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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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

2019 Free Annual Summer Play Day at the Bayview Park | SF
Wednesday, July 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE | MLK / Bayview Park

Join for the annual Summer Play Day on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 from 10 am to 2 pm at Bayview Park and MLK Pool (3rd Street and Carroll Avenue.) The event will more...

7:00 pmNerd Nite: Shaping SF, Otherworldly Geometry & Cell Biology | Rickshaw Stop   $10
8:00 pm“Tindervention” Free Comedy Night at Cobbs | July 17-18   FREE*
*Free with RSVP. $17 without RSVP. Two Drink Minimum
8:00 pmHellaFunny Comedy Night at Executive Order | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP

Thursday, July 18, 2019

2019 Tacolicious Guest Chef: RT Rotisserie, Sarah & Evan Rich | Ferry Plaza
Thursday, July 18 – 10:00 am | Cost: $4.95*
*Free event, but bring cash for taco purchases.
| Ferry Building

Taco lovers, rejoice! Tacolicious’s annual Guest Chef Series takes place July 11 through August 29, 2019, every Thursday (10 am-2 pm) at CUESA’s Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. The Bay Area’s best chefs—including more...

10:00 amHidden San Francisco Walking Tours | SoMa   FREE
12:30 pmSummer Pop-Up Meditations w/ Judith Sweet | SF   FREE
5:00 pm“Presidio Twilight” Campfire Party with Off the Grid | SF   FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks.
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.
5:30 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“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 pm“Beer Garden NightLife” at California Academy of Sciences | SF   $18*
*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: Lunar Lore | Pier 15   $19.95*
*$19.95 Adv/Door -  Free for Lab Members ($10 Add-On Ticket for the Tactile Dome)
6:00 pm10% Off: Trail Mixer: Crissy Field Outdoor Happy Hour w/ Dogs, Yoga & Beer | SF   10% off*
*10% off
6:00 pmMake: Monthly Artist Happy Hour & Local Vendors | Dogpatch   $8*
*Free with admission. Admission: Adults $8.00, Students/Senior $6.00.
6:30 pmBlack Light Cinema Free Film Screening “Fast Color” | Bayview Opera House   FREE
7:00 pmSummer Concert at Mission Bowling Club | SF   FREE
7:00 pmLaborFest 2019: The Nightmare of Transit Gridlock | SF   FREE
7:00 pmClose-Up Comedy: Great Comics & Free Beer Giveaways | SF   $10*
*Beer, wine, and fancy pastries for sale
8:00 pm“Tindervention” Stand Up Comedy & Tinder Horror Stories | Cobbs   FREE*
*Free with RSVP. $17 without RSVP. Two Drink Minimum
8:00 pmHaight Ashbury Comedy Night | Milk Bar   FREE*
*Use promo code HELLAFUNNY for free tickets. Otherwise, it's $15.
8:00 pmWin Tix: Comedy Night: (NBC/Comedy Central) Taylor Williamson | The Punch Line   WIN
8:00 pm$10 Off: Golden Gate Park’s Epic “Flower Piano at Night” | July 18-20   $10 Off*
*$45 with promo code FUNCHEAP (normally $55)


Friday, July 19, 2019

9:30 am2019 Fair Trade Bazaar at the de Young | Golden Gate Park  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.
3:30 pmRad Power Bikes’ Pop-Up Demo: Ebike Test Rides & T-Shirt Giveaway | SF   FREE
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.
5:01 pmOracle Park’s Free Summer Concert: Former Giant All-Star Barry Zito | SF   FREE*
*Takes place at Seals Plaza located behind Center Field. No game ticket required.
6:00 pm2019 San Francisco Art Book Fair: Preview Night   FREE
6:30 pmFree Author Talk: The Flavors of India Inspired Desserts | Omnivore Books   FREE
7:00 pmLaborFest 2019: “Sorry To Bother You” Film Screening | SF   FREE
7:00 pmBrave New Jokes: Comedy Showcase | SF   FREE
7:30 pm“HellaFunny Fridays” San Francisco Stand-Up Comedy Showcase | SoMa   FREE*
*Free with RSVP or $10 at the Door
8:00 pmFree Tix: BATS Improv’s “Corporate Sellout Games” | SF   FREE*
*RSVP Required on RushTix. Comp tickets are limited
8:00 pm$10 Off: Golden Gate Park’s Epic “Flower Piano at Night” | SF Botanical Garden   $10 Off*
*$45 with promo code FUNCHEAP (normally $55)
8:00 pmFree Summer Pop-Up Comedy Weekend | July 19-20   FREE*
*RSVP Required, otherwise $10 at the door
9:30 pm“HellaSingle” Comedy Show & Singles Mixer | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP or $15 at the Door

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Free See's Candies Lollypop Day | 2019
Saturday, July 20 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | See's Candies (Market St.)

Celebrate National Lollypop Day with See’s Candies by stopping by any See’s Candies shop on July 20, 2019 for a free lollypop with no purchase necessary. Plus for 2019, they are telling more...

All DayMid-Summer Warehouse Sale Extravaganza at Books Inc. HQ | SF   FREE
All DayRevolution 2019: Ultimate Frisbee Tournament | Golden Gate Park   FREE*
*Free to watch. Registration ranges from $35 to $39.
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.
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.
9:30 am2019 Fair Trade Bazaar at the de Young | Golden Gate Park   FREE
10:00 amMission Science Workshop: Free Hands-on Science Saturday | SF   FREE*
*Donations are appreciated.
All Day2019 Debardchery: Archery, Bardic Poetry & Silly Games | Golden Gate Park   FREE*
*Bring a dish to share.
10:00 amLaborFest 2019: SF Waterfront Labor History Walk | SF   FREE
All DayMoon Landing 50th Anniversary at the Exploratorium | SF   $29.95
All Day2019 Orchids In The Park Kick Off: Summer Show & Sale | SF   $5*
*$5, under 16 Free
All DayFree PresidiGo Shuttle | Downtown to Presidio   FREE
10:30 am$12 Bottomless 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 Day2019 San Francisco Anime & Cosplay Festival | Japantown   FREE
All Day2019 San Francisco Art Book Fair   FREE
All Day2019 Mario Woods Remembrance Day | SF   FREE*
*Free. Donations are encouraged.
12:00 pm2019 Urban Youth Graffiti Arts Festival | SF   FREE
All Day2019 “Beyond The Fence” Trunk Show & Live DJ | SF   FREE
12:00 pmFlower Piano: Twelve Piano Extravaganza Concert | GG Park   FREE*
*Free for San Francisco Residents with proof of ID. $9 for adults.
1:00 pmBrooklyn Raga Massive w/ Classical Revolutional Music | Yerba Buena Gardens   FREE
1:00 pmMark Etheredge: Smooth Contemporary Jazz | Live in the Castro   FREE
2:00 pmLaborFest 2019: Press Freedoms & Whistleblowers | SF   FREE
2:00 pmSan Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Treasure Island” | McLaren Park   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
2:00 pm“Sketchboard”: Figure Drawing Art Class & Live Music | SF   $5*
*Donation-based admission: $5-15
3:00 pmFree Author Talk: America’s Favorite Rural Bakery | Omnivore Books   FREE
3:00 pmArt in the Park: Live Music, Arts & Spoken Word | Tenderloin   FREE
4:00 pmSF’s Filipino Night Market “Undiscovered” | 2019 Kickoff   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required for the indoor portion. Donations are appreciated.
4:00 pmWin Tix: VIP Filipino Food Passport at Undiscovered Night Market | SF   WIN
7:00 pmBay Area Poetry Marathon | SF   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
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
7:00 pmA Love Supreme Mass & An Evening Vespers Concert | Grace Cathedral   FREE*
*Donation Requested.
7:30 pmFree Summer Pop-Up Comedy Weekend | SF   FREE*
*RSVP Required, otherwise $10 at the door
7:56 pm50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon Landing | 7:56 pm   FREE*
*Free to look up in the sky and wonder how the f*ck we pulled it off
8:00 pm“Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF   FREE*
*Free with code CHEAPBASTARD - otherwise it's $10
8:00 pmWin Tix: Pouya: Liquid Sunshine Tour | August Hall   WIN
8:00 pmWin Tix: Alt-rock & Shoegaze: Tennis System | Cafe Du Nord   WIN
8:00 pm$10 Off: Golden Gate Park’s Epic “Flower Piano at Night” | Final Night   $10 Off*
*$45 with promo code FUNCHEAP (normally $55)
8:30 pmDowntown SF’s Desi Comedy Night | Every Saturday   FREE*
*Free with RSVP for first 100 people. $10 at door without RSVP
8:30 pmA David Bowie & Prince Tribute w/ Queen Bitch | Rickshaw Stop   $12*
*Tickets at $10 for people in Bowie or Prince costume. Otherwise, general admission is $12 in advance or $15 at the door.
8:30 pmWin Tix: David Bowie & Prince Tribute: Queen Bitch & Controversy | Rickshaw Stop   WIN*
*$10 when you dress like Bowie or Prince
9:00 pm“Fringe” Indie Music Video Party | Madrone Art Bar   FREE*
*Free before 10 pm with RSVP on Facebook; otherwise, it's $5. 21+
9:00 pmPush The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight   FREE*
*Free before 10 pm, but an RSVP is required. Otherwise, it's $6.
10:00 pmNo Scrubs: ’90s Hip Hop and R&B Dance Party | Bar Fluxus   FREE*
*Free with RSVP before 10:30pm. $5 After
11:59 pmSan Francisco Midnight Mystery Ride | SF   FREE

