San Francisco Calendar

San Francisco CalendarSan 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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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Tuesday, April 22 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Malcolm X Plaza (SFSU)

Come join SF State to celebrate Earth Day on Malcolm X Plaza from 10 am to 2 pm on April 22, 2014. There will be: Music from SF funk/reggae band The Pull Interactive demonstrations Local more...

3:00 pm2014 Real Food Neighborhood Earth Day Festival | SF   FREE
6:00 pmEarth Day Free Film Screening & Discussion: “Watershed” | SF   FREE
6:00 pmVoicemails From The Future: Storytelling Game | Exploratorium   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required by calling (415) 528-4646.
7:00 pmEarth Day Film Screening & Expert Discussion | SFSU   FREE*
7:00 pmEarth Day Poetry & Cello Performance | Bernal Heights   FREE
7:30 pm“Light Painting” Nightime Photo Class | Embarcadero   FREE*
*Free, but bring your camera and tripod, if you have one.
8:00 pmWhere Eagles Dare: Stand-Up Comedy Game Show | Upper Haight   FREE

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Jet Blue Sale: $49 Flights from SFO
Wednesday, April 23 – All Day | Cost: $49*
*The usual fine print
| All Over San Francisco

To help you travel in May and June, Jet Blue is on sale for two days only with $49 fares from SFO and Oakland to Long Beach. If you drove from SF to more...

All DayVote Funcheap in SF Weekly’s “Best of SF” 2014 Poll | Deadline April 23   FREE
4:00 pmCaltrain 150th Anniversary Customer Appreciation Day | SF & San Jose   FREE
6:00 pmGertrude Stein 100th Anniversary Poetry Celebration | SF   FREE
6:30 pm2014 World Book Night: Free Book Giveaway | Bernal Heights   FREE*
*Free books are meant for those who don’t regularly read and/or people who lack access to books.
8:00 pmDon’t Watch This Show, Live: Sketch Comedy w/ Sean Kean | SF   $1*
*$1-$10 sliding scale at the door.
8:00 pm“The Muffin Men” Free Comedy Show & Sketch Videos | SF   FREE
8:00 pmMichael Jackson Flash Mob Dance Class | SF   $6
8:00 pmSolwave: Psych & Trip-Hop Rock Concert | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Otherwise, $5 at the door.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

From magnified botanical compositions to panoramic landscapes, the works in this exhibition offer a deeper understanding of the spirit of place that was essential to O’Keeffe’s artistic evolution. From 1918 until the more...

All DayFree Flower Week: Final Day – SOLD OUT | San Francisco   FREE*
*Order free flower deliveries starting April 17. Deliveries will take place from April 21-24, 2014.
12:30 pmEye of Horus: Large-Scale Dance Performance | Yerba Buena Gardens   FREE
2:00 pmThe String Cheese Incident Mini-Concert | Amoeba SF   FREE
5:00 pm“Fashion Revolution Day” Urban Air Indie Market | SoMa   FREE
5:30 pm2014 Poems Under The Dome | SF City Hall   FREE
6:00 pmBread Making 101 with Josey Baker of The Mill | SF Main Library   FREE
6:00 pmBetabrand’s Fashion Pitch Design Competition | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
6:00 pmFree Punk Rock & Psych Concert | SFSU   FREE
All DayAmazonian Parks Lecture & Photo Exhibit | Presidio   FREE
7:15 pmPharrell’s “Happy” Flashmob | Yerba Buena Gardens   FREE
8:30 pm“Nightlife on Mars” Underground Comedy Night w/ Duat Mai | SF   FREE
8:30 pmFree Comet Club Comedy w/ Stefani Silverman | SF   FREE
9:00 pmWin Tix: The Jim Jones Revue: Manic Rock ‘n Roll & Tribal Stomps | SF   WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $16 adv / $18 door

Friday, April 25, 2014

New BART Train Full Size Mock-Up Tour | Civic Center
Friday, April 25 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Civic Center (SF)

BART is inviting everyone to come check out the new life-size train model during 10 events when you can walk through the new trains and give your feedback between April 16 and more...

11:00 amZumba For The People: Free Dance Party | SF  FREE*
12:00 pm2014 Bay Area Dance Week Kick-Off Flash Mob | Union Square   FREE
5:00 pmFree Family Dinner & Movie | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required by calling Priscilla at 415-406-1367. Space is limited.
5:00 pmFeathers & Fedoras: 1920s Music, Dancing & Costumes | Friday Nights at the de Young   FREE*
*Programs are free and open to the public, but does not include admission to the museum's galleries.
5:00 pm“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason   FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food from food trucks.
7:00 pmSan Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.   FREE
9:00 pmWin Tix: The Soft White Sixties: Soulful Swaggering Rock | Slim’s   WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost: $15. All ages 6+.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Mozart's Così Fan Tutte: NYC's Met Opera Livecast | Daly City
Saturday, April 26 – 9:55 am | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost: $24 each.
| Century 20 Theater Daly City

The Metropolitan Opera presents a national live broadcast of Così Fan Tutte, Mozart’s beloved opera about testing the ties of love. The cast is filled with youthful Met stars: Susanna Phillips and Isabel Leonard are more...

9:30 amThe Beatles Choir: Volunteer Singalong | SF  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is recommended.
10:00 amHeron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park   FREE
All DayTreasure Island Flea: Outdoor Festival with 400+ Vendors | Saturday   $3
11:00 amDogFest 2014: Pet Parade & Carnival | Duboce Park   FREE*
*Food and games for purchase and there's a registration fee for competing
11:00 am2014 Opening Day: Free Sail Boat Rides | Treasure Island Sailing Center   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated.
All DayDutch “King’s Day” Windmill Festival 2014 | Golden Gate Park   FREE*
*Admission is free, but a donation is greatly appreciated. Food is for purchase.
All Day2014 Spring Open Studios: Saturday | Mission District   FREE
7:00 pmWin Tix: 2014 Carnaval King & Queen Dance Contest | SF   WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $15
8:00 pm2014 Union Square Fire Dancing Expo | SF   FREE

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Treasure Island Flea: Outdoor Festival with 400+ Vendors
Sunday, April 27 – All Day | Cost: $3 | Great Lawn

For April, The Treasure Island Flea moves back outdoors to their location on the “Great Lawn” with 400+ curated vendors, a full bar, 15+ food trucks and stands, a scavenger hunt, more...