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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!

Friday, September 14

Rooftop Garden Concert: Grammy Award – Winnng Jazz Violinist | Oakland
Friday, September 14 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Kaiser Center
Rooftop Garden Concert: Grammy Award - Winnng Jazz Violinist | Oakland

Pack your lunch and come listen to local jazz, rock, and hip hop musicians at the Kaiser Center’s roof garden free concert series from noon to 1 pm, every Friday from June 15 – September 14, 2018. The three acre roof garden at Oakland’s Kaiser Center was conceived as a semi-public park by ...

2018 Mariachi Festival | East Bay
Friday, September 14 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Hayward Chamber of Commerce
2018 Mariachi Festival | East Bay

Join us for a fun night of Mariachi music. Live music will be brought to you by a variety of amazing Mariachi Groups.
2018 Mariachi Festival
Friday, September 14, 2018 | 5 pm to 9:30 pm
Hayward Chamber of Commerce, 22561 Main St, Hayward
FREE
There will also be food …

Vallejo Art Walk | Second Fridays
Friday, September 14 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Vallejo
Vallejo Art Walk | Second Fridays

The monthly Vallejo Art Walk showcases a variety of nationally accomplished and upcoming local creatives in the historic downtown Vallejo arts district from 5-10 pm on the second Friday of every month, on Georgia, Marin, and Virginia streets. Explore over 25 participating galleries and shops, and ...

Second Fridays Art Walk | San Rafael
Friday, September 14 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown San Rafael
Second Fridays Art Walk | San Rafael

Discover art, wine, entertainment, and more every second Friday of the month on Fourth Street in downtown San Rafael. From 5-8 pm (with some venues open later), the Second Fridays Art Walk connects dozens of venues in downtown San Rafael with the public, who can enjoy different ...

Point Richmond Concert: Rock, Blues & Bluegrass | East Bay
Friday, September 14 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Point Richmond
Point Richmond Concert: Rock, Blues & Bluegrass | East Bay

Point Richmond Music is a free grassroots series bringing a wide range of top notch musicians to the small, quaint town of Point Richmond. Concerts are held on second Fridays of each month, June through September in 2018 from 5:30-7:45 pm. Local restaurants are open on concert ...

2nd Friday Art Walk: “Estuary Art Attack” | Oakland & Alameda
Friday, September 14 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jingletown
2nd Friday Art Walk: "Estuary Art Attack" | Oakland & Alameda

Join Estuary Art Attack for their monthly art walk that spans the Park Street Bridge between Oakland and Alameda. Estuary Art Attack takes place every second Friday from 6-9 pm. Participating venues vary each week, but the community includes 21 venues in the Jingletown neighborhood ...

“Millennials Ruin Everything”: Free Comedy & Oysters Night | El Rio
Friday, September 14 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, suggested donation $5
| El Rio
"Millennials Ruin Everything": Free Comedy & Oysters Night | El Rio

Millennials Ruin Everything is a monthly comedy showcase every 2nd Friday from 6-8 pm in the back room at El Rio. Each month, co-hosts Irene Tu and Dominique Gelin explore a new theme with guest comedians about why millennials suck/rock. Part comedy showcase, part interviews, ...

Candlelight Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Grace Cathedral
Friday, September 14 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome
| Grace Cathedral
Candlelight Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Grace Cathedral

One evening a month (usually the second Friday, but not always), Grace Cathedral invites you to walk the labyrinth by candlelight and music and pray for peace in our hearts and peace in the world. The walk is hosted by the Labyrinth Guild. Always check the Labyrinth website for ...

San José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2018
Friday, September 14 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | All over San Jose
San José Neighbor Nights: Free Activities Every Second Friday | 2018

The City of San José Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services invites you to the first San José Neighbor Nights. The event will take place every second Friday of the month at community centers throughout the entire city of San José. SJ Neighbor Nights ...

Point Richmond Concert: Latin, Reggae, Caribbean | East Bay
Friday, September 14 – 6:45 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Point Richmond
Point Richmond Concert: Latin, Reggae, Caribbean | East Bay

Point Richmond Music is a free grassroots series bringing a wide range of top notch musicians to the small, quaint town of Point Richmond. Concerts are held on second Fridays of each month, June through September in 2018 from 5:30-7:45 pm. Local restaurants are open on concert ...

Art Explosion Fall Open Studios 2018: Opening Gala | Mission Dist.
Friday, September 14 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Art Explosion Studios
Art Explosion Fall Open Studios 2018: Opening Gala | Mission Dist.

