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By Brittany Doohan

1. Free Chicken Wings at Lookout
The Lookout (3600 16th Street) is not only a great bar to people-watch from their prime balcony spot, but on Fridays from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, you can stuff your face with free chicken wings! If you like vodka, they also have a $3 deal on all Skyy Vodka drinks from 3:30pm to 9:00pm. But if you want those wings, just be sure to arrive early because they’ll go fast!

2. Free History Lesson at the GLBT Museum
The GLBT History Museum is the first full-scale, stand-alone museum of its kind in America. Join them in celebrating 100 years with their latest exhibition "Our Vast Queer Past." And on the first Wednesday of any month you get free admission (regular admission $5)! Learn more:

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3. Free Breathtaking Views at Twin Peaks
Twin Peaks (501 Twin Peaks Blvd) is a must-see when visiting (or living in!) San Francisco. It’s one of the most spectacular views in the city. This set of high peaks offers stunning 360-degree panoramic views of San Francisco, the bay and the beautiful ocean.

4. Free Movie at Dolores Park
Film Night In The Park is an annual summer film festival (June-September) of favorite flicks new and old presented at our beloved Dolores Park (and other Bay Area venues). Admission is free but they do encourage donations. Goodies like drinks, candy and popcorn are available at all screenings. Arrive by 8pm and be sure to bring blankets and pillows! More information:

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5. Free Concerts at Jane Warner Plaza
The Castro/Upper Market Community Benefit District hosts live performances at the Jane Warner Plaza every year. With music and entertainment ranging from Celtic rock and jazz to literary performances and even cheerleading, "Live in the Castro" has something for everyone to enjoy! More information:

6. Free Walking Tour of the Castro District
How is it free? Because you’re doing it yourself! Yes, that’s right. You’re taking the reins on this one. Lace up those sneakers and follow this walking tour to learn all sorts of cool stuff about the Castro. The best part? You don’t have to keep up with a tour guide and make small talk with awkward tourists. Walk the Castro solo:

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7. Free Symphony at Dolores Park
On certain special days, the San Francisco Symphony sets up shop at Dolores Park to fill your ears with music from Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, John Williams and more. Click here to learn more:

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8. Free Epic Fun at the Seward Street Slides
You’ve got to try out one of Castro's favorite places to play, the Seward Street Slides (Seward St & Douglass St)! These concrete slides are built into the ground and are loads of fun. Bring a piece of cardboard, wear sturdy pants, and prepare for a joyous ride! Open 9am-5pm. More hidden gems in the Castro: