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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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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Santa Cruz Longboard Surf Contest | 2015
Sunday, May 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch from the shore.
| Steamer Lane (Santa Cruz)

Come watch the Santa Cruz Longboard Surf Contest, the longest-running longboard surf contest on the West Coast. Over 100 contestants take part, so come cheer on local surfers as they compete against more...

9:00 am2015 Buddha Bathing Ceremony & Vegetarian Feast | Sunnyvale   FREE
9:00 amRare Tenderloin Guided Tour: Part I | SF City Gudes   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
9:00 amGolden Gate Bridge Running Tour | SF   FREE*
*RSVP is highly recommended but not required.
9:30 amSan Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade 2015   FREE
All DaySan Francisco Carnaval Festival 2015: Sunday | Mission   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
10:00 am2015 Burmese New Year Water Festival | Union City   FREE
All DaySan Ramon Art, Wind & Kite Festival: Sunday | 2015   FREE
All Day“Insidious: Chapter 3 – Into The Further” 4D Experience | SF   FREE*
*Free, but we recommend you to reserve your space by entering Promo Code SCARIESTINSIDIOUS. If you aren't able to reserve a space, just come to the event for General Admission, first-come, first-served.
All Day2015 Golden Gate Bonspiel: Curling Competition | Sharks Ice Fremont   FREE*
*Free to watch.
11:00 amGlen Park: Rare Neighborhood Walking Tour | SF City Guides   FREE*
*Free, but donations accepted. Some tours may be limited in size
11:00 amUSS San Francisco WWII Memorial Ceremony | SF   FREE
All Day“Bethel Remembers” Memorial Day | San Jose   FREE
11:00 amSunday Assembly: Atheist Communty Sing & Meetup | East Bay   FREE
All DayPoint Reyes Open Studios: Memorial Day Weekend | North Bay   FREE
11:00 amOff the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF   FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
All Day2015 Taco Festival: Lucha Libre & Air Accordion Championship | San Jose   $10*
*$10 admission (after that all plates are $6 or less)
1:00 pmFree Memorial Day Patriotic Music Concert | Golden Gate Park Band   FREE
1:00 pm“I Pagliacci & Cavalleria” Film Screening | SF   FREE
2:00 pmEthnic Jazz Dance in the Square: San Francisco Taiko Dojo | Union Square   FREE
2:00 pmFree Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Day & Tesla Ice Cream “Truck” | Jack London Sq.   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
4:00 pmOriginal Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill   FREE
5:00 pmOrgan Concert: Bach & Mozart Performances | Oakland   FREE
6:00 pm’90s Simpsons Trivia Night & Watch Party | Mission Dist.   FREE
7:00 pm2015 Summer Comedy Slam Opening Night: 15 Weeks & 150 Comedians | SF   FREE*
*Admission is free for preliminaries, but an RSVP is required. They ask for donations at the show to help cover production costs and prize money to comedians.
8:00 pmHard Rock Punk Live Music | SF   FREE
8:00 pmWin Tix: Broke-Ass Stuart’s Bar Mitzvah Party | Rickshaw Stop   WIN*
*Tickets are $15.
9:00 pm“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room   FREE

Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day 2015 Parking Rules in SF | How Not to Get a Ticket
Monday, May 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco

If you’ve got a car in San Francisco, in addition to crazy high gas prices, you also have to worry about the insanely complex, nearly impossible to decipher conflicting parking signs more...

All DayMemorial Day Weekend’s Best Sales: Macy’s, H&M, Nasty Gal & More | 2015   SALE*
*Sales up to 70% at various department stores and retailers. Coupon codes may be required.
All DaySF City Guides Memorial Day 2015 | 8 Free Guided Walking Tours   FREE*
*Free, but donations accepted. Some tours may be limited in size
10:00 am2015 Memorial Day Commemoration & Tour | Oakland   FREE
All DaySan Ramon Art, Wind & Kite Festival | 2015   FREE
10:00 am2015 Memorial Day Parade | Mill Valley   FREE
10:30 amMemorial Day 2015 Commemoration & Parade | Presidio   FREE
10:30 am2015 Memorial Day Parade, Carnival & Music Fest | Hillsborough   FREE
All DayPoint Reyes Open Studios: Memorial Day Weekend | North Bay   FREE
1:00 pm19th Annual Memorial Day Service | Colma Cemetery   FREE
All Day2015 Memorial Day Celebration, Rock ‘n Roll & Free BBQ | San Anselmo   FREE*
*Free food and music, but bring cash for the bar.
1:00 pmUrban Hike Day: Sea, Stairs, Skyscrapers & Spirits | SF   FREE
2:00 pmEmbarcadero Skyway Walking Tour | SF City Guides   FREE*
*Free, but donations accepted. Some tours may be limited in size
3:00 pmWin Tix: “Red White & Booze” Memorial Day Music Fest | Oakland   WIN
4:00 pm20th Annual Sh*t-Kickin’ Memorial Day Party: Outdoor Twang Fest & BBQ | El Rio   $10*
*$10 covers music and food, but tips for the BBQ chef are appreciated, and you'll probably want to buy some drinks too.
6:00 pmWarriors vs. Rockets: Game 4 | 2015 NBA Playoff Watch Party   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
6:00 pmSF Int’l Arts Festival: Documentary Film Screening | Fort Mason   FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
7:00 pmNerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland   $8
8:00 pm“Fun Times With Friends” Comedy Extravaganza | Lower Haight   FREE
9:00 pmWin Tix: Canadian Folky-Pop “Jesse Marchant” | The Chapel   WIN


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

SF Int'l Arts Festival: Documentary Film Screening | Fort Mason
Tuesday, May 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Fort Mason Center

Filmmaker Suzanne Khardalian travels to Armenia, Lebanon, Syria and Sweden to investigate the secret of her grandmother’s face tattoos. In the process she unveils the story of the Armenian women driven more...

