San Francisco Calendar

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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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Salsa in the Square: Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble | Union Square
Wednesday, July 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square Park

Under the leadership of Dr. John Calloway, a multi-instrumentalist, composer and arranger who has worked at the creative edge of the Bay Area’s Latin music scene since the 1970s, the Latin more...

1:00 pmThe Changing World of Work & How to Get A Job | SF  FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
5:30 pmFree Laughter Yoga Class | UCSF  FREE
6:00 pm“Bridging Urban America” Documentary Screening | SF Main Library   FREE
6:30 pmSan Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Walls” | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. There is a $20 suggested donation.
7:00 pmAttractive Camp: Stand-Up Comedy Show | SF   $6*
*$6 when you use promo code "funcheapbaby". Otherwise, it's $12 online or $15 at the door.
7:00 pmLaborFest2017: “Building the Resistance to Trump” Lecture | SF   FREE
7:30 pm“Less” Book Launch | SF   FREE*
*Free, an RSVP is encouraged but not required.
7:30 pmWin Tix: KQED Arts’ “Bay Brilliant” Women Artist Showcase | SF   WIN
8:00 pmFree Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF   FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-15
8:00 pmWAM Presents Local Sirens: Incredible Women Musicians & Performers | PianoFight   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is encouraged. There is a suggested donation of $5-15.
8:00 pmWorld Class Comedy Wednesdays | Marina   FREE*
*Use promo code FUNCHEAP for free tickets. Otherwise $15.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Contemporary Reggae with the Rubadub Posse | Yerba Buena Gardens
Thursday, July 27 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)

Fronted by the incandescent Berkeley-raised vocalist Kimiko Joy, “RUBaDUB Posse” is a testament to reggae’s enduring power, celebrating songs of love, liberation, unity and justice that have inspired people across the more...

5:00 pm“Presidio Twilight” Campfire Party with Off the Grid | SF   FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
5:00 pmSpeak Cheesy: Free Grilled Cheese Sandwich & Beer Happy Hour | SF   FREE
6:00 pmExploratorium After Dark: Heat & Temperature on Full-Spectrum Science | Pier 15   $15*
*$15 General; $10 Members; Free for Lab Members ($10 Add-On Ticket for the Tactile Dome) Adults Only (18+)
6:00 pmBigPicture NightLife | California Academy of Sciences   $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
6:00 pmEngaging in Democracy: Short Films & Panel Discussion | SF Main Library   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
6:30 pmSan Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Walls” | Troupe Studio Space   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. There is a $20 suggested donation.
6:30 pm“Farm to Table Asian Secrets” Book Launch | Omnivore Books   FREE
6:30 pm“A Day in the Life: The World of Humans Who Use Drugs” Film Screening | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is encouraged.
7:00 pmLaborFest2017: “California in the Progressive Era” Panel Discussion | SF   FREE
7:00 pmLaborFest2017: “Song of The Stubborn One Thousand” Book Reading | SF   FREE
7:00 pm“Dramatic Story of the Watsonville Cannery Strike 1985-87” Discussion | SF   FREE
7:00 pmPunch Bowl: Showcase of Discovered & Undiscovered Music | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
7:30 pm“The Last Cowboys of San Geronimo” Book Discussion | SF   FREE
7:30 pmThe European-American Youth Guitar Orchestra Tour: Frets Afire Performance | SF   FREE
8:00 pm“Dinner with Friends” Free Play Performance | SF   FREE
8:00 pmWin Tix: 6th Annual Summer Comedy Jam w/ Kabir “Kabeezy” Singh | Cobb’s Comedy Club   WIN
8:00 pmHellaFunny on Haight Street | Milk Bar   FREE*
*Use promo code HELLAFUNNY for free tickets. Otherwise, it's $15.


Friday, July 28, 2017

Friday, July 28 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center

Nearly 30 food vendors in a huge circle with a full bar and bands in the middle? Now that’s a party; it’s also California’s largest weekly street food market.  Off the Grid is a weekly outdoor more...

11:00 amThe Unique Derique Comedy | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival  FREE
5:00 pmDJ SKWRLY D’s Trippy Tribute Mini Concert | Amoeba SF   FREE
5:00 pmFriday Nights at the de Young: Robert Moses’ Kin Performance | SF   FREE*
*All activities and admission to the permanent galleries on Friday nights are free and open to the public, but if you want to visit the museum's Special Exhibits, regular admission charges still apply.
5:00 pmAnchor Brewing’s Firkin Friday: “Christmas in July” Specials | The Yard   FREE*
*Free admission but bring money for food and drinks.
5:30 pmSan Francisco Critical Mass   FREE
6:00 pmFree Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF   FREE
6:00 pmEstablish Turns 5: Aloha Party, Artworks & Chamomile Beer | SF   FREE
6:00 pmRobots: Cybernetic Art Reception | SF   FREE
7:00 pmSan Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.   FREE
7:00 pmKim Jung Gi: Live Drawing & Sneak Preview of Solo Exhibition | SF   FREE
7:00 pm“Drunk On Color” Art Opening Reception | Sunset   FREE
7:00 pm2017 Festival of Inner Peace Tour: Indialucia Fusion Music & Dance Performance | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
7:00 pm“Rivers & Plains” Contemporary Exhibit’s Opening Reception | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
7:00 pmNoise Pop’s Summer Playroom: Free Drinks & Acoustic Sets | SoMa   FREE*
*RSVP Required - subject to capacity
8:00 pmInside Baseball: A Comedy Variety Show | SF   FREE*
*Free for Funcheap users who enter "FUNCHEAP" as a promo code at checkout. Otherwise it's $5.
8:00 pm“Twin Peaks” Costume Party & Concert Tribute | The Chapel   $7*
*$ if you wear a Twin Peaks Costume - otherwise it's $10
8:00 pm“Dinner with Friends” Free Play Performance | SF   FREE
8:00 pmNotes & Jokes: Musical Improv & Standup Comedy | SF   FREE
8:30 pmLast Fridays Outdoor Movie Night “Mrs. Doubtfire” | Pier 39   FREE
8:30 pmWin Tix: Pop Rock Electronica “Delta Rae” | Great American Music Hall   WIN
9:00 pmWin Tix: Authentic Afro-roots Tunes “Rex Suru” | Slim’s   WIN
9:00 pmWin Tix: Ex Indie Rock Icons Guitarist “Tobin Sprout” | Swedish American Hall   WIN
11:59 pmDelta Aquarids Meteor Shower & Dark Skies | 2017   FREE

Saturday, July 29, 2017

The Last Great Peach Event of 2017: 1/2 Price Flats | Ferry Building
Saturday, July 29 – 8:00 am | Cost: $15 | Ferry Building

CUESA Heads up, pie and preserve makers. Bella Viva Orchards will be offering flats of certified organic yellow peaches at half price for one day only at the Saturday Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. – more...

