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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, January 23

Cursive Free In-store Concert | Amoeba SF
Thursday, January 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
Cursive Free In-store Concert | Amoeba SF
Cursive celebrates their second new album in as many years, Get Fixed (out 1/17 on vinyl, Black & Silver Cornetto Color Vinyl & CD on their own 15 Passenger Records), with a live in-store set and signing at Amoeba SF on Thursday, January 23rd at ...
2020 Fresh Festival: Dance, Music, Performance | Final Day
Thursday, January 23 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Many events free. Others have nominal costs
| Brava Theater
2020 Fresh Festival: Dance, Music, Performance | Final Day

FRESH Exchanges are community oriented and organized social and interactive events created to cultivate, invigorate and cross-pollinate experimental dance, music and performance artists and audiences. These include live music events, roundtable talks, artist input and audience feedback sessions, writing and reading circles, improvisation jams and ...

“I Wish I Was Happy” Hour Comedy Show | SF
Thursday, January 23 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission but bring money for food and drinks.
| Slate Bar

Come commiserate in laughter with the Bay Area’s top comedians. They’ll make you feel like life isn’t too bad, or at least let you laugh at their misfortunes. And, that always feels good. Stay after the show for free ’90s dance karaoke. (I wish I ...Monthly

Haight Ashbury Comedy Night | Milk Bar
Thursday, January 23 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Use promo code HELLAFUNNY for free tickets. Otherwise, it's $15.
| Milk Bar
Haight Ashbury Comedy Night | Milk Bar

Come out to Haight Ashbury Comedy Night every Thursday at Milk Bar located in the heart of the Upper Haight to see some of SF’s best comedians. The lineup changes every week, but expect to see comics that have performed at Cobbs, SF Sketchfest, the ...Every Thursday

La Piñata: Free Latin Party & DJ Night | Mission
Thursday, January 23 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pop's Bar
La Piñata: Free Latin Party & DJ Night | Mission

Put an exclamation mark on your weekend. DJ Clave keeps the beat and brings you a mix of the classic Latin stuff with the funkiest EDM. Salsa, Merengue, Electro-Cumbia, Breaks, Hip Hop, and Nu Latin Beats on the speakers. A Piñata to break, drink specials, ...Monthly

Friday, January 24

Dunkin’s Free Oatmilk Latte | Every Friday in January
Friday, January 24 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE | Dunkin Donuts (Bay Area)
Dunkin’s Free Oatmilk Latte | Every Friday in January

Calling all oatmilk lovers: Dunkin’ is bringing a whole new way to add a little creamy to your day. This spring Dunkin’s new Oatmilk Latte is comin’ in hot (or iced!) to restaurants nationwide. Made from rich, handcrafted espresso and creamy oatmilk, this new drink offers ...

Cal Academy of Sciences: Winter Neighborhood Free Days | Jan. 24 – Mar. 15
Friday, January 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free for SF residents with proof of neighborhood residency
| California Academy of Sciences
Cal Academy of Sciences: Winter Neighborhood Free Days | Jan. 24 - Mar. 15

Each San Francisco neighborhood (defined by zipcode) can visit the California Academy of Sciences for free over a three-day weekend (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) in the spring and fall of each year. So that means as long as you have a driver’s license or other proof ...

SAJJ Mediterranean’s San Bruno Grand Opening | Peninsula
Friday, January 24 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP on Facebook
| Sajj Street Eats (San Bruno)
SAJJ Mediterranean's San Bruno Grand Opening | Peninsula
SAJJ Mediterranean, the popular Mediterranean fast casual eatery, is celebrating the Grand Opening of its newest location in San Bruno’s Bayhill Shopping Center! Festivities will include a free entree for the first 50 people in line at 11 am and 50% off orders all day ...
Free Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa
Friday, January 24 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but space is limited so an RSVP is requested.
| Sightglass Coffee
Free Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa

, join Sightglass Coffee at their 7th Street training lab for good conversation, tasty coffees, and warm fuzzy feelings. Sightglass Coffee Cupping Every Friday | 3 pm Sightglass Coffee, 270 7th Street, SF FREE, but an RSVP is required Cupping is a powerful tool for evaluating coffees ...Every Friday

San Jose New Year-Tet Festival | 2020
Friday, January 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Eastridge Mall
San Jose New Year-Tet Festival | 2020

Celebrate Lunar New Year at the biggest Vietnamese New Year Festival in San Jose, happening over three days from January 24-26, 2020. San Jose New Year-Tet Festival – Jan 24, 2020 from 3 pm-11 pm – Jan 25 & 26, 2020 from 11 am-11 pm Eastridge ...