6:30 pmPoetry Reading & Live Cello Music | SF   FREE
7:00 pmSF History Night: San Francisco History Association   $5*
*$5 for non-members; free for SFHA members
7:00 pm“Barefoot Dogs” Fiction Book Conversation | SF   FREE
8:00 pmWhere Eagles Dare: Stand-Up Comedy Game Show | Upper Haight   FREE
8:00 pmLast Tuesdays Comedy at The Layover | Oakland   FREE*
*FREE
9:00 pm“Revenge of the Nerds” Open Gym Dodgeball Night | Mission Dist.   $3*
*Mention Funcheap and pay just $3 admission. Otherwise it's $5. Cash only.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

SF Zoo Free Admission Day

The San Francisco Zoo, Northern California’s largest zoological park and conservation center, periodically offers free admission for San Francisco residents. This urban oasis, nestled against the Pacific Ocean, provides a comfortable climate all more...

12:30 pmRare Walking Tour: UCSF/Mission Bay: From Shells to Cells | SF   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
12:35 pmOakland A’s vs. Detroit Tigers | $2 Ticket Day   $2*
*Tickets are available online only and will be delivered digitally.
6:00 pmUnion Square Live: Psychedelic Moonalice | SF   FREE
6:30 pmWin Tix: One Big Ocean: Experts Talk Conservation | SF   WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $20.
6:30 pmSalon97’s 7 Year Anniversary Classical Music Concert | SF   FREE*
*General Admission
7:00 pmFree Comedy Night with Danny Dechi | Outer Richmond   FREE
8:00 pmFree Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF   FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-$15
8:00 pmFree Comedy: Senseless Bureau Improv | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but you should probably buy food or drinks

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Try out a jazz, Latin or chamber ensemble, sing in a choir, or take a songwriting class at San Francisco’s Community Music Center this summer! CMC makes music accessible to people of all more...

12:00 pmLunchtime Guided Meditation & Teachings | Downtown Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
4:00 pm“Off The Grid” Twilight Campfire Party | Presidio   FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
5:30 pmAdventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
6:00 pmSpeakerbox Summer Live Music Series | W San Francisco   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
6:00 pmNightLife | California Academy of Sciences   $12*
*$12 general; $10 for museum members - 21+
7:00 pmUp in Jokes Comedy at Rooz Cafe | Oakland   FREE
7:00 pm“The Girls Of Usually” Memoir Book Conversation | SF   FREE
8:00 pmCity Star Party & Telescope Night | SF   FREE*
*Weather permitting. Please check the SFAA website for updated information.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Sacred Places: Walking Tour of Churches & Cathedrals | SF
Friday, May 29 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations accepted. Some tours may be limited in size
| St. Mary's Cathedral

San Francisco’s diversity is reflected in its places of worship. Visit churches, temples, a cathedral, and a synagogue. View the symbols and architecture and hear the history of the city’s religious more...

All DayBeer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos  FREE
1:00 pmFree Classical Chamber Music by the Bay | SF   FREE
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 pm“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason   FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
5:30 pmSan Francisco Critical Mass   FREE
6:00 pmCandle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required.
6:00 pmFriday Nights at the de Young: Farewell to Scotish Masterpieces | SF   FREE*
*Programs are free and open to the public, but does not include admission to the museum's galleries.
7:00 pmSan Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.   FREE

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Zydeco & Soul Concert: André Thierry & Chelle! and Friends | SF
Saturday, May 30 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)

If there’s one thing that unites the many styles of music that hail from New Orleans, it’s an insistence that the present moment is the best time to celebrate life’s pleasures. more...

10:00 amWastewater Treatment Plant Tour | Bayview  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
11:00 amFerry Plaza Farmers Market: Free Seasonal Cooking Demos | SF  FREE
9:00 pmRock/Dance & Present-Day Hits Music Night | SF   FREE

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Rare Tenderloin Guided Tour: Part II | SF City Gudes
Sunday, May 31 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
| McAllister & Leavenworth

Explore the Tenderloin’s isolated rural village beginnings and its years as a quiet residential and small business neighborhood. Find out how it morphed into San Francisco’s hotel and silk stocking entertainment and more...

10:00 amRare Guided HIking Tour of Mt. Davidson | SF   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size. Rain cancels.
All DayTreasure Island Flea 4th Birthday Party | May 30-31   $3
11:00 amOff the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF   FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
11:30 amSF Int’l Arts Festival: “Ritual 8-27″ Dance Performance | Fort Mason   FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required.
All DayFinal Day: 2015 Humor Exhibit “Mad World” | SF Library   FREE
1:00 pmFree Sunday Concert: Armenian Music & Dancing | Golden Gate Park Band   FREE
1:30 pmOld South Park: Rare Neighborhood Walking Tour | SF City Guides   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
2:00 pmUnion Square Live: Josh Klipp & the Klipptones| SF   FREE
3:00 pmMixed Media Mixer: Art, Music, Photo & Video Showcase | Berkeley   FREE
4:00 pmOriginal Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill   FREE
9:00 pm“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room   FREE

Monday, June 1, 2015

All DayFree Co-Working Day at RockIT CoLabs | SF  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
7:30 pm“The Making of the Zombie Wars” Literary Fiction Book Conversation | SF  FREE