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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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Dueling Piano Party & Free Wine Night | SF

Join up for two back-to-back evenings (August 30-31, 2014) of interactive fun and entertainment when Dueling Pianos invades EvenKeel Lounge at Pier 2620 Hotel. As an exclusive perk, Funcheapers receive one complimentary more...

9:00 pm“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room   FREE

Monday, September 1, 2014

Il Giro di San Francisco Bike Race | 2014
Monday, September 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Levi's Plaza

Il Giro di San Francisco (formerly the “San Francisco Gran Prix”) is an annual bike race around the streets of San Francisco that’s had competitors cruising around the city since 1975. It’s more...

All DayLabor Day Parking Rules in SF | How Not to Get a Ticket   FREE*
*Free parking for M-F street sweeping, residential permits, and commuter towaway. Meters are still enforced. SF Port streets also are enforced.
9:30 am7 Different Free Guided Walking Tours: Labor Day | SF   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Japanese Tea Garden may require an additional charge.
11:00 amLabor Day 2014 Food Truck Picnic & Bottomless Mimosa Brunch | SoMa   FREE*
*Free Admission, but bring cash for trucks and $12 if you want bottomless mimosas
1:00 pmFree Labor Day Symphony Concert in the Park | Golden Gate Park Band   FREE
All Day12th Annual Cowgirlpalooza Patio Music Festival | El Rio   $10*
*Includes free BBQ
6:00 pmFree Slackline Yoga Class: Focus, Balance & Strength | SF   FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required.
8:00 pmBeatles Karaoke Night | Trendynob   FREE
8:00 pmMelt the Mic Free Comedy Night | North Beach   FREE
8:00 pmFree First Monday Jazz Concert | Make-Out Room   FREE
8:00 pmGettin’ Weird: Ladies Night Comedy Show | SF   FREE

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Legion of Honor Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays
Tuesday, September 2 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply
| Legion of Honor

The Legion of Honor displays a collection of 4,000 years of ancient and European art in an exquisite Beaux-Arts building in an unforgettable setting overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. Normally admission more...

9:30 amde Young Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays   FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply
10:00 amConservatory of Flowers: Free Admission Day   FREE
11:00 amFree Admission Day: Museum of Craft and Design | Dogpatch   FREE
11:00 amCartoon Art Museum: First Tuesday “Pay What You Wish” Day   FREE*
*Pay What You Wish Day
11:00 amContemporary Jewish Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays   FREE
12:00 pmYerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) | Free First Tuesdays   FREE
8:00 pmIt’s Just 2 Minutes: Stand-Up Comedy Game Show | Haight   FREE
8:00 pmWood Shoppe Free Concert Series | Brick & Mortar   FREE
8:00 pmComedy & Karaoke Night | SF   FREE
8:00 pmFree Bluegrass Rock ‘n Roll Concert: Jimbo Trout | The Chapel   FREE

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

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...

11:00 amGLBT History Museum: Free First Wednesdays | Castro   FREE
12:00 pmFree Guided Shuttle Tour: History, Nature & Hidden Nooks | Presidio   FREE
12:00 pmPhilosophical Performance Art: “Searching for Diogenes” | SoMa   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
6:30 pmDrink & Draw Art Event & Raffle | The Knockout   FREE
6:30 pmItalian Mystery Film Night: “Girl by the Lake” | SF   FREE
8:00 pmFree Wednesday Comedy “Royale With Cheese” | Tendernob   FREE
8:00 pmFree Grit-Pop Concert: Happy Fangs | The Chapel   FREE
9:00 pmFree Comedy: Showtime at Showdown | SF   FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Exploratorium After Dark: Piano Parade & Whimsical Exhibits | Pier 15
Thursday, September 4 – 6:00 am | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $15
| Exploratorium

In September, Exploratorium After Dark invites you to ponder the following: How would you improve our city’s public spaces? Contribute your vision at After Dark. Play in a parade of pianos, more...

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 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.
6:00 pmLower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin   FREE
6:30 pmTacolious Tasting Night & Book Party | Omnivore Books On Food   FREE*
*Food & drinks are while supplies last.
7:00 pmWin Tix: Khan Academy Founder Talk & 21st Century Visionary Award | Castro Theatre   WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $25
10:00 pmWin Tix: Popscene 2004: Millenium DJ Dance Party | SF   WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $5 before 10:30 pm / $10 after.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Friday, September 5 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food from food trucks.
| Fort Mason Center

Over 30 food trucks and street food carts in a huge circle with a full bar and bands in the middle? Now that’s a party. And it’s California’s largest weekly more...

5:00 pmFriday Nights at the de Young | 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
7:00 pmFree RAWdance Performance | Yerba Buena Gardens   FREE
7:30 pmSan Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays   FREE
8:00 pmWin Tix: The Ponies: Guitars & Bittersweet Hearts | SF   WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $15
9:00 pm“Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale   FREE
9:30 pmFirst Friday Free Comedy & DJ Party | SF   FREE

Saturday, September 6, 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...