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Johnny is a self-described cheap-aholic who hunts down the free-er side of San Francisco. He loves street fairs, free concerts in the park, and anywhere that offers free food. Johnny has been featured on KQED's Forum, CBS's Eye on the Bay and is a contributor to the San Francisco Bay Guardian, KFOG and KGO 810 AM. Johnny is the founder of FunCheapSF.com

Monday, August 26

Win Tix: “Don’t Let Go” Sneak Preview Movie Night in Oakland | Regal Jack London
Monday, August 26 – 6:30 pm | Cost: WIN | San Francisco Centre 9
"Don't Let Go" Sneak Preview Movie Night in Oakland | Regal Jack LondonEnter to Win

Join us at a special private sneak preview screening of the new time-traveling thriller “Don’t Let Go.” Opens August 30, 2019.
We’ll be giving away 25 pair of guaranteed tickets to this exclusive private screening.
You must check in no later than 6:30 pm for guaranteed seating. …

“Super Smash Bros Mondays” Are Back | SF
Monday, August 26 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE
"Super Smash Bros Mondays" Are Back | SF

After a few months off due to the construction turning Brewcade into The Detour, we welcome back “Super Smash Bros. Mondays” to our weekly lineup of free events.

Tuesday, August 27

Wednesday, August 28

Rosa Los Santos: Free Peruvian Lunchtime Concert | SF
Wednesday, August 28 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Rosa Los Santos: Free Peruvian Lunchtime Concert | SF

Thursday, August 29

Win: SF’s Epic Underground Bowling Alley | Fifth Arrow
Thursday, August 29 – 10:00 am | Cost: WIN*
*Win 55 minutes of bowling for up to 6 people
SF's Epic Underground Bowling Alley | Fifth ArrowEnter to Win

A historic venue reborn in downtown SF, Fifth Arrow is a charming restaurant, cocktail lounge and gaming parlor. Complete with three bowling lanes, they boast a surprisingly tasty menu of grass-fed sliders, seasonal salads and pizzas with hand-pulled mozzarella and a daily fresh naturally leavened sourdough crust. Fifth Arrow is located just …

“People in Plazas” 2019 Market Street Music Festival | SF
Thursday, August 29 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE
"People in Plazas" 2019 Market Street Music Festival | SF

Get ready for three different outdoor simultaneous concerts in the San Francisco- Brass Over Bridges at 303 2nd St., Samba at 2nd and Stevenson and Cuban at 333 Market St. all part of the summer-long People in Plazas free music festival.

Saturday, August 31

Sunday, September 1

All of SF’s Free Monthly Museum Days | August 2019 All of SF's Free Monthly Museum Days | August 2019

Whether the economy is strong or sour, most of the museums in San Francisco and the Bay Area throw their doors open once a month to allow free admission to all comers.
Generally on the first Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday of each month, these free days …

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, September 1 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE
"Return of the Cypher" Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room

Monday, September 2

Labor Day Parking Rules in SF | How Not to Get a Ticket Labor Day Parking Rules in SF | How Not to Get a Ticket

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 and rules.
Thankfully on Labor Day, the city of San Francisco is going to reward …

Free Labor Day Monday Symphony Concert in the Park | Golden Gate Park
Monday, September 2 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Free Labor Day Monday Symphony Concert in the Park | Golden Gate Park

Tuesday, September 3

Free Admission Day: Museum of Craft and Design | Dogpatch
Tuesday, September 3 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE
Free Admission Day: Museum of Craft and Design | Dogpatch
“People in Plazas” Free Surf Music Outdoor Concert | SF
Tuesday, September 3 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE
"People in Plazas" Free Surf Music Outdoor Concert | SF

Wednesday, September 4

Thursday, September 5