Upcoming Events

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Free Cobb's Summer Comedy Nights | SF

Cobbs Comedy Club Funcheap and Stroy Moyd of #HellaFunny take over Cobb’s Comedy Club for an awesome two nights of comedy at SF’s biggest comedy club. We’ve handpicked some of SF’s top local comedians to more...

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The Anita Lofton Project's Folk Music Performance | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Thursday, May 25 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)

About a decade ago Anita Lofton was known as one of the hardest rockin’ guitarists around, a gonzo player whose punk power trio Sistas In the Pit opened for Iggy and more...

3:30 pm2017 Summer Carnival: Games & Funhouse Mirrors | Oakland   FREE
5:00 pm“Presidio Twilight” Campfire Party with Off the Grid | SF   FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
5:00 pm“Speak Cheesy” Free Grilled Cheese Sandwich & Beer Happy Hour | SF   FREE
6:00 pm“Witches & Pagans” Book Talk | SF Main Library   FREE
6:00 pmExploratorium After Dark: Full-Spectrum Science On Sound | Pier 15   $15*
*$15 General; $10 Members; Free for Lab Members ($10 Add-On Ticket for the Tactile Dome) Adults Only (18+)
6:00 pmRemembering Past Wars & Preventing The Next | SF Main Library   FREE
6:00 pmSpotlight NightLife | California Academy of Sciences   $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
6:00 pm“Talk & Taste” Korean Cuisine & Asian Table Setting Demonstration | SF   FREE
6:00 pmAcoustic Soul Mini Concert with Matisyahu | Amoeba SF   FREE*
*Purchase the album if you want priority admission
6:30 pm“No Dar Papaya” Collection of Polaroid Photographs | SF Main Library   FREE*
*Mention Funcheap to receive a beautifully printed, limited edition greeting card featuring an image from No Dar Papaya.
6:30 pmMusic & Market Summer Concert: High Jazz Band | Concord   FREE
7:00 pm“Altamont” In-Depth Q&A of Rock Music’s Most Notorious Moments | SF   FREE
7:00 pmShadow Tunnel: Cinematic Shadow Performance | SF   FREE
7:30 pmListen for A Change: Social Justice Storytelling | Oakland   FREE*
*There’s free food and open bar, but this is a self-funded, grassroots events and donations are very much appreciated. All funds in excess will be divided among three awesome organizations to which each speaker is affiliated.
7:30 pmBrahms & Mendelssohn: Strings Collaborative Spring Concert | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
8:00 pmFree Standup Comedy in a Barber Shop | SF   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
8:00 pmHellaFunny on Haight Street | Milk Bar   FREE*
*Use promo code HELLAFUNNY for free tickets. Otherwise, it's $15.
8:00 pmFree Cobb’s Summer Comedy Night with #HellaFunny | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP. Must arrive by 7:30pm for guaranteed entry. All shows are 18 & over with valid photo ID. Like most comedy clubs, there is a two drink minimum.
8:00 pmThrowback Thursdays Movie Night: “The Goonies” Film Screening | Burlingame   FREE*
*Free to watch but bring money if you'd like some snacks.
8:30 pmFlyaway Productions Dance Performance “The Right to be Believed” | Opening Day   FREE
9:00 pmWin Tix: Indiana Pop Quartet “Hoops” | Brick & Mortar Music Hall   WIN
9:30 pmAT&T Park Fireworks Show for 2017 Graduates | SF   FREE*
*Free to watch from outside the statdium

Friday, May 26, 2017

2017 Golden Gate Bonspiel: Curling Competition | Sharks Ice Fremont
Friday, May 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch.
| Sharks Ice

Golden Gate Bonspiel Come watch curlers from around the country as they compete on Memorial Day weekend in the annual Golden Gate Bonspiel at Sharks Ice in Fremont from May 26-28, 2017. The more...

