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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, December 1

de Young Museum Free Day (First Tuesdays)
de Young Museum Free Day (First Tuesdays)

COVID-19 Update – Free First Tuesdays are back as of October 6, 2020. Timed tickets will be required. Reserve in advance online, or limited number of tickets may be available the membership desk the day of. Review updated social-distancing rules Things may change – Check ...Monthly

Free Online Magic Show w/ Master Magician Dan Chan
Free Online Magic Show w/ Master Magician Dan Chan
Come be amazed by the magic of Master Magician Dan Chan on December 1st via AirBnB Experiences for FREE! Just use code GIVING2020 at checkout! This code can be shared with friends and family so they can join the fun as well! Magic of the Mind ...

SF’s “Conservatory of Flowers” Free First Tuesdays (Golden Gate Park)
SF's "Conservatory of Flowers" Free First Tuesdays (Golden Gate Park)

COVID UPDATE – The Conservatory of Flowers will reopen to visitors beginning Thursday, October 1 with modifications in place to ensure public safety and prevent the spread of COVID-19. Whether you’re a native San Franciscan, a visitor from the other side of the world, or a budding botanist, the ...Monthly

10% Off: Annual (Virtual) Ghirardelli Chocolate Warehouse Sale
10% Off: Annual (Virtual) Ghirardelli Chocolate Warehouse Sale
Join us for our virtual warehouse sale December 1st-31st Ghirardelli.com/warehousesale Shop our unique assortment of signature chocolate SQAURES, exclusive gifts and baking supplies, simply shop the virtual web-sale and pick up in store. Enjoy an additional 10% off with promo code: FCSFWHS10** Spend $50 online and receive a FREE ...
Installation Begins: Golden Gate Park’s New “Lighted Forest” (Officially Opens Dec. 10)
Tuesday, December 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Lighting is from sundown to approximately 10pm
| Golden Gate Park (Peacock Meadow)
Installation Begins: Golden Gate Park's New "Lighted Forest" (Officially Opens Dec. 10)

Whimsical Wonderland of Lights Coming to Golden Gate Park ‘Entwined’ Art Installation to Close Out 150th Anniversary An art installation coming to Golden Gate Park will transform Peacock Meadow into an enchanted forest of otherworldly shapes and ever-changing light, the San Francisco Recreation and Park ...

GLBT History Museum: Free First Tuesdays | Castro
Tuesday, December 1 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets must be reserved online in advance
| GLBT Historical Society Museum
GLBT History Museum: Free First Tuesdays | Castro

Located in SF’s Castro District, the GLBT Historical Society Museum is the first full-scale, stand-alone museum of its kind in the United States. The museum celebrates 100 years of the city’s vast queer past through dynamic exhibitions and programming. Normally admission is $10, but on ...Monthly

“Abolition Then and Now” Anti-Slavery Discussion
Tuesday, December 1 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Online via Zoom; via McEvoy Foundation for the Arts
Tuesday, Dec 1, 12-1:30pm Pacific time Join historian Robin D. G Kelley and artist Isaac Julien for an online conversation about the anti-slavery movements of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and current abolitionist uprisings against racist police brutality and the prison industrial complex. The conversation is ...
Navigating CA Law AB5/AB2257 for Documentary Filmmakers
Tuesday, December 1 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Make sure to RSVP in advance
Navigating CA Law AB5/AB2257 for Documentary Filmmakers
This workshop is offered collaboratively by the Collective of Documentary Women Cinemagraphers, SF LGBT Center Small Business Program, and Aharoni Business Law, PC, and is specifically designed for people working in the documentary film industry. As some of you might know, the newly passed bill AB ...
“Jazz Mafia Tuesdays” Livestream Concert
"Jazz Mafia Tuesdays" Livestream Concert
The 20-year-young Bay Area music collective Jazz Mafia has brought its weekly Tuesday series back! Every Tuesday catch these free livestream performances on Jazz Mafia’s YouTube channel. Subscribe to get notified when we go live. Featuring rotating projects and featured guests, with a 5 camera ...
Winston Preparatory School Virtual Open House
Tuesday, December 1 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE
Winston Preparatory School Virtual Open House
Winston Preparatory School, the leader in educating students with learning differences, is holding Open Houses for potential students and their families on October 27th at 6:30 pm, November 10th at 6:30 pm, and December 1 at 6:30 pm. Interested parents can visit the Apply Now page on their website to schedule a virtual tour and hear ...

