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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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

“Night of Ideas” 2022 Festival of Arts & Ideas (SF)
“Night of Ideas” 2022 Festival of Arts & Ideas (SF)

In this period of intense geopolitical upheaval, Night of Ideas invites researchers, writers, artists and community leaders to try to answer this year’s theme, “Where Are We Going?” Taking place in more...

6:00 pmOMG Tuesday Open Mic w/ 2-for-1 Drinks (SoMa)  FREE*
*2 for 1 wells; Tips for comics please
6:00 pmOMG Tuesday Open Mic  FREE*
*2 for 1 drinks!
7:00 pmComedy Blast at Neck Of The Woods with Danny Dechi & Friends  FREE*
*Free
7:00 pmComedy in the Cellar   $5*
*Use Code FUNCHEAP for 50% off (Normally $10)
8:00 pmHella Wicked Smart Trivia Tuesdays + $2 Street Tacos (SF)   FREE*
*FREE
8:00 pmBay Area Comedy Competition: A Stand Up Comedy Competition   FREE

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

"Wiener Wednesday" Free Hot Dog Night at Rye (SF)
“Wiener Wednesday” Free Hot Dog Night at Rye (SF)

With a name like “Rye,” this bar is obviously whiskey-centric… but on Wednesday nights the bar leans towards tequila is also awesomely hot dog centric! Come to Rye Bar every Wednesday for more...

8:00 pm$25 Tix: “Encore” SF’s Musical Cabaret Celebrating 40 years (May 13-June 12)   $25*
*Use discount code SFFUNCHEAP at checkout online or via phone for this special offer - 415-861-8972
9:00 amFree Admission Hour “Japanese Tea Garden” at GG Park   FREE*
*Free hour, Wednesday and Friday from 9am to 10am. Otherwise adult SF resident admission is $7. Non-resident adult admission is $11-12
3:00 pmCastro Farmers’ Market 2022 (Every Wednesday)   FREE
5:00 pmLe Jazz Hot Trio Plays Every Wednesday at Scopo Divino (SF)   FREE
7:00 pmNerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club (Rickshaw Stop)   $15
8:00 pm“Midweek Metal Wednesdays” Heavy Metal DJ Night at Delirium (SF)   FREE*
*Free all night.
9:30 pm“Karaoke Wednesdays” with KJ Lauren at SF’s Bar Fluxus   FREE


Thursday, May 19, 2022

Win Tix: Take a Swing on SF’s Only Flying Trapeze (90-Minute Class)

Ready to fly? Try something new and enter to win a free 90-minute Flying Trapeze class for you and a friend at San Francisco’s Circus Center. Perfect for beginners, highly-trained instructors will more...

8:00 pmCobb’s Free 2022 Comedy Nights (Secret Guest List)   FREE*
*Free with RSVP. Must arrive 30 minutes early for guaranteed entry. All shows are 18 & over with valid photo ID. Like most comedy clubs, there is a two drink minimum.
8:00 pmLatin Vibe Thursdays at Bar Fluxus w/ Live Latin Music (Downtown SF)   $15
9:00 pmMojito Thursdays at Westwood (SF)   FREE*
*Free before 10:30 pm

Friday, May 20, 2022

$1 Drink Fridays: "Battle of the Decades" DJ Party (North Beach)
$1 Drink Fridays: “Battle of the Decades” DJ Party (North Beach)

Fridays are now a little bit more awesome. Did someone say $1 drinks? Monroe in North Beach hosts “Battle of the Decades” DJ party and happy hour every Friday with a DJ more...

5:00 pm“Off the Grid” Fort Mason: Night Market & Food Truck Party (2022)   FREE*
*Free to attend, but food/drink for purchase
6:30 pm$5 Friday with SF’s Circus Center Flyers (May 20)   $5*
*$5 entry fee gets you the chance to try your hand at juggling, plate spinning, balancing acts, handstands, stretching, and more. For another $5, you can go through our “ground school” training, then take a swing on the flying trapeze
9:00 pmFriday Karaoke with KJ Lee at Bar Fluxus (Downtown SF)   FREE
9:00 pm“And Ya Don’t Stop Fridays” Party Music DJ Night (Delirium)   FREE*
*Free all night.

