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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Monday, April 22, 2019

SFSU Earth Day Celebration | Jack Adams Hall
Monday, April 22 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack Adams Hall (SFSU)

San Francisco State University we will be hosting their Annual Earth Day Celebration. Come celebrate and enjoy free food and music. They will be giving out eco-friendly prizes like Bamboo toothbrushes, more...

4:00 pm2019 Earth Day: Free Workshop, Cooking Demo & Prizes | SF  FREE
6:00 pmFree Queer Bowling Night | Mission Dist.   FREE*
*RSVP for a chance to win 1 hour of bowling & shoe rental for you + 5 friends (compliments of Mission Bowling Club)
6:00 pmToday at Apple Earth Day: 2020 or Bust | SF   FREE
6:30 pmFree Author Talk on One-Pan Meals | Omnivore Books   FREE*
*There's no need to buy the book in advance or RSVP to attend an in-store talk, just show up.
8:00 pmMonday Night Comedy w/ Free Cake | Blondies   FREE
8:00 pmNorth Beach Comedy Night | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP $10 at the door otherwise
8:00 pmCrowd Control: SF Comedy Variety Show | SoMa   FREE*
*Free with RSVP
8:30 pmBeef Curtains: Game Night & Free Comedy Showcase | Milk Bar   FREE*
*Tips collected towards the end of the show.
8:30 pmLaughgasm: Monday Comedy at the Rite Spot | SF   FREE

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Free Margaritas "Taco Tuesday" | SF

Francisca’s Venezuelan Food and Punch Bar is a unique farm-to-table Italian-Venezuelan restaurant in the Mission that has a special “Taco Tuesday” promotion with complimentary fresh-fruit margaritas along with 2-for-1 drink specials and more...

11:00 amCelebrate Earth Day & Learn the Benefits of Electric Vehicles | SF  FREE*
*RSVP Required / Bring cash for food and drinks
1:15 pmA Kelzmer Passover Live Performance | SF  FREE*
*Free with RSVP
7:00 pmDetention All-Stars Comedy Showcase | SF   FREE*
*Mention Funcheap at the door for free swag
7:00 pmNorth Beach Comedy Thing: Free Pizza, Cheap Beer & Giveaways | SF   FREE*
*Free pizza is on a first come, first served basis
7:30 pmWin Tix: Country Folk & Indie Rock: Old Sea Brigade | Cafe du Nord   WIN
8:00 pmMilkin’ It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight   FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
8:00 pmThe SF Stoner Comedy Jam | Punch Line   FREE*
*Free with RSVP or $17.50 at the door
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, April 24, 2019

Legal Marijuana: Public Benefits, Risks & Policy Approaches | SF
Wednesday, April 24 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Golden Gate University

Meet the Authors of Legal Marijuana: Perspectives on Public Benefits, Risks, and Policy Approaches, Joaquin Jay Gonzalez III and Mickey P. McGee. Though legalization of marijuana for medicinal and adult use (a.k.a. more...

1:00 pmBig Bands: The Dorsey Brothers & Glenn Miller | SF   FREE*
*Free, but advance registration is required.
2:00 pmFree “Zero Waste” Workshop | SF Environment   FREE*
*RSVP via Eventbrite
5:30 pmForum’s National Poetry Month Celebration | SF   FREE
5:30 pmWin Tix: CUESA’s Farmers Market Spring Cocktail Party | SF   WIN
6:00 pmHack Boring Meetings | SF   FREE
7:00 pmWin Tix: Flock of Dimes & Madeline Kenney: 2019 Tour | Swedish American Hall   WIN
7:00 pmGenealogy Poem Reading: Mitochondrial Night | City Lights Books   FREE
7:00 pmCurating Dirty Looks & The Queer Cinematic Avant-Garde | SFAI   FREE
7:00 pmGreenhouse Transformative Play Readings: Pushing Against the Water by Kristen | SF   $5*
*Suggested donation of $5-$15.
8:00 pm“GOAT$” Extended Comedy from the Greatest of All Time | SF   $10*
*A free promotion for the months of July and August and a $5 offer with a code thereafter (meaning Presales $10/ Presales with Funcheap code $5 requires RSVP/ Door $15)
8:00 pmWin Tix: SF’s Comedy All Stars | The Punch Line   WIN
8:00 pmWin Tix: Comedy Night: Shaun Latham (SiriusXM) | Cobb’s Comedy Club   WIN
8:00 pmFree Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF   FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-15
8:00 pmWin Tix: Indie Rockstar: Ben Kweller | The Chapel   WIN
8:00 pmThe Premise: Intimate Stand Up Comedy | SF   FREE
8:00 pmWorld Class Comedy: Free Comedy Showcase | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP
8:00 pm“The Wait Room” Outdoor Aerial Dance | SF   FREE*
*There are no tickets to purchase, but seating is finite. We will offer seating on a first come first serve basis for 250 people. We also encourage attendance to the Wednesday and Thursday shows.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Free Alcatraz Photo Exhibit | Apr 25-Sept 16
Thursday, April 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Hilton San Francisco Union Square

