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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Sunday, January 22, 2017

2017 Chinese New Year Flower Fair | Chinatown
Sunday, January 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Chinatown

Each year, the Chinese New Year Flower Fair takes place the weekend before the Lunar New Year holiday, so that families can enjoy the festive atmosphere and purchase their traditional holiday plants, more...

All DayExploratorium Free Community Day | SF   FREE
All DaySea Lion 27th Anniversary Walking Tours: Final Day | Pier 39   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
7:00 pmWin Tix: Meet Legendary Choreographer: Bill T. Jones | JCCSF   WIN
7:00 pmWin Tix: SF Sketchfest Live TV Taping: The Guest List | The Chapel   WIN
7:30 pmWin Tix: SF Sketchfest: Jimmy O. Yang | Cobb’s Comedy Club   WIN

Monday, January 23, 2017

Free Sneak Preview Movie:
Monday, January 23 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP code required; arrive early as admission is not guaranteed.
| One Embarcadero Center

Attend an exclusive free sneak preview advanced screening of “Gold,” a brand new adventure movie that will take you to the Indonesian jungle. Free Film Screening: Gold January 23, 2017 | 7:00 pm Embarcadero Center Cinema RSVP more...

6:30 pmWhat Now: Coping with a Trump Presidency | SF  FREE
7:30 pmFaculty Artist Series: Intimate Concert with MaryClare Brzytwa | SF   FREE
8:00 pmHellaFunny’s North Beach Comedy Night | Purple Onion   FREE*
*Free with RSVP and promo code HELLAFUNNY. Otherwise $15 online $20 at the door
8:30 pmMonday Night Comedy with Free Cake | Blondies   FREE
8:30 pmLaughgasm: Monday Comedy at the Rite Spot | SF   FREE

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Postcards 2 Politicians: An Evening of Political Activism | SF
Tuesday, January 24 – 5:30 pm | Cost: $1*
*$1 donation = 2 postcards + postage
| ThirstyBear Organic Brewery

Postcards 2 Politicians (#PostcardProtest) is an opportunity for the Bay Area community to come together and write notes of support or opposition to your elected officials, up to and including the more...

6:00 pmLinking Population, Health & Environment for a Healthy World | SF   FREE
6:00 pmFood Tech Mixer & Free Pizza | SF   $10*
*10 for early bird tix
6:00 pmTimbuk2 Draft Meetup: Lectures, Tours & Libations | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
6:00 pm“Shadowshaper” Book Reading & Signing | SF Main Library   FREE
6:30 pmCookies & Comedy Night | SF   FREE
6:30 pm“Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic” Screening & Light Dinner | SF   FREE
6:30 pmPoetry Tuesdays at the Library | North Beach   FREE
7:00 pm“Lucky Boy” Book Discussion | City Lights   FREE
7:00 pmFree Sneak Preview Movie: “A Dog’s Purpose” | SF   FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required. Arrive early as admission is not guaranteed.
7:30 pmDrink Steam: Live Afro-Soul Music with Bells Atlas | SF   FREE
8:00 pmHaight Street Comedy Night, Games & Prizes | SF   FREE
9:00 pm“Light The Band” Live Music, Specialty Cocktails & Special Guests | SF   FREE*
*The party is for ages 21 and over.
5:00 pmArt At The Dump: Recology’s Recycled Materials Art Exhibition | SF   FREE

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

2017 Australia Day Block Party: Free Fairy Bread, Games & Aussie Top 100 | SF
Wednesday, January 25 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but a Facebook RSVP is required.
| Score Bar

Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oi Oi Oi! Ring in Australia Day while enjoying Aussie-themed drinking games, Tim Tam Slams, the ‘Neighbours’ Team Drinking Challenge, and Australian beers all while listening to Triple J’s Hottest more...

