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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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Community Free Days at Seymour Marine Discovery Center | Santa Cruz
Thursday, October 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Seymour Marine Discovery Center

Seymour Marine Discovery Center is an interactive marine science museum and aquarium with hands-on exhibits and a touch pool, located on the UC Santa Cruz campus. They open their doors to more...

10:00 amHidden San Francisco Walking Tours | SoMa  FREE
12:00 pmWin: Alcatraz “Night Tour & Boat Cruise” | SF   WIN
12:30 pmFree 30-Minute Core & Stretch Express | Salesforce Park   FREE
2:30 pmRooftop DJ Classes in Salesforce Park | SF   FREE
5:00 pmCreative Flow: Accessible Art Making Experience | Salesforce Park   FREE
5:00 pm“Pete Escovedo Day” Celebration | Oakland   FREE*
*Free and open to the public.
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 pmFree Third Thursdays at California Historical Society | SF   FREE
5:30 pmDJ Party in the Park “Thursdays on Vinyl” | Salesforce Park   FREE
6:00 pmKristeen Young Free In-store Concert | Amoeba SF   FREE
6:00 pmSeismic NightLife at Cal Academy of Sciences | SF   $13.50*
*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 pmExploratorium After Dark: Earthquakes | Pier 15   $19.95*
*$19.95 Adv/Door -  Free for Lab Members ($10 Add-On Ticket for the Tactile Dome)
6:00 pmWin Tix: Oakland’s 2019 “Autumn Lights” Festival | Lake Merritt   WIN*
*$20 Adv / $25 Door. Youth (ages 6-17) - $7 Adv /$10 Door. Free for children below 5.
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 pmMacy’s Men’s Tailor Event: Fashion, Music, Gifts & Rewards | SF   FREE*
*First 10 Star Rewards Members to purchase a Men's Suit will receive complimentary suit alterations.
6:30 pm$15 Off: “Terror Vault” SF’s Epic Halloween Haunt | San Francisco Mint   $15 off*
*Normally $62, get exclusive $47 tix with secret code FUNCHEAP on select dates. Limited to 50 per date.
7:00 pmThe Underground: Stand-Up Comedy at Oakstop | Oakland   $10*
*The show is $10 online or $15 Cash, Venmo or Square at the door. Complimentary pizza & wine will be served. Feel free to also BYOB or bring dinner. Show is 21+.
7:00 pmOakland Art Library Open House | East Bay   FREE*
*Free, with an RSVP
7:00 pm20% Off: “Disney on Ice” at Oracle Arena | Oakland   $15*
*Save 20% on tickets with promo code MOFUN (Savings valid on all shows except Saturdays & Sundays at 3 pm)
7:00 pmFree Monthly Outdoor Movie Night | Oakland   FREE*
*FREE with RSVP or $6 at the door
8:00 pmCoit Comedy: Stand Up Comedy & Free Golden Boy Pizza | SF   $5*
*Use "Funcheap" to get a 50% discount ticket with 1 drink minimum requirement. Otherwise it's $10.
8:00 pmHellaFunny Free Comedy Night at SF’s Biggest Comedy Club | Cobb’s   FREE*
*Free with RSVP. Like most comedy clubs there is a 2-drink minimum
8:00 pmHaight Ashbury Comedy Night | Milk Bar   FREE*
*Use promo code HELLAFUNNY for free tickets. Otherwise, it's $15.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Cal Academy of Sciences: Neighborhood Free Days | Bayview-Hunters Point & Bernal Heights
Friday, October 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free for SF residents with proof of neighborhood residency
| California Academy of Sciences

Each San Francisco neighborhood (defined by zipcode) can visit the California Academy of Sciences for free over a three-day weekend (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) in the spring and fall of each year. So more...

