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 21, 2018

What's Closed in SF : Government Shutdown Alert
Sunday, January 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco

Muir Woods / Miguel Vielra If you wanted to visit Muir Woods, Stinson Beach, China Beach, Aquatic Park Pier, or even any bathrooms in Fort Mason you better beware. During a Federal government more...

All DaySan Francisco Chamber Music Festival | SF   FREE
All DaySea Lion 28th Anniversary Walking Tours: Final Day | Pier 39   FREE
5:00 pmWin Tix: SF’s Cheesemonger Invitational 2018 | Public Works   WIN
6:00 pm2018 Fresh Festival “Queer This Jam” | SF   $5*
*$5 to $10 sliding scale
7:00 pmWin Tix: Surfer Blood: Catchy Indie Pop Hooks | The Chapel   WIN
7:00 pm“Donde Esta Mi Comedy” Free Comedy & Wine Night | SF   FREE

Monday, January 22, 2018

2018 San Francisco Restaurant Week | January 22-31

SF Restaurant Week SF Restaurant Week is a 10-day celebration of our world-class dining community when frugal foodies get to eat their way through nearly 130 restaurants around San Francisco. Participating restaurants more...

5:30 pmThe Art of Social Media with Guy Kawasaki | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required
6:00 pm2018 Fresh Festival: Happy Hour & Live Music | SF   FREE*
*Many events free. Others have nominal costs
6:00 pmWin Tix: “Anchor Brewing’s “Hoppy Monday” Beer Tasting | SF   WIN
6:15 pmBitcoin & Cryptocurrency Crash Course | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
8:00 pm“IT” Free Cinema Drafthouse Movie Night | The Independent   FREE*
*Admission is free, but there’s a two-drink minimum (which we’ve never actually seen enforced).

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Palo Alto Networks: Cybersecurity Summit | SF
Tuesday, January 23 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| The Regency Ballroom

Join them for a cybersecurity summit, sponsored by Microsoft, with technology leaders, cloud providers, and Palo Alto Networks executives. Featuring a special guest keynote from the United States Secret Service (USSS). Break out of the more...

6:00 pm“I Am Not Your Negro” Film Screening | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
6:30 pmThe 2018 San Francisco Volunteer Fair | Tenderloin   FREE
6:30 pm16mm Movie Night: Vintage Monster & Horror Movies | Nob Hill   FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
6:30 pm“It Occurs to Me That I Am America” Book Discussion | SF   FREE
7:00 pmNorth Beach Comedy Thing: Free Capos Pizza, Cheap Beer & Swag Giveaways | SF   FREE*
*Free pizza is on a first come, first served basis
7:00 pm“The Largesse of the Sea Maiden” Book Discussion | City Lights   FREE
7:00 pmUrban Nerf Gun Spy Game: 8th Year Anniversary | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required via
7:00 pm“Saving San Francisco’s Heart” Book Discussion | SF   FREE
7:30 pmNo Sports Trivia: Food Truck Pubquiz | SF   FREE*
*Trivia is free to play. Funcheap Readers get a free bonus prize! Just let the hosts know
7:30 pm2018 Fresh Festival: Raw & Intimate Performance | SF   $5*
*$5 to $10 sliding scale
7:30 pmWin Tix: Noise Pop Presents “Chastity Belt” | Cafe du Nord   WIN
8:00 pmHaight Street Comedy Night | SF   FREE
8:00 pmWin Tix: SF Sketchfest 2018: TGIF’d Comedy | SF   WIN
9:00 pmWin Tix: “Peter Murphy” Rare Full-Album Concerts: January 2018 | The Chapel   WIN

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

San Francisco City Hall Blood Drive | 2018
Wednesday, January 24 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Donors receive one free ticket to Asian Art Museum. Appointments are encouraged.
| San Francisco City Hall

Donate blood and help save lives. You will know you are giving back to the community. Donors will receive 1 free ticket to the Asian Art Museum. Appointments are encouraged.

