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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Friday, April 18, 2014

Celebrate the best of bridges and celebrate The Bay Bridge: A Work in Progress, 1933–1936 with the Marcus Shelby Ensemble, curator lecture and Bay Lights presentation. Friday, April 18, 2014 Schedule 6 pm Presentation: more...

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.
All DayWin Tix: “The Bay Bridge: A Work in Progress (1933–1936)” Photography | de Young Museum   WIN*
*Win a pair of general admission tickets to the de Young for Friday, April 18, 2014 from 5-8:45 pm.
5:30 pmUK’s The 1975 Acoustic Indie Performance | Rasputin SF   FREE
7:00 pmWin Tix: Sing-Along “Jesus Christ Superstar” & Chunky Jesus Contest | SF   WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular sliding scale cost: $15 - $35. Proceeds will benefit the San Francisco Trans March.
8:00 pmRAWdance Modern Dance Showcase | SF   $1*
*Pay what you can at the door and for coffee, popcorn and other snacks.
9:00 pmWin Tix: Hot For Teacher: The Van Halen Experience | Slim’s   WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost: $14. All ages 6+.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Watch Amazing & Massive Sand Art Creation | Ocean Beach
Saturday, April 19 – 7:30 am | Cost: FREE | Ocean Beach (Fulton)

Andres Amador is an earthscape artist from San Francisco who is well known for creating massive sand drawings on the beach using only a rake and some volunteers. His next project more...

9:00 am2014 Duboce Park Egg Hunt | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required to Please include the ages of your children.
All DayEarth Day 2014 Festival | Civic Center   FREE
10:00 amHeron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park   FREE
10:00 amRace Start Ceremony: Clipper Round the World Yacht Race | SF   FREE
11:00 am2014 Spring Eggstravaganza Carnival & BBQ Contest | Golden Gate Park   $8
All Day2014 Cherry Blossom Festival: Saturday | Japantown   FREE
11:00 amTacolicious Tasting Event & Chef Demo | Embarcadero   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Tastes will be provided for the first 100 guests.
All Day$1 Earth Day Sale | Buffalo Exchange   $1
12:00 pmWorld Naked Bike Ride: Earth Day 2014 Edition | SF   FREE
12:00 pmWin Tix: Ultimate Frisbee: SF FlameThrowers Season Opener | SF   WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. $12 Adults; $6 Students / Kids (11-17 yrs); $25 Family Pack (2 adults & 3 students/kids); Children 10 yrs and under are FREE!
All DayRAWdance Modern Dance Showcase | SF   $1*
*Pay what you can at the door and for coffee, popcorn and other snacks.
6:00 pm101 Vagina Photo Exhibit & Book Launch | SF   FREE
8:00 pm“Flask Mob” Secret Drinking & Photo Walk | SF   FREE
9:00 pmWin Tix: Synths Night: New Wave Dance Party | SoMa   WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost: $7 before 10pm / $12 after
9:00 pm“Fringe” Indie Music Video Party | SF   FREE*
*Free before 10pm with RSVP on Facebook. Otherwise $5. 21+
9:00 pmThe Queen is Dead: Morrissey & The Smiths Dance Party | SF   FREE*
*Free with an RSVP, or $5 at the door.
11:59 pmWin Tix: Midnight Movie: The Big Lebowski | Clay Theatre   WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost: $10.50 General Admission / $8 Student with Valid ID
11:59 pmSan Francisco Midnight Mystery Ride | SF   FREE

Sunday, April 20, 2014

2014 Sunrise Easter Service on Top of a Mountain | SF
Sunday, April 20 – 6:30 am | Cost: FREE | Mount Davidson Summit Cross

San Francisco’s grandest Easter morning tradition gets under way at 6:30 am on Sunday, April 20, 2014 at the annual Sunrise Service at Mount Davidson Cross. This year’s citywide celebration atop the more...

All Day2014 Union Street Easter Parade & Festival | SF   FREE
10:00 am2014 Sisters’ Easter Celebration w/ Hunky Jesus Contest | Golden Gate Park   FREE*
*In case of bad weather, visit for location updates
All Day2014 SF Library Spring Book Sale: $1 Day | Fort Mason   FREE
10:00 amFood Truck Easter Brunch Bash: Egg Painting & Bottomless Mimosas | SoMa   FREE
All Day15 Free San Francisco Walking Tours | Easter Sunday 2014   FREE
11:00 am2014 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 and drinks.
4:00 pm“Bring Your Own Big Wheel” Race 2014 | Potrero Hill   FREE*
*Free to watch, but $5 to $10 donations requested to race
4:00 pmSisters’ “Easter In The Park” Block Party | Castro   FREE
4:20 pmMoonalice’s Annual $4.20 Music Party & Easter Egg Hunt | Slim’s   $4.20
9:00 pmThe Dark Wave Rises: Goth Dance Party | SF   FREE
9:00 pm“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room   FREE

Monday, April 21, 2014

Westin St. Francis 110th Anniversary Free Historic Tour | SF
Monday, April 21 – 1:10 pm | Cost: FREE | The Westin St. Francis

Throughout 2014, guests and locals will have the opportunity to learn about the Westin St. Francis’s rich history during complimentary tours held on the 21st of each month at 1:10 pm. From more...

All DayFree Flower Week 2014 – SOLD OUT | San Francisco  FREE*
*Order free flower deliveries starting April 17. Deliveries will take place from April 21-24, 2014.
3:00 pmTour of Diego Rivera’s 1st US Mural | Union Square   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Please note, the tour is limited to 25 people.
8:00 pmMelt the Mic Free Comedy Night | North Beach   FREE
8:00 pmThe Lit Slam: Page Meets Stage Poetry | SF   $8*
*$8 when you mention FuncheapSF at the door. Otherwise it's $10.
9:00 pmFree Comedy: Live at Deluxe | SF   FREE

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Paradise Magazine Launch & Meow Mix Variety Show | SF
Tuesday, April 22 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
| The Stud Bar

Paradise Magazine, “the most maximalist publication to hit the newsstands in ages” is throwing a launch party at The Stud in San Francisco. Free, but an RSVP is requested. Please note this event more...

8:00 pmWhere Eagles Dare: Stand-Up Comedy Game Show | Upper Haight  FREE
9:00 pmBhangra, Bass & Tribal Fusion Belly Dance Night | SoMa   FREE*
*Free before 9:30 pm. $5 after. 2-for-1 before 11 pm with mention at the door. All proceeds go to the performers sharing their art with you.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

8:00 pmDon’t Watch This Show, Live: Sketch Comedy | SF  $1*
*$1-$10 sliding scale at the door.
8:00 pmMichael Jackson Flash Mob Dance Class | SF  $6