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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!

Monday, May 25

Free Queer Bowling Night | Mission Dist.
Free Queer Bowling Night | Mission Dist.

Come to the monthly Free Queer Bowling Night at Mission Bowling Club. In addition to free bowling, you can enjoy $5 beers & $8 cocktails all night courtesy of  Tito’s Vodka and Standard Deviant Brewing. And bowl to the sounds of DJs Siobhan Aluvalot & Marke ...Monthly

Monday Night Comedy w/ Free Cake | Blondies
Monday, May 25 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Blondie's Bar & No Grill
Monday Night Comedy w/ Free Cake | Blondies

More Fun at Blondie’s celebrates the best comedians in the Bay every 4th Monday of the month with a free comedy show and free cake.  Monthly

Laughgasm: Monday Comedy at the Rite Spot | SF
Monday, May 25 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Rite Spot
Laughgasm: Monday Comedy at the Rite Spot | SF

Comedian Andrew Holmgren (SF Weekly 2014 Best comedian) of Sylvan Productions (SF Weekly 2013 best comedy troupe) hosts an evening of some of his favorite comics whose comedy is sure to leave you satisfied and sore. The show takes place on every 4th Monday of ...Monthly

Tuesday, May 26

May Sunrise Tour of Muir Woods | North Bay
May Sunrise Tour of Muir Woods | North Bay

Attend a sunrise guided tour through Muir Woods National Monument. While the early hour may seem uncivilized, if not down-right obscene, sunrise is a particularly beautiful time to visit an old-growth redwood forest. You’ll learn about the local plant and animal residents which are more ...

CuriOdyssey Free Community Day | San Mateo
Tuesday, May 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | CuriOdyssey
CuriOdyssey Free Community Day | San Mateo

Explore science and meet native California animals. CuriOdyssey’s free Community Days take place on varying days, both during the week and on the weekend, so that more visitors have the opportunity to experience CuriOdyssey. Vehicle entrance fee for Coyote Point Park is $6 per car. ...

Phuc Tran: Sigh, Gone Book Discussion | Green Apple Books
Tuesday, May 26 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Green Apple Books on the Park
Phuc Tran: Sigh, Gone Book Discussion | Green Apple Books
Phuc Tran discusses his new memoir Sigh, Gone: A Misfit’s Memoir of Great Books, Punk Rock, and the Fight to Fit In. About Sigh, Gone: For anyone who has ever felt like they don’t belong, Sigh, Gone shares an irreverent, funny, and moving tale of displacement and ...
Last Tuesdays Comedy at The Layover | Oakland
Tuesday, May 26 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
| The Layover
Last Tuesdays Comedy at The Layover | Oakland

Laugh City is a monthly comedy show bringing comedians from HBO, Showtime, Comedy Central and Late Night TV to Oakland every last Tuesday at 8 pm. DJ B.C. spins music after the show. The show takes place at The Layover (1517 Franklin St). 21 and up. Doors open at 7 pm. Free, ...Monthly

Wednesday, May 27

Shaping SF Lecture: 1894 Railroad Strike Struggle Talk | SF
Wednesday, May 27 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center
Shaping SF Lecture: 1894 Railroad Strike Struggle Talk | SF
Robert Ovetz, author of When Workers Shot Back: Class Conflict from 1877 to 1921 and Tech Workers Coalition organizer Ares Geovanos dialogue about how the lessons of the 1894 railroad strike are still relevant to the new workers movement today. Struggles are visibly erupting at ...
Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, May 27 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-15
| St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church
Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF

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

Bedtime Stories: A New Kind of Storytelling | SF
Bedtime Stories: A New Kind of Storytelling | SF

Bedtime Stories is a monthly salon of words, voices, and the creations our performers use them for. Poetry, comedy, music, drag, – anything can happen. Snuggle up with us every fourth Wednesday in a cozy corner of SF’s nightlife, The Eagle, for provocative performances, midnight ...Monthly

Thursday, May 28

Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF
Thursday, May 28 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. John Episcopal Church
Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF

VolxKuche or Free-Cafe SF is a free supper club held on the second Thursday and fourth Thursday of the month with dinner served starting at 6 pm. The food will be vegan when possible, and always vegetarian. Is it taking place this month? Always check the Facebook ...Monthly

French Afterworks: French Music & French Drinks | SF
Thursday, May 28 – 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

The Great Cable Car Chase | SF
Thursday, May 28 – 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

“I Wish I Was Happy” Hour Comedy Show | SF
Thursday, May 28 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission but bring money for food and drinks.
| Slate Bar

Come commiserate in laughter with the Bay Area’s top comedians. They’ll make you feel like life isn’t too bad, or at least let you laugh at their misfortunes. And, that always feels good. Stay after the show for free ’90s dance karaoke. (I wish I ...Monthly

La Piñata: Free Latin Party & DJ Night | Mission
Thursday, May 28 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pop's Bar
La Piñata: Free Latin Party & DJ Night | Mission

Put an exclamation mark on your weekend. DJ Clave keeps the beat and brings you a mix of the classic Latin stuff with the funkiest EDM. Salsa, Merengue, Electro-Cumbia, Breaks, Hip Hop, and Nu Latin Beats on the speakers. A Piñata to break, drink specials, ...Monthly

Friday, May 29

Bay to Breakers Expo 2020: Friday | Pier 35
Friday, May 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 35
Bay to Breakers Expo 2020: Friday | Pier 35

The 2020 Bay to Breakers Expo will be held at Pier 35 and features the very latest in fitness technology, gear and nutrition. Runners will be able to pick up their race packets at the Expo. The Expo is open to the public. Bay to Breakers ...

“Off the Grid” Fort Mason: Night Market & Food Truck Party | SF
Friday, May 29 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center
"Off the Grid" Fort Mason: Night Market & Food Truck Party | SF

San Francisco’s biggest Friday night street food party is back for its 10th season running every week from 5–10 pm. Lounge around communal firepits and discover 30+ mobile food creators, serving everything from Birria tacos and churros to fried chicken, Neapolitan pizza, and wood-fired bone ...Every Friday

San Francisco Critical Mass
Friday, May 29 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Embarcadero Plaza
San Francisco Critical Mass

Critical Mass is a mass bicycle ride that takes place on the last Friday of each month in San Francisco starting at 5:30 pm at Justin Herman Plaza (foot of Market Street) and in cities around the world. Everyone is invited. No one is in charge. Bring your ...Monthly

San Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.
Friday, May 29 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Zeitgeist

Join the SF Beard and Mustache Club for a monthly gathering at Zeitgeist at 7 pm every last Friday of the month. If you have a beard or mustache, if you like beards and mustaches, or if you want a beard or mustache, then by all means ...Monthly

Shapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland
Friday, May 29 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Doors open at 7:30 pm
| Shapeshifters Cinema
Shapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland

5/29 Lineup: Natural Formulas: Films by Karissa Hahn and Andrew Kim Presented in association with BAMPFA Los Angeles-based filmmakers Andrew Kim and Karissa Hahn present recent solo and collaborative moving image work. Kim’s 16mm films explore the limitations of the medium and the abilities of human perception, celebrating ...Monthly