6:00 pm2018 International Data Privacy Day | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
6:00 pmCharlottesville, Anthem Protest and Race: 2018 Black History Festival | SF   FREE
6:30 pm“Vibrant India: Fresh Vegetarian Recipes” Book Launch | Omnivore Books   FREE
7:00 pmBikes to Books 2018 Beer Social | Benders   FREE*
*Free but bring money for food and drinks
7:30 pmShaping SF Lecture: Dogpatch Then and Now | Mission Dist.   FREE
7:30 pm2018 Fresh Festival: Potluck & Artists | SF   $5*
*$5 to $10 sliding scale

Thursday, January 25, 2018

March for Mission Street | SF
Thursday, January 25 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mission and 20th St.

Mission Street is becoming a playground for the wealthy and is in danger of becoming another Valencia St. Join them in solidarity and march to City Hall and say no to more...

4:00 pm2018 Arts Education Resource Fair | SF   FREE
5:00 pmSpeak Cheesy: Free Grilled Cheese Sandwich & Beer Happy Hour | SF   FREE
6:00 pmExploratorium After Dark: Radioactivity | Pier 15   $17.95*
*$17.95 Adv / $19.95 Door / Free for Lab Members ($10 Add-On Ticket for the Tactile Dome) Adults Only (18+)
6:00 pmFree Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF   FREE
6:00 pmSpotlight NightLife | California Academy of Sciences   $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
6:00 pmWin Tix: California Academy of Sciences “Nightlife” Spotlight | SF   WIN
6:00 pmProduct Hunt 4th Annual Community Meetup: Open Bar & Free Flowing Coffee | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
6:30 pm“Hippie Food” Book Launch | Omnivore Books   FREE
7:00 pmFree Roxie Theater Movie Night: An AIDS Comedy | SF   FREE
7:00 pmWin Tix: Creating “S-Town” (Podcast from Serial & This American Life) | Curran   WIN*
*Use code FUNCHEAP for 30% off Mezzanine or 20% off Orchestra and Loge
7:30 pmI Wish I Was Happy Hour Comedy Show | SF   FREE*
*Free admission but bring money for food and drinks.
7:30 pmWin Tix: The Mynabird: Stylistic Indie Pop | Café Du Nord   WIN
8:00 pmFree Standup Comedy in a Barber Shop & $1 Beer | SF   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
8:00 pmHaight Ashbury Comedy Night | Milk Bar   FREE*
*Use promo code HELLAFUNNY for free tickets. Otherwise, it's $15.
8:00 pmOfficial RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 3 Premiere Party | SF   FREE
10:00 pmBoob Tube: Sailor Moon Nite & Drag Show | SF   $5*
*Sliding scale donation of $5-$10.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Friday, January 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall

SFAC For the month of January, The Unofficial Department of Handshakes will occupy the information kiosk at the Van Ness entrance of San Francisco City Hall in an effort to observe, collect, more...

12:00 pmJCCSF Pop-Ups: Shabbat Delight-catessen | SF   FREE
5:00 pm2018 Australia Day Block Party: Free Fairy Bread, Games & Aussie Top 100 | SF   FREE*
*Free but a Facebook RSVP is required.
5:00 pmArt At The Dump: Recology’s Recycled Materials Art Exhibition | SF   FREE
5:30 pmSan Francisco Critical Mass   FREE
6:00 pmThriving Ivory’s Indie Rock In-Store Performance | Apple Store Union Square   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
7:00 pmFeral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF   $5*
*They ask for a $5-$10 donation.
7:00 pmSan Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.   FREE
7:30 pmWin Tix: Anti-Flag’s ‘Silence=Violence’ 2018 Tour | Slim’s   WIN
8:00 pmWin Tix: The Edwardian World’s Faire | Regency Ballroom   WIN
9:00 pmWin Tix: Uplifting & Lightweight Alt Pop “Wafia” | Rickshaw Stop   WIN
10:00 pmWin Tix: Epic Rap Battles of History Live | SF Sketchfest 2018   WIN

Saturday, January 27, 2018

2018 Fort Point Civil War Days | Presidio
Saturday, January 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fort Point

Photo | In honor of Living History Day 2018, experience first-hand the momentous era of the American Civil War with live re-enactors, infantry and artillery demonstrations, music, Victorian dance, and exhibits displaying medicine more...

