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, September 26, 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...

9:00 amCelebrate 50 Years of the Art of Fine Bookbinding (SF Main Library)   FREE
5:00 pmCtrl Alt Del: Tashlique 2022 at Crissy Field East Beach (SF)   FREE*
*RSVP at https://tashlique.eventbrite.com
6:00 pmDistrict 10 San Francisco Board of Supervisors Candidate Forum   FREE

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

FREE TIX: HellaFunny's Brand New North Beach Comedy Blast (Opening Night)
FREE TIX: HellaFunny’s Brand New North Beach Comedy Blast (Opening Night)

After a two-month remodel, Tope Lounge in North Beach has finally reopened and is kicking off with a brand new HellaFunny comedy night on Tuesdays w/ $2 off all specialty cocktails and wine more...

8:00 pmSF’s Iconic Punchline Comedy Club: Secret Guest List (Sept. 27)   FREE*
*Free with RSVP. Must arrive 30 minutes in advance for guaranteed entry. All shows are 18 & over with valid photo ID. Like most comedy clubs, there is a two drink minimum.
12:00 pmCivic Center Plaza Lunchtime Concert Series (Sept. 6 – Oct. 27)   FREE
4:30 pmFree Performances by Post:ballet at Salesforce Park   FREE*
*Free Dance Performance and Movement Jam, no RSVP required
6:00 pm“Club OMG” Tuesday Open Mic w/ 2-for-1 Drinks (SF)   FREE*
*2 for 1 special
7:00 pmTrivia Night at Barebottle Brewing Co. (SF)   FREE*
*Free to All
7:00 pmComedy Blast at Neck Of The Woods with Danny Dechi & Friends   FREE*
*Free


Wednesday, September 28, 2022

"Pay What You Can" Wednesday at SF's Museum of Craft and Design
“Pay What You Can” Wednesday at SF’s Museum of Craft and Design

There’s no better time to visit the Museum of Craft and Design than on Pay What You Can Wednesday. MCD’s Pay What You Can Wednesday initiative strives to keep art accessible to more...

6:00 pm“Wiener Wednesday” Free Hot Dog Night at Rye (SF)   FREE*
*Every Wednesday, Free Hot Dogs with every Hornitos Cocktail purchase
8:00 pmSecret Guest List: Cobb’s Free Comedy Night (Sep. 28)   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.
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
9:30 amMasonic Avenue Cleanup   FREE*
*Sign up on this TogetherSF Mobilize page: https://www.mobilize.us/togethersf/event/481533/
3:00 pmCastro Farmers’ Market 2022 (Every Wednesday)   FREE
5:00 pmRooftop Zumba at the Park (Salesforce Park)   FREE*
*Free for all
7:00 pmTrivia Night at The Napper Tandy (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, September 29, 2022

Asian Art Museum's $10 Thursday Nights (SF)
Asian Art Museum’s $10 Thursday Nights (SF)

Looking for a great date night on the cheap? The Asian Art Museum is open until 8 pm on Thursdays and general admission is just $10 (that’s half-off) 2022 Update – Special more...

7:00 pmSF’s Secret Speakeasy Comedy & Cocktail Night (2022)   $10*
*Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets start at $10 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP. There is a two drink minimum
7:30 pm50% Off Tickets: “Aunt Jack” Live Theater w/ Fab Drag Happy Hours (Sept. 16-Oct. 16)   50% off*
*50% off tickets purchased online for a limited time --- tickets range from $31-56
8:00 pmSecret Guest List: Cobb’s Free Comedy Night (Sep. 29)   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 amFree Rooftop Bootcamp at the Park (Salesforce Park)   FREE*
*Free for all
5:00 pmMucho Mambo Salsa Night at the Park (Salesforce Park)   FREE*
*Free for all
5:00 pmHSB Kick-off + CD Release Party for Maurice Tani (Amoeba Music)   FREE*
*All Ages
7:00 pmSF’s “HellaSecret” Outdoor Comedy Night   $15*
*Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets $15 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $20). General Admission tickets $20 adv with code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $25) - limited to 40 tickets due to maintain social-distance. There is a two drink minimum
7:00 pmThe Dorian in San Francisco 7th Anniversary   FREE*
*Free admission and music; food and drink costs vary
9:00 pm1984 at Cat Club (SF)   FREE*
*Free all night, buy drinks to support the night, thank you

Friday, September 30, 2022

"Comedians with Criminal Records" Live in SF (2022)
“Comedians with Criminal Records” Live in SF (2022)

Crime is no laughing matter in San Francisco… unless it’s Comedians with Criminal Records – a unique showcase of professional comics who’ve had troubles with the law in the past. In addition more...

