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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Monday, March 27, 2017

Free Starbucks Tall Drip Coffee | Macy's Union Square

Rebecca Krebs During the Macy’s Flower Show, stop by Starbucks on Level 4 in Macy’s Union Square and show your Macy’s Flower Show brochure to receive a free tall drip coffee (one more...

6:00 pm2017 Izzies Ceremony: SF Dance & Choreography Awards | Mission Dist.   FREE
6:00 pmNew Wave Punk Mini Concert: Chai | Amoeba SF   FREE
6:00 pmZ Space Salon: The Bay Area and its Artistic Landscape | SF   FREE*
*RSVP Requested
7:30 pm“The World to Come” Book Talk & Signing | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is requested.
8:30 pmLaughgasm: Monday Comedy at the Rite Spot | SF   FREE

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Free Guided Tours of 9th Circuit Court of Appeals | SF
Tuesday, March 28 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | James R. Browning U.S. Court of Appeals Building

Sam Wheeler CC via Wikipedia The James R. Browning U.S. Courthouse, a National Historic Landmark, is located at the corner of Seventh and Mission Streets in San Francisco. The public entrance is more...

2:00 pm“Little Worlds” Terrariums Hands-On Workshop | Macy’s Flower Show   FREE
6:00 pm“The Sweet Spot” Documentary Sneak Peek | SF Main Library   FREE
6:30 pmCookies & Comedy Night | SF   FREE
6:30 pmPBS Nature’s “Yosemite” Free Documentary Preview & Panel Discussion | The Presidio   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
6:30 pm“Gorgo” Classic Giant Monster Movie Screening | SF   FREE
7:30 pm“Big Mushy Happy Lump” Book Talk & Signing | SF   FREE
7:30 pmPoetry Night at The Green Arcade | SF   FREE
8:00 pmHaight Street Comedy Night, Games & Prizes | SF   FREE
8:00 pmWin Tix: Jam-packed Night of Laughs “Comedy All Stars” | The Punch Line   WIN

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The Blanace of Power: Panel Discussion on Technology & Journalism | SF
Wednesday, March 29 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Space is limited.
| Parisoma

Join Columbia University’s Tow Center for Digital Journalism on March 29, 2017 for an evening discussion on Journalism and Silicon Valley: The Balance of Power, examining the rapidly evolving relationship between more...

6:30 pmSanctuary City: Immigration Stories & Challenges Panel Discussion | SF   FREE
7:00 pmAttractive Camp: Stand-Up Comedy Show | SF   $6*
*$6 when you use promo code "funcheapbaby". Otherwise, it's $12 online or $15 at the door.
7:00 pmFree Sneak Preview Movie: “Ghost in the Shell” | AMC Metreon 16   FREE*
*RSVP code required; arrive early as admission is not guaranteed.
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 pmWin Tix: Cobb’s Comedy Showcase | SF   WIN
8:00 pmWin Tix: SF’s Comedy All Star Show | The Punch Line   WIN
8:30 pmTrish & Dan Face March Madness Comedy | SF   $5*
*An RSVP is required.
9:00 pmPrince 30th Anniv. Tribute Concert “Sign O’ The Times” | 1015 Folsom   FREE*
*Free with RSVP (subject to capacity); Guaranteed admission is $20
10:00 pmWin Tix: “The Purple Ones” Prince Tribute Concert | 1015 Folsom   WIN

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Thursday, March 30 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Mystic Hotel by Charlie Palmer

Disposable Film Festival is taking over of the gorgeous pre-1908 Mystic Hotel. Featuring DFF favorites from the past 10 years and a special Video Confession Booth installation.

12:00 pmSF Giants Pitcher Hunter Strickland Meet & Greet | Macy’s Flower Show   FREE
2:00 pmFloral Art & Sculpture Demo | Macy’s Flower Show   FREE
4:00 pmCooking Demo & Wine Tasting Pairing with Chef Mike Ward | Macy’s Flower Show   FREE
5:00 pmFilmmakers Happy Hour | KQED   FREE
5:00 pmSpeak Cheesy: Free Grilled Cheese Sandwich & Beer Happy Hour | SF   FREE
6:00 pmLiberty Loving People: Black Abolitionists & The Struggle Over Slavery | The Presidio   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
6:00 pmExploratorium After Dark: The Residents’ New Record Live Premiere | Pier 15   $15*
*$15 General; $10 Members; Free for Lab Members ($10 Add-On Ticket for the Tactile Dome) Adults Only (18+)
6:00 pmBest of the Academy NightLife | California Academy of Sciences   $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
6:00 pmWin Tix: NightLife Dive Show | California Academy of Sciences   WIN
6:00 pmFashion & Music Festival Kick Off: Runway Show & Braid Bar | Macy’s Union Square   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required
6:30 pm“Joy the Baker Over Easy” Book Launch | Omnivore Books   FREE
6:30 pmHow To Thrive In Challenging Times | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
6:30 pm“Night at the Black Hawk” Live Jazz Concert | SF   FREE
7:00 pm“The Painted Gun” Book Release | City Lights   FREE
8:00 pmWin Tix: “Silence of the Lambs” Unauthorized R-Rated Musical | Victoria Theater   WIN*
*$17.50 to $22.50 (Normally $35 to $45) - Use exclusive code SFFUNCHEAP for 50% off tickets
8:00 pmStandard Deviant: Come Out For Good Beer & Chuckles | SF   FREE
8:00 pmThe Setup’s “Storytelling” Comedy Night | Beer Basement   $5*
*Normally $10 use code FUNCHEAP for $5 tickets. 21+
8:00 pmWin Tix: Paul Mecurio (Comedy Central/CBS) | The Punch Line   WIN
8:00 pmWin Tix: Kosher Rhymes’s “Oy Vey USA” | Hotel Utah   WIN*
*$8 Adv / $10 Door
8:00 pmHellaFunny on Haight Street | Milk Bar   FREE*
*Use promo code HELLAFUNNY for free tickets. Otherwise, it's $15.
8:00 pmWin Tix: Rock ‘n’ Soul w/ “Joshua Cook & The Key of Now” | Rickshaw Stop   WIN

Friday, March 31, 2017

Friday, March 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Octavia & Hayes

SFMTA From Friday, March 31 to Friday, April 7, 2017 the SFMTA is closing off a small segment of northbound Octavia Street, from Linden to Hayes streets, for the Octavia Open Street more...

