San Francisco Calendar

San Francisco EventsSan 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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Sunday, February 17, 2019

President's Day Weekend Brunch w/ Free Bottomless Mimosas | SF
Sunday, February 17 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Francisca's

The Pineapple Guy is out of the park on these cold rainy days. He and his Security Dawg are giving back to the people, while hosting hosting brunch indoors and giving more...

6:00 amAfter Dawn: Premiere Sunday Morning Party | SF  FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
10:30 amWin Tix: Asian Art Museum’s Lunar New Year Celebration | 2019  WIN*
*$15 GA, / $10 Seniors (65+) & Youth (13-17) / FREE- Child (12 & under)
12:30 pmFree Monthly Yoga Class for Beginners | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
3:00 pmSF’s “Antique Vibrator Museum” Free Guided Tour Day | Good Vibrations   FREE*
*Free, but you must RSVP at least 72 hours in advance by calling the Polk St. store location at (415) 345-0400.
4:00 pmSunday Concert: “Where Freedom Rings” | Presidio Chapel   FREE
7:00 pm21st Annual “Amoebapalooza” Concert Celebration | SF   $5*
*21 and up
7:00 pmLaugh Your Gays Off: Free Comedy in The Castro | SF   FREE*
*$5 suggested donation
7:00 pm“Crazy Funny Asians” Comedy Showcase | SF   FREE*
*RSVP Required. Donations ($5-$10) greatly appreciated.
8:00 pmWin Tix: New Wave Goth: Cold Cave | The Chapel   WIN
8:30 pmFree HellaFunny Sundays Stand-Up Comedy | Neck of the Woods   FREE*
*Free with RSVP. Otherwise $15 online $20 at the door
9:00 pm“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room   FREE

Monday, February 18, 2019

President's Day Parking Rules in SF | How Not to Get a Ticket
Monday, February 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco

If you’ve got a car in San Francisco, in addition to crazy high gas prices, you also have to worry about the insanely complex, nearly impossible to decipher conflicting parking signs more...

All Day11 Free Guided Walking Tours on President’s Day 2019 | SF   FREE
10:00 amTulipmania 2019: Final Day | Pier 39   FREE
All DaySan Francisco $1 Food Festival: South Beach | Feb. 11-22   $1
10:30 amPresident’s Day Weekend Brunch w/ Free Bottomless Mimosas | SF   FREE
3:00 pmTour of Diego Rivera’s 1st US Mural | Union Square   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Please note, the tour is limited to 25 people.
8:00 pm“Resistance is Fertile” Free Comedy Night | SF   FREE
8:00 pmSuper Smash Bros Tourney: Booze, Comedy & Video Games | SF   FREE
8:30 pmHaight Street Trivia, Comedy, Gaming & Free Pizza Night | Milk Bar   FREE
8:30 pm“Classical Revolution” Chamber Music Jam | Mission Dist.   FREE*
*Free, but a $5-20 donation is welcome to support the musicians.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

2-for-1 Tix: Alcatraz Winter Tours & Boat Cruise | SF

Alcatraz Cruises is running their winter “Buy One, Get One Free” ticket promotion to encourage Bay Area residents to experience the assets that make Alcatraz Island one of the country’s most more...

1:00 pmChinese New Year Celebration with The Grant Avenue Follies | JCCSF   FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is requested
5:00 pmOscar Nominees Movie Catch Up Week “Bohemian Rhapsody” | Castro   FREE*
*Free with RSVP. Bring cash for food and drink purchase.
5:30 pmThe Stinky Cheese Club | Bender’s   FREE*
*Bring in a good cheese to share and get a free drink.
6:00 pmParadise Found: The African American Concert | California Historical Society   $5*
*$5 GA/ Free for CHS Members plus one guest per membership.
6:00 pm10th Annual Lunar New Year Celebration | SF   FREE*
*Space is limited and registration is required.
6:00 pmFree Margaritas & Taco Tuesdays | Francisca’s   FREE*
*Come in between 6 pm and 10 pm and get margaritas with no obligation.
6:14 pm2019’s Biggest “Supermoon” | February 19   FREE
7:00 pmThe Luis Salcedo Trio Jazz Night | SF   FREE
7:30 pmThe Next Level: Stand-Up Comedy Taping | SF   $5*
*Two for $10 at door when you mention FUNCHEAP (otherwise it's $8 adv / $10 door)
8:00 pmMilkin’ It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight   FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
8:00 pmWin Tix: Comedy Night: Tony Camin (Comedy Central) | The Punch Line   WIN
8:00 pm“Udder Hilarity” Free Comedy Show | Hollow Cow   FREE*
*RSVP to guarantee a seat
8:00 pmPizzaHacker Free Comedy Night | SF   FREE*
*Free and an RSVP entitles you to a discount on pizza

