Upcoming Events

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Thursday, September 19, 2019

First Day for Tix to SFMOMA's "Soft Power" Artist Talk | Oct. 24
Thursday, September 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | SFMOMA

Timely and provocative, Soft Power is an exhibition about the ways in which artists deploy art to explore their roles as citizens and social actors. Appropriated from the Reagan-era term used to describe how more...

All DayA Super Rare “Free Museum Day” at SFMOMA | SF   FREE*
*Free but RSVP Required
All DaySF’s “Culture for Community” Festival | Yerba Buena District   FREE*
*Free admission to participating Yerba Buena district arts and culture institutions
All DayInternational Talk Like a Pirate Day 2019   FREE
5:00 pmFree Museum & Gallery Crawl: Yerba Buena Third Thursdays | SoMa   FREE*
*All gallery and museum entries will be free except for the Contemporary Jewish Museum which will be offering a special entry price of $5.
5:00 pmFinal of 2019: “Off The Grid” Twilight Campfire Party | Presidio   FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks
5:30 pm5-Course Tasting Menu w/ Vegan Option, 2-for-1 Cocktails | SF   $39*
*$39 for a 5-Course Tasting Menu (reg. $69), 2 for 1 Tropical Drinks. Please enter FC5-COURSE in your open table reservation or mention Funcheap to your host.
6:00 pm‘90s NightLife at Cal Academy of Sciences | SF   $13*
*Tickets subject to dynamic pricing and may change daily. Nightlife tickets typically range from $12 to $25. Day-of tickets will often be the highest. 21+
6:00 pm“Make” Summer Parklet Art Party | SF   FREE*
*This summer parklet party is free for all ages. Paid admission required to visit the museum.
6:00 pmCityDance 2019: Free Live Music, Bachata Dance Lesson & Beer Garden | San Jose   FREE
6:00 pmHumphry Slocombe: The Glenlivet Cocktail Party | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
6:00 pmThe Glenlivet & Humphry Slocombe Cocktail Ice Cream Party | Mission   FREE*
*RSVP via Eventbrite, must be 21+
6:00 pmExploratorium After Dark: Transportation Revolution | Pier 15   $19.95*
*$19.95 Adv/Door -  Free for Lab Members ($10 Add-On Ticket for the Tactile Dome)
6:30 pmFree Monthly Outdoor Movie Night: “The Room” | Oakland   FREE*
*FREE with RSVP or $6 at the door
7:00 pmThe Underground: Stand-Up Comedy at Oakstop | Oakland   $5*
*Free Pizza & Beer provided, Admission free to Oakstop members.
7:00 pmOakland Art Library Open House | East Bay   FREE*
*Free, with an RSVP
8:00 pm“Tindervention” Stand Up Comedy & Tinder Horror Stories | Cobbs   FREE*
*Free with RSVP. $17 without RSVP. Two Drink Minimum
8:00 pmWin Tix: Comedy Night: Scott Capurro (Comedy Central) | Punch Line   WIN
8:00 pmWin Tix: Russian Circles “Blood Year” North American Tour | August Hall   WIN
8:00 pmHaight Ashbury Comedy Night | Milk Bar   FREE*
*Use promo code HELLAFUNNY for free tickets. Otherwise, it's $15.
8:00 pm50% Off: Thoughtful Romance: Comedy Show about Modern Romance | SF   $5*
*$5 Adv using promo code FUNCHEAP / $10 Door
8:30 pmWin Tix: SFJAZZ John Hanrahan Quartet w/ Andrew Dixon | SF   WIN

Friday, September 20, 2019

The "Friends" Central Perk Couch Is Coming To SF
Friday, September 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | AT&T (Union Square)

Ever wanted to sit on the famous orange couch from Central Perk or knock on Monica and Rachel’s iconic purple door? Now, you can! Starting on September 20th, AT&T will transform more...

10:00 amFree Shakespeare in the Park: As You Like It | SF   FREE
All DayPARK(ing) Day 2019   FREE
All Day2019 Big Book Sale at Fort Mason | Friday   FREE*
*Free admission. On Sunday , Sept. 22nd, everything is $1
All Day2019 Friends of the San Mateo Public Library Fall Book Sale | Sept. 20-22   FREE
All DaySAJJ Mediterranean’s 10th Store Grand Opening | San Jose   FREE*
*The first 50 people in line at 11:00 a.m. will receive a FREE entree of their choice, and all day long, all guests can enjoy 50% off their entire order and free samples of SAJJ's signature Chocolate Hummus & Cinnamon Chips.
All Day2019 San Francisco Greek Festival Kick Off | Sept. 20-22   FREE
3:00 pm“Block Fest” Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
3:00 pmSchroeder’s 126th Oktoberfest Block Party | SF   FREE*
*Free, but food and drinks are for purchase.
3:00 pmFree Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa   FREE*
*Free, but space is limited so an RSVP is requested.
3:00 pmNorCal Night Market: 200+ Food & Shopping Stalls | Sept. 20-22   $5*
*Tickets are sold at the door. Children 3 and under are free. Parking is $10. Both admission and parking are cash only.
3:00 pm2019 San Jose Tet & Moon Festival | Sept. 20-22   FREE
4:00 pmSF Hispanic Heritage Festival: Free Zapotec Rugs Craft Making | Lake Merced   FREE
4:00 pm“Free Play” Weekend: 50+ Arcade Games & Pinball | Coin-Op   FREE
4:00 pmWin Tix: 2019 NorCal Night Market | Alameda County Fair   WIN*
*Single Day Pass $5 / 3-Night Weekend Pass $12 / Kids under 3 are Free
5:00 pm$15 Friday Tickets: Oktoberfest by the Bay 2019 | SF   $15*
*$15 Tickets (save $10) with promo code FUNCHEAP
5:00 pmOakland Museum of California: Hella Big 50th Birthday Party | Free Night   FREE
5:00 pm17th Annual Magical Glass Pumpkin Patch Reception | Los Gatos   FREE*
*Admission is free but please bring cash for purchase. Glass pumpkin prices start at $25 and go to $500+. Visa/MC accepted.
All DayOakland Cocktail Week 2019: Craft Cocktails at 50+ Venues | Sept. 20-29   FREE*
*FREE entry; $7 cocktails; Must be 21+
5:00 pm“Off the Grid” Fort Mason: Night Market & Food Truck Party | SF   FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
5:30 pmFree Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland   FREE*
*RSVP Required
6:00 pmScreen on the Green: Outdoor “The Incredibles II” Movie Night | Los Gatos   FREE
6:00 pmFree Summer Concert: World Music Party | San Bruno   FREE*
*Bring the whole family and do not forget to bring your chairs & blankets.
6:00 pmWin Tix: A.C.T.’s Drinks & Drama Fridays “Top Girls” | SF   WIN
6:00 pm3rd Friday: Free Outdoor Movie & Free Popcorn “Incredibles 2” | Millbrae   FREE*
*Free Popcorn
6:30 pmSF Hispanic Heritage Festival: “Off the Wall” Gallery Talk & Discussion | Mission Dist.   FREE
7:00 pmBrave New Jokes: Comedy Showcase | SF   FREE
7:00 pm2019 Art Explosion Fall Open Studios: Opening Gala | Mission Dist.   FREE
7:00 pmMovies Under the Stars “Jumanji” | Walnut Creek   FREE*
*Admission is free.
7:15 pmFree Movie In the Park: Incredibles 2 | San Mateo   FREE
7:30 pmYou Betta Work Comedy Fiesta Show | San Mateo   FREE*
*Free with $5 Suggested Donation
7:30 pmSan Jose Bike Party: The Dragon Ride   FREE
7:30 pm“HellaFunny Fridays” San Francisco Stand-Up Comedy Showcase | SoMa   FREE*
*Free with RSVP or $10 at the Door
7:45 pm2019 Movie Under the Stars: Instant Family | Menlo Park   FREE
8:00 pmFandango Jarocho: Son Jarocho Jam Session | Berkeley   FREE*
*Donations welcome
8:00 pmFree Summer Pop-Up Comedy Weekend | Sept. 20-21   FREE*
*RSVP Required, otherwise $10 at the door
9:00 pm“Comedy Soup”: Music, Comedy, Free Wine & Popcorn | Oakland   FREE*
*Free with an RSVP to soupcomedyrsvp@gmail.com, Suggested donation of $10 per person at the end of the night.
9:30 pm“HellaSingle” Comedy Show & Singles Mixer | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP or $15 at the Door
10:00 pmHellaRnB Night (Beyoncé, Rihanna, TLC, Prince & More) | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP before 10:30pm; $5 after

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Plogging Cleanup: Free Run & Trash Pickup | Emeryville
Saturday, September 21 – 8:30 am | Cost: FREE | IKEA Emeryville

What do you get when a bunch of Swedes, foodies, adventurers and sports lovers team up? A city-wide plog! A Swedish tradition, plogging is running and picking up litter. Join Emeryville companies more...