7:00 pmSF’s Friday Speakeasy Comedy Night   $10*
*Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets start at $10 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP. There is a two drink minimum
7:00 pmSF’s Oktoberfest Beer & Comedy Festival 2022 (Speakeasy Brewery)   FREE*
*Free with secret code FUNCHEAPGUEST. Normally $5-15.
12:00 pmRooftop “Lunchbox Music at the Park” at Salesforce Park (SF)   FREE*
*Free for all
12:00 pm2022 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass (Sept. 30 – Oct. 2) in Golden Gate Park   FREE
12:30 pmRooftop Vinyasa Yoga at Salesforce Park (SF)   FREE*
*Fe for all
5:00 pm“Off the Grid” Fort Mason: Night Market & Food Truck Party (2022)   FREE*
*Free to attend, but food/drink for purchase
5:00 pm$1 Drink Fridays: “Battle of the Decades” DJ Party (North Beach)   FREE*
*Free admission with RSVP on Eventbrite
5:30 pmSan Francisco Critical Mass 30th Anniversary Bike Ride   FREE
6:00 pmHayes Valley’s Fall 2022 Outdoor Film Festival at Proxy (Sept. 23-Oct. 21)   FREE*
*all events are free and open to the public - come as you are and bring you'r friends! food and beverages will be available onsite for purchase
7:00 pm“HellaSecret” Outdoor Comedy Show & Cocktail Night (SF)   $15*
*Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets $15 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $20). General Admission tickets $20 adv with code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $25) - limited to 40 tickets due to maintain social-distance. There is a two drink minimum
9:00 pm“And Ya Don’t Stop Fridays” Party Music DJ Night (Delirium)   FREE*
*Free all night.

Saturday, October 1, 2022

SF Chinatown Guided Tour w/ Celebrity Chef Martin Yan (+ Free Tea Tasting & Lunch)
SF Chinatown Guided Tour w/ Celebrity Chef Martin Yan (+ Free Tea Tasting & Lunch)

SF Chinatown Guided Tour with Celebrity Chef Martin Yan with tea and food tasting, plus a sumptuous lunch. All Free. No kidding. We will have two Saturday tours on September 17 and more...

7:00 pm“Comedians with Criminal Records” Live in SF (2022)   FREE*
*Free with RSVP (normally $15-20)
7:00 pmSF’s Secret Speakeasy Comedy Night   $10*
*Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets start at $10 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP. There is a two drink minimum
7:00 pmSF’s Tiki Bar “HellaSecret” Comedy Show (7p + 9p Shows)   $15*
*Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets $15 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $20). General Admission tickets $20 adv with code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $25) - There is a two drink minimum
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 am“Metcon at the Park” Total Body Workout at Salesforce Park (SF)   FREE*
*Free for all
11:30 amSaturday Sounds at the Park (Salesforce Park)   FREE
12:00 pm26th Annual San Francisco Middle Eastern Food Festival (Oct. 1-2)   FREE
12:00 pm2022 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass: Saturday Lineup (Golden Gate Park)   FREE
1:30 pmFirst “Caturday” Party in San Francisco (Dolores Park)   FREE
7:00 pm“HellaSecret” Outdoor Comedy Saturday Night (SF)   $15*
*Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets $15 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $20). General Admission tickets $20 adv with code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $25) - limited to 40 tickets due to maintain social-distance. There is a two drink minimum
9:00 pmSF’s Prince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party (NoPa)   $10
9:00 pm“Weekend Love” Hip Hop/Reggaeton/House/Hyphy DJ Night (Delirium)   FREE

Sunday, October 2, 2022

Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile 2022
Outer Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile 2022
Cost: FREE*
*Free Admission
| Sunset Mercantile (Outer Sunset)

A weekly market featuring farmers, ranchers, food artisans, live music, children’s activities, vendors, makers, merchants, artists, and local organizations. Explore all the amazing local businesses surrounding the farmers market at sunsetstrong.com. You can more...

