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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

Thursday, October 1

SF’s Cable Cars are Back: Photos & Bell Ringing Day (Every Tue/Thu/Sat)
Thursday, October 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE
SF's Cable Cars are Back: Photos & Bell Ringing Day (Every Tue/Thu/Sat)

Although all the cable cars in service got replaced by buses on March 17th and won’t return “until further notice,” SF’s cable cars are making a comeback of sorts.
According to the Market Street Railway website, starting this past weekend, a cable car is now on …

SF’s “Conservatory of Flowers” Reopens on Oct. 1 SF's "Conservatory of Flowers" Reopens on Oct. 1

The Conservatory of Flowers will reopen to visitors beginning Thursday, October 1 with modifications in place to ensure public safety and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Guests will be required to wear face coverings and the Conservatory will limit the number of visitors to 25 percent …

Filipino “At the Table” Virtual Chef Night w/ Asian Art Museum
Thursday, October 1 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations Accepted - $0 to $25
Filipino "At the Table" Virtual Chef Night w/ Asian Art Museum

Global nomadic chef Yana Gilbuena dives into one of the most famous Filipino dishes, pancit, in this virtual At the Table. She will share her technique for making pancit molo (pork dumpling soup), a version from her home island in the Philippines. The recipe reveals …

Friday, October 2

Saturday, October 3

Free Guided Trail & Nature Walk | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, October 3 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE
Free Guided Trail & Nature Walk | Golden Gate Park
Asian Art Museum Re-opens (Free Admission Oct. 3-12) Asian Art Museum Re-opens (Free Admission Oct. 3-12)

The Asian Art Museum is welcoming you back to the museum on Oct 1–2 for members and Oct 3 for the general public. Admission will be free to all from October 3 through October 12.
Visitor Guidelines |  What to Expect | Plan your visit | …

West Coast Craft Market 2020: 50 Vendors Outdoors at Fort Mason
Saturday, October 3 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE
West Coast Craft Market 2020: 50 Vendors Outdoors at Fort Mason

The first West Coast Craft Market of 2020 will take place Saturday, October 3, from 10am to 4pm, at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco.
This single-day, outdoor market will be a smaller affair (and more socially distant) than you’re used to, but will bring together …

SF Chinatown “Walkway Weekends” Saturdays & Sundays (Thru Dec. 27)
Saturday, October 3 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE
SF Chinatown "Walkway Weekends" Saturdays & Sundays (Thru Dec. 27)
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2020: Online Mini Festival
Saturday, October 3 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2020: Online Mini Festival

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass was supposed to take place this weekend. But with all big events still prohibited, you can enjoy a virtual one-time-only Hardly Strictly Broadcast instead.
You’ll see new & archival performances from a stellar lineup of artists including Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Fantastic Negrito, …

Mission Youth Arts Festival 2020: Pop-Up Dance at 24th/Mission
Saturday, October 3 – 2:30 pm | Cost: FREE
Mission Youth Arts Festival 2020: Pop-Up Dance at 24th/Mission

On October 3rd, celebrated young voices of the Mission will come together to talk about “home” through dance and music. There will be a series of pop-up performances from Mission and 24th to Mission and 22nd Streets.
There will be two in-person showings on Oct 3. …

Sunday, October 4

SFMOMA is Back: Free Community Days (Oct. 4-18) SFMOMA is Back: Free Community Days (Oct. 4-18)

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) today announced it will reopen to the public on Sunday, October 4 with two weeks of Free Community Days and free parking through Sunday, October 18.
After more than six months of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, …