Saturday, April 11, 2015

Free Theater: Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet | Oakland
Saturday, April 11 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations go to pay actors and benefit the Omni Commons.
| The Omni Commons

See a free production of Romeo & Juliet, a tale of love’s triumph over violence and fear – Shakespeare distills this down to its archetypal essence. Kind of a big deal, more...

8:30 pmSaturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF   FREE

Sunday, April 12, 2015

2015 Cherry Blossom Festival: Sunday | Japantown
Sunday, April 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza

The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival is said to be the second largest festival outside of Washington, D.C. to celebrate the blooming of cherry blossoms and is held at one of three remaining more...

10:00 amFree AcroYoga Workshop | Sports Basement Bryant   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
All DayMarine Mammal Center Science Sunday | Sausalito   FREE
10:00 amFree Yoga: Mellow Sunday Morning Vinyasa | SF   FREE*
*Please arrive 15 minutes early to reserve your spot.
10:30 am“Sunday Assembly” Silicon Valley Community Gathering | San Jose   FREE
11:00 am“Sunday Streets” Huge Block Party | Dogpatch/Bayview   FREE
11:00 amOff the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF   FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
12:00 pmKandi Love Rave in the Park: Silent Disco, Beads & Picnic | Dolores Park   FREE*
*$5 donation requested, but not required.
12:00 pmPirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours, Period Costumes & Stories: Final Day | Redwood City   FREE*
*Self guided tours are free. A voluntary $3 per-person donation to helps defray expenses. Sailing tickets are $43 a head.
1:00 pm53% Off: San Francisco Vintners Market 2015 – Sunday | Fort Mason   53% Off*
*Use discount code FUNSUN for $39.50 tickets to Sunday (normally $83)
2:30 pmWin Tix: DMC San Francisco DJ Battle | SF   WIN
3:00 pm“A Bird in the Hand” Super Tasty Chicken Recipes | SF   FREE
4:00 pmOriginal Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill   FREE
8:00 pmShapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland   FREE
9:00 pm“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room   FREE


Monday, April 13, 2015

Cyberpunk Cinema Night | Mission Dist.
Monday, April 13 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Knockout

Cyberpunk Cinema, by Thrillhouse Records, presents cyberpunk movie classics at The Knockout in the Mission every second Monday of the month from 6:30-9 pm. They’ll show one episode of Cowboy Bebop at more...

6:30 pmThe Art of Handmade Pasta, Gnocchi, and Risotto | Noe Valley   FREE
7:00 pmFree Comedy Happy Hour | The Royale   FREE*
*No cover, but a tip jar donation is welcome.
8:00 pmBasement Comedy Night: “The People Under The Stairs” | Mission Dist.   FREE*
*Free with an RSVP to underthestairscomedy@gmail.com, or $5 at the door.
8:00 pmSomething Something Shindig: Improv Comedy & Music | SF   FREE
9:00 pmWheel of Karaoke: Comedy & Music Battle | Make-Out Room   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested and donations are accepted

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Free Admission Day | San Francisco Botanical Garden

The San Francisco Botanical Garden is one of the most diverse gardens in the world. A unique urban oasis, the Garden is a living museum within Golden Gate Park, offering 55 more...

All DayFree Cone Day 2015 | Ben & Jerry’s   FREE
5:30 pmMarin Green Drinks & Free Appetizers | San Rafael   FREE
6:00 pmArt Talk: The New Geography of the Contemporary Art Market | Tenderloin   FREE
6:30 pmBeat Poetry & Jazz Tuesday Nights | Top of the Mark   FREE*
*No reservations and no cover charge; seating is available on a first come first serve basis. They probably expect you to buy a drink or two.
6:30 pmThe Sprouted Kitchen: Bowl + Spoon | Omnivore Books on Food   FREE
8:00 pmMilkin’ It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight   FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
8:00 pmFree Women’s Comedy Night | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but there is a two drink minimum and donations are welcome.
9:00 pmHaightian Democracy Free Stand-Up | SF   FREE

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Nerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club | Rickshaw Stop
Wednesday, April 15 – 7:30 pm | Cost: $8 | Rickshaw Stop

What happens when geeks take over a rock club for an evening of drinking and presentations? Find out at Nerd Nite, a monthly lecture-in-a-bar series. They get smart and interesting people, give them lots more...

5:30 pmEast Bay Green Drinks: Free Snacks & Networking | Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required.
7:00 pmFree Comedy Night with Danny Dechi | Outer Richmond  FREE
7:30 pmWin Tix: NPR’s Scott Simon in Conversation | JCCSF   WIN
8:00 pmFree “Sup Girl” Comedy Show | SF   FREE
8:30 pmOakland Comedy Shop: Monthly Standup | Oakland   FREE
9:00 pmFree Comedy Show & Hip Hop Cypher | SF   FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Yerba Buena Gallery Crawl: Third Thursdays | SoMa

Yerba Buena Third Thursdays is a monthly outing of art, performance, music, and drinks in the Yerba Buena neighborhood in the heart of downtown San Francisco, between 2nd and 5th Street, more...

12:30 pmGrown-Up Lego Day | Mountain View  FREE
4:00 pmYBCA:ConVerge Monthly Art Gathering | SoMa   FREE
6:00 pmFrench Meet-Up, Snacks & Happy Hour | SF   FREE*
*Admission is free, but $10 gets you one drink and tasty appetizers.
6:00 pmThird Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland   FREE
6:00 pmGiant NightLife: Whale Heart Replica & Electro DJs | California Academy of Sciences   $12*
*$12 general; $10 for museum members - 21+
7:00 pm“Under the Influence” Reading Performance Series | North Beach   $5*
*Suggested donation to support the venue. Nobody turned away for lack of funds
8:00 pmFull-Frontal Comedy Showcase | Castro   $5*
*Entrance is a suggested donation of $5. A portion of proceeds go to Margaret Cho's #BeRobin project to help San Francisco's homeless.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Friday, April 17 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SFAQ [Project] Space

Tenderloin Institute of Art (April 17 – 18) SFAQ [Project] Space patrons will be offered the chance to attend the MFA program and receive a degree from the Tenderloin Institute of Art more...

5:00 pm“3rd On Third” Arts & Music | Bayview  FREE
5:00 pmFree Family Dinner & Movie | 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.
6:30 pmThe Wall Street Journal’s Wine Tips | SF   FREE
7:00 pmBicycle Art Salon | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required by contacting the organizers via email to bicycleartsalon@gmail.com or phone at 510-230-8270.
8:00 pmSan Jose Bike Party   FREE
8:00 pmSeduction Feroce: Burlesque & Drag Variety Show | Oakland   $5*
*$5 when you mention Funcheap at the door; otherwise, tickets are $10. 21+
8:00 pmThe Smart Culture Show: Artsy Comedy Showcase & Free Pizza | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated and benefit Lost Weekend Video.
8:00 pmSan Francisco Conservatory of Dance “Harrowing” | SoMa   FREE*
*RSVP Required

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Free National Parks Weekend | Yosemite and Muir Woods
Saturday, April 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Muir Woods National Monument

In honor of National Park Week, enjoy free admission to all of the National Parks for the opening weekend of National Park Week, April 18-19, 2015.

All Day2015 Cherry Blossom Festival: Saturday | Japantown   FREE
10:00 amHeron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park   FREE
All DayFree PresidiGo Shuttle | Downtown to Presidio   FREE
All DayJustin Timberlake Flash Mob | SF   FREE*
*Free to watch the flashmob. Dance classes are $6 each.
1:00 pmSpring Family Fun Fest | Orinda Theatre Square   FREE
1:00 pm“Swap-O-Rama-Rama” DIY Workshop & Clothing Swap | Oakland   FREE
3:00 pmMake Your Foodie Dreams Come True: Selling Artisan Food | SF   FREE
6:00 pm“Tenderloin Institute of Art” 2-Day MFA Program | SF   FREE
7:30 pmFuncheap $5 Comedy Night “Comedians with Criminal Records”| SF   $5*
*First 100 people to buy online with code FUNCHEAP get $5 tickets. Door tickets are $15. Lineup subject to change.
9:00 pmThe Queen is Dead: Morrissey & The Smiths Dance Party | SF   FREE*
*Free with an RSVP, or $5 at the door.
9:00 pm“Fringe” Indie Music Video Party | SF   FREE*
*Free before 10 pm with RSVP on Facebook; otherwise, it's $5. 21+
9:00 pmNew Wave Dance Party | SoMa   $7*
*$7 before 10pm / $12 after
11:59 pmSan Francisco Midnight Mystery Ride | SF   FREE

