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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Saturday, November 16, 2019

Family Access Day: Special Needs Free Day | Children's Creativity Museum
Saturday, November 16 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Registration Required
| Children's Creativity Museum

Come by the Children’s Creativity Museum and have it to yourselves for the first hour. Plus, guests are welcome to stay as long as they like to explore all of the more...

All DayFree 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.
All DayFree 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.
All DayFree PresidiGo Shuttle | Downtown to Presidio   FREE
10:00 amMission Science Workshop: Free Hands-on Science Saturday | SF   FREE*
*Donations are appreciated.
11:00 amWin Tix: SFJAZZ Matinee with Grammy-Nominated Alphabet Rockers | SF   WIN*
*GA $23 / Senior $10 / Youth $5
All Day2019 Renegade Winter Craft Fair Market: 200+ Makers | Fort Mason   FREE
12:00 pmHumphry Slocombe’s Free Mexican Hot Chocolate Ice Cream Day | SF   FREE*
*Registration Required
2:00 pmWin Tix: San Francisco Bicycle Coalition’s Winterfest Party | SF   WIN*
*$15 Members / $50 Event ticket + Membership
3:00 pmArt in the Park: Live Music, Arts & Spoken Word | Tenderloin   FREE
4:00 pmGerman Lantern Festival & Parade | The Presidio   FREE
6:00 pmGlorious Victories: Roaring 20s Book Launch Party & Costume Contest | SF   FREE
6:30 pmHumans vs. Zombies Nerf Tag | SF   FREE
7:00 pmDowntown SF’s Desi Comedy Night | Every Saturday   FREE*
*Free with RSVP for first 100 people. $10 at door without RSVP
7:30 pmSan Francisco Winter Comedy Festival | November 2019   FREE*
*RSVP Required, otherwise $10 at the door
8:00 pm“Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF   FREE*
*Free with code CHEAPBASTARD - otherwise it's $10
8:00 pm“She Bends” Women in Neon Exhibit & Demos | November 16-23   FREE*
*Open to the public
8:00 pm2019 Mission Dolores “SingFest” 200-Voice Choir Music Festival | SF   FREE*
*Admission by donation, no one turned away for lack of funds.
8:30 pmWin Tix: Melodic Indie Rock: Circa Waves | Bottom of the Hill   WIN
8:30 pm“Downtown Comedy Night” Comedy Show | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP and code HELLAFUNNY. Otherwise $15 online $20 at the door. Free for first 50 to RSVP
11:59 pmSan Francisco Midnight Mystery Ride | SF   FREE

Sunday, November 17, 2019

The Final "Fog City Flea" at The Ferry Building of 2019 | SF
Sunday, November 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Ferry Building

Fog City Flea will bring an eclectic lineup of makers and merchants from the Bay Area and beyond offering handcrafted jewelry, apparel, accessories, apothecary, housewares, furnishings, and well-edited vintage on weekends more...

6:00 amAfter Dawn: Premiere Sunday Morning Party | SF  FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
10:00 amFree Bodyweight Bootcamp in Dolores Park | SF   FREE*
*Donations are optional and go to charity
10:00 amNational Take a Hike Day at the Presidio | 2019   FREE
10:30 amZeitgeist’s Breakfast Stout w/ Free Pancakes Party | SF   FREE*
*With every Founders Breakfast Stout you buy, get a free stack of delicious fruit-covered pancakes.
All Day2019 Renegade Winter Craft Fair Market | Fort Mason   FREE
12:00 pmSnowFest 2019: Gear Raffles, Vendors & Beer | Presidio   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
12:00 pmCannabis BBQ Block Party | SF   FREE*
*Registration Required
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.
5:00 pm“She Bends” Neon demo, Q&A & Film Screening of Las Vegas Bender | SF   FREE*
*Open to the public, limited seating
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: Jonathan Bree: North American Fall Tour | Rickshaw Stop   WIN
8:00 pmWin Tix: SF Sunday Showcase | The Punch Line   WIN
8:00 pmMoonalice Live Psychedelic Rock Night | The Chapel   FREE
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, November 18, 2019

"Big Game" at the Union Square | Berkeley
Monday, November 18 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Union Square

On November 18, 2019 at noon, join the “Big Game” Rally at Union Square. All are welcome.

