San Francisco Calendar

San Francisco EventsSan Francisco is super spendy to live in, but there’s always a ton of fun, free & cheap things to do… if you know where to look. Here’s our calendar of upcoming fun, yet affordable, events.

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Monday, October 23, 2017

Free Mini Escape Room:
Monday, October 23 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE | TOTO Concept 190

Toto Concept 190 You wake up in a mysterious bathroom, and you have 15 minutes to escape. Can you find the key before time is up? Play this free mini-game and interact more...

All Day“Flush” A Toilet Video Art Installation | SF   FREE
5:30 pm“Maverick & Me” Book Reading & Puppies | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is encouraged.
6:30 pm“The Artful Baker” Book Launch | Omnivore Books   FREE
7:30 pmSpooky Skeleton Trivia Night | SF   FREE
8:00 pmWin Tix: Acoustic Sonic Delight “Trashcan Sinatras” | The Chapel   WIN
8:30 pmMonday Night Comedy with Free Cake | Blondies   FREE
8:30 pmThe Komedy Kiki: Comics That’ll Tickle Your Funny Bone | SF   FREE

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Anti-Trump Impeachment Rally | SF City Hall
Tuesday, October 24 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall

On Tuesday, October 24, SF Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer will introduce a resolution calling on Congress to initiate impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump. Please join Indivisible SF and Brightline Defense in more...

8:40 amSan Francisco Chronicle Newsroom Tour | SoMa  FREE
1:00 pmAmerican History in Golden Gate Park | October 2017 Walking Tour Month   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
1:00 pmMasquerade Murder Mystery Party | SF Main Library   FREE
6:00 pmEscape Room Launch Party “The Search for Professor Z” | SF   FREE*
*RSVP on Eventbrite to secure your spot in the launch party. Tickets to play the game during the party are $30 each: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-search-for-professor-z-launch-party-tickets-3867644
6:00 pm“Meeting Snowden” Exclusive Screening with Q&A | SF   FREE
6:00 pmSketch Tuesdays: Artwork Exhibit & Sale | SF   FREE
6:30 pm16mm Movie Night: Vintage Monster & Horror Movies | Nob Hill   FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
6:30 pmCookies & Comedy Night | SF   FREE
6:30 pm“Baco: Vivid Recipes from the Heart of Los Angeles” Book Launch | Omnivore Books   FREE
7:00 pm2017 Barbie Mutilation Night | SF   $5*
*$5 sliding scale donation gets you a fresh Barbie victim and benefits charity.
7:00 pmNorth Beach Comedy Thing: Free Capos Pizza, Cheap Beer & Swag Giveaways | SF   FREE*
*Free pizza is on a first come, first served basis
7:00 pm“The Cuban Club: Stories” Book Release | City Lights   FREE
7:00 pmUnderstanding The Unconscious Mind & Making Better Decisions | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
7:00 pmJericho On the Road Urban Nerf Gun Spy Game | North Beach   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required via Meetup.com
7:30 pmTuesday Boozeday Free Comedy Show | SF   FREE
8:00 pmHaight Street Comedy Night, Games & Prizes | SF   FREE
8:00 pmWin Tix: The Wrecks: High Voltage Indie Rock | Bottom of the Hill   WIN
9:00 pmPops 80th Anniversary Party | SF   FREE


Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Free de Young Museum Day: See Brand New
Wednesday, October 25 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | de Young Museum

de Young Each Wednesday during the month of October 2017, admission to the brand new exhibit, ‘Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire” is free at the de Young. Free Wednesdays at the more...

