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, October 31, 2014

Starve A Vampire Day: 2014 Halloween Blood Drive | SF

8 billion mosquito’s can’t be wrong, so it’s time to start starving some vampires.  The Blood Centers of the Pacific are hosting their annual Halloween Blood Drive in their donor coach parked at more...

12:00 pmGiants World Series Parade 2014 | Route, Date, Time   FREE
12:00 pmHallo-chiweenie Yappy Hour w/ Internet Dog Sensation Tuna | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
1:00 pmFree Classical Chamber Music by the Bay | SF   FREE
3:00 pm2014 “Ghost Ship Halloween” Art Sneak Peak & Halloween Carnival | SF   FREE
All DaySneak Peek: 2014 San Francisco Ski & Snowboard Festival | Fort Mason   FREE*
*An RSVP is required and will get you into the sale on Friday. It does NOT include free lift tickets. You must buy a Poweder Pass or VIP admission to get free lift tickets. Funcheap exclusive deals: $10 Powder Pass (regularly $25), $35 VIP Pass (regularly $50).
4:00 pmSpooktacular Halloween Carnival: Spiderweb Maze & Bone Hunt | SF   FREE
4:00 pmHalloween Michael Jackson Extravaganza & Festival | Bayview   FREE
4:00 pmPirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours, Period Costumes & Stories | Pier 40   FREE*
*Self guided tours are free. Sailing tickets are $43 a head.
5:00 pmFinal 2014 “Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party & Costume Contest | Fort Mason   FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food from food trucks.
5:00 pm$3 Chipotle Burrito Day | Halloween 2014   $3*
*$3 burrito, burrito bowl, salad or an order of tacos if in costume
5:30 pmCritical Mass 2014 Halloween Bike Ride | SF   FREE
5:30 pmParol-Marking Workshop: Beautiful Filipino Lanterns | SoMa   FREE*
*One free parol per person. Additional parol materials are $6-8 each.
6:00 pmGhoul’s Night Out: Live Theremin & Free Pizza | Make-Out Room   FREE
6:00 pmHalloween Melt-Your-Face-Off Piano Happy Hour | Madrone Art Bar   FREE
6:00 pm“Flask Mob” Halloween: Secret Drinking & Photo Walk | SF   FREE
6:00 pmWes Anderson Films Art Show Tribute & Costume Party | SF   FREE*
*All ages, open to the public and complimentary beverages will be served. (with valid ID)
6:00 pmZombie Crawl & Bar Hop | Embarcadero to Pier 39   FREE
6:30 pmWawona Street Haunted House | Sunset   FREE
7:00 pmMayhem Mansion: Twisted Tours of 1886 Haas-Lilienthal House | SF   $5 off*
*Regular price: $18 adv / $25 door for adults - Use code FUNCHEAPSF for $5 off tickets
7:00 pmSan Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.   FREE
7:00 pmZombie Pub Crawl & Thriller Flash Mob | Polk Street   FREE
7:15 pmHalloween Outdoor Movie: “Coraline” | Sunset Dist.   FREE
7:15 pmWin Tix: The Purple Onion’s Halloween Comedy Special | Kells SF   WIN*
*Enter to win a pair of tickets from Funcheap, or get 50% tickets when you enter promo code: SCARY. Regular Price: $15, Early Bird Special: $10
7:30 pmHalloween Bike Stroll | La Misión   FREE
All DayFree Halloween Radio Stations | All Spooky Music   FREE
8:00 pmHalloween Soul Dance Party: “Diggin’ In The Crates” | SoMa   FREE*
*Free before 10 pm. There is a cover charge after 10 pm, though we're not sure what it is.
8:00 pmWin Tix: Singin’ & Pingin’: Berlin Style Ping Pong & Karaoke | SF   WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets.
8:00 pmPamtastic’s Comedy Clubhouse of Horror | SF   FREE
8:00 pmYeast Nation: Crazy Rock Musical Comedy & Lightshow | SF   FREE*
*Free on Halloween Night if you wear a costume. Otherwise 50% off with code FUNCHEAP
8:30 pmHalloween Beer Olympics: Severed Finger Flip Cup & $2 Beers | North Beach   FREE*
*Free with drink special purchase
9:00 pmHalloween Flashdance: Free Outdoor Costume Dance Party | SF   FREE
9:00 pmWin Tix: 2014 Haunted Hoedown: Post-Folk, Grunge & Surf Rock | Bottom of the Hill   WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $10 in advance / $12 at the door
9:00 pmWin Tix: 2014 BooGrass Halloween: Supermule Rootsy Jazzy Americana | Slim’s   WIN*
*Regular cost, $15
9:00 pmBoo-Gay Down Halloween Party | The Lexington   FREE
9:00 pmZombie Stripper Night at Hustler Club | SF   FREE*
*Free admission, but an RSVP is required. Bring dollar bills to tip the sexy dancers; they don't shake their stuff for nothing.
9:00 pm“Fright Night” Halloween Costume Dance Party & Twerk-Off | SF   FREE
9:00 pmWin Tix: Hubba Hubba Halloween Burlesque Bash | Oakland   WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $12 / $15
10:00 pmGhost Town Twist Party | The Knockout   $4

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Saturday, November 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Bazaar Cafe

Come out and support your independent artists at a locally-owned business at a 12 hour acoustic music-a-thon put together by local music mini impresario KC Turner. 36 musicians will play sets from 10 am to more...

8:00 am“Cars and Coffee”: Exotic & Muscle Car Meetup | SF  FREE*
*Free for spectators, but parking in the nearby lot is $3. Car exhibitors will be charged $5 and will receive a free cup of coffee.
All Day2014 Muni Heritage Days: Historic Bus Rides & Exhibits | SF   FREE*
*Free admission to the Railway Museum. Regular fare applies to all Muni, Streetcar and Cable Car rides.
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 Gardening Class: Composting | Golden Gate Park   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required to
All DayWin Tix: 2014 San Francisco Ski & Snowboard Festival | Fort Mason   WIN*
*Two VIP admission tickets, plus one Snowbomb Platinum Pass ($300 value).
10:00 amPirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours, Period Costumes & Stories | Pier 40   FREE*
*Self guided tours are free. Sailing tickets are $43 a head.
All DaySF Open Studios 2014 | Mission, Noe Valley, Bernal Heights & Castro   FREE
All Day2014 Bay Area Science Festival & Robot Zoo | AT&T Park   FREE*
*Free admission. Consider taking public transit; limited parking will be available for $10
All Day2014 Day of the Dead: Treats & Traditional Art | Mission Dolores Cemetery   FREE
6:00 pmWes Anderson Films Art Show Tribute & Costume Party | SF   FREE*
*All ages, open to the public and complimentary beverages will be served. (with valid ID)