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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, February 1

Art of the African Diaspora’s Satellite Exhibit | Richmond
Saturday, February 1 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bridge Storage and ArtSpace
Art of the African Diaspora's Satellite Exhibit | Richmond
Bridge ArtSpace Gallery will host a satellite exhibit of the group show Art of the African Diaspora. The main exhibit is at the Richmond Art Center. Bridge will display and host the work of artists Elishes Cavness, Lottye Clayton, Carla Golder, Steve Hurst, Jennifer Lockette, Elmarise ...
City Hall Lights Up in 49ers Colors
Saturday, February 1 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
City Hall Lights Up in 49ers Colors
San Francisco City Hall celebrates the 49ers and cheers them on for the Super Bowl LIV, with a red and gold scheme washing over the gorgeous building. It’s a great photo opportunity for fans and as well as photographers.

Afro-Cuban Dance Party w/ CMC Cuban Charanga Ensemble | SF
Saturday, February 1 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Community Music Center
Afro-Cuban Dance Party w/ CMC Cuban Charanga Ensemble | SF
Come dance, listen, hang out and experience smoking Cuban charanga music at Community Music Center—it’s free! CMC’s own Cuban Charanga Ensemble will be performing as part of the Mission Arts Performance and Project (MAPP). There will be two sets of swinging Cuban dance music, from ...
Spontaneous Storytelling & Free Drinks Night | Oakland
Spontaneous Storytelling & Free Drinks Night | Oakland

It’s a storytelling event where the point is to meet each other. At this one-of-a-kind, participatory event, you’ll have a chance to meet cool people as well as listen to real-life stories without notes or scripts. Tell your friends, bring a girlfriend or a wingman, ...Monthly

Chinese New Year Celebration: Performances & Potluck Dinner | Oakland
Saturday, February 1 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring a dish to share.
| The Taoist Center
Chinese New Year Celebration: Performances & Potluck Dinner | Oakland
Gong Hay Fat Choy. Celebrate Chinese New Year with a potluck dinner. The Taoist Center is hosting a Chinese New Year’s Potluck Dinner & Celebration featuring Dr. Feng’s Amazing Talent Show, on February 1, 2020 at 6:30 pm. Come and share a dish and enjoy the entertainment, red ...
MAPP: Art & Performance Crawl | Mission Dist.
Saturday, February 1 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Mission District
MAPP: Art & Performance Crawl | Mission Dist.
It’s a new year and MAPP is back to celebrate arts and community. The February 1st show is going to be stronger than ever. Check back for the complete program to be posted very soon. MAPP is a familia, a community and a series of arts, music ...
Downtown SF’s HellaDesi Comedy Night | Every Saturday
Saturday, February 1 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP for first 100 people. $10 at door without RSVP
| Bar Fluxus
Downtown SF's HellaDesi Comedy Night | Every Saturday

It’s San Francisco’s only weekly HellaDesi Comedy Night at a cool downtown SF art bar with HellaFunny and Funcheap. See a showcase of some of the Bay Area’s top comedians of Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan, Bangladeshi, Afghani, and South Asian descent. Let’s celebrate the Bay’s Desi culture ...Every Saturday

“Night of Ideas”: SF’s 7-Hour Marathon Festival of Arts & Ideas | 2020
Saturday, February 1 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required on Eventbrite to guarantee your spot
| San Francisco Main Public Library
"Night of Ideas": SF's 7-Hour Marathon Festival of Arts & Ideas | 2020
The San Francisco Public Library, SFMOMA, and the French Consulate in San Francisco unite to present a seven-hour marathon of debate, performance, readings, and music featuring top thinkers from San Francisco and beyond as we envision the city of the future. 2nd Annual “Night of Ideas” ...
“Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF
Saturday, February 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with code CHEAPBASTARD - otherwise it's $10
| Murphy's Pub
“Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF

Nightlife on Mars is a weekly comedy show at Murphy’s Pub, produced by local comics Joe Nguyen, Red Scott, and Natasha Muse. The three members of Nightlife on Mars are the triptych that represents the spiritual base of the San Francisco comedy scene. Between them, ...Every Saturday

Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF
Saturday, February 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required 415-561-7171 or peter_kasin@nps.gov, Bring a mug for cider
| SF Maritime National Historical Park
Sea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF

Sailors and scallywags alike gather around for an evening of traditional sea songs and chanteys for the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park’s monthly chantey on the first Saturday night of each month at 8 pm. Park rangers will lead the public in traditional sea-faring tunes ...Monthly

Craft Comedy Night: “Best of the East Bay” | Oakland
Saturday, February 1 – 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

SF’s “Bad Art Gallery”: Hilarious Dumpster Art | Mission Dist.
Saturday, February 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 518 Valencia
SF's "Bad Art Gallery": Hilarious Dumpster Art | Mission Dist.
The Mission Bad Art Gallery, an art show curated from the finest dumpsters and flea markets, is back for 2020. Only the finest bad art from esteemed Bay Area collections (thrift stores, yard sales, flea markets) presented in a ritzy Inner Mansion Gallery with enlightning (and ...
“Downtown Comedy Night” Comedy Show | SF
"Downtown Comedy Night" Comedy Show | SF

About Downtown Comedy Night: Like to laugh? Like prestigious art? Like world renowed cocktails? Well come to Downtown Comedy Night to see a delightful mix of San Francisco’s Best Comedians and cool art. Bar Fluxus is a new and fresh art bar and performance venue ...

No Scrubs: A ’90s Hip Hop and R&B Dance Party | Bar Fluxus
Saturday, February 1 – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP before 10:30pm. $5 After
| Bar Fluxus
No Scrubs: A '90s Hip Hop and R&B Dance Party | Bar Fluxus

The 1990s were dope. The fashion was uhh-mayy-zing, the slang was super dope, and the music was phenomenal. From TLC, to the Fresh Prince, to Kid ‘N Play to Usher…the list goes on. Bring your ass down to Bar Fluxus this and every Saturday to get your ...

Sunday, February 2

After Dawn: Premiere Sunday Morning Party | SF
Sunday, February 2 – 6:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Monroe
After Dawn: Premiere Sunday Morning Party | SF

morning late-night partygoers and early risers migrate to Monroe for the best house music SF has to offer: 2 Bars, Spacious plush booth seating, Outdoor patio, and refreshing cocktails. Take part in a local nightlife experience with the sounds and vibes of Afterdawn. After ...Every Sunday

2020 “Super Stroll”: Twin Peaks & Gorgeous Views | SF
Sunday, February 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required
| Bay Area Ridge Trail
2020 "Super Stroll": Twin Peaks & Gorgeous Views  | SF
Join Ridge Trail volunteers for the Fifth Annual Super Stroll on Super Bowl Sunday. The Ridge Trail’s Super Stroll provides an invigorating and intriguing hiking opportunity for those who either love to watch or avoid the Super Bowl. This 15 mile hike will follow the Ridge ...
Bank of America’s “Free Museum Day” | SF & Bay Area
Bank of America's "Free Museum Day" | SF & Bay Area

Holders of Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, or U. S. Trust cardholders (credit cards and debit cards) get free admission to seven Bay Area museums, two Sacramento museums and to more than 220 cultural institutions nationwide, for the first full weekend each month including the de ...Monthly

San Francisco Walking Tour Day: 18 Free History Walks | Super Bowl Sunday
San Francisco Walking Tour Day: 18 Free History Walks | Super Bowl Sunday
If you’re not in prep-mode for football’s biggest night of the year, take some time to explore the city you love with a knowledgeable guide to show you around. Learn about the history of our great city from the hippies of Haight, to the billionaires of ...
Super Bowl LIV Viewing Party: Brunch & DJ Music | SF
Sunday, February 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*No cover.
| Pop's Bar
Super Bowl LIV Viewing Party: Brunch & DJ Music | SF
Before you watch the game, join the brunch mob, featuring San Francisco’s Best Bloody Mary & Soothing Classic Tunes at 10 am. In the NFL’s 100th season, the Kansas Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers will battle in Super Bowl LIV. Watch all the action live at ...
3rd Annual Super Bowl Party: Games, Raffle Prizes & Drink Specials | Castro Valley
Sunday, February 2 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission with food and drinks purchase.
| Spanky's
3rd Annual Super Bowl Party: Games, Raffle Prizes & Drink Specials | Castro Valley
Come celebrate Spanky’s 3rd Annual Super Bowl Party on Sunday, February 2nd. Enjoy the game with drink specials, food all day and exciting raffle prizes with plenty of seating and TV.