5:30 pmFree Laughter Yoga Class | UCSF   FREE
6:00 pm“Levi Strauss: The Man Who Gave Blue Jeans to the World” Book Talk | SF   $5*
*General Admission, Discounts available for CHS Members
6:00 pmEncore Film Series: “Of The Sea” Film Screening | SF Main Library   FREE
6:30 pmHarvey Milk Plaza Redesign Meeting | Castro   FREE
7:00 pm“True South” Book Discussion | City Lights   FREE
7:00 pmWest Coast Songwriters Competition | SF   FREE
7:00 pmJericho: The Urban Spy Game: 7th Anniversary | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
7:30 pm“Transit” Book Discussion | Green Apple Books on the Park   FREE
7:30 pm“Road Trips: Becoming an American in the Vapor Trail of The Sixties” Book Talk | SF   FREE*
*Free, RSVP is appreciated but not required.
7:30 pmShaping San Francisco: Art & Politics Talk | City History Lectures   FREE
8:00 pmFree Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF   FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-15
8:00 pmWorld Class Comedy Wednesdays | Marina   FREE*
*Use promo code FUNCHEAP for free tickets. Otherwise $15.
9:00 pmFunk Rock Live Music with Pamela Parker | SF   FREE

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Speak Cheesy: Free Grilled Cheese Sandwich & Beer Happy Hour | SF
Thursday, January 26 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free grilled cheese and get 15% off for anyone that shows up from FuncheapSF.
| Alite Designs Outpost

The Alite Outpost is hosting its first Speak Cheesy Happy Hour which will include free grilled cheese sandwich’s and cold beers for you and your friends. Start your weekend off right with more...

11:30 amSocial & Economic Impacts of Robotics & Artificial Intelligence | SF  FREE
5:00 pmDissecting The End of Life Option Act | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
5:30 pm50th Anniversary “Summer of Love” Art Show | SF City Hall   FREE
6:00 pmChinese New Year Exhibit Art Reception “Different Life” | SF   FREE
6:00 pmExploratorium After Dark: Full Spectrum Science on Radioactivity | Pier 15   $15*
*$15 General; $10 Members; Free for Lab Members ($10 Add-On Ticket for the Tactile Dome) Adults Only (18+)
6:00 pmAnchor Steam Beer: Stories & Tasting Samples | The Presidio   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
6:00 pmNightLife In The Greenest Museum In The Planet | California Academy of Sciences   $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
6:00 pm“What Is It About Alice” Annual Holiday Lecture | SF Main Library   FREE
7:00 pmFrameline Encore: Free Queer Film Series: “Strike A Pose” | Bay Area   FREE
7:00 pmBeing Lost Book Swap: Talk About & Trade Books You Love | SF   $10*
*Tickets must be purchased in advance on or in-store.
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 $15.
10:00 pm“Throwback Thursdays”: Music Video Dance Party & Free Pizza | Milk Bar   FREE*
*Free - Use code NOSCRUBS for free tix; otherwise it's $5 online or $10 at the door

Friday, January 27, 2017

Friday, January 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 39

Pier 39 is turning 39 and they’re celebrating with a bang. Beginning in January 2017, join in every Friday for 39 weeks to celebrate 39 years of amazing views, fresh seafood, more...

10:00 amThe Halal Guys Grand Opening | SF   FREE*
*The first 1000 fans will receive free Halal Guys merchandise or free fries, baklava or free drinks.
5:30 pmSan Francisco Critical Mass   FREE
6:00 pmFree Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF   FREE
6:00 pm“Ensemble for These Times” Mini Concert | The Presidio   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
6:00 pmLast Fridays Outdoor Movie Night | Pier 39   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 pmFree Juggling Club at Circus Center | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
7:30 pmHellaFunny Fridays | North Beach   FREE*
*Free with RSVP code HELLAFUNNY
8:00 pm“Quilters” Musical Theatre | SF   FREE
9:00 pmWin Tix: Bizarre Heavy Metal Tribute “Mac Sabbath” | Slim’s   WIN
10:30 pmLive Comedy Show: “Your F!#&ed Up Relationship” | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Bodyweight Bootcamp On A Saturday | SF
Saturday, January 28 – 8:30 am | Cost: FREE | New Balance San Francisco

New Balance San Francisco invites you to get your Saturday morning work out on. Join Master trainer Vanessa Wilkins for a one-of-a-kind gut busting workout. No tools are needed, just you more...

