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.

Don’t want just San Francisco?
Show Me: East Bay | Editors’ Top Picks | All Bay Area Events


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Playcrafting Night: Live Game Demos & Free Pizza | SF
Wednesday, June 28 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Use the code FUNCHEAP and enjoy free tickets. Normal tickets are $10.
| The Google Launchpad

Playcrafting SF is the place to see the newest independent games being built in San Francisco and network with the people who built them. Each month, they get together to watch developers explain more...

3:00 pmYAXhibition 2017: Art(S)mash Reception | SF  FREE
6:00 pmLadies’ Knight: Women’s Chess Club | SF Main Library  FREE
6:00 pm“Life After Innocence” Book Discussion | SF Main Library  FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
7:30 pmWin Tix: Rock, Funk & Gypsy Jazz: Big Something + Diego’s Umbrella | Rickshaw Stop   WIN
8:00 pmFree Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF   FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-15
8:00 pmWorld Class Comedy Wednesdays | Marina   FREE*
*Use promo code FUNCHEAP for free tickets. Otherwise $15.
8:00 pmFree Sneak Preview Movie: “Spider-Man: Homecoming” | AMC Van Ness   FREE*
*RSVP code required; arrive early as admission is not guaranteed.
8:00 pmWin Tix: Really Funny Comedians (Who Happen To Be Women) | Cobb’s Comedy Club   WIN
8:00 pmWin Tix: Comedy Night: Barry Rothbart (ABC/Comedy Central) | The Punch Line   WIN

Thursday, June 29, 2017

The Jamming Nachos Rock n' Roll Band | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Thursday, June 29 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)

Young, energized and politically conscious, The Jamming Nachos are a hard-charging rock ‘n’ roll band straight outta Oakland. Launched as a family combo in 2011 by the siblings Rioz (vocals/guitar), Messiah more...

4:00 pm“SF’s Bars to Stay Open ’til 4am?” Forum with Senator Scott Wiener | SF   FREE
5:00 pmCommunity Voices: Poets Speak & Reflect | SF   FREE
6:00 pmExploratorium After Dark: Experimenting with Strings & Vibrations | Pier 15   $15*
*$15 General; $10 Members; Free for Lab Members ($10 Add-On Ticket for the Tactile Dome) Adults Only (18+)
6:00 pmSpotlight NightLife | California Academy of Sciences   $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
6:00 pmPaula Frazer & Tarnation’s Alternative Country Mini Concert | Amoeba SF   FREE
6:00 pmLive “Rag Doll” Fashion Window Installation & Cocktails | Wonderland   FREE
6:30 pmSciComm Studio 003: Science in Unexpected Places | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
6:30 pmIt Takes Guts: “Know Your Microbiome” Science & Trivia Night | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required. Free admission but bring money for food and drinks
7:00 pm“Tales of SF’s Cacophony Society” Reunion & Teach-In | SF Main Library   FREE
7:00 pm“TransAction: Trans Writing as Activism” Reading & Discussion | SF   FREE
7:00 pmFree Sneak Preview Movie: “The House” | AMC Van Ness   FREE*
*RSVP code required; arrive early as admission is not guaranteed.
8:00 pmHellaFunny on Haight Street | Milk Bar   FREE*
*Use promo code HELLAFUNNY for free tickets. Otherwise, it's $15.
8:00 pmWin Tix: Lovesick: The Cat Allergy Musical | SF   WIN*
*$ 25 with discount code
8:00 pmWin Tix: Arj Barker (Flight of the Conchords) | Cobb’s Comedy Club   WIN


Friday, June 30, 2017

Friday Nights at the de Young: The Summer of Love Experience | SF

Kick-start your weekend with free general admission, live music, art-making, cocktails, film screenings, panel discussions, lectures and exhibition tours, all in the name of art. Join this Friday, June 30th, for the more...

