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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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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Yerba Buena Holiday Party & Museum of the African Diaspora Reopening | SoMa

The Yerba Buena Alliance teams up with Yerba Buena Third Thursdays for a holiday gathering at the Museum of the African Diaspora as they celebrate the richness and vibrancy of the more...

All DayThe Arc Holiday Art Bazaar & Happy Hour | SoMa StrEat Food Park  FREE
5:00 pm2014 Divisadero Holiday Art Walk | SF   FREE
6:00 pmQuick Draw the Holidays: Live Art & Music Party | SoMa   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP on Facebook is appreciated.
6:00 pmNight at the “Jewseum” & Hanukkah Mini Light Festival | Contemporary Jewish Museum   $5*
*$5 tickets after 5 pm
6:00 pmWin Tix: After Dark at the Exploratorium “Everything Matters” | SF   WIN*
*Ticket includes museum access from 6 to 10 pm. Adults 18+ only. Special events like "Everything Matters" are open on a first come first served basis.
6:30 pmGeneral Assembly Sharing Economy Talk | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required
8:00 pm2014 Stripper Xmas Party & Toy Drive: Open Bar & Free Food | Gold Club   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required and must bring unwrapped new toy valued at $20 or more
9:30 pmWin Tix: Popscene’s Holiday Gala: Dance-Punk “Moving Units” | Rickshaw Stop   WIN*
*18+

Friday, December 19, 2014

Enjoy free live music while you wait for your flight, or just drop by to hear some great local musicians at the annual You Are Hear music festival at SFO Int’l Airport. Different more...

3:00 pm2014 Chanukah Festival & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: Fourth Candle | Union Square   FREE
6:00 pmBlack Market “Ugly Christmas” Craft, Sweater & Food Night Market | SF   FREE*
*First 100 tickets free for Funcheap readers. After that, get discounted $5 Funcheap tickets, or get in free w/ a min. of 5 canned goods
7:30 pmThe Comedy Roast of a Santa Claus | SF   $5*
*$5 when you buy online using code FUNCHEAP at checkout. Tickets are normally $10.
7:30 pm$5 Tix for “The Business” Alt-Comedy Night | Mission Dist.   $5*
*Get 2-for-1 tickets ($5 each) when you RSVP to julesvposner@gmail.com with the subject line
8:00 pmWin Tix: Foxtails Brigade: Quirky Junkyard Beats & Classical Guitar | The Chapel   WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $15
8:00 pmWin Tix: 14th Annual “Holiday Whobilation” Underground Costume Party | SF   WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $20-40


Saturday, December 20, 2014

2014 Holiday Toy Giveaway Day | SF
Saturday, December 20 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. 18+ only.
| Glide

Glide’s annual Toy Sort and Giveaway is here, so hurry up and join a Toy Sort Monday to get ready for the Giveaway Day. Toy Sort Shifts St. Mary’s Cathedral, 1111 Gough Street, more...

All DayWin Tix: 44th Annual KPFA Crafts Fair: 200 Artisans & Live Music | East Bay   WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost: $10 for two adults. Free for persons 65 and over, persons with disabilities and kids 17 and under.
All DayFree PresidiGo Shuttle | Downtown to Presidio   FREE
All DayWin Tix: Spider-Man Saturday at Madame Tussauds | Fisherman’s Wharf   WIN*
*Win a pair of free tickets from Funcheap. Adult admission price is $16 for locals, or $26 for out-of-towners at the door ($22 if bought online). Children (12 and under) wearing their favorite super hero wear or costumes receive a free ticket with a paying adult.
11:00 am“You Are Hear” Airport Winter Music Festival | SFO   FREE*
*All performances in Terminals 2 and 3 are post-security. Performances in Terminal 1 and the International Terminal are pre-security.
1:00 pm2014 Christmas Carol Stroll | Union Street   FREE
1:00 pmThe Beatles Choir: Volunteer Singalong | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is recommended.
3:00 pm2014 Children’s Day Celebration, Shrine Building & Potluck | SF   FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required. Please bring a hearty dish to share, a wrapped gift for your child, and a gift to donate. Donations are welcome.
3:30 pmWinter Solstice Eve 2014: Beach Celebration | Ocean Beach   FREE
4:00 pm2014 “Holiday Lights & Fanfare”: Free Outdoor Brass Concert | Civic Center   FREE
5:00 pm2014 Winter Solstice Night Hike & Campfire | Presidio   FREE*
*Free, but registration is required
7:00 pm2014 Hanukkah Festival & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: Fifth Candle | Union Square   FREE
7:00 pm2014 Holiday Flask Mob, DJ Party & Toy Drive | SF   FREE*
*Free, but please bring a quality, unwrapped toy for the SF Fire Department toy drive, or some cash to donate.
7:30 pmVice Principals of Comedy & Free Pizza | SF   FREE*
*Free pizza while supplies last; free admission to the 10 pm show included
9:00 pmThe Queen is Dead: Morrissey & The Smiths Dance Party | SF   FREE*
*Free with an RSVP, or $5 at the door.
9:00 pmWin Tix: The Smiths & Morrissey Tribute: New Wave Dance Party | SoMa   WIN*
*$7 before 10pm / $12 after
9:00 pm“Fringe” Indie Music Video Party | SF   FREE*
*Free before 10 pm with RSVP on Facebook; otherwise, it's $5. 21+
9:00 pmWin Tix: Lia Rose: Captivating Singer-Songwriter | The Chapel   WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $15
11:59 pmSan Francisco Midnight Mystery Ride | SF   FREE

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Enjoy free live music while you wait for your flight, or just drop by to hear some great local musicians at the annual You Are Hear music festival at SFO Int’l Airport. Different more...

12:15 pm2014 “Holiday Lights & Fanfare”: Free Outdoor Brass Concert | Civic Center   FREE
12:30 pmUndercover Capture The Flag | SF   $5*
*$5 suggested donation and an RSVP is requested
1:00 pmHoliday Spirit Hike: Walk to Cocoa & Peppermint Schnapps | SF   FREE*
*Free hike, but bring a few bucks to get some hot cocoa at the end.
1:10 pmFinal History Tour: Westin St. Francis 110th Anniversary | SF   FREE
2:00 pmBill Graham 2014 Menorah Day Festival, Performing Pups & Jewish Jam Band | Union Square   FREE
4:54 pm14 Hours of The Bay Lights | The Longest Night of the Year 2014   FREE
9:00 pm“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room   FREE

Monday, December 22, 2014

Enjoy free live music while you wait for your flight, or just drop by to hear some great local musicians at the annual You Are Hear music festival at SFO Int’l Airport. Different more...

5:30 pm2014 Chanukah Festival & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: Seventh Candle | Union Square   FREE
6:15 pm2014 Winter Solstice Ceremony | San Francisco Zen Center   FREE*
*Admission is typically by donation, but consider becoming a member.
7:30 pmMonday Nonsense Comedy Night | SF   FREE
8:00 pm“Jury Duty” Comedy Improv Battle | Haight   FREE

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

2014 Macy's Holiday Windows: Adorable Puppies & Kittens | Union Square
Tuesday, December 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Macy's (Union Square)

Macy’s in Union Square unveils their 28th Annual “Holiday Windows” (November 21, 2014 to January 4, 2015) with elaborately-decorated holiday window displays all along the outside of the building featuring some adorable (and more...

11:00 amSFO Winter Music Festival at the Airport | “You Are Hear”   FREE*
*All performances in Terminals 2 and 3 are post-security. Performances in Terminal 1 and the International Terminal are pre-security.