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, May 24, 2017

Free Cobb's Summer Comedy Nights | SF

Cobbs Comedy Club Funcheap and Stroy Moyd of #HellaFunny take over Cobb’s Comedy Club for an awesome two nights of comedy at SF’s biggest comedy club. We’ve handpicked some of SF’s top local comedians to more...

7:00 pm“Holy Ghost” Book Release | City Lights  FREE
7:30 pmDrunkathalon: Free Comedy, Heckling & Cosplay | PianoFight  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
8:00 pmChanging Careers: From Programmer To Orgasm Expert | SF  FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
8:00 pm“The Prison in Twelve Landscapes” Film Screening | SF  FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
8:00 pmWorld Class Comedy Wednesdays | Marina  FREE*
*Use promo code FUNCHEAP for free tickets. Otherwise $15.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The Anita Lofton Project's Folk Music Performance | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
Thursday, May 25 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)

About a decade ago Anita Lofton was known as one of the hardest rockin’ guitarists around, a gonzo player whose punk power trio Sistas In the Pit opened for Iggy and more...

5:00 pm“Presidio Twilight” Campfire Party with Off the Grid | SF   FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
5:00 pm“Speak Cheesy” Free Grilled Cheese Sandwich & Beer Happy Hour | SF   FREE
6:00 pmExploratorium After Dark: Full-Spectrum Science On Sound | Pier 15   $15*
*$15 General; $10 Members; Free for Lab Members ($10 Add-On Ticket for the Tactile Dome) Adults Only (18+)
6:00 pm“Talk & Taste” Korean Cuisine & Asian Table Setting Demonstration | SF   FREE
6:00 pmRemembering Past Wars & Preventing The Next | SF Main Library   FREE
6:00 pm“Witches & Pagans” Book Talk | SF Main Library   FREE
6:00 pmSpotlight NightLife | California Academy of Sciences   $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
6:00 pmAcoustic Soul Mini Concert with Matisyahu | Amoeba SF   FREE*
*Purchase the album if you want priority admission
6:30 pm“No Dar Papaya” Collection of Polaroid Photographs | SF Main Library   FREE*
*Mention Funcheap to receive a beautifully printed, limited edition greeting card featuring an image from No Dar Papaya.
7:00 pmShadow Tunnel: Cinematic Shadow Performance | SF   FREE
7:00 pm“Altamont” In-Depth Q&A of Rock Music’s Most Notorious Moments | SF   FREE
7:30 pmBrahms & Mendelssohn: Strings Collaborative Spring Concert | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
8:00 pmFree Standup Comedy in a Barber Shop | SF   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
8:00 pmHellaFunny on Haight Street | Milk Bar   FREE*
*Use promo code HELLAFUNNY for free tickets. Otherwise, it's $15.
8:00 pmFree Cobb’s Summer Comedy Night with #HellaFunny | 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.
8:30 pmFlyaway Productions Dance Performance “The Right to be Believed” | Opening Day   FREE
9:00 pmWin Tix: Indiana Pop Quartet “Hoops” | Brick & Mortar Music Hall   WIN
9:30 pmAT&T Park Fireworks Show for 2017 Graduates | SF   FREE*
*Free to watch from outside the statdium

Friday, May 26, 2017

North of the Panhandle: Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides

This central part of the City started out with sand dunes and marsh to become a fashionable neighborhood. The Depression era gave way to a working class area. After the summer more...