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Flower Piano: Story Time & Jazz Music w/ SFJAZZ High School All-Stars | GG Park
Sunday, July 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free for San Francisco Residents with proof of ID. $9 for regular entry.
| San Francisco Botanical Garden

Sunset Piano, in partnership with San Francisco Botanical Garden, will once again bring over a dozen pianos to the spectacular 55 acre Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park for the fourth more...

6:00 amAfter Dawn: Premiere Sunday Morning Party | SF  FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
All DayRevolution 2019: Ultimate Frisbee Tournament | Golden Gate Park   FREE*
*Free to watch. Registration ranges from $35 to $39.
10:00 amLaborFest 2019: SF’s Market Street Bombing 1916 Walking Tour | SF   FREE
All DayVegan Dog Pop-Up Party at Duboce Park | SF   FREE
All Day2019 Orchids In The Park Final Day: Summer Show & Sale | SF   $5*
*$5, under 16 Free
10:30 am$12 Bottomless 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.
11:00 amWin Tix: National Ice Cream Day: Ice Cream Sunday | SoMa StrEat Food Park   WIN*
*$5 GA / Kids 10 & under are Free
11:00 amFree Model Yacht Sailing Lessons for Youths | GG Park   FREE*
*Offered to kids 9 years and older. An adult must accompany the youth (no drop offs please).
All DayFree Mochi Ice Cream Day at Uniqlo | Union Square   FREE
All DayThe San Francisco Ice Cream Sunday Showdown | SoMa   $5*
*$5 festival admission; children 10 and under are free all day
All Day2019 San Francisco Art Book Fair   FREE
11:00 amPresidio Picnic: Off the Grid’s Sunday Food Truck Party | SF   FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
All Day9th Annual “As You Like It” Dance Party Picnic in the Park | Golden Gate Park   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted to offset productions costs.
12:30 pmFree Monthly Yoga Class for Beginners | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
1:00 pmThe Klipptones: Jazz, Swing & Blues Dance Party | Live in the Castro   FREE