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Free things to do in San Francisco this Saturday July 17th

Amancay Tapia
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According to a latest report by the National Low Income Housing Coalition, San Franciscans need to make between $31 and $68 an hour to afford the rent of a two-bedroom apartment.

To add to the doom and gloom, we are constantly being told how unaffordable the city is for those on an average or low income, so how about we spend zero this Saturday when going out?

I have selected a few cultural and fun things you can do in-person in San Francisco on July 17th that won’t cost you a thing. Yes, you’ve heard right, completely ”gratis”.

Visit the Legion of Honor Museum

The Legion of Honor offers free general admission to the permanent galleries to Bay Area residents. Enjoy 6,000 years of ancient and European art and houses the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, in the formerly known as the California Palace of the Legion of Honor and part of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

Advanced tickets are required and admission to any special exhibits is not included.

Visit the “de Young Museum”

The de Young Museum, one of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco along with the Legion of Honor, is offering free general admission to the permanent galleries to Bay Area residents every Saturday.

The museum says that “Saturdays feature engaging art experiences for the entire family, including art making, gallery guides, and tours with discussion and sketching in the permanent galleries”.

Admission to any special exhibits is not included and will require the full admission price.

WPA Berkeley walk with Harvey Smith

Meet at 10:00 am by the Main Berkeley Post Office to explore the “New Deal nexus” in Berkeley that includes Berkeley High School, the Community Theater, Civic Center Park, Post Office art, the old UC Press Building, and the old Farm Credit Building.

The tour will also include the stunning mosaic mural on the UC Berkeley campus, photographs of the California Folk Music Project, Western Museum Laboratory, WPA prints at the Berkeley Public Library, and WPA projects on the UC Berkeley campus

Enjoy “Walkaway Weekends” at SF Chinatown

Go for a car free leisure stroll alongside the iconic Grant Avenue ( between California and Washington) in San Francisco Chinatown from 11am to 5pm.

Before or after, you can enjoy a movie set in Chinatown by maverick director Wayne Wang, including Dim Sum: A little bit of heart, Chan is Missing or The Joy Luck Club.

Enjoy a Free Outdoor Screening of “Crazy Rich Asians” at Chase Center

As part of the Thrive City Summer Series, the Warriors will host summer long Cinema Nights presented by Chase.

On Saturday they are screening “Crazy Rich Asians”on San Francisco’s only and largest (3,108 square feet) outdoor LED board.The movie is an Asian-American romantic comedy-drama film with a terrific cast.

Chase cardholders get early entry at 5pm.

Please feel free to add in the comment section, events you know of that are also free for all

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