11:00 amKa-Hon: Bay Area’s Finest Latin Percussionists | Yerba Buena Gardens  FREE
4:30 pmClover Sonoma’s Free Organic Milk & Churro Crisps | Civic Center  FREE
5:00 pmAnchor Brewing’s Firkin Friday | The Yard   FREE*
*Free admission but bring money for food and drinks
5:00 pmOff the Grid’s “Country Music Takeover” 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 pmPhototaxis: Free Friday Night at Conservatory of Flowers | Golden Gate Park   FREE*
*Free admission to the Conservatory between 6:30-8:30pm for anyone wearing a flower in their hair on June 30. 2017. All outdoor events are free.
7:00 pmHella Funny Friday Comedy Night | Chug Pub   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required with secret code FUNCHEAP
7:30 pmFree Opera at the Ballpark 2017: Don Giovanni | AT&T Park   FREE*
*Free tickets, but advanced registration is required
8:00 pmOfficial Chris Cornell Bay Area Tribute Concert | Slim’s   $15*
*Tickets are $15 in advance and $17 at the door.
8:30 pmLast Fridays Outdoor Movie Night “The Parent Trap” | Pier 39   FREE
9:00 pmWin Tix: ’60s Prom Night Motown Dance Party | Brick & Mortar   WIN*
*$5 Pre-Sale, $10 Door
9:00 pmWin Tix: Elegiac Electro-pop “Haerts” | Rickshaw Stop   WIN
9:30 pmWin Tix: Hotline: The Ultimate Indie Dance Party | DNA Lounge   WIN
10:00 pmSF Weekly’s “Best New Bar”: Hyphy vs. Crunk Hip Hop Dance Party | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP using code FUNCHEAP, $5 otherwise

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Fillmore Jazz Festival 2017 | Saturday
Saturday, July 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fillmore District

Fillmore Jazz Festival Blending art and soul in one of the country’s most unique neighborhoods, the Fillmore Jazz Festival is the largest free Jazz festival on the West Coast, drawing over 100,000 more...

All DayFree Fishing Day 2017 | SF   FREE
All DayBank of America Free Museum Weekend   FREE*
*Free for Bank of America or Merrill Lynch Card Holders. Some venues may be closed on certain days; please confirm directly with participating museums.
10:00 am“Healthy Parks Healthy People”: Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area   FREE
10:00 amFamily-Friendly Bike Ride | The Presidio   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is requested.
10:00 amFree Guided Trail & Nature Walk | Golden Gate Park   FREE
10:30 amFree “June Taylor Company” Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market   FREE
11:00 amWin Tix: 18th Annual Oysterfest with Passion Pit | Golden Gate Park   $20*
*Use code FUNCHEAP for discount purchase. Food and drinks for purchase
11:30 amFree Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park   FREE
12:00 pm“Occupy” Axis Dance Company Show | Yerba Buena Gardens   FREE
12:00 pmLaborFest2017: Labor History Four-Hour Bike Tour | SF   $15*
*Sliding scale from $15-50
12:00 pmIndependence Day Camp: Picnic, Free Games & Gooey S’mores | SF   FREE*
*Free admission, bring money for food and drinks.
1:00 pmLaborFest2017: The Struggles Against Internment & The Lessons for Today | SF   FREE
1:30 pmFirst Caturdays at Dolores Park: Unofficial Social Gathering for Cats | SF   FREE
3:00 pmFitbit Local Monthly Workout: Booty Bootcamp | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
4:00 pmLive Music Summer Series: Americana Folk Rock with Evan Lanam & the Live Oaks | The Yard   FREE
6:00 pmThe Telomere Effect & the Genetic Heritage | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is encouraged.
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
8:00 pmPriscilla, Queen of the Desert: The Musical Live On Stage | Closing Night   FREE*
*Free by using discount code FUNCHEAP2017 on the ticketing link otherwise it's $20.
8:00 pmSea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF   FREE*
*RSVP required 415-561-7171 or peter_kasin@nps.gov, Bring a mug for cider
8:00 pm“Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF   FREE*
*Free with code CHEAPBASTARD - otherwise it's $5
9:00 pmIndian Flash Mob Street Parade “Non Stop Bhangra” | Mission Dist.   FREE*
*Free to watch and participate in the flash mob. Tickets required for indoors event at Public Works
9:00 pmPrince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party | NoPa   $5
9:00 pmWin Tix: The Prince Tribute Show “When Doves Cry” | Great American Music Hall   WIN
9:00 pmWin Tix: Sci-Fi Rock ‘n’ Roll Craziness “The Phenomenauts” | Slim’s   WIN
9:00 pmWin Tix: Non Stop Bhangra “Crash An Indian Wedding Party” | Public Works   WIN
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 pmChulita Vinyl Club | The Chapel   FREE
9:30 pmWin Tix: Maniac Bowl IX: SF’s Most Unpredictable Comedy Show | PianoFight   WIN*
*$10, $5 for Funcheap readers with code "itsnotabodycount"
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, July 2, 2017