8:20 amAlcatraz Historic Garden Tour | SF  FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
10:00 amBoard Game Festival | Dolores Park  FREE
5:00 pm“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason   FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
5:30 pmSan Francisco Critical Mass   FREE
6:00 pmFree Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF   FREE
7:00 pmSan Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.   FREE
7:00 pmFeral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF   $5*
*They ask for a $5-$10 donation.
7:00 pmHella Funny Friday Comedy Night | Chug Pub   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required with secret code FUNCHEAP
7:30 pm“Original Gangstas” Book Reading | SF   FREE
7:30 pmThe Spirit of Sound: Singing & Healing | Grace Cathedral   FREE*
*This event is free but there is a $20 suggested donation.
8:00 pmWin Tix: Steel City Kitty Burlesque & Variety Show | SF   WIN
8:00 pmSex Worker Fest 2017: Stripping Down to Story | SF   FREE*
*Free for first 10 people with code funcheapswfest
8:30 pmLast Fridays Outdoor Movie Night: “The Princess Diaries” | Pier 39   FREE
9:00 pmWin Tix: “The Chillaquiles” Carnaval Kickoff Party | The Chapel   WIN
9:00 pmWin Tix: SF Neo-Futurists: “The Infinite Wrench” | SAFEhouse Arts   WIN
9:00 pmWin Tix: Psych & Rock Quartet “Sleepy Sun” | Great American Music Hall   WIN
9:00 pmWin Tix: The Gods of Thunder “Destroyer” | Slim’s   WIN
10:15 pmWin Tix: Josh Wolf (HBO/NBC) | Cobb’s Comedy Club   WIN
10:30 pmLive Comedy Show: “Your F!#&ed Up Relationship” | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

San Francisco Carnaval Festival 2017: Saturday | Mission
Saturday, May 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations accepted
| Harrison Street

David Yu The 2017 San Francisco Carnaval Festival transforms Harrison Street into a wonderland. Come celebrate at the 39th annual Carnaval San Francisco, a free 2–day family festival in San Francisco’s Mission District over more...

10:00 amAnnual Epiphyllum Flower Show | Golden Gate Park   FREE
All Day“Treasure Island Flea” 6th Birthday Party   $3
10:00 amWin: $100 Spree at “Treasure Island Flea” 6th Birthday Bash | SF   WIN
10:30 amHumphry Slocombe Ice Cream Class & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market   FREE
11:00 amFree Sneak Preview Movie: “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie” | AMC Van Ness   FREE*
*RSVP code required; arrive early as admission is not guaranteed.
11:30 amFree Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park   FREE
12:00 pmFree “Tender Greens” Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market   FREE
1:00 pm2017 Bikes to Books: Literary Adventure Bike Tour | SoMa to North Beach   FREE
1:00 pm“Jazz Jedi Master” Richard Howell Concert | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival   FREE
1:00 pmHike to The Slides: 8-Mile Hike & Park Slides | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required. Bring money if you'd like treats after the hike.
All DaySpring Wild Flowers Guided Walking Tour | Golden Gate Park   FREE*
*FREE with proof of San Francisco residency. The garden is free daily 7:30-9 am and all day on second Tuesdays of the month. Admission for non-residents is $8 general, $6 youth 12-17 and seniors; $2 children 5-11; children 4 and under FREE. Families of 2 adults and one or more child pay just $17.
3:00 pmSaturday Music Jam | SF Main Library   FREE
3:00 pmWin Tix: Priscilla Queen of the Desert” The Musical | SF   WIN
6:00 pmInternational Women Choreographers Panel Discussion | SF Int’l Arts Fest 2017   FREE
7:00 pmDowntown Comedy Night at SF’s Newest Art Bar | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP and code HELLAFUNNY. Otherwise $15 online $20 at the door
7:30 pmFree Popcorn & Outdoor Movie Night “Get Out” | Hunters Point   FREE
8:00 pm“Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF   FREE*
*Free with code CHEAPBASTARD - otherwise it's $5
8:30 pmWin Tix: All Your Sisters: Post-Punk Paradigm | Bottom of the Hill   WIN
8:30 pmFlyaway Productions Dance Performance “The Right to be Believed” | SF   FREE
9:00 pmLate Night Downtown Comedy at SF’s Newest Art Bar | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP and code HELLAFUNNY. Otherwise $15 online $20 at the door
10:30 pmNo Scrubs: ’90s Hip Hop and R&B Dance Party | Bar Fluxus   FREE*
*free with RSVP and code FUNCHEAP $10 otherwise

Sunday, May 28, 2017

San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade 2017
Sunday, May 28 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE | 24th & Bryant

On May 28th, 2017 at 9:30 am the 2017 San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade kicks–off at the corner of 24th and Bryant Streets. The theme, El Corazón de San Pancho/The Heart of more...

