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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, March 8

SF Public Library: “Know Your Name” w/ Tahtahme Xero, Poet and Healer
Monday, March 8 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free Event, Registration Required
SF Public Library: "Know Your Name" w/ Tahtahme Xero, Poet and Healer
Tahtahme Xero will talk about her book Apricity (Nomadic Press, 2020), and discuss her work as a healer, poet and author. Apricity follows the journey of a teenage transracial adoptee as she navigates addressing years of sexual abuse from her adoptive father, her family’s recovery and ...
Celebrating International Women’s Day with Naomi Wolf
Monday, March 8 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Celebrating International Women's Day with Naomi Wolf
Should we all be feminists? Has the mission drifted, blurred, become co-opted, and commodified? Come talk with Naomi Wolf–the fearless social critic, author, and feminist–about the three waves of feminism, her book OUTRAGES: Sex, Censorship, and the Criminalization of Love (which examines the first wave), ...

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, March 8 – 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

Tuesday, March 9

Free Admission Day at San Francisco Botanical Garden
Free Admission Day at San Francisco Botanical Garden

Yes! As of 12/21/20 the San Francisco Botanical Garden is still open during COVID-19. Check Facebook for the latest updates. While we recommend advance ticket reservations to reduce wait times, monitor crowd size, and ensure enough space for social distancing, the Garden remains free to ...Monthly

Small Business Cash Flow Management Seminar w/ LGBT Center
Tuesday, March 9 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Make sure to RSVP in advance
Small Business Cash Flow Management Seminar w/ LGBT Center
This workshop is offered by the small business program at the SF LGBT Center in partnership with the US Bank. Join Laurie Levin, Business Banking Development Consultant at the US Bank, and Fady Zoubi, Business Banking Relationship Manager at the US Bank for this useful small ...
Virtual Green Apple Book Talk: Rebecca Handler and Caroline Paul
Tuesday, March 9 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Virtual Green Apple Book Talk: Rebecca Handler and Caroline Paul
Join us on Tuesday, March 9 at 6pm PT for the launch of Rebecca Handler’s debut novel, Edie Richter is Not Alone, with Caroline Paul on Zoom! Zoom Login Info Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84332843511 Praise for Edie Richter is Not Alone “Oh how I ...
Why We Are Not a “Nation of Immigrants”
Tuesday, March 9 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Why We Are Not a "Nation of Immigrants"
Elegant writer and acclaimed historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz in conversation with journalist Mary Jo McConahay on why we need to stop perpetuating the simplistic idea that the United States is a “nation of immigrants” and embrace our real (and often horrific) history. This will be one ...

Wednesday, March 10

Free Admission Hour “Japanese Tea Garden” at GG Park
Free Admission Hour "Japanese Tea Garden" at GG Park

Still Open / SHELTER IN PLACE UPDATE: 12/7/20 –  Outdoor gardens are specifically allowed and exempt from closures in the Shelter-in-Place order from December 6 to January 4. “Outdoor botanical gardens and historic sites may remain open” – We confirmed with the SF’s parks department ...Every Wednesday