Wednesday, December 2

“Sight Tech Global” Accessibility Tech Conference for the Visually Impaired (Dec. 2-3)
"Sight Tech Global" Accessibility Tech Conference for the Visually Impaired (Dec. 2-3)
Sight Tech Global is a new global, virtual conference in partnership with TechCrunch dedicated to fostering discussion among technology pioneers on how rapid advances in AI and related technologies will fundamentally alter the landscape of assistive technology and accessibility for the visually disabled. The event features ...
Free Admission Hour “Japanese Tea Garden” at GG Park
Free Admission Hour "Japanese Tea Garden" at GG Park

The Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park officially re-opened its doors to the public Wednesday, July 22 with modifications to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today. Formerly open seven days a week, the Japanese Tea Garden ...Every Wednesday

Bay Area Discovery Museum: Free Admission Day
Bay Area Discovery Museum: Free Admission Day

The Bay Area Discovery Museum is a one-of-a-kind indoor and outdoor children’s museum at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge. COVID-19 Update – As of 10/12/20 the museum is open. Outdoor spaces are open to members and the general public. Indoor spaces are reopening in phases. ...

San Francisco Conservatory of Music Percussion Ensemble Concert
San Francisco Conservatory of Music Percussion Ensemble Concert
WHAT’S COOL ABOUT THIS EVENING: Hear Perfectly Hopeless, a work by genre-bending musician Devonté Hynes (aka Blood Orange), the album of which is described as “Philip Glass-style minimalism gives way to a catchy pop melody.” Listen to Dark Full Ride by Julia Wolfe. A Pulitzer Prize-winning composer ...
The Premise “Virtual Comedy Show”
Wednesday, December 2 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Laundry
The Premise "Virtual Comedy Show"

Every joke starts with a premise and every Wednesday Comedians Jeff Dean, James Mwaura and Andrew Orolfo bring together the best local and nationally touring stand-up comedians to turn these premises into hilarious bits. In the age of the Coronavirus Quarentine, The Premise will be ...Every Wednesday

Thursday, December 3

“Equitable Practices in Distance Learning” Online Discussion
Thursday, December 3 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP
| https://svefoundation.org/events/
"Equitable Practices in Distance Learning" Online Discussion
Join us for a stimulating discussion with a diverse panel of educators and non-profit leaders about the impact distance learning has on the educational landscape and challenges moving forward.
Glen Park Walk: Learn Movement Tips In Nature
Thursday, December 3 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Glen Park Area
Glen Park Walk: Learn Movement Tips In Nature
Come enjoy a fun, easy, and safe two mile walk in nature! You will learn healthy walking & targeted exercises to feel better in your body. About this Event Are you open to expanding your awareness of how you move to increase your body’s abilities? Then this ...
New Palo Alto Art Exhibit “Here to Returnity” (Dec 3 – Jan 15)
Thursday, December 3 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Qualia Contemporary Art Gallery
New Palo Alto Art Exhibit "Here to Returnity" (Dec 3 - Jan 15)
Qualia Contemporary Art is pleased to present two solo exhibitions featuring the work of Bay Area artists, Cate White and Sean Howe. White’s exhibition, Here to Returnity , is a series of mixed media on canvas works that depict the repetitive patterns and contemporary experiences of systemic power ...
Outdoor Video Art Installation by Jeffrey Gibson “Nothing is Eternal” (Dec 3-12)
Thursday, December 3 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with timed ticket.
| Headlands Center for the Arts
Outdoor Video Art Installation by Jeffrey Gibson  "Nothing is Eternal" (Dec 3-12)
December 3-4, 10-11, 5-7pm all days In collaboration with CCA’s Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, Headlands screens a new video work by Jeffrey Gibson (AIR ’10), “Nothing is Eternal.” A meditative piece on the nature and status of American society, the 18-minute video presents our current dynamic ...
Transit Matters: From COVID Recovery to World-Class Transit for All
Thursday, December 3 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE
Transit Matters: From COVID Recovery to World-Class Transit for All
Public transit is essential for our economic recovery, our community recovery, and our access to jobs, resources, opportunities, friends and family. Muni, and public transit around the Bay and the country, is facing severe budget and service cuts. How do we get from here to the ...