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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, January 16

3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland
Saturday, January 16 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (Oakland)
3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland

Every third Saturday, the Oakland Art Murmur presents a free guided walking tour based on a different theme each tour. Tours take place on the third Saturday of each month and are led by prominent Oakland gallery directors, curators, writers, and artists. You may check their website ...Monthly

Craft Comedy Night: “Best of the East Bay” | Oakland
Saturday, January 16 – 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

Sunday, January 17

UC Gill Tract Community Farming Party | Albany
Sunday, January 17 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | UC Gill Tract Community Farm
UC Gill Tract Community Farming Party | Albany

Join the Farm for the monthly (3rd Sunday) gathering to work together growing organic vegetables and herbs. Harvest for the weekly Sunday farm stand, prepare beds, plant seedlings, weed, mulch and enjoy our green oasis in the heart of the East Bay. Get your hands ...Monthly

SF’s “Antique Vibrator Museum” Free Guided Tour Day | Good Vibrations
SF's "Antique Vibrator Museum" Free Guided Tour Day | Good Vibrations

Did you know SF has an Antique Vibrator Museum? Take a free tour of this unique space every 3rd Sunday of the month with Antique Vibrator Museum curator Dr. Carol Queen.  Free, but you must RSVP at least 72 hours in advance by calling the Polk St. store ...Monthly

Laugh Your Gays Off: Free Comedy in The Castro | SF
Sunday, January 17 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*$5 suggested donation
| The Midnight Sun
Laugh Your Gays Off: Free Comedy in The Castro | SF

Laugh Your Gays Off is a free monthly comedy show in the heart of the Castro, featuring awesome lineups of LGBTQ and LGBTQ-friendly comedians with your host, “Daniele Midi.” Drink deals at Midnight Sun are dangerously good. It’s about time that The Castro gets more ...Monthly

Tuesday, January 19

Vinyl Room Standup Comedy Show | Burlingame
Tuesday, January 19 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Vinyl Room
Vinyl Room Standup Comedy Show | Burlingame

Every third Tuesday of the month is a standup comedy show at Vinyl Room called Standup Comedy at Vinyl Room, featuring funny people from the Bay Area who do standup comedy. It’s the only comedy show in Burlingame, maybe ever. This event occurs every third ...Monthly

Wednesday, January 20

Free Astronomy Lecture | Castro
Wednesday, January 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Randall Museum
Free Astronomy Lecture | Castro

Once monthly, the SFAA hosts distinguished guest speakers who are leaders in the fields of astronomy, physics and related disciplines and they present to SFAA Members the latest developments from cutting-edge scientific programs. Held in the Randall Museum Theater on the third Wednesday of every month, ...Monthly

Thursday, January 21

Hidden San Francisco Walking Tours | SoMa
Thursday, January 21 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Market & New Montgomery St
Hidden San Francisco Walking Tours | SoMa

Hidden stories and surprises abound in a free 90-minute walking tour in the Yerba Buena neighborhood of San Francisco’s history, art, poetry, architecture and activism, including live performances of characters that gave the city its unique reputation. Hidden San Francisco Walking Tours Every 3rd Thursday ...Monthly

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

Thursday, January 28

La Piñata: Free Latin Party & DJ Night | Mission
Thursday, January 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

Saturday, December 13

15th Annual Holiday Hootenanny Bash: Live Music, Open Jam & Food Trucks | San Carlos
Saturday, December 13 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Devil's Canyon Brewery
15th Annual Holiday Hootenanny Bash: Live Music, Open Jam & Food Trucks | San Carlos
You are invited to Devil’s Canyon’s 15th Annual Holiday Hootenanny, a family friendly extravaganza featuring live bands, food trucks and no cover charge on Friday, December 13, 2019. Hootenanny was an old country word for “party.” Now, most commonly, it refers to a folk-music party and this ...

Monday, October 26

2018 SFUSD Students Exhibit Gallery Arts Festival: Final Day | SF
Thursday, January 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Asian Art Museum
2018 SFUSD Students Exhibit Gallery Arts Festival: Final Day | SF

Come see student-created visual, literary, media, and performing arts at the Asian Art Museum from March 14-21, 2018 in the Annual San Francisco Unified School District Arts Festival. For the past 32 years this unique San Francisco event has been a point of destination for ...

Historic Ferry Building NYE Tour | SF
Historic Ferry Building NYE Tour | SF

Enjoy an hour-long walk on the rise, tragic fall, and modern rebirth of one of San Francisco’s most renowned historic landmarks. Visit a contemporary swirl of shops and learn the history of ferries, freeways, and quakes. Meet at the foot of the stairs at the ...Every Tuesday

Downtown Comedy Night at SF’s Newest Art Bar | SF
Downtown Comedy Night at SF's Newest Art Bar | SF

Like to laugh? Like art? Like cocktails? Come to Downtown Comedy Night to see a mix of some of San Francisco’s best comedians in a cool art bar that’s as colorful as a box of crayons. Comedians on this showcase have been seen on Comedy ...

Downtown Comedy Night at SF’s Newest Art Bar | SF
Downtown Comedy Night at SF's Newest Art Bar | SF

Like to laugh? Like art? Like cocktails? Come to Downtown Comedy Night to see a mix of some of San Francisco’s best comedians in a cool art bar that’s as colorful as a box of crayons. Comedians on this showcase have been seen on Comedy ...

Downtown Comedy Night at SF’s Newest Art Bar | SF
Downtown Comedy Night at SF's Newest Art Bar | SF

Like to laugh? Like art? Like cocktails? Come to Downtown Comedy Night to see a mix of some of San Francisco’s best comedians in a cool art bar that’s as colorful as a box of crayons. Comedians on this showcase have been seen on Comedy ...

Downtown Comedy Night at SF’s Newest Art Bar | SF
Downtown Comedy Night at SF's Newest Art Bar | SF

Like to laugh? Like art? Like cocktails? Come to Downtown Comedy Night to see a mix of some of San Francisco’s best comedians in a cool art bar that’s as colorful as a box of crayons. Comedians on this showcase have been seen on Comedy ...

Downtown Comedy Night at SF’s Newest Art Bar | SF
Downtown Comedy Night at SF's Newest Art Bar | SF

Like to laugh? Like art? Like cocktails? Come to Downtown Comedy Night to see a mix of some of San Francisco’s best comedians in a cool art bar that’s as colorful as a box of crayons. Comedians on this showcase have been seen on Comedy ...

Downtown Comedy Night at SF’s Newest Art Bar | SF
Downtown Comedy Night at SF's Newest Art Bar | SF

Like to laugh? Like art? Like cocktails? Come to Downtown Comedy Night to see a mix of some of San Francisco’s best comedians in a cool art bar that’s as colorful as a box of crayons. Comedians on this showcase have been seen on Comedy ...

Downtown Comedy Night at SF’s Newest Art Bar | SF
Downtown Comedy Night at SF's Newest Art Bar | SF

Like to laugh? Like art? Like cocktails? Come to Downtown Comedy Night to see a mix of some of San Francisco’s best comedians in a cool art bar that’s as colorful as a box of crayons. Comedians on this showcase have been seen on Comedy ...