11:00 amFinal $1 Book Sale of the Season | SF Main Library   $1*
*$1 for books & media. Free entrance.
5:30 pmSecrets to Keep Moving: Foot Care Tips | SF Main Library   FREE
6:00 pm“Intro to Urban Biking with Ford GoBike” Workshop | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
6:30 pm“Wine Revolution” Book Launch | Omnivore Books   FREE
7:00 pmAttractive Camp: Stand-Up Comedy Show | SF   $6*
*$6 when you use promo code "funcheapbaby". Otherwise, it's $12 online or $15 at the door.
7:00 pmWin Tix: 2017 Indie Horror Film Festival | SF   FREE*
*Free tickets for first 20 people per screening with RSVP. First come first served admission
7:30 pmShaping SF Lecture: 100th Anniversary of the 1917 Russian Revolution | Mission Dist.   FREE
8:00 pmWorld Class Comedy Wednesdays | Marina   FREE*
*Use promo code FUNCHEAP for free tickets. Otherwise $15.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

2017 Día de los Muertos Exhibit: 25+ Altars & 50+ Artists | SOMArts
Thursday, October 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | SOMArts Cultural Center

Now in its 18th year, the annual Day of the Dead exhibition at SOMArts Cultural Center, October 6–November 9, 2017, merges traditional Mexican altars with contemporary art installations to present a more...

1:00 pm2017 LGBTQ Career Fair: Diverse Networking & LinkedIn Profile Makeovers | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
5:00 pmHaunted TechShop: Waterjet Pumpkin Carving & Rock Candy Making | SF   FREE
5:00 pmSpeak Cheesy: Free Grilled Cheese Sandwich & Beer Happy Hour | SF   FREE
5:00 pm“Requiem” Contemporary Art Exhibition Opening | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is encouraged via Eventbrite or you may call 415-986-1822
5:30 pmSF Ballet: “Unbound Out of Bounds” Free Outdoor Fitness Class & Party | Proxy   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required for the class. No need to register if you just want to enjoy the scenery
6:00 pmCreatures of the NightLife | California Academy of Sciences   $20
6:00 pmMaker Thursdays: Handmade Artwork Right in Front of You | SF   FREE
6:00 pmProviding Climate-Friendly Parks | The Presidio   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
6:00 pmExploratorium After Dark: Science Fiction Turned Fact | Pier 15   $17.95*
*$17.95 Adv / $19.95 Door / Free for Lab Members ($10 Add-On Ticket for the Tactile Dome) Adults Only (18+)
6:00 pmPost Punk Disturbia Mini Concert: “Everyone Is Dirty” | Amoeba SF   FREE
6:00 pmQuick Draw SF: The Halloween Edition | F8   FREE
6:30 pm2017 Halloween Ghost Walk at City Hall | SF   FREE*
*Free, but donations accepted.
6:30 pm“Butch Lesbians Coloring Book” Hands-On Experience | SF Main Library   FREE
6:30 pm“State Bird Provisions: A Cookbook” Book Launch | Omnivore Books   FREE
7:00 pm“Night & All-Weather Biking” Free Workshop | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
7:30 pm(I wish I was) Happy Hour Comedy Show | SF   FREE*
*Free admission but bring money for food and drinks.
7:30 pm“Animals” Horror Movie Screening | SF   $10
8:00 pmWin Tix: Viral YouTube Star “Poppy” | Slim’s   WIN
8:00 pmFree Standup Comedy in a Barber Shop & $1 Beer | 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 pmWin Tix: Comedy Night: Noah Gardenswartz (TBS / NBC) | The Punch Line   WIN
10:00 pm“GrooveWell” Thursdays | Milk Bar   FREE
5:00 pmVinyl Destination: LP Lathing Demo | SF Main Library   FREE

Friday, October 27, 2017

Final Day:
Friday, October 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | TOTO Concept 190

“Flush!” is a site-specific video installation by Abraham Chan, Shaghayegh Cyrous, Kathryn Ian, and Ying Zou – explore four private bathrooms (with a futuristic Japanese-styel toilet), each with their own video more...

