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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!

Saturday, September 14

Community Day at the Park | SF
Saturday, September 14 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Fillmore Mini Park
Community Day at the Park | SF

Join the monthly community event with resource tables, games, art activities, music, and food. Bring your family and friends for fun day event every second Saturday. Community Day at the Park Every 2nd Saturday | Noon to 4 pm Fillmore & Turk Mini Park, Fillmore ...Monthly

Brass, Bows & Beats: A Hip-Hop Symphony | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Saturday, September 14 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Brass, Bows & Beats: A Hip-Hop Symphony | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
A creative force since 2000, the wildly eclectic Jazz Mafia collective brings together many of the Bay Area’s most creative and accomplished jazz instrumentalists, soul vocalists, hip-hop MCs and composer/arrangers. This year marks the 10-year anniversary of the Jazz Mafia’s most ambitious work to date, ...

Awesöme Orchestra: SF Museum of Modern Art | SF
Saturday, September 14 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required; donations are welcome.
| SFMOMA
Awesöme Orchestra: SF Museum of Modern Art | SF

Awesöme Orchestra brings people together for musical adventures. Their free sessions are part performance, part open rehearsal. They provide the sheet music, and anyone is welcome to play or to listen. The Awesöme Orchestra Collective is the Bay Area’s most adventurous reading orchestra, dedicated to playing excellent orchestral ...

Free Shakespeare in the Park: As You Like It | SF
Saturday, September 14 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park)
Free Shakespeare in the Park: As You Like It | SF

For the 37th season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present a production of As You Like It. As You Like It follows its heroine Rosalind as she flees persecution in her uncle’s court, accompanied by her cousin Celia to find safety and, ...

Free Saturdays at de Young Museum: “Hamilton” Lecture | SF
Saturday, September 14 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | de Young Museum
Free Saturdays at de Young Museum: "Hamilton" Lecture | SF
As part of our initiative to welcome all San Francisco residents to the museums free on Saturdays, we will provide free unique museum experiences celebrating the city we love. Join us in the Koret auditorum for a special lecture on Hamilton: the Musical from historian, Dr. ...
Art Walk 2019: 11 Amazing Galleries & Live Music | Benicia
Saturday, September 14 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | First Street (Benicia)
Art Walk 2019: 11 Amazing Galleries & Live Music | Benicia

Benicia Art Walk 2019 returns for the 8th season, 2-7 PM, at 11 amazing galleries on First Street in downtown Benicia. Galleries have special activities going on including live entertainment, small sips, and more. Grab the Galleries of First Street Art Passport, then stop by ...Monthly

2019 Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema: Sweet 16 Party & Retrospective | SF
Saturday, September 14 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
2019 Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema: Sweet 16 Party & Retrospective | SF

The annual Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema is a showcase of short films, a film crawl, live music and awards. It’s your chance to check out the work of local filmmakers and musicians in parks, playgrounds and smaller venues around Bernal Heights, San Francisco. 16th Annual Bernal Heights Outdoor ...

Movies in Creek Park: James Bond 007 | San Anselmo
Saturday, September 14 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Anselmo Creek Park
Movies in Creek Park: James Bond 007 | San Anselmo

Come to San Anselmo for Movies in Creek Park run every Saturday Night from June 1 until October 26, 2019. Seating begins around 7 pm, with pre-movie slide show, announcements, movie-themed trivia competition at 7:45 pm, nightly raffle at 8 pm, with movies starting by ...

“Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF
Saturday, September 14 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with code CHEAPBASTARD - otherwise it's $10
| Murphy's Pub
“Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF

Nightlife on Mars is a weekly comedy show at Murphy’s Pub, produced by local comics Joe Nguyen, Red Scott, and Natasha Muse. The three members of Nightlife on Mars are the triptych that represents the spiritual base of the San Francisco comedy scene. Between them, ...Every Saturday

Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF
Saturday, September 14 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | EXIT Theatre
Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF

Every second Saturday of the month, EXIT Theatre invites writers, actors, directors, theater creators and theater audiences alike to a free evening of quick script-making and flash-fried performance. Join in for: 8:30 pm: Mixer 9 pm: Writing sprint where writers have 30 minutes to generate original monologues based ...Monthly