8:20 amAlcatraz Historic Garden Tour | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
All DayMemorial Day Super Sidewalk Sale at Premium Outlets | Livermore   FREE
10:00 amBoard Game Festival | Dolores Park   FREE
All DayWin Tix: BottleRock 2017: Sold Out 3-Day Passes | Napa Valley   WIN
1:00 pmNorth of the Panhandle: Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
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.
5:30 pmSan Francisco Critical Mass   FREE
6:00 pmFree Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF   FREE
6:00 pmCandle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required.
6:30 pmBike-In Movie Night: “Cool Runnings” & Free Popcorn | Albany   FREE
6:45 pmFree Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland   FREE*
*Free with RSVP
7:00 pmFeral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF   $5*
*They ask for a $5-$10 donation.
7:00 pmSan Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.   FREE
7:00 pmHella Funny Friday Comedy Night | Chug Pub   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required with secret code FUNCHEAP
7:30 pm“Original Gangstas” Book Reading | SF   FREE
7:30 pmThe Spirit of Sound: Singing & Healing | Grace Cathedral   FREE*
*This event is free but there is a $20 suggested donation.
8:00 pmAs I Lay Laughing: Comedy & Snacks | Oakland   FREE*
*Donations are appreciated.
8:00 pmWin Tix: Steel City Kitty Burlesque & Variety Show | SF   WIN
8:00 pmSex Worker Fest 2017: Stripping Down to Story | SF   FREE*
*Free for first 10 people with code funcheapswfest
8:30 pmLast Fridays Outdoor Movie Night: “The Princess Diaries” | Pier 39   FREE
9:00 pmWin Tix: SF Neo-Futurists: “The Infinite Wrench” | SAFEhouse Arts   WIN
9:00 pmWin Tix: “The Chillaquiles” Carnaval Kickoff Party | The Chapel   WIN
9:00 pmWin Tix: Psych & Rock Quartet “Sleepy Sun” | Great American Music Hall   WIN
9:00 pmWin Tix: The Gods of Thunder “Destroyer” | Slim’s   WIN
10:15 pmWin Tix: Josh Wolf (HBO/NBC) | Cobb’s Comedy Club   WIN
10:30 pmLive Comedy Show: “Your F!#&ed Up Relationship” | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Santa Cruz Longboard Surf Contest | 2017
Saturday, May 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch from the shore.
| Steamer Lane (Santa Cruz)

Photo | Santa Cruz Longboard Union Come watch the Santa Cruz Longboard Surf Contest, the longest-running longboard surf contest on the West Coast. Nearly 200 contestants take part, so come cheer on local surfers more...

All Day2017 Golden Gate Bonspiel: Curling Competition | Sharks Ice Fremont  FREE*
*Free to watch.
9:00 am2017 Port Costa Town Wide Yard Sale   FREE
All DayMemorial Day Super Sidewalk Sale at Premium Outlets | Livermore   FREE
10:00 am2017 Family Fun Festival: Skateboard Contest, Cooking Demos & Puppet DIY | Berkeley   FREE
All DaySan Francisco Carnaval Festival 2017: Saturday | Mission   FREE*
*Free, but donations accepted
10:00 amSeason Launch: Free Oakland Walking Tour | Uptown, Lake Merritt & Secret Rooftop Garden   FREE*
*Reservations are recommended by leaving a message on the Tours’ 24-hour hotline at (510) 238-3234 or via email to aallen@oaklandnet.com
All DayBay Area KidFest | Concord   $6*
*Admission is $6 with donation of canned food to Food Bank; $7 without donation. Babies under 24 months and seniors 65+ are FREE.
10:00 amAnnual Epiphyllum Flower Show | Golden Gate Park   FREE
10:00 amBike Library Launch Party: Smoothies, Crafts & Live Music | Oakland   FREE
All Day“Treasure Island Flea” 6th Birthday Party   $3
10:00 amWin: $100 Spree at “Treasure Island Flea” 6th Birthday Bash | SF   WIN
10:30 amHumphry Slocombe Ice Cream Class & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market   FREE
All Day2017 Taco Festival: Lucha Libre & Air Accordion Championship | San Jose   $10*
*$10 admission (after that all plates are $6 or less). $3 children's admission.
All DayPoint Reyes Open Studios: Memorial Day Weekend | North Bay   FREE
11:00 am2017 Burger & Brew Fest: Live Music, Art & Burger Throwdown | Fremont   FREE*
*This event is free and open to the public; Beer Tasting tickets are $35 in advance.
11:00 amFree Sneak Preview Movie: “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie” | AMC Van Ness   FREE*
*RSVP code required; arrive early as admission is not guaranteed.
11:00 amWin Tix: Third Annual Fremont Burger & Brew Fest | SF   WIN
All DayBay Area’s Newest Water Park: Grand Opening | Dublin   $17*
*Full day admission for non-resident adults is $17
11:30 amFree Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park   FREE
All Day2017 Eastlake Music Festival: Free All-Day Live Music, DJ & Dance Party | Oakland   FREE
12:00 pmSausage Fest Block Party: Food, Music & Beer | Oakland   FREE*
*Free admission. Bring cash for food & drinks.
12:00 pmFree “Tender Greens” Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market   FREE
12:00 pmWin Tix: Manifest 2017: Art & DJs at Abandoned 16th St. Train Station | Oakland   WIN
12:00 pm“Chang Sensory Trails” Thai Food, Art & Music Festival | Fort Mason   FREE*
*Free admission but drinks and food will need to be purchased
1:00 pm2017 Bikes to Books: Literary Adventure Bike Tour | SoMa to North Beach   FREE
1:00 pm“Jazz Jedi Master” Richard Howell Concert | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival   FREE
1:00 pmHike to The Slides: 8-Mile Hike & Park Slides | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required. Bring money if you'd like treats after the hike.
1:15 pmWine & Watercolors at the Library | Oakland   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required. Please sign-up at the Rockridge Library in person
All DaySpring Wild Flowers Guided Walking Tour | Golden Gate Park   FREE*
*FREE with proof of San Francisco residency. The garden is free daily 7:30-9 am and all day on second Tuesdays of the month. Admission for non-residents is $8 general, $6 youth 12-17 and seniors; $2 children 5-11; children 4 and under FREE. Families of 2 adults and one or more child pay just $17.
2:00 pmUnify 2017: Free Hip Hop Concert and Environmental Justice Panel | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but text "UNIFY2017" to RSVP
3:00 pmSaturday Music Jam | SF Main Library   FREE
3:00 pmWin Tix: Priscilla Queen of the Desert” The Musical | SF   WIN
6:00 pmInternational Women Choreographers Panel Discussion | SF Int’l Arts Fest 2017   FREE
7:00 pmDowntown Comedy Night at SF’s Newest Art Bar | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP and code HELLAFUNNY. Otherwise $15 online $20 at the door
7:30 pmFree Popcorn & Outdoor Movie Night “Get Out” | Hunters Point   FREE
8:00 pm“Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF   FREE*
*Free with code CHEAPBASTARD - otherwise it's $5
8:30 pmWin Tix: All Your Sisters: Post-Punk Paradigm | Bottom of the Hill   WIN
8:30 pmFlyaway Productions Dance Performance “The Right to be Believed” | SF   FREE
9:00 pm“Bilongo Lila” Theater Performance & Guided Meditation | Oakland   FREE
9:00 pmWin Tix: Hubba Hubba Revue’s “Uptown Cabaret” | The Uptown Nightclub   WIN
9:00 pmLate Night Downtown Comedy at SF’s Newest Art Bar | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP and code HELLAFUNNY. Otherwise $15 online $20 at the door
10:30 pmNo Scrubs: ’90s Hip Hop and R&B Dance Party | Bar Fluxus   FREE*
*free with RSVP and code FUNCHEAP $10 otherwise

Sunday, May 28, 2017

May Sunrise Tour of Muir Woods | North Bay
Sunday, May 28 – 5:45 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but RSVP is required (415)-388-2596. Admission to the park is free before 9am.
| Muir Woods National Monument

Attend a sunrise guided tour through Muir Woods National Monument. While the early hour may seem uncivilized, if not down-right obscene, sunrise is a particularly beautiful time to visit an old-growth more...

All Day2017 Golden Gate Bonspiel: Curling Competition | Sharks Ice Fremont   FREE*
*Free to watch.
All DaySanta Cruz Longboard Surf Contest | 2017   FREE*
*Free to watch from the shore.
9:30 amSan Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade 2017   FREE
All DaySan Francisco Carnaval Festival 2017: Sunday | Mission   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted