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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Friday, November 24, 2017

Calorie-Burning, History-Learning Walking Tour Friday | 11 Free Tours

Nicolas Raymond Relatives in town? Show off our beautiful city by taking them on one of San Francisco City Guides free guided walking tours of San Francisco’s greatest neighborhoods. There is a more...

All Day2017 Black Friday Deals in Union Square | SF   FREE
All Day“Green Friday”: Free Day Passes to California State Parks   FREE*
*Register to receive your Green Friday day-use parking pass which is valid for day-use parking admission to your selected park only. Pass valid only for one vehicle on November 24, 2017. Passes are limited in availability.
10:00 amYoga & Social Justice | SF   FREE*
*Donations Welcome to benefit social justice programs in San Francisco and Seattle
10:00 amBlack Friday Special: 20% off Artworks, Free Mimosas & Coffee | Art Attack SF   FREE
All DayBuy Nothing Day | 2017   FREE
12:00 pm“Our Sophisticated Denial” Live Performance Installation | SF   FREE
1:00 pmAlfred Hitchcock’s San Francisco | A Walking Tour   FREE*
*Free but donations accepted
4:00 pmGhirardelli Square 53rd Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony | 2017   FREE
4:30 pm2017 Candlelit Labyrinth Night & Festival of Light | Baker Beach   FREE
5:30 pm2017 Macy’s Great Tree Lighting | Union Square   FREE
5:30 pmSan Francisco Critical Mass   FREE
6:00 pmFree Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF   FREE
7:00 pmFeral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF   $5*
*They ask for a $5-$10 donation.
7:00 pmWin Tix: Maniac Bowl XI: The 2nd Annual Black Friday Comedy Extravaganza | PianoFight   WIN*
*$7.50 for group purchase and discount code, $10 advance and $15 at the door
8:00 pmTony-Award Winning “The Normal Heart” Live Theater | SF   FREE*
*Use the code FUNCHEAP for free tickets
8:00 pmWin Tix: “Dark Kabaret” with HBO’s Paul Nathan | Great Star Theater   WIN*
*$27.50 - $500.00
8:00 pmHot Garbage: Comedy Variety Show | SF   $5
8:00 pmConcept Series: Salon of Contemporary Dance | SF   FREE*
*Pay what you can set-up
9:00 pmWin Tix: Tom Petty Tribute Night “Petty Theft” | Slim’s   WIN
9:00 pmThe San Francisco Stoner Comedy Jam | Neck Of The Woods   FREE*
*Free with RSVP using code hellafunny
10:15 pmWin Tix: Comedy Night: Andrew Santino (ABC) | Cobb’s Comedy Club   WIN
10:15 pmWin Tix: Comedy Night: Guy Branum (TruTV / E!) | The Punch Line   WIN

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Free Ice Skating Lessons in Union Square

Please note that the tickets for 11/25 are already sold out.