New Era Virtual Fashion Week (March 10-13)
Wednesday, March 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Virtual
New Era Virtual Fashion Week (March 10-13)
Join us to experience an interactive virtual fashion week this March 10th through 13th! The 4-day will exhibit a global fashion tech conference, a conversation with worldly fashion designers, a new era fashion show experience with local and global designers, and a shopping event with ...
Worldwide Fashion Tech Conference
Wednesday, March 10 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Virtual
Worldwide Fashion Tech Conference
A worldly conversation led by the CEO’s of Global Fashion Tech companies. A discussion focusing on projections on the future of the fashion industry brought by current affairs. This event is complimentary to all viewers. Complimentary RSVP Link: conferencefashion.eventbrite.com
“On Space and Surroundings” Art Talk w/ William Moncayo
Wednesday, March 10 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Register at https://500cappstreet.org/uncategorized/on-space-and-surroundings/
| The David Ireland House (500 Capp Street, San Francisco, CA)
"On Space and Surroundings" Art Talk w/ William Moncayo
William Moncayo will talk about artists that utilize space and surroundings in diverse ways including Ana Mendieta, Felipe Dulzaides, Bruce Nauman, and David Ireland. Following their presentation, Moncayo will facilitate a brief dialogue on how space and surroundings pertain to artistic practice, inspiration, installation, and ...
Robbins Collection Lecture: Jewish Law for the Digital Age
Wednesday, March 10 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE
Robbins Collection Lecture: Jewish Law for the Digital Age
RSVP here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1zp9YoZ28fJZA7CiVb_dt0NpLqS5PmiXaG0N8iv4BUs4/edit?usp=sharing Professors Kenneth A. Bamberger and Ariel Evan Mayse Does Jewish law speak to the most important issues of our day? Drawing on Judaism’s millennia-old jurisprudence of radical relevance in the face of change, Professors Bamberger and Mayse make the counterintuitive argument that Jewish law’s ...
Virtual Book Talk: Sam Cohen and Andrea Lawlor
Wednesday, March 10 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Virtual Book Talk: Sam Cohen and Andrea Lawlor
Join us on Wednesday, March 10th at 6pm PT when Sam Cohen discusses her story collection, Sarahland, with Andrea Lawlor on Zoom! Zoom Login Info Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85188314830 Praise for Sarahland “A bold collection that explores how we might break free from or ...
Sexual Kundalini Yoga for Singles or Couples
Wednesday, March 10 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*FREE
| Online
Sexual Kundalini Yoga for Singles or Couples
What do sex, spiritual practice and Yoga all have in common? Kundalini! Kundalini yoga is a very advanced and deep practice of moving sexual energy through the body and up the spine (which is both experiential and a metaphor for raising one’s vibration. It allows us ...
Trivia Night at the Lister Bar
Wednesday, March 10 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*FREE EVENT - one drink minimum
| The Lister Bar
Trivia Night at the Lister Bar
Trivia night every Wednesday at The Lister Bar, we have a large beautiful outside patio that allows for social distancing and comfort for this event. outdoor heaters when cold and all tables are covered. The winners receive a gift voucher for the bar and bragging rights ...

Thursday, March 11

The Arc San Francisco 19th Annual Arc Breakfast “Let’s Keep Going”
The Arc San Francisco 19th Annual Arc Breakfast "Let’s Keep Going"
The Arc San Francisco (The Arc SF) is proud to announce plans for the 19th Annual Arc Breakfast: Let’s Keep Going on March 11 – a virtual event featuring an inspiring and visionary morning of music, videos, tributes and awards to help ensure people with ...
Conversation with Global Fashion Designers
Thursday, March 11 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Virtual
Conversation with Global Fashion Designers
A conversation led by fashion designers from around the globe discussing how they are sustaining their business and how to plan for a successful business year. A valuable conversation that is not to be missed! Join us by getting your complimentary tickets to hear from ...
Virtual Clinic Opening Celebration: San Jose Low Vision Clinic
Thursday, March 11 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Register on Eventbrite
Virtual Clinic Opening Celebration: San Jose Low Vision Clinic
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired is bringing together community leaders, supporters, families and the medical community to mark the opening of our new Low Vision Clinic in San Jose. Join us virtually on March 11th at 5:30 p.m. This event is an opportunity ...
On Decolonizing Therapy: A Live Online Conversation With Jennifer Mullan
Thursday, March 11 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*$10 - Suggested Donation
On Decolonizing Therapy: A Live Online Conversation With Jennifer Mullan
Psychologist and CIIS alumni Dr. Jennifer Mullan has spent much of her career addressing these inequities and providing spaces for healing through the use of decolonizing practices like centralizing historical and intergenerational trauma, which she identifies as ancestral trauma. Dr. Mullan also founded Decolonizing Therapy, ...