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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, May 11

FREE: Oakland Comedy Saturday Night @ Secret Speakeasy (7p + 9p Shows)
FREE: Oakland Comedy Saturday Night @ Secret Speakeasy (7p + 9p Shows)

Get ready for our “HellaSecret” speakeasy comedy show in Oakland. A series of pop-up live comedy shows at unique spots all across the bay. We’ll take over a venue and you’ll get an email with the secret location. This HellaSecret comedy show takes place in a ...

“Comedians with Criminal Records” Live in SF (2024)
Saturday, May 11 – 7:00 pm - Ends at 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Limited free tickets w/ secret code FUNCHEAPGUEST. Otherwise $5 off with secret code FUNCHEAP
| Savoy Tivoli
"Comedians with Criminal Records" Live in SF (2024)

Crime is no laughing matter in San Francisco… unless it’s Comedians with Criminal Records – a unique showcase of professional comics who’ve had troubles with the law in the past. In addition to an hilarious comedy set, you’ll also hear the back-story of the comedian ...

SF’s “Black Laughs Matter” North Beach Comedy Pop-Up (2024)
Saturday, May 11 – 7:00 pm - Ends at 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP (normally $15-25)
| Savoy Tivoli
SF's "Black Laughs Matter" North Beach Comedy Pop-Up (2024)

We’re taking over one of North Beach’s most historic and fun bars, Savoy Tivoli (circa-1907) and turning it into a pop-up comedy club with a special edition of Black Laughs Matter featuring some of the Bay’s top black comics. Black Laughs Matter – Every Other ...

2024 Taiwanese American Cultural Festival (Union Square)
Saturday, May 11 – 10:00 am - Ends at 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square
2024 Taiwanese American Cultural Festival (Union Square)
The West Coast’s largest Taiwanese American celebration is back and in person on Saturday, May 11, 2024, in San Francisco’s Union Square. > 2024 details are not yet available as of 2/16/24. Here’s the details for 2023 for an idea of what to expect: The West Coast’s ...
Hawaiian May Day Festival 2024 (Hayward)
Saturday, May 11 – 11:00 am - Ends at 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Hayward
Hawaiian May Day Festival 2024 (Hayward)
We are back in Hayward for the third year, celebrating Hawaiian May Day 2024! This FREE family-friendly event is hosted by the Kumu Hula Association of Northern California, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, dedicated to perpetuating Native Hawaiian and Polynesian culture through arts, language, music, and dancing. We ...
MoAD: Museum of the African Diaspora Free Museum Day (SF)
Saturday, May 11 – 11:00 am - Ends at 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Museum of the African Diaspora
MoAD: Museum of the African Diaspora Free Museum Day (SF)

Join us every Second Saturday for Thrive @ MoAD Community Day with free admission to all our exhibitions. Across the globe, museums are increasingly being recognized as having an important role to play in promoting personal and social well-being in partnership with the healthcare industry. ...Monthly

Sunday, May 12

FREE: Oakland “HellaSecret” Comedy Show (Sunday)
FREE: Oakland "HellaSecret" Comedy Show (Sunday)

Get ready for our “HellaSecret” speakeasy comedy show in Oakland. A series of pop-up live comedy shows at unique spots all across the bay. We’ll take over a venue and you’ll get an email with the secret location. This HellaSecret comedy show takes place in a ...

The Exploratorium’s Free Admission Day for Mother’s Day 2024
Sunday, May 12 – 10:00 am - Ends at 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Pay what you can
| Pier 15
The Exploratorium's Free Admission Day for Mother's Day 2024
The Exploratorium typically only has one “pay what you wish” day a year. The Exploratorium’s “Community Day” tradition will likely return for 2024 in honor of Mother’s Day/Día de las Madres, but as of January 24, 2024, the 2024 event has not yet been announced.  The ...
Free Admission Day at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA)
Sunday, May 12 – 11:00 am - Ends at 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Free Admission Day at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA)

Opened to the public in 1993, YBCA was founded as the cultural anchor of San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Gardens neighborhood. Our work spans the realms of contemporary art, performance, film, civic engagement, and public life. Centering artists as essential to social and cultural movement, YBCA ...Monthly

SF’s “Sundays at the Beach” Free Concert Day on The Great Highway (Ocean Beach)
Sunday, May 12 – 12:00 pm - Ends at 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Great Highway
SF's "Sundays at the Beach" Free Concert Day on The Great Highway (Ocean Beach)

Welcome to Sundays at the Beach! With help from @avenuegreenlight and our friends across the neighborhood, we’re excited to bring free community events to Great Highway Park every weekend for the next year. 1st Sunday: Chair Yoga, 2pm @ Irving 2nd Sunday: Live Music, 1-3 ...Monthly

Free Mother’s Day Concert: Golden Gate Park Band’s Symphony in the Park
Sunday, May 12 – 1:00 pm - Ends at 2:45 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome.
| Spreckels Temple of Music (Golden Gate Park Bandshell)
Free Mother's Day Concert: Golden Gate Park Band's Symphony in the Park

