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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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

$1 Bottles of Wine from Saucey: Brand New Booze Delivery Startup | SF

Thanks for Eater SF for tipping us off to the latest player on the local drink startup scene is debuting in SF: L.A.-based Saucey, which offers everything from Smirnoff to Blanton’s bourbon, delivered more...

6:30 pmGluten-Free Cookbook Talk, Treats & Drinks | Omnivore Books on Food   FREE
7:00 pmOracle OpenWorld Music Festival: LA’s Indie Electro Capital Cities | SoMa   FREE*
*The main area in front of the stage is reserved for OpenWorld convention pass holders, but there should be plenty of places where you can still hear (and maybe even see) the show for free outside of the gates near the “Oracle Plaza” along Howard Street between 3rd and 4th streets.
8:00 pmLocal Label Night: Fronds’ Electro-Acoustic Harmonies | The Chapel   FREE
8:00 pmMilkin’ It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight   FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
8:30 pmThe Littoral Zone: Dance Film & Author Reading | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

7th Annual LinkedIn Networking Picnic & Jazz Concert | SF
Wednesday, October 1 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Levi's Plaza

Spend your lunch outdoors networking and enjoying a jazz performance by Ron Thompson & The Resistors at Levi’s Plaza from noon to 1:30 pm on October 1, 2014. When you arrive at the plaza, look more...

11:00 amGLBT History Museum: Free First Wednesdays | Castro  FREE
12:00 pmFree Guided Shuttle Tour: History, Nature & Hidden Nooks | Presidio   FREE
6:30 pmDrink & Draw Art Event & Raffle | The Knockout   FREE
7:00 pmWin Tix: Aquapalooza: Adults-Only Octo-berfest Party & Silent Disco | Aquarium of the Bay   WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. $15 online; $20 at the door
8:00 pmFree Wednesday Comedy “Royale With Cheese” | Tendernob   FREE
9:00 pmFree Comedy: Showtime at Showdown | SF   FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

El Presidio Archaeology Excavation: Final Days | October
Thursday, October 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Main Post (Presidio)

The Presidio Trust invites visitors to witness archaeology in action at Pershing Square from May through October, 9 am to 4 pm, Thursday-Saturday. Archaeologists are embarking on a long-term research project to excavate more...

All DayVolunteer at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass | 2014   FREE*
*Registration required
12:00 pmFree First Thursdays | Chinese Historical Society   FREE
6:00 pmFree Rock Wall Climbing Class | Lombardi Sports   FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required to
6:00 pmLower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin   FREE
6:00 pmFree Community Veggie Dinner: Fresh Garden & Farmers Market Meal | SF   FREE
7:00 pmFree “Barber’s Choice” Haircut Night | Lower Polk   FREE*
*Free Barber's Choice haircuts for men from 6-10 pm on the first Thursday of the month.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2014: Friday | Golden Gate Park
Friday, October 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hellman Hollow

Get things started on Friday at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass with four stages of music including late afternoon headliners Lucinda Williams, Ryan Adams, Cibo Matto, Yo La Tengo and Conor Oberst. Can’t make more...

5:00 pmFriday Nights at de Young: Live Music & Art Making | Golden Gate Park   FREE*
*Programs are free and open to the public, but does not include admission to the museum's galleries.
6:00 pmNorth Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF   FREE
7:30 pmWin Tix: “Terminator” Too: Live On Stage | DNA Lounge   WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost: $20-$50 each.
7:30 pmSan Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays   FREE
9:00 pm“Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale   FREE
9:00 pmWin Tix: Spirit Family Reunion: Homegrown Americana | The Chapel   WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $15
9:30 pmFirst Friday Free Comedy & DJ Party | SF   FREE
11:00 pmWin Tix: Can You Keanu? “Point Break” Live on Stage | SF   WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular price: $25 each.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

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 DayHardly Strictly Bluegrass 2014: Saturday | Golden Gate Park   FREE
1:00 pmPete Seeger Tribute: Singer-Songwriter Concert | McLaren Park   FREE
5:00 pmFree “Bonfire Sessions” Concert: Best Coast w/ Sonny & The Sunsets | SoMa   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required, but capacity is limited so arrive early.
6:00 pmMAPP: Art & Performance Crawl | Mission Dist.   FREE
7:00 pmCity Star Party & Telescope Night | SF   FREE*
*Weather permitting. Please check the SFAA website for updated information.
8:00 pmSea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF   FREE*
*RSVP required 415-561-7171 or, Bring a mug for cider
9:00 pmPrince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party | NoPa   $5
9:00 pmPush The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight   FREE*
*Free before 10 pm, but an RSVP is required. Otherwise, $6.
9:00 pmWin Tix: Cibo Matto: Rich Avant-Pop | The Chapel   WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $25

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Asian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF
Sunday, October 5 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Special exhibitions may require separate admission surcharge
| Asian Art Museum

The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian Art, with a collection of over 17,000 artworks spanning 6,000 more...

All Day2014 Castro Street Fair: Live Music, DJs & Magical Art Worlds | SF   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
All DaySumo Wrestling Festival & Expo 2014 | Japantown   FREE
All DayHardly Strictly Bluegrass 2014: Sunday | Golden Gate Park   FREE
11:00 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 and drinks.
12:00 pmFree Kundalini Yoga Day in the Park | Dolores Park   FREE
12:00 pm7×7 Mile Art Project & Walk: “Lines Made By Walking” | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
1:00 pmFree Hot Dog Day | Inner Richmond   FREE
1:00 pmGolden Gate Park Band | Free Sunday Concert in the Park   FREE