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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!

Thursday, December 3

Exploratorium’s “After Dark Online” Celestial—Rising Tides
Thursday, December 3 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Online Event
Exploratorium's "After Dark Online" Celestial—Rising Tides
In December and January, San Francisco Bay will see King Tides, extreme tides caused by three colliding factors: the Sun and moon aligning—a full moon—while both are at their closest points to Earth. However, the sea level in the Bay is constantly rising, and today’s ...
Batter Up: Free Covid-Safe Comedy on a Baseball Diamond
Thursday, December 3 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Optional sliding scale donation requested during event
| Moscone Fields
Batter Up: Free Covid-Safe Comedy on a Baseball Diamond

Batter Up: Covid-Safe Comedy on a Baseball Diamond is an outdoor socially distanced stand up comedy with your covid-safety in mind. Comedians you’ve seen on Netflix, Comedy Central, and more will be performing for you at the Moscone Softball Fields in San Francisco’s Marina District. ...Every Thursday

Friday, December 4

“Crazy Funny Asians” Virtual Comedy Live from San Francisco
"Crazy Funny Asians" Virtual Comedy Live from San Francisco

Inspired by the blockbuster movie, see some of the Bay Area’s top comedians at San Francisco’s Crazy Funny Asians comedy showcase! Let’s celebrate the Bay’s Asian-American culture and heritage with laughs. Join Us – RSVP on Eventbrite and we’ll send you the secret Zoom link ...Every Friday

Laney College CTE Open House & Career Exploration
Friday, December 4 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Please sign up through our website
Laney College CTE Open House & Career Exploration
Laney College invites you to it’s Annual CTE Open House and Career Expo scheduled for 12/4/20 from 9am to 3pm………ONLINE!! Did you know that many high-paying careers don’t require a 4-year college degree? In fact, the number of careers in the technical and trades fields are ...
Sarah Cahill Piano Break Recital
Friday, December 4 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*No RSVP Required - viewable via YouTube
Sarah Cahill Piano Break Recital
Sarah Cahill, called a “a sterling pianist and an intrepid illuminator of the classical avant-garde” by the New York Times, performs a recital featuring the world premiere of Regina Harris Baiocchi’s Piano Poems, inspired by poetry by Gwendolyn Brooks and Richard Wright; along with George Lewis’ ...
“Keep on Sketchin’” SIP-N-Sketch Virtual Gallery & Reception
Friday, December 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*FREE - Please RSVP for Reception Zoom link
"Keep on Sketchin’" SIP-N-Sketch Virtual Gallery & Reception
Virtual Reception: Friday, December 4, 2020, 6:00pm. Exhibit: Friday, December 4th – Friday, January 8th Since shelter in place began, Artist-Engineer, Bill Jeng has offered over 50 sessions of sketching and painting tutorials FREE for the community through SIP-N-Sketch. Demonstrating his approach to sketching and drawing, students have ...
SF Conservatory “Advanced Opera Workshop” Livestream Showcase
Friday, December 4 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Live Stream
SF Conservatory "Advanced Opera Workshop" Livestream Showcase
An evening of staged arias and scenes from the operatic repertoire showcasing a variety of styles, languages and periods. Performed by the Advanced Opera Workshop participants. ABOUT SFCM’S OPERA AND MUSICAL THEATRE PROGRAM: The SFCM Opera and Musical Theatre program draws exceptionally talented young singers from around ...

Saturday, December 5

“Black Laughs Matter” Virtual Comedy Show
Saturday, December 5 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations appreciated. Any amount helps
"Black Laughs Matter" Virtual Comedy Show

The live comedy scene has been devastated by the closure of all of the comedy clubs, so if you’d like to support black comics, join us for a special “Black Laughs Matter” online comedy show live from San Francisco. Join Us – RSVP on Eventbrite ...Every Saturday

Free “Legion of Honor” Museum Day for Bay Area Residents (Every Saturday)
Free "Legion of Honor" Museum Day for Bay Area Residents (Every Saturday)

Starting up again on October 31st after a 6-month closure, every Saturday, the Legion of Honor offers free general admission to the permanent galleries to Bay Area residents. Advanced tickets are required, and capacity is limited due to COVID-19 precautions. Please note that admission to ...Every Saturday

Free de Young Museum Day for Bay Area Residents (Every Saturday)
Free de Young Museum Day for Bay Area Residents (Every Saturday)

COVID-19 Update – Free Saturdays are back as of September 26, 2020. Timed tickets will be required. Reserve in advance online, or limited number of tickets may be available the membership desk the day of. Review updated social-distancing rules Things may change – Check the de young site and social ...Every Saturday

