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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!

Sunday, October 21

Concord Antique & Collectibles Faire | East Bay
Sunday, October 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Concord Antique & Collectibles Faire | East Bay

Looking for a-one-of-a-kind treasure? Come out and check out the Concord Antique Faire & Collectibles held at the Concord Todos Santos Plaza park from 9 am to 4 pm on third Sundays from April to October in 2018 . Admission & parking is free.

Exploratorium Community Free Day | SF
Exploratorium Community Free Day | SF

The Exploratorium is a twenty-first-century learning laboratory, an eye-opening, always-changing, playful place to explore and tinker featuring hundreds of science, art, and human perception exhibits. While they don’t have monthly community days, they do host several special events throughout the year offering “pay-what-you-can” admission for all. ...

2018 San Francisco Trolley Dances | SF
Sunday, October 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch; if you take Muni, fare is required
| CIIS - California Institute of Integral Studies
2018 San Francisco Trolley Dances | SF

Each year, Epiphany Productions transforms the city’s streets into stages through San Francisco Trolley Dances, a series of free contemporary dance performances along a Muni line. San Francisco Trolley Dances, now in its 15th anniversary season, is a two-day, free (with Muni fare) public performance curated ...

SF Open Studios 2018 | Hunters Point Shipyard
Sunday, October 21 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco
SF Open Studios 2018 | Hunters Point Shipyard

SF Open Studios is the oldest and largest open studios program in the country, featuring an annual, month-long, city-wide art event that showcases over 800 emerging and established San Francisco artists in their studios over four weekends in October and November. Each weekend, art patrons, admirers, and collectors ...

Head West Marketplace: Local Artisans & Live Music | Emeryville
Sunday, October 21 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Bay Street Emeryville
Head West Marketplace: Local Artisans & Live Music | Emeryville

Bay Street is set to host Head West Marketplace, a monthly market from West Perro, showcasing more than 30 local artisans. From one-of-a-kind clothing to home décor, everyone is invited to support small businesses on this special day. The Head West Marketplace will also feature ...

Free Monthly Yoga Class for Beginners | SF
Sunday, October 21 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Yoga Garden SF
Free Monthly Yoga Class for Beginners | SF

Learn how to practice yoga in a fun, supportive class with other beginners. This class is for students who have never taken a yoga class before or are interested in learning about how they teach yoga at Yoga Garden SF. In order to keep their ...

Rumba Party: Afro-Cuban Drums, Dances & Songs | Berkeley
Sunday, October 21 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are encouraged.
| La Peña Cultural Center
Rumba Party: Afro-Cuban Drums, Dances & Songs | Berkeley

This free, participatory event has been a staple at La Peña Cultural Center for 12 years due to it’s incredible fun, and recurs every 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month. Come enjoy the Afro-Cuban folkloric drums, dances, and songs of rumba. Rumba is the ...

Monday, October 22

Free Outdoor Rooftop Morning Yoga | Salesforce Park
Monday, October 22 – 7:30 am | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free Outdoor Rooftop Morning Yoga | Salesforce Park

Free outdoor yoga happens every Monday and Thursday. Get fit for free Al Fresco with classes provided by FITNESS SF. No pre-registration or membership required – just show up. Free Outdoor Rooftop Yoga Class Mondays, Aug. 13 – Oct. 25, 2018 | 7:30 am to 8:30 ...

GoGo Craft Night at SF’s Rooftop Park | Salesforce Park
Monday, October 22 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
GoGo Craft Night at SF's Rooftop Park | Salesforce Park

Start the week by making something. With DIY activities from a different Bay Area crafting partner each month. August’s Partner is Museum of Craft and Design, September is Scrap, October is GoGo Crafts. Monday Night Makers Every Monday, Aug. 13 – Oct. 22, 2018 | 5:30 ...