10:00 amSF’s “Health & Wellness Sundays” at Thrive City (Chase Center)   FREE*
*Free with RSVP (subject to capacity)
10:00 amAsian Art Museum: Free Admission Day (Every First Sunday)   FREE*
*Special exhibitions may require separate admission surcharge
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
7:00 pm“HellaSecret” Speakeasy Comedy Show & Cocktail Night (SF)   $10*
*Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets start at $10 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP. There is a two drink minimum
7:00 pmSF’s HellaDesi Comedy Night (Every Sunday)   FREE*
*Free with RSVP for first 100 people. $10 advanced tickets or $15 at door without RSVP
9:00 amOuter Sunset Farmers Market & Mercantile   FREE
10:00 am“Manny’s Neighborhood Trash Cleanup” w/ $1 Margaritas & Free Burritos (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)
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“Castro Art Mart” Mini Block Party on Noe St. (Every First Sunday)   FREE
12:00 pm26th Annual San Francisco Middle Eastern Food Festival (Oct. 1-2)   FREE
12:00 pm2022 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass: Sunday Lineup (Golden Gate Park)   FREE
1:00 pmGolden Gate Park Sunday Roller Disco Party (SF)   FREE

Monday, October 3, 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

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

FREE TIX: HellaFunny's Brand New North Beach Comedy Blast (Opening Night)
FREE TIX: HellaFunny’s Brand New North Beach Comedy Blast (Opening Night)

After a two-month remodel, Tope Lounge in North Beach has finally reopened and is kicking off with a brand new HellaFunny comedy night on Tuesdays w/ $2 off all specialty cocktails and wine more...

9:30 amde Young Museum Free Day (First Tuesdays)   FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply. Timed tickets required
9:30 am“Legion of Honor” Museum Free Day (First Tuesdays)   FREE*
*Free admission to general galleries; special exhibition fees still apply. Advanced timed tickets required.
10:00 amSF’s “Conservatory of Flowers” Free First Tuesdays (Golden Gate Park)   FREE*
*Tickets are not able to be reserved in advance. The Conservatory of Flowers says you should "just show up."
12:00 pmCivic Center Plaza Lunchtime Concert Series (Sept. 6 – Oct. 27)   FREE
4:00 pmSF’s Free Arcade Game Night at The Detour (First Tuesdays)   FREE*
*Free unlimited play wristband with any purchase from bar
6:00 pm“Club OMG” Tuesday Open Mic w/ 2-for-1 Drinks (SF)   FREE*
*2 for 1 special
7:00 pmTrivia Night at Barebottle Brewing Co. (SF)   FREE*
*Free to All
7:00 pmComedy Blast at Neck Of The Woods with Danny Dechi & Friends   FREE*
*Free

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

"Pay What You Can" Wednesday at SF's Museum of Craft and Design
“Pay What You Can” Wednesday at SF’s Museum of Craft and Design

There’s no better time to visit the Museum of Craft and Design than on Pay What You Can Wednesday. MCD’s Pay What You Can Wednesday initiative strives to keep art accessible to more...

6:00 pm“Wiener Wednesday” Free Hot Dog Night at Rye (SF)   FREE*
*Every Wednesday, Free Hot Dogs with every Hornitos Cocktail purchase
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
All DaySan Francisco Fleet Week 2022: Blue Angels + Full Schedule of Events (Oct. 5-10)   FREE
3:00 pmCastro Farmers’ Market 2022 (Every Wednesday)   FREE
5:00 pmRooftop Zumba at the Park (Salesforce Park)   FREE*
*Free for all
7:00 pmTrivia Night at The Napper Tandy (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, October 6, 2022

Asian Art Museum's $10 Thursday Nights (SF)
Asian Art Museum’s $10 Thursday Nights (SF)

Looking for a great date night on the cheap? The Asian Art Museum is open until 8 pm on Thursdays and general admission is just $10 (that’s half-off) 2022 Update – Special more...

7:00 pmSF’s Secret Speakeasy Comedy & Cocktail Night (2022)   $10*
*Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets start at $10 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP. There is a two drink minimum
7:30 pm50% Off Tickets: “Aunt Jack” Live Theater w/ Fab Drag Happy Hours (Sept. 16-Oct. 16)   50% off*
*50% off tickets purchased online for a limited time --- tickets range from $31-56
8:00 amFree Rooftop Bootcamp at the Park (Salesforce Park)   FREE*
*Free for all
1:00 pmFleet Week 2022: Blue Angels Arrival & Practice Survey Flights (SF)   FREE
7:00 pmSF’s “HellaSecret” Outdoor Comedy Night   $15*
*Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets $15 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $20). General Admission tickets $20 adv with code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $25) - limited to 40 tickets due to maintain social-distance. There is a two drink minimum
8:00 pmComedy at The Bar on Dolores   FREE*
*Please tip the host