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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, December 15

“Crazy Funny Asians” Comedy Showcase | SF
Sunday, December 15 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required. Donations ($5-$10) greatly appreciated.
| Neck of The Woods
"Crazy Funny Asians" Comedy Showcase | SF

Inspired by the blockbuster movie, see some of the Bay Area’s top comedians at San Francisco’s Crazy Funny Asians comedy showcase, presented by Funcheap and HellaFunny. Let’s celebrate the Bay’s Asian-American culture and heritage with laughs. Free tickets for the first 100 people to RSVP “Crazy ...Every Sunday

Laugh Your Gays Off: Free Comedy in The Castro | SF
Sunday, December 15 – 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

Free HellaFunny Sundays Stand-Up Comedy | Neck of the Woods
Sunday, December 15 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP. Otherwise $15 online $20 at the door
| Neck of The Woods
Free HellaFunny Sundays Stand-Up Comedy | Neck of the Woods

Come to HellaFunny Sundays at the Neck of the Woods to see an ever-changing lineup of some of SF’s funniest local headlining comedians that typically perform at Cobbs, Punch Line and SF Sketchfest. HellaFunny Sundays Every Sunday at 8:30pm Neck of the Woods 406 Clement St, ...

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, December 15 – 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, December 16

Tour of Diego Rivera’s 1st US Mural | Union Square
Monday, December 16 – 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. Free, but an ...Monthly

Final Show for 2019: Free Nerd Nite Party, Trivia, Prizes & Fun | Oakland
Monday, December 16 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required. The event is for 21+
| Club 21
Final Show for 2019: Free Nerd Nite Party, Trivia, Prizes & Fun | Oakland

Nerd Nite had a good 2019, with great crowds and excellent speakers. They are taking December off from their regular show format but they will be back with regular events in Jan 2020. But first, they want to celebrate 2019. On Monday, Dec 16th, Nerd Nite ...Monthly

A Night of Chamber Music: Beethoven’s Birthday Bash | SF
Monday, December 16 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, $5-20 suggested donation
| Amado's
A Night of Chamber Music: Beethoven's Birthday Bash | SF
Celebrate Ludwig van Beethoven’s 249th birthday at Amado’s on December 16th, 7-10 pm. Kicking off the year-long celebration of Beethoven’s 250th, Classical Revolution presents a night of chamber music celebrating our favorite composer. Performers include: Scot Moore Reina Murooka Charith Premawardhana Edwin Huizinga Mélanie Clapiès Anthony Blea Justine Preston Ben-han Sung Sung Choi Lewis Patzner Elektra Schmidt Astghik ...
Free Sneak Preview Movie: “Little Women” | Century 20 Daly City
Monday, December 16 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP code required; arrive early as admission is not guaranteed.
| Century 20 Theater Daly City
Free Sneak Preview Movie: "Little Women" | Century 20 Daly City
Attend an exclusive free sneak preview advanced screening of “Little Women,” an upcoming American coming-of-age period drama film written and directed by Greta Gerwig. Free Film Screening: Little Women December 16, 2019 | 7:00 pm Century 20 Daly City RSVP code: LittleWomenFunCheapSF Tickets available through https://www.sonyscreenings.com/main/code_redeem Tickets are free, but subject to availability. Depending on demand, ...
North Beach Comedy Night | SF
Monday, December 16 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Tope Lounge
North Beach Comedy Night | SF

Come out to North Beach for a great night of cocktails and laughter. , The HellaFunny Comedy Collective will hand-select six of San Francisco’s Best Comedians to rock the mic. Free with RSVP – Otherwise $10 at the Door Comedians performing at this show ...Every Monday

Free Standup Comedy Night & Pop Up Food | Oakland
Monday, December 16 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but sliding scale donations are requested.
| Starline Social Club
Free Standup Comedy Night & Pop Up Food | Oakland

12/16 Lineup: Ryan Goodcase (World Series of Comedy Champion 2019) Xander Beltran (Levity Live Oxnard) Greg Gettle (The Dirty Show) Drea Meyers (Grimey!) Every Monday

“Resistance is Fertile” Free Comedy Night | SF
Monday, December 16 – 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, December 17

2nd Tenderloin Neighborhood Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony | SF
Tuesday, December 17 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boeddeker Park
2nd Tenderloin Neighborhood Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony | SF
On Tuesday, December 17th, join the Tenderloin neighborhood in the lighting of the second-ever holiday tree. Live performances and special guests D6 Supervisor Matt Haney and Santa.
The Stinky Cheese Club | Bender’s
Tuesday, December 17 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring in a good cheese to share and get a free drink.
| Bender's Bar & Grill
The Stinky Cheese Club | Bender's

Mmm… tasty, smelly, stinky cheese. Bender’s hosts their monthly meeting of The Stinky Cheese Club. Bring in some cheese, crackers, fruit, veggies, etc…  (make it something impressive, not just the cheapest thing you got at Safeway) and get a free ice cold can of PBR ...Monthly

Jericho: Urban Nerf Gun Spy Game | SF
Tuesday, December 17 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required via Meetup.com
| Union Square
Jericho: Urban Nerf Gun Spy Game | SF

Jericho is an urban spy game with Nerf guns played sneaky in public settings all over SF like malls and parks, where everyone assumes the role of a spy like a giant secret game of Capture the Flag. Each team of “agents” will carry out ...

“Town Business” Oakland Comedy Night | Every Tuesday
Tuesday, December 17 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP. Otherwise $10 at door.
| Copper Spoon Cocktails & Kitchen
"Town Business" Oakland Comedy Night | Every Tuesday

SF may get most of the press, but Oakland has its own rich comedy scene, so “Town Business” is your weekly Tuesday showcase of some of the town’s best comics from around the Bay in a cool “Golden State Lounge” with comfy couches and a brick fireplace. Many comedians performing ...

Vinyl Room Standup Comedy Show | Burlingame
Tuesday, December 17 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Vinyl Room
Vinyl Room Standup Comedy Show | Burlingame

Every third Tuesday of the month is a standup comedy show at Vinyl Room called Standup Comedy at Vinyl Room, featuring funny people from the Bay Area who do standup comedy. It’s the only comedy show in Burlingame, maybe ever. This event occurs every third ...Monthly

Tokens: Stand-Up Comedy for Everyone | Oakland
Tuesday, December 17 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*$5 suggested donation, not required
| The Layover
Tokens: Stand-Up Comedy for Everyone | Oakland

Come check out The Layover’s comedy showcase- Tokens. Every 3rd Tuesday of the month with your host Dominique Gelin. It’s a free show and they promise you’ll love it. Get there at 7:30 so you don’t have to fight anyone for a seat. Tokens: Stand-Up ...Monthly

Wednesday, December 18

Salvation Army 2019 “Toy & Joy” Holiday Sort & Giveaway | SF
Wednesday, December 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP required and space for volunteers is limited
| Salvation Army Family Service Center
Salvation Army 2019 "Toy & Joy" Holiday Sort & Giveaway | SF

With the help of hundreds of volunteers we are able to transform our San Francisco Service Center into a toy store. New toys are gathered during the season from donors through our giving tree program and toy barrels. These toys are displayed for pre-registered families ...

2019 Etsy’s Maverick Holiday Market | SF
Wednesday, December 18 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Crocker Galleria
2019 Etsy's Maverick Holiday Market  | SF
LIVE outside the box and come celebrate all things awesome with local artists, designers and crafts at the bottom floor of the Crocker Galleria on Wednesday December 18th 10 am-4 pm. Shop handmade and quality goods and discover indie brands from SF Etsy: San Francisco Bay ...
Holiday Sing-Along: Fun For All Ages & Voices | Mountain View
Wednesday, December 18 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Public Library
Holiday Sing-Along: Fun For All Ages & Voices | Mountain View
Back by popular demand, the 2019 Holiday Sing-Along with Sean’s Music Factory is here offering fun for all ages and voices.