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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Sunday, August 2, 2015

How to Get Across the Bay: BART Transbay Tube Closure | Aug. 1-2, Sept. 5-7
Sunday, August 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Temporary Transbay Terminal

There will be no BART train service between San Francisco and East Bay on August 1-2 and September 5-7, 2015. BART will close the West Oakland Station and will not run trains more...

10:00 amAsian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF   FREE*
*Special exhibitions may require separate admission surcharge
10:00 amFree AcroYoga Workshop | Sports Basement Bryant   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
All DayJerry Day 2015: Jerry Garcia Tribute Music Fest | McLaren Park   FREE
All Day42nd Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair: Sunday | Japantown   FREE
11:00 amVintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park   FREE
11:00 amFree Kundalini Yoga Day in the Park | Dolores Park   FREE
11:00 amOff the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF   FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
11:30 am“Doggie World” Festival & Parade | 42nd Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair   FREE
12:00 pm2015 Stone Fruit Celebration: Peaches, Plums & Pluots | SF   FREE
1:00 pmConcert in the Park Honoring the SF Fire Department | Golden Gate Park Band   FREE
1:00 pmFree Hot Dog Day & Hot Wheel Races | Inner Richmond   FREE
2:00 pmSummer Outdoor Music Series | Corte Madera   FREE*
*FREE
2:00 pmAesop Amuck: Silly Storytelling Musical Adventure | Noe Valley   FREE*
*Free, but donations are gratefully accepted.
5:30 pmDodgeball Power Hour & Bad Music Sing-Along | Mission Dist.   FREE*
*FREE when you mention Funcheap, or if you're a newbie. Otherwise, $3/person or $5 for 2 people.
7:30 pmHillbilly Hootenanny West Side Revue | The Riptide   FREE
8:00 pm“Bad Asians” Candid Storytelling Night | SF   FREE*
*Free when you mention Funcheap at the door. Otherwise, $5 early-bird and $10 day-of tickets are required.
9:00 pm“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room   FREE

Monday, August 3, 2015

Beatles Karaoke Night | Trendynob
Monday, August 3 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Royale

Do you think your bird can sing? If so, Joshua Raoul Brody (Tango Number 9) will give you and the Fab Four a piano-bar treatment at the Beatles-only karaoke night more...

All DayFree Co-Working Day at RockIT CoLabs | SF  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
8:00 pmSuper Smash Bros Tourney: Booze, Comedy & Video Games | SF  FREE
8:00 pmFree First Monday Concert | Make-Out Room   FREE
9:00 pm“Misery Index” Dysfunctional Comedy Night | Mission Dist.   FREE


Tuesday, August 4, 2015

de Young Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
Tuesday, August 4 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply
| de Young Museum

Founded in 1895 in Golden Gate Park, the de Young Museum is a landmark art museum to showcase the museum’s priceless collections of American art from the 17th through the 20th more...

9:30 amLegion of Honor Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays   FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply
10:00 amConservatory of Flowers: Free Admission Day   FREE
11:00 amFree Admission Day: Museum of Craft and Design | Dogpatch   FREE
11:00 amContemporary Jewish Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays   FREE
12:00 pmYerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) | Free First Tuesdays   FREE
5:30 pmTop of the Mark’s British Movie & Wine Night | Nob Hill   FREE*
*We have been told that everything is complimentary, but things can change depending on your waiter. They certainly wouldn't like to serve someone who just drinks free wine and takes up a table all night without buying anything
6:00 pmRadar Reading Series: Indie Writers & Free Cookies | SF Main Library   FREE
7:30 pmThe News: Fresh Queer Performance Series | SoMa   FREE*
*Admission is free, but SOMArts hopes that if you can afford to donate, you will support the artists onstage when the hat passes. RSVP on Eventbrite to guarantee a seat.
8:00 pmIt’s Just 2 Minutes: Stand-Up Comedy Game Show | Haight   FREE
8:00 pmWood Shoppe Free Concert Series | Brick & Mortar   FREE

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Wednesday, August 5 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Kozy Kar Bar

Produced by two of San Francisco’s fastest rising stars: Zack Chapaloni and Joe Gorman, Kozy Kar Bar presents The Dirty Show w/ Zack & Joe. This standup comedy show features a more...

