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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, July 26

2018 LaborFest: “Reserve Slaves (Schiavi di Riserva) 2018” Film Showing | SF
Thursday, July 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 518 Valencia
2018 LaborFest: "Reserve Slaves (Schiavi di Riserva) 2018" Film Showing | SF

Reserve Slaves (Schiavi di Riserva) 2018 (30 min.) Italy
Directed by Michelangelo Severgnini
The result of the U.S./European attack on Libya has been the restoration of slavery. Europe and the U.S. caused it, allows it, and benefits from it, according to Severgini’s film Reserve Slaves. In case …

I Wish I Was Happy Hour Comedy Show | SF
Thursday, July 26 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission but bring money for food and drinks.
| Slate Bar
I Wish I Was Happy Hour Comedy Show | SF

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 ...

2018 LaborFest: “Turkey on the Edge 2018” Film Showing | SF
Thursday, July 26 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | 518 Valencia
2018 LaborFest: "Turkey on the Edge 2018" Film Showing | SF

Directed by Imre Azem, 2018 (53 min.) Turkey.
Four following years the Gezi Resistance, great political and social changes were instituted in Turkey. Director İmre Azem follows four people striving for democracy, from Gezi to a July 15th attempted coup, a subsequent state of emergency, and …

Haight Ashbury Comedy Night | Milk Bar
Thursday, July 26 – 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 at Milk Bar located in the heart of the Upper Haight to see some of SF’s best rising comedic talent. The lineup changes every week, but expect to see comics that have performed at Cobbs, SF Sketchfest, the ...

Summer Movie in the Park: “Coco” | Orinda
Thursday, July 26 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Orinda Community Park
Summer Movie in the Park: “Coco” | Orinda

The Orinda Parks and Recreation Department is happy to bring back Movies in the Park for another year. This event is free and open to the community. Families are encouraged to bring their blankets, lawn chairs, and don’t forget the popcorn. Orinda Movies in the Park Thursday ...

Free Movies in the Park: “Spider-Man Homecoming” | Pleasanton
Thursday, July 26 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Amador Valley Community Park
Free Movies in the Park: "Spider-Man Homecoming" | Pleasanton

Enjoy free movies on Thursday evenings from July to August, compliments of the City of Pleasanton. Grab a picnic dinner, blanket and low beach chairs to enjoy family film favorites. All films will be shown at dusk at Amador Valley Community Park. Be prepared for some fun activities ...

Movies on the Square: “Wonder Woman” | Redwood City
Thursday, July 26 – 8:45 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Movies on the Square: “Wonder Woman" | Redwood City

Bring the family out to a free movie showing in downtown Redwood City in Courthouse Square on Thursday evenings from June 7 to August 30 in 2018. Movies start at sundown (approximately 8:45 pm). Come early for the best seats – a limited number of ...

Friday, July 27

Alphabet Rockers (Kids’ Show): Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF
Friday, July 27 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)
Alphabet Rockers (Kids’ Show): Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF

This children’s program repeats at 12:15–12:45pm.
Over the past decade, the Alphabet Rockers have honed a supremely engaging hip-hop act designed for children and families. With singer/songwriter Kaitlin McGaw and beatboxer/b-boy/rapper Tommy Shepherd, this powerhouse group makes the world come alive through beats, rhymes, songs and dances.

Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos
Friday, July 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Devil's Canyon Brewing Company
Beer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos

Enjoy a family friendly, admission-free evening of live music, rotating food trucks and an award winning selection of sustainable handcrafted beer and root beer. There’s free admission, two live bands, and three food trucks. Kids and well behaved dogs are welcome. One dollar from each ...

2018 San Francisco Marathon Fitness Expo | Fort Mason
Friday, July 27 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Fort Mason Center
2018 San Francisco Marathon Fitness Expo | Fort Mason

Join thousands of runners and spectators at The Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon Race Expo and experience the best in running, health, and nutrition. Over 27,500 runners and over 80,000 spectators will fill the city on race day. The Biofreeze San Francisco Marathon is more than ...

Rooftop Garden Concert: 70’s Tribute Show | Oakland
Friday, July 27 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Kaiser Center
Rooftop Garden Concert: 70's Tribute Show | Oakland

Pack your lunch and come listen to local jazz, rock, and hip hop musicians at the Kaiser Center’s roof garden free concert series from noon to 1 pm, every Friday from June 15 – September 14, 2018. The three acre roof garden at Oakland’s Kaiser Center was conceived as a semi-public park by ...

Guaclandia: Instagram-able Avocado Experience | Fort Mason
Friday, July 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fort Mason (Festival Pavilion)
Guaclandia: Instagram-able Avocado Experience | Fort Mason

The Makers Of Wholly Guacamole® Brand bring one-of-a-kind avocado exhibit to San Francisco. America’s #1 Refrigerated Guacamole’s “Guaclandia” Offers Bay Area Residents an Instagram-able Avocado Experience.
With avocado fans clamoring for more and more ways to enjoy their favorite fruit, the makers of the Wholly Guacamole® …

Final Fridays Family Dance Party | South SF
Friday, July 27 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | South SF Main Library
Final Fridays Family Dance Party | South SF

Has it been a long day? Week? Lifetime? Or do you and your kids just have some energy you need to get out of your system? Then come shake your tail to the best family-friendly jams amidst the glowy balloons and sparkly lights of their ...

Art on the Square | Redwood City
Friday, July 27 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Art on the Square | Redwood City

Art on the Square features the best in fine arts and crafts each month between June and August at Courthouse Square in downtown Redwood City. Art on the Square showcases original painting, photography, jewelry, glass, ceramics, and more, with prices for every budget. Art on the ...

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party & Beer Garden | Fort Mason
Friday, July 27 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center
"Off the Grid" Friday Night Food Truck Party & Beer Garden | Fort Mason

More than 30 food vendors in a huge circle with a full bar and bands and DJs in the middle? Now that’s a party; it’s also California’s largest weekly street food market.  Off the Grid is a weekly outdoor food truck bonanza staged every Friday from 5-10 pm at the historic ...

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 along with half-price after-hours museum gallery admission. This is a great community gathering that is most vibrant during March-November when the garden and terraces are ...

San Francisco Critical Mass
Friday, July 27 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Justin Herman Plaza
San Francisco Critical Mass

Critical Mass is a mass bicycle ride that takes place on the last Friday of each month in San Francisco starting at 5:30 pm at Justin Herman Plaza (foot of Market Street) and in cities around the world. Everyone is invited. No one is in charge. Bring your ...

2018 Blues Fest Friday Night Party | Redwood City
Friday, July 27 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
2018 Blues Fest Friday Night Party | Redwood City

The 2018 Redwood City PAL (Police Activities League) Blues, Arts & BBQ Festival features wonderful live music from the Bay Area and beyond, Art on the Square, a family area, and food and drink vendors. This event helps support PAL’s educational and recreational summer programs for ...

Music on the Square: Tribute to Journey | Redwood City
Friday, July 27 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Courthouse Square
Music on the Square: Tribute to Journey | Redwood City

Enjoy free Friday concerts all summer long on Courthouse Square in Redwood City from 6-8 pm from June 1-August 31, 2018. Redwood City is well known for its events, but Friday night’s Music on the Square is one of the most treasured nights of summer. Plus, being ...

Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley
Friday, July 27 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required.
| Grace North Church
Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley

Walk the free labyrinth at Grace North Church in Berkeley with 97 candles lighting the path, while listening to music every last Friday of the month. The Winding Way musicians, an acoustic musical group featuring guitar, violin, cello, mandolin, piano and voice, will play songs from many world religions that inspire ...