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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, March 11

Exploratorium’s “After Dark Online” Fractals
Thursday, March 11 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Exploratorium's "After Dark Online" Fractals
From forests to farms and skies to shores, we’re surrounded by fractals. These infinitely complex patterns, which emerge from repeating a simple process over and over, are aesthetically astonishing and a valuable tool for creating meaning from chaos. Tonight, practice your pattern recognition as we ...

Friday, March 12

“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

“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

A New Fashion Experience Show “Fashion Community Week”
Friday, March 12 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Virtual
A New Fashion Experience Show "Fashion Community Week"
A runway show created with an illuminating ambiance. Join us to experience an interesting fashion concept that lives only in our imagination. A runway exhibition of this season’s finest International and Local collections. Get your complimentary tickets to experience the new era for fashion. Complimentary RSVP ...
4th Annual “Spread Goodness” Day
Friday, March 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE
4th Annual "Spread Goodness" Day
Join on the 4th Spread Goodness Day – March 12th, 2021. This event is to inspire a global day of explosive goodness by encouraging individuals, schools & organizations to spread goodness to show the epic power that one act of goodness multiplied by hundreds, thousands, and ...
Lower Haight Open Mic at Scott Street Labyrinth (Every Friday)
Friday, March 12 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Lower Haight Open Mic at Scott Street Labyrinth (Every Friday)

Calling all poets, musicians, comics, magicians, sword swallowers, human cannonballs, etc. You are hereby cordially invited to perform at the ONLY In-Person “open mic” in town. A supportive creative community awaits. Your act has never been more essential. Share your talents with a live audience. ...Every Friday

Saturday, March 13

San Francisco Zen Center Meditation Session w/ Asian Art Museum
Saturday, March 13 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Sliding Scale
| Asian Art Museum
San Francisco Zen Center Meditation Session w/ Asian Art Museum

Learn how to meditate with a teacher from the San Francisco Zen Center. This virtual session for beginners will introduce you to the benefits of meditation, which can help settle the body and mind amid the swirl of daily life. Sitting in a balanced posture ...Monthly

“Black Laughs Matter” Virtual Comedy Show
Saturday, March 13 – 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

Trash Clean-Up at Lake Merritt w/ Free Coffee
Saturday, March 13 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free Drip Coffee and free mini-pastries!
| 440 Grand Ave
Trash Clean-Up at Lake Merritt w/ Free Coffee
Lake Merritt Trash Clean Up! Free coffee for all volunteers. All supplies provided. Please wear a mask and gloves.
Pandemania: New Work by Luz Marina Ruiz
Saturday, March 13 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Manna Gallery
Pandemania: New Work by Luz Marina Ruiz
Manna Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new works by Luz Marina Ruiz opening Saturday, March 13 and continuing to April 24. Meet Luz at the gallery Saturday, March 13, from 2 – 4 pm when she will meet gallery visitors and ...
“Shop The Runway” Collection
Saturday, March 13 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Virtual
"Shop The Runway" Collection
An exclusive opportunity to shop brand new designer pieces right off the runway. These pieces are not yet released in the marketplace. This unique shopping experience offers insights about the detailing of each design and an opportunity to shop from local and international fashion designers ...
A True Story of Kidnappings, Slavery, and Murder in SF’s Chinatown
Saturday, March 13 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations appreciated
A True Story of Kidnappings, Slavery, and Murder in SF’s Chinatown
Three Coins tells the true story of Ah Ying, who in 1880 was kidnapped and brought to America as a 9-year-old child slave. With her friend Sue Lee she survives, and takes control of her life. Her indomitable spirit takes her from one trial to ...
Free Online Roast of ’80s Movie “Big Trouble in Little China”
Saturday, March 13 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free
| Online
Free Online Roast of '80s Movie "Big Trouble in Little China"
Play drinking games online with green-eyed comedians as they make jokes over the movie that taught us white heroes are useless. *Add your own jokes in the live chat The show is free the ticket link will bring you to join our email list to receive a ...
Root Division Show w/ 18 Artists “MFA Revisited”
Saturday, March 13 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Root Division
Root Division Show w/ 18 Artists "MFA Revisited"
Juried by: Aay Preston-Myint, Headlands Center for the Arts Exhibition Dates: March 10- 27, 2021 2nd Saturday Exhibition Reception: March 13, 2021 – 6 -8 pm Gallery Hours: Online and by appointment (as shelter-in place allows) Join Root Division this March for MFA Revisited; a re-working of our classic ...
The Stud’s “Drag Alive Online” Every Saturday
The Stud's "Drag Alive Online" Every Saturday

Thanks to SFist for letting us know that The Stud and Oasis are going virtual with their  Drag Shows Online. Not even the global pandemic can stop the Queens! Enjoy a weekly dose of virtual humor, flashy, queer and everything drag with The Stud and Oasis Online Drag Show. The ...Every Saturday

SF Chamber Music Orchestra “Music/Motion/Focus”
SF Chamber Music Orchestra "Music/Motion/Focus"
WHAT’S COOL ABOUT THIS EVENING: Tonight’s concert is focused on music and motion—SFCM’s theme for the 2020-21 academic year. Music director Edwin Outwater conducts the SFCM Orchestra, and Alexander Gedeon, emerging stage director who’s worked at LA Opera, San Diego Opera, and with Yuval Sharon at ...

Sunday, March 14

Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile
Sunday, March 14 – 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

Monday, March 15

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, March 15 – 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, March 16

SFPL’s 16th “One City One Book” Main Event: Chanel Miller in Conversation
Tuesday, March 16 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free Event, Registration Required
SFPL's 16th "One City One Book" Main Event: Chanel Miller in Conversation
San Francisco Public Library is honored to announce its 16th Annual One City One Book selection, Chanel Miller’s, Know My Name. Chanel Miller will join Robynn Takayama for a candid conversation about her book, art and her personal experience with sexual trauma and the CA court ...