Downtown SF’s Desi Comedy Night | Every Saturday
Saturday, September 14 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP for first 100 people. $10 at door without RSVP
| Bar Fluxus
Downtown SF's Desi Comedy Night | Every Saturday

It’s San Francisco’s brand new (and only) weekly Desi Comedy Night at a cool downtown SF art bar with HellaFunny and Funcheap. See a showcase of some of the Bay Area’s top comedians of Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan, Bangladeshi, Afghani, and South Asian descent. Let’s celebrate the ...Every Saturday

“FirstClass: Departure” DJ Saturday Nights | Oakland
Saturday, September 14 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Miranda
"FirstClass: Departure" DJ Saturday Nights | Oakland

They would like to welcome you to FirstClass: Departure, a monthly series venture dedicated to all musical styles on 2nd Saturdays at the illustrious The Miranda Lounge Oakland, CA. They’ll be curating nights with specific genres, sounds, moods, artists, & more. “FirstClass: Departure” DJ Saturday ...Monthly

Sunday, September 15

After Dawn: Premiere Sunday Morning Party | SF
Sunday, September 15 – 6:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Monroe
After Dawn: Premiere Sunday Morning Party | SF

morning late-night partygoers and early risers migrate to Monroe for the best house music SF has to offer: 2 Bars, Spacious plush booth seating, Outdoor patio, and refreshing cocktails. Take part in a local nightlife experience with the sounds and vibes of Afterdawn. After ...Every Sunday

Oakland Grand Prix Bike Race | 2019
Sunday, September 15 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE | 21st St (Oakland)
Oakland Grand Prix Bike Race | 2019
On September 15th, 2019, The Oakland Grand Prix (OGP) will be racing its 15th year in downtown Oakland, CA. The goal of the race is to provide a fun, healthy, competitive environment where locals and out of towners alike can showcase the exciting sport of ...
Concord Antique & Collectibles Faire | East Bay
Sunday, September 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Concord Antique & Collectibles Faire | East Bay

Looking for a-one-of-a-kind treasure? Come out and check out the Concord Antique Faire & Collectibles held at the Concord Todos Santos Plaza park from 9 am to 4 pm on third Sundays from April to October in 2019. Admission & parking is free.Monthly

2019 Bay Area Pet Fair & Adoptathon | Pleasanton
Sunday, September 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Alameda County Fair
2019 Bay Area Pet Fair & Adoptathon | Pleasanton

The Pet Food Express Bay Area Pet Fair features more than 70 California pet rescues and shelters in attendance, with over 2,000+ adoptable dogs, cats and small animals. It is the largest pet adoption fair in the nation. Enter your pooch in the Splash Dogs ...

Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley
Sunday, September 15 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | South Berkeley Senior Center
Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley

Sunday Assembly is a non-religious congregation that celebrates life. They’ve got the best parts of a church – community, singing, and acts of service – without any of the religious dogma. They typically meet on the third Sunday of the month to sing, think, listen, laugh, and ...Monthly

UC Gill Tract Community Farming Party | Albany
Sunday, September 15 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | UC Gill Tract Community Farm
UC Gill Tract Community Farming Party | Albany

Join the Farm for the monthly (3rd Sunday) gathering to work together growing organic vegetables and herbs. Harvest for the weekly Sunday farm stand, prepare beds, plant seedlings, weed, mulch and enjoy our green oasis in the heart of the East Bay. Get your hands ...Monthly

Free Outdoor Family Fun: Rotating Shows & Exciting Stories | Salesforce Park
Sunday, September 15 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free Outdoor Family Fun: Rotating Shows & Exciting Stories | Salesforce Park

Enjoy the outdoors with exciting activities including rotating shows, stories, and more at the Central Lawn. All ages are invited!Every Sunday

The Village Artisan Market | Napa
Sunday, September 15 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | The Village (Napa)
The Village Artisan Market | Napa

Discover this version of a farmer’s market, but with world-class wine and live music. Focusing on Napa Valley artisans and purveyors of top culinary essentials, The Village’s Artisan Market is your opportunity to meet local artisans, sample specialties and take a piece of Napa Valley ...Monthly