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, May 27, 2016

Friday, May 27 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center

Nearly 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 a weekly more...

5:30 pmSan Francisco Critical Mass   FREE
6:00 pmFriday Yo-Yo Night & Preliminary Competition | Hotel Kabuki   FREE
7:00 pmSan Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.   FREE
7:30 pmFeral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF   $5*
*They ask for a $5-$10 donation.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

The 2016 Great San Francisco Sidewalk Sale: Week 2 | SF
Saturday, May 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco

Find your must-haves and more on sidewalks throughout San Francisco. In 2016, there are over 20 neighborhoods participating on two weekends: May 21, 2016 and May 28, 2016. Check out the 2016 sidewalk sale more...

All Day2016 Bay Area Classic Yo-Yo Contest | Golden Gate Park   FREE
All DaySan Francisco Carnaval Festival 2016: Saturday | Mission   FREE*
*Free, but donations accepted
10:00 amVisitacion Valley Part I: Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
All DayTreasure Island Flea 5th Birthday Bash w/ Derby Girls | Saturday   $3
10:30 am2016 Champions League Final Watch Party | SF   $5*
*$5 pre-sale tickets. $8 discounted tickets. $10 regular tickets.
11:00 amPolitical Ha Ha Box: Free Public Art & $1 Lemonade | Mission Dist.   FREE*
*Free to see. $1 lemonade if you are thirsty.
2:00 pmVisitacion Valley Part II: Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
6:00 pmFog City Movie Night: Finding Nemo | Richmond Dist.   FREE


Sunday, May 29, 2016

Rare Tenderloin Guided Tour: Part II | SF City Gudes
Sunday, May 29 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
| McAllister & Leavenworth

Explore the Tenderloin’s isolated rural village beginnings and its years as a quiet residential and small business neighborhood. Find out how it morphed into San Francisco’s hotel and silk stocking entertainment and more...

9:30 amSan Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade 2016   FREE
All DaySan Francisco Carnaval Festival 2016: Sunday | Mission   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
All DayTreasure Island Flea 5th Birthday Bash w/ Derby Girls | Sunday   $3
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 amUSS San Francisco WWII Memorial Ceremony | SF   FREE
1:00 pmFree Memorial Day Patriotic Music Concert | Golden Gate Park Band   FREE
4:00 pmPianoFight’s 1st Grandiversary Celebration | SF   FREE
7:00 pmWin Tix: Classical Revolution Orchestra: Beethoven & Bowie | Fort Mason   WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets, or get the Exclusive Funcheap Ticket Deal: Get $12 Tickets - Use code CLASSICALREV for $8 off tickets.
9:00 pm“Return of the Cypher” Samurai Sunday Night | Boom Boom Room   FREE

Monday, May 30, 2016

SF City Guides Memorial Day 2016 | 16 Free Guided Walking Tours
Monday, May 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
| All Over San Francisco

If you have the day off on Memorial Day, why not spend part of your day learning something new about the city you love. San Francisco City Guides will be offering eight more...

10:30 amMemorial Day 2016 Commemoration & Parade | Presidio   FREE
1:00 pmRare Walking Tour: American History in Golden Gate Park | SF   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
3:00 pm21st Annual Sh*t-Kickin’ Memorial Day Party: Outdoor Twang Fest & BBQ | El Rio   $10*
*$10 covers music and food, but tips for the BBQ chef are appreciated, and you'll probably want to buy some drinks too.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Final Day: 2016 Humor Exhibit
Tuesday, May 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library

Every year during the month of April, the San Francisco Public Library presents a Wit & Humor exhibit at the Main Branch. Naturally, the opening day is April Fool’s Day. The exhibit is on more...

10:00 amRare Walking Tour: SF’s 20th Century Glass | Financial Dist.   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
All DayBookbinders Museum Tour: Watch 19th Century Equipment & History | SF   $5*
*$5 tickets if you mention FunCheap, all through the month of May 2016. Otherwise, tickets are $10.
10:30 amFree Rare Potrero Hill Guided Walking Tour | SF City Guides   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

SF Zoo Free Admission Day

The San Francisco Zoo, Northern California’s largest zoological park and conservation center, periodically offers free admission for San Francisco residents. This urban oasis, nestled against the Pacific Ocean, provides a comfortable climate all more...

11:00 amGLBT History Museum: Free First Wednesdays | Castro   FREE
12:00 pmFree Guided Shuttle Tour: History, Nature & Hidden Nooks | Presidio   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Call (415) 561-2793 or email presidio@presidiotrust.gov. Space is limited. Reservations are limited to four people per party.
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 pm“The Dirty Show” Comedy Night & Free Pizza | SF   FREE
8:00 pmFree Theatre Night: “Present Laughter” Witty WWII Comedy | SF   FREE*
*Must enter promo code on BrownPaperTickets website to get free tickets.
9:00 pmFree Comedy: Showtime at Showdown | SF   FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

9:00 amQualify for Free Dental Fillings & Deep Cleaning | SF  FREE*
*Dental students will hold free screenings to select potential patients on April 18, 28; May 2, 5, 9, 12, 19, 26; and June 2 between 9 am and Noon.
12:00 pmFree First Thursdays | Chinese Historical Society  FREE
6:00 pm2016 San Francisco Design Week: Opening Day | SF  FREE*
*Event admission to individual events varies throughout the week.
6:00 pmFirst Thursday Art Party at the Phoenix Hotel | SF  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
6:00 pmFree Yoga Class Among Stained Glass | SF  FREE*
*Bring your own mat. This is a donation-based yoga class. They encourage those who can to donate $10. However, no one is ever turned away due to a lack of funds.
6:00 pmLower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin  FREE
6:30 pmFirst Thursdays Art + Live Music at The Red Vic | Haight  FREE
8:00 pmNew Village Comedy Night | Nob Hill  FREE
8:00 pmNew Filmmakers Open Screening | Mission Dist.  FREE
8:30 pm“Nightlife on Mars” Underground Comedy Night | SF  FREE

Friday, June 3, 2016

Friday, June 3 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center

Nearly 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 a weekly more...

6:00 pmNorth Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF   FREE
7:30 pmWin Tix: Can You Keanu? “Point Break” Live on Stage | SF   WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular price: $20-50 each.
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, June 4, 2016

National Trails Day 2016: Volunteer Outdoors | Bay Area
Saturday, June 4 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but registration is required for each event.
| San Francisco Bay Area

Celebrate National Trails Day, the nation’s largest celebration of trails and the outdoors, in the Golden Gate National Parks on June 4, 2016. The Trails Forever Team and partner organizations, One Tam, REI, 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. Parking is $10, but if you arrive by Muni it's free.
9:00 am“Park Greening Day” Volunteer Party | Alamo Square Park   FREE*
*Please RSVP to recparkvolunteer@sfgov.org.
All Day2016 Union Street Festival: Music, Art & Craft Beer Tasting | SF   FREE
All DayOminoDay 2016: All Day DJ & World Music Festival | SF   FREE
All Day2016 Soy & Tofu Festival: Live Music & Silly Mascots | Japantown   $10*
*$10 in advance. $15 at the door.
11:00 am2016 Summer Artisan Food Festival | Nob Hill   FREE
All DayMAPP: August Art & Performance Crawl | Mission District   FREE
9:00 pmPrince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party | NoPa   $5
9:00 pmPush The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight   FREE*
*Free before 10 pm, but an RSVP is required. Otherwise, it's $6.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

2016 Union Street Festival: Music, Art & Craft Beer Tasting | SF
Sunday, June 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Union Street (Gough to Fillmore)

The Union Street Festival is one of San Francisco’s largest free annual events and launches the start of the city’s summer street festivals. Join more than 100,000 attendees in the heart of the more...

8:00 amFree Ashtanga Vinyasa Morning Yoga Flow | 1st and 3rd Sundays  FREE*
*Free, but donations are encouraged.
10:00 amAsian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF   FREE*
*Special exhibitions may require separate admission surcharge
All DayCalifornia Academy of Sciences | Free Admission Day   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.
All DayPolitical Ha Ha Box: Free Public Art & $1 Lemonade | Mission Dist.   FREE*
*Free to see. $1 lemonade if you are thirsty.
1:00 pmFree Symphony & Italian Opera in the Park | Golden Gate Park   FREE
6:00 pmSan Francisco International Arts Festival: Final Day | Fort Mason   FREE*
*Some events require tickets.
9:00 pm“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room   FREE

Monday, June 6, 2016

5:00 pmBlueCart’s “The Dinner Table” Foodie Talk Series | SF  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
8:00 pmFree Cutting-Edge Avant Garde Concert | Make-Out Room  FREE
8:00 pmSuper Smash Bros Tourney: Booze, Comedy & Video Games | SF  FREE
9:00 pm“Misery Index” Dysfunctional Comedy Night | Mission Dist.  FREE

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Legion of Honor Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
Tuesday, June 7 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply
| Legion of Honor

The Legion of Honor displays a collection of 4,000 years of ancient and European art in an exquisite Beaux-Arts building in an unforgettable setting overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. Normally admission more...

9:30 amde Young Museum 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 amContemporary Jewish Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays   FREE
12:00 pmYerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) | Free First Tuesdays   FREE
8:00 pmIt’s Just 2 Minutes: Stand-Up Comedy Game Show | Haight   FREE
8:00 pmFree Theatre Night: “Present Laughter” Witty WWII Comedy | SF   FREE*
*Must enter promo code on BrownPaperTickets website to get free tickets.
9:00 pmWood Shoppe Free Concert: Rock, Soul & Modern Gypsy Sounds | Brick & Mortar   FREE

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

5:30 pmFree Laughter Yoga Class | UCSF  FREE
8:00 pmFree Theatre Night: “Present Laughter” Witty WWII Comedy | SF  FREE*
*Must enter promo code on BrownPaperTickets website to get free tickets.
9:00 pmReal Live Comedians Showcase | Piano Fight  FREE*
*Limited free tickets with RSVP for Funcheapers; otherwise admission is $10 online or $15 at the door.
9:30 pmDream Queens Revue Drag Show | Tenderloin  FREE

Thursday, June 9, 2016

7:00 pm“Sandbox”: Live Games Open Mic | SF  FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated

Friday, June 10, 2016

Friday, June 10 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center

Nearly 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 a weekly more...

3:00 pmFree Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa  FREE*
*Free, but space is limited so an RSVP is requested.
6:00 pm“Millennials Ruin Everything”: Free Comedy & Oysters Night | El Rio   FREE*
*Free, suggested donation $5
6:30 pmGrotto Free Comedy Night: Free Drinks & Snacks | Sports Basement Bryant   FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5.
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.