All DayTreasureFest: Pre-Valentine’s Day Market | SF   $3
10:00 amCommunity Open House: Hunters Point Shipyard Master Plan Update | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
10:00 amSan Francisco City Job Fair 2018 | Golden Gate Park   FREE
10:30 amThe New Treasure Island Museum | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated.
11:00 am“The Monk of Mokha” Book Mobile Tour & Free Coffee | SF   FREE
11:30 amSan Francisco Shih Tzu Meetup Group | Alta Plaza Park   FREE
All Day2018 Edwardian Ball Vending Bazaar | SF   $5
12:00 pmReturn of Disco Down Dolores: Open Skate Session | SF   FREE
1:00 pmArt At The Dump: Recology’s Recycled Materials Art Exhibition | SF   FREE
1:00 pmWin Tix: Comedy Central’s “Corporate” Retreat: A Collective Night of Fun | Gateway Theater   WIN
1:00 pmSpeakeasy Grand Opening: Beer, BBQ & Live Music | SF   FREE
3:00 pm“Food on Tap: Cooking with Craft Beer” Book Launch | Omnivore Books   FREE
4:00 pmLunar New Year Lion Dancing: Traveling Festival | Chinatown   FREE
7:00 pmCity Star Party & Telescope Night | The Presidio   FREE*
*Weather permitting. Please check the SFAA website for updated information.
7:00 pmBrave New Jokes: Comedy Showcase | Mission Dist.   FREE*
*$2 with code "funcheapbaby" on Eventbrite; otherwise, it's $5.
8:00 pm80+ Person Choir in Mission Dolores Basilica | Mission Dist.   FREE*
*Free, but sliding scale donations are requested
8:00 pmWin Tix: The Edwardian Ball 2018 | Regency Ballroom   WIN
8:00 pm“Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF   FREE*
*Free with code CHEAPBASTARD - otherwise it's $5
10:00 pmAll Night DJ Party: ShangriLa’s 11th Anniversary | The Endup   FREE*
*Free before 11 PM with an RSVP.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Surfrider Clean Up & Free Coffee | Baker Beach
Sunday, January 28 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Baker Beach

Come and join the beach clean-up held from 10am-12pm. Drop-in and groups welcome and hot coffee to be served. Come on down, have a snack, and help hug the beach. Bring more...

All DayTreasureFest: Pre-Valentine’s Day Market | SF   $3
10:00 amCoffee & Books with SFPL Bookmobile | SF   FREE
1:00 pmOverwatch 6v6 Tournament | SF   FREE
1:00 pm“A Game of Color” Baseball at SF’s Black History Festival | Main Library   FREE
1:00 pmFree Community BBQ | SF   FREE
1:30 pmMBA Fair: Meet Top US & Global Business Schools | SF   FREE*
*QS World MBA Tour - San Francisco: CAD 0.00
2:00 pmBanana Republic’s Free Pop-Up Barber Shop | Final Day   FREE*
*Check for appointment openings
2:00 pm“Save the Redwoods” Festival in Golden Gate Park | SF   FREE
3:00 pmTenderloin’s Epic New Mural: An Unveiling Party | Polk St.   FREE
4:00 pmCoin-Op’s “Free Play” Sundays: 40+ Arcade Games & Pinball | SoMa   FREE
4:00 pmOriginal Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill   FREE
5:30 pmTalking Simpsons Podcast | SF Sketchfest 2018   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
6:00 pm’90s Simpsons Trivia Night & Watch Party | Mission Dist.   FREE
7:00 pmThe Komedy Kiki: Comics That’ll Tickle Your Funny Bone | SF   FREE
7:00 pmFree HellaFunny Sundays Stand-Up Comedy | Neck of the Woods   FREE*
*Free with RSVP. Otherwise $15 online $20 at the door