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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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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Bay Area Dance Week 2017: Free Events | April 27
Thursday, April 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but some classes required RSVP.
| San Francisco Bay Area

Photo | David Yu The 19th annual Bay Area National Dance Week runs Friday, April 21 – Sunday, April 30, 2017. The annual 10-day festival features over 400 free events throughout the Bay Area. Take dance classes more...

All DayLos Gigantes Fiesta: Exclusive “Beat LA IPA” Anchor Pints & Live DJ | The Yard   FREE*
*Free admission.
6:00 pmExploratorium After Dark: “Mirrors” with Ron Hipschman | Pier 15   $15*
*$15 General; $10 Members; Free for Lab Members ($10 Add-On Ticket for the Tactile Dome) Adults Only (18+)
6:00 pm2017 Art Market San Francisco Preview: Free Passes | Fort Mason   FREE*
*RSVP Required for free tickets
6:00 pmWin Tix: “SF Maritime Beer Fest” at Historic Pier 45 | SF   WIN
6:30 pm“The Macallan” Single Malt Scotch Whisky Tasting & Class | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. 21+ Only.
7:00 pm“In Memory of an Angel” Book Discussion | City Lights   FREE
7:00 pm“Pizza Party” Cheesy Art Spring Group Show | SF   FREE
7:00 pmArtlyOwl’s Pop-Up Art Show: Colors of The Mission | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
7:00 pm$39 Tix + Free Drink: “The Encounter” Immersive 3D Audio Journey | Curran   50% Off*
*Use promo code FUNCHEAP for 50% off any ticket (except rear mezzanine) for shows through April 30th
7:30 pmListen for A Change: Social Justice Storytelling | SF   FREE*
*There’s free food and open bar, but this is a self-funded, grassroots events and donations are very much appreciated. All funds in excess will be divided among three awesome organizations to which each speaker is affiliated.
7:30 pmWin Tix: Femprovisor Fest 2017 (The Bitchin’-est Improv Fest) | EXIT Theater   WIN
8:00 pmFree Standup Comedy in a Barber Shop & $1 Beer | 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.
9:30 pmShame Cave Free Comedy Show | SF   FREE*
*Free, but donations are highly suggested.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Bay Area Dance Week 2017: Free Events | April 28
Friday, April 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but some classes required RSVP.
| San Francisco Bay Area

Photo | David Yu The 19th annual Bay Area National Dance Week runs Friday, April 21 – Sunday, April 30, 2017. The annual 10-day festival features over 400 free events throughout the Bay Area. Take dance classes more...

8:30 amWomen In Tech: Morning Of Advice, Networking & Breakfast | SF  FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
All Day2017 Art Market San Francisco: Free Passes | Fort Mason   FREE*
*RSVP Required for free tickets
1:00 pmBotany Series: Introduction to Plant Identification | The Presidio   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required. Donations are highly encouraged.
5:00 pm“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason   FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
5:00 pmCalifornia Wildflower Cask Ale On Anchor Brewing’s Firkin Friday | SF   FREE*
*Free admission but bring money for food and drinks
5:30 pmSan Francisco Critical Mass   FREE
5:30 pm“SoMapagmahal” Photography Exhibit | SF   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
6:00 pmFree Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF   FREE
6:00 pmPresidio Sessions: Ila Cantor’s “Encanto” | The Presidio   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
6:30 pm“Project 258: Making Dinner at Fish & Game” Book Launch | Omnivore Books   FREE
6:30 pmBay Area Dance Week: Capoeria & Brazilian Dances | SF   FREE
6:30 pm“The Macallan” Single Malt Scotch Whisky Tasting & Class | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. 21+ Only.
7:00 pm2017 stARTup Art Fair: VIP Opening Night Party | Hotel Del Sol   $10*
*Use code FUNCHEAP for $5 off tickets (valid for first 100 people) otherwise it's $15 adv / $20 door gets admission to the Friday night celebration from 7pm to 10pm.
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
7:00 pmWin Tix: stART Up Art Fair 2017: Opening Night Party | Hotel Del Sol   WIN
7:00 pmHella Funny Friday Comedy Night | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required
7:30 pm“Mavra” & “Dido & Aeneas” Fully-Staged Opera | SF   FREE
7:30 pmSF Chamber Orchestra Main Stage Concert “The Lighter Side” | SF   FREE
7:30 pmComedians with Criminal Records | Great Star Theater   $9.40*
*Get 54% off with code HELLAFUNCHEAP - Tickets normally $20
7:45 pm2017 Proxy Spring Outdoor Film Series: “National Bird” | Hayes Valley   FREE
8:00 pm“Yesterday Is Tomorrow” Thematical Vignettes | SF   FREE*
*Free but donations are highly encouraged.
8:00 pmWin Tix: “The Encounter” VIP Tix: Premier Orchestra Seats & Drink Tickets | Curran   WIN
8:00 pm50% Off + Free Drink: “The Encounter” Immersive 3D Audio Journey | Curran   50% Off*
*Use promo code FUNCHEAP for 50% off any ticket (except rear mezzanine) for shows through April 30th
8:00 pmWin Tix: “The Encounter” Amazing 3D Audio Theater at Curran | SF   WIN
8:15 pmLast Fridays Outdoor Movie Night “Big Hero 6” | Pier 39   FREE
8:30 pmFort Nights “Magic”: Free Film & Light Art Festival | Week 2   FREE
8:30 pmWin Tix: South Bay Alt-Rockers “Picture Atlantic” | Bottom Of The Hill   WIN
9:00 pmWin Tix: SF Neo-Futurists: “The Infinite Wrench” | SAFEhouse Arts   WIN
10:15 pmWin Tix: Dan St. Germain (Fox / Comedy Central) | The Punch Line   WIN


Saturday, April 29, 2017

Independent Book Store Day 2017
Saturday, April 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area

Indie Bookstore Day Independent Bookstore Day will take place at more than 400 bookstores nationwide. For one day, and one day only, limited, unique books and art pieces will be available in more than more...

