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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 25

CMC Sessions: Genre-Crossing from Classical to Blues to Rock
Tuesday, May 25 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP to receive the link to join
| Community Music Center
CMC Sessions: Genre-Crossing from Classical to Blues to Rock
Join Allison Lovejoy in a lecture demonstration about the exciting journey of genre-crossing in music. Allison will share how she has developed as a musician, learning multiple musical styles and how this relates to her teaching approach, which focuses on constant learning and flexibility. She ...

Wednesday, May 26

Free Admission Hour “Japanese Tea Garden” at GG Park
Free Admission Hour "Japanese Tea Garden" at GG Park

Still Open / SHELTER IN PLACE UPDATE: 12/7/20 –  Outdoor gardens are specifically allowed and exempt from closures in the Shelter-in-Place order from December 6 to January 4. “Outdoor botanical gardens and historic sites may remain open” – We confirmed with the SF’s parks department ...Every Wednesday

Housing Action Coalition’s 15th Annual Spring Symposium
Housing Action Coalition's 15th Annual Spring Symposium
How are cities across the Bay Area and beyond innovating new solutions to our housing challenges? Come find out at the Housing Action Coalition’s 15th Annual Spring Symposium on Wednesday, May 26 (11:45am to 1:30pm). With the theme of “Building Momentum,” this year’s program will showcase the ...
Wellness Book Talk: “The Burnout Fix”
Wednesday, May 26 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Wellness Book Talk: "The Burnout Fix"
Join us for a conversation with author Jacinta Jiménez, PsyD about her new book, “The Burnout Fix.” An evidence-based resilience toolkit to help you find better, more sustainable ways to succeed at work and life. In this webinar, Dr. Jiménez, a graduate of the PGSP-Stanford PsyD ...
Castro Farmers’ Market (Every Wednesday)
Wednesday, May 26 – 2:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Castro Farmers' Market
Castro Farmers' Market (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., Mar. 17-Nov. 17, 2021 | 2:30p-7p Castro Farmer’s Market, Noe ...Every Wednesday

End of the Golden Gate: Writers on Loving (and Sometimes Leaving) San Francisco
Wednesday, May 26 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*FREE, $10-15 suggested donation, RSVP required
End of the Golden Gate: Writers on Loving (and Sometimes Leaving) San Francisco
In partnership with Litquake Join us on Wednesday, April 26 at 5pm PT when we’re joined by writers Gary Kamiya, John Law, Kimberly Reyes, and Alia Volz for the launch of the new anthology The End of the Golden Gate: Writers on Loving (and Sometimes Leaving) San ...
“Dinner and a Show” at Asiento
Wednesday, May 26 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*purchase 2 menu items required
| Asiento
"Dinner and a Show" at Asiento

Reserve your table for 2 or more for dinner and a comedy show on Asiento’s beautiful outdoor parklet Outdoor Dining is BACK in SF! Don’t let the social isolation get to you. Reserve your table for 2 or more and enjoy a delicious meal from ...Every Wednesday

Mad Jokes at Mad Oak
Wednesday, May 26 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*First Come first Serve
| 135 12th St, Oakland, CA 94607
Mad Jokes at Mad Oak

F Bomb Comedy is bringing the best comics from the Bay and beyond to the beautifully intimate patio at Mad Oak! Come laugh your troubles away with comics that have appeared on Netflix, HBO, and Comedy Central while enjoying amazing foos and drink. Each show ...Every Wednesday

Thursday, May 27

Virtual Talk: Mark Ruwedel Photography Archive at Stanford
Thursday, May 27 – 2:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with registration
| Stanford, CA
Virtual Talk: Mark Ruwedel Photography Archive at Stanford
Date: Thursday, May 27, 2021. 2:30 PM. Location: Online via Zoom Stanford Libraries invites you to a conversation with Photographer Mark Ruwedel, Photography Curator Ann Thomas, Emeritus Professor of History Richard White, and Photography Curator Peter Blank to commemorate the opening of the exhibition Between: Artist Books, ...
“Mission Community Market” Night Farmers Market (SF)
Thursday, May 27 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mission Community Market
"Mission Community Market" Night Farmers Market (SF)

2021 updates Now in its 11th year, the popular neighborhood market will be reopening with a lineup of 20+ small local farms and food businesses, offering a diversity of fresh fruits and vegetables, food crafts, and hot prepared foods for Mission residents. More vendors will ...Every Thursday

San Mateo Library Book Talk w/ Joy Ma “The Deoliwallahs”
Thursday, May 27 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Preregistration is required for this free author talk.
| San Mateo County Libraries Zoom
San Mateo Library Book Talk w/ Joy Ma "The Deoliwallahs"
Join author Joy Ma as she reads from her book The Deoliwallahs: The True Story of the 1962 Chinese-Indian Internment. Starting in 1962, India imprisoned around 3,000 Chinese-Indians in a camp in Deoli, Rajasthan, some for up to five years, purely because they “looked Chinese” ...
Cinematic San Francisco Neon: Pal Joey to Big Eyes
Thursday, May 27 – 6:45 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but $10 Suggested donation
| Online
Cinematic San Francisco Neon: Pal Joey to Big Eyes
Neon is the lens for this illustrated talk that glows with film clips of cinematic San Francisco. About this event: San Francisco’s significant cinematic history meets neon’s luminous past in this collaborative program of excerpts from such famous films as the neon dancing leg in Pal Joey ...
Exploratorium After Dark Online: Transitional Landscapes
Thursday, May 27 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Exploratorium After Dark Online: Transitional Landscapes
As the Bay Area prepares for climate change and the impacts of sea level rise, the development planned for Treasure Island-incorporating innovative strategies for urban agriculture, sustainability, sea level rise, and environmental stewardship-is one forward-looking project. Join us in exploring the participation of artists in developing ...

Friday, May 28

SF’s “Crazy Funny Asians” Virtual Comedy Show (Live)
SF's "Crazy Funny Asians" Virtual Comedy Show (Live)

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

SF’s “My Park Moment” Photo Contest (Final Day to Enter: May 28)
Friday, May 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE
SF's "My Park Moment" Photo Contest (Final Day to Enter: May 28)

The My Park Moment photo contest is an opportunity for anyone to share a photo of their favorite outdoor park experience. To enter, just submit a photo of your favorite park memory – a trip to Yosemite, a family picnic, a camping trip, your last ...

“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

SF’s Headprint House Artist Community Market + Free $50 Aveda Gift Bag
Friday, May 28 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*This is free and open to the public
| Headprint Studio
SF's Headprint House Artist Community Market + Free $50 Aveda Gift Bag
The Headprint House mission is to uplift queer artists and independent businesses around the Bay. We are bringing this to life and transforming our studio into an open space for local queer artists and brands, and give YOU the chance to shop small. Art and Creations ...
Free “Fast & Furious” Movie Fridays at AMC & Regal (April 30 – June 18)
Friday, May 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but advanced tickets required
| AMC Metreon 16
Free "Fast & Furious" Movie Fridays at AMC & Regal (April 30 - June 18)

Thanks Alt 105.3 for letting us know about the free Fast & Furious film screenings.  In the lead up to the release of the latest film in the Fast & Furious franchise, F9: The Fast Saga, see every Fast & Furious film on the big ...Every Friday

Saturday, May 29

“Black Laughs Matter” Virtual Comedy Show
Saturday, May 29 – 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

New Southern Exposure Art Exhibit “We Use Our Hands To Support”
Saturday, May 29 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Appointment only - book at https://calendly.com/southern-exposure
| Southern Exposure
New Southern Exposure Art Exhibit "We Use Our Hands To Support"
We use our hands to support is a group exhibition and a multi-layered project visioned and gathered by Artist/Educator/Curator Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo, a member of Southern Exposure’s Curatorial Council. When crafting this show, Lukaza was deeply inspired by the strategies that each of these artists hold ...