Friday, September 16, 2016

Friday Nights at the de Young: Poetry & Film Screening  | de Young Museum

James Turrell’s “Three Gems” open during Friday Nights Barbro Osher Sculpture Garden 5:00 pm In 2014, artist James Turrell (b. 1943) contacted the Museums to refurbushThree Gems (2005), a site-specific “skyspace” located in a more...

5:00 pmFree Family Dinner & Movie | SF  FREE
5:30 pmDo What You Love Comedy Series | SF   FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested $5 donation and Funcheap readers can name their own donation price. RSVP is required. Otherwise $15 at door.
9:00 pmThat ’80s Show: The Ultimate ’80s Dance Party | SF   FREE*
*Free before 10 pm, $5 after. 21+

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Sports Basement's 3rd Annual Yoga Fest | Mission Dist.
Saturday, September 17 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Donations are accepted.
| Sports Basement (Bryant St.)

Photo | internationalyogafestival.comJoin for Sports Basement’s Third Annual Yoga Fest at Sports Basement on Bryant Street. This year they have an exciting lineup of awesome yoga instructors teaching diverse classes. They will more...

All DayFree PresidiGo Shuttle | Downtown to Presidio   FREE
All Day2016 “Peace In The Park” Festival | Golden Gate Park   FREE
All Day2016 “Tour de Fat” Bike & Beer Festival | Golden Gate Park   $10*
*General admission is $10. Children 12 and under are free.
All Day2016 Superhero Street Fair | SF   $10*
*Technically the fair is free, but a SuperHero Sticker gets you $2 off every alcoholic drink at the bars, discounts with the vendors, and shows your support for everything the fair has to offer.
1:00 pmAugmented Reality Of Capture The Flag Adventure | SF   $5*
*All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to an awesome San Francisco nonprofit organization.
2:00 pm“Sketchboard”: Figure Drawing Art Class & Live Music | The Haight   $5*
*Donation-based admission: $5-15
2:00 pmFree Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter’s Tale | The Presidio   FREE
2:00 pmAnime & Manga Club: An Afternoon Full Of Fun | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
7:00 pmOrder of the Remix: Harry Potter Themed Scavenger Hunt | SF   FREE
9:00 pmNew Wave Dance Party | SoMa   $7*
*$7 before 10pm / $12 after
9:00 pmThe Queen is Dead: Morrissey & The Smiths Dance Party | SF   $5*
*Typically $5 at the door. But some months they do change more depending on the event theme or if there's a live band
9:00 pm“Fringe” Indie Music Video Party | Madrone Art Bar   FREE*
*Free before 10 pm with RSVP on Facebook; otherwise, it's $5. 21+
11:59 pmSan Francisco Midnight Mystery Ride | SF   FREE


Sunday, September 18, 2016

LeatherWalk 2016: Kinky Leather Parade | Castro to SoMa
Sunday, September 18 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are encouraged. Registration requested. Bring cash for drinks.
| Jane Warner Memorial Plaza

Photo | Robert Galbraith LeatherWalk is the official kick-off for San Francisco’s Leather Pride Week which culminates one week later at the Folsom Street Fair. Walk together to celebrate leather, kink, family and more...

10:00 amViva Calle: Walk, Play & Skate Safely In The Streets | San Jose   FREE
11:00 amOff the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF   FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
12:00 pm2016 “Comedy Day in the Park” Free Festival | Golden Gate Park   FREE
1:00 pmFree Irish Symphony Concert & Dancing in the Park | Golden Gate Park   FREE
2:00 pmFree Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter’s Tale | The Presidio   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.

Monday, September 19, 2016

3:00 pmTour of Diego Rivera’s 1st US Mural | Union Square  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Please note, the tour is limited to 25 people.
8:00 pm“Jury Duty” Comedy Improv Battle | Haight  FREE
9:00 pm“Resistance is Futile” Free Comedy Night | SF  FREE

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Sketchy Tuesday: 2016 Architecture & the City Festival | SF
Tuesday, September 20 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| The Ramp

Sketchy Tuesday is an urban sketching adventure. Gather with a group of architects, sketchers, designers and enthusiasts one Tuesday each month at noon to sketch the city and chat with a more...

