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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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Classic SF Film Day:
Thursday, July 24 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library

Enjoy free movies all summer long at your neighborhood library during the 3rd Annual San Francisco Library Film Festival. Every movie being screened is either set in San Francisco or was more...

12:00 pmFree Ice Cream Day: Humphry Slocombe Tastings | Ferry Building   FREE
12:30 pmSoulful Palestinian Vocalist, Dalia Marina | Yerba Buena Gardens   FREE
3:00 pmCorazón Summer Acoustic Folk Pop Concert | Westfield Centre   FREE
5:00 pmCamping Happy Hour: Gear Discounts, Beer & Snacks | SF   
6:00 pmFree Sneak Preview Movie: “Hercules” | SF   FREE*
*RSVP code required; arrive early as admission is not guaranteed.
6:30 pm25% Off: “Hops & History” San Francisco Beer Party | The Old Mint   WIN*
*Win a pair of free tickets. Regular price: $22.50 with promo code: FUNCHEAP. Includes all beer tastings, souvenir mug, historic presentations, viewing of beer memorabilia
6:30 pmJell-O Edible Art Contest & Talk | Ominvore Books on Food   FREE
7:00 pmState of the City Forum: SF Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguia | SF   FREE
7:00 pmFree Sneak Preview Movie: “The Fluffy Movie” | SF   FREE*
*RSVP code required; arrive early as admission is not guaranteed.
8:30 pmFree Comet Club Comedy | SF   FREE
8:30 pm“Nightlife on Mars” Underground Comedy Night | SF   FREE
8:30 pmWin Tix: “The Cheap Laugh” Comedy Kick-Off Show | SF   WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost: $7. Show your bicycle helmet or your Clipper card for $1 off admission.

Friday, July 25, 2014

NBA Nation: Trampoline & Slam Dunk Showdown | Union Square
Friday, July 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park

The NBA’s largest mobile basketball experience, NBA Nation is on its eighth summer tour; check it out as it comes to San Francisco’s Union Square from noon to 8 pm on more...

11:00 amCrosspulse: Clapping, Slapping, Dancing Body Music Performance | SF  FREE
5:00 pmFree Family Dinner & Movie Night: “Rio 2″ & Thai Food | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required by calling Priscilla at 415-406-1367. Space is limited.
5:00 pm“Mex I Am” Festival: Fair Trade Bazaar, Live Music & Art Bar | 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.
6:00 pm“The Bike Design Project” Reveal Party | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
7:00 pmSan Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.   FREE
8:00 pmAmerican Tripps Berlin-Style Ping Pong 3-Year Anniversary Party | SF   $5

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Vintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, July 26 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | County Fair Building

The Vintage Paper Fair has one of the West Coast’s largest selection of postcards, trade cards, stereoviews, photography, labels, brochures, Victorian transportation, sports memorabilia, and all manner of curious, beautiful and more...

9:30 amThe Beatles Choir: Volunteer Singalong | SF  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is recommended.
10:00 amOceanside Wastewater Treatment Plant Tour | Outer Sunset   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
All DayTreasure Island Flea: Summertime Brunch Party   $3
11:00 amWorld Naked Bike Ride 2014: Part II | SF   FREE
All Day76th Japanese “Ginza Bazaar”: Food, Taiko & Dance Festival | SF   FREE
12:00 pm“Ladies of the ’80s” Dance Party TV Taping & Costume Contest | SF   FREE
All DayNBA Nation: Trampoline Hoops & Slam Dunk Showdown | Union Square   FREE
12:30 pm2014 Flagging in the Park | AIDS Memorial Grove   FREE
4:00 pmFree Outdoor BBQ | Lucky 13   FREE*
*Free, but but please tip the chef and buy a drink too.
7:00 pmThe Comedy Roast of a Stripper | SF   $5*
*Get $5 tickets when you use the promo code FUNCHEAP; otherwise, tickets are $10.
8:30 pmClassic SF Movie Night in the Park “So I Married An Axe Murderer” | Duboce Park   FREE
9:00 pmWin Tix: Purple Rain 30th Anniversary: Prince Tribute Concert | Slim’s   WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost: $16 in advance, $20 at the door.
11:15 pmWin Tix: Musical Movie Fest: Moulin Rouge, Hello Dolly & Oklahoma | SF   WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $15

Sunday, July 27, 2014

The 2014 San Francisco Marathon | Best Viewing Locations
Sunday, July 27 – 5:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch and cheer
| Sports Basement (Presidio)

See your favorite runner or cheer all of them on as they get closer to the finish line of the San Francisco Marathon on Sunday, July 27, 2014 which starts at more...

All DayTreasure Island Flea: Summertime Brunch Party   $3
11:00 am2014 Kinky “Up Your Alley” Fair | SoMa   FREE*
*Free, but a donations are requested.
11:00 amVintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park   FREE
All Day2014 Bon Odori Japanese Street Festival & Parade | SF   FREE
11:00 amOff the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF   FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food and drinks.
1:00 pmDisney Symphony Concert in the Park | Golden Gate Park Band   FREE
2:00 pmSan Francisco Symphony in the Plaza | Civic Center   FREE
2:00 pmFinal 2014 Free Summer Circus Day w/ Circus Bella | SF   FREE
4:00 pmSan Francisco Mixtape Society: “Animal Instinct ” | Mission Dist.   FREE
6:00 pm’90s Simpsons Trivia Night & Watch Party | Mission Dist.   FREE
7:00 pmWin Tix: The Love City Music Festival | SoMa   WIN*
*Tickets are $20 or $15 if you use code LOVE
9:00 pm“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room   FREE

Monday, July 28, 2014

Monday, July 28 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Westfield San Francisco Centre

Corazón Under the Dome is a short, fun, animated 3D light spectacular that’s a celebration of the heart of San Francisco. Showcasing iconic San Francisco images and songs, this dazzling show more...

6:30 amFree Monday Workout: Cardio & Strength | Fort Mason  FREE