Together with Alcatraz Cruises, Hilton Union Square San Francisco and Parc 55 Hotel will be the new, temporary homes of the “Alcatraz: Life on the Rock” and “Alcatraz: The Last Day” more...

6:30 amBART’s “Get on Board Day”: Win Free BART Tix   FREE
12:00 pmCreating a Culture of Respect: Best Practices in HR Management | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP
12:30 pmThursday Movement Classes w/ LINES Dance Center | SF   FREE
4:00 pmCalifornia’s Housing Crisis: Problems, Causes & Options | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP
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. 
6:00 pm2019 Art Market San Francisco Preview: “Free Passes” | Fort Mason   FREE*
*RSVP Required for free tickets
6:00 pmExploratorium After Dark: Tune In | Pier 15   $19.95*
*$19.95 Adv/Door -  Free for Lab Members ($10 Add-On Ticket for the Tactile Dome)
6:00 pmNational Poetry Month w/ Tongo Eisen-Martin | SF   FREE
6:00 pmWindow Gallery Exhibit: “Bells” Closing Reception | SF   FREE
6:00 pmFree Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF   FREE
6:30 pmFree Author Talk on Vegetarian Comfort Food | Omnivore Books   FREE*
*There's no need to buy the book in advance or RSVP to attend an in-store talk, just show up.
6:30 pmFrench Afterworks: French Music & French Drinks | SF   FREE
6:30 pmSaving Point Reyes: Panel & Film Screening | SF   FREE*
*Free but donations accepted
6:30 pmNational Poetry Month: Poetry Reading w/ Cedar Sigo | SF   FREE
7:00 pm“Surrogate Humanity” Robots, AI & Technology: A Conversation | City Lights Books   FREE
7:00 pmGreenhouse Transformative Play Readings: Woke Wash by Matthew Ginsburg | SF   $5*
*Suggested donation of $5-$15.
7:00 pmJericho: Urban Nerf Gun Spy Game | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required via Meetup.com
7:00 pm“Game of Thrones” Trivia Night | Anchor Public Taps   $5*
*Advanced registration is required; $5 per person at the door
7:00 pmThe Great Cable Car Chase | SF   FREE
7:30 pm“I Wish I Was Happy” Hour Comedy Show | SF   FREE*
*Free admission but bring money for food and drinks.
7:30 pmJessica Powell Author Talk: The Big Disruption | Green Apple Books   FREE
8:00 pmHaight Ashbury Comedy Night | Milk Bar   FREE*
*Use promo code HELLAFUNNY for free tickets. Otherwise, it's $15.
8:00 pmWin Tix: Nu-Disco-Funk Act: Escort | Rickshaw Stop   WIN
8:00 pm“The Wait Room” Outdoor Aerial Dance | SF   FREE*
*There are no tickets to purchase, but seating is finite. We will offer seating on a first come first serve basis for 250 people. We also encourage attendance to the Wednesday and Thursday shows.
9:00 pmLa Piñata: Free Latin Party & DJ Night | Mission   FREE

Friday, April 26, 2019

2019 Art Market San Francisco | Fort Mason
Friday, April 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required for free tickets
| Fort Mason Center

Art Market San Francisco will return to the Fort Mason Festival Pavilion this spring to celebrate its sixth edition, featuring seventy-five modern and contemporary art galleries from around the world. Following record more...

