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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!

Tuesday, August 21

“Udder Hilarity” Free Comedy Show | Hollow Cow
Tuesday, August 21 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP to guarantee a seat
| Hollow Cow
"Udder Hilarity" Free Comedy Show | Hollow Cow

8/21 Lineup: 
Headliner: Ronn Vigh (Punchline, Fashion Police)
Featuring: Dro Knows (Punchline, Cobb’s, SF Sketchfest)

Boris Shkurko
Max Eddy
Krista Fatka
James Mwaura
Valerie Vernale

PizzaHacker Free Comedy Night | SF
Tuesday, August 21 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free and an RSVP entitles you to a discount on pizza
| PizzaHacker
PizzaHacker Free Comedy Night | SF

8/21 Lineup:

Steve Ausburne – Pet-A-Llama Comedy Festival
Imran G – Bad Asians Podcast
Caleb Lush – Dont Tell San Francisco
Jeff Anaya – Haight Street Trivia

Wednesday, August 22

Free Cardio Dance on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | SF
Wednesday, August 22 – 7:30 am | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free Cardio Dance on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | SF

This lively series rotates between Zumba, hip-hop, salsa and more. Get fit for free Al Fresco with classes provided by FITNESS SF.. Free Rooftop Cardio Dance Class in the Park | SF Wednesday, Aug. 15 – Oct. 31, 2018 | 7:30 am to 8:30 am ...

Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Uptown, Lake Merritt & Secret Rooftop Gardens
Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Uptown, Lake Merritt & Secret Rooftop Gardens

Uptown to the Lake: A walking tour of the Uptown District with an emphasis on Art Deco. Tour includes the Paramount Theatre, Historic Sweet’s Ballroom, the Fox Theater and the Kaiser Center roof garden with views of Lake Merritt. Tour begins at 10 am in ...

People in Plazas: Swing Concert | SF
Wednesday, August 22 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 555 California
People in Plazas: Swing Concert | SF

This free annual outdoor music festival puts on over 120 free lunchtime concerts featuring an array of different styles from July to October in over 15 different public plazas near Market Street stretched from the Embarcadero to Van Ness. “People in Plazas” 2018 Market Street Music Festival July ...

Free Writing Workshop on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | SF
Wednesday, August 22 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free Writing Workshop on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | SF

Get your creativity flowing and add some tools to your toolbox with The Writers Studio. Pens and notepads provided, or bring your old favorite. Join and spend an hour to get creativity flowing, plus writing tips for free, from The Writers Studio. Free Rooftop Writing Workshop ...

Free Beginner Knitting in the Rooftop Park | Salesforce Park
Wednesday, August 22 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free Beginner Knitting in the Rooftop Park | Salesforce Park

Need a new hobby? Learn the basics of knitting for free, courtesy of SF knitting supply outpost ImagiKnit, at Salesforce Park, SF’s 5.4 acre rooftop park on top of the new Transit Center. Free Beginner Knitting in the Rooftop Park | SF Every Wednesday at 1:30 pm ...

Free Soul Concert on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | SF
Wednesday, August 22 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free Soul Concert on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | SF

Close your laptop and open your soul with after work jams from seasoned Bay Area musicians. Curated by People in Plazas. Free Rooftop Concert Series Every Wednesday, Aug. 15 – Oct. 24, 2018 | 5 pm Salesforce Park (Main Plaza), 425 Mission St., San Francisco FREE ...

Free Motown and Classic Soul Favorites Concert in the Park | Redwood City
Wednesday, August 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Stafford Park
Free Motown and Classic Soul Favorites Concert in the Park | Redwood City

Top Shelf Classics, a premier Party, Dance, and Showband!
Grabbing audiences with a positive energy that captivates and entertains, Top Shelf is known for their unparalleled passion and enthusiasm for entertaining! Delivering their own diversified and dynamic musical mélange of Motown, Classic Soul, R&B, old school …

Movie Night on the Green: “Cars” | Marin
Wednesday, August 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Marin Country Mart
Movie Night on the Green: “Cars" | Marin

Bring your family to the weekly and complimentary outdoor movie night series at the Marin Country Mart at 6 pm on Wednesdays, June 20 – August 29, 2018. All Marin Country Mart events are held in the courtyard, where greenery and seating offer the ambience ...