All DaySan Francisco Carnaval Festival 2017: Sunday | Mission   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
All Day“Treasure Island Flea” 6th Birthday Bash   $3
10:00 amInner Richmond: Part II Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
11:00 amOff the Grid’s “Presidio Picnic” Sunday 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
2:00 pmThe Fido 500 Dog Race: Car Costume & Design Competition | SF   $10*
*All proceeds will benefit the FAAS (Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter)
2:00 pmFusion of Jazz & Chamber Music Concert: Manring Kassin Burr | Union Square Live   FREE
4:00 pmFree Play Arcade Game & Pinball: All-Day Sundays at Coin-Op | SoMa   FREE
5:00 pmLGBT Resistance to the Trump Administration | SF Int’l Arts Fest 2017   FREE
6:00 pm’90s Simpsons Trivia Night & Watch Party | Mission Dist.   FREE
7:00 pmHellaFunny Sundays Comedy Show | Neck of the Woods   FREE*
*Free with RSVP. Otherwise $15 online $20 at the door
9:00 pmWin Tix: Samba-Reggae-Funk “SambaDá” | The Chapel   WIN

Monday, May 29, 2017

Memorial Day Weekend's Best Sales: Amazon, Birch Lane & More | 2017
Monday, May 29 – All Day | Cost: SALE*
*Sales up to 30% at various stores.
| San Francisco Bay Area

Ready to shop til you drop? Here is Funcheap’s guide to some incredibly long lists of crazy amazing Memorial Day sales happening all weekend in retail stores and online for Memorial Day 2017. 2017 sale more...

All DaySF City Guides Memorial Day 2017 | 13 Free Guided Walking Tours   FREE*
*Free, but donations accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
10:30 amMemorial Day 2017 Commemoration & Parade | Presidio   FREE
1:00 pmMemorial Day Picnic in Dolores Park | SF   FREE*
*Bring your own food and drinks
2:00 pm22nd 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.
2:00 pmEmbarcadero Skyway: Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Renee & Irish Greg's Pop Up: Free Entertainment & Happy Hour | SF

This is a night of free entertainment offering great music and conversation. Starring Matt Jaffe & The Distractions, Matt’s musical mentor Jerry Harrison of the Talking Heads will stop by for a more...

7:00 pmSF History Night: Walking San Francisco’s 49 Mile Scenic Drive | Noe Valley   $5*
*$5 for non-members; free for SFHA members
7:00 pm“Janesville: An American Story” Book Discussion | Green Apple Books   FREE
7:30 pm“The End of My Career” Book Talk & Signing | SF   FREE*
*RSVP appreciated but not required.
7:30 pmFree Sneak Preview Movie: “Wonder Woman” | AMC Van Ness   FREE*
*RSVP code required; arrive early as admission is not guaranteed.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

2017 Wit & Humor Exhibit:
Wednesday, May 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library

San Francisco Public 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 more...

6:00 pmSwing in the Square: The B-Stars | Union Square   FREE
7:00 pmAttractive Camp: Stand-Up Comedy Show | SF   $6*
*$6 when you use promo code "funcheapbaby". Otherwise, it's $12 online or $15 at the door.
7:00 pmConversations About Landscape: Resilient by Design Launch | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
7:00 pmUrban Nerf Gun Spy Game: Jericho Weeknight Game | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required via
7:30 pmShaping SF Lecture: The Music, Art, & Politics of 1967 | Mission Dist.   FREE
7:30 pmWin Tix: Pop-Up Magazine: Live at the Curran | SF   WIN
8:00 pmFree Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF   FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-15