11:00 am2019 “HeART of Market” Outdoor Dance Festival | SoMa   FREE
All Day2019 Bay Area Dance Week Kick-Off | April 26 – May 5   FREE*
*Free, but some classes required RSVP.
1:00 pmNewest Skincare Store Grand Opening: Rituals | Westfield Centre   FREE
3:00 pmFree Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa   FREE*
*Free, but space is limited so an RSVP is requested.
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.
5:30 pmSan Francisco Critical Mass   FREE
6:00 pmDeath Valley Girls Mini In-store Concert | Amoeba SF   FREE
6:00 pm2019 stARTup Art Fair: Opening Night Party | Hotel Del Sol   $15
6:30 pmFree Author Talk w/ Marissa McClellan | Omnivore Books   FREE*
*There's no need to buy the book in advance or RSVP to attend an in-store talk, just show up.
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.
7:00 pmGreenhouse Transformative Play Readings: Exit PlaneXIT PLAN by Lynn Mari | SF   $5*
*Suggested donation of $5-$15.
7:00 pmFree Outdoor Movie Night: “The Miseducation of Cameron Post” | SF   FREE
7:00 pmCity Nature Challenge Kickoff Concert: Elements Trio | The Presidio   FREE*
*RSVP is required
7:00 pmWin Tix: 2019 stARTup Art Fair: Boutique Hotel-Turned-Epic Art Gallery | SF   WIN
7:30 pmSF Chamber Orchestra Main Stage Concert “Crossover” | 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
7:30 pmBlack Laughs Matter Comedy Show | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP
8:00 pm“The Wait Room” Outdoor Aerial Dance | SF   FREE*
*There are no tickets to purchase, but seating is finite. We will offer seating on a first come first serve basis for 250 people. We also encourage attendance to the Wednesday and Thursday shows.
8:30 pmWin Tix: SOLD OUT: Whiskey Myers “Die Rockin’ Tour” | August Hall   WIN
9:00 pmWin Tix: Please Do Not Fight: Reunion Show | Bottom of the Hill   WIN
9:00 pmMission Disco: Free Funky Night | Slate Bar   FREE*
*Free with RSVP
9:30 pmCuffin’ SF: All Thangs R&B 3 Year Anniversary | Pop’s Bar   FREE
9:30 pm“HellaSingle” Comedy Show & Singles Mixer | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP or $10 at the Door

Saturday, April 27, 2019

2019 "Spey-O-Rama" Fly Casting Championship Festival | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, April 27 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is free. Meals will be available for a nominal fee.
| Angler's Lodge & Casting Pools

The Golden Gate Angling and Casting Club will be presenting the 17th Annual Spey-O-Rama, the World Championship of Spey Casting, April 26-28, 2019, from 8 am to 5 pm at the casting more...

All DayThe Great Global Cleanup | Earth Day 2019   FREE
8:30 amDistrict 5 Community Clean Team | SF   FREE*
*Please RSVP at volunteer@sfdpw.org by April 24 at 12 pm
All DayIndependent Book Store Day 2019   FREE
All DayBay Area Dance Week: Burlesque, Ballet & More | 2019   FREE*
*Free, but some classes required RSVP.
9:00 amNorth Beach Farmers Market: 2019 Season Opening | SF   FREE
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.
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.
9:30 am2019 Dahlia Sale | Golden Gate Park   FREE*
*Free to look at all the pretty flowers. Flowers for sale beginning at $3
All DaySFUSD Student Arts Festival 2019: Opening Day | Asian Art Museum   FREE*
*Upon arrival at the Asian Art Museum simply inform you are attending the SFUSD Arts Festival and you will be provided with free admission.
10:00 am6th Annual Independent Bookstore Day | The Booksmith   FREE*
*Free, with RSVP greatly appreciated but not required.