San Francisco Calendar

San Francisco is super spendy to live in, but there’s always a ton of fun, free & cheap things to do… if you know where to look. Here’s our calendar of upcoming fun, yet affordable, events.

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Monday, June 17, 2024

A Must-See Exhibit "Phoenix Kingdoms" at Asian Art Museum (On View 'til July 22)
A Must-See Exhibit “Phoenix Kingdoms” at Asian Art Museum (On View ’til July 22)
Monday, June 17 – 10:00 am - Ends at 5:00 pm | Cost: $30 | Asian Art Museum

Rising from the ashes of conquest, two brilliant but forgotten cultures claim their rightful places in China’s history. “Phoenix Kingdoms: The Last Splendor of China’s Bronze Age” is on view through more...

6:30 pm“Cosmic Maps” Exhibition & Talk Series (June 17 – July 12)   FREE*
*RSVP is reqired
7:00 pmSF’s “Wurst Drag Trivia” (Every Monday)   FREE
8:00 pmMirthquake: Monday Live Comedy in the Richmond w/ $5 Drinks (SF)   FREE*
*free tickets, RSVP to ensure a spot, 21+

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Cinematic San Francisco: Free Film Festival of SF in Movies ("Golden Gate Bridge")
Cinematic San Francisco: Free Film Festival of SF in Movies (“Golden Gate Bridge”)
Tuesday, June 18 – 6:00 pm - Ends at 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library

Jim Van Buskirk, a retired SFPL librarian, major movie buff and public speaker, is the co-author of Celluloid San Francisco: The Film Lover’s Guide to Bay Area Movie Locations as well as more...

7:30 pmSF Gay Men’s Chorus & SF Symphony’s “All We Need is Love” Concert   $20*
*Tickets start at $20
8:00 pmFREE TIX: SF’s New Polk Street Comedy Blast (2024)   FREE*
*Free with code FUNCHEAP (limited tickets)
6:00 pmTaco Tuesday w/ $2 Margaritas at Westwood (SF)   FREE*
*No cover. $2 margarita with a purchase of a taco (starting at $4.75)


Wednesday, June 19, 2024

$2 Taco Night + Happy Hour Comedy at Skylark (SF)
$2 Taco Night + Happy Hour Comedy at Skylark (SF)
Wednesday, June 19 – 8:00 pm - Ends at 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required. 2 drink minimum. 21+
| Skylark Bar

Join us for a night of laughter featuring Bay Area’s top rising comics! We showcase comedians that have been on Netflix, Comedy Central, Amazon, HBO… so come through and you may more...

7:00 amFree National Parks Day: Muir Woods & Yosemite for Juneteenth 2024   FREE*
*The entrance fee waiver for fee-free days does not cover amenity or user fees for activities such as camping, boat launches, transportation, or special tours. Although the entrance fee is waved, paid parking/shuttle reservations required for Muir Woods even on free days.
9:00 amJapanese Tea Garden’s Free Admission Hour (Golden Gate Park)   FREE*
*Free from 9-10am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday; otherwise non-resident admission is $12 - $16 depending on the season. San Francisco residents are always free with valid ID
10:00 am“Pay What You Can” Wednesday at SF’s Museum of Craft and Design   FREE*
*Pay What You Can. Visitors are welcome to pay what they can every Wednesday
11:00 amFree Admission Day at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA)   FREE
6:00 pm“Wiener Wednesday” Free Hot Dog Night at Rye (SF)   FREE*
*Every Wednesday, Free Hot Dogs with every Hornitos Cocktail purchase
6:00 pm50¢ Wing Wednesdays at Westwood (SF)   FREE*
*50 cent wings! Minimum of 6 wings (range of flavors) with a drink purchase.
6:00 pmCarol Doda Topless at the Condor: Free Film + Director Q&A (North Beach)   FREE
7:00 pmBlack Hammer’s Free “Hopped Up” Trivia Night (Every Wednesday)   FREE
7:00 pmSF Amateur Astronomers Lecture: Cosmic Shadow Theater (Randall Museum)   FREE
7:00 pmCastro Theatre’s Iconic Neon Blade Sign & Marquee Official Relighting Party   FREE
7:00 pmCastro’s Juneteenth Block Party: Lil Nas X Outdoor Screening & Drag Show   FREE
7:30 pm“Wolfman Jeff Trivia” Night at SF’s Willkommen Beer Garden (Every Wednesday)   FREE