Art Explosion Studios, San Francisco’s largest artist’s collective, opens up its doors to the public during the annual Fall Open Studios. Painters, sculptors, photographers, fashion designers and jewelers will all be showing, so there will be something for every type of art connoisseur. Come see over ...

2nd Fridays Clockwork Comedy Show | Milk Bar
Friday, September 14 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Show, ages 21+. Doors open at 6.30 pm, show starts at 7 pm.
| Milk Bar
2nd Fridays Clockwork Comedy Show | Milk Bar

Join every second Friday of every month at Milk Bar for A Clockwork Comedy Show. Enjoy your favorite comics from all over the Bay Area for an evening of fun, laughs, and alcohol. Comics that perform with Clockwork have appeared at Cobb’s, Punchline, SF Sketchfest, ...

East Bay Bike Party
Friday, September 14 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (East Bay)
East Bay Bike Party

The East Bay Bike Party is a monthly mobile party for riders of all ages, experience levels, and bike types, to meet, ride, and play together in the streets on the second Friday of the month with upwards of 400 riders usually meeting at an East ...

2018 Movie Under the Stars: Paddington 2 | Menlo Park
Friday, September 14 – 7:45 pm | Cost: FREE | Burgess Park
2018 Movie Under the Stars: Paddington 2 | Menlo Park

The 2018 Menlo Movie Series will feature free movies. Be sure to bring a chair, blanket, and some snacks to enjoy, but most of all, don’t forget to bring the family. Enjoy a night of watching the stars, under the stars. All movies are subject to ...

“Comedy Soup”: Music, Comedy, Free Beer & Popcorn | Oakland
"Comedy Soup": Music, Comedy, Free Beer & Popcorn | Oakland

Comedy Soup is Oakland’s DIY comedy show that features a lineup of some of the Bay Area’s best comedians, a new musical act every month, and a hearty helping of free popcorn and beer will be served for every audience member. Free with an RSVP to soupcomedyrsvp@gmail.com, Suggested ...

Last Nite: A 2000’s Indie Dance Party | SF
Friday, September 14 – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, before 10 pm. $10 after.
| Make-Out Room
Last Nite: A 2000's Indie Dance Party | SF

Well, folks, the snake has officially reached its tail. The crew behind the ’90s-themed Debaser party has gotten together to create “Last Nite,” a brand new event that, much like its parent, is dedicated to reviving a specific moment in time. In this case, it’s ...

Saturday, September 15

2018 California Coastal Cleanup Day | How to Sign Up
Saturday, September 15 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
2018 California Coastal Cleanup Day | How to Sign Up

Help keep San Francisco’s stretch of the coastline clean at the 2018 California Coastal Cleanup Day on the third Saturday of September.
2018 California Coastal Cleanup Day
Saturday, September 15, 2018 | 9 am to noon
All Over California
FREE
Cleanup and restoration activities will be happening in San Francisco, Marin, …

Oakland “Creek to Bay” Volunteer Day | 2018
Saturday, September 15 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | All Over Oakland
Oakland "Creek to Bay" Volunteer Day | 2018

Oakland Creek to Bay Day is part of California Coastal Cleanup Day, the largest volunteer day in California and the world – when thousands of volunteers beautify and clean trash from shorelines and waterways across California, the nation and in about 100 countries.
2018 Oakland Creek to Bay …

2018 Tour de Coop: Cute Chicks, Beehives & Homesteads | Silicon Valley
Saturday, September 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Tickets are limited.
| Silicon Valley
2018 Tour de Coop: Cute Chicks, Beehives & Homesteads | Silicon Valley

Check out all the cute chicks and get some exercise at the annual Silicon Valley Tour de Coop, a self-guided bicycle tour of chicken coops, gardens, bee hives, hoop houses, and cool Silicon Valley urban homesteads, taking place from 9 am to 4 pm on Saturday, September 15, …

2018 Coastal Cleanup Day | Aquarium of the Bay
Saturday, September 15 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Aquarium of the Bay
2018 Coastal Cleanup Day | Aquarium of the Bay

The Aquarium of the Bay will once again host an annual beach cleanup at Aquatic Park near Fisherman’s Wharf in partnership with SF Maritime National Historical Park on Saturday, September 15, 2018.
Free, but an RSVP is required. You need to bring the signed waiver for this cleanup event.
Make sure …