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FuncheapSF Wins "Best of SF" 2011!FuncheapSF Wins “Best of SF” 2011!
By - posted 5/19/2011
City Discoveries

The SF Weekly has just put together their latest highlights of their favorite things about The City in their 2011 Best of San Francisco guide.  And boy were we surprised (and very excited) to turn to page 62 and see FuncheapSF honored as the “ Best Website For A Cheapskate more...

Free Golden Gate Park ConcertsFree Golden Gate Park Concerts
By - posted 5/18/2011
Get Out: Events

There’s a lot of free live music in San Francisco but the Golden Gate Park Band has been doing it for possibly longer than anyone else. In its 129th season, the 30-member orchestra, all clad in their bright red suits, are giving free concerts in Golden Gate Park every non-rainy Sunday more...

Neighborhood Walks MonthNeighborhood Walks Month
By - posted 5/10/2011
City Discoveries

Despite the hills, San Francisco remains an eminently walkable city if for no other reason than because of its rich history. Take advantage of the non-profit San Francisco City Guides, a group founded by volunteers in 1978 that gives over 60 different free walking tours with most of them year-round. But there are a more...

Win Tix: Maker Faire 2011Win Tix: Maker Faire 2011
By - posted 5/9/2011
Win Stuff

Maker Faire, the world’s largest DIY festival and the physical manifestation of the celebrated MAKE Magazine, returns to San Mateo full of demos, hands-on workshops, DIY competitions and everything imaginative, resourceful and crafty people should like. Hang out with 600+ “makers” of all ages presenting their creations in a carnival atmosphere more...

Free Häagen-Dazs DayFree Häagen-Dazs Day
By - posted 5/8/2011
Eat & Drink

On Tuesday, May 10, 2011, Haagen-Dazs will celebrate their second Free Cone Day. From 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in any participating Haagen-Dazs Shop across the country (including 10 in the Bay Area), ice cream lovers can enjoy a free scoop of their favorite flavor. See details on Facebook Participating 2011 more...

Emperor Norton History Night | May 10thEmperor Norton History Night | May 10th
By - posted 5/8/2011
Only in San Francisco

Emperor Norton was one wacked out dude – a San Francisco legend (the “frank chu” of his era times a thousand) – Joshua Abraham Norton proclaimed himself Emperor of the United States and even printed his own currency which was honored throughout The City in the 1850s and 1860s. Tonight more...

Bike to Work Day 2011Bike to Work Day 2011
By - posted 5/8/2011
Get Out: Events

Join thousands of people all over the Bay Area by grabbing your helmet and hopping on your bike to commute to work. Thursday, May 12, 2011 is Bike to Work Day. The San Francisco Bike Coalition, along with merchants and the city’s blessing, is pushing commuters to try biking with Commuter Convoys more...

A Guide to Bay Area StargazingA Guide to Bay Area Stargazing
By - posted 5/6/2011
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Few things create as much wonderment as a night sky twinkling with a limitless display of stars. But city dweller rarely get skies dark enough, particularly in San Francisco with fog refracting the light. That’s why it’s worth an evening trip to head near the top of Mount Tamalpais in Marin more...

Free Roses on Mother's DayFree Roses on Mother’s Day
By - posted 5/5/2011
Mother's Day

The San Francisco Rose Society continues its tradition on Sunday, May 8, 2011, with its annual Mother’s Day Rose Show at Golden Gate Park’s Hall of Flowers. Between the hours of 12:30 – 4:00 p.m., the public can view a wide array of roses on display in the exhibition hall. Rose more...

AT&T Park "Ramp Jam"AT&T Park “Ramp Jam”
By - posted 5/4/2011
Get Out: Events

On Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 3pm, fans are invited to come out to China Basin Park (just across McCovey Cove from AT&T Park) prior to the Giants / Rockies game to watch some of the world’s best skateboarders perform at the Thrasher Magazine’s 30th Anniversary Ramp Jam. Some of skating’s more...

31¢ Scoop Night31¢ Scoop Night
By - posted 4/27/2011

Last month Ben & Jerry’s gave out free ice cream to all comers. Today (Wednesday, April 27, 2011 from 5pm to 10pm) it’s Baskin Robbins turn and it’s “almost” free, but the proceeds go to charity. It’s “31 Cent Scoop Night” and Baskin-Robbins will donate up to $100,000 in proceeds from more...

Bay Area National Dance WeekBay Area National Dance Week
By - posted 4/22/2011
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The country’s largest dance week comes back to San Francisco (as well as the East Bay, North Bay and South Bay) for 2011.   The festival runs for 10 days April 22-May 1 and this year is bigger than ever with over 400 free dance events, a huge opening celebration, and dance more...

Hunky Jesus Contest 2011Hunky Jesus Contest 2011
By - posted 4/19/2011
Get Out: Events

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, the kabuki-inspired cross-dressing nuns-of-fun, will be hosting their 32nd traditional Easter Sunday on April 24, 2011 in Dolores Park. The event starts out all kid-friendly with the traditional Children’s Easter (11a-Noon). But the real fun follows after the kids head home with adult-friendly fare from such more...

National Park Week 2011National Park Week 2011
By - posted 4/18/2011
Get Out: Events

Looking to get in a little nature but are on a budget? How about visiting one of our nation’s national parks absolutely free. To make it easier to experience America’s great Outdoors, the National Park Service is waiving entrance fees (and even car fees) for National Park Week, so visitors can more...

Earth Day San FranciscoEarth Day San Francisco
By - posted 4/17/2011
Fairs & Festivals

With its community gardens, mandatory composting rules, aggressive recycling policies, bike lanes, green business incentives and liberal ethics, San Francisco is among the most Earth-friendly and sustainable large cities in the U.S. True to form, the Bay Area is celebrating Earth Day with a slew of events on or around April more...