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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!

Thursday, October 17

Community Free Days at Seymour Marine Discovery Center | Santa Cruz
Thursday, October 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Seymour Marine Discovery Center
Community Free Days at Seymour Marine Discovery Center | Santa Cruz

Seymour Marine Discovery Center is an interactive marine science museum and aquarium with hands-on exhibits and a touch pool, located on the UC Santa Cruz campus. They open their doors to for several Community Free Days several times a year. Powered by the Long Marine ...

Free 30-Minute Core & Stretch Express | Salesforce Park
Thursday, October 17 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free 30-Minute Core & Stretch Express | Salesforce Park

Take a break from your desk with this 30-minute express lunchtime class every Thursday from 12:30 pm to 1 pm. Pair with Express Bootcamp beforehand for a full body workout.Every Thursday

Rooftop DJ Classes in Salesforce Park | SF
Thursday, October 17 – 2:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Rooftop DJ Classes in Salesforce Park | SF

Fingersnaps Media Arts will show you how to scratch, sample, loop, and edit music in this hands-on tutorial every Thursday at the Main Plaza. Recommended for ages 10 and up.Every Thursday

Creative Flow: Accessible Art Making Experience | Salesforce Park
Thursday, October 17 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Creative Flow: Accessible Art Making Experience | Salesforce Park

Creative Flow activates community, productive play, and well-being through accessible and purposeful art making experiences every Thursday from 5 pm to 6:30 pm.Every Thursday

Free Museum & Gallery Crawl: Yerba Buena Third Thursdays | SoMa
Free Museum & Gallery Crawl: Yerba Buena Third Thursdays | SoMa

Yerba Buena Third Thursdays is a monthly outing of art, performance, music, and drinks in the Yerba Buena neighborhood in the heart of downtown San Francisco, between 2nd and 5th Street, and Market and Harrison Street. Free, but an RSVP is recommended to save time ...Monthly

Free Third Thursdays at California Historical Society | SF
Thursday, October 17 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | California Historical Society
Free Third Thursdays at California Historical Society | SF

Explore the current exhibitions for free from 5 PM-8 PM on the third Thursday of every month, as part of the Yerba Buena neighborhood’s Third Thursday program.Monthly

DJ Party in the Park “Thursdays on Vinyl” | Salesforce Park
Thursday, October 17 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
DJ Party in the Park "Thursdays on Vinyl" | Salesforce Park

Enjoy a selection of DJs spinning authentic vinyl jams and supplying good vibes on the plaza for free. Curated by HUSHconcerts, every Thursday, July 4 to October 24, 2019 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Salesforce Park (Main Plaza.)Every Thursday

“Make” Summer Parklet Art Party | SF
Thursday, October 17 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*This summer parklet party is free for all ages. Paid admission required to visit the museum.
| Museum of Craft and Design
"Make" Summer Parklet Art Party | SF

On the third Thursday of each month stay out late with the Museum of Craft and Design and collaborate with artists and makers, explore unique themes and rethink materials through creative design projects. Enjoy hands on takeaways that preview the upcoming shows, including Macon Reed ...Monthly

Kristeen Young Free In-store Concert | Amoeba SF
Thursday, October 17 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
Kristeen Young Free In-store Concert | Amoeba SF
NYC-based multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter, and all-round art rocker Kristeen Young plays live and signs her latest album The SubSet on Thursday, October 17th at 6pm at Amoeba SF. You can also catch her at her DNA Lounge residency every Wednesday in October.
Macy’s Men’s Tailor Event: Fashion, Music, Gifts & Rewards | SF
Macy's Men's Tailor Event: Fashion, Music, Gifts & Rewards | SF
Calling all men. Check out the latest trends in Macy’s Men’s Suits. While here, learn from the experts on how to find the perfect fit that suits your style. Enjoy catering, music from our DJ, and with your suit purchase, you’ll receive a travel kit. ...
Free Monthly Outdoor Movie Night | Oakland
Thursday, October 17 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*FREE with RSVP or $6 at the door
| Forage Kitchen
Free Monthly Outdoor Movie Night | Oakland

Hang out under the stars, watch a movie, have a drink, and eat some snacks. You can’t ask for much more on a weeknight. Third Thursdays Outdoor Movie Nights Every 3rd Thursday | 7 to 10:30 pm Forage Kitchen, 478 25th St., Oakland FREE with ...Monthly

