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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Saturday, February 13, 2016

$9 Giants Tickets for 2016 | First Day On Sale for Entire Season

Super cheap Giants tickets for the entire 2016 season are going on sale super early with many midweek tickets starting at just $9. Back in November, you could only buy tix through more...

9:30 am“FabFashionista” Valentine’s Warehouse Sale Extravaganza | SF   FREE*
*Free entry for Funcheapers at 9:30 am with print out. Pay in cash for clothes and get an extra 10% off.
All DayKNBR Giants FanFest 2016 | AT&T Park   FREE*
*Free, but parking might be an additional charge
All DayValentine’s Adopt-A-Thon Weekend & Pit Bull Fun Time | SPCA   FREE
All DayTulipmania 2016: Opening Day Tour & Free Mini Donuts | Pier 39   FREE
11:00 amFree Zoo Admission for Monkeys: Chinese New Year Celebration & Acrobats | SF Zoo   FREE*
*Free if you were born in the Year of the Monkey (1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016). Valid photo ID required.
All Day2016 “Corazon del Barrio” Party: Free Dance & Art Classes | Mission Dist.   FREE*
*FREE, but an RSVP is required.
12:00 pmEco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF   FREE
12:01 pmValentine’s Weekend Naked Parade | Castro   FREE
2:00 pm2016 Dogpatch Valentine Wine Walk & Tastings | SF   $16*
*Early bird tix $16 otherwise Wine Walk tix are $19. Ticket includes a wine glass, free wine & beer tastings and snacks along the route.
3:00 pm2016 Erotic Art Expo | SF   $15
3:00 pmThe 90 Second Film Festival | SF   FREE*
*Free, but reserve your seat to ensure admittance.
3:00 pm2016 Lunar New Year Celebration: Chinese Dance & Noodle Pulling Demo | SF   FREE
5:00 pmSteam & Sound Night: DJs & Sauna Inside a Giant Mirrored Egg | SF   FREE*
*RSVP required for Steam and Sound Saturday nights.
5:00 pmAnti-Heart Day Polkapalooza: German Beer Hall w/ Live Polka & Speed Dating | SF   FREE*
*Free admission, but an RSVP is requested. Bring money for food and drinks.
6:00 pmCity Star Party & Telescope Night | SF   FREE
7:00 pmValentine’s Day Sock Hop: ’50s Rock ‘n Roll Dance Party | Presidio   FREE*
*Admission is free, but this event is at capacity for reservations. However, last-minute cancellations and no-shows can occur, so you are welcome to come join their unreserved line at the event on the chance that space becomes available.
8:00 pm13th Annual Big Lebowski Party: Live Show, Costumes & Mini-Bowling | SF   $15
8:00 pmWin Tix: Club Inferno: A Glam Rock Musical | SF   WIN
8:30 pmSaturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF   FREE
9:00 pmNew Romantic, ’80s & Synthpop Dance Party | Cat Club   $5*
*$5 until 9:30 pm; $8 after.
9:00 pmSmithsfits Spooky Valentine’s Day Party | SF   FREE*
*We think this event is free. In past year the cost was $5. Now there's no event cost listed on their event page so we don't know for sure.
11:30 pmHistory for Half Pints: Arts, Crafts & Participatory Dance | California Historical Society   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Otherwise , $5 at the door.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Peet's 2-for-1 Coffee Weekend | Valentine's Day 2016

Peet’s is sharing the love this Valentine’s weekend with a buy one, get one free deal on any beverage from Thursday, February 11 – Sunday, February 14, 2016. Print this coupon or show more...

All DayMagnolia Bloom Peak: Breathtaking Valentine’s Walk | SF Botanical Garden   FREE*
*San Francisco Residents: Free with proof of residency. Non-residents: $7 general, $5 youth 12-17 & seniors; $2 children 5-11; children 4 and under free; families of 2 adults and one or more child pay just $15. The Garden is free daily from 7:30-9 am.
All DayValentine’s Day City Walks: 15 Different Tours | SF   FREE*
*Guided tours are free, but tips are always appreciated.
10:00 amValentine’s Tulipmania 2016: Free Guided Tours | Pier 39   FREE
10:00 amValentine’s Day Dog & Cat Adopt-a-thon: Free Adoptions | SF   FREE*
*All adoption fees waved, but city license fees may still apply
10:30 amSweatin’ to the ’80s: Throwback Outdoor Fitness Class | SF   $1*
*Donation based, but an RSVP is required. 18 & up.
All DayNaughty Valentine’s Day Erotic Art Show | SoMa   FREE
5:50 pmPillow Fight 2016 | San Francisco   FREE
6:00 pmParadigm Rhymes “For the Love”: Evening of Poetry | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
9:00 pm“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Bad Ass Beatbox Night | Boom Boom Room   FREE
9:15 pmLove Bites: ’80s Power-Ballad Sing-a-long | Roxie Theater   $15