“Makers Market in the Park” 30+ Makers at Santana Row
Saturday, December 5 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Santana Row
"Makers Market in the Park" 30+ Makers at Santana Row
MAKERS MARKET – An outdoor Marketplace of 30+ of the Best Local Makers, Great Vibes, and Eateries in Santana Row! WE’RE BACK!!! Come on out y’all! Soak up the sun in beautiful Santana Row and shop small from your local community! > Saturday, December 5th > 10am-5pm > Santana ...
CANCELED: Holiday Volunteer Event with TogetherSF (Dec 5 – Jan 3)
Saturday, December 5 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free Registration Required
| San Francisco, CA
CANCELED: Holiday Volunteer Event with TogetherSF (Dec 5 - Jan 3)
We have been notified by the event organizers that this event has been canceled Want to do something this holiday season that instils hope, optimism, and civic pride in San Francisco? The “Stay Golden San Francisco” Tree is a place where holiday decor meets meaningful messages for ...
“Dickens Fair” at Home Virtual 2020 Festival
Saturday, December 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE
"Dickens Fair" at Home Virtual 2020 Festival
Red Barn Productions is pleased to announce Dickens Fair at Home, a free online Christmas compendium that brings home the magic of the Great Dickens Christmas Fair & Victorian Holiday Party – a beloved Bay Area holiday tradition. Like most other in-person events in 2020, the Great Dickens Christmas ...
“Play Streets” Tenderloin Art Fest & Drum Circle
Saturday, December 5 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | CounterPULSE
"Play Streets" Tenderloin Art Fest & Drum Circle

Enjoy a safe and open space to play, stretch the legs, and have some fun at Play Streets this Saturday! “Play Streets” Tenderloin Art Fest & Drum Circle , from 10-4 pm 200 block of Turk (between Jones/ Leavenworth) Masks and social distancing requirements ...Every Saturday

SF Chinatown “Walkway Weekends” Saturdays & Sundays (Thru Dec. 27)
Saturday, December 5 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Chinatown (Grant & California)
SF Chinatown "Walkway Weekends" Saturdays & Sundays (Thru Dec. 27)

The event San Francisco Chinatown’s iconic Grant Avenue will be closed off to traffic and cars for a pleasant open walkway under vibrant red lanterns every weekend from July through December. Enjoy a historic street stroll, outdoor dining, and an Asian shopping experience. Update: Originally ...Every Saturday

Oakland Creates 2020 Virtual Art, Comics and Zinefest
Saturday, December 5 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE
Oakland Creates 2020 Virtual Art, Comics and Zinefest
Art and Comics and Zines show case spotlighting artists from Oakland CA and the surrounding areas.
GLBT History Museum: Free Saturdays for Bay Area Residents
Saturday, December 5 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but tickets must be reserved online in advance
| GLBT Historical Society Museum
GLBT History Museum: Free Saturdays for Bay Area Residents

Located in SF’s Castro District, the GLBT Historical Society Museum is the first full-scale, stand-alone museum of its kind in the United States. The museum celebrates 100 years of the city’s vast queer past through dynamic exhibitions and programming. Normally admission is $10, but through ...Every Saturday

50th Anniv. “Friendraiser” Celebration: Ecology Center Past, Present, And Future
50th Anniv. "Friendraiser" Celebration: Ecology Center Past, Present, And Future
MAIN EVENT DETAILS This year Ecology Center celebrates 50 years of paving the way for a more sustainable, healthy, and just community for the East Bay, Bay Area, and Beyond. This event is virtual community sharing reflecting on past accomplishments and looking forward to the future. ...
Halloween Addicts’ “Haunted Hike” at Stow Lake (Golden Gate Park)
Saturday, December 5 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations accepted
| Stow Lake
Halloween Addicts' "Haunted Hike" at Stow Lake (Golden Gate Park)
Join us for an eerie evening hike around Stow Lake, rain or shine! This is a free event, although we do gratefully accept tips/donations to the HAGS group (Halloween Addicts Group Support). We will meet outside of the boathouse. UPDATE – Originally scheduled for November 14th ...
The Stud’s “Drag Alive Online” Every Saturday
The Stud's "Drag Alive Online" Every Saturday

Thanks to SFist for letting us know that The Stud and Oasis are going virtual with their  Drag Shows Online. Not even the global pandemic can stop the Queens! Enjoy a weekly dose of virtual humor, flashy, queer and everything drag with The Stud and Oasis Online Drag Show. The ...Every Saturday