Oakland Art Library Open House | East Bay
Thursday, October 17 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, with an RSVP
| Trending Inn
Oakland Art Library Open House | East Bay

The Oakland Art Library has opened with its first event on April 2019. On the 3rd Thursday of each month the library will open its doors again to those who RSVP for free. Each library event will include music, drinks, community, and of course, lots ...Monthly

HellaFunny Free Comedy Night at SF’s Biggest Comedy Club | Cobb’s
Thursday, October 17 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP. Like most comedy clubs there is a 2-drink minimum
| Cobb's Comedy Club
HellaFunny Free Comedy Night at SF's Biggest Comedy Club | Cobb's
Come out to the biggest comedy club in the Bay Area for a night of laughter with some of San Francisco’s Best Stand Up Comedians including Sam Gilwet, Bryant Hicks, Jordan Thewlis, Marcus Williams. Tickets normally $17, but you can get on the guestlist for free
Haight Ashbury Comedy Night | Milk Bar
Thursday, October 17 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Use promo code HELLAFUNNY for free tickets. Otherwise, it's $15.
| Milk Bar
Haight Ashbury Comedy Night | Milk Bar

Come out to Haight Ashbury Comedy Night every Thursday at Milk Bar located in the heart of the Upper Haight to see some of SF’s best comedians. The lineup changes every week, but expect to see comics that have performed at Cobbs, SF Sketchfest, the ...Every Thursday

Friday, October 18

Cal Academy of Sciences: Neighborhood Free Days | Bayview-Hunters Point & Bernal Heights
Friday, October 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free for SF residents with proof of neighborhood residency
| California Academy of Sciences
Cal Academy of Sciences: Neighborhood Free Days | Bayview-Hunters Point & Bernal Heights

Each San Francisco neighborhood (defined by zipcode) can visit the California Academy of Sciences for free over a three-day weekend (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) in the spring and fall of each year. So that means as long as you have a driver’s license or other proof ...

2019 LGBTQ Career Fair: Diverse Networking & LinkedIn Profile Makeovers | SF
Friday, October 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| San Francisco LGBT Community Center
2019 LGBTQ Career Fair: Diverse Networking & LinkedIn Profile Makeovers | SF
The San Francisco LGBT Center and the Trans Employment Program invite you to participate in one of the largest LGBTQ Career Fairs in the Country. Fall LGBTQ Career Fair Friday, October 18, 2019 | 11 am – 5 pm The SF LGBTQ Community Center, 1800 Market Street, SF FREE, ...
The Best Bay Area Haunted Houses
Friday, October 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over the Bay Area
The Best Bay Area Haunted Houses
Get into the Halloween spirit with some spooks and frights at a Haunted House. Whether it’s a big production full of elaborate props and character actors or a more local DIY Halloween attraction, you’ll be sure to find a fun way to celebrate this October.  Major ...
SF State’s Astronomy Festival & Telescope Viewing Party | 2019
Friday, October 18 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco State University (Main)
SF State's Astronomy Festival & Telescope Viewing Party | 2019
Join astronomy enthusiasts from around the Bay to celebrate the 130th year of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP), and the outreach work of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at SF State University, during an astronomy festival. Enjoy panels, talks, telescope observing, and shows ...
8th Ohlone Annual Big Time Gathering “8 Generations” | The Presidio
Friday, October 18 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Rob Hill Campground
8th Ohlone Annual Big Time Gathering “8 Generations" | The Presidio

Come out and join in celebrating 8th Annual Ohlone Big Time. The Legacy with traditional dances, games, exhibitors, and of course food. 8th Ohlone Annual Big Time Gathering Friday & Saturday, October 18 & 19, 2019 | 2 pm Rob Hill Campground (Presidio), Central Magazine Rd, ...

Free Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa
Friday, October 18 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but space is limited so an RSVP is requested.
| Sightglass Coffee
Free Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa

, join Sightglass Coffee at their 7th Street training lab for good conversation, tasty coffees, and warm fuzzy feelings. Sightglass Coffee Cupping Every Friday | 3 pm Sightglass Coffee, 270 7th Street, SF FREE, but an RSVP is required Cupping is a powerful tool for evaluating coffees ...Every Friday