Upcoming Events

Here’s a calendar listing of all of our upcoming fun & cheap events for the entire Bay Area including San Francisco, East Bay, Peninsula, South Bay and North Bay.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

CANCELED: Applebee's $1 Long Island Iced Tea |  Final Day
Tuesday, March 31 – All Day | Cost: $1 | Applebee's (Participating Locations)

Since all restaurants must be take-out only, there’s no way that this promotion can continue.

All Day$2 Tuesday Bowling Specials | Diablo Valley Bowl   $2
11:00 amCANCELED: 2020 Cesar Chavez Day Free Walking Tours | SF   FREE*
*Free tours but donations appreciated. Tours of the Japanese Tea Garden may require additional admission fee.
1:00 pmReporting on SF Politics During a Pandemic: Live Stream Talk   FREE
5:00 pmSF’s Iconic Drag Queen: Heklina Live Stream from Palm Springs   FREE*
*Free, but you have to have a free RushTix account. Donations, graciously accepted
6:00 pmSF City Hall Lights Up Blue, Pink & White for Transgender Day of Visibility | SF   FREE
6:30 pmCANCELED: 50 Years of Saving San Bruno Mountain | South SF   FREE
7:00 pmNerd Nite Silicon Valley | San Jose   FREE*
*Admission is donation-based.
7:00 pmCANCELED: SF History Night | Pacific Heights   $10*
*$10 for non-members; free for SFHA members
7:00 pmLive Stream: How to Use Tech During a Quarantine w/ NY Times’ Kevin Roose   FREE
8:00 pm“Town Business” Oakland Comedy Night | Every Tuesday   FREE*
*Free with RSVP. Otherwise $10 at door.
8:00 pmLast Tuesdays Comedy at The Layover | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

All of SF's Free Monthly Museum Days | April 2020
Wednesday, April 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Details vary for each museum and cultural institution
| All Over the Bay Area

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 more...

9:00 amCANCELED: Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF   FREE
All DayCANCELED: Free First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden   FREE
All DayFree Virtual Orchestra Music Class w/ Tim Davies   FREE
11:00 amGLBT History Museum: Free First Wednesdays | Castro   FREE
12:00 pmCANCELED: 42nd Annual “St. Stupid’s Day” Parade | SF   FREE
12:00 pmCANCELED: 1st Annual San Francisco Silly Walk | 2020   FREE
12:37 pmPOSTPONED: Oakland A’s $1 Game vs Houston Astros | 2020   $1*
*Tickets are available online only and will be delivered digitally.
2:00 pmCANCELED: Sanctuary City Project Silkscreen Pop-Up Cart | SF   FREE
3:00 pmCANCELED: Ranch First Wednesday Open Community Day | Napa   FREE*
*$5 donation suggested per person, but no one is turned away for lack of funds. RSVP requested but not required.
5:00 pmCANCELED: SF’s Epic “Western Wednesdays” & Free Bull Rides | Westwood   FREE*
*No cover. Free bull rides if you follow Westwood on Instagram
5:30 pm“Rainbow Family Night”: LGBTQ Parents Support Group | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required. There is also a suggested donation of $10 per adult however no one is turned away for lack of funds.
5:30 pmPOSTPONED: Heather Patterson “Reclaimed Terrain” First Art Show Gallery | SF   FREE
6:00 pm“Safe Words” Comedy & Hot Dogs | SF   FREE*
*Donation-based admission
6:30 pmIntro to Personal Safety & Self-Defense Class | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
6:30 pmDrink & Draw Art Event & Raffle | The Knockout   FREE
6:30 pmCANCELED: “South Side Beer Ride” Free Monthly Brewery Shuttle | SF   FREE*
*Shuttle is Free. Beer for purchase.
7:00 pmCANCELED: Suppressed: The Fight to Vote Film Screening & Discussion | SF   FREE
7:30 pmCANCELED: “Moonlight Comedy: No Cover Comedy & Karaoke Night | Oakland   FREE*
*Donation of $10-20 per audience member is recommended and appreciated.
7:30 pmHometown Free Comedy Night & Happy Hour | Emeryville   FREE*
*Free with an RSVP
8:00 pmBowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay   FREE
8:00 pm“The Dirty Show” Comedy Night | SF   FREE


Thursday, April 2, 2020

CANCELED: Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum | East Bay
Thursday, April 2 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to galleries. Film programs are excluded
| Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been canceled.