12:00 pmPeople in Plazas: Free Latin Jazz Concert | Rincon Center  FREE
5:30 pmThe Stinky Cheese Club | Bender’s   FREE*
*Bring in a good cheese to share and get a free drink.
6:00 pm“In Search of Great Men” Art Exhibit & Discussions Of The Curators | SF   FREE
7:00 pmYum & Yummer: A Comedy Showcase | SF   FREE
7:00 pmFree Astronomy Lecture | Presidio   FREE
8:00 pmMilkin’ It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight   FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Wednesday, September 21 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Innovation Hangar at Palace of Fine Arts

Photo | pics-about-space.comOn September 21-22, 2016, Dent:Space takes place at the Innovation Hangar at the Palace of Fine Arts (formerly the Exploratorium Museum) with two stages of fascinating speakers spanning the more...

11:00 am“Biblio Bistro” Farmers’ Market Cooking School | UN Plaza   FREE
6:00 pmSalsa In The Square: Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble | Union Square Live   FREE
7:00 pmNerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club | Rickshaw Stop   $8
7:00 pmSF’s Beer Bus: Free Monthly Brewery Shuttle | Mission/Bernal   FREE*
*Free shuttle. Bring money for beer and food.
7:00 pmFree Comedy Night with Danny Dechi | Outer Richmond   FREE
6:00 pmFree Movie Screening: “Lost Landscapes” | SF Main Library   FREE

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Thursday, September 22 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Innovation Hangar at Palace of Fine Arts

Photo | pics-about-space.comOn September 21-22, 2016, Dent:Space takes place at the Innovation Hangar at the Palace of Fine Arts (formerly the Exploratorium Museum) with two stages of fascinating speakers spanning the more...

6:00 pmForest NightLife | California Academy Of Sciences   $15*
*This event is for ages 21 and older. IDs are required for entry.
6:30 pm“On Air: A Live Reading” Asian Art Museum: $5 Thursday Nights | SF   $5*
*$5 for admission after 5 pm to general galleries; admission to special galleries may be extra.
6:30 pmPoetry Thursdays at Readers Bookstore | Fort Mason   FREE
7:30 pmMonthly Películas de Oro & Mezcal Tasting | SF   $8

Friday, September 23, 2016

Friday Nights at the de Young: Art-Making Stations | de Young Museum

James Turrell’s “Three Gems” open during Friday Nights Barbro Osher Sculpture Garden 5:00 pm Visit James Turrell’s Three Gems in the Osher Sculpture Garden during its optimal viewing time—at sunset! Open 5–8:45 pm. In 2014, more...

6:00 pmFree Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF   FREE

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Switzerland at Pier 17 Grand Opening Weekend: Talks & Workshops | SF
Saturday, September 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free but you must request an invitation
| Switzerland at Pier 17

Switzerland at Pier 17 You’re invited to join the Consulate General of Switzerland, swissnex San Francisco, Swiss Business Hub, and Switzerland Tourism to celebrate the Grand Opening of Switzerland’s new interdisciplinary hub more...

All DaySmithsonian’s 12th Annual Free Museum Day | 2016   FREE*
*Museum ticket required from http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/
All DayNational Public Lands Volunteering Day | 2016   FREE*
*Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included unless stated otherwise
12:00 pmLyrical Workshop: Emerge With Better Songs | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
2:00 pmFree Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter’s Tale | SF   FREE
6:30 pm100 Thousand Poets For Change Poetry Readings | SF   FREE
7:00 pmBrave New Jokes: Comedy Showcase | Mission Dist.   FREE*
*Free with code "funcheapbaby" on Eventbrite; otherwise, it's $5.
7:00 pmEndersnight Ancient and Modern Choral Night | SF   FREE*
*Admission free; $20 donations are gladly accepted.
7:05 pmFilm Night In The Park: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” | Dolores Park   FREE
8:00 pmSwitzerland at Pier 17 Grand Opening Party & Concerts | SF   FREE*
*Free but you must request an invitation

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Treasure Island Flea
Sunday, September 25 – All Day | Cost: $3 | Great Lawn

Photo | Treasure Island Flea The Treasure Island Flea is a modern urban market for 20,000+ each month that houses around 400 curated vendors selling originally-made and designed items, artists, and antique/vintage collectors. Plus there’s more...

All Day2016 Folsom Street Fair | SoMa   FREE*
*The event is free, but donate $10 or more at the gates and get a sticker that entitles you to $2 off each drink all day. 100% of the donations benefit charity.
11:00 amOff the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF   FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
1:00 pmTraditional North African Instruments | Yerba Buena Gardens   FREE
1:00 pmFree Spanish Symphony & Dancing in the Park | Golden Gate Park   FREE
1:00 pmSwitzerland at Pier 17 Grand Opening Open House | SF   FREE*
*RSVP Required
2:00 pmFree Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter’s Tale | SF   FREE
6:00 pm’90s Simpsons Trivia Night & Watch Party | Mission Dist.   FREE
7:00 pmAttractive Camp: Stand-Up Comedy Show | SF   $6*
*$6 when you use promo code "attractivecamp". Otherwise, it's $12 online or $15 at the door.
8:00 pmWheel of Karaoke West: Standup Showcase & Karaoke Contest | SF   FREE

Monday, September 26, 2016

2016 Presidential Debates Watch Party | SoMa StrEat Food Park
Monday, September 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| SoMa StrEat Food Park

Photo | via FuncheapSF Facebook Page Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have blasted away at each other for months now in campaign events. Attacks at both conventions have heightened public interest for more...

8:00 pmGettin’ Weird: Comedy w/ Stokes & Holtz | SF   FREE
8:30 pmMonday Night Comedy with Free Cake | Blondies   FREE
8:30 pmLaughgasm: Monday Comedy at the Rite Spot | SF   FREE

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Sketchy Tuesday: 2016 Architecture & the City Festival | SF
Tuesday, September 27 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Heath Ceramics

Sketchy Tuesday is an urban sketching adventure. Gather with a group of architects, sketchers, designers and enthusiasts one Tuesday each month at noon to sketch the city and chat with a more...

6:30 pmCookies & Comedy Night | SF   FREE
8:00 pmHaight Street Comedy Night, Games & Prizes | SF   FREE

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Art As Archiving: From Dump To Artifacts  | SF
Wednesday, September 28 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Eric Quezada Center

Jenny Odell brings an update on her ongoing project, the Bureau of Suspended Objects, which seeks an archaeological approach to the present by researching and archiving everyday discarded (or about-to-be-discarded) objects. First more...

5:30 pmFree Laughter Yoga Class | UCSF  FREE
6:00 pmSwing In The Square: Steve Lucky & The Rhumba Bums | Union Square Live  FREE
8:00 pmFree Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF   FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-$15
6:00 pmLearning The Trade Of The Family: Free Movie Screening | SF Main Library   FREE

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Sharktoberfest NightLife | California Academy Of Sciences
Thursday, September 29 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15 | California Academy of Sciences

It’s that time of year again—when toothy sharks and thirsty humans unite for a salute to brews with an aquatic twist. In the East Garden, sip your way through a pop-up beer more...


Friday, September 30, 2016

Free Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter's Tale | SF
Friday, September 30 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre (McLaren Park)

For the 33rd season of Shakespeare in the Park, SF Shakes will present a production of The Winter’s Tale. Luminous and heartbreaking, tragic and gloriously funny, The Winter’s Tale is the crowning achievement of Shakespeare’s more...

All DayHardly Strictly Bluegrass 2016: Friday | Golden Gate Park   FREE
5:00 pmArt Night SF: Mid-Market Art, Live Music & Karaoke | UN Plaza   FREE
5:00 pmFriday Nights at the de Young: 6th Annual Tiara Sensation | de Young Museum   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.
5:30 pmSan Francisco Critical Mass   FREE
7:00 pmUrban Square Dance & Live Music | SF   $5*
*They ask for a $5-$10 donation.
7:00 pmSan Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.   FREE

Saturday, October 1, 2016

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...

9:00 amGarden Volunteer Workparty “Kezar Triangle” | Golden Gate Park  FREE*
*Please RSVP to recparkvolunteer@sfgov.org.
9:00 am“Park Greening Day” Volunteer Party | Alamo Square Park  FREE*
*Please RSVP to recparkvolunteer@sfgov.org.
10:00 amFree Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter’s Tale | SF   FREE
All DayHardly Strictly Bluegrass 2016: Saturday | Golden Gate Park   FREE
All DayMAPP: October Art & Performance Crawl | Mission Dist.   FREE
8:00 pmOutdoor Movie Night at The Yard | Mission Rock   FREE
8:00 pmSea Chantey Sing Along Aboard Historic Ship | SF   FREE*
*RSVP required 415-561-7171 or peter_kasin@nps.gov, Bring a mug for cider
9:00 pmPrince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party | NoPa   $5

Sunday, October 2, 2016

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...

10:00 amAsian Art Museum Free Admission Day | SF   FREE*
*Special exhibitions may require separate admission surcharge