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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!

Wednesday, July 7

Mad Jokes at Mad Oak
Wednesday, July 7 – 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, July 8

Gardening 101, Reducing Pests & Water Usage
Thursday, July 8 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Gardening 101, Reducing Pests & Water Usage
With Summer just around the corner and with a looming drought, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) is hosting “Gardening 101, Reducing Pests & Water Usage,” a free webinar on how to maintain a healthy, pest-free garden while being smart about water usage. Charlotte ...

“Mission Community Market” Night Farmers Market (SF)
Thursday, July 8 – 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

Friday, July 9

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

“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 Friday & Saturday “Jessie Street Block Party” (June 18 – Sept. 24)
Friday, July 9 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free music
| 868 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA
SF's Friday & Saturday "Jessie Street Block Party" (June 18 - Sept. 24)

Westfield San Francisco Centre Announces the Jessie Street Block Party, a New Music, Dining and Arts Venue Debuting June 18 Outdoors at Jessie Street West Fridays & Saturdays 4 p.m.-10 p.m. through September the Jessie Street Block Party features free live music debuting June 18 ...Every Friday

Academy Award-winning “Minari” Virtual Screening + Community Talk
Friday, July 9 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations appreciated
| Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Academy Award-winning "Minari" Virtual Screening + Community Talk
Kick off your summer with a special screening of the Academy Award-winning “Minari” followed by a community talk reflecting on our shared and diverse immigrant experiences. EVENT 1: Friday, July 9th (accessible between 5-9pm Pacific): MINARI Screening *limited capacity, U.S. viewers only* EVENT 2: Saturday, July 10th (1-2:30pm Pacific): Community ...

Saturday, July 10

San Francisco Zen Center Meditation Session w/ Asian Art Museum
Saturday, July 10 – 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, July 10 – 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

Free “Legion of Honor” Museum Day for Bay Area Residents (Every Saturday)
Free "Legion of Honor" Museum Day for Bay Area Residents (Every Saturday)

 the Legion of Honor offers free general admission to the permanent galleries to Bay Area residents. Advanced tickets are required, and capacity is limited due to COVID-19 precautions. Please note that admission to any special exhibits is not included nor discounted and will require ...Every Saturday

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

Maker’s Row “Artists & Fleas” Market (Berkeley)
Saturday, July 10 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA
Maker's Row "Artists & Fleas" Market (Berkeley)

Starting June 19th, you can find Artists & Fleas every Saturday from 11-5PM at Fourth Street in Berkeley. They’ll be taking over Maker’s Row AND the surrounding parking lot – tons of space to shop & hang or show & sell with the best of ...Every Saturday

“Benicia Art Walk 2021” Every Second Saturday (June-Oct)
Saturday, July 10 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | First Street (Benicia)
"Benicia Art Walk 2021" Every Second Saturday (June-Oct)

The 10th season of Benicia Art Walk kicks off on Saturday, June 12 and continues the second Saturdays of July, September and October 1 – 5 p.m. on First Street in downtown Benicia. After an abbreviated season last year due to the pandemic, we look ...Monthly

Grand Opening of New Mendocino Gallery
Saturday, July 10 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Event is completely free. RSVP on the websute to enter to win a gift.
| Lansing Street Gallery
Grand Opening of New Mendocino Gallery
Lansing Street Gallery is inviting you to its grand opening reception on Saturday, July 10th, from 5 to 8pm. Come view the solo exhibition of local Bay Area artist Toby Hill. As California begins to ease restrictions on gatherings and masks, the fitting exhibition of “Unveilings” ...

Sunday, July 11

“Thrive City” Farmers’ Market (Chase Center)
Sunday, July 11 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Chase Center
"Thrive City" Farmers' Market (Chase Center)

The Warriors and Kaiser Permanente are hosting weekly Thrive City Farmers Market every Sunday from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Thrive City plaza, the community gathering space surrounding Chase Center, will provide shoppers with access to a wide variety of locally-sourced offerings including seasonal fruits, ...Every Sunday

Outdoor Antique French-Style Street Market (San Rafael)
Sunday, July 11 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free Admission and Parking
| Marin Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium
Outdoor Antique French-Style Street Market (San Rafael)

A French Style Street Market…leisurely stroll through Marin’s Outdoor Antique Market now in its eleventh season. This popular antique market brings together shoppers, treasure hunters, collectors, decorators, and dozens of quality vendors with booths filled to the brim with great bargains and unique collectibles. Whether ...Monthly

Golden Gate Park Sunday Roller Disco Party (SF)
Sunday, July 11 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Skatin' Place
Golden Gate Park Sunday Roller Disco Party (SF)

There is a place in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park that is heaven for Bay Area inline skaters and roller skaters who like to boogie to the funky beat on wheels. The Godfather of Skate brings his mobile DJ unit and plays groovy tunes for ...Every Sunday

“Thievery Corporation” Free Concert in the Park (Stern Grove Festival)
Sunday, July 11 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated. Tickets required
| Stern Grove
"Thievery Corporation" Free Concert in the Park (Stern Grove Festival)

Stern Grove Festival announced a packed lineup for their 2021 season highlighted by a July 4th concert with the San Francisco Symphony, Thievery Corporation on July 11, Fitz & The Tantrums on August 15th and the finale “The Big Picnic” with Tower of Power and Too ...

Zeitgeist’s Beer Garden Live Summer Sunday Concert Series (SF)
Sunday, July 11 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Zeitgeist
Zeitgeist's Beer Garden Live Summer Sunday Concert Series (SF)

Live music at Zeitgeist’s beer garden starts up again on Sunday June 6, 2021. Free live music every Sunday from June to August. Early shows from 2-6p. Late shows 6-9 will start on Sunday, June 20. 1st Sunday – Soul 2nd Sunday – Blues 3rd ...Every Sunday

Monday, July 12

The Marsh’s Online Storytelling Night (Every Monday)
The Marsh's Online Storytelling Night (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