Thursday, June 20, 2024

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival 2024 Free Concert in the Park (Christelle Durandy & SankTET)
Yerba Buena Gardens Festival 2024 Free Concert in the Park (Christelle Durandy & SankTET)
Thursday, June 20 – 12:30 pm - Ends at 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens

A mesmerizing vocalist, Christelle Durandy has forged an Afro-Caribbean repertoire as intricate and multifarious as her own identity. Raised in France by a mother from Reunion Island and a father from more...

5:30 pmMAKE After-Hours at SF’s Museum of Craft and Design (June 2024)   $8*
*Normally $10, save $2 off tickets with code FUNCHEAP - Pre-registration encouraged.
8:00 pmFREE TIX: SF’s New Polk Street Comedy Blast (Thursday Night)   FREE*
*Free with code FUNCHEAP (limited tickets)
5:00 pmAsian Art Museum’s $10 Thursday Nights (SF)   $10*
*General admission tickets are $10 for adults, $8.50 for seniors, students and youths (age 13-17).   
5:00 pmSummer Solstice Stroll & Art Walk (Bernal)   FREE
7:00 pm“Throwback Thursday” at Del Mar: ’90s to ’00s Party (SF)   FREE*
*No cover all night

Friday, June 21, 2024

San Francisco Pride w/ Free Pride Bandanas for Pets at the SF SPCA (June 15-30)
San Francisco Pride w/ Free Pride Bandanas for Pets at the SF SPCA (June 15-30)
Friday, June 21 – 11:00 am - Ends at 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free Pride bandana for your furry friend, while supplies last
| SF SPCA Adoption Center (Mission)

Celebrate Pride Month with the SF SPCA! From June 15-June 30, 2024, stop by the SF SPCA adoption center and receive a free Pride bandana* for your furry friend! Show off their more...

12:00 pmFree “Circus Bella” in the Park (2024 Yerba Buena Gardens Festival)   FREE
7:00 pmLaugh GPT: SF’s First AI-Powered Stand-up Comedy Show (2024)   FREE*
*Use secret code HUMAN for comp tickets, otherwise, $10 off with secret code FUNCHEAP
7:00 pmSan Francisco POC Comedy Night (Fridays & Saturdays)   FREE*
*Use secret code FUNCHEAP for comp tickets, otherwise, $10 off with secret code FUNCHEAP
7:00 pm“Crazy Funny Asians” Friday Night Comedy Show (SF)   FREE*
*Free tickets, but RSVP Required. Donations ($5-$10) greatly appreciated.
7:00 pmSF’s Winter Beer & Comedy Festival 2024 (Speakeasy Brewery)   FREE*
*Free with secret code FUNCHEAPGUEST. Normally $5-15.
7:30 pmSF Symphony’s Classical Concert w/ Esa-Pekka Salonen & Yefim Bronfman (June 21-23)   $39*
*Adult single ticket starts at $39
8:00 pmSF’s 17-Year Run “Secret Improv Society” (Fridays & Saturdays)   $20*
*Normally $25, use secret code FUNCHEAP for $5 off tickets
2:00 pmStern Grove RSVPs Opens at 2pm: Masego (7/21)   FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated. Advanced Tickets required
5:00 pm$1 Drink Fridays: “Battle of the Decades” DJ Party (North Beach)   FREE*
*Free admission with RSVP on Eventbrite

Saturday, June 22, 2024

"Crazy Funny Asians" Comedy Showcase (SF)
“Crazy Funny Asians” Comedy Showcase (SF)

Inspired by the blockbuster movie, see some of the Bay Area’s top comedians at San Francisco’s Crazy Funny Asians comedy showcase, presented by Funcheap and HellaFunny. Let’s celebrate the Bay’s Asian-American culture more...

7:00 pm“Comedians with Criminal Records” Live in SF (2024)   FREE*
*Limited free tickets w/ secret code FUNCHEAPGUEST. Otherwise $5 off with secret code FUNCHEAP
7:00 pmSF’s “Black Laughs Matter” North Beach Comedy Pop-Up (2024)   FREE*
*Free with RSVP (normally $15-25)
7:00 pmSan Francisco POC Comedy Night (Fridays & Saturdays)   FREE*
*Use secret code FUNCHEAP for comp tickets, otherwise, $10 off with secret code FUNCHEAP
7:30 pmSF Symphony’s Classical Concert w/ Esa-Pekka Salonen & Yefim Bronfman (June 21-23)   $39*
*Adult single ticket starts at $39
10:30 pmNo Scrubs: ’90s Hip Hop and R&B Night (SF)   FREE*
*Free with RSVP before 11pm. Otherwise Get $5 off "Entry anytime" Tickets - Early Bird tickets $5 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $10-15). Two drink minimum
9:30 amFree 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. Advanced timed tickets required.
9:30 amFree “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. Timed advanced tickets required
11:00 am12th Annual Northern California Soy and Tofu Festival (2024)   FREE
11:00 amSummer on Waverly   FREE
12:00 pmSF’s Chinatown “Cultural Feasts and Beats” at Restaurant Row (Great Star Theater)   FREE*
*Free
7:00 pm“Bingo Loco” World’s Biggest Bingo Party (SF)   $35.00*
*General Admission: USD 35.00
7:00 pmSF’s HellaDesi Comedy Night (Every Saturday)   FREE*
*Free with RSVP for first 100 people. $10 advanced tickets or $15 at door without RSVP

Sunday, June 23, 2024

Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile
Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile
Sunday, June 23 – 9:00 am - Ends at 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sunset Mercantile (Outer Sunset)

Sunset Mercantile’s weekly outdoor market featuring farmers, ranchers, food trucks, live music, children’s activities, vendors, makers, merchants, artists, and local organizations. Bring the whole family for free seasonal art activities at the more...

2:00 pmSF Symphony’s Classical Concert w/ Esa-Pekka Salonen & Yefim Bronfman (June 21-23)   $39*
*Adult single ticket starts at $39
8:00 pm“Crazy Funny Asians” Sunday Night Comedy Showcase (SF)   FREE*
*Free tickets, but RSVP Required. Donations ($5-$10) greatly appreciated. $10 adv / $15 door tickets also required
10:00 pm“Laughter Hours” SF’s New Late Night Stand-Up Comedy Show (Sunday Nights)   FREE*
*Free tickets, but RSVP Required. Donations ($5-$10) greatly appreciated. $10 adv / $15 door tickets also required
10:00 am“Manny’s Neighborhood Trash Cleanup” w/ $1 Beer & Free Yoga Classes, Free Fries (SF)   FREE*
*Sign up on this TogetherSF Mobilize page: https://www.mobilize.us/togethersf/event/444979/
11:00 am“Lindy in the Park” Swing Dance Party (Golden Gate Park)   FREE*
*Weather permitting (rain cancels)
12:00 pm“Sunday Streets” 2024 Kickoff: SF’s Free Street Festival & Block Party (Tenderloin)   FREE
12:00 pmSunday Is Übar   FREE
1:00 pmGolden Gate Park Band’s Free Symphony in the Park (2024)   FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome.
1:00 pmGolden Gate Park Sunday Roller Disco Party (SF)   FREE
2:00 pm2024 Stern Grove Festival Kickoff: Teagan and Sara (SF)   FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated. Advanced Tickets required