12:30 pmFree 30-Minute Core & Stretch Express | Salesforce Park   FREE
All DayPOSTPONED: 2020 Stern Grove Festival Announcement | April 2nd   FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated
3:00 pmBeing an ER Doctor at UCSF During Coronavirus: Live Online Talk   FREE
3:00 pmLive Stream Bay Area Farm Tour: Baby Goats + Watch Veggies Grow   FREE
4:00 pmMayor London Breed “Leading SF in a Time of Crisis” Live Stream Talk   FREE
5:00 pmCANCELED: Asian Art Museum’s $10 Thursday Nights | SF   $10*
*General admission tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, students and youths (age 13-17). There is a $10 surcharge for special exhibition tickets.
5:00 pmCANCELED: SF’s Live Country Music Thursdays | Westwood   FREE
6:00 pmCANCELED: Castro Art Walk | First Thursdays   FREE
6:00 pmCANCELED: Lower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin   FREE
6:00 pm“Baysia” Virtual Festival (April 2-4): DJs, Poetry & Cooking Classes   FREE*
*RSVP for Zoom Link
6:00 pmCANCELED: Exploratorium After Dark: Encoded | Pier 15   $19.95*
*$19.95 Adv/Door -  Free for Lab Members ($10 Add-On Ticket for the Tactile Dome)
6:30 pmPOSTPONED: Free Author Talk: Essential Vegetable Fermentation | Omnivore Books   FREE
7:00 pmClose-Up Comedy: Great Comics & Free Beer Giveaways | SF   $10*
*Beer, wine, and fancy pastries for sale
7:00 pmVirtual NightLife at Cal Academy of Sciences   FREE
7:30 pmCANCELED: Free Rooftop Stargazing Party “Astro Night” | UC Berkeley   FREE
7:30 pmCANCELED: Roving Pinball Tournament | SF   $5*
*21+. $5 entry plus coin drop for machines. Entry fee returned in prize money for winners.
8:00 pmNew Filmmakers Open Screening | Mission Dist.   FREE
8:00 pmThrowback Thursdays at Virgil’s: Late 90’s to Early 2000’s Pop | SF   FREE
9:00 pmBay Party Vibes on the D-block | SF   FREE
9:30 pmSadderday: An Emo/Pop-Punk/Screamo Dance Party | SF   FREE

Friday, April 3, 2020

CANCELED: Free First Friday Tour at the Museum of Art & History | Santa Cruz
Friday, April 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Normal price admission is $10.
| Museum of Art & History (Santa Cruz)

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been canceled.