The Golden Gate Park Band presents its 142nd season in Golden Gate Park’s music concourse. That’s right, this 30-piece symphony has been playing free concerts in Golden Gate Park since 1882. For 2024, 25 free weekly concerts take place most Sundays at 1 pm. Concerts are approximately ...Every Sunday

Free Reggae in the Park 2024 “Crucial Sundays” (Golden Gate Park)
Sunday, May 12 – 4:30 pm - Ends at 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Spreckels Temple of Music (Golden Gate Park Bandshell)
Free Reggae in the Park 2024 "Crucial Sundays" (Golden Gate Park)

Performances in Golden Gate Park Announced for 2024 Season. Season 4 will bring 125+ free live performances at Golden Gate Park Bandshell. After several months of renovations, Illuminate is beginning its robust performance season with 125+ diverse free concerts at historic landmark venue, the Golden ...

Tuesday, May 14

San Francisco Botanical Garden’s Free Day (2nd Tuesdays)
San Francisco Botanical Garden's Free Day (2nd Tuesdays)

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 9,000 different kinds ...Monthly

Wednesday, May 15

“Pay What You Can” Wednesday at SF’s Museum of Craft and Design
Wednesday, May 15 – 10:00 am - Ends at 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Pay What You Can. Visitors are welcome to pay what they can every Wednesday
| Museum of Craft and Design
"Pay What You Can" Wednesday at SF's Museum of Craft and Design

There’s no better time to visit the Museum of Craft and Design than on Pay What You Can Wednesday. MCD’s Pay What You Can Wednesday initiative strives to keep art accessible to all by giving visitors the opportunity to experience the latest exhibitions for whatever ...Every Wednesday

Thursday, May 16

“HellaSecret” Free Thursday Night Comedy Show @ Secret Bar (Oakland)
"HellaSecret" Free Thursday Night Comedy Show @ Secret Bar (Oakland)

Get ready for our “HellaSecret” speakeasy comedy show in Oakland. A series of pop-up live comedy shows at unique spots all across the bay. We’ll take over a venue and you’ll get an email with the secret location. This HellaSecret comedy show takes place in a ...

FREE TIX: SF’s New Polk Street Comedy Blast (Thursday Night)
Thursday, May 16 – 8:00 pm - Ends at 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with code FUNCHEAP (limited tickets)
| Mayes Oyster House
FREE TIX: SF's New Polk Street Comedy Blast (Thursday Night)

We’re taking over Polk Street’s busiest bar/night club and turning it into a pop-up comedy club on Tuesday and Thursday nights – New for 2024! HellaFunny and Funcheap take over Mayes Oyster House for a electric night of comedy and cocktails – so you’ll be right ...Every Tuesday

Star Trek Trivia at a Tiki Bar (Oakland)
Thursday, May 16 – 8:00 pm - Ends at 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Kon-Tiki
Star Trek Trivia at a Tiki Bar (Oakland)

Back by popular demand! Star Trek Trivia, every third Thursday of the month beginning January 18, 2024! New location: The Kon-Tiki (original location) at 14th and Webster in Oakland. Join Andrei and Alli for a night of nerding out, finding your people,Monthly

Friday, May 17

SF’s “Safety Third” DJ Night at Black Hammer Brewing (Every Third Friday)
Friday, May 17 – 7:00 pm - Ends at 11:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Black Hammer Brewing
SF's "Safety Third" DJ Night at Black Hammer Brewing (Every Third Friday)

Your favorite TTITD-inspired brewery DJ night returns to Black Hammer Brewing on the third Friday of each month. Starts at 7PM and goes late. 100% free, 100% awesome. Safety Third: Black Hammer DJ Night Every Third Friday at 7pm Black Hammer Brewing, 544 Bryant St, ...Monthly

Laugh GPT: SF’s First AI-Powered Stand-up Comedy Show (2024)
Friday, May 17 – 7:00 pm - Ends at 10:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Use secret code HUMAN for comp tickets, otherwise, $10 off with secret code FUNCHEAP
| Mayes Oyster House
Laugh GPT: SF's First AI-Powered Stand-up Comedy Show (2024)

The robot revolution is upon us, and they’ve infiltrated the world of comedy! Join us for “Laugh GPT,” the AI-powered comedy show that might just be humanity’s last stand-up hurrah. Laugh GPT was recently featured in the Washington Post! As artificial intelligence advances, who knows how ...Every Saturday

FREE: Oakland’s HellaSecret Comedy & Cocktail Night 2024 (7p + 9p Shows)
FREE: Oakland's HellaSecret Comedy & Cocktail Night 2024 (7p + 9p Shows)

Get ready for our “HellaSecret” speakeasy comedy show in Oakland. A series of pop-up live comedy shows at unique spots all across the bay. We’ll take over a venue and you’ll get an email with the secret location. This HellaSecret comedy show takes place in a ...