During a recession, the price of a movie ticket or dinner out can seem daunting. Fortunately, Northern California has no shortage of free or cheap events and activities — if you know where to look. We talk with the editors of several websites devoted to digging up the best free concerts, happy hours, museum exhibitions, street fairs and other low-cost diversions. And as always, we get our listeners’ recommendations.

Johnny Hayes, AKA Johnny Funcheap, founder of funcheapsf.com, a listing of fun but affordable things to do in the San Francisco Bay Area
Doug Bartlett, marketing principal for mybart.org, a listing of free events located near BART stops
Dave Schonenberg, editor-in-chief of the San Francisco edition of myopenbar.com, a source of information on open bars and drink specials
Kim Boyd-Bermingham, editor of sfkids.org

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