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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 6

Asian Art Museum: Free Admission Day (Every First Sunday)
Sunday, December 6 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Special exhibitions may require separate admission surcharge
| Asian Art Museum
Asian Art Museum: Free Admission Day (Every First Sunday)

Through the power of art, the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco brings the diverse cultures of Asia to life. Located in the heart of San Francisco, the museum is home to one of the world’s finest collections of Asian art, boasting more than 18,000 ...Monthly

Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile
Sunday, December 6 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | 37th and Ortega (SF)
Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile

Come eat, drink, shop, play, connect and be local at the Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile, a festive open-air, year-round weekly market featuring local farmers, ranchers, food artisans, merchants, makers, artists and organizations on a closed-to-traffic 37th Avenue between Ortega and Pacheco. Outer Sunset ...Every Sunday

Patchwork Show: Modern Makers Market
Sunday, December 6 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Family Friendly, Covid Compliant
| Sonoma County Fairgrounds
Patchwork Show: Modern Makers Market
Discover 100+ local makers in the heart of Northern California wine country at the Santa Rosa Patchwork Show held at The Sonoma County Fairgrounds. This indoor show features ample parking and has local DJs and several DIY craft stations and activities. Event and parking maps as ...
Fillmore Marketplace (Support SF Black-Owned Small Businesses)
Sunday, December 6 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Fillmore & O'Farrell
Fillmore Marketplace (Support SF Black-Owned Small Businesses)
Join us for a socially distanced shopping marketplace featuring Black-owned small businesses in San Francisco’s historic Fillmore District Every first & third Sunday of the month Fillmore’s Black-owned small businesses are struggling due to COVID-19’s ever-changing restrictions. Many of these community businesses do not have brick-and-mortar locations ...
Shipyard Artists “Virtual Holiday Art Market” (Dec 6-24)
Sunday, December 6 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Hunters Point Shipyard Artists
Shipyard Artists "Virtual Holiday Art Market" (Dec 6-24)
The Shipyard Artists invite you to participate in a Virtual Holiday Art Market. You will be able to zoom from studio to studio and browse for authentic artistic holiday gifts. A simultaneous live holiday party, with view brief artist tours and interviews will give you gift ...
San Francisco Conservatory’s Fall Baroque Orchestra Concert
Sunday, December 6 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Live Stream
San Francisco Conservatory's Fall Baroque Orchestra Concert
WHAT’S COOL ABOUT THIS CONCERT: Rocío López Sánchez ‘21, winner of 2019-2020 Baroque Ensemble Concerto Competition, performs Vivaldi. Music and movement meet. Dancer Jennifer Meller performs during Passacaille from Jean-Baptiste Lully’s Armide. PROGRAM: Michael Praetorius Dances from Terpsichore (1612) Jean-Baptiste Lully Passacaille from Armide (1686) with Jennifer Meller, baroque dancer George Frideric Handel Dances from ...

Monday, December 7

The Marsh’s Zoom Storytelling Night: 4 Performers Every Monday
The Marsh's Zoom Storytelling Night: 4 Performers Every Monday

As many of you know, The Marsh has postponed all in-person shows until further notice, but that won’t stop Monday Night Marsh from continuing to bring you the unique stories we all love. Monday Night MarshStream is our new Monday Night Marsh with a few ...Every Monday

Free Virtual Starline Comedy | Oakland
Monday, December 7 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but sliding scale donations are requested.
| Starline Social Club
Free Virtual Starline Comedy | Oakland

In response to the current health crisis, the “Free Standup Comedy Night & Pop Up Food ‘ will be presented virtually until further notice. Comedians Irene Tu and Andrew Orolfo bring you the best local and nationally touring stand-up comedians to Starline Social Club’s intimate ...Every Monday

Tuesday, December 8

Urban League Workshop: Level Up Your Skills for 2021 Success (Dec 8-16)
Tuesday, December 8 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Online
Dec 8, 9, 15, 16, 6-8pm Pacific time When the pandemic caused our economy to shut down, our community of local businesses, freelancers, entrepreneurs had to reassess and recalibrate to a new environment of commerce. Led by consultants, leadership coaches, social entrepreneurs, and fiscal managers, we have ...

Wednesday, December 9

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

The Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park officially re-opened its doors to the public Wednesday, July 22 with modifications to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today. Formerly open seven days a week, the Japanese Tea Garden ...Every Wednesday

Bay Area Halal Restaurant Week 2020 (Dec 9-13)
Bay Area Halal Restaurant Week 2020 (Dec 9-13)
The Bay Area Halal Foodies (BAHF) are preparing their palates for the first-ever Halal Restaurant Week coming this December. For an entire week, restaurants that sell Halal food will be featured in an event coordinated by Halalfest, Inc, and Abbas Mohamed, the founder of the ...
The Premise “Virtual Comedy Show”
Wednesday, December 9 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Laundry
The Premise "Virtual Comedy Show"

Every joke starts with a premise and every Wednesday Comedians Jeff Dean, James Mwaura and Andrew Orolfo bring together the best local and nationally touring stand-up comedians to turn these premises into hilarious bits. In the age of the Coronavirus Quarentine, The Premise will be ...Every Wednesday

Thursday, December 10

An Amazing “Lighted Forest” Opens in Golden Gate Park (Dec. 10 – Feb. 28)
Thursday, December 10 – 4:50 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Lighting is from sundown to approximately 10pm
| Golden Gate Park (Peacock Meadow)
An Amazing "Lighted Forest" Opens in Golden Gate Park (Dec. 10 - Feb. 28)

Whimsical Wonderland of Lights Coming to Golden Gate Park ‘Entwined’ Art Installation to Close Out 150th Anniversary An art installation coming to Golden Gate Park will transform Peacock Meadow into an enchanted forest of otherworldly shapes and ever-changing light, the San Francisco Recreation and Park ...

“After Dark Online” Celestial—Solar Eclipse
Thursday, December 10 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Online Event
"After Dark Online" Celestial—Solar Eclipse
On December 14, the shadow of the moon will cross Earth in a rare event called a total solar eclipse. For a small portion of Earthly observers—in this case, those in a narrow stripe across South America—the moon will be perfectly lined up between our ...
Batter Up: Free Covid-Safe Comedy on a Baseball Diamond
Thursday, December 10 – 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 11

“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

SF Orchestra “One Found Sound” Virtual Gala
Friday, December 11 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free for all!
SF Orchestra "One Found Sound" Virtual Gala
Join the musicians of SF’s only democratic, conductorless, chamber orchestra One Found Sound for their Virtual Gala! Celebrate One Found Sound, hear some incredible music, check out our silent auction, and ensure the future of our organization. We’re teaming up with Noisy Savage to bring ...
East Bay Bike Party
Friday, December 11 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (East Bay)
East Bay Bike Party

The East Bay Bike Party is a monthly mobile party for riders of all ages, experience levels, and bike types, to meet, ride, and play together in the streets on the second Friday of the month with upwards of 400 riders usually meeting at an East ...Monthly

2nd Friday Virtual Art Talks
Friday, December 11 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE
2nd Friday Virtual Art Talks

With the world facing so many challenges, artists are deeply impacted. With no exhibitions, shows to perform at, or an audience to visit their studios, the economic and social impact is immeasurable. 2nd Friday Virtual Art Talks Every 2nd Friday | 7:30 -8:30 pm PST ...Monthly

Saturday, December 12

“Black Laughs Matter” Virtual Comedy Show
Saturday, December 12 – 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