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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Thursday, September 21, 2017

2017 Big Book Sale at Fort Mason | Thursday
Thursday, September 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission. Everything is $3 or less. On Sunday, everything is $1
| Fort Mason Center

Kevin Y. via Yelp The Big Book Sale celebrates its 53rd year of the Friends of the SF Library featuring over 500,000 books, DVDs, CDs, books on tape, vinyl, and other forms of media in 70 more...

All DayAtelier Emmanuel Grand Opening Free Beauty Workshops & Party | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
All DayThe Melt’s “National Cheeseburger Day” Celebration: 2-for-1 | Sept 18-21   $8.49
5:00 pmOktoberfest 2017 Block Party | Financial Dist.   FREE*
*Free entry, but bring money for food & drinks.
6:00 pmOktoberfest 2017 Block Party | Financial Dist.   FREE*
*RSVP for this event are for members only. We are still confirming if it is open to public.
6:00 pmExploratorium After Dark “Field of View” | Pier 15   $15*
*$15 General; $10 Members; Free for Lab Members ($10 Add-On Ticket for the Tactile Dome) Adults Only (18+)
6:00 pmBrain & Body NightLife | California Academy of Sciences   $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
6:00 pmW Hotel “Women in Music” Series: Panel & Live Music | SF   FREE*
*RSVP Required
6:00 pmQuick Draw SF: FAM Art Club | SoMa   FREE
7:00 pmQueer S@x Trivia: The S@x Toy Game | SF   FREE*
*Say you found them on Funcheap for a bonus pull from the prize bag.
7:00 pm“Live Cinema and Its Techniques” Book Signing & Reception | City Lights   FREE
7:30 pm“Altered Barbie” Art Show: Poetry Night | Mission   FREE*
*Donations are accepted.
7:30 pm“The Twelve Mile Straight” Book Talk & Signing | SF   FREE*
*Free and an RSVP is appreciated but not required.
8:00 pmFree Cobb’s Summer Comedy Night: September 2017 | 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 pmWin Tix: Deerhoof: Pitchfork’s “Best Band in the World” | Great American Music Hall   WIN
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: Scott Capurro (Risk Gay / Alice 97.3) | The Punch Line   WIN
10:00 pm“GrooveWell” Thursdays | Milk Bar   FREE

Friday, September 22, 2017

Friday Ocean Beach Plunge | SF
Friday, September 22 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ocean Beach Fire Pits

The best thing to do before work on a Friday is to jump in the water and have breakfast on the beach. It would be great if you bought a bit more...

All Day2017 Big Book Sale at Fort Mason | Friday   FREE*
*Free admission. Everything is $3 or less. On Sunday, everything is $1
11:00 amYBCA Unveils “Dream”: Public Art Installation in Excelsior | SF   FREE
All Day2017 San Francisco Greek Festival | SF   FREE*
*Free when you print out a ticket; otherwise there will be a fee for admission at the door (in past years it was $5).
12:00 pmLab & Lunch: Understanding the Natural History of Coastal California | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
12:30 pmBernie Sanders in SF | Rally at Yerba Buena Gardens   FREE
1:30 pmHaight-Ashbury Musical Tour | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
3:30 pmCCSF “Free City” Free Tuition Celebration with Bernie Sanders | SF   FREE
4:00 pmPier 39’s Fall Beer Pour: Beer Tasting & Light Bites | SF   $20*
*Tickets are $20 online, otherwise it's $25 at the door.
4:00 pmRally for “Bubbles” at City Hall | SF   FREE
5:00 pm$15 Tickets: Oktoberfest by the Bay 2017 | SF   $15*
*$15 Tickets (save $10) with promo code FUNCHEAP
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 pm“Recology Artist-in-Residence” Art Exhibitions | SF   FREE
5:00 pmTrail Restoration Weekend: Volunteering & Camping | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
6:15 pm4th Friday Happy Hour: Drinks, Snacks & Music | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
7:00 pmArt Explosion Fall Open Studios 2017: Opening Gala | Mission Dist.   FREE
7:00 pm300+ USC Marching Band Concert & Cheerleaders | Union Square   FREE
7:00 pm2017 Proxy Fall Outdoor Film Fest Opening Night | Hayes Valley   FREE
7:00 pmHellaFunny Comedy Jam in the Mission | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
7:30 pm“Last Girl Standing” Memoir | Green Apple Books   FREE
7:45 pmProxy Fall 2017 Outdoor Film Series: “I Am Not Your Negro” | Hayes Valley   FREE
8:00 pmTino Drima’s Record Release Wedding & Free Jello Shots | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
9:00 pmBarbarossa Speakeasy: ’20s-Inspired Dance Party | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
9:00 pmWin Tix: Martha Wainwright: Uplifting & Powerful Pop | Cafe Du Nord   WIN
9:00 pmHellaSingle: SF’s Only Comedy Show & Singles Mixer | Mission Dist.   FREE*
*Free with RSVP with code HELLAFUNNY
9:15 pm5 Years of Freestyle Music Fiesta | SF   FREE
10:15 pmWin Tix: Comedy Night: Last Comic Standing Season 1 Winner “Dat Phan” | Cobb’s Comedy Club   WIN
10:30 pmHyphy vs Crunk: Throwback Hip Hop Night | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP


Saturday, September 23, 2017

Trail Restoration Weekend: Volunteering Clean-Up Day | SF
Saturday, September 23 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free food & beer on Saturday evening
| McLaren Park

Join V-O-Cal for its annual San Francisco project at McLaren Park, one of the largest parks in SF. They will work with the SF Rec and Park’s Natural Areas Program to more...

9:00 am2017 Open Gardens Day & Garden Tours | SF   FREE
9:00 amFillmore Community Clean Team Day | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required to be included in the lunch count.
All Day2017 Big Book Sale at Fort Mason | Saturday   FREE*
*Free admission. Everything is $3 or less. On Sunday, everything is $1
All DaySmithsonian’s 13th Annual Free Museum Day | 2017   FREE*
*Museum ticket required from http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/
All DayThe Exploratorium’s Free Saturday | Pier 15   FREE
10:00 amAutumn Moon Festival: Fruit Carving, Tai Chi Demos & Lion Dancing | SF   FREE*
*Bring money for food and drinks
All DayTreasure Island Flea   $3
10:00 am2017 “City Kids” Family Fair: Elmo, Freebies & Fire Trucks | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
10:00 amReframing Aging: What it Means to Grow Old in America | SF Main Library   FREE
10:00 am50¢ Dance Class Day | Yerba Buena Center for the Arts   50¢*
*Suggested Donation to benefit our youth programs
10:30 amFree Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting: Robin | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market   FREE
All Day2017 “Peace In The Park” Festival | Golden Gate Park   FREE
All Day$20 Saturday Tickets: Oktoberfest by the Bay 2017 | SF   $5 Off*
*Tickets for Saturday are $20. Use code FUNCHEAP. Otherwise it's $25. Food and drink available for purchase.
All Day23rd Annual Sunset District Community Festival | SF   FREE
11:00 amCreative Family Fun Crafts: Leaf Print Postcards | The Presidio   FREE*
* Free but an RSVP is required.
11:00 am2017 Osaka Matsuri: SF’s “Sister City” Food, Dance & Music | Japantown   FREE
11:00 amWest Portal Centennial Celebration | SF   FREE
11:00 amSF Open Studios Preview Pop-Up | Castro   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
11:00 amAssemblymember David Chiu’s Pet Adoption Fair | SF   FREE
11:30 amFree Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park   FREE
All DayArt Explosion Fall Open Studios 2017: Saturday | Mission Dist.   FREE
All Day2017 Greek Food Festival: Saturday | SF   FREE*
*Free when you print out a ticket; otherwise there will be a fee for admission at the door (in past years it was $5).
12:00 pmPOSTPONED – 2017 Lord of the Ringer: Horseshoe Tourney & Skate Jam | Golden Gate Park   FREE*
*Free to skate and to watch horseshoes. $10 to enter the horseshoe tournament.
12:00 pmFree Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting: King Knish | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market   FREE
12:00 pmOutdoor Project Block Party at 21st Amendment | SF   FREE*
*Free Admission, Bring cash for drinks