2020 Australia Day Party: Drinking Games, Sausage Sizzle & Aussie Top 100 | SF
2020 Australia Day Party: Drinking Games, Sausage Sizzle & Aussie Top 100 | SF
Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oi Oi Oi Ring in Australia Day while enjoying Tim Tam Slams, Fairy bread, the ‘Hey Hey It’s Saturday’ Drinking Challenge, ‘Kath & Kim’ Shots, and Australian beers – all while listening to Triple J’s Hottest 100 (streaming live). Compete in the Best Dressed Aussie ...
Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market, DJs & Off the Grid | Oakland
Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market, DJs & Off the Grid | Oakland

Get your Oakland groove on at Friday Nights @ OMCA – a weekly free outdoor experience with food trucks and music. This is a great community gathering that is most vibrant during March-November when the garden and terraces are open as well as during certain ...Every Friday

Free Friday Night at the Art Center | Palo Alto
Friday, January 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*FREE
| Palo Alto Art Center
Free Friday Night at the Art Center | Palo Alto
Join the Palo Alto Art Center for Friday Night at the Art Center on January 24, 7-9 p.m. This free event celebrates the opening of our latest exhibition, Rooted: Trees in Contemporary Art. Friday Night at the Art Center will feature opportunities to meet the artists, ...
Free Opening Night: “Downtown Oakland Comedy Night” | Every Friday
Friday, January 24 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP (otherwise it's $10 at door) - Donations greatly appreciated.
| Era Art Bar & Lounge
Free Opening Night: "Downtown Oakland Comedy Night" | Every Friday

HellaFunny Presents the newest comedy showcase in the entire Bay Area with “Downtown Oakland Comedy Night” Located in the Heart of Downtown Oakland, DTO Comedy Night will showcase the most hilarious and dopest established talent that the city of Oakland has to offer. ...Every Friday

Laughs on Tap Free Comedy Night | Ocean View Brew Works
Friday, January 24 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but bring cash for food & drinks
| Ocean View Brew Works
Laughs on Tap Free Comedy Night | Ocean View Brew Works

Join every 2nd and 4th Friday at Albany’s favorite locally owned microbrewery for Laughs on Tap. A free stand up comedy show featuring the best comedians in the Bay Area and beyond. Laughs on Tap Free Comedy Night Every 2nd & 4th Friday | 7:30 ...Monthly

“HellaFunny Fridays” Stand-Up Comedy Showcase | SoMa
Friday, January 24 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP or $10 at the Door
| Trademark and Copyright
"HellaFunny Fridays" Stand-Up Comedy Showcase | SoMa

San Francisco has one of the best underground comedy scenes in America. Come check out some of the Bay’s best rising comics at HellaFunny’s weekly stand-up comedy show “HellaFunny Fridays.” HellaFunny Fridays at 7:30pm & 9:30pm Trademark and Copyright, 1123 Folsom Stree (and ...Every Friday

HellaRnB Night (Beyoncé, Rihanna, TLC, Prince & More) | SF
Friday, January 24 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP before 10:30pm; $5 after
| Bar Fluxus
HellaRnB Night (Beyoncé, Rihanna, TLC, Prince & More) | SF

Come to an amazing downtown art bar, Bar Fluxus to enjoy some classic RnB tunes with DJ BeatsMe. Hear some classic throwbacks from Ginuwine, TLC, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Prince, Usher, Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys, Frank Ocean, Brandy, Missy and Aaliyah and more. HellaRnB Night (Beyoncé, Rihanna, ...Every Friday

Saturday, January 25

Oakland A’s FanFest 2020 | Jack London Square
Saturday, January 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP is requested but not required.
| Jack London Square
Oakland A's FanFest 2020 | Jack London Square
The Oakland A’s will host their annual FanFest on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Jack London Square. A’s FanFest 2020 Saturday, January 25, 2020 Jack London Square, Broadway, Oakland FREE for all fans; an RSVP is requested but it’s not required Please note that we’ve confirmed the 2020 date, but the ...
Free de Young Museum Day for Bay Area Residents | Every Saturday
Free de Young Museum Day for Bay Area Residents | Every Saturday

, the de Young offers free general admission to the permanent galleries to Bay Area residents. Please note that admission to any special exhibits is not included nor discounted and will require the full admission price. Saturdays feature engaging art experiences for the entire family, ...Every Saturday

Cal Academy of Sciences: Neighborhood Free Days | Richmond Dist. & Marina
Saturday, January 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free for SF residents with proof of neighborhood residency
| California Academy of Sciences
Cal Academy of Sciences: Neighborhood Free Days | Richmond Dist. & Marina

Each San Francisco neighborhood (defined by zipcode) can visit the California Academy of Sciences for free over a three-day weekend (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) in the spring and fall of each year. So that means as long as you have a driver’s license or other proof ...