Upcoming Events

Upcoming EventsHere’s a calendar listing of all of our upcoming fun & cheap events for the entire Bay Area including San Francisco, East Bay, Peninsula, South Bay and North Bay.

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Monday, July 6, 2015

Opening Day: Performance Art in a Tiny Mobile Art Studio | SF
Monday, July 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | NEMA

San Francisco has launched a new Living Innovation Zone (LIZ). The project, called Studio 1, is a mobile art studio that will be activated by a series of Bay Area artists giving lectures more...

10:00 amFirst Day to RSVP: Free Harbor Tours: USS Potomac & Giant Cranes | Port of Oakland   FREE
10:00 amLaborFest 2015: San Francisco General Strike Walk |SF   FREE
All Day“Circus of Nations” Acrobat Circus Show Opening Day | Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk   FREE
6:00 pmScavenger Hunt for Free Bluetooth Bike Locks | SF   FREE
7:00 pmNerd Nite Silicon Valley | San Jose   $7*
*Pre-Sale is $7. $10 at the door
7:00 pmCaptain Joe’s ’90s & “Saved by the Bell” Trivia Night | Romper Room   FREE
8:00 pmBeatles Karaoke Night | Trendynob   FREE
8:00 pmGettin’ Weird: Comedy w/ Stokes & Holtz | SF   FREE
8:00 pmFree First Monday Concert | Make-Out Room   FREE
8:45 pmOpen Mic Night in a Movie Theater | The New Parkway   FREE
9:00 pm“Misery Index” Dysfunctional Comedy Night | Mission Dist.   FREE
9:00 pmWin Tix: Hubba Hubba Burlesque Night | DNA Lounge   WIN

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

57¢ Pancake Day | IHOP Anniversary
Tuesday, July 7 – All Day | Cost: $0.57 | IHOP (Marina District)

Now that you’ve celebrated America’s birthday, it’s time to celebrate IHOP’s. On July 7, 2015, IHOP restaurants are rolling back the price to 57¢ for their Original Buttermilk Pancake Short Stacks. Stop by your more...

9:30 amLegion of Honor Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays   FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply
9:30 amde Young Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays   FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply
10:00 amFree Admission: 21st Annual “Sculpture in the Garden” | Walnut Creek   FREE
10:00 amConservatory of Flowers: Free Admission Day   FREE
10:00 amLaborFest 2015: Bread & Roses – Meeting with Retired Union Members | SF   FREE
11:00 amFree Admission Day: Museum of Craft and Design | Dogpatch   FREE
11:00 amContemporary Jewish Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays   FREE
12:00 pmYerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) | Free First Tuesdays   FREE
4:20 pmLive at Lagunitas: Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas Dark Soul Concert | Petaluma   FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
5:00 pm“95 Rituals” inkBoat Experimental Dance Theater: Opening Day | Hyde St Pier   FREE
5:30 pmMovie & Wine Night “Shakespeare in Love” | Top of the Mark   FREE*
*We have been told that everything is complimentary, but things can change depending on your waiter. They certainly wouldn't like to serve someone who just drinks free wine and takes up a table all night without buying anything
6:00 pmLaborFest 2015: 35th Anniversary Hotel Strike | SF   FREE
6:00 pm‘On Women in Silicon Valley’ Panel Discussion | San Mateo   FREE
6:30 pmSummertime Outdoor Funk Soul & Rock n’ Roll Concert | Orinda   FREE
7:00 pmNerd Nite: Sea Lion Tsunami & Dr. Franken-screen | Novato   $5
7:00 pmBoomerang Barbershop Acapella Quartet | Mountain View   FREE
7:00 pmFree Sneak Preview Movie: Amy Winehouse Doc | SF   FREE*
*RSVP code required; arrive early as admission is not guaranteed.
7:00 pmFree Sneak Preview Movie: “Minions” | SF   FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required. Arrive early as admission is not guaranteed.
7:30 pmThe News: Fresh Queer Performance Series | SoMa   FREE*
*Admission is free, but SOMArts hopes that if you can afford to donate, you will support the artists onstage when the hat passes. RSVP on Eventbrite to guarantee a seat.
8:00 pmIt’s Just 2 Minutes: Stand-Up Comedy Game Show | Haight   FREE
8:00 pmWood Shoppe Free Concert Series | Brick & Mortar   FREE
8:00 pmComic Cute Comedy Showcase & Free Popcorn | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required to get in on happy hour pricing.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

CuriOdyssey Wildlife Center: Free Community Day | San Mateo
Wednesday, July 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | CuriOdyssey

Get up close to playful otters, bobcats, and other furry and scaled creatures at CuriOdyssey’s Free Community Day. CuriOdyssey is a science and wildlife center for kids that fosters interest in science. more...