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Oscar Nominees Movie Catch Up Week "The Favourite" | Castro
Wednesday, February 20 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP. Bring cash for food and drink purchase.
| Finn Town Tavern

Come join the plush theater and catch up on some of this year’s nominees with happy hour drink and food specials. Various bites and regular dinner menu available as well. Finn Town Oscar more...

11:00 am“Biblio Bistro” Farmers’ Market Cooking School | UN Plaza  FREE
1:00 pmSwing Rivals: Benny Goodman & Artie Shaw | JCCSF  FREE*
*Advance RSVP via website required
7:00 pmNerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club | Rickshaw Stop   $8
7:00 pmFree Astronomy Lecture | Presidio   FREE
7:00 pmFree Sneak Preview Movie: “Fighting With My Family” | AMC Metreon 16 (SF)   FREE*
*RSVP code required; arrive early as admission is not guaranteed.
7:30 pmPoetry & Puppetry: GennaRose Nethercott’s The Lumberjack’s Dove | SF   FREE
8:00 pmThe Premise: Free Intimate Stand Up Comedy | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
8:00 pmWorld Class Comedy: Free Comedy Showcase | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP
8:30 pmF Bomb’s “Laugh w/ Dignity” Free Comedy Show | SF   FREE

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Thursday Movement Classes w/ LINES Dance Center | SF
Thursday, February 21 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | UN Plaza (McAllister)

Bring your co-workers and friends to the free movement and dance classes from LINES Dance Center instructors at UN Plaza. The energizing 30-minute classes will help slough off the mid-day slump more...

10:00 amHidden San Francisco Walking Tours | SoMa  FREE
5:00 pmAsian 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 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 pmOscar Nominees Movie Catch Up Week “A Star is Born” | Castro   FREE*
*Free with RSVP. Bring cash for food and drink purchase.
6:00 pmLunar New Year NightLife | California Academy of Sciences   $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
6:00 pmExploratorium After Dark: In A Flash | Pier 15   $19.95*
*$19.95 Adv/Door -  Free for Lab Members ($10 Add-On Ticket for the Tactile Dome)
6:00 pmMake: Monthly Artist Happy Hour & Local Vendors | Dogpatch   $8*
*Free with admission. Admission: Adults $8.00, Students/Senior $6.00.
6:00 pmHard Rock Cafe’s Free Bay Area Music Series | Feb. 21 – Apr. 11   FREE*
*No Cover. Food and drink for purchase
7:00 pmWin Tix: Beautiful Deeply Layered Synth-Pop: Half Waif | Rickshaw Stop   WIN
7:00 pmHills, Sunlight & Shadows Talk: Decisions that Shape Downtown | SF   FREE
7:00 pmAnchor Brewing’s Oscars Trivia Night | SF   $5
7:30 pmMarina Mularz’s Story Collection “Welcome to Freedom Point” | SF   FREE
7:45 pmUnusual Thursdays w/ Pub Story | Bond Bar   FREE*
*Free, with an RSVP
8:00 pmHaight Ashbury Comedy Night | Milk Bar   FREE*
*Use promo code HELLAFUNNY for free tickets. Otherwise, it's $15.

Friday, February 22, 2019

San Francisco $1 Food Festival: South Beach | Final Day
Friday, February 22 – All Day | Cost: $1 | South Beach, San Francisco

Ritual ( is running a $1 Food Festival in South Beach beginning Monday, February 11, 2019. Ritual is a consumer app and web platform that enables customers to order ahead and more...