9:00 amDistrict 7 Community Clean Team Volunteer Program | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
All Day“Hawaii in July” Treasure Island Flea | SF   $3
10:00 amAether United & Razer League of Legends Tournament | SF   FREE
10:00 amBike Coalition Free Class: Traffic Skills 101 | SF   FREE
10:30 amWashoe Valley Duck Farm’s Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market   FREE
11:00 amCreative Family Fun Craft Making: Mark Your Mark with Nature Stamps | The Presidio   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
11:30 amFree Outdoor Yoga Day | Golden Gate Park   FREE
12:00 pmFree Muttville Dog Adoptions | SF   FREE
12:00 pmExplore the Micro-Community with Paper Microscopes | SF   FREE
All DayDolores Day Fest: Music & Picnic in the Park | SF   FREE
12:30 pm2017 Flagging in the Park | Golden Gate Park   FREE
1:00 pmMagic Meadow Pagan Harvest Ritual “Lammas 2017” | Golden Gate Park   FREE*
*Please bring food and non-alcoholic drinks to share, and flowers, drums, and other musical instruments are also welcome.
1:00 pmUke-Splosion: SF Ukelele Summer Jam | Yerba Buena Gardens   FREE
1:00 pmUnique Free Outdoor SFJAZZ Concert at Sutro Baths & Lands End | SF   FREE
1:00 pmStar Wars vs. Shakespeare: Free Outdoor Theatre Mash-Up | SF   FREE*
*Donations appreciated
1:00 pmBurton San Francisco: Free Backyard BBQ | SF   FREE
2:00 pmRevolutions Series: Kay-Beezy Fa Sheezy Mini Concert | Amoeba SF   FREE
3:00 pm“Recipes from the Herbalist’s Kitchen” Book Launch | Omnivore Books   FREE
3:00 pm“Saturdays Unplugged” Tiny Camping, Beer Tastings & Storytime | JCCSF   FREE
3:00 pmSites Unseen Art Launch: Crochet Jam & Zine Making Workshop | SoMa   FREE
5:00 pmHumans vs. Zombies Nerf Tag: Hostile Takeover | SF   FREE*
*If possible bring your own nerf loadout (some things may be provided if people let you borrow it), and a bandana
6:30 pm2017 Bay Area Poetry Marathon | SF   FREE
7:00 pmDrunkathalon: Free Comedy, Heckling & Cosplay | PianoFight   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
7:00 pmBrave New Jokes: Comedy Showcase | Mission Dist.   FREE*
*$2 with code "funcheapbaby" on Eventbrite; otherwise, it's $5.
8:00 pmWyatt Act’s “Open Captioning”: Improvised Dialogues & Cartoons | SF   FREE
8:00 pm“Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF   FREE*
*Free with code CHEAPBASTARD - otherwise it's $5
9:00 pmLate Night Downtown Comedy at SF’s Newest Art Bar | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP and code HELLAFUNNY. Otherwise $15 online $20 at the door
10:30 pmNo Scrubs: ’90s Hip Hop and R&B Dance Party | Bar Fluxus   FREE*
*Free with RSVP and code FUNCHEAP; otherwise it's $10

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Sunday, July 30 – 10:00 am | Cost: $3 | Treasure Island Flea (East Location)

Photo | Treasure Island Flea The Treasure Island Flea is a modern urban market for 15,000+ each month that houses around 400 curated vendors selling originally-made and designed items, artists, and antique/vintage collectors. Plus there’s more...

10:00 amLaborFest2017: Educational Action Conference | SF   FREE
10:00 amLaborFest2017: “Labor Politics & Architecture of San Francisco” Walk | ILWU   FREE
All Day51st Annual Festival of the Chariots | Golden Gate Park   FREE
All Day2017 “Up Your Alley Fair” & Fetish Street Festival | SoMa   FREE*
*Free, but a donations are requested.
All DayNational Cheesecake Day: 1/2 Price Slice | The Cheesecake Factory   50% off*
*One slice of cheesecake per dine-in guest. Must be present. Offer valid at restaurants in the U.S.A. and Puerto Rico.
All DayWorld Embroidery Day: Giant Peace Symbol Stitch-In | The Presidio   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 Circus Festival, Games & 100 Foot Giant Slide | Hunters Point   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested. All activities and show are free, but bring some money to buy food and support local vendors.
All DayFinal Day: Free Dog Adoptions in July 2017 | SF   FREE
All DayVolunteer at Stern Grove 2017: Free Seating, Parking, Snacks & Drinks | SF   FREE*
*Free, but registration is required.
12:30 pmFree Beyoncé “Formation” Dance Class | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
1:00 pmVictorian-Age Music of Gilbert & Sullivan | Golden Gate Park Band   FREE
1:00 pm“Now is the Time: Healthcare for Everybody” Film Screening | SF Main Library   FREE
1:00 pm2017 Frida Kahlo Festival: Frida Fairy Garden Workshop | Mission Dist.   $85*
*RSVP is required. Exact location will be provided after payment.
1:30 pmSan Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Walls” | Jerry Garcia Amphitheater   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
2:00 pmSan Francisco Ballet in the Park | Stern Grove Festival   FREE*
*Donations are appreciated.