12:00 pmFree Lunchtime Concert: Velvety Sound & Amber Voice | Oakland   FREE
1:00 pmTelling Your Life Story: Memoir Workshop Series | SF   FREE
2:00 pmState-of-the-Art Green Building Tour | SF Public Utilities Office   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Limited to maximum of 20 guests. Arrive 15 minutes prior to tour start time.
5:00 pm“95 Rituals” inkBoat Experimental Dance Theater | Hyde St Pier   FREE
6:00 pmAdventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Campbell   FREE
6:00 pmSalsa in the Square: Los Compas | Union Square   FREE
6:00 pmHuckleberry Youth Programs: Emerging Writers | SF   FREE
6:00 pmMovie Night on the Green: “Shrek” | Marin   FREE
6:00 pmFree Big Band Concert in the Park | Redwood City   FREE
6:30 pmLaborFest 2015: FilmWorks United – Wisconsin Rising | Oakland   FREE
7:00 pm2015 SF Jewish Film Festival Sneak Preview | San Rafael   FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required.
7:00 pmSan Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Freedomland” | Mill Valley   FREE*
*Free, but donation is suggested.
7:00 pmLaborFest 2015: The Lessons of May Day | SF   FREE
7:30 pmFree AcroYoga Class | Sports Basement Berkeley   FREE
7:30 pmSF Civic Symphony: Summer Orchestra Workshop | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
8:00 pm“Haters Gonna Hate” Free Comedy Show | SF   FREE
9:00 pmBeach Movie Night: Pee Wee’s Big Adventure | Santa Cruz   FREE
9:30 pmDream Queens Revue Drag Show | SF   FREE
9:30 pmDream Queens Revue Drag Show | Tenderloin   FREE

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Okinawan Folk Ensemble | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Thursday, July 9 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)

Among the many beautiful regions of Japan, Okinawa stands out for its unique folk song and dance culture. Performers from the Kinuko Mototake Okinawan Dance Academy along with Master Kinuko Mototake, more...

4:00 pm“Off The Grid” Twilight Campfire Party | Presidio   FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
5:00 pmAsian Art Museum: $5 Thursday Nights | SF   $5*
*$5 for admission after 5 pm; admission to special galleries may be extra.
5:30 pmSummer Sounds Outside: Electric String Rock Quartet | Walnut Creek   FREE
6:00 pmSFJAZZ Summer Jazz 2015: Free Outdoor Concerts | Stanford   FREE
6:00 pmNightLife Live: The Dodos & Doe Eye | California Academy of Sciences   $12*
*$12 general; $10 for museum members - 21+
6:00 pmFree Country Concert in the Park | San Mateo   FREE
6:00 pmCynthia Lin’s Jazz Lounge | PianoFight   FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required.
6:30 pmMoraga Summer Concert: Decades of Rock | East Bay   FREE
6:30 pmMusic & Market Summer Concert: Female Tribute to Led Zeppelin | Concord   FREE
6:30 pmUrban Bicycling Workshop | SF   FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required.
6:30 pmWin Tix: “A Night of Mayhem” with Fight Club’s Chuck Palahniuk | Castro Theater   WIN
7:00 pmModani Furniture’s Grand Opening | SF   FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required.
7:00 pmCup ‘o Comedy with Danny Dechi | SF   FREE
7:00 pmFree Movie Night | Orinda Theatre   FREE
7:00 pmShipwreck: Six Writers Destroy “Peter Pan” | The Booksmith   $10*
*$10 advance tickets / $12 at the door. Ticket includes open bar for 21+ http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1428714
7:00 pmPlaytesting Bash: Try Out Brand New Games   FREE
7:00 pmLaborFest 2015: FilmWorks United – The Ludlow Massacre | SF   FREE*
*Donations are requested for this event.
7:30 pmHistory, Poetry, & Prints of California Coast | SF   FREE
7:30 pmComedy Sharks Standup Night | Peninsula   FREE
8:00 pmWaterfront Flicks: “Mrs. Doubtfire” Jack London Square   FREE
8:30 pmMovie in the Park: “The Boxtrolls” | Orinda   FREE
8:45 pmMovies on the Square: Despicable Me 2 | Redwood City   FREE
9:00 pmRevenge of the ’80s: New Wave DJs & 80¢ Drinks | Oakland   FREE

Friday, July 10, 2015

Pi Clowns | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Friday, July 10 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)

Silliness is very serious business for the Pi Clowns. A company dedicated to knock-about physical comedy, these performers don’t tell jokes. They embody them with robust and timeless antics. Blending mime, more...

3:00 pmFree Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa   FREE*
*Free, but space is limited so an RSVP is requested.
5:00 pmSecond Fridays Art Walk | San Rafael   FREE
5:00 pmVallejo Art Walk | Second Fridays   FREE
5:00 pm“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason   FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
5:00 pmFriday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland   $7.50*
*Half-price gallery admission for adults; ages 18 and under are free. Admission for members is always free.
5:00 pmSummer Dance Concert, Celebrity MC, Free Beer & Wine | Menlo College   FREE
6:00 pm2nd Friday Art Walk: “Estuary Art Attack” | Oakland & Alameda   FREE
6:00 pmBerkeley Critical Mass | 2nd Fridays   FREE
6:00 pmFree Veggie Dinner Night | SF   FREE
6:00 pmCommunity Reiki Clinic: Relaxation & Balance | Mission Dist.   $1*
*Clinic is by donation.
6:00 pmFree Summer Circus Day with Circus Bella | Oakland   FREE
6:30 pmGrotto Free Comedy Night: Free Drinks & Snacks | Sports Basement Bryant   FREE
6:30 pmMacy Gray: Free Beach Concert | Santa Cruz   FREE
7:00 pmWin Tix: Room Escape Game: Mr. E’s Elaborate Enigma | SF   WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost $25. Save $5 and pay just $20 with code FUNCHEAPENIGMA
7:00 pmMusic City’s July 10th Battle of the Bands | SF   FREE*
*Sliding scale donation requested $5.00 to $10.00.
7:00 pmLaborFest 2015: FilmWorks United – Rise of The Oppressed | SF   FREE*
*Donations are requested for this event.
7:30 pm“The Small Backs of Children” Fiction Book Conversation | SF   FREE
7:30 pmEast Bay Bike Party   FREE
8:00 pm“She Rocks” Live Music, Comedy & Drag Showcase | SF   $5