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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!

Tuesday, May 24

Hella Wicked Smart Trivia Tuesdays + $2 Street Tacos (SF)
Tuesday, May 24 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
| Southside Spirit House
Hella Wicked Smart Trivia Tuesdays + $2 Street Tacos (SF)

Hella Wicked Smart Trivia Tuesdays Name that face, name that tune and general trivia knowledge. 8pm-10pm. Play as a group or play by yourself. Tables available on a 1st come, 1st serve basis. Prizes! $2 mini street tacos all day and all night. Great fun! ...Every Tuesday

Wednesday, May 25

“Wiener Wednesday” Free Hot Dog Night at Rye (SF)
"Wiener Wednesday" Free Hot Dog Night at Rye (SF)

With a name like “Rye,” this bar is obviously whiskey-centric… but on Wednesday nights the bar leans towards tequila is also awesomely hot dog centric! Come to Rye Bar every Wednesday for free hot dogs with every Hornitos cocktail purchase. Mo and Kat are you ...Every Wednesday

Win Tix: Lord Huron Live at the Greek Theatre (Berkeley)
Wednesday, May 25 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
| Greek Theatre
Don’t miss Lord Huron live in concert at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley on May 25th, with special guest Erin Rae! Tickets on sale now. See an epic live show at this historic outdoor amphitheater overlooking the San Francisco Bay. Bonus Entry on Instagram Double your chances to ...
Free Admission Hour “Japanese Tea Garden” at GG Park
Free Admission Hour "Japanese Tea Garden" at GG Park

The Japanese Tea Garden provides visitors from around the world with an opportunity to experience the natural beauty, tranquility and harmony of a Japanese-style garden in the heart of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. Originally created as a “Japanese Village” exhibit for the 1894 California ...Every Wednesday

Pacifica Coastside Farmers Market
Wednesday, May 25 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Old County Rd Pacifica, CA 94044
Pacifica Coastside Farmers Market

(April 6 – December 21) from 2-6pm come down to Rockaway Beach in Pacifica for the Coastside Farmers Market! The event features local farmers and merchants offering a variety of items including: produce, flowers, baked goods, artisanal cheese and more! After you work ...Every Wednesday

Castro Farmers’ Market 2022 (Every Wednesday)
Wednesday, May 25 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Castro Farmers' Market
Castro Farmers' Market 2022 (Every Wednesday)

Welcome back your favorite farmers to the corner of Market and Noe Streets as they offer their amazing citrus, tasty root vegetables, honey, flowers, baked goods, and beautiful leafy greens.  Castro Farmers’ Market Every Wed., April 6 – November 16, 2022 | 3p-7p Castro Farmer’s ...Every Wednesday

Le Jazz Hot Trio Plays Every Wednesday at Scopo Divino (SF)
Wednesday, May 25 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Scopo DiVino
Le Jazz Hot Trio Plays Every Wednesday at Scopo Divino (SF)

Le Jazz Hot plays in the Spirit and Style of Django Reinhardt, they never fail to Dazzle & Delight. www.LeJazzHot.bizEvery Wednesday

“Midweek Metal Wednesdays” Heavy Metal DJ Night at Delirium (SF)
Wednesday, May 25 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free all night.
| Delirium
"Midweek Metal Wednesdays" Heavy Metal DJ Night at Delirium (SF)

Rock out with us for Heavy Metal every Wednesday night! Sometimes all vinyl sets even! Drink specials, lots of beer… & Jel-O shots! 8pm-Closing / Free Event 21+ Resident: DJ Goatfish Host & bartender SheauxiaoEvery Wednesday

“Karaoke Wednesdays” with KJ Lauren at SF’s Bar Fluxus
Wednesday, May 25 – 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Bar Fluxus
"Karaoke Wednesdays" with KJ Lauren at SF's Bar Fluxus

One of Bar Fluxus’s most beloved events! Cultivating new friendships through a welcoming community of diverse performers and spectators.  Every Wednesday

Thursday, May 26

The Recology Artist in Residence and Educational Tour Program (SF)
Thursday, May 26 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Registration required
The Recology Artist in Residence and Educational Tour Program (SF)

Event Information Join us for an overview of the Recology Artist in Residence Program and hear about the residency experience from a former or current artist. About this event During this presentation we will take a look at the journey of the Artist in Residence ...Monthly

Muriel Leff “Jazz Mobile” Thursdays in the Park (SF)
Thursday, May 26 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 420 7th Avenue, San Francisco, California, 94118, United States
Muriel Leff "Jazz Mobile" Thursdays in the Park (SF)