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Free National Parks Weekend | Yosemite and Muir Woods
Sunday, April 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Muir Woods National Monument

In honor of National Park Week, enjoy free admission to all of the National Parks for the opening weekend of National Park Week, April 18-19, 2015.

10:00 amKUSF’s Rock’n’Swap Record Fair | USF   $3*
*$3 admission; USF students get in for free
All Day2015 Cherry Blossom Festival & Grand Parade | Civic Center   FREE
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 amOutdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford   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, April 20, 2015

Tour of Diego Rivera's 1st US Mural | Union Square
Monday, April 20 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Please note, the tour is limited to 25 people.
| Secret Location (SF)

The mural “Allegory of California” graces the stairwell of the City Club (formerly the Pacific Stock Exchange Club). Normally closed the public, this is an opportunity to see the first mural more...

6:30 pmAward-Winning Chef Cory Lee (French Laundry) | Omnivore Books   FREE
7:00 pmThe Lit Slam: Page Meets Stage Poetry | SF   $8*
*$8 when you mention FuncheapSF at the door; otherwise, it's $10
8:00 pm“Jury Duty” Comedy Improv Battle | Haight   FREE
9:00 pm“Am I Rite?” Free Comedy Night | SF   FREE
9:00 pmFree Comedy: Live at Deluxe | SF   FREE

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Stinky Cheese Club | Bender's
Tuesday, April 21 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring in a good cheese to share and get a free drink.
| Bender's Bar & Grill

Mmm… tasty, smelly, stinky cheese. Bender’s hosts their monthly meeting of The Stinky Cheese Club. Bring in some cheese, crackers, fruit, veggies, etc…  (make it something impressive, not just the cheapest more...

6:00 pmNetworked Creativity: Tech & Art Discussion | Tenderloin   FREE
6:30 pmBeat Poetry & Jazz Tuesday Nights | Top of the Mark   FREE*
*No reservations and no cover charge; seating is available on a first come first serve basis. They probably expect you to buy a drink or two.
7:00 pmYum & Yummer: A Comedy Showcase | SF   FREE
7:00 pmFree Astronomy Lecture | Presidio   FREE
7:30 pmAfrican Trivia Night & 2-for-1 Drinks | SF   FREE
8:00 pmMilkin’ It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight   FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
8:00 pmWin Tix: Interpol: NYC Post-Punk Rockers | The Warfield   WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets
10:00 pmBig Hair Bingo: Free PB&J Sandwich Bar & Prizes | SF   FREE*
*Free, but you must have big hair or wear a wig.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Telling Stories with Bricks: Shaping SF Lecture | SF
Wednesday, April 22 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center

Bricks give literal structure to a history of place. Bricks were a fire proof building material in early years of a city often engulfed by fire. Archeology work at the Presidio more...

5:30 pmFree Laughter Yoga Class | UCSF  FREE
8:00 pmFree Comedy: Senseless Bureau Improv | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but you should probably buy food or drinks
8:30 pm“Take it Outside” Outdoor Comedy Show | Oakland   FREE

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Fantasy Art Market League at SFAQ [Project] Space | Tenderloin
Thursday, April 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | SFAQ [Project] Space

League of F.A.M.E. Season Two (April 23 – May 23) The competition is back with League of F.A.M.E season two. This installment of L.O.F. is sure to take Fantasy Art Market Enthusiasm more...

6:00 pmQuick Draw SF: One Year Anniversary Party | SoMa  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP on Facebook is appreciated.

Friday, April 24, 2015

All DayBeer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos  FREE