10:00 am2019 “Red Bull Heavy Water” Epic SUP Challenge | Under Golden Gate Bridge   FREE*
*Free to watch from the shore.
All Day2019 LGBTQ Career Fair: Diverse Networking & LinkedIn Profile Makeovers | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
All DayThe Best Bay Area Haunted Houses | 2019   FREE
1:00 pmSF State’s Astronomy Festival & Telescope Viewing Party | 2019   FREE
2:00 pm8th Ohlone Annual Big Time Gathering “8 Generations” | The Presidio   FREE
3:00 pmFree Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa   FREE*
*Free, but space is limited so an RSVP is requested.
3:00 pm“Block Fest” Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
5:00 pmWin Tix: VIP Reserved Seating: “Film Night in the Park” Hocus Pocus | SF   WIN
5:00 pm“Sundown Cinema” Halloween Outdoor Movie Night: Hocus Pocus | Dolores Park   FREE
5:00 pmFree Filipino Urban Dance Workshop | SoMa   FREE*
*RSVP Required
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.
6:00 pmFriday Movie in the Park: “Ant Man & The Wasp” | McCoppin Sq.   FREE
6:00 pmHayes Valley’s Free Outdoor Movie Night: “Booksmart” | SF   FREE
6:00 pmFree Halloween Outdoor Movie Night in a Pumpkin Patch | SF   FREE
6:00 pm3rd Friday: Free Outdoor Movie & Free Popcorn “Hotel Transylvania” | Final Day   FREE*
*Free Popcorn
6:30 pm“Terror Vault” SF’s Epic Halloween Haunt Returns | Oct. 10 – Nov. 10   $15 off*
*Normally $62, get exclusive $47 tix with secret code FUNCHEAP on select dates. Limited to 50 per date.
7:00 pm10% Off: “Fear Overload” Scream Park Haunted House | East Bay   10% Off*
*Exclusive ticket discount: Use code FUNCHEAP10 for 10% off tickets. General Admission: $25.99 on Sun-Fri, $30.99 on Sat & Oct 31. Fast Pass: $35.99 on Sun-Fri, $40.99 on Sat & Oct 31.
7:00 pmHaunted Railroad 2019 | Ardenwood Historic Farm   $12*
*$12 for aged 3 and up (2 and under free)
7:30 pmYou Betta Work Comedy Fiesta Show | San Mateo   FREE*
*Free with $5 Suggested Donation
7:30 pmFree Author Talk: Ed Hardy’s “Deeper Than Skin” | Green Apple Books   FREE
7:30 pm“HellaFunny Fridays” San Francisco Stand-Up Comedy Showcase | SoMa   FREE*
*Free with RSVP or $10 at the Door
7:30 pmHaunted Walk-through Maze of Terror | Peninsula   FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
8:00 pmWin Tix: SOLD OUT: Lively Lo-Fi Punk & Surf-Rock “The Regrettes” | August Hall   WIN
8:00 pmSan Jose Bike Party   FREE
8:00 pmFandango Jarocho: Son Jarocho Jam Session | Berkeley   FREE*
*Donations welcome
8:00 pmCANCELLED: Brave New Jokes: Comedy Showcase | SF   FREE
8:00 pmWin Tix: VIP Package “Terror Vault” 1874 Haunted House | San Francisco Mint   WIN*
*Use promo code FUNCHEAP for $15 off tickets - limited to 50 uses per night
8:00 pmSan Francisco October Comedy Festival | Oct. 18-19   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
9:45 pmWin Tix: Laurie Kilmartin: Live Album Recording | The Punch Line   WIN
10:00 pmHellaRnB Night (Beyoncé, Rihanna, TLC, Prince & More) | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP before 10:30pm; $5 after


Saturday, October 19, 2019

Yarn Bombing a Pumpkin Patch Forest | Salesforce Park
Saturday, October 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Salesforce Park

San Francisco resident Kristen McDonnell of YouTube channel “Studio Knit” will present her hand-knit public art installation commissioned by Salesforce Park, the public park atop Salesforce Transit Center. On display from October more...