11:00 am2017 Cesar Chavez Day Free Walking Tours | SF   FREE
12:00 pmDance Anywhere 2017: Simultaneous Global Dance-Off | SF   FREE
All Day2017 Magnolia Bloom: Last Blossoms of the Season | SF Botanical Garden   FREE*
*San Francisco Residents: Free with proof of residency Non-residents: $7 general, $5 youth 12-17 & seniors; $2 children 5-11; children 4 and under free; families of 2 adults and one or more child pay just $15. The Garden is free daily 7:30-9am.
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 pmRevolutions Series: DJ Hotwire EDM Mini Concert | Amoeba SF   FREE
5:30 pmTransgender Day of Visibility | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
5:30 pmSan Francisco Critical Mass   FREE
6:00 pmJazz Live Music Sessions | The Presidio   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
7:00 pmSan Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.   FREE
7:00 pmThe Art Critique Comedy Show | SF   FREE*
*$5 suggested donation gets you a ticket into the post-show auction/raffle.
7:30 pmSpeakeasy Circus: Live Jazz & Aerial Performance | SF   $20*
*$20 general admission / $10 for AcroSports students
7:45 pmLast Fridays Outdoor Movie Night “Forrest Gump” | Pier 39   FREE
7:45 pm2017 Proxy Spring Outdoor Film Series: “Film+Food” | Hayes Valley   FREE
8:00 pmDepeche Mode’s “Spirit” Album Release Celebration | Wish   FREE*
*This event is for 21 and above.
9:00 pmWin Tix: Hotline: SF’s First Ever Ultimate Indie Dance Party | DNA Lounge   WIN*
*$7 adv with secret code 2SHTQ7 (otherwise it's $10 adv / $15 door)
10:30 pmLive Comedy Show: “Your F!#&ed Up Relationship” | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Dramatic Bloom of Weird & Wild Flowers | SF Botanical Garden

It’s been a wet winter and that means spring is going to be crazy good at San Francisco Botanical Garden … the curators tell us that everything is budding up and looking very 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 amFree Guided Trail & Nature Walk | Golden Gate Park   FREE
10:00 am“Healthy Parks Healthy People”: Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area   FREE
All DayTax Aid: Free Professional Tax Help | SF   FREE
10:00 amThe Presidio’s Role In WWII Japanese American Incarceration | The Presidio   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
10:00 am“Spring Bloomers” Plant Sale | SF Botanical Garden   FREE
10:30 amJoanne Weir Free Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market   FREE
10:30 amFree Sneak Preview Movie: “Smurfs: The Lost Village” | AMC Van Ness   FREE*
*RSVP code required; arrive early as admission is not guaranteed.
All DayRenegade Craft Fair 2017: Saturday | Fort Mason   FREE
11:30 amFree Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park   FREE
12:00 pm39th Annual St. Stupid’s Day Parade | SF   FREE
All Day2017 Spring Open Studios: Saturday | Mission District   FREE
12:00 pmSan Francisco’s Largest Color Fight: Holi 2017 | Mission District   WIN
12:00 pmOpen Studios: Visit Local Artists in Their Art Studios | SF   FREE
12:00 pmExploring the World Through Chemistry | SF   FREE
12:00 pmCivil War Cannon Loading Demonstration | Fort Point   FREE
12:00 pmWin Tix: Holi 2017: Indian Festival of Colors | SF   WIN
1:00 pmHistory Of Pinball Talk w/ Pacific Pinball Museum’s Founder | Macy’s Flower Show   FREE
1:00 pmCarnival Cupcake Workshop w/ Kara’s Cupcakes | Macy’s Flower Show   FREE
1:00 pmApril Fuels Day: P4L Free Workout & Nutrition Talk | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
1:00 pmSF’s “Open Streets” Experiment Open House | Hayes Valley   FREE
2:00 pmSF Chamber Orchestra Concert: Classical Music For All Ages | SF   FREE
2:00 pmCreate Spring Centerpieces with Freckled Floral | Macy’s Flower Show   $10*
*Tickets are $10; and come with a $10 Macy's gift card and all supplies needed to take home your very own centerpiece creation*
3:00 pmFree Indian Rhythm & Hand Drumming Workshop | SF   FREE
6:00 pm18th Annual April Fools Comedy Night | Brainwash   FREE*
*Free, but donations are suggested.
6:00 pmMAPP: Art & Performance Crawl | Mission Dist.   FREE
6:30 pmAfro-Cuban Dance Party with CMC’s Cuban Salsa Ensemble | SF   FREE
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 pmApril Fools Comedy Night | SF   FREE
7:00 pm“Not Your P*ssy” Fighting For Women’s Rights Thru Art | SF   FREE
7:30 pmSpeakeasy Circus: Live Jazz & Aerial Performance | SF   $20*
*$20 general admission / $10 for AcroSports students
8:00 pmSea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF   FREE*
*RSVP required 415-561-7171 or, Bring a mug for cider
8:00 pm“Nightlife on Mars” Underground Comedy Night | SF   FREE*
*Free tickets with promo code 'cheapbastard'. Otherwise, it's $5.