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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

Friday, October 20

Sound Sculpture & Candlelight Tunnel Ritual: 2017 Finale | Golden Gate Park
Friday, October 20 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE
Sound Sculpture & Candlelight Tunnel Ritual: 2017 Finale | Golden Gate Park

This is your final chance to experience “B.” You’re invited to Golden Gate Park in the tunnel across from the Conservatory of flowers for the final evening of this interactive sound sculpture with creators and composers of Harmonic Series Gamelan and Pet The Tiger.
Join these masters …

Saturday, October 21

Corgi Con Fall 2017: Massive Dogo Beach Paw-ty | Ocean Beach
Saturday, October 21 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ocean Beach (Stairwell 21)
Corgi Con Fall 2017: Massive Dogo Beach Paw-ty | Ocean Beach

The NorCal Corgi Con is a wonderfully bizarre beach day bash for dogs (and their pawrents) that brings together hundreds of enthusiastic Corgis, their owners and wannabes too on Ocean Beach in San FranCorgsco, between Stairwell 2 and 5 near the Cliff House, from 10 am to 2 …

McLaren Park Metal Music Festival | SF
Saturday, October 21 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE
McLaren Park Metal Music Festival | SF

Saturday in the Park Presents the McLaren Park Metal Music Festival Saturday, Oct. 21, 12pm – Featuring old school metal bands Ancient Mariner, Hammerdown & AC/DZ

Sunday, October 22

Win Tix: SF’s Art Passport Day 2017 | Middle Polk
Sunday, October 22 – 12:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Cheese Plus
SF's Art Passport Day 2017 | Middle PolkContest Ended

The San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries hosts its signature event, Passport, that puts the art collecting experience in the hands of the general public. By bringing local artists into neighborhood venues, Passport attendees can “create” your own limited-edition artist’s book by collecting original, artist-designed stamps in a …

Cal Sailing Club Open House & Free Sailboat Rides | Berkeley
Sunday, October 22 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Cal Sailing Club Open House & Free Sailboat Rides | Berkeley
“Old South Park” Rare Guided Walking Tour | SF

A short tour of San Francisco’s first planned community — its ups and downs, fortune, romance, and the infamous ‘2nd Street Cut.’
Meet at the Shell station on 3rd St. between Bryant and Brannan Sts. Public transportation: MUNI lines 12, 15, 30, 45.

Tuesday, October 24

Wednesday, October 25

Free de Young Museum Day: See Brand New “Teotihuacan” Exhibit | SF
Wednesday, October 25 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE
Free de Young Museum Day: See Brand New

Friday, October 27

See the Castro’s Brand New LED Light Sculpture Garden | SF
Friday, October 27 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE
See the Castro's Brand New LED Light Sculpture Garden | SF

On October 27th you’re invited to the unveiling of “The Seed,” a new art light installation with changing colors at Castro and Market.

Saturday, October 28

“A Sea of Bubbles” Tribute to Magically Unique SF Icon | SoMa
Saturday, October 28 – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Event is a fundraiser
| Terra Galerry 511 Harrison St, San Francisco, CA 94105-3103, United States

A true one-of-a-kind SF icon, Bubbles was murdered in the Tenderloin in September.  He was a DJ, rebel, queerdo, performer and nightlife staple. And he was loved by all who appreciated the weird and wonderful of San Francisco.
To honor him, friends are creating a “Sea …

Tuesday, October 31

Saturday, November 4

Free Guided Trail & Nature Walk | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, November 4 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE
Free Guided Trail & Nature Walk | Golden Gate Park
$44 Tix: San Francisco Vintners Market Fall 2017 | Fort Mason
Saturday, November 4 – 1:00 pm | Cost: 45% Off*
*Use discount code FUNCHEAP for 45% off all tickets types
| Fort Mason Center
$44 Tix: San Francisco Vintners Market Fall 2017 | Fort Mason

San Francisco Vintners Market is back at Fort Mason again with a Fall 2017 wine showcase of up to 200 top notch wineries, so you can sample the wines on display and buy them on the spot.
The event features three hours of tastings from a …

How to Get Free Tickets to the San Francisco Symphony | SF
Saturday, November 4 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Subject to availability
How to Get Free Tickets to the San Francisco Symphony | SF

A new season of the San Francisco Symphony has begun. Complimentary tickets for the following November Symphony show are now available through the San Francisco Arts Commission.
Join in as at Davies Symphony Hall for the 10th anniversary of the Symphony’s Day of the Dead celebration, …

Sunday, November 5

Tuesday, November 7

Free Admission Day: Museum of Craft and Design | Dogpatch
Tuesday, November 7 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE
Free Admission Day: Museum of Craft and Design | Dogpatch

Friday, November 10

Saturday, November 11

Presidio Bird Walks | SF
Saturday, November 11 – 8:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
Presidio Bird Walks | SF

Enjoy this family walk in the Presidio led by young birder Jonah Benningfield, accompanied by Presidio Trust staff Rebekah Berkov and Diony Gamoso. Enjoyable for birders of any level, from beginners to the pros.
We hope to take full advantage of the west coast’s spectacular …

“Jack of All Trades” Indie Craft & Antique Market | Jack London Square
Saturday, November 11 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE

Sunday, November 19

Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford
Sunday, November 19 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE
Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford

Sunday, November 26

Treasure Island Flea
Sunday, November 26 – 10:00 am | Cost: $3
Treasure Island Flea
Coin Op’s “Free Play” Sundays: 40+ Arcade Games & Pinball | SoMa
Sunday, November 26 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Coin Op's

Tuesday, November 28

Saturday, December 2