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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Monday, March 30, 2015

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Monday, March 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco

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8:00 pmTheater Pub: Six 10 Minute Plays | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated and there is a suggested donation of $5 at the door.
8:00 pmWin Tix: Jeremy Enigk: Power Pop Voice & Enigmatic Lyrics | Rickshaw Stop   WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular price: $12-14

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Theater Pub: Six 10 Minute Plays | SF

Theater Pub takes over the PianoFight Theater this March 2015 with On the Spot, a night of 10 minute plays written in 24 hours. Six playwrights are selected on March 5th, more...

5:30 pmTransgender Day of Visibility: Speakers & Entertainment | SF  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
6:30 pmBeat Poetry & Jazz Tuesday Nights | Top of the Mark  FREE*
*No reservations and no cover charge; seating is available on a first come first serve basis
7:00 pmWin Tix: “Furious 7″ Sneak Preview Movie Night | SF  WIN*
*Win a pair of guaranteed seats for the sneak preview of Furious 7.


Wednesday, April 1, 2015

2015 SF Public Library's Spring Book Sale: Opening Day | Fort Mason
Wednesday, April 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fort Mason Center

Held at Fort Mason Center’s Festival Pavilion, the San Francisco Public Library’s Spring Book Sale will feature over 250,000 books, DVDs, CDs, books on tape, vinyl and other forms of media more...

11:00 amGLBT History Museum: Free First Wednesdays | Castro   FREE
12:00 pm37th Annual St. Stupid’s Day Parade | SF   FREE
12:00 pmFree Guided Shuttle Tour: History, Nature & Hidden Nooks | Presidio   FREE
4:00 pmPirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours, Period Costumes & Stories: First Day | Redwood City   FREE*
*Self guided tours are free. A voluntary $3 per-person donation to helps defray expenses. Sailing tickets are $43 a head.
6:00 pmDirty Cello: Bluegrass & Classic Rock Concert | 2015 Macy’s Flower Show   FREE
6:30 pmDrink & Draw Art Event & Raffle | The Knockout   FREE
8:00 pm“The Dirty Show” Comedy Night | SF   FREE
8:00 pmFree Wednesday Comedy “Royale With Cheese” | Tendernob   FREE
8:00 pmSF Public Canvas: Aerial Dance Over Market Street | SF   FREE*
*Open rehearsals are free. The public is encouraged to bring mats, beach chairs or blankets for best viewing.
9:00 pmFree Comedy: Showtime at Showdown | SF   FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome.
All DayOpening Day: 2015 Humor Exhibit “Mad World” | SF Library   FREE

Thursday, April 2, 2015

A term originally coined for Saturday night carousers who couldn’t wake up for breakfast, brunch has evolved into a sunny, social meal beloved the world over. And so… here is The World’s more...

12:00 pmFree First Thursdays | Chinese Historical Society  FREE
6:00 pmLower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin   FREE
6:00 pmFree Community Veggie Dinner: Fresh Garden & Farmers Market Meal | SF   FREE
7:00 pmEarth, Wind & Flowers: Local Nature Talk | Presidio   FREE*
*Free but RSVP required
8:00 pmNew Filmmakers Open Screening | Mission Dist.   FREE
8:00 pmSF Public Canvas: Aerial Dance Over Market Street | SF   FREE*
*Open rehearsals are free. The public is encouraged to bring mats, beach chairs or blankets for best viewing.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Friday, April 3 – 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
8:00 pmSF Public Canvas: Aerial Dance Over Market Street | SF   FREE*
*Open rehearsals are free. The public is encouraged to bring mats, beach chairs or blankets for best viewing.
9:00 pm“Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale   FREE
9:30 pmFirst Friday Free Comedy & DJ Party | SF   FREE

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit cards and debit cards get free admission to six Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first weekend each month. Bank 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 Day2015 Macy’s Flower Show: Final Day | Union Square  FREE
All DayTax Aid: Free Professional Tax Help | SF   FREE
11:00 am2015 Spring Eggstravaganza Carnival & BBQ Contest | Golden Gate Park   $8
1:00 pm2015 Macy’s Flower Show: Family Fun Day | Union Square   FREE
2:00 pmNon-Stop Bhangra: Punjabi Music & Dance | 2015 Macy’s Flower Show   FREE
6:00 pmMAPP: Art & Performance Crawl | Mission Dist.   FREE
8:00 pmSea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF   FREE*
*RSVP required 415-561-7171 or peter_kasin@nps.gov, Bring a mug for cider
8:00 pmSF Public Canvas: Aerial Dance Over Market Street | SF   FREE*
*Open rehearsals are free. The public is encouraged to bring mats, beach chairs or blankets for best viewing.
9:00 pmPush The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight   FREE*
*Free before 10 pm, but an RSVP is required. Otherwise, it's $6.
9:00 pmPrince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party | NoPa   $5

Sunday, April 5, 2015

2015 Easter In the Park: Hunky Jesus & Foxy Mary Contests | Golden Gate Park
Sunday, April 5 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*In case of bad weather, visit thesisters.org for location updates
| Hellman Hollow

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, the kabuki-inspired cross-dressing nuns-of-fun, host their 36th Easter Sunday in the Park at Hellman Hollow in Golden Gate Park. There’s a family-friendly Children’s Easter celebration at 11 am, more...

All Day2015 SF Library Spring Book Sale: $1 Day | Fort Mason   FREE
10:00 amAsian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF   FREE*
*Special exhibitions may require separate admission surcharge
10:00 amFree Yoga: Mellow Sunday Morning Vinyasa | SF   FREE*
*Please arrive 15 minutes early to reserve your spot.
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.
1:00 pmNinja Rolling & Falling Workshop for Cyclists | Mission Dist.   FREE
1:00 pmFree Hot Dog Day | Inner Richmond   FREE
4:00 pm“Bring Your Own Big Wheel” Race 2015 | Potrero Hill   FREE*
*Free to watch; but $5 to $10 donations are requested to race
7:30 pmHillbilly Hootenanny West Side Revue | The Riptide   FREE
9:00 pm“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room   FREE

Monday, April 6, 2015

SF Giants 2015 Opening Day Viewing Party & Free Hot Dogs | AT&T Park

Cheer on the Giants even though they are on the road and join 5,000+ Giants fans at AT&T Park to watch the  Giants vs. Arizona Diamondbacks for opening day 2015 live from more...

All DayFree Co-Working Day at RockIT CoLabs | SF  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
8:00 pmBeatles Karaoke Night | Trendynob   FREE
8:00 pmFree First Monday Concert | Make-Out Room   FREE
8:00 pmGettin’ Weird: Comedy w/ Stokes & Holtz | SF   FREE
9:00 pm“Misery Index” Dysfunctional Comedy Night | Mission Dist.   FREE

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

de Young Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
Tuesday, April 7 – 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 amCartoon Art Museum: First Tuesday “Pay What You Wish” Day   FREE*
*Pay What You Wish Day
11:00 amContemporary Jewish Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays   FREE
12:00 pmYerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) | Free First Tuesdays   FREE
6:00 pmAlternative Art Discussion: Style Wars | Tenderloin   FREE
6:30 pmBeat Poetry & Jazz Tuesday Nights | Top of the Mark   FREE*
*No reservations and no cover charge; seating is available on a first come first serve basis
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 pmWood Shoppe Free Concert Series | Brick & Mortar   FREE
8:00 pmIt’s Just 2 Minutes: Stand-Up Comedy Game Show | Haight   FREE

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

12:00 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, April 9, 2015

Playtesting Bash: Try Out Brand New Games
Thursday, April 9 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (SF)

Sandbox is a monthly designing and playtesting event from Come Out and Play SF that takes place every second Thursday of the month. It’s like a mix between an open mic and a more...

7:00 pmCup ‘o Comedy with Danny Dechi | SF  FREE

Friday, April 10, 2015

Friday, April 10 – 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...

6:30 pmGrotto Free Comedy Night: Free Drinks & Snacks | Sports Basement Bryant   FREE
8:00 pm“She Rocks” Live Music, Comedy & Drag Showcase | SF   $5

Saturday, April 11, 2015

2015 Cherry Blossom Festival: Saturday | Japantown
Saturday, April 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza

The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival is said to be the second largest festival outside of Washington, D.C. to celebrate the blooming of cherry blossoms and is held at one of three remaining more...

10:00 amHeron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park   FREE
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.
12:00 pmEco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF   FREE
1:00 pm50% Off: San Francisco Vintners Market 2015 – Saturday | Fort Mason   50% Off*
*Use discount code FUNSAT for $42 tickets to Saturday (normally $83)
8:00 pmFree Sexy Comedy & Pizza Night | SF   FREE
8:30 pmSaturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF   FREE

Sunday, April 12, 2015

2015 Cherry Blossom Festival: Sunday | Japantown
Sunday, April 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza

The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival is said to be the second largest festival outside of Washington, D.C. to celebrate the blooming of cherry blossoms and is held at one of three remaining more...

10:00 amFree Yoga: Mellow Sunday Morning Vinyasa | SF   FREE*
*Please arrive 15 minutes early to reserve your spot.
10:00 amFree AcroYoga Workshop | Sports Basement Bryant   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
11:00 amOff the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF   FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
12:00 pmKandi Love Rave in the Park: Silent Disco, Beads & Picnic | Dolores Park   FREE*
*$5 donation requested, but not required.
12:00 pmPirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours, Period Costumes & Stories: Final Day | Redwood City   FREE*
*Self guided tours are free. A voluntary $3 per-person donation to helps defray expenses. Sailing tickets are $43 a head.
1:00 pm53% Off: San Francisco Vintners Market 2015 – Sunday | Fort Mason   53% Off*
*Use discount code FUNSUN for $39.50 tickets to Sunday (normally $83)
9:00 pm“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room   FREE

Monday, April 13, 2015

Cyberpunk Cinema Night | Mission Dist.
Monday, April 13 – 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...

7:00 pmFree Comedy Happy Hour | The Royale   FREE*
*No cover, but a tip jar donation is welcome.