9:00 am2019 California Coastal Cleanup Day | How to Sign Up   FREE
9:00 amOakland “Creek to Bay” Volunteer Day | 2019   FREE
9:00 am2019 Coastal Cleanup Day | Albany   FREE*
*For groups of 7 or more, an RSVP is encouraged.
9:00 amCalifornia Coastal Cleanup Day & Free BBQ at Marin County | Sausalito   FREE
All DayThe Cactus & Succulent Society 14th Annual Fall Show & Sale | Sunnyvale   FREE
9:00 am“Kids Fly Free” Youth Plane Rides | Concord   FREE*
*Space is limited so please come early.
9:00 amBattle for the Bay Volunteer Challenge: San Francisco vs. Oakland   FREE
9:00 am2019 Burlingame Bayfront Cleanup Day   FREE*
*An RSVP is required for 150 Anza Boulevard. The Bayfront Park location is at capacity. 
9:00 amVolunteer at Alameda Coastal Cleanup Day | East Bay   FREE
All DayFree de Young Museum Day for SF Residents | Every Saturday   FREE*
*Free general admission to San Francisco residents. Valid ID or proof of residency required. This offer applies only to the permanent collection galleries.
All DayFree Legion of Honor Museum Day for SF Residents | Every Saturday   FREE*
*Free general admission to San Francisco residents. Valid ID or proof of residency required. This offer applies only to the permanent collection galleries.
9:30 am2019 Point Bonita Coastal Cleanup & Free BBQ | Sausalito   FREE*
*Free, but registration is required. Registration starts at 9 am.
All DaySmithsonian’s 15th Annual Free Museum Day | 2019   FREE*
*Free, but you must signup and download your free ticket
All Day2019 Pacific Fine Arts Festival: Saturday | Oakland   FREE
All DayFree PresidiGo Shuttle | Downtown to Presidio   FREE
All Day24th Annual Lafayette Art & Wine Festival: Saturday | East Bay   FREE*
*Free admission. Bring extra for drink purchase.
10:00 amSF 4th Garden Resource Day | Golden Gate Park   FREE
All Day2019 Fiesta de Artes: Art & Wine Festival + Live Music | Los Gatos   FREE*
*Free festival, but food and wine tasting, as well as some kids' activities will be for purchase. Plus, there will have tote giveaway for the first 50 who mention Funcheap.
All Day2019 Luna Park Chalk Art Festival | San Jose   FREE
All Day2019 Big Book Sale at Fort Mason | Saturday   FREE*
*Free admission. On Sunday , Sept. 22nd, everything is $1
10:00 amMission Science Workshop: Free Hands-on Science Saturday | SF   FREE*
*Donations are appreciated.
10:00 am2019 “Pier to Pier” History Walk & Festival | SF   FREE*
*Registration Required
All DayTransportation/Transformations Community Day | SF   FREE*
*Pay what you wish on Community Days.
All DayExploratorium Free Day: Fall Community Day | SF   FREE*
*Pay what you can; you may choose to enter for free or can choose to pay any amount should you have the means or desire to do so.
10:00 amAlonzo King’s LINES Ballet: Free Hip Hop Dance Workshop | SF   FREE*
*Registration Required
10:00 amSea Scout Open House: Free Lunch and Boat Rides | Redwood City   FREE
10:00 amWin Tix: “Abominable” Sneak Preview Movie | San Francisco Centre 9   WIN
10:00 am$5 Off: SF’s Fall Ball + Black & Gold Party: Daybreaker | 2019   $15*
*$15 Party / $35 Yoga + Dance
10:00 am2019 “City Kids” Family Fair: Elmo, Freebies & Fire Trucks | SF   FREE*
*RSVP and you could win great raffle prizes.
All Day2019 “Bark in the Park”: Largest Dog Fest in USA | San Jose   FREE*
*FREE with $6 donation per adult. Children and dogs get in free.
All Day17th Annual Magical Glass Pumpkin Patch: 3,500 Glass Art Pumpkins | Los Gatos   FREE*
*Admission is free but please bring cash for purchase. Glass pumpkin prices start at $25 and go to $500+. Visa/MC accepted.
All DayThe Bay’s Epic “Trash Party” Turn Trash Into Art | Albany   FREE*
*Registration is required / Entry is bring at least one piece of trash that can be converted into art .
10:00 amFree Oakland Guided Walking Tours | African-American History   FREE*
*Reservations are recommended by leaving a message on the Tours’ 24-hour hotline at (510) 238-3234 or via email to aallen@oaklandca.gov
10:30 amFree Mimosa “Boozy Brunch” w/ Vegan Options | SF   $12*
*Get one complimentary drink with your brunch - and don't forget to tip like a rockstar. Upgrade to bottomless for $12.
All Day25th Annual Sunset District Community Festival | SF   FREE
11:00 amFarmers Market String Band Contest | Berkeley   FREE
11:00 am“Science@Cal”: Renowned Scientist Lecture | UC Berkeley   FREE
All Day2019 Oakland’s “Eat Real” Street Food Festival | September 21-22   FREE*
*Free admission, but food and drink available for purchase.