Join us on Thursdays through May and June for free, live jazz at Muriel Leff Mini Park. Get to know your neighbors and the sweet little pocket park in your backyard while enjoying different musical acts every week, brought to the park by the Bay ...Every Thursday

16th & Mission Open Mic (w/out a mic)
Thursday, May 26 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Absolutely free for all!
| San Francisco
16th & Mission Open Mic (w/out a mic)

For 18 years, this outdoor “open mic-without-a-mic” has welcomed poets, musicians, emcees, comedy, and everything in between. In the best of San Francisco tradition, everyone is welcome, all forms of expression, in any language. On the southwest streetcorner by the BART station, amidst the pigeons, ...Every Thursday

Mojito Thursdays at Westwood (SF)
Thursday, May 26 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free before 10:30 pm
| Westwood
Mojito Thursdays at Westwood (SF)

MOJITO Thursdays at Westwood Bar 2036 Lombard St, San Francisco, Marina District SF Night! 9pm-2am! Salsa, Bachata, Reggaeton, Cumbia, Timba, Hip-Hop y Mas! Doors open at 9pm / Mojito Specials / Rumba Latina About this Event Salsa, Merengue, Timba, Cumbia, Reggaeton, Hip Hop ...Every Thursday

Friday, May 27

“Pay-What-You-Can” Taco Day at SF’s Tato (Every Friday)
"Pay-What-You-Can" Taco Day at SF's Tato (Every Friday)

While many restaurants are struggling, San Francisco Mexican restaurant TATO wants to give back. They’re bringing back their “Taco Love” special which features a two taco plate with sides, and pay-what-you-can pricing. Pay-What-You-Can Taco Day Tato 4608 3rd St. (@ McKinnon) San Francisco (Bayview) Every ...Every Friday

$1 Drink Fridays: “Battle of the Decades” DJ Party (North Beach)
Friday, May 27 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission with RSVP on Eventbrite
| Monroe
$1 Drink Fridays: "Battle of the Decades" DJ Party (North Beach)

Fridays are now a little bit more awesome. Did someone say $1 drinks? Monroe in North Beach hosts “Battle of the Decades” DJ party and happy hour every Friday with a DJ spinning progressive tunes. Every hour is a different decade – with drink prices ...Every Friday

“Off the Grid” Fort Mason: Night Market & Food Truck Party (2022)
Friday, May 27 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but food/drink for purchase
| Fort Mason Center
"Off the Grid" Fort Mason: Night Market & Food Truck Party (2022)

California’s largest recurring street food festival is back for its 12th season. , 25+ food trucks will roll into Fort Mason’s parking lot and surround live bands, a full bar and a brand new wine garden. (Sadly, the communal fire pits are not returning ...Every Friday

Free Telescope Viewings + Outdoor Star Party at Chabot (Oakland)
Friday, May 27 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, weather permitting.
| Chabot Space & Science Center
Free Telescope Viewings + Outdoor Star Party at Chabot (Oakland)

Join Chabot astronomers on the Observatory Deck for a free telescope viewing! Weather permitting, this is a chance to explore stars, planets and more through Chabot’s historic telescopes. Chabot’s three large historic telescopes offer a unique way to experience the awe and wonder of the ...Every Friday

“And Ya Don’t Stop Fridays” Party Music DJ Night (Delirium)
Friday, May 27 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free all night.
| Delirium
"And Ya Don't Stop Fridays" Party Music DJ Night (Delirium)

AYDS – And Ya Don’t Stop Night 9pm-2am / 21+ / Free Party music from old to new. You may sing along to Madonna, N Sync, Britney Spears, Ariana Grande then Thizz face to Bay Area hyphy music then get your hips shaking ...Every Friday

Friday Karaoke with KJ Lee at Bar Fluxus (Downtown SF)
Friday, May 27 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bar Fluxus
Friday Karaoke with KJ Lee at Bar Fluxus (Downtown SF)

Karaoke night with JK Lee in a beautiful setting, great and affordable cocktails. Request English or French songs. Loads of fun!Every Friday

Saturday, May 28

SF’s “HellaMotown” Downtown DJ Night (Bar Fluxus)
Saturday, May 28 – 10:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP before 11pm
| Bar Fluxus
SF's "HellaMotown" Downtown DJ Night (Bar Fluxus)

Party down on Saturday night at one of SF’s coolest art bars with tons of awesome original throwback Motown jams from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s all night with a little mix of Motown-inspired tunes as well. If you love Stevie Wonder, the Supremes, Jackson ...Every Saturday