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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, September 20

UC Gill Tract Community Farming Party | Albany
Sunday, September 20 – 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

Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford
Sunday, September 20 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Cantor Arts Center
Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford

Stanford University’s distinguished outdoor art collection includes nearly 100 sculptures and features important figurative and abstract works in a variety of media by artists of the late 19th century to the present. This tour begins in front of the Cantor Arts Center with marble statues, ...Monthly

Free Monthly Yoga Class for Beginners | SF
Sunday, September 20 – 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 ...Monthly

Cal Sailing Club Open House & Free Sailboat Rides | Berkeley
Sunday, September 20 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*This event is first come first served. Event can get very crowded.
| Cal Sailing Club
Cal Sailing Club Open House & Free Sailboat Rides | Berkeley

The Cal Sailing Club (CSC) offers sailing to the public aboard the fleet of keelboats (large and stable) and dinghies (fast and zippy, but kinda tippy) ten times a year. Whether you are new at sailing or an “old salt,” you can enjoy a spectacular ...

Devastating Climate Change: Online Socialist Feminist Solutions to Save Mother Earth
Sunday, September 20 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Devastating Climate Change: Online Socialist Feminist Solutions to Save Mother Earth
The wildfires devouring homes and making the air unbreathable result from the climate crisis created by capitalism’s drive for profit. Big oil knew decades ago that carbon dioxide buildup would cause global warming and change weather patterns to cause devastation by drought, fires, storms and ...
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

Rumba Party: Afro-Cuban Drums, Dances & Songs | Berkeley
Sunday, September 20 – 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 ...Monthly

Laugh Your Gays Off: Free Comedy in The Castro | SF
Sunday, September 20 – 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

POSTPONED: “Crazy Funny Asians” Comedy Showcase | SF
Sunday, September 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required. Donations ($5-$10) greatly appreciated.
| Neck of The Woods
POSTPONED: "Crazy Funny Asians" Comedy Showcase | SF

COVID-19 Update. 3/15/20 at 3:08pm – This event will is currently postponed until further notice. Neck of the Woods is closed temporarily due to directives from the state of California with regard to Coronavirus. Inspired by the blockbuster movie, see some of the Bay Area’s ...Every Sunday

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, September 20 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boom Boom Room
"Return of the Cypher" Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room

Return of the Cypher (ROTC) is free live Hip-Hop show every Sunday at the Boom Boom Room that features an ever-changing lineup of artists and improvised sessions (know as “cyphers”) where beatboxers, emcees, and musicians collaborate in a spontaneous combustion of soulful skill. Every week, The ...Every Sunday

Monday, September 21

Tour of Diego Rivera’s 1st US Mural | Union Square
Monday, September 21 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Please note, the tour is limited to 25 people.
| Secret Location (SF)
Tour of Diego Rivera's 1st US Mural | Union Square

The mural “Allegory of California” graces the stairwell of the City Club (formerly the Pacific Stock Exchange Club). Normally closed the public, this is an opportunity to see the first mural painted in the US by the great Mexican artist Diego Rivera. Tours are typically ...Monthly

Goodbye and Good Riddance Palantir Rally & Party
Monday, September 21 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Former Palantir HQ
Goodbye and Good Riddance Palantir Rally & Party
Hundreds of people protested Palantir in the last few years, demanding that they cut their contracts with ICE and stop supporting foreign wars. Now we can celebrate the company’s departure! Music, dance by @DanceofPeace, food, and fun. Emceed by the Raging Grannies. Social distancing and masks ...
The Marsh’s Zoom Storytelling Night: 4 Performers Every Monday
The Marsh's Zoom Storytelling Night: 4 Performers Every Monday

As many of you know, The Marsh has postponed all in-person shows until further notice, but that won’t stop Monday Night Marsh from continuing to bring you the unique stories we all love. Monday Night MarshStream is our new Monday Night Marsh with a few ...Every Monday

Free Virtual Starline Comedy | Oakland
Monday, September 21 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but sliding scale donations are requested.
| Starline Social Club
Free Virtual Starline Comedy | Oakland

In response to the current health crisis, the “Free Standup Comedy Night & Pop Up Food ‘ will be presented virtually until further notice. Comedians Irene Tu and Andrew Orolfo bring you the best local and nationally touring stand-up comedians to Starline Social Club’s intimate ...Every Monday

“Resistance is Fertile” Free Comedy Night | SF
Monday, September 21 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Rite Spot
"Resistance is Fertile" Free Comedy Night | SF

A show of queens, queers, and 1 token peen. Nicole Calasich, Shelbi Evans, and Brooke Heinichen bring you Resistance is Fertile featuring a majority female lineup of the Bay Area’s rising stars in comedy to discuss the joys of being a woman in a batshit ...Monthly

Tuesday, September 22

She+ Geeks Out Power Up Webinar: Managing with Empathy sponsored by Cogito
Tuesday, September 22 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Register at link
| Online
She+ Geeks Out Power Up Webinar: Managing with Empathy sponsored by Cogito
Management has gotten even harder in today’s remote workspace and managing with empathy is critical. Join us for a panel discussion on how to motivate, coach, engage and drive performance, with empathy, in today’s evolving work environment. Lynn Kenning, Sr. Director of Program Management, Cogito Naomi Nuta, ...
Blood Drive at Palace of Fine Arts
Tuesday, September 22 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Appointments strongly encouraged
| Innovation Hangar at Palace of Fine Arts
Blood Drive at Palace of Fine Arts
Please join us for a community blood drive at Palace of Fine Arts! For more information, please visit Vitalant.org. https://facebook.com/events/s/palace-of-fine-arts-community-/1187787458287471/?ti=icl
Webinar: Everything You Need to Know About Google My Business
Tuesday, September 22 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Make sure to RSVP in advance!
Webinar: Everything You Need to Know About Google My Business
This workshop is led by Derek Griego, Senior Digital Marketing Consultant at RevLocal, a digital marketing agency. With over 7 years of online marketing experience, Derek is very knowledgeable about how to leverage the internet and social media to improve how your business shows up online ...
Artist Virtual Talk: Ali Blum, Art in the Time of COVID
Tuesday, September 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Artist Virtual Talk: Ali Blum, Art in the Time of COVID
Alexandra Blum, San Francisco artist and educator will lead us on a virtual artist studio tour and discussion of her work during the time of COVID-19. Artist Statement: I have always loved the versatility of printmaking and work mostly in mixed media including monoprinting, screen printing, transfers, ...

Wednesday, September 23

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