Monday, June 24, 2024

6:00 pmSF Arcade Bar “Emporium” 8 Free Game Tokens for “Industry Night” (Every Monday)  FREE*
*8 free game tokens if you are part of the "industry"
7:00 pmSF’s “Wurst Drag Trivia” (Every Monday)  FREE
7:00 pm“Motown On Mondays” DJ Night (Madrone Art Bar)  FREE*
*Free before 8pm; $5 after
8:00 pmMirthquake: Monday Live Comedy in the Richmond w/ $5 Drinks (SF)  FREE*
*free tickets, RSVP to ensure a spot, 21+

Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Cinematic San Francisco: Free Film Festival of SF in Movies ("Alcatraz on the Silver Screen")
Cinematic San Francisco: Free Film Festival of SF in Movies (“Alcatraz on the Silver Screen”)
Tuesday, June 25 – 6:00 pm - Ends at 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library

Jim Van Buskirk, a retired SFPL librarian, major movie buff and public speaker, is the co-author of Celluloid San Francisco: The Film Lover’s Guide to Bay Area Movie Locations as well as more...

8:00 pmFREE TIX: SF’s New Polk Street Comedy Blast (2024)   FREE*
*Free with code FUNCHEAP (limited tickets)
6:00 pmTaco Tuesday w/ $2 Margaritas at Westwood (SF)   FREE*
*No cover. $2 margarita with a purchase of a taco (starting at $4.75)

Wednesday, June 26, 2024

$2 Taco Night + Happy Hour Comedy at Skylark (SF)
$2 Taco Night + Happy Hour Comedy at Skylark (SF)
Wednesday, June 26 – 8:00 pm - Ends at 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required. 2 drink minimum. 21+
| Skylark Bar

Join us for a night of laughter featuring Bay Area’s top rising comics! We showcase comedians that have been on Netflix, Comedy Central, Amazon, HBO… so come through and you may more...

9:00 amJapanese Tea Garden’s Free Admission Hour (Golden Gate Park)   FREE*
*Free from 9-10am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday; otherwise non-resident admission is $12 - $16 depending on the season. San Francisco residents are always free with valid ID
10:00 am“Pay What You Can” Wednesday at SF’s Museum of Craft and Design   FREE*
*Pay What You Can. Visitors are welcome to pay what they can every Wednesday
11:00 amFree Admission Day at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA)   FREE
6:00 pm50¢ Wing Wednesdays at Westwood (SF)   FREE*
*50 cent wings! Minimum of 6 wings (range of flavors) with a drink purchase.
6:00 pm“Wiener Wednesday” Free Hot Dog Night at Rye (SF)   FREE*
*Every Wednesday, Free Hot Dogs with every Hornitos Cocktail purchase
7:00 pmBlack Hammer’s Free “Hopped Up” Trivia Night (Every Wednesday)   FREE
7:30 pm“Wolfman Jeff Trivia” Night at SF’s Willkommen Beer Garden (Every Wednesday)   FREE

Thursday, June 27, 2024

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival 2024 Free Concert in the Park (The Alaya Project)
Yerba Buena Gardens Festival 2024 Free Concert in the Park (The Alaya Project)
Thursday, June 27 – 12:30 pm - Ends at 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens

Indian-American percussionist and composer Rohan Krishnamurthy has staked out fertile soil where ancient Carnatic musical forms flow into the improvisational fields of jazz. A disciple of the legendary Indian percussion maestro more...

7:00 pm$5 Off Tix: Tony-Winning Musical “Evita” from San Francisco Playhouse (June 27-Sept. 7)   $10*
*Tickets normally start at $15, but you can get $5 with code FUNCHEAP. Not valid for past purchases. Subject to availability.
8:00 pmFREE TIX: SF’s New Polk Street Comedy Blast (Thursday Night)   FREE*
*Free with code FUNCHEAP (limited tickets)
8:00 pmWin Tix: Lady Camden Live at Palace of Fine Arts for Pride Weekend (SF)   FREE*
*WIN
5:00 pmAsian Art Museum’s $10 Thursday Nights (SF)   $10*
*General admission tickets are $10 for adults, $8.50 for seniors, students and youths (age 13-17).   
7:00 pm“Throwback Thursday” at Del Mar: ’90s to ’00s Party (SF)   FREE*
*No cover all night