Latin/Jazz Concert: Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble | Union Square Live
Wednesday, August 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park
Latin/Jazz Concert: Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble | Union Square Live

Wed Aug 22: 6-8pm — Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble (Latin/Jazz)
Music Director, John Calloway; Managing Director, Arturo Riera; Co-Director, Sylvia Ramirez. The LJYE is a performing group of talented youth musicians. www.ljye.com

Summer Latin Jazz Concert | Menlo Park
Wednesday, August 22 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Kelly Park
Summer Latin Jazz Concert | Menlo Park

Enjoy a free summer concert in Menlo Park featuring a variety of musical styles from jazz to country to hits of today and yesterday, from 6:30-8 pm on Wednesdays from June to August in Fremont Park (University and Santa Cruz Avenues). 2018 Lineup: June 13 – The Sun ...

“Present” Party: Cocktails & Hor d’oeurves | SF
Wednesday, August 22 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP. The bar will be a cash bar.
| Foreign Cinema
"Present" Party: Cocktails & Hor d’oeurves | SF

Join for an evening of cocktails and Hor d’oeurves. Bring your friends or come solo to meet some new awesome friends. Let’s be Present.
“Present” Party: Cocktails & Hor d’oeurves
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 | 7 pm to 10 pm
Foreign Cinema, 2534 Mission St, San Francisco
FREE with RSVP
Hor …

“Moonlight Comedy”: Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland
Wednesday, August 22 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Uptown Nightclub
"Moonlight Comedy": Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland

8/22 Lineup:

Walker Glenn (The OD’s)
Arjun Banerjee (SF Sketchfest)
Julie Ash (#HellaFunny)
Butch Escobar (SF Punchline, SJ Improv)

& more.

Cobb’s Summer Free Comedy Nights | August 22-23
Cobb's Summer Free Comedy Nights | August 22-23

Funcheap and Stroy Moyd of #HellaFunny take over Cobb’s Comedy Club for an awesome night of comedy at SF’s biggest comedy club. And you can get on our secret guest list. Every month we handpick some of SF’s top local comedians to showcase for you – often ...

Thursday, August 23

Final Day: Make Your Own Stop Motion Movie Workshop | Millbrae
Thursday, August 23 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Millbrae Public Library
Final Day: Make Your Own Stop Motion Movie Workshop | Millbrae

Have you ever wanted to make your own stop-motion movie but didn’t know where to start? Learn how to plan, script, and film your short movie on our iPads. Bring your own objects to animate or use theirs. Make Your Own Stop Motion Movie Workshop ...

People in Plazas: Western Swing Concert | SF
Thursday, August 23 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 303 Second Street
People in Plazas: Western Swing Concert | SF

This free annual outdoor music festival puts on over 120 free lunchtime concerts featuring an array of different styles from July to October in over 15 different public plazas near Market Street stretched from the Embarcadero to Van Ness. “People in Plazas” 2018 Market Street Music Festival July ...

“Faun Fables”: Storied Art Rock Band | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Thursday, August 23 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
"Faun Fables": Storied Art Rock Band | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

Describing the Bay Area’s Faun Fables as a duo is like calling the Sagrada Família a church. It’s accurate as far as it goes, but hardly captures the vast, fantastical realm lovingly constructed by front woman Dawn McCarthy, a regular collaborator with Bonnie “Prince” Billy, and multi-instrumentalist …

Kids’ Improv & Movement Class on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | SF
Thursday, August 23 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Kids' Improv & Movement Class on SF’s Newest Rooftop Park | SF

An energetic hour of on-your-feet movement and theater games. Geared toward ages 7-10. Led by Epiphany Dance Theater. Kids’ Improv & Movement Class Every Thursday at 3:30 pm | August 16 – October 25 Salesforce Park (Amphitheater Stage), 425 Mission St., SF FREE For all programs, ...

“Presidio Twilight” Campfire Party with Off the Grid | SF
Thursday, August 23 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
| Main Post Lawn
"Presidio Twilight" Campfire Party with Off the Grid | SF

Presidio Twilight is back for its fifth season, and it’s better than ever. This year, San Francisco’s largest campfire features a delicious selection of international cuisine from a stellar lineup of local vendors from 5-9 pm every Thursday from mid-May to September. Off the Grid ...