Monday, February 15, 2016

President's Day Parking Rules in SF | How Not to Get a Ticket
Monday, February 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco

If you’ve got a car in San Francisco, in addition to crazy high gas prices, you also have to worry about the insanely complex, nearly impossible to decipher conflicting parking signs more...

All Day2016 President’s Day Free Walking Tours | SF   FREE
6:00 pmX-Files Drag Show, Trivia, Prizes & Watch Party | SF   $3
8:00 pm“Jury Duty” Comedy Improv Battle | Haight   FREE
9:00 pm“Am I Rite?” Free Comedy Night | SF   FREE

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Tulipmania 2016: Free Guided Tours | Pier 39
Tuesday, February 16 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Pier 39

Experience botanical bliss as Pier 39 comes alive with the vibrant colors of more than 39,000 blooming tulips and seasonal garden favorites during the annual Tulipmania flower festival. Tulipmania 2016 February 13-21, 2016 – Daily more...

5:30 pmThe Stinky Cheese Club | Bender’s   FREE*
*Bring in a good cheese to share and get a free drink.
7:00 pmYum & Yummer: A Comedy Showcase | SF   FREE
7:30 pmFree Astronomy Lecture: Asteroids & Their Threat to Earth | Presidio   FREE

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

7:00 pmFree Comedy Night with Danny Dechi | Outer Richmond  FREE
7:00 pmNerd Nite: Sutro Baths, Psychedelic Data Science & Blowing Up Bridges | Rickshaw Stop  $8

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Yerba Buena Gallery Crawl: Third Thursdays | SoMa

Yerba Buena Third Thursdays is a monthly outing of art, performance, music, and drinks in the Yerba Buena neighborhood in the heart of downtown San Francisco, between 2nd and 5th Street, more...

5:00 pmDrop-in Steam Night: Free Sauna Inside a Giant Mirrored Egg | SF   FREE
6:00 pmRadar Reading Series: Indie Writers & Free Cookies | SF Main Library   FREE
9:00 pmWin Tix: Emily Wells: Classical Violin, Sampling & Beat Machines | Bottom of the Hill   WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular price, $12

Friday, February 19, 2016

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Mission Dist. & Castro Residents
Friday, February 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences

Each San Francisco neighborhood (defined by zipcode) can visit the California Academy of Sciences for free over a three-day weekend (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) in the spring and fall of each year. So more...

5:00 pm“3rd On Third” Arts & Music | Bayview   FREE

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Watch Competitive Rowing | Lake Merced
Saturday, February 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch. Months of practice to compete.
| Lake Merced Boathouse

Come watch competitive rowers duke it out on Lake Merced in this season’s first regatta on February 20, 2016. You can see the action all weekend from the Lake Merced Boathouse, which more...

All DayCalifornia Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Mission & Bernal Heights Residents   FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
All DayFree PresidiGo Shuttle | Downtown to Presidio   FREE
12:00 pm2016 Polar Plunge: 100s Brave Freezing Waters | SF   FREE*
*Free to watch. Must raise a minimum of $125 to participate.
2:00 pm“Sketchboard”: Figure Drawing Art Class & Live Music | The Haight   $5*
*Donation-based admission: $5-15
5:00 pmSteam & Sound Night: DJs & Sauna Inside a Giant Mirrored Egg | SF   FREE*
*RSVP required for Steam and Sound Saturday nights.
5:15 pm2016 Chinese New Year Parade: Floats, Acrobatics & Firecrackers | SF   FREE
8:00 pmYou Betta Work Comedy Fiesta Show | SF   FREE*
*Comedy show is free. Food, beverage, and laundry available for purchase.
9:00 pmThe Queen is Dead: Morrissey & The Smiths Dance Party | SF   FREE*
*Free with an RSVP, or $5 at the door.
9:00 pmNew Wave Dance Party | SoMa   $7*
*$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+
11:59 pmSan Francisco Midnight Mystery Ride | SF   FREE

Sunday, February 21, 2016

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Mission Dist. & Haight Residents
Sunday, February 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences

Each San Francisco neighborhood (defined by zipcode) can visit the California Academy of Sciences for free over a three-day weekend (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) in the spring and fall of each year. So more...