Saturday, May 21, 2022

SF's Tiki Bar "HellaSecret" Comedy Show (7p + 9p Shows)
SF’s Tiki Bar “HellaSecret” Comedy Show (7p + 9p Shows)

Get ready for the original “HellaSecret” comedy show. A series of pop-up live comedy shows at unique spots all across the bay. We’ll take over a venue and you’ll get an more...

7:00 pm$20 Tix: Fabulous & Forbidden Broadway (SF Gay Men’s Chorus)   $20*
*Use discount code: BROADWAY20 (This is only good for the May 21st performance)
10:30 pmSF’s “HellaMotown” Downtown DJ Night (Bar Fluxus)   FREE*
*Free with RSVP before 11pm
10:30 pmNo Scrubs: ’90s Hip Hop and R&B Night (SF)   $10*
*Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets $10 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $15-20). 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
10:00 amSpring Saturdays at Children’s Creativity Museum (SF)   FREE*
*Outdoor activities in the CCM Courtyard are always free!
3:00 pmBernal Chess Day   FREE*
*Please support the venue by buying something to eat, drink, or take home for later.
9:00 pm“Weekend Love” Hip Hop/Reggaeton/House/Hyphy DJ Night (Delirium)   FREE
10:00 pmFree RSVP at Love + Propaganda Saturdays (SF)   FREE*
*FREE RSVP before 11pm.

Sunday, May 22, 2022

SF's HellaDesi Comedy Night (Every Sunday)
SF’s HellaDesi Comedy Night (Every Sunday)

It’s San Francisco’s only weekly HellaDesi Comedy Night at a great new comedy club at Neck of the Woods with HellaFunny and Funcheap. See a showcase of some of the Bay Area’s more...

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
9:00 amOuter Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile   FREE
11:00 amFree Guided Walking Tour of SF’s Mission Dolores Neighborhood   FREE*
*best to sign up at www.sfcityguides.org, though walk ups are welcome
11:00 am“Lindy in the Park” Swing Dance Party (Golden Gate Park)   FREE*
*Weather permitting (rain cancels)
11:00 amCastro Theatre’s Free Movie Day w/ Live Organist   FREE
11:00 amHarvey Milk Day 2022 Celebration + Block Party in The Castro (SF)   FREE*
*Castro theater screenings begin at 11am (free, but first come first served), speeches at Jane Warner Plaza starts at Noon. Block Party starts at 1pm
1:00 pmGolden Gate Park Sunday Roller Disco Party (SF)   FREE
9:00 pmFrench Karaoke Sunday at Bar Fluxus (SF)   FREE

Monday, May 23, 2022

FREE TIX: SF's Dirty Joke Night at a Legendary Strip Club (North Beach)
FREE TIX: SF’s Dirty Joke Night at a Legendary Strip Club (North Beach)

The legendary Condor in North Beach turns into a pop-up comedy club on Monday nights. Instead of topless dancers, you’ll hear real dirty jokes by real dirty comedians and some of SF’s top local comics more...

4:00 pmSF Arcade Bar “Emporium” Free Game Token Night (Every Monday)   FREE*
*4 free game token if you show your California ID
7:00 pm“Motown On Mondays” DJ Night (Madrone Art Bar)   FREE*
*Free before 8pm; $5 after
7:00 pmBay Area Women’s Theatre Festival Mini-Reading Series (March 7 – May 30)   FREE*
*RSVP Required. Donations encouraged and accepted.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

7:00 pmComedy Blast at Neck Of The Woods with Danny Dechi & Friends  FREE*
*Free
7:00 pmComedy in the Cellar  $5*
*Use Code FUNCHEAP for 50% off (Normally $10)
8:00 pmHella Wicked Smart Trivia Tuesdays + $2 Street Tacos (SF)  FREE*
*FREE

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

"Wiener Wednesday" Free Hot Dog Night at Rye (SF)
“Wiener Wednesday” Free Hot Dog Night at Rye (SF)

With a name like “Rye,” this bar is obviously whiskey-centric… but on Wednesday nights the bar leans towards tequila is also awesomely hot dog centric! Come to Rye Bar every Wednesday for more...

9:00 amFree Admission Hour “Japanese Tea Garden” at GG Park   FREE*
*Free hour, Wednesday and Friday from 9am to 10am. Otherwise adult SF resident admission is $7. Non-resident adult admission is $11-12
3:00 pmCastro Farmers’ Market 2022 (Every Wednesday)   FREE
5:00 pmLe Jazz Hot Trio Plays Every Wednesday at Scopo Divino (SF)   FREE
8:00 pm“Midweek Metal Wednesdays” Heavy Metal DJ Night at Delirium (SF)   FREE*
*Free all night.
9:30 pm“Karaoke Wednesdays” with KJ Lauren at SF’s Bar Fluxus   FREE

Thursday, May 26, 2022

$25 Tix: "Encore" SF's Musical Cabaret Celebrating 40 years (May 13-June 12)
$25 Tix: “Encore” SF’s Musical Cabaret Celebrating 40 years (May 13-June 12)

SF’s premier LGBTQ theatre center since 1981, New Conservatory Theatre Center, presents a musical celebration of 40 years with ENCORE. If you are a musical theatre fan, this is the show more...

8:00 pmLatin Vibe Thursdays at Bar Fluxus w/ Live Latin Music (Downtown SF)   $15
9:00 pmMojito Thursdays at Westwood (SF)   FREE*
*Free before 10:30 pm

Friday, May 27, 2022

$1 Drink Fridays: "Battle of the Decades" DJ Party (North Beach)
$1 Drink Fridays: “Battle of the Decades” DJ Party (North Beach)

Fridays are now a little bit more awesome. Did someone say $1 drinks? Monroe in North Beach hosts “Battle of the Decades” DJ party and happy hour every Friday with a DJ more...

5:00 pm“Off the Grid” Fort Mason: Night Market & Food Truck Party (2022)   FREE*
*Free to attend, but food/drink for purchase
9:00 pm“And Ya Don’t Stop Fridays” Party Music DJ Night (Delirium)   FREE*
*Free all night.
9:00 pmFriday Karaoke with KJ Lee at Bar Fluxus (Downtown SF)   FREE

Saturday, May 28, 2022

SF's Tiki Bar "HellaSecret" Comedy Show (7p + 9p Shows)
SF’s Tiki Bar “HellaSecret” Comedy Show (7p + 9p Shows)

Get ready for the original “HellaSecret” comedy show. A series of pop-up live comedy shows at unique spots all across the bay. We’ll take over a venue and you’ll get an more...

10:30 pmSF’s “HellaMotown” Downtown DJ Night (Bar Fluxus)   FREE*
*Free with RSVP before 11pm
10:30 pmNo Scrubs: ’90s Hip Hop and R&B Night (SF)   $10*
*Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets $10 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $15-20). 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
10:00 am2022 San Francisco Carnaval Festival & Parade (May 28-29)   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
10:00 amSpring Saturdays at Children’s Creativity Museum (SF)   FREE*
*Outdoor activities in the CCM Courtyard are always free!
11:00 amMoAD: Museum of the African Diaspora Free Museum Day (SF)   FREE
1:00 pmUnion Square’s Free Outdoor Concert Series (March 12 – May 28)   FREE
3:00 pmBernal Chess Day   FREE*
*Please support the venue by buying something to eat, drink, or take home for later.
9:00 pm“Weekend Love” Hip Hop/Reggaeton/House/Hyphy DJ Night (Delirium)   FREE
10:00 pmFree RSVP at Love + Propaganda Saturdays (SF)   FREE*
*FREE RSVP before 11pm.

