Come learn the skills, balance and art of acrobatic partner yoga every second Wednesday of the month from 7:30-8:30 pm Using basic yoga poses, we’ll learn how to combine them into partner balancing and dynamic movements. No previous experience and no partner needed. Updated 6/7/19 – ...Monthly

Thursday, August 13

Free 30-Minute Core & Stretch Express | Salesforce Park
Thursday, August 13 – 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

Thursday Night Poem Jam | SF Main Library
Thursday, August 13 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library

Join San Francisco Main Public Library with talented poets for a poetry jam. The Main Library’s monthly Poem Jam poetry reading series, moderated by Kim Shuck, takes place on Thursdays at 6 pm in the Main Library. Thursday Night Poem Jam Every 2nd Thursday | ...Monthly

2020 Art Market San Francisco Preview Night | Fort Mason
Thursday, August 13 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required for free tickets
| Fort Mason Center
2020 Art Market San Francisco Preview Night | Fort Mason

Art Market San Francisco will return to the Fort Mason Festival Pavilion this spring to celebrate its seventh edition, featuring 85 modern and contemporary art galleries from around the world. Art Market SF August 13-16, 2020 Fort Maston Center, Festival Pavilion, SF FREE – Tickets ...

Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF
Thursday, August 13 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. John Episcopal Church
Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF

VolxKuche or Free-Cafe SF is a free supper club held on the second Thursday and fourth Thursday of the month with dinner served starting at 6 pm. The food will be vegan when possible, and always vegetarian. They often host live entertainment, so keep an eye out ...Monthly