All Day31st Annual San Francisco “Old Car Picnic” | Golden Gate Park   FREE*
*Free to gawk. Cost to show off your ride: Cars & Trucks $40 - Motorcycles $20 - Bicycles $10
All Day2019 Fall Harvest Festival: Cooking Demo, Pop-up Sukkot & Seasonal Craft | SF   FREE
All Day2019 Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival & Great Pumpkin Parade | Saturday   FREE
9:00 amSF Bicycle Coalition & ThinkFirst’s Helmet Giveaway | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
9:00 amSports Basement: Halloween 5K Race | Presidio   $40*
*$40 adults / $25 for 18 & under / $10 Ages for ages 14 & under
All DayFree de Young Museum Day: All 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 DayCal Academy of Sciences: Neighborhood Free Days | Dogpatch & Excelsior   FREE*
*Free for SF residents with proof of neighborhood residency
All DayFree Legion of Honor Museum Day: Bay Area 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 Day2019 Oktoberfest: Stein-holding Contest, Costumes, & Bavarian Food | Campbell   FREE*
*Admission is free for all ages. Food, beer, and wine prices vary.
All Day2019 Danville Fall Crafts Festival: Saturday | East Bay   FREE
10:00 amMission Science Workshop: Free Hands-on Science Saturday | SF   FREE*
*Donations are appreciated.
10:00 amStep-by-Step Composting Lecture | Burlingame   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
10:00 amCorgi Con Fall 2019: Massive Dogo Beach Paw-ty | Ocean Beach   FREE*
*Free with RSVP on Facebook
All DayFree PresidiGo Shuttle | Downtown to Presidio   FREE
10:15 amSF Chamber Orchestra “With Strings Attached” Children’s Concert | SF   FREE*
*Free, but seating is first come, first served
All Day2019 Potrero Hill Festival & Street Fair: 100+ Vendors & Live Music | SF   FREE
11:00 am2019 San Francisco Trolley Dances | Oct. 19-20   FREE*
*Free to watch; if you take Muni, fare is required. RSVP Required
All Day2019 Día de los Muertos Festival: Lowrider Altars, Mariachi & Lucha Libre | San José   $10*
*$10 General Admission; children 12 and under are free
All Day10% Off: Fisherman’s Wharf’s 2019 Clam Chowder Festival | SF   10% Off*
*Exclusive code FUNCHEAP for 10% off any ticket
All DayAlemany Farm 15th Annual Harvest Festival | SF   FREE
11:00 amDrop-In Bike Workshop & Advice | Mountain View   FREE
11:00 amFree Tix: “San Francisco Tea Festival” at Palace of Fine Arts | Oct. 19-20   FREE*
*Very limited free tickets with RSVP for GA tickets + porcelain tasting cup (swag bag not included). If free tickets are gone, use promo code FUNCHEAP for 50% off tickets
11:00 am“Science@Cal”: Renowned Scientist Lecture | UC Berkeley   FREE
All Day2019 Diwali “Festival of Lights” & Indian Food Festival | Newark   $5*
*$5 online
All Day5th Annual Walnut Creek Oktoberfest | Civic Park   FREE
All Day25th Annual Days of the Dead Community Celebration | Oakland Museum of California   $13*
*Free for OMCA members. Pre Sale: $13 adult admission / $8 seniors / $9 youth
All DaySF Open Studios 2019 | Richmond, Sunset, Cole Valley, West Portal, Excelsior & Balboa Park   FREE
12:00 pm“Outpost” San Francisco City Market 2019 | The Midway   FREE*
*RSVP Required
All Day“Svenatra in the Park” Masterful Majestic Orchestra | SF   FREE
All Day“OurTownSF” LGBTQ Non Profit Expo & Festival 2019 | Castro   FREE
1:00 pmFacebook’s Fall Fest: Latin Celebration & Halloween Bash | Facebook HQ   FREE*
*RSVP is requested.
1:00 pm3rd Annual San Francisco Archives Crawl | SFSU   FREE
1:00 pm2019 YBCA 100 Summit: Create Social Change Talk & Perofmances | SoMa   FREE*
*RSVP is encouraged
1:30 pmSF Chamber Orchestra “With Strings Attached” Children’s Concert | San Mateo   FREE*
*Free, but seating is first come, first served
2:00 pm2019 Annual Burning Man Decompression: “Black Top City” Street Faire | SF   $25*
*$25-35 in advance, $38 at the gate, kids 12 and under free. A portion of proceeds will benefit local neighborhood groups.
2:00 pm3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland   FREE
2:00 pmHowl-O-Ween: Halloween Paw-ty for the Pups | Mission Bay   FREE
2:00 pm8th Ohlone Annual Big Time Gathering “8 Generations” | The Presidio   FREE
2:00 pm2019 Litcrawl Book Fair | The Chapel   FREE
2:30 pmFree Public Art Lecture: Mexican Sugar Skull History & Creation | Berkeley   FREE
3:00 pmArt in the Park: Live Music, Arts & Spoken Word | Tenderloin   FREE
4:00 pmSF’s Filipino Night Market “Undiscovered” | SoMa   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP requested to get a free pin. Donations are appreciated.