All DayGuided San Francisco Walking Tour Saturday | 20 Free Tours   FREE*
*Free tours, but admission to the tea garden is required - Adult: $6.00 (Residents), $8.00 (Non-Residents)
All DayTreasure Island Flea’s Holiday Market | Santa, Ugly Sweaters & Toy Drive   $3
10:00 amWin Tix: Christmas in San Francisco Crystal Fair | Golden Gate Park   WIN*
*Good for both days and under 12 free
All DayThe Fairmont’s 25-Foot Tall Gingerbread House Party | SF   FREE
10:30 amFree Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting with Sow | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market   FREE
All DayWinter Walk SF Opening: Festive Open Plaza & SF Opera Concert | Union Square   FREE
All DaySmall Business Saturday Pop Up | SF   FREE
11:00 amAnnual West Portal Snow Festival | SF   FREE*
*Event is free. There is a charge for photos with Santa.
All DaySmall Business Saturday 2017   FREE*
*Shopping is never free of course, but we encourage you to shop small and shop local on this day, and all the days of the year.
12:00 pmElixir 14th Anniversary Party & Fire Benefit | Mission Dist.   FREE*
*Donations appreciated. Food is only for patrons who are buying drinks. Freeloaders will not be tolerated.
All Day2017 Etsy Holiday Emporium: 200+ Vendors | Pier 35   FREE
3:00 pmTony-Award Winning “The Normal Heart” Live Theater | SF   FREE*
*Use the promo code "FUNCHEAP"
3:00 pmConcept Series: Salon of Contemporary Dance | SF   FREE*
*Pay what you can set-up
4:00 pm2017 Winter Lighting Ceremony: Snow & Free Carousel Rides | Yerba Buena Gardens   FREE
7:00 pmBrave New Jokes: Comedy Showcase | Mission Dist.   FREE*
*Free with code "funcheapbaby" on Eventbrite; otherwise, it's $5.
8:00 pm“Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF   FREE*
*Free with code CHEAPBASTARD - otherwise it's $5
8:00 pmDowntown Comedy Night at SF’s Newest Art Bar | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP and code HELLAFUNNY. Otherwise $15 online $20 at the door
8:00 pm“Leftovers Party” Canned Food Drive for Free Drinks | Marina   FREE*
*For every three canned food items donated you will receive one free beer or glass of wine from the Dorian.


Sunday, November 26, 2017

Free Ice Skating Lessons in Union Square

Please note that the tickets for 11/26 are already sold out.

All DayDecorate the Holiday Tree at the City Hall | SF  FREE
All DayGuided San Francisco Walking Tour Sunday | 14 Free Tours   FREE*
*Free tours, but admission to the tea garden is required - Adult: $6.00 (Residents), $8.00 (Non-Residents)
All DayTreasure Island Flea’s Holiday Market | Santa, Ugly Sweaters & Toy Drive   $3
All Day2017 Etsy Holiday Emporium: 200+ Vendors | Pier 35   FREE
12:00 pmLaughing Monk Brewing’s Free Community BBQ | SF   FREE*
*Please RSVP so they have an idea of how many people to expect.
12:30 pmFree Community BBQ | SF   FREE*
*Free admission but bring money for food and drinks
4:00 pmCoin Op’s “Free Play” Sundays: 40+ Arcade Games & Pinball | SoMa   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 pmThe Final Night of “Summer of Love” Light Art in the Park | Conservatory of Flowers   FREE

Monday, November 27, 2017

2017 Castro Tree Lighting Celebration & SF Gay Men's Chorus | SF
Monday, November 27 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bank of America Castro Branch

Castro/Upper Market CBD via FacebookThe 2017 Castro Tree Lighting will take place in front of Bank of America at Castro and 18th Streets with a 28-foot tree. 2017 Castro Tree Lighting Monday, November 27, 2017 more...

All DayDecorate the Holiday Tree at the City Hall | SF  FREE
5:00 pmMilk Bar Mondaze: Free Pizza, Games & Comedy Night | Haight  FREE
7:00 pm2017 Harvey Milk Vigil & Candlelit Walk | Castro   FREE
8:00 pm“B.Y.O.D.”: Bring Your Own Dog Comedy Show | Milk Bar   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is encouraged.
8:00 pmFree North Beach Comedy Night | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP (otherwise $15 @ the Door)
8:30 pmThe Komedy Kiki: Comics That’ll Tickle Your Funny Bone | SF   FREE
8:30 pmLaughgasm: Monday Comedy at the Rite Spot | SF   FREE

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Free Ice Skating All Day, Photo Booth & Free Snacks | Embarcadero Center
Tuesday, November 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, an RSVP is encouraged but not required.
| Four Embarcadero Center

Embarcadero Center Cool Effect is taking over the Holiday Ice Rink at Embarcadero Center and invites you to join them for a complimentary skate session on #GivingTuesday. In addition to free ice more...