Silent Book Club: Book Lovers’ Monthly Reading | San Jose
Monday, October 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Hedley Club
Silent Book Club: Book Lovers' Monthly Reading | San Jose

Silent Book Club is a monthly meetup of reading afficionados. Bring yourself and what you’re currently reading to The Hedley Club. Free, but an RSVP is requested. The link can sometimes be hard to find. You can sometimes find it in these two sites: Silent Book ...

Laughgasm: Monday Comedy at the Rite Spot | SF
Monday, October 22 – 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 ...

Wednesday, October 24

Oakland Free Guided Walking Tours | Chinatown
Oakland Free Guided Walking Tours | Chinatown

Learn about the contributions of Chinese and other Asian immigrants to the history of both California and the Bay Area. Stroll along sidewalk markets filled with fresh fish as well as exotic fruits and vegetables. View changing displays in the Oakland Asian Cultural Center. in ...

Free Rooftop Jazz Concert at Salesforce Park | SF
Wednesday, October 24 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free Rooftop Jazz Concert at Salesforce Park | SF

Close your laptop and open your soul with after work jams from seasoned Bay Area musicians. Curated by People in Plazas. Free Rooftop Concert Series Every Wednesday, Aug. 15 – Oct. 24, 2018 | 5 pm Salesforce Park (Main Plaza), 425 Mission St., San Francisco FREE ...

Full Moon Tibetan Chanting Ceremony | Berkeley
Wednesday, October 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Tibetan Nyingma Institute (Berkeley)
Full Moon Tibetan Chanting Ceremony | Berkeley

In many Buddhist lands, the full moon is a time to gather for prayer and meditation. The Tibetan Nyingma Institute continues this tradition at the through holding a chanting ceremony on full moon nights. Join Nyingma students and friends in chanting the Vajra Guru Mantra ...

Thursday, October 25

Free Outdoor Rooftop Yoga After Work | Salesforce Park
Thursday, October 25 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park
Free Outdoor Rooftop Yoga After Work | Salesforce Park

Free outdoor yoga happens every Monday and Thursday. 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. 25, 2018 | 5:30pm – 6:30pm Salesforce ...

Friday, October 26

Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos
Friday, October 26 – 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 ...

Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley
Friday, October 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required.
| Grace North Church
Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley

Walk the free labyrinth at Grace North Church in Berkeley with 97 candles lighting the path, while listening to music every last Friday of the month. The Winding Way musicians, an acoustic musical group featuring guitar, violin, cello, mandolin, piano and voice, will play songs from many world religions that inspire ...

“Comedy Soup”: Music, Comedy, Free Beer & Popcorn | Oakland
"Comedy Soup": Music, Comedy, Free Beer & Popcorn | Oakland

Comedy Soup is Oakland’s DIY comedy show that features a lineup of some of the Bay Area’s best comedians, a new musical act every month, and a hearty helping of free popcorn and beer will be served for every audience member. Free with an RSVP to soupcomedyrsvp@gmail.com, Suggested ...

Saturday, October 27

RSVPs Open for November: Free Redwood State Park Days | Second Saturdays
Saturday, October 27 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free with the promotional pass. Passes can be downloaded at FreeRedwoodsDays.org
| California Redwood State Parks
RSVPs Open for November: Free Redwood State Park Days | Second Saturdays

To celebrate 100 years of saving California’s iconic redwood forest, Save the Redwoods League and California State Parks are offering more than 16,000 free vehicle day-use passes to more than 40 redwood state parks on the second Saturday of each month in 2018. The passes cover ...

Last of 2018: Free Oakland Summer Walking Tour | Old Oakland
Last of 2018: Free Oakland Summer Walking Tour | Old Oakland

Old Oakland Tour: This tour explores the 1870s business district where carefully restored brick commercial buildings now house offices, galleries and eateries. The historic district is a visible reminder of Oakland’s designation in 1869 as the Western Terminus of the Transcontinental Railroad. Tour begins at ...