11:00 amGLBT History Museum: Free First Wednesdays | Castro  FREE
12:00 pmFree Guided Shuttle Tour: History, Nature & Hidden Nooks | Presidio  FREE
6:30 pmDrink & Draw Art Event & Raffle | The Knockout  FREE
8:00 pm“Safe Words” Comedy & Hot Dogs | SF  FREE*
*Donation-based admission
8:00 pmFree Wednesday Comedy “Royale With Cheese” | Tendernob   FREE
9:00 pmFree Comedy: Showtime at Showdown | SF   FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

2015 Tacolicious Guest Chef: Tanya Holland, Brown Sugar Kitchen | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Thursday, August 6 – 10:00 am | Cost: $4.95*
*Tacolicious tacos are typically $4.95, but prices may vary.
| Ferry Building

Taco lovers, rejoice – Tacolicious’s annual Guest Chef Series is back at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Visit the Tacolicious stand on Thursdays (10 am to 2 pm) to taste some more...

12:00 pmFree First Thursdays | Chinese Historical Society   FREE
6:00 pmLower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin   FREE
8:00 pmSF Indie’s Outdoor Summer Movie: “The Princess Bride” | McCoppin Plaza   FREE
8:00 pmNew Filmmakers Open Screening | Mission Dist.   FREE

Friday, August 7, 2015

Friday, August 7 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center

Over 30 food vendors in a huge circle with a full bar and bands in the middle? Now that’s a party; it’s also California’s largest weekly street food market.  Off the Grid is more...

6:00 pmNorth Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF   FREE
7:30 pmSan Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays   FREE
9:00 pm“Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale   FREE
9:30 pmFirst Friday Free Comedy & DJ Party | SF   FREE
10:30 pmLive Comedy Show: “Your F!#&ed Up Relationship” | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Eco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF
Saturday, August 8 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The School Farm

Come join a volunteer work party at The School Farm every second Saturday from noon to 4 pm to lend a hand and learn about farm work. All skill levels and abilities more...

8:00 am“Cars and Coffee”: Exotic & Muscle Car Meetup | Treasure Island  FREE*
*Free for spectators. Car exhibitors will be charged $5 and will receive a free cup of coffee.
10:00 amOceanside Wastewater Treatment Plant Tour | Outer Sunset  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
10:00 am$1 Book Sale | Mission Dist.  $1*
*$1 for books & media. Free entrance.
12:00 pmHistory for Half Pints: Family Music & Games | California Historical Society  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Otherwise , $5 at the door.
2:00 pmMountain Lake Science Saturdays | Presidio   FREE
8:00 pmFree Sexy Comedy & Pizza Night | SF   FREE
8:30 pmSaturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF   FREE

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, August 9 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
| Main Post Lawn

Off the Grid hosts a full season of Picnic at the Presidio from 11 am to 4 pm every Sunday through the fall at the Main Parade Ground Lawn. Expect yummy offerings available for purchase more...

1:00 pmMusic of Dimitri Shostakovich & Friends | Golden Gate Park Band   FREE
2:00 pmSummer Outdoor Music Series | Corte Madera   FREE*
*FREE
9:00 pm“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room   FREE

Monday, August 10, 2015

Cyberpunk Cinema Night | Mission Dist.
Monday, August 10 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Knockout

Cyberpunk Cinema, by Thrillhouse Records, presents cyberpunk movie classics at The Knockout in the Mission every second Monday of the month from 6:30-9 pm. They’ll show one episode of Cowboy Bebop at more...

8:00 pmBasement Comedy Night: “The People Under The Stairs” | Mission Dist.   $5*
*$5 with an RSVP to underthestairscomedy@gmail.com, or $10 at the door.
8:00 pmSomething Something Shindig: Improv Comedy & Music | SF   FREE
9:00 pmWheel of Karaoke: Comedy & Music Battle | Make-Out Room   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested and donations are accepted
11:59 pmPerseid Meteor Shower | 2015   FREE

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Free Admission Day | San Francisco Botanical Garden

The San Francisco Botanical Garden is one of the most diverse gardens in the world. A unique urban oasis, the Garden is a living museum within Golden Gate Park, offering 55 more...

5:30 pmTop of the Mark’s British Movie & Wine Night | Nob Hill   FREE*
*We have been told that everything is complimentary, but things can change depending on your waiter. They certainly wouldn't like to serve someone who just drinks free wine and takes up a table all night without buying anything
8:00 pmMilkin’ It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight   FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
9:00 pmHaightian Democracy Free Stand-Up | SF   FREE

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

2:00 pmState-of-the-Art Green Building Tour | SF Public Utilities Office  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Limited to maximum of 20 guests. Arrive 15 minutes prior to tour start time.
5:30 pmFree Laughter Yoga Class | UCSF  FREE
8:00 pm“Haters Gonna Hate” Free Comedy Show | SF  FREE
9:30 pmDream Queens Revue Drag Show | Tenderloin  FREE

Thursday, August 13, 2015

2015 Tacolicious Guest Chef: James Lalonde, Bocadillos | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Thursday, August 13 – 10:00 am | Cost: $4.95*
*Tacolicious tacos are typically $4.95, but prices may vary.
| Ferry Building

Taco lovers, rejoice – Tacolicious’s annual Guest Chef Series is back at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Visit the Tacolicious stand on Thursdays (10 am to 2 pm) to taste some more...

7:00 pmPlaytesting Bash: Try Out Brand New Games   FREE
7:00 pmCup ‘o Comedy with Danny Dechi | SF   FREE

Friday, August 14, 2015

Friday, August 14 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center

Over 30 food vendors in a huge circle with a full bar and bands in the middle? Now that’s a party; it’s also California’s largest weekly street food market.  Off the Grid is more...

3:00 pmFree Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa  FREE*
*Free, but space is limited so an RSVP is requested.
6:00 pmCommunity Reiki Clinic: Relaxation & Balance | Mission Dist.   $1*
*Clinic is by donation.
6:30 pmGrotto Free Comedy Night: Free Drinks & Snacks | Sports Basement Bryant   FREE
8:00 pm“She Rocks” Live Music, Comedy & Drag Showcase | SF   $5
10:30 pmLive Comedy Show: “Your F!#&ed Up Relationship” | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

The 420 Games: 10K Run, Beer Garden & Free Pato Banton Concert | Golden Gate Park

The 420 Games is a series of runs, bike rides and other fun athletic events that advocate the responsible use of marijuana. The goal is help to de-stigmatize the millions of more...

9:30 amBCBG Warehouse Sale Extravaganza | SF   FREE*
*VIP early entry for Funcheapers at 9:30 am with Facebook RSVP and print out. Pay in cash for clothes and get an extra 10% off.
All DayFree PresidiGo Shuttle | Downtown to Presidio   FREE
12:00 pmRobin Williams Mini Film Festival & Free Popcorn | SoMa   FREE*
*FREE admission with Facebook RSVP for the first 200 attendees ($5 cover after)
2:00 pm57% Off: Craft Spirits Carnival 2015 | Unlimited Tastings & Polynesian Dancers   $43*
*Regular price, $80 and up, 57% discount off tickets. Enter discount code "funcheap" or go to: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/sf-craft-spirits-carnival-2015-tickets-9979588217?discount=funcheap
8:00 pmYou Betta Work Comedy Fiesta Show | SF   FREE*
*Comedy show is free. Food, beverage, and laundry available for purchase.
9:00 pmThe Queen is Dead: Morrissey & The Smiths Dance Party | SF   FREE*
*Free with an RSVP, or $5 at the door.
9:00 pmNew Wave Dance Party | SoMa   $7*
*$7 before 10pm / $12 after
9:00 pm“Fringe” Indie Music Video Party | SF   FREE*
*Free before 10 pm with RSVP on Facebook; otherwise, it's $5. 21+
11:59 pmSan Francisco Midnight Mystery Ride | SF   FREE

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, August 16 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
| Main Post Lawn

Off the Grid hosts a full season of Picnic at the Presidio from 11 am to 4 pm every Sunday through the fall at the Main Parade Ground Lawn. Expect yummy offerings available for purchase more...

All DayBurning Man “Beyond The Fence” Trunk Show & DJ Party | SF   FREE
1:00 pmSt. Stephen’s Day: Hungarian Music, Singing & Dancing | Golden Gate Park Band   FREE
2:00 pmSummer Outdoor Music Series | Corte Madera   FREE*
*FREE