All DayDecorate the Holiday Tree at the City Hall | SF  FREE
11:00 amVolunteer for “Light in the Grove” on World AIDS Day | Golden Gate Park   FREE*
*Free an RSVP is required.
1:00 pmHIV Cure Summit | SF   FREE*
*Free and an RSVP is required.
5:30 pmAstrology & Your Health with Diane Cramer | SF Main Library   FREE
6:00 pm“Girls of the Golden West” Opera Lecture & Discussion | SF Main Library   FREE
6:30 pmCookies & Comedy Night | SF   FREE
6:30 pm16mm Movie Night: Vintage Monster & Horror Movies | Nob Hill   FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
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 pmSF History Night: Through Magic Lantern Slides | Noe Valley   $5*
*$5 for non-members; free for SFHA members
7:00 pm“Mentored By A Madman” Book Discussion | City Lights   FREE
7:30 pmWitches’ Brew: A Standup Comedy Show | SF   $10
7:30 pmTuesday Boozeday: Free Comedy Show & Beer Specials | SF   FREE
8:00 pmHaight Street Comedy Night, Games & Prizes | SF   FREE
8:00 pmLive Jazz Music with the Klipptones | SF   FREE

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Wednesday, November 29 – 10:00 am | Cost: WIN | Asian Art Museum

Asian Art Museum Get all of your holiday shopping done early this year at the Asian Art Museum’s first-ever Holiday Artisan Market. Open from 10am until 8pm, this is a free event featuring more...

8:00 amDecorate the Holiday Tree at the City Hall | SF  FREE
All DayAsian Art Museum’s 1st Ever “Holiday Artisan Market” | SF   FREE*
*Free access to holiday market. Please note that regular admission applies to museum's galleries
11:00 amVolunteer for “Light in the Grove” on World AIDS Day | Golden Gate Park   FREE*
*Free an RSVP is required.
12:00 pmWin: $20 Gift Card for Reboot’s Hanukkah Pop-Up Shop | Nov 30-Dec 3   FREE
6:30 pm“Brewmaster” Craft Beer Film Night & Free Beer After Party | Alamo Drafthouse   $10
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.
7:30 pmShaping SF Lecture: Mona Caron & Kiernan Graves on Art & Politics | Mission Dist.   FREE
7:30 pm“Skaters” Book Release Party | SF   FREE
8:00 pmFree Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF   FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-15

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Free Co-working Day at Startup Basecamp | SF
Thursday, November 30 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Startup Basecamp

Hate fighting for table space and outlets at Peet’s? Looking for a chill place to work remotely? Come to Startup Basecamp’s Community Co-working Thursday. Startup Basecamp is San Francisco’s first co-living, co-working more...

8:00 amDecorate the Holiday Tree at the City Hall | SF  FREE
All Day2nd Annual Reboot Hanukkah Pop-Up Shop | Nov 30 to Dec 3   FREE
4:30 pm“Wunderfaire 2017” Pop-Up Holiday Shopping Fest | Pier 28   FREE
5:00 pmMeet the Artist: Georgia Hodges & Her Creative Process | SF   FREE*
*Free and an RSVP is encouraged.
5:00 pm“The Founder” Free Movie Screening | SF   FREE
5:30 pm2017 Ritz Carlton Tree Lighting Ceremony | SF   FREE
6:00 pm2017 Divisadero Holiday Art Walk | SF   FREE
6:00 pmSF’s Spectacular Upside Down 50-Foot Crystal Tree Lighting | Westfield Centre   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested
6:00 pmExploratorium After Dark: Eating Well | 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 pmClínica Esperanza: Annual World AIDS Day Mask Exhibition | Mission Dist.   FREE
6:00 pmNightLife Spotlight | California Academy of Sciences   $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
6:00 pm“More Love Less Hate” Art Exhibit Opening | SF   FREE*
*Art Opening Reception is free, should be 21 and above to enter
6:30 pm“Sullivan Street Bakery Cookbook” Book Launch | Omnivore Books   FREE