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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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

SF's Beer Bus: Free Monthly Brewery Bus Crawl | SF Brewers Guild
Wednesday, March 21 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free shuttle. Bring money for beer and food.
| Barebottle Brewing Company

The San Francisco Brewers Guild has created the city’s first free, hop-on-hop-off “Drink SF Beer Shuttle,” showcasing neighborhood breweries as a permanent companion to its monthly Meet the Brewers nights. The fun kicks more...

11:00 am“Biblio Bistro” Farmers’ Market Cooking School | UN Plaza  
5:30 pmAlcatraz Speaker Series: Former Prison Guard Jim Albright | SF  FREE
5:30 pmFree Laughter Yoga Class | UCSF  FREE
6:00 pmThe Biggest Li’l Art Fair | SF   FREE*
*Free admission. Bring cash for drink specials and local art.
7:00 pmGDC Afterparty: Free Arcade Game Tokens | Emporium SF   FREE*
*RSVP for 10 free game tokens
7:00 pmFree Comedy Night with Danny Dechi | Outer Richmond   FREE
7:00 pm“A Little Book on Form” Poetry Book Reading | City Lights Books   FREE
7:00 pmUrban Nerf Gun Spy Game: March Weeknight Edition | Union Square   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required via
7:00 pmNerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club | Rickshaw Stop   $8
7:30 pm“Memento Park” Book Discussion | Green Apple Books   FREE
7:30 pmFree Sneak Preview Movie: “Midnight Sun” | AMC Van Ness 14   FREE*
*RSVP code required; arrive early as admission is not guaranteed.
8:00 pm“The End” Insane Tarantino-Style Improv | SF   $5
8:00 pmCobb’s Spring Free Comedy Nights: March 2018 | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP. Must arrive by 7:30pm for guaranteed entry. All shows are 18 & over with valid photo ID. Like most comedy clubs, there is a two drink minimum.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Race for the Governor of California: Conversation w/ John Chiang | SF
Thursday, March 22 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | McLaren Complex (USF)

It’s the race for the 2nd most important office in the county. At this Politico speaker series meet the candidates for Governor of California including Gavin Newsom and former mayor of more...

2:00 pmOcean Avenue Craft Fair: Local Arts and Crafts Sale | SF  FREE
6:00 pmSF Weekly’s Drink 2018 Tasting Party | SoMa   $18*
*Use secret code FUNCHEAP for $18 tickets - only valid for first 100 people. Tickets normally $20-$30
6:00 pm2018 “Viva El Mariachi” Concert | Mission Dist.   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
6:00 pmFree Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF   FREE
6:00 pmExploratorium After Dark: The Universe & Drink Lab | Pier 15   $17.95*
*$17.95 Adv / $19.95 Door / Free for Lab Members ($10 Add-On Ticket for the Tactile Dome) Adults Only (18+)
6:00 pm“Robot” NightLife | California Academy of Sciences   $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
6:00 pmWin Tix: SF Weekly’s All-You-Can-Drink Party: Drink 2018 | City Nights   WIN
6:00 pmOphelia: Rebel Meme to Systems of Power & Oppression Panel Discussion | SF   FREE
6:00 pm2018 Bootleg Bar & Kitchen formerly Ho’s Tavern’s Party | Russian Hill   FREE*
*21+ Only
6:30 pm“#IShapeMyWorld” Film Series & Discussion | Castro   FREE*
*Free but bring some money for purchase.
7:00 pm“Wonderland” Novel Poetry Collection Celebration | City Lights Books   FREE
7:00 pmFree Sneak Preview Movie: “Sherlock Gnomes” | AMC Van Ness 14   FREE*
*RSVP code is required; arrive early as admission is not guaranteed.
7:00 pmWin Tix: Milk & Bone: Sexy Synth Pop | Swedish American Hall   WIN
7:00 pmFree Arcade Game Tokens: Final Night | Emporium SF   FREE*
*RSVP for 10 free game tokens
7:30 pmI Wish I Was Happy Hour Comedy Show | SF   FREE*
*Free admission but bring money for food and drinks.
8:00 pm“RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars” 2-for-1 Drinks & Drag Show | Midnight Sun   FREE
8:00 pmFree Standup Comedy in a Barber Shop & $1 Beer | SF   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
8:00 pmCobb’s Spring Free Comedy Nights | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP. Must arrive by 7:30pm for guaranteed entry. All shows are 18 & over with valid photo ID. Like most comedy clubs, there is a two drink minimum.

Friday, March 23, 2018

National Puppy Day | March 23rd
Friday, March 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area

It’s National Puppy Day on March 23rd. Why? Because we all need a little more puppy love in this world. So celebrate your adorable pups, or just oogle at some of these more...

5:00 pm“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party & Beer Garden | Fort Mason   FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
6:00 pmAwesome SF Art Party: Cheese Tasting & Baby Goat | Bernal Heights   FREE
6:00 pmFree Community Veggie Dinner: Fresh Garden & Farmers Market Meal | USF   FREE*
*Free, but donations are encouraged
7:00 pmFeral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF   $5*
*They ask for a $5-$10 donation.
8:00 pmShakespeare’s “All’s Well That Ends Well” Theatrical Play | Opening Day   FREE*
*Pay-What-You-Will for all performances. We-Pay-You Thursdays, March 29 and April 5.
9:00 pmWin Tix: Escort: Live Disco Orchestra | Rickshaw Stop   WIN
10:00 pmDrunkathalon: Free Comedy, Heckling & Cosplay | PianoFight   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
10:15 pmWin Tix: Comedy Night w/ Adam Ferrara (BBC / FX TV) | Cobb’s Comedy Club   WIN
10:15 pmWin Tix: Master of the Dark Art Comedy “Eddie Pepitone” | The Punch Line   WIN

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Grace Cathedral's
Saturday, March 24 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Grace Cathedral

Join youth and adults for a morning of reflection, education and action to end senseless and avoidable gun violence and to have your voice heard. Workshops will be tailored to address the more...

10:00 amTax Aid: Free Professional Tax Help | SF   FREE
All DayTreasureFest: Easter Brunch Party | 2018   $5
10:30 am12,000 Years of Climate Change & Bay Area | Treasure Island   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated.
10:30 amVietnam Vegetarian Author “Cameron Stauch” Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market   
11:00 am9th Annual Doggie Easter Egg Hunt | Mission District   $10*
*Free to watch from the side (it's in the park), but $10 (early bird tickets) to enter with your doggie. Otherwise its $15.
11:00 amSpring Beauty: Cosmetics Garden Party | Macy’s Flower Show   FREE
11:30 amSan Francisco Shih Tzu Meetup Group | Alta Plaza Park   FREE
1:00 pmSan Francisco’s “March For Our Lives” Rally at City Hall | Civic Center   FREE
1:00 pmAwesöme Orchestra Collective: Open Session 56 “Pokémon Medley” | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required; donations are welcome.
1:00 pm“Hidden Gems” Hiking Tour | SF   FREE
2:00 pmFree Mini Concert: Punk Legend “Alice Bag” | Amoeba SF   FREE
3:00 pmAuthor of Vegetarian Vietnam “Cameron Stauch” | Omnivore Books   FREE
3:00 pmHands-on Bonsai Workshop | Macy’s Flower Show   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
5:30 pm“March For Our Lives” An Evening of Music | SF   FREE
6:00 pm2018 Spring Fireworks at Pier 39 | SF   FREE
7:00 pmCity Star Party & Telescope Night | Lands End   FREE*
*Weather permitting. Please check the SFAA website for updated information.
8:00 pm“Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF   FREE*
*Free with code CHEAPBASTARD - otherwise it's $5
8:00 pmDowntown Comedy Night at SF’s Newest Art Bar | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP and code HELLAFUNNY. Otherwise $15 online $20 at the door. Free for first 50 to RSVP
8:30 pmEarth Hour 2018: The City Turns Off Its Lights for One Hour | SF   FREE
9:00 pmReverberations Radio DJs w/ Nick Waterhouse | The Chapel   FREE*
10:00 pmNo Scrubs: ’90s Hip Hop and R&B Dance Party | Bar Fluxus   FREE*
*Free with RSVP and code FUNCHEAP; otherwise it's $10

Sunday, March 25, 2018

TreasureFest: SF's Biggest Easter Brunch Party | 2018
Sunday, March 25 – All Day | Cost: $5 | Treasure Island Flea (East Location)

It’s SF’s biggest Easter Brunch Party with a secret brunch menu, an easter egg hunt, free selfies with the Easter Bunny, a Giant Golden Egg Scavenger Hunt (find it and win more...

11:00 am2018 Macy’s Flower Show: Opening Day | Union Square   FREE
11:00 am“Sunday Streets” Huge Block Party | Excelsior   FREE
11:00 amPresidio Picnic: Off the Grid’s Sunday Food Truck Party | SF   FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
2:00 pmPeig Sayers: An Informance by Storyteller Mary McGrath | SF   FREE
2:00 pmCooking Demo w/ Chef Holden Bussey | Macy’s Flower Show   FREE
3:00 pmHands-on Bonsai Workshop | Macy’s Flower Show   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
4:00 pmCoin-Op’s “Free Play” Sundays: 40+ Arcade Games & Pinball | SoMa   FREE
4:00 pmOriginal Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill   FREE
6:00 pm’90s Simpsons Trivia Night & Watch Party | Mission Dist.   FREE
7:00 pmFree HellaFunny Sundays Stand-Up Comedy | Neck of the Woods   FREE*
*Free with RSVP. Otherwise $15 online $20 at the door
8:00 pmWin Tix: Crumb: Powerful Psych-Rock | Rickshaw Stop   WIN

Monday, March 26, 2018

Monday, March 26 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Martin de Porres House of Hospitality

San Francisco’s Burrito Project is a community supported group that gets together to make and deliver vegan burritos to our hungry and homeless neighbors. Volunteer for Burrito Project SF and help feed more...

6:00 pm2018 Izzies Ceremony: SF Dance & Choreography Awards | Mission Dist.   FREE*
*Free. Please be early as seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.
6:00 pmJapanese Rockers “Domico” Mini Concert | Amoeba SF   FREE
7:30 pmFree Sneak Preview Movie: “Ready Player One” | AMC Metreon 16   FREE*
*RSVP code required; arrive early as admission is not guaranteed.
8:00 pmSuper Smash Bros Tourney: Booze, Comedy & Video Games | SF   FREE
8:00 pmWin Tix: Matador Soul Sounds: Jazz, Funk & Soul Fusion | Great American Music Hall   WIN
8:30 pmMonday Night Comedy with Free Cake | Blondies   FREE
8:30 pmLaughgasm: Monday Comedy at the Rite Spot | SF   FREE

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

North Beach Comedy Thing: Free Capos Pizza, Cheap Beer & Swag Giveaways | SF
Tuesday, March 27 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free pizza is on a first come, first served basis
| Tope Lounge

So you’re in North Beach, huh? Looking for a good time? Want to party with some beautiful people? Want to feel like a million bucks? You want to devour loads of pizza more...

6:30 pmPoetry Tuesdays at the Library | North Beach  FREE
7:00 pmRandall Mann & Fernando Pérez on Poetry & Cultural Healing | City Lights Books   FREE
8:00 pmHaight Street Comedy Night | SF   FREE

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Wednesday, March 28 – 6:30 pm | Cost: WIN | Anchor Public Taps

Join in for a special Fermentation Education and Beer Tasting with Anchor’s Brewmaster Scott Ungermann. Scott will host an educational and entertaining seminar and tasting, focused on fermentation in brewing. In more...

7:00 pm“Vengeance” Book Release Celebration | City Lights Books   FREE
7:00 pm“Vengeance” Book Release Celebration | City Lights Books   FREE
7:30 pmShaping SF Lecture: Saving the Bay from “the Future” | Mission Dist.   FREE
8:00 pmFree Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF   FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-15

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Exploratorium After Dark:

Baby & The Luvies is an original, high-energy, soul-inspired dance band. This ten-piece group will move you with strong female vocals and high-impact horn arrangements echoing the sounds of retro good more...

5:00 pmSpeak Cheesy: Free Grilled Cheese Sandwich & Beer Happy Hour | SF  FREE
6:00 pm“Women’s Spotlight” NightLife | California Academy of Sciences   $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
7:00 pm“Whiskey” Book Discussion | City Lights Books   FREE
7:30 pmWin Tix: NJ’s Post Hard Rockers “Senses Fail” | Slim’s   WIN
8:00 pm“RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars” 2-for-1 Drinks & Drag Show | Midnight Sun   FREE