3:00 pmScaregrove 2017: Halloween Festival in the Park | SF   $10
5:30 pmCritical Mass 2017 Halloween Bike Ride | SF   FREE
5:30 pm“Cuéntamelo” Performances, Art & Readings | SF   FREE
6:00 pm2017 Dia de Los Muertos: Face Painting & Hand Carving Demonstration| Mexican Museum   FREE
6:00 pmFriday Movie in the Park: “Star Wars: Rogue One” | McCoppin Sq.   FREE
6:00 pm2017 Spooky Halloween Carnival: Costume Parade & Contest | Japantown   $7*
*$7 per person
6:00 pmFree Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF   FREE
6:00 pmJapantown Halloween Carnival | SF   $7
6:30 pm2017 Halloween Beer Crawl & Costume Party | Mission Dist.   FREE
6:30 pmElixir of Life: Bay Area’s Autumn Evening Outdoor Play   FREE*
*Free, but donations are gracefully accepted.
7:00 pmPresidio Sessions with Musical Evocateur Jill Tracy | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
7:00 pmSan Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.   FREE
7:00 pmTenderloin Writing Lab Game Night | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required. There is a $20 suggested donation at the door.
7:30 pmHorror Movie Trivia & Comedy Night | Haight Street   FREE*
*$5 dollar suggested donation
7:30 pmSF Chamber Orchestra Main Stage Concert “Strings Attached” | SF   FREE
7:30 pmSee the Castro’s Brand New LED Light Sculpture Garden | SF   FREE
9:00 pmHellaSingle: SF’s Only Comedy Show & Singles Mixer | Mission Dist.   FREE*
*Free with RSVP with code HELLAFUNNY
9:00 pmHalloween Party in the Mezzanine | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required. The event is for 21+.
9:00 pmLiq-or-Treat! Halloween at SF Beer Olympics | Horizon   FREE*
*Free entry before 10PM with a drink special purchase & RSVP
10:30 pmThe Function: Hyphy vs Crunk Hip Hop Night | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP

Saturday, October 28, 2017

San Francisco Bicycle Coalition: 49-Mile Scenic Ride | City Hall
Saturday, October 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*$10 suggested donation
| San Francisco City Hall

Come play tourist for a day and enjoy the sights of the city the best way possible: by bicycle. Inspired by the classic 49-Mile Scenic Drive, this intermediate-level casually-paced ride rolls past more...

8:00 amHealing Forest Walk | The Presidio   FREE
9:00 amSan Francisco’s Annual Financial Planning Days | Main Library   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
All DayTreasure Island Flea: Spook-tacular Halloween Market & Costume Party   $3
10:30 amFree Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting with Pinoy Heritage | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market   FREE
11:00 am2017 Fall Harvest Artisan Food Festival | Nob Hill   FREE
11:00 am3rd Annual Chinatown Halloween Neighborhood Festival | SF   FREE*
*Free admission, but need to buy a family pack for games and activities. $2 for a family pack before Oct 23, $5 on the day of the event.
11:00 am3rd Annual Chinatown Halloween Neighborhood Festival | SF   $2*
*$2 Family Fun Pack for 25 pre-sale tickets; $5 for 25 tickets on the day of event.
All Day2017 SF Open Studios Weekend | Dogpatch   FREE
11:00 amSF Open Studios 2017 | Dogpatch, Potrero Hill, Bernal Heights, Outer Mission   FREE
11:00 amHalloween Festival & Costume Contest at Glen Park | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is encouraged. Please RSVP so they know how much food to prepare.
11:00 amTricycle Music Festival 2017: Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band | SF   FREE
11:00 amBalbooa Fright Fest 2017: Halloween Block Party | SF   FREE
11:00 am108 Sun Salutations Yoga Community Fundraiser | Golden Gate Park   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required. Donations are greatly appreciated.
11:30 amFree Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park   FREE
12:00 pmFree Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting with The Pasta Shop | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market   FREE
12:00 pmHalloween at Poco Dolce: Crawly Gummy Worms & Free Chocolate Samples | SF   FREE*
*While supplies last. Come in costume
12:00 pmSugar Skull Decorating Workshops | SF   $10*
*The fee is $10 for adults, $5  for children.
1:00 pmFarley’s 27th Annual Pet Parade | Potrero Hill   FREE