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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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Asian Art Museum's $10 Thursday Nights | SF

The Asian Art Museum is back on Valentine’s Day February 14 through August 29, 2019. The museum will be open until 9 pm on Thursdays and general admission is just $10. You more...

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 pm2019 Poems Under The Dome | SF City Hall   FREE
6:00 pmGOAT NightLife | California Academy of Sciences   $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members) / 21+
6:00 pmExploratorium After Dark: Cannabis | Pier 15   $19.95*
*$19.95 Adv/Door -  Free for Lab Members ($10 Add-On Ticket for the Tactile Dome)
6:00 pmMake: Monthly Artist Happy Hour & Local Vendors | Dogpatch   $8*
*Free with admission. Admission: Adults $8.00, Students/Senior $6.00.
6:00 pmMAKE: Design15 Launch Party w/ Ceramic & Self Portrait Making | SF   $8*
*Free with admission.
6:30 pmRising Writer: The Boatbuilder Author In Conversation | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP
7:00 pmBook Discussion on Hearing Digital Audio w/ Damon Krukowski | City Lights Books   FREE
7:30 pmSoftcore Comedy w/ Pizza & Craft Beer | Mission Dist.   FREE*
*$5 suggested donation
8:00 pmHaight Ashbury Comedy Night | Milk Bar   FREE*
*Use promo code HELLAFUNNY for free tickets. Otherwise, it's $15.
8:00 pm“Tindervention” Stand Up Comedy & Tinder Horror Stories | Cobbs   FREE*
*Free with RSVP. $17 without RSVP
9:00 pmThe Monster Show: Drag Night w/ Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence | Castro   $5
10:00 pmRadio Veloso: Free Live Funk & Jazz Night | Madrone Art Bar   FREE

Friday, April 19, 2019

Volunteer to Plant 50 Trees: Friends of the Urban Forest | SF
Friday, April 19 – 7:00 am | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco

Join the Friends of the Urban Forest team to help prepare for planting over 50 trees in Excelsior! Help us unload trees from trucks to the trees’ storage location on Friday more...

10:00 amBeautiful Lands End Labyrinth Photowalk & Photography Tips | SF   FREE*
*Free, but please RSVP
All DayPhoto Book Launch & Art Show: Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence | SF   FREE
All DayTony’s Chocolonely Experiential Chocotruck Tour | SF   FREE*
*Free and open to the public
All DayBike & Roll to School Week | Final Day   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.
3:00 pmSF’s Climate Action Month: Dinner & “Planet Ocean” Movie Night | 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.
6:30 pmFrench Conversation & Potluck | Berkeley   FREE
6:30 pm2019 Doggy Easter Egg Hunt | SoMa   FREE*
*Free - RSVP by 3/28 and receive 3 bonus raffle tickets
7:00 pmVirtual Sing Along”Jesus Christ Superstar” & Online Viewing Party | SF   FREE
7:00 pmHayes Valley’s Free Outdoor Movie Night: “Kusama: Infinity” | SF   FREE
7:00 pmBrave New Jokes: Comedy Showcase | SF   FREE
7:30 pmGrace Cathedral’s String Quartet Concert | SF   FREE*
*$20 Suggested Donation. $10 for Reserved Seating, Free General Admission
7:30 pm“HellaFunny Fridays” San Francisco Stand-Up Comedy Showcase | SoMa   FREE*
*Free with RSVP or $10 at the Door
8:00 pmWin Tix: Country-Fried Rock & Roll: Four Year Bender | Cafe du Nord   WIN
8:00 pmFirst Annual San Francisco 420 Comedy Festival | April 19-20   FREE*
*RSVP Required with FUNCHEAP code, otherwise $15 at the door
8:00 pmWin Tix: SF “Bicycle Day” Celebration: DJs, Music, Wild Art | The Midway   WIN*
*Exclusive handful of $25 discounted tickets exclusively for Funcheap with promo code ECBIKEDAY. Limited supply. Afterward Early bird are $45 and Advanced tickets are $55
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.
8:00 pm“Come And See”: New Easter Musical | April 19-21   FREE*
*Tickets are free, but seating is limited, so reserve your seats online.
9:00 pmWin Tix: Psychedelic Garage Rock: Night Beats | Rickshaw Stop   WIN
9:30 pm“HellaSingle” Comedy Show & Singles Mixer | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP or $10 at the Door
10:00 pmHellaRnB Night (Beyoncé, Rihanna, TLC, Prince & More) | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP before 10:30pm; $5 after


Saturday, April 20, 2019

Make SF More Green: "Friends of the Urban Forest" Tree Planting | Excelsior
Saturday, April 20 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Some events require RSVP
| All Over San Francisco

Join the Planting Support crew to help the Friends of the Urban Forest team prep for planting trees in Excelsior. You will arrive at 8:00AM on Saturday morning to help FUF more...

8:30 am4.20 Mile Stoned Stampede Fun Run | Ocean Beach   FREE*
*Free, but bring a joint to participate in the 420 activities
9:00 am420 in the Park: Gigantic Gathering at Hippie Hill | Golden Gate Park   FREE
9:00 amThe 3rd Annual 420 Bud Drop | Hippie Hill 2019   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
9:00 amVolunteer at Golden Gate National Parks Earth Day Celebration | 2019   FREE
9:00 am2019 Volunteer at Presidio Earth Day | SF   FREE*
*Registration is required
9:00 amSF’s Great Green Weekend: Breakfast, Activities & Gardening | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested
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.
10:00 amHeron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park   FREE
10:00 amEarth Day Beