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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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Stinky Cheese Club | Bender's
Tuesday, October 21 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring in a good cheese to share and get a free drink.
| Bender's Bar & Grill

Mmm… tasty, smelly, stinky cheese. Bender’s hosts their monthly meeting of The Stinky Cheese Club. Bring in some cheese, crackers, fruit, veggies, etc…  (make it something impressive, not just the cheapest more...

6:15 pmYoga on the Labyrinth: Meditation & Live Music | Grace Cathedral   FREE*
*Donations accepted.
7:30 pmFree Dark Comedy Advanced Screening: “Birdman” | Embarcadero   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
7:30 pm2014 Barbie Mutilation Night: Halloween Edition | Mission Dist.   $5*
*$5+ sliding scale donation gets you a fresh Barbie victim and benefits the Hope Flight Foundation for children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.
8:00 pmMilkin’ It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight   FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
10:00 pmBig Hair Bingo: Free PB&J Sandwich Bar & Prizes | SF   FREE*
*Free, but you must have big hair or wear a wig.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

5:30 pmFree Laughter Yoga Class | UCSF  FREE
8:00 pmWin Tix: Sloan: Power Pop Harmonies & Cheeky Charm | SF  WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets; regular cost, $15-20


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Legion of Honor VIP

Step into the history and grandeur of Houghton Hall, the English country house reminiscent of Highclere Castle seen on the popular PBS drama, Downton Abbey. With stunning displays of its spectacular interiors, more...

6:00 pmThe Bold Italic’s Cow Hollow Microhood Block Party | Free Drinks, Food & Discounts   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated.
6:00 pm40% Off: “Vintners in the Vaults” 50+ Vintners Wine Tasting Party | The Old Mint   40% Off*
* Regular price $45. Pay $27 with promo code FUNCHEAP40. Includes Unlimited Wine Tasting from 50+ Wineries and Souvenir Wine Glass
7:00 pmBergerac 1 Year Anniversary Party & Open Bourbon Bar | SF   FREE
8:00 pmWin Tix: “Love City Horror” Costume Party: 8 Bands, Live Painting & $2 Beers | SF   WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $15
8:30 pmWin Tix: Late Night at the San Francisco Dungeon | SF   WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $40.

Friday, October 24, 2014

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Hayes Valley & SoMa Residents
Friday, October 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences

Each San Francisco neighborhood (defined by zipcode) can visit the California Academy of Sciences for free over a three-day weekend (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) in the spring and fall of each year. So more...

1:00 pmFree Classical Chamber Music by the Bay | SF   FREE
5:00 pmFree Family Dinner & Movie | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required by calling Priscilla at 415-406-1367. Space is limited.
5:00 pmDía de los Muertos Celebration: Live Music, Art & Film | Friday Nights at the de Young   FREE*
*Programs are free and open to the public, but does not include admission to the museum's galleries.
6:00 pmThe 1st Ever Nerd Nite “Block Party” | SoMa   FREE*
*Except for events at Slims and SoMa StrEat Food Party, all other events are free
7:00 pmWin Tix: Mayhem Mansion: Twisted Tours of 1886 Haas-Lilienthal House | SF   WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular price: $18 adv / $25 door for adults
7:15 pmFriday Night Outdoor Movie: “Ghostbusters” | Sunset Dist.   FREE
9:00 pmWin Tix: Allo Darlin’: Witty, Heartfelt Indie Sound | Rickshaw Stop   WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets; regular cost, $12-14
9:00 pmWin Tix: 2014 Bay Area Science Fest Opening Party w/ The Phenomenauts | SF   WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $15
10:00 pm2014 Rocky Horror Picture Show: Free Movie & Live Cast Performance | Castro   FREE

Saturday, October 25, 2014

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Tenderloin & Potrero Hill Residents
Saturday, October 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences

Each San Francisco neighborhood (defined by zipcode) can visit the California Academy of Sciences for free over a three-day weekend (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) in the spring and fall of each year. So more...

9:30 amThe Beatles Choir: Volunteer Singalong | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is recommended.
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.
10:00 amSoutheast Wastewater Treatment Plant Tour | Bayview   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
All DayCostume Party, Pumpkin Patch & 2-for-1 Cocktails | Treasure Island Flea   $3
All DaySF Open Studios 2014 | SoMa, Tenderloin, Potrero Hill, Dogpatch & Bayview   FREE
All DayWharf Fest 2014 & Saturday Night Fireworks | Fisherman’s Wharf   FREE
11:00 amWin Tix: Artisan Wine Tasting & Pairing Market | Treasure Island   WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets from FuncheapSF, or get tickets for $20 ($5 discount) with discount code FUNCHEAP
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.
3:00 pm2014 Cotopaxi Music Festival: Tumbleweed Wanderers & Pigwar | Crissy Field   FREE
8:00 pmWin Tix: The Tempest: Futuristic African-American Shakespeare Theatre | SF   WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets.
8:00 pmWin Tix: 2014 Zombie Vegas Prom: Live Swing & Tartlettes Candy Girls | SF   WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $20.
8:00 pmWin Tix: Saturday Night Fireworks Cruise with Blue & Gold Fleet | SF   WIN*
*Tickets are $45 for adults, $25 for children 5-11
9:00 pmWin Tix: Bardot A Go Go Anniversary Party: ’60s French Pop & The Devil-ettes | Rickshaw Stop   WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets; regular cost, $10
9:00 pmWin Tix: Truth & Salvage Co.: Southern Rock & Winning Harmonies | The Chapel   WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $15

Sunday, October 26, 2014

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Mission Bay & Vistacion Valley Residents
Sunday, October 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences

Each San Francisco neighborhood (defined by zipcode) can visit the California Academy of Sciences for free over a three-day weekend (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) in the spring and fall of each year. So more...

All DayCostume Party, Pumpkin Patch & 2-for-1 Cocktails | Treasure Island Flea   $3
All DaySF Open Studios 2014 | SoMa, Tenderloin, Potrero Hill, Dogpatch & Bayview   FREE
11:00 amOff the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF   FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food and drinks.
6:00 pm’90s Simpsons Trivia Night & Watch Party | Mission Dist.   FREE
7:00 pmOpera on Tap: Non-stuffy Opera Sung Live in a Bar | SF   FREE
9:00 pmHalloween Costume MC Hip-Hop & Beatbox Battle | Boom Boom Room   FREE
10:00 pmWin Tix: Sunday Mass: Halloween Disco Bloodbath | SF   WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $20 presale.

Monday, October 27, 2014

7:00 pm“Jury Duty” Comedy Improv Battle | Haight  FREE
7:00 pmFree Middle Eastern Theatre Performance | SF  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is recommended. Please email information@goldenthread.org with the performance you’d like to attend and the number of tickets you’re requesting.
7:30 pmMonday Nonsense Comedy Night | SF  FREE