Friday, June 28, 2024

"Calvin Kai Ku" Free Kids' Show in the Park (2024 Yerba Buena Gardens Festival)
“Calvin Kai Ku” Free Kids’ Show in the Park (2024 Yerba Buena Gardens Festival)
Friday, June 28 – 11:00 am - Ends at 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens (Children's Garden)

In a world dominated by electronic devices, it’s easy to lose a sense of wonder. Illusionist, magician and consummate entertainer Calvin Kai Ku reconnects audiences with youthful amazement via enchanting magic and abundant more...

7:00 pmLaugh GPT: SF’s First AI-Powered Stand-up Comedy Show (2024)   FREE*
*Use secret code HUMAN for comp tickets, otherwise, $10 off with secret code FUNCHEAP
7:00 pmSan Francisco POC Comedy Night (Fridays & Saturdays)   FREE*
*Use secret code FUNCHEAP for comp tickets, otherwise, $10 off with secret code FUNCHEAP
7:00 pmSF’s Winter Beer & Comedy Festival 2024 (Speakeasy Brewery)   FREE*
*Free with secret code FUNCHEAPGUEST. Normally $5-15.
7:00 pm“Crazy Funny Asians” Friday Night Comedy Show (SF)   FREE*
*Free tickets, but RSVP Required. Donations ($5-$10) greatly appreciated.
7:30 pm“Salonen Conducts Mahler 3” w/ the SF Symphony at Davies Symphony Hall (June 28-30)   $39*
*Adult single ticket starts at $39
8:00 pmSF’s 17-Year Run “Secret Improv Society” (Fridays & Saturdays)   $20*
*Normally $25, use secret code FUNCHEAP for $5 off tickets
8:00 pmWin Tix: RuPaul’s Drag Race Legend “Alaska” Live at Palace of Fine Arts (SF)   FREE*
*WIN
11:00 amSan Francisco’s Annual Trans March + Festival 2024   FREE
2:00 pmStern Grove RSVPs Opens at 2pm: Franc Moody (7/28)   FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated. Advanced Tickets required
5:00 pm$1 Drink Fridays: “Battle of the Decades” DJ Party (North Beach)   FREE*
*Free admission with RSVP on Eventbrite
9:00 pm4.1 Mile Laser Rainbow Flag Returns to SF & Grand Lighting Ceremony (June 28-30)   FREE

Saturday, June 29, 2024

SF Uke Jam’s “Summer Uke-Splosion” 2024 (Yerba Buena Gardens)
SF Uke Jam’s “Summer Uke-Splosion” 2024 (Yerba Buena Gardens)
Saturday, June 29 – 11:00 am - Ends at 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Gardens

The ukulele is truly the people’s instrument, and the popular SF Uke Jam is the Bay Area’s leading force bringing fans of the diminutive 4-string uke together. This year’s event will feature more...

7:00 pmSan Francisco POC Comedy Night (Fridays & Saturdays)   FREE*
*Use secret code FUNCHEAP for comp tickets, otherwise, $10 off with secret code FUNCHEAP
7:00 pm“Crazy Funny Asians” Comedy Showcase (SF)   FREE*
*Free tickets, but RSVP Required. Donations ($5-$10) greatly appreciated. $10 adv / $15 door tickets also required
7:30 pm$5 Off: Epic Comedy Stars this Summer at The 4 Star Theater (SF)   $20*
*20 advanced tickets or $25 at the door
7:30 pm“Salonen Conducts Mahler 3” w/ the SF Symphony at Davies Symphony Hall (June 28-30)   $39*
*Adult single ticket starts at $39
8:00 pmWin Tix: Drag Superstar “Shea Couleé” Live at Palace of Fine Arts (SF)   FREE*
*WIN