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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!

Wednesday, August 28

The Premise: Intimate Stand Up Comedy | SF
Wednesday, August 28 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Laundry
The Premise: Intimate Stand Up Comedy | SF

8/28 Lineup: Drew Harmon – Punch Line SF Adam Pearlstein – Cobb’s Comedy Club Marcus Williams – SF Sketchfest Every Wednesday

Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, August 28 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-15
| St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church

Come have fun and exercise your imagination and creativity at a monthly improv class hosted by cast members of Secret Improv Society happening on the last Wednesday of the month. Free, but an RSVP is required. There is a suggested donation of $5-15 Whether you are a veteran or a ...Monthly

Thursday, August 29

Free Express Lunchtime Rooftop Bootcamp | Salesforce Park
Thursday, August 29 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free Express Lunchtime Rooftop Bootcamp | Salesforce Park

Squeeze in a workout with this express 30-minute lunchtime class. Pair with Core + Stretch Express right after for a full workout. Free Rooftop Express Bootcamp | Noon to 12:30 pm Salesforce Park (Main Plaza), 425 Mission St, San Francisco FREE *no class ...Every Thursday

“People in Plazas” 2019 Market Street Music Festival | SF
Thursday, August 29 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
"People in Plazas" 2019 Market Street Music Festival | SF
Get ready for three different outdoor simultaneous concerts in the San Francisco- Brass Over Bridges at 303 2nd St., Samba at 2nd and Stevenson and Cuban at 333 Market St. all part of the summer-long People in Plazas free music festival.
Rooftop DJ Classes in Salesforce Park | SF
Thursday, August 29 – 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

“Presidio Twilight” Campfire Party with Off the Grid | SF
Thursday, August 29 – 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 sixth 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. New for 2019 are ...Every Thursday

DJ Party in the Park “Thursdays on Vinyl” | Salesforce Park
Thursday, August 29 – 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

CityDance 2019: Country Line Dance, Live Music & Beer Garden | San Jose
Thursday, August 29 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Plaza de Cesar Chavez
CityDance 2019: Country Line Dance, Live Music & Beer Garden | San Jose

Put on your dancing shoes and join the fun every Thursday evening from Aug. 15 to Oct. 3 for free live music and dance lessons. San Jose CityDance 2019 Thursdays, Aug. 15 – Oct. 3, 2019 | 6 pm to 9 pm Plaza De Cesar ...

Seratones Free In-store Concert | Amoeba SF
Thursday, August 29 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
Seratones Free In-store Concert | Amoeba SF
Join us on Thursday, August 29th at 5pm for a live set and signing with the Seratones. Their new album Power is out August 23rd on New West Records. Get Power at Amoeba SF to get into the signing line and meet the band after ...
French Afterworks: French Music & French Drinks | SF
Thursday, August 29 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Asiento
French Afterworks: French Music & French Drinks | SF

Every last Thursday of the month, Moules à Facettes invites you in SF for an afterwork party with French drinks, French music and quality people from everywhere. That you are a regular or a newcomer, feel free to share the love to all your friends, ...Monthly

Free Author Talk: Edible Art from Apple to Zucchini | Omnivore Books
Thursday, August 29 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Omnivore Books on Food
Free Author Talk: Edible Art from Apple to Zucchini | Omnivore Books
Throughout history, visual and performance artists of all stripes and degrees of renown have rendered their visions within the whimsical medium of food. But however ubiquitous the practice may be, in Carolyn Tillie’s deeply satisfying and gloriously illustrated A Feast for the Eyes, we embark ...
Music & Market Summer Concerts: Cajon/Zydeco Accordion Soul Music | Concord
Thursday, August 29 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Music & Market Summer Concerts: Cajon/Zydeco Accordion Soul Music | Concord

The 30th Annual Music & Market Series returns to Todos Santos Plaza featuring a cream of the crop schedule of Bay Area bands, and one of the best Farmers Markets anywhere in downtown Concord. The Farmers Market is from 4-8 pm with music from 6:30-8 ...

The Great Cable Car Chase | SF
Thursday, August 29 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | A Runner's Mind San Francisco
The Great Cable Car Chase | SF

Join us as we find ourselves a cable car to race (and beat) in our favorite monthly San Francisco tradition – The Great Cable Car Chase. We’ll be racing the Powell/Hyde cable car on Hyde Street from Bay to Chestnut in two blocks of uphill ...Monthly

Movies on the Square: “Captain Marvel” | Redwood City
Thursday, August 29 – 7:45 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Movies on the Square: "Captain Marvel" | Redwood City

Bring the family out to a free movie showing in downtown Redwood City in Courthouse Square on Thursday evenings from June 6-August 29, 2019 The Summer experience will be enhanced with a showing of 12 movies on Thursday evenings starting at sundown (approximately 8:45 pm). ...

Haight Ashbury Comedy Night | Milk Bar
Thursday, August 29 – 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

Young Franco: Free Indie/Electronic Dance Concert | SF
Thursday, August 29 – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free w/ RSVP -Limited for 1st (500x) RSVPs
| 1015 Folsom
Young Franco: Free Indie/Electronic Dance Concert | SF
Young Franco is Australia’s answer to Kaytranada. Soulful, funky dance music with a slight touch of hip hop & disco. It’s dance floor satisfaction, guaranteed with one of Australia’s hottest young talents making his SF debut on Thursday, August 29th at 10 pm.
Free Outdoor Rooftop Yoga After Work | Salesforce Park
Thursday, August 29 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free Outdoor Rooftop Yoga After Work | Salesforce Park

Free outdoor yoga happens every Monday, Thursday, and Sunday. Get fit for free Al Fresco with classes provided by FITNESS SF. No pre-registration or membership required – just show up. Salesforce Park Rooftop Free Outdoor Yoga Thursdays through Oct. 31, 2019 | 5:30 pm – ...Every Thursday

Friday, August 30

Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos
Friday, August 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Devil's Canyon Brewing Company
Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos

Enjoy a family friendly, admission-free evening of live music, rotating food trucks and an award winning selection of sustainable handcrafted beer and root beer. There’s free admission, two live bands, and three food trucks. Kids and well behaved dogs are welcome. One dollar from each ...Monthly

Acoustic Lunchtime Concert in the Rooftop Park | Salesforce Park
Friday, August 30 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Acoustic Lunchtime Concert in the Rooftop Park | Salesforce Park

Enjoy mellow, acoustic music with your brown bag lunch. Curated by Trixie Rasputin Presents. Free Lunchbox Music in the Rooftop Park at noon to 1 pm | July 5-October 25, 2019 Salesforce Park (Main Plaza), 425 Mission St., San Francisco FREEEvery Friday

Free Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa
Friday, August 30 – 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