Fillmore Jazz Festival 2017 | Sunday
Sunday, July 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fillmore District

Fillmore Jazz Festival Blending art and soul in one of the country’s most unique neighborhoods, the Fillmore Jazz Festival is the largest free Jazz festival on the West Coast, drawing over 100,000 more...

All DayBank of America Free Museum Weekend   FREE*
*Free for Bank of America or Merrill Lynch Card Holders. Some venues may be closed on certain days; please confirm directly with participating museums.
10:00 amAsian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF   FREE*
*Special exhibitions may require separate admission surcharge
10:00 amFree First Sunday | Chinese Historical Society   FREE
11:00 amOff the Grid’s “Presidio Picnic” Sunday Food Truck Party | SF   FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
11:00 amYBike Learn to Ride Program | The Presidio   FREE
All DayGolden State Warriors Championship Trophy Tour | SF   FREE
12:00 pm“Occupy” Axis Dance Company Show | Yerba Buena Gardens   FREE
All DayVolunteer at Stern Grove 2017: Free Seating, Parking, Snacks & Drinks | SF   FREE*
*Free, but registration is required.
12:30 pmFree Monthly Yoga Class for Beginners | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
1:00 pmSymphony in the Park: Latin American Music | Golden Gate Park   FREE
1:00 pmYet Another Anti-Trump Impeachment March | San Francisco   FREE
2:00 pmFantastic Negrito with Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers: Outdoor Concert | Stern Grove Festival   FREE*
*Donations appreciated
2:00 pmCasual Tits: Dolores Park Topless Picnic | SF   FREE*
*Bringing snacks and fun things is highly encouraged!
2:00 pmStern Grove Festival’s Free Picnic Table Lottery | July 2 – Aug. 27   FREE*
*Enter to win a reserved seats at a picnic table.
2:30 pmLet Justice Ring: Free Handbell Concert by Bell Appeal | SF   FREE*
*Donations accepted
7:00 pmLaborFest2017:The E.P.I.C Struggle For California | SF   FREE

Monday, July 3, 2017

Clover Sonoma Milk Tasting Room Pop-Up: Free Cereal & Coffee | SF
Monday, July 3 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE | Clover Sonoma Milk Tasting Room Pop-up

Clover Sonoma Clover Sonoma, the Bay Area’s favorite third-generation family-owned and operated dairy farm, has opened a Milk Tasting Room pop-up in Hayes Valley, which will be open from June 5 through July more...

8:00 pm“Where’s The Local Talent?” Comedy Night | SF   FREE
8:00 pmSuper Smash Bros Tourney: Booze, Comedy & Video Games | SF   FREE
8:00 pmFree Cutting-Edge Avant Garde Concert | Make-Out Room   FREE
8:00 pmWin Tix: Hard Rock & Heavy Metal Wild Ride “Adrenaline Mob” | Slim’s   WIN

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

San Francisco | 7 Different Free Guided Walking Tours for 4th of July | 2017
Tuesday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
| All Over San Francisco

Photo | Phil Whitehouse via Flickr Looking for something to do before the fireworks start lighting up the night sky? San Francisco City Guides offers up daily, free guided walking tours of San more...

10:30 amMission Terrace | 4th of July Parade & Picnic | 2017   FREE
11:00 amEat Trill: July 4th All Day Food, Music, Art & Community Event | SF   FREE*
*Free admission but bring money for food and drinks.
All DaySan Francisco Fireworks: 4th of July | 2017   FREE
1:00 pmPatriotic American 4th of July Concert | Golden Gate Park Band   FREE
1:30 pmSF Mime Troupe: Opening Weekend 2017 | Dolores Park   FREE*
*Donations accepted.
2:00 pmLaborFest2017: SF Mime Troupe Presents “Walls” | Dolores Park   FREE
3:00 pm3rd Annual “Queer As Fourth” Dance Party | El Rio   $10