All DayFree Admission Day | Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History   FREE
All DayFirst Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but there is a $5 suggested donation for the optional potluck lunch.
All DayHistory Museum: Free First Fridays | Redwood City   FREE
11:00 amTimbuk2 First Fridays Free Factory Tour | San Francisco   FREE*
*Free tours take place on the First Friday of the month, and tickets are required. Tours are limited to 20 people.
All DayPOSTPONED: Volunteer for Golden Gate Park’s 150th Community Day | SF   FREE
11:00 amLive Stream Chat w/ Obama’s Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett   FREE
All DayPOSTPONED: SF’s Biggest AIDS Quilt Display Ever | April 3-5   FREE
All DayCANCELED: Contra Costa Spring Home & Landscape Show | April 3-5   FREE
1:00 pmLive Streaming in the Age of Social Distancing w/ Twitch CEO   FREE
3:00 pmCANCELED: Rock ‘n Roll Half-Marathon Health & Fitness Expo | SF   FREE
3:00 pm“Block Fest” Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
3:00 pmFree Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa   FREE*
*Free, but space is limited so an RSVP is requested.
5:00 pmCANCELED: Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market, DJs & Off the Grid | Oakland   FREE*
*Most outdoor activities and entertainment is free and open to the public from 5-9pm. Ages 8 and under are free. Admission for members is always free.
5:00 pmPOSTPONED: “Oakland First Fridays” Street Festival   FREE
5:00 pmLive Talk: Eating, Shopping & Gardening with Author Michael Pollan   FREE
5:00 pmCANCELED: “Off the Grid” Fort Mason: Night Market & Food Truck Party | SF   FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
6:00 pmCANCELED: Hayes Valley’s Free Outdoor Movie Night: “The Farewell” | SF   FREE
6:00 pmCANCELED: North Beach First Fridays Art Crawl | SF   FREE
6:00 pmCANCELED: Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk   FREE
6:00 pmCANCELED: “Batch Made Market” Artisan Food | SF   FREE
6:00 pmCANCELED: $5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills   $5*
*From 6-10pm enjoy $5 admission to the Center. There is no pre-registration for First Fridays.
6:00 pm“Baysia” Virtual Festival: Poetry Night   FREE*
*RSVP for Zoom Link
7:00 pmCANCELED: 2020 Art Explosion Spring Open Studios: Opening Gala | SF   FREE
7:00 pmSouth First Fridays Art Walk | San Jose   FREE
7:30 pmMoonlight Comedy: No Cover Comedy & Dance Party | The Uptown   FREE*
*Donation of $10-20 per audience member is recommended and appreciated
8:00 pmSouth First Fridays Art Walk & Special Performances | San Jose   FREE
8:00 pmCANCELED: San Francisco Bike Party | First Fridays   FREE
8:00 pmOakland Critical Mass | First Friday   FREE
8:00 pmCANCELED: San Francisco’s Brand New “Mocktail Club” | Downtown SF   FREE*
*Free before 10:30pm, but an RSVP is required.
9:00 pm“Wrapped in Plastic” Jazz Quartet | The Royale   FREE
9:00 pmCANCELED: HellaRnB Night (Beyoncé, Rihanna, TLC, Prince & More) | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP before 10:30pm; $5 after
10:00 pmFirst Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland   $5*
*$5 cover
10:00 pmLast Nite: A 2000’s Indie Dance Party | SF   FREE*
*Free from 6 pm to 10 pm. $5 in advance, $10 at the door.

Saturday, April 4, 2020

POSTPONED: Golden Gate Park's 150th Anniversary Celebration + Free Ferris Wheel Rides | SF
Saturday, April 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Golden Gate Park

Due to coronavirus concerns, this event has been postponed from 4/4 to a later date TBD – Read more. San Francisco celebrates the 150th anniversary of Golden Gate Park with a park-wide more...

All DayPOSTPONED: Trail Mixer: Give Back Park Improvement w/ All-you-can-eat BBQ | SF   $25*
*10% discount for Funcheap Readers who use the code FUNCHEAPSF
9:00 amSick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden   FREE*
*Garden admission is free only if you're attending the Sick Plant Clinic.
9:00 amFirst Saturdays Free Outdoor Boot Camp | Oakland   FREE
9:00 amCANCELED: 89th Annual Easter Egg Hunt | South San Francisco   FREE
All DayPOSTPONED: 5 New Baby Bison Arrive at Golden Gate Park | SF   FREE
All DayCANCELED: Free de Young Museum Day for Bay Area Residents | Every Saturday   FREE*
*Free general admission to Bay Area residents. Valid ID or proof of residency required. This offer applies only to the permanent collection galleries.
All DayCANCELED: Free Legion of Honor Museum Day for Bay Area Residents | Every Saturday   FREE*
*Free general admission to Bay Area residents. Valid ID or proof of residency required. This offer applies only to the permanent collection galleries.
All DayCANCELED: Smithsonian’s 16th Annual Free Museum Day | 2020   FREE*
*Free, but you must signup and download your free ticket
All DayPOSTPONED: 2020 Cambodian Khmer New Year Festival | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted and an RSVP is requested.
All DayCANCELED: Rock ‘n Roll Half-Marathon Running Expo & Clinics | SF   FREE