1:00 pmMagic Meadow Fall Equinox Pagan Ritual | GG Park   FREE
1:00 pmMarcus Shelby Orchestra | Yerba Buena Gardens   FREE
2:00 pmFree Shakespeare in the Park 2017: “Hamlet” Preview | SF   FREE
2:00 pm“How Art Smashes Stereotypes” Discussion | SF   FREE
3:00 pm“Field Roast: 101 Artisan Vegan Meat Recipes” Book Launch | Omnivore Books   FREE
3:00 pmMiddle Eastern Spice Mixes and Blends Workshop | SF   FREE
3:00 pmMiddle Eastern Snack Trials | SF   FREE
3:00 pmSaturday Music Jam | SF Main Library   FREE
3:00 pmAlmanac NotOberfest: Festbier Lager, Pumpkin Beers, Sausage Party & Beer Garden | SF   FREE*
*Free admission, bring money for food and drinks
4:00 pmTrail Restoration Weekend: Volunteering, Camping, Free Food & Beer | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
5:00 pmHofbrauhaus Munich Saturdays | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP
5:00 pmPro Soccer in The City: SF Deltas vs FC Edmonton | Kezar Stadium   FREE*
*The first 100 FunCheapSF users can claim free tickets (most ticket types excluding VIP) using promo code "funcheapsfdeltas" (applied 100% discount available in link on this page)
5:30 pmSchroeder’s 124th Oktoberfest Block Party | SF   FREE*
*Free, but food and drinks are for purchase through token system.
6:00 pm2nd Annual Outdoor Movie Night: “Batman Lego” | Noe Valley   FREE
6:00 pmWin Tix: 2017 Peace Maker Celebration | Marines Memorial Theatre   WIN*
*$29-40 Multi-Ticket, Senior, Student, Military, Disabled discount tickets available
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
7:00 pmBrave New Jokes: Comedy Showcase | Mission Dist.   FREE*
*$2 with code
7:05 pmFilm Night in the Park 2017 Finale: “The Breakfast Club” | Dolores Park   FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
8:00 pm“Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF   FREE*
*Free with code CHEAPBASTARD - otherwise it's $5
8:30 pmWin Tix: “NightHowl” Epic Celebration in SF’s National Park | Presidio   WIN*
*Includes all food, drink, entertainment and games at event
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
9:00 pmWin Tix: “Ratchet Shanah” Radical Non-Kosher Rosh Hashanah Dance Party | SF   WIN*
*Use code FUNCHEAP for $3 dollars off.
9:00 pmWin Tix: UK Alt-Rockers “Swervedriver” | Bimbo’s 365 Club   WIN
9:00 pmWin Tix: The Seshen & James Supercave: Futuristic Groove & Synth Pop | The Rickshaw Stop   WIN
10:30 pmNo Scrubs: ’90s Hip Hop and R&B Dance Party | Bar Fluxus   FREE*
*Free with RSVP and code FUNCHEAP; otherwise it's $10

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Trail Restoration Weekend: Sunday Work Day | SF
Sunday, September 24 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free food & beer on Saturday evening
| McLaren Park

Join V-O-Cal for its annual San Francisco project at McLaren Park, one of the largest parks in SF. They will work with the SF Rec and Park’s Natural Areas Program to more...

10:00 am2017 Cole Valley Fair | SF   FREE
All Day$1 Book Day: The 2017 Big Book Sale | Fort Mason   FREE*
*On Sunday, everything is $1