All DayTulipmania 2016: Final Day | Pier 39   FREE
3:00 pmSF’s “Antique Vibrator Museum” Free Guided Tour Day | Good Vibrations   FREE*
*Free, but you must RSVP at least 72 hours in advance by calling the Polk St. store location at (415) 345-0400.
9:00 pm“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room   FREE

Monday, February 22, 2016

6:00 pmX-Files Drag Show, Trivia, Prizes & Watch Party | SF  $3
8:00 pmGettin’ Weird: Comedy w/ Stokes & Holtz | SF  FREE
8:30 pmLaughgasm: Monday Comedy at the Rite Spot | SF  FREE

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Free Community Veggie Dinner: Fresh Garden & Farmers Market Meal | SF
Tuesday, February 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church

Please note, the date has been moved to February 23, 2016.

6:30 pmCookies & Comedy Night | SF   FREE

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

7:30 pm“Sh*t Talk” 2-for-1 Comedy Night | SF  $2.50*
*Mention FuncheapSF at the door and get 2-for-1 entry (so, $2.50 each), so grab a friend and get ready for some laughs. Otherwise, admission is $5 each.
8:00 pmFree Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF  FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-$15
9:30 pmDream Queens Revue Drag Show | Tenderloin  FREE

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Drop-in Steam Night: Free Sauna Inside a Giant Mirrored Egg | SF
Thursday, February 25 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Southern Exposure

Steam Work is Michael Parker’s first solo exhibition north of Los Angeles. At its core is Steam Egg 2, a mirrored sculpture housing a fully-functioning sauna. Steam Egg 2 is accompanied more...

7:00 pmUp in Jokes Comedy at Rooz Cafe | Oakland   FREE

Friday, February 26, 2016

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Parkside & Sunset Residents
Friday, February 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences

Each San Francisco neighborhood (defined by zipcode) can visit the California Academy of Sciences for free over a three-day weekend (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) in the spring and fall of each year. So more...

5:00 pmFree Family Dinner & Movie | SF   FREE
5:30 pmSan Francisco Critical Mass   FREE
7:00 pmSan Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.   FREE
7:00 pmFeral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF   $5*
*They ask for a $5-$10 donation.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Parkside & Sunset Residents
Saturday, February 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences

Each San Francisco neighborhood (defined by zipcode) can visit the California Academy of Sciences for free over a three-day weekend (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) in the spring and fall of each year. So more...

9:30 amThe Beatles Choir: Volunteer Singalong | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required
All Day2016 Black History Month Film Festival | SF   FREE
5:00 pmSteam & Sound Night: DJs & Sauna Inside a Giant Mirrored Egg | SF   FREE*
*RSVP required for Steam and Sound Saturday nights.
7:00 pmBrave New Jokes: Comedy Showcase | Mission Dist.   FREE

Sunday, February 28, 2016

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Parkside & Sunset Residents
Sunday, February 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences

Each San Francisco neighborhood (defined by zipcode) can visit the California Academy of Sciences for free over a three-day weekend (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) in the spring and fall of each year. So more...

All DayTreasure Island Flea   $3
All DayFinal Day: 2016 Black History Month Film Festival | SF   FREE
6:00 pm’90s Simpsons Trivia Night & Watch Party | Mission Dist.   FREE
9:00 pm“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room   FREE

Monday, February 29, 2016

SF Zoo Free Admission Day

The San Francisco Zoo, Northern California’s largest zoological park and conservation center, periodically offers free admission for San Francisco residents. This urban oasis, nestled against the Pacific Ocean, provides a comfortable climate all more...


Tuesday, March 1, 2016

de Young Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
Tuesday, March 1 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply
| de Young Museum

Founded in 1895 in Golden Gate Park, the de Young Museum is a landmark art museum to showcase the museum’s priceless collections of American art from the 17th through the 20th more...

9:30 amLegion of Honor Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays   FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply
All DayFirst Day to RSVP: Free Pier Crabbing Lessons | Golden Gate Bridge   FREE*
*Free. but advanced RSVP is required - Call (415) 556-1693 (tours often book up more than a month in advance)
10:00 amConservatory of Flowers: Free Admission Day   FREE
11:00 amContemporary Jewish Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays   FREE
12:00 pmYerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) | Free First Tuesdays   FREE
6:00 pmRadar Reading Series: Indie Writers & Free Cookies | SF Main Library   FREE