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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, August 11

SF Public Library’s $1 Book & Media Sale | Mission Dist.
Saturday, August 11 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free to look around and you can buy a book or media for only $1.
| The Book Donation Center
SF Public Library's $1 Book & Media Sale | Mission Dist.

The 2nd Saturday of each month, rain or shine, the San Francisco Public Library opens the doors to their Book Donation Center for a massive $1 sale. Selection changes each month, and random treasures abound. Come by and pick up choice books and media at ...

Frankenstein’s Birthday Party & Art Exhibition | Final Day
Saturday, August 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hosfelt Gallery
Frankenstein's Birthday Party & Art Exhibition | Final Day

This year, is the bicentennial of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s novel, “Frankenstein”; or, The Modern Prometheus. Why does a 200-year-old ghost story continue to feel so relevant? It’s important to remember that the Frankenstein of Hollywood and pop culture – Boris Karloff, The Munsters or Rocky ...

Pistahan 2018: Filipino Cultural Festival & Parade | SF
Saturday, August 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Civic Center (SF)
Pistahan 2018: Filipino Cultural Festival & Parade | SF

Experience a massive celebration of Filipino art, dance, music and food at the annual 25th Pistahan Parade & Festival in San Francisco. Billed as the largest celebration of Filipino Americans in the U.S., the the two-day event organized by the Filipino American Arts Exposition is expected to draw ...

Free Beginner Parkour “Urban Ninja” Class
Saturday, August 11 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location
Free Beginner Parkour "Urban Ninja" Class

SF Parkour hosts a free Beginner’s Parkour Class at noon on the second Saturday of each month. It is geared towards first timers and lasts 1.5 hours. Location: Each month the location rotates through Sunnyvale, UC Berkeley and the Embarcadero in SF. Please check the ...

Free Conservatory Curiosities Sutro Stewards: “Exploring Native Plants” | Conservatory of Flowers
Free Conservatory Curiosities Sutro Stewards: "Exploring Native Plants" | Conservatory of Flowers

Sutro Stewards work to conserve habitat through ecological restoration and native plant propagation while building trails for multi-use recreation in the UCSF Mount Sutro Open Space Reserve.

Kippy Marks Live Music Performance | Live In The Castro
Saturday, August 11 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jane Warner Memorial Plaza
Kippy Marks Live Music Performance | Live In The Castro

Come out and catch a series of free live performances on select weekends at Jane Warner Plaza in the Castro throughout the spring and summer. Live in the Castro 2018 May 19 to October 14, 2018 | Most events start at 1 pm Jane Warner ...

Facebook’s Summer Jam Festival | Menlo Park
Saturday, August 11 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Facebook Headquarters
Facebook's Summer Jam Festival | Menlo Park

Celebrate summer with island vibes, reggae beats, roots and island culture, art, music, dance, summer drinks and tasty street food tasting for charity.

Summer Jam
Saturday, August 11, 2018 | 1 to 6 pm
Facebook HQ, 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park
FREE

There will be free admission and free parking. 100% of proceeds will …

Music in the Park: Classic Rock | Danville
Saturday, August 11 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Danville Town Green
Music in the Park: Classic Rock | Danville

Now in its 33rd year, the town of Danville continues offering this summer music tradition to the public. Spend four Saturdays under the sun surrounded by friends, neighbors, and great music. Bring a blanket, a picnic, and the whole family for singing, dancing, and socializing. ...

Free Shakespeare in the Park: A Midsummer Night’s Dream | Redwood City
Saturday, August 11 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sequoia High School
Free Shakespeare in the Park: A Midsummer Night’s Dream | Redwood City

For the 36th season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. A Midsummer Night’s Dream follows the misadventures of four young lovers, a group of aspiring actors, and a team of mischievous fairies as they all enter the ...

Sadderday: An Emo/Pop-Punk/Screamo Dance Party | SF
Saturday, August 11 – 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Pop's Bar
Sadderday: An Emo/Pop-Punk/Screamo Dance Party | SF

A night to relive the days of white belts, myspace, and bangs. Lots of them. Emo, pop punk, post-hardcore, screamo, indie, electro, 90s and 2000s all night long. The party gets down at 9:30 pm on the Second Saturday of each month at Pop’s Bar.

