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Johnny is a self-described cheap-aholic who hunts down the free-er side of San Francisco. He loves street fairs, free concerts in the park, and anywhere that offers free food. Johnny has been featured on KQED's Forum, CBS's Eye on the Bay and is a contributor to the San Francisco Bay Guardian, KFOG and KGO 810 AM. Johnny is the founder of FunCheapSF.com

Tuesday, August 22

$5 Mini Golf Day: Subpar Miniature Golf’s 5th Anniv. | Alamada
Tuesday, August 22 – 10:00 am | Cost: $5
$5 Mini Golf Day: Subpar Miniature Golf's 5th Anniv. | Alamada

This super sweet Bay Area-themed 18-hole indoor mini golf course in Alameda with loads of DIY charm turns five years old – and to celebrate they’re having $5 rounds of mini golf all day on Tuesday. It’s open from 11am to 10pm.

Wednesday, August 23

Thursday, August 24

Secret Warehouse Arcade Party with Joey the Cat | Mission
Thursday, August 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $15 | Joey the Cat
Secret Warehouse Arcade Party with Joey the Cat | Mission

Come one, come all to Joey the Cat’s first ever “Open Play” night at his secret warehouse which is rarely, if ever, open to the public.  Joey the Cat is the real deal, a world champion skeeballer who’s opening the doors of his secret arcade-filled warehouse.
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Win Tix: Scott Thompson of “Kids in the Hall” Comedy Night | Punch Line
Thursday, August 24 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Cobb's Comedy Club
Scott Thompson of Enter to Win

Well known to fans as a member of the sketch comedy troupe The Kids in the Hall, Scott Thompson is anything but your average comedic talent. The Kids in the Hall created a groundbreaking television series which ran from 1989 to 1995 on CBC in …

Friday, August 25

Free SmashMouth Friday Night Concert on the Beach | Santa Cruz
Friday, August 25 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE
Free SmashMouth Friday Night Concert on the Beach | Santa Cruz
Win Tix: Aries Spears from “MADtv” Comedy Night | Cobb’s Comedy Club
Friday, August 25 – 10:15 pm | Cost: WIN | Cobb's Comedy Club
Aries Spears from Enter to Win

As a principal cast member on Mad TV, Arie Spears brought a fresh, hip style to the already-edgy program from the third through the tenth season.  He’s also appeared on Russell Simmons’s Def Comedy Jam on HBO and Showtime at the Apollo.
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Some …

Saturday, August 26

Patriot Prayer “Freedom Rally” & Counter Protests | Crissy Field
Saturday, August 26 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Crissy Field Beach
Patriot Prayer

The right-wing group, Patriot Prayer, is planning a “Freedom Rally” in Crissy Field which has sparked a massive response and tons of counter-protests in San Francisco.
Patriot Prayer “Freedom Rally”
Saturday, August 26, 2017 | 2-5pm
Crissy Field, SF
FREE
Event Warnings: 

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Sunday, August 27

Free Sailboat Ride Day: Cal Sailing Club | Berkeley
Sunday, August 27 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Free Sailboat Ride Day: Cal Sailing Club | Berkeley

Tuesday, August 29

Thursday, August 31

Final Day: Summer of Love “Trading Cards” on Market Street | SF
Thursday, August 31 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Final Day: Summer of Love
Summer of Love “Trading Cards” Hit Market Street | SF
Thursday, August 31 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Summer of Love

Long before Instagram and SnapChat made pocket-sized images of your favorite celebrity or sports hero a hot commodity, there was the trading card.
Local artist Kate Haug was inspired by this vintage collector’s item for her Summer of Love-themed Art on Market Street Poster Series, which …

Saturday, September 2

Free Guided Trail & Nature Walk | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, September 2 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE
Free Guided Trail & Nature Walk | Golden Gate Park

Sunday, September 3

Golden Gate Park DJ & BBQ Sunday Picnic: “Indian Summer” Time Vibes | SF Golden Gate Park DJ & BBQ Sunday Picnic:

Here’s a really fun sounding”Handle it BBQ” Sunday picnic event in Golden Gate Park… It’s BYOB (that’s your own blanket and booze) – plus bring some food to share. Oh, and only show up if you promise 101% to take all your trash with you when …

Tuesday, September 5

Free Admission Day: Museum of Craft and Design | Dogpatch
Tuesday, September 5 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE
Free Admission Day: Museum of Craft and Design | Dogpatch

Thursday, September 7

Saturday, September 9

“Jack of All Trades” Indie Craft & Antique Market | Jack London Square
Saturday, September 9 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE
Free Urban Axe Throwing Weekend | Daly City
Saturday, September 9 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Free Urban Axe Throwing Weekend | Daly City

Sunday, September 10

Inner Sunset Flea 2017 | Block Party & Street Fair
Sunday, September 10 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE
Inner Sunset Flea 2017 | Block Party & Street Fair
Free Urban Axe Throwing Weekend | Daly City
Sunday, September 10 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Free Urban Axe Throwing Weekend | Daly City