All DayBay Area Dance Week 2017: Free Events | April 29   FREE*
*Free, but some classes required RSVP.
10:00 am2017 Cesar E. Chavez Day Parade | Mission Dist.   FREE
All Day2017 Indie Bookstore Day: Free Mimosas, Poetry & Beer | Green Apple Books   FREE
10:00 amAn Epic “California Bookstore Day” Print Party | The Booksmith   FREE*
*Free, with RSVP greatly appreciated but not required.
All DayVintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park   FREE
10:00 amHeron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park   FREE
All DayTreasure Island Flea: Mother’s Day Special | Saturday   $3
All DayIndependent Book Store Day: Books, Scavenger Hunts & Trail Hikes | SF   FREE
10:30 am2017 Dutch King’s Day Windmill-to-Windmill Bike Ride | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
10:30 amAnna & Lenore Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market   FREE
All Day2017 Cesar E. Chavez Street Festival | Mission Dist.   FREE
All DayCesar Chavez Lowrider Parade | SF   FREE
All Day2017 Art Market San Francisco: Free Passes | Fort Mason   FREE*
*RSVP Required for free tickets
11:30 amFree Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park   FREE
11:45 amSan Francisco Ballet: Behind-the-Scenes Free Rehearsal | Opera House   FREE
12:00 pmDancing in the Park 2017: Outdoor Dance Festival | Golden Gate Park   FREE
All DayDutch “King’s Day” Windmill Festival 2017 | Golden Gate Park   FREE*
*Admission is free and donations are appreciated. Food is for purchase.
12:00 pmMelissa Clark Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market   FREE
All Day2017 stARTup Art Fair: Motel-Turned-Epic Art Gallery | Hotel Del Sol   $10*
*Use code FUNCHEAP for $5 off tickets (valid for first 100 people) otherwise it's $15 adv / $20 door.
12:00 pm2017 Southside Festival: SF’s Newest Music, Mural & Arts Fest | Bayview   FREE
1:00 pm2017 Magic Meadow Pagan Spring Ritual: Beltane | Golden Gate Park   FREE
1:00 pmYelp’s Fillmore Food & Drink Crawl | SF   $10*
*$10 to support the SFSPCA. An RSVP is required.
1:00 pmWin Tix: “R.O.C.K. the Brew” Homebrew Tasting Party | Public Works   WIN*
*$30 Adv / $40 Door (Includes unlimited tastings) - 21+
2:00 pm2017 Indie Bookstore Day: Author Night & Free Audiobooks | Civic Center   FREE
2:00 pmOur Story: Women’s Activism Through Art | SF   FREE
2:00 pmSF Art Hunt: Mural & Street Art Scavenger Hunt | The Mission   FREE*
*Donations accepted
2:30 pmDances For Camera: Film Festival Shorts | SF Main Library   FREE
2:30 pmSan Francisco Dance Film Festival Screening | SF Main Library   FREE
3:00 pmWonders of Science: Demos On Interaction Of Molecules & Fluid Mechanisms | SF   $7*
*$7 in advance, $10 at the door.
3:00 pm“Dinner: Changing the Game” Book Launch | Omnivore Books   FREE
3:00 pmIndian Rhythm & Hand Drumming Workshop | SF   FREE
3:00 pmSaturday Music Jam | SF Main Library   FREE
5:00 pm2017 Lower Haight Spring Art Walk | SF   FREE
5:00 pmJeremy Fish “Bronze Bunny” Sculpture Unveiling Celebration | Lower Haight   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 pmComedians with Criminal Records | Great Star Theater   $9.40*
*Get 54% off with code HELLAFUNCHEAP - Tickets normally $20
8:00 pmAlandra Hileman’s High-Fantasy Play “Spell Eternity” | Mojo Theatre   FREE*
*Pay-what-you-want tickets, suggested donation of $20 but nobody turned away for lack of funds.
8:00 pmYesterday is Tomorrow: A Revolutionary Revue | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required. Suggested Donation $10
8:00 pm“Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF   FREE*
*Free with code CHEAPBASTARD - otherwise it's $5
8:00 pm$39 Tix + Free Drink: “The Encounter” at the Curran | SF   50% Off*
*Use promo code FUNCHEAP for 50% off any ticket (except rear mezzanine) for shows through April 30th
9:00 pmWin Tix: Miracle Legion: Alt Rock / Jangle Pop | The Chapel   WIN
9:00 pmWin Tix: All-Girl Tribute to Led Zeppelin: “Zepparella” | Slim’s   WIN
9:45 pmWin Tix: Comedian Chris Kattan (of Saturday Night Live) | Cobb’s Comedy Club   WIN

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Bay Area Dance Week 2017: Free Events | Final Day
Sunday, April 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but some classes required RSVP.
| San Francisco Bay Area

Photo | David Yu The 19th annual Bay Area National Dance Week runs Friday, April 21 – Sunday, April 30, 2017. The annual 10-day festival features over 400 free events throughout the Bay Area. Take dance classes more...

10:00 am2017 Glen Park Festival: Live Music, Art & Market | SF   FREE
All DayTreasure Island Flea: Mother’s Day Special | Sunday   $3
All DayVintage Paper Fair | Golden Gate Park   FREE
11:00 am“Sunday Streets” Huge Block Party | Tenderloin   FREE
11:00 amLa Placita Grand Opening Block Party: Live Music, Performances & Food | SF   FREE
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.
All Day2017 Art Market San Francisco: Free Passes | Fort Mason   FREE*
*RSVP Required for free tickets
12:00 pmFitchella: Fun, Fitness, Food & Music | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
12:30 pmBlossom Festival: International Dance Party | SF   FREE