Sunday, August 12

Inner Sunset Flea 2018 | Block Party & Street Fair
Sunday, August 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | 9th and Irving
Inner Sunset Flea 2018 | Block Party & Street Fair

Join the Inner Sunset Flea on the second Sunday of the month from May to November 2018. Come hunt for a bargain, sit down for some food, let the children play, and catch up with friends and neighbors. The Inner Sunset Flea is a cross between a ...

Marine Mammal Center Science Sunday | Sausalito
Sunday, August 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Marine Mammal Center
Marine Mammal Center Science Sunday | Sausalito

Join the Marine Mammal Center for Marine Science Sunday – a free engaging ocean-inspired classroom series for kids and adults from the center’s education experts taking place from 10 am to 5 pm on the second and fourth Sunday of the month. The center offers educational programs ...

“Sunday Assembly” Silicon Valley Community Gathering | Mountain View
Sunday, August 12 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Masonic Lodge
"Sunday Assembly" Silicon Valley Community Gathering | Mountain View

“Live Better, Help Often, Wonder More” is the motto for Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley (SASV), an international community movement that celebrates life. The radically inclusive SASV is a secular and service nonprofit that celebrates life, welcomes all people and supports everyone fulfilling their potential. It aims ...

Pistahan 2018: Filipino Cultural Festival | Yerba Buena Gardens
Sunday, August 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
Pistahan 2018: Filipino Cultural Festival | Yerba Buena Gardens

Experience a massive celebration of Filipino art, dance, music and food at the annual 25th Pistahan Parade & Festival in San Francisco. Billed as the largest celebration of Filipino Americans in the U.S., the the two-day event organized by the Filipino American Arts Exposition is expected to draw ...

Summer Outdoor Music Series: Latin Guitar, Rumba & Flamenco | Corte Madera
Sunday, August 12 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Town Center Corte Madera
Summer Outdoor Music Series: Latin Guitar, Rumba & Flamenco | Corte Madera

Town Center Corte Madera celebrates summer with the Annual Summer Music Series, set to take place every Sunday June 3rd through August 26th from Noon-2 pm with a great lineup of music that will appeal to all ages. Summer Outdoor Music Series All Sundays from June ...

Free Sailboat Ride Day: Cal Sailing Club | Berkeley
Sunday, August 12 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cal Sailing Club
Free Sailboat Ride Day: Cal Sailing Club | Berkeley

The Cal Sailing Club offers Free Sailboat Rides for the public aboard their fleet of dinghies (which are fast and zippy) and keelboats (larger and more stable). You’ll have a spectacular voyage and might get great views of UC Berkeley, the Bay Bridge, San Francisco ...

“Ronnie Spector and the Ronettes”: Outdoor Concert | Stern Grove Festival
Sunday, August 12 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated
| Stern Grove
"Ronnie Spector and the Ronettes": Outdoor Concert | Stern Grove Festival

Only a few artists in history have been capable of defining an entire era in pop music. Ronnie Spector is one of those artists: the embodiment of the heart, soul, and passion of female rock n’ roll in the 1960s. For these qualities and more, …

Free Shakespeare in the Park: A Midsummer Night’s Dream | Redwood City
Sunday, August 12 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sequoia High School
Free Shakespeare in the Park: A Midsummer Night’s Dream | Redwood City

For the 36th season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. A Midsummer Night’s Dream follows the misadventures of four young lovers, a group of aspiring actors, and a team of mischievous fairies as they all enter the ...

Free Summer Outdoor Movie Night: “Step” | Berkeley Art Museum
Sunday, August 12 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive
Free Summer Outdoor Movie Night: "Step" | Berkeley Art Museum

Head to Berkeley Art Museum for an afternoon outdoor movie  showing various summer classic movies. Free Summer Outdoor Movie Night 2nd Sundays, June 10- Oct 14, 2018 | 4 pm Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, 2155 Center St, Berkeley FREE 2018 Sunday Summer Cinema Lineup: ...

Perseids Meteor Shower: Up to 200 Meteors / Hour | 2018
Sunday, August 12 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Perseids Meteor Shower: Up to 200 Meteors / Hour | 2018

It’s the biggest meteor shower of the year, so you better stay up late and grab your binoculars.
The annual Perseids meteor shower is the glittery result of Earth’s passage through a stream of debris left behind by a comet, so you should expect to see meteor rates as high …