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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 19

2020 Concord Virtual Jazz Festival: Smooth Sounds of Rhonda Sauce
Saturday, September 19 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Registration required.
2020 Concord Virtual Jazz Festival: Smooth Sounds of Rhonda Sauce
Concord will carry on its appreciation of all things jazz this September with a five-day virtual celebration, featuring five distinct events that will educate, engage, and immerse fans into the world of jazz. Saturday 9/19, 5-7 pm: Cocktail Hour performance by Rhonda Sauce. ON the Visit ...
Out Front” Community Outdoor Drinks & Dining at The UC Theatre
Saturday, September 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks.
Out Front" Community Outdoor Drinks & Dining at The UC Theatre

UC Theatre is excited to be opening its doors again for outdoor drinks and dining featuring Cali Alley and neighborhood food vendors! Join us this Friday and Saturday for a night of socially-distanced fun Out Front at The UC Theatre! We will be open from ...Every Saturday

Comedy Oakland Online
Saturday, September 19 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donation is encourage
| Online
Comedy Oakland Online

The year seems to get crazier and crazier, so we need laughter more than ever before. Comedy Oakland is here to help. This week, we have shows on Friday and Saturday! More chances to laugh with more hilarious comedians. The shows start at 7 pm ...Every Saturday

Downtown SF’s HellaDesi Comedy Night | Every Saturday
Saturday, September 19 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP for first 100 people. $10 at door without RSVP
| Bar Fluxus
Downtown SF's HellaDesi Comedy Night | Every Saturday

It’s San Francisco’s only weekly HellaDesi 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 Bay’s Desi culture ...Every Saturday

The Stud’s “Drag Alive Online” Every Saturday
The Stud's "Drag Alive Online" Every Saturday

Thanks to SFist for letting us know that The Stud and Oasis are going virtual with their  Drag Shows Online. Not even the global pandemic can stop the Queens! Enjoy a weekly dose of virtual humor, flashy, queer and everything drag with The Stud and Oasis Online Drag Show. The ...Every Saturday

The Queering Dance Festival Presents Frolic Online
Saturday, September 19 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Online
The Queering Dance Festival Presents Frolic Online
Sept 19-20, 7-8pm Pacific time Shawl-Anderson Dance Center’s festival showcases 10 LGBTQ+ dance artists sharing new work in the this free two-day live online event. Highlighting the artistic work and issues on the minds of the queer, trans and gender-nonconforming dance community in the East Bay, QUEERING ...
“New Jazz Power Source” – Tomeka Reid w/ Selina Trepp & Adam Vida Virtual Concert
Saturday, September 19 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE
"New Jazz Power Source" - Tomeka Reid w/ Selina Trepp & Adam Vida Virtual Concert
Described as a “New Jazz Power Source” by the New York Times, cellist and composer TOMEKA REID has emerged as one of the most original, versatile, and curious musicians in Chicago’s bustling jazz and improvised music community over the last decade. Her distinctive melodic sensibility, ...
“Black Laughs Matter” Virtual Comedy Show
Saturday, September 19 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations appreciated. Any amount helps
"Black Laughs Matter" Virtual Comedy Show

The live comedy scene has been devastated by the closure of all of the comedy clubs, so if you’d like to support black comics, join us for a special “Black Laughs Matter” online comedy show live from San Francisco. Join Us – RSVP on Eventbrite ...Every Saturday

Craft Comedy Night: “Best of the East Bay” | Oakland
Saturday, September 19 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Tickets are general admission. Seating is limited. Arrive early.
| Federation Brewing
Craft Comedy Night: "Best of the East Bay" | Oakland

Check out one of Oakland’s hottest free standup shows. Craft Comedy features some of the best comedians in The Bay as well as touring guests from Comedy Central, Vice, Sketchfest, Conan, Netflix and more. All in a cool and intimate space. It’s always an exciting ...Monthly

“Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF
Saturday, September 19 – 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

“Fringe” Indie Music Video Party | Madrone Art Bar
Saturday, September 19 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free before 10 pm with RSVP on Facebook; otherwise, it's $5. 21+
| Madrone Art Bar
"Fringe" Indie Music Video Party | Madrone Art Bar

Fringe, the indie music video dance party, happens every third Saturday at Madrone Art Bar. Free before 10 pm with an RSVP; otherwise, it’s $5. DJs Blondie K and subOctave will spin your favorite indie music videos plus the latest remixes to create a buzz on the dance floor. ...Monthly

Push The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight
Saturday, September 19 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free before 10 pm, but an RSVP is required. Otherwise, it's $6.
| Underground SF
Push The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight

Push The Feeling is monthly dance party happening every third Saturday at Underground SF (424 Haight St.) in the Lower Haight. Resident DJs YR Skull and epicsauce invite local and out-of-town guest DJs to their decks every month. The party is typically free before 10 pm with an RSVP, and ...Monthly

Chabot Space & Science Center’s Virtual Telescope Viewings
Saturday, September 19 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donation is encourage
| Chabot Space & Science Center
Chabot Space & Science Center's Virtual Telescope Viewings

Join Chabot Space & Science Center’s resident astronomers on Facebook Live every Saturday evening live from Chabot’s Observation deck! Each week, our astronomers will guide us through spectacular night sky viewing through Nellie, Chabot‘s most powerful telescope. Weather permitting, we will be able to view ...Every Saturday

San Francisco Midnight Mystery Ride | SF
Saturday, September 19 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (SF)
San Francisco Midnight Mystery Ride | SF

Every third Saturday, you are invited to bicycle with the San Francisco Midnight Mystery Ride as they set out to a new mystery location in SF. Where to meet? They’ll post ride start locations on their website and Facebook page, the day of the ride only; there’s ...Monthly

Sunday, September 20

After Dawn: Premiere Sunday Morning Party | SF
Sunday, September 20 – 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

RESCHEDULED: Bay to Breakers 2020 | Everything You Need to Know
RESCHEDULED: Bay to Breakers 2020 | Everything You Need to Know
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2020 Concord Virtual Jazz Festival: David Brubeck’s 100th Birthday
Sunday, September 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Registration required.
2020 Concord Virtual Jazz Festival: David Brubeck’s 100th Birthday

This year Concord will carry forth its ongoing appreciation of jazz with a five-day, virtual celebration. The Concord Jazz Festival was founded by Carl Jefferson in 1969 and drew 17,000 attendees in its first year. Concord Virtual Jazz Festival Sept. 16 – All day virtual ...

Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile
Sunday, September 20 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | 37th and Ortega (SF)
Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile

Come eat, drink, shop, play, connect and be local at the Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile, a festive open-air, year-round weekly market featuring local farmers, ranchers, food artisans, merchants, makers, artists and organizations on a closed-to-traffic 37th Avenue between Ortega and Pacheco. Outer Sunset ...Every Sunday

2020 Oakland Dragon Boat Festival | Lake Merritt
Sunday, September 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Lake Merritt Boathouse
2020 Oakland Dragon Boat Festival | Lake Merritt

Cheer on the fleet of colorful 40-foot dragon boats as teams from all over Northern California race to the beat of Chinese drums on Saturday & Sunday, September 19 & 20, 2020. This two-day, admission-free festival brings a weekend of world-class dragon boat racing, spectacular cultural ...

Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley
Sunday, September 20 – 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