Sunday, May 29, 2022

SF's HellaDesi Comedy Night (Every Sunday)
SF’s HellaDesi Comedy Night (Every Sunday)

It’s San Francisco’s only weekly HellaDesi Comedy Night at a great new comedy club at Neck of the Woods with HellaFunny and Funcheap. See a showcase of some of the Bay Area’s more...

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
9:00 amOuter Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile   FREE
10:00 am2022 San Francisco Carnaval Festival & Parade (May 28-29)   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
11:00 amFree Guided Walking Tour of SF’s Mission Dolores Neighborhood   FREE*
*best to sign up at www.sfcityguides.org, though walk ups are welcome
11:00 am“Lindy in the Park” Swing Dance Party (Golden Gate Park)   FREE*
*Weather permitting (rain cancels)
1:00 pmGolden Gate Park Sunday Roller Disco Party (SF)   FREE
9:00 pmFrench Karaoke Sunday at Bar Fluxus (SF)   FREE

Monday, May 30, 2022

FREE TIX: SF's Dirty Joke Night at a Legendary Strip Club (North Beach)
FREE TIX: SF’s Dirty Joke Night at a Legendary Strip Club (North Beach)

The legendary Condor in North Beach turns into a pop-up comedy club on Monday nights. Instead of topless dancers, you’ll hear real dirty jokes by real dirty comedians and some of SF’s top local comics more...

7:00 pm“Motown On Mondays” DJ Night (Madrone Art Bar)   FREE*
*Free before 8pm; $5 after
7:00 pmBay Area Women’s Theatre Festival Mini-Reading Series (March 7 – May 30)   FREE*
*RSVP Required. Donations encouraged and accepted.

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

7:00 pmComedy Blast at Neck Of The Woods with Danny Dechi & Friends  FREE*
*Free
7:00 pm2022 Funny Fest Comedy Competition at Neck Of The Woods  FREE*
*Free
7:00 pmComedy in the Cellar  $5*
*Use Code FUNCHEAP for 50% off (Normally $10)
8:00 pmHella Wicked Smart Trivia Tuesdays + $2 Street Tacos (SF)  FREE*
*FREE

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

"Wiener Wednesday" Free Hot Dog Night at Rye (SF)
“Wiener Wednesday” Free Hot Dog Night at Rye (SF)

With a name like “Rye,” this bar is obviously whiskey-centric… but on Wednesday nights the bar leans towards tequila is also awesomely hot dog centric! Come to Rye Bar every Wednesday for more...

9:00 amFree Admission Hour “Japanese Tea Garden” at GG Park   FREE*
*Free hour, Wednesday and Friday from 9am to 10am. Otherwise adult SF resident admission is $7. Non-resident adult admission is $11-12
3:00 pmCastro Farmers’ Market 2022 (Every Wednesday)   FREE
5:00 pmLe Jazz Hot Trio Plays Every Wednesday at Scopo Divino (SF)   FREE
8:00 pm“Midweek Metal Wednesdays” Heavy Metal DJ Night at Delirium (SF)   FREE*
*Free all night.
9:30 pm“Karaoke Wednesdays” with KJ Lauren at SF’s Bar Fluxus   FREE

Thursday, June 2, 2022

8:00 pmLatin Vibe Thursdays at Bar Fluxus w/ Live Latin Music (Downtown SF)  $15

Friday, June 3, 2022

Contemporary Jewish Museum Free Admission Day (First Fridays)
Contemporary Jewish Museum Free Admission Day (First Fridays)
Cost: FREE | Contemporary Jewish Museum

The Contemporary Jewish Museum engages audiences of all  backgrounds through dynamic exhibitions and programs that explore contemporary perspectives on Jewish culture, history, art, and ideas. And the architecture of the Museum more...

2:00 pmHidden SF Walking Tour (SoMa)   FREE*
*Free, but can be canceled due to rain
5:00 pm$1 Drink Fridays: “Battle of the Decades” DJ Party (North Beach)   FREE*
*Free admission with RSVP on Eventbrite