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.
5:45 pmSee Grace Cathedral’s “Grace Light” 100-foot Tall Light Art | SF   FREE*
*RSVP Required
6:20 pmWin Tix: Disney’s “Frozen 2” Sneak Preview | AMC Kabuki   WIN
8:00 pm“Resistance is Fertile” Free Comedy Night | SF   FREE
8:00 pmNorth Beach Comedy Night | SF   FREE
8:30 pmHaight Street Trivia, Board Games & Karaoke 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.
11:59 pmLeonids Meteor Shower | 2019   FREE

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

2019 "Big Sail": Cal vs. Stanford Annual Boat Race & Band Face-Off | SF

Stanford and Cal Sailing will host the Annual Big Sail on the San Francisco Bay in front of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge at the St. Francis Yacht Club at noon more...

5:00 pmLight Up The Night 2019: Free Bike Light Campaign | SF   FREE*
*Free bike saftey lights for those who do not already have them
5:30 pmThe Stinky Cheese Club | Bender’s   FREE*
*Bring in a good cheese to share and get a free drink.
5:30 pmYelp’s Dev Jobs Hiring Mixer w/ Free Pizza & Drinks | SF   FREE*
*Registration Required
7:00 pmWin Tix: Dark Comedy: San FranFreakShow | The Punch Line   WIN

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

2019 Transgender Day of Remembrance | SF
Wednesday, November 20 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but donations are encouraged.
| UC Hastings

The SF LGBT Community Center will host the 21st annual Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) on Wednesday, November 20, 2019. Transgender Day of Remembrance is a genuine tribute to those who have more...

11:00 am“Biblio Bistro” Farmers’ Market Cooking School | UN Plaza  FREE
7:00 pmFree Astronomy Lecture | Castro   FREE
7:45 pm$5 Tix: “Queerdos” An LGBTQ+ Comedy Show | SF   $5*
*Use discount code FUNCHEAP for 1/2 off tickets online. Otherwise $10 online, $15 at the door. 21+, and there is a one-item minimum.
8:00 pmFree Comedy Night at SF’s Presidential-Themed Bar | Every Wednesday   FREE*
*Free with RSVP
8:30 pmFleetwood Mac’s Dreamforce Concert at Oracle Park | SF   FREE*
*Free to listen from outside Oracle Park; a full badge is required for access inside

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Free Dreamforce 2019 Expo+ Pass | SF
Thursday, November 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Sign up is required to get free pass.
| Moscone Center

Dreamforce is an annual conference and workshop put on by Salesforce.com full of vendors in the expo hall, free workshops, keynote speeches and networking with over 50,000 innovators across all industries more...

All DayShreve & Co. “Santa’s Village” Holiday Window Displays | SF   FREE
10:00 amHidden San Francisco Walking Tours | SoMa   FREE
12:30 pmFree 30-Minute Core & Stretch Express | Salesforce Park   FREE
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 pmFree Third Thursdays at California Historical Society | SF   FREE
6:00 pmBiteLife at Cal Academy of Sciences | SF   $14.25*
*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 pmWin Tix: BiteLife NightLife | California Academy of Sciences   WIN
6:00 pmExploratorium After Dark: Nonsense Machines | Pier 15   $19.95*
*$19.95 Adv/Door -  Free for Lab Members ($10 Add-On Ticket for the Tactile Dome)
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 pm2019 Annual Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner Serving 500+ Guests | SF   FREE*
*Intended for the Telegraph Hill Community. Food is first come, first served. Please make sure to dine responsibly, so that others may have a chance to eat
7:00 pmWin Tix: Marine Layer Presents: Warren Miller’s Ski Bum Bash | SF   WIN
8:00 pmHaight Ashbury Comedy Night | Milk Bar   FREE*
*Use promo code HELLAFUNNY for free tickets. Otherwise, it's $15.

