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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, April 25

Avengers: Endgame $8 Opening Night at the Drive-In | Bay Area Avengers: Endgame $8 Opening Night at the Drive-In | Bay Area

Think it’s ridiculously expensive to see a movie on opening night? Or that tickets are already sold out? Guess again.
The two Bay Area West Wind Drive-Ins are dedicating almost all of their screens to Avengers: Endgame for the pre-release night on Thursday, April 25, 2019. …

Saturday, April 27

Free Smuin Ballet Tickets at YBCA | SF Free Smuin Ballet Tickets at YBCA | SF

After ten years as Choreographer-in-Residence, master dance maker Amy Seiwert returns to Smuin for its quarter-century celebration with a smashing world premiere featuring her signature choreography, described by the San Francisco Chronicle as “keeping founder Michael Smuin’s legacy of unabashed showmanship alive.”
Tickets to Smuin’s Dance …

Sunday, April 28

2019 Cherry Blossom Festival | Cupertino
Sunday, April 28 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE
2019 Cherry Blossom Festival | Cupertino
“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, April 28 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE
"Return of the Cypher" Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room

Tuesday, April 30

$5 Avengers: Endgame Movie Tickets | Discount Tuesdays $5 Avengers: Endgame Movie Tickets | Discount Tuesdays

What’s the cheapest way to see Avengers: Engame in the theaters?
For the latest blockbuster-to-be, Avengers: Endgame, we’ve checked out the prices for several Bay Area movie theaters and have found tickets as low as $5 on Tuesdays at Century/CineArts theaters plus the Grand Lake Theater in …

SF History Night: Unsolved Mysteries of San Francisco | Pacific Heights
Tuesday, April 30 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $10*
*$10 for non-members; free for SFHA members
SF History Night: Unsolved Mysteries of San Francisco | Pacific Heights

Who was Erdnase, the enigmatic author of card magic’s greatest book — and was he a serial killer? Who was responsible for the Preparedness Day Bombing in 1916, the worst act of terrorism in San Francisco history? And what do we know today about the …

Friday, May 3

Saturday, May 4

Free Guided Trail & Nature Walk | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, May 4 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE
Free Guided Trail & Nature Walk | Golden Gate Park

Sunday, May 5

Tenderloin Neighborhood Part I: Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides Tenderloin Neighborhood Part I: Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides

Explore the Tenderloin’s isolated rural village beginnings and its years as a quiet residential and small business neighborhood. Find out how it morphed into San Francisco’s hotel and silk stocking entertainment and vice district, how it became part of the mean streets in the last …