All Day67th Annual Pacific Orchid Exposition Opening Day | SF  $12*
*$12 for Single Day Admission.
10:00 amSF’s Brand New Trail in Golden Gate Park | Bay Area Ridge Trail   FREE*
*RSVP Required for Opening & Dedication. Free to just walk the trail
12:00 pmWin Tix: Yoga Garden Dream Giveaway | SF   WIN
1:00 pmFree Talk: Alcatraz in Hollywood Movies | JCCSF   FREE*
*RSVP on website
3:00 pmFree Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa   FREE*
*Free, but space is limited so an RSVP is requested.
5:30 pmSan Francisco Critical Mass   FREE
7:00 pmWin Tix: Grace Cathedral’s Evening “Daybreaker” Dance Party | SF   WIN*
*$45 Yoga + Party / $25 Dance Party
7:00 pmSan Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.   FREE
7:00 pmFeral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF   $5*
*They ask for a $5-$10 donation.
7:30 pmSF Chamber Orchestra Main Stage Concert “A Night at the Opera” | SF   FREE*
*Free but seating is first come first served
7:30 pm“HellaFunny Fridays” San Francisco Stand-Up Comedy Showcase | SoMa   FREE*
*Free with RSVP or $10 at the Door
8:30 pmWin Tix: The Soul Rebels “The Way Up Tour” | August Hall   WIN
9:00 pmWin Tix: SF’s Rock & Roll Quartet: Down and Outlaws | Bottom of the Hill   WIN
9:30 pmDilla Day 2019 Hip Hop Celebration | Great Northern   FREE*
*Free before 11 pm, but an RSVP is required. 21+
9:30 pmHellaSingle” Comedy Show & Singles Mixer | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP or $10 at the Door

Saturday, February 23, 2019

2019 "Dash and Splash": Plunge w/ a Purpose | SF
Saturday, February 23 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch. Must raise a minimum of $125 to participate.
| Aquatic Park

Hop, skip, run or jump into the chilly waters of the Bay Area for the amazing Special Olympics athletes. You are invited to watch see the 2019 “Dash and Splash”  Plunge with more...

All Day2019 Chinese New Year Street Fair | SF   FREE
All DayTax Aid: Free Professional Tax Help | SF   FREE
All DayTreasureFest: Outdoor “Mardi Gras” Festival | February 23-24   $4*
*$4 online / $7 at the gate - includes free parking
10:30 amPop-up Boozy Brunch w/ Free Bottomless Mimosas | Francisca’s   FREE
All DayNorthwestern Loop: From “Inside” to Outside Lands & Back Bike Tour | SF   FREE
11:00 amYear of the Pig: CHSA Chinese New Year’s Celebration | Chinatown   FREE
11:00 amSend Me Across the Sea: A Post Card Sized Art Show | SF   FREE
11:30 amSan Francisco Shih Tzu Meetup Group | Alta Plaza Park   FREE
12:30 pmBalboa Pool Reopens: Free Swimming Day | SF   FREE
1:00 pmAmoeba Revolutions Live DJ: Justin Torres | SF   FREE
1:00 pmWonder Women: Western Addition Walking Tour | SF   FREE*
*RSVP via Facebook/ Donations are welcome, but not required
1:00 pmSF City Workers Stand Up Against Racism | New Valencia Hall   FREE*
*Donation required
2:00 pmLunar New Year Cooking Demo w/ Chef Martin Yan | Macy’s Union Square   FREE*
*RSVP on website
2:00 pm80th Anniversary Celebration of the Golden Gate International Exposition | SF   FREE
4:00 pmPolkapalooza: Live Music & Beer Hall Games | Schroeder’s   FREE*
*RSVP via Facebook / Bring cash for food and drinks
5:00 pm2019 Chinese New Year Parade | SF   FREE
7:00 pmDowntown Comedy Night at SF’s Newest Art Bar | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP and code HELLAFUNNY. Otherwise $15 online $20 at the door. Free for first 50 to RSVP
7:30 pm“Small Victories” Adrian Harte Book Discussion | Green Apple Books   FREE
8:00 pm“Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF   FREE*
*Free with code CHEAPBASTARD - otherwise it's $5
8:00 pmMermaid Comedy Bay Area’s Best Female Comics | EXIT Theatre   $5*
*$5 Online / $10 Door
8:30 pmDowntown SF’s Desi Comedy Night | Every Saturday   FREE*
*Free with RSVP for first 100 people. $10 at door without RSVP
9:00 pmDre Day 2019: Classic Jams & Party Rap | SF   FREE*
*Free before 10 pm. $5 at the door after.