Friday, November 22, 2019

Dreamforce Expo Final Day | 2019
Friday, November 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Sign up is required to get free pass.
| Moscone Center

Dreamforce is an annual conference and workshop put on by Salesforce.com full of vendors in the expo hall, free workshops, keynote speeches and networking with over 50,000 innovators across all industries more...

All DayAsian Art Museum’s 2019 “Holiday Artisan Market” | Nov. 22-23   FREE*
*Free access to holiday market. Please note that regular admission applies to museum's galleries
11:00 amCivic Center’s Winter Park Opening Ceremony | SF   FREE*
*Free to watch ceremony. Free ice skating from noon to 1:15pm subject to capacity
3:00 pmFree Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa   FREE*
*Free, but space is limited so an RSVP is requested.
4:00 pm2019 Winter Fireworks & Free Magical Ice Show | SF   FREE
5:00 pm4 Hours of Free Holiday Parking in Downtown SF | Nov. 22 – Dec. 24   FREE*
*Valid dates: November 22, 2019 - December 24, 2019. Valid Times: Monday through Friday from 5-9 pm; Saturday and Sunday - Any four hours
5:00 pm2019 Macy’s Holiday Windows Unveiling: Adorable Puppies & Kittens | Union Square   FREE
5:00 pmVolunteer at 2019 Macy’s Holiday Windows & Pet Adoptions | Union Square   FREE
6:00 pmHello Kitty Holiday Meet & Greet at Macy’s | SF   FREE
6:00 pmSalesforce Park’s Free Rooftop Movie Night “Spaceballs” | SoMa   FREE*
*Free but RSVP is required - Amphitheater lawn will open at 4:30 pm for those who have pre-registered. Be prepared to show RSVP confirmation.Admission for people not registered will be begin 5 minutes before the screening, based on capacity. Anyone who has not pre-registered will only be allowed in on a first-come, first-served basis 5 minutes before the movie starts.
7:00 pmFeral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF   $5*
*They ask for a $5-$10 donation.
7:30 pm“HellaFunny Fridays” San Francisco Stand-Up Comedy Showcase | SoMa   FREE*
*Free with RSVP or $10 at the Door
8:00 pm“Subversion” A Progressive Works Comedy Night | SF   FREE
9:00 pmWin Tix: Grunge Rock Tribute Band: Smells Like Nirvana | Bottom of the Hill   WIN
9:00 pmHellaRnB Night (Beyoncé, Rihanna, TLC, Prince & More) | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP before 10:30pm; $5 after
9:30 pm“HellaSingle” Halloween Comedy Show & Singles Mixer | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP or $15 at the Door
9:45 pmWin Tix: Comedy Night: Fahim Anwar (Comedy Central) | The Punch Line   WIN

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Free Union Square Ice Skating Lessons: Every Weekend | 2019-2020

Don’t know how to skate? Kaiser Permanente is inviting beginner skaters to the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines to come learn from professional skate instructors more...

All DayFree 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.
All DayFree 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.
10:00 amBCBG Holiday Sample Sale Extravaganza | Fort Mason   FREE*
*Free entry for Funcheapers at 9:30 am with print out. Pay in cash for clothes and get an extra 10% off.
All DayAsian Art Museum’s 2019 “Holiday Artisan Market” | SF   FREE*
*Free access to holiday market. Please note that regular admission applies to museum's galleries
All Day“Snovember” Treasure Island: Epic Holiday Market & 20 Tons of Snow | TreasureFest   $3*
*$3-$5 early bird online / $7 last minute - includes free parking.
11:30 amSan Francisco Shih Tzu Meetup Group | Alta Plaza Park   FREE
12:00 pmSnowFest 2019: Gear Raffles, Vendors & Beer | Mission Dist.   FREE*
*Free but RSVP is required.
2:00 pmMarch for the 46 Million #RightToRescue | BART Station   FREE
2:00 pmSF Chamber Orchestra “Nutcracker Sweet” Family Concert | SF   FREE*
*Free, but seating is first come, first served
6:00 pm“She Bends” Neon Demo & Panel Discussion | SF   FREE*
*Open to the public, limited seating