All Day2017 Fort Point Civil War Days | Presidio   FREE
10:00 am2.5 Mile Presidio Hiking Tour with Urban Hiker | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
10:30 amFree “M.Y. China” Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market   FREE
11:00 amFree Zoo Admission for Roosters: Chinese New Year Celebration & Dance Performances | SF Zoo   FREE*
*Free if you were born in the Year of the Rooster (1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017). Valid photo ID required.
11:00 amCombat Paper & Crochet Jam | SFAC Galleries   FREE
11:00 amPart 1: Crochet Jam & Military Uniform Recycling | SFAC Workshop   FREE
All DayAll Out 2017: REI’s Day of 30+ Free Awesome Outdoor Classes | Bay Area   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
2:00 pmMagnificent Magnolia Bloom Tour | SF Botanical Garden   FREE*
*San Francisco Residents: Free with proof of residency. Non-residents: $7 general, $5 youth 12-17 & seniors; $2 children 5-11; children 4 and under free; families of 2 adults and one or more child pay just $15. The Garden is free daily from 7:30-9 am.
3:00 pmFitbit Local Workout: All-Levels Yoga Flow | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
4:30 pm“Barrel Proof Comedy Podcast”: Whiskey & Jokes | SF Sketchfest   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required
7:00 pmDowntown Comedy Night at Bar Fluxus | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP and code HELLAFUNNY. Otherwise $15 online $20 at the door
9:00 pmWin Tix: Grateful Bluegrass Boys | Slim’s   WIN

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Treasure Island Flea
Sunday, January 29 – All Day | Cost: $3 | Treasure Island Flea (East Location)

Photo | Treasure Island Flea The Treasure Island Flea is a modern urban market for 15,000+ each month that houses around 400 curated vendors selling originally-made and designed items, artists, and antique/vintage collectors. Plus there’s more...

11:00 amClean Up At The ADG Clothing Swap | SF   FREE*
*Free entry, free clothing to share and swap, free food and drink, free kids' activities, and remaining clothing goes to Goodwill of San Francisco
All Day2017 San Francisco Restaurant Week | Final Day   $15*
*In 2017, SF Restaurant Week will feature two-course lunch ($15 and $25) and three or more course dinner ($40 and $65) menus.
1:00 pmMerola Goes to the Movies: “Carmen” Film Screening | SF Main Library   FREE
4:00 pmOriginal Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill   FREE
4:30 pm“Sup Doc” Live Comedy Podcast | SF Sketchfest   FREE*
*Free, but you must register for a ticket
7:00 pmHellaFunny Sundays Comedy Show | Neck of the Woods   FREE*
*Free with RSVP. Otherwise $15 online $20 at the door
9:00 pm“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room   FREE

Monday, January 30, 2017

8:00 pmHellaFunny’s North Beach Comedy Night | Purple Onion  FREE*
*Free with RSVP and promo code HELLAFUNNY. Otherwise $15 online $20 at the door

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Get Big Things Done in 2017 with
Tuesday, January 31 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| General Assembly (Bush Street)

We typically associate success and leadership with smarts, passion and luck. But in today’s hyper-competitive world, even those gifts aren’t enough. Strategist Erica Dhawan argues that the game changer is a more...

6:30 pmPoetry Tuesdays at the Library | North Beach   FREE
6:30 pmNew Year, New Career: Tips for Job Hunting in 2017 | General Assembly   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
6:30 pmThe Startup Bike Meetup: Omni | SF   FREE
7:00 pmSF History Night | Noe Valley   $5*
*$5 for non-members; free for SFHA members
7:30 pm“Perfect Little World” Book Talk & Signing | SF   FREE
8:00 pm“Wuddup Doe” Comedy Show | Fiddler’s Green   FREE*
*Free with RSVP using code HELLAFUNNY. Otherwise $15 online $20 at the door

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, February 1 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Capital One 360 Café

Join b.street waffles for their monthly Free Waffle Wednesday at the Capital One 360 Café in the Financial District and enjoy a complimentary waffle from 9-11 am, or while they last. These Belgian-style street more...

10:00 amSF Zoo Free Admission Day   FREE*
*Free admission offer only valid to San Francisco residents with valid ID, subject to capacity. Admission into the zoo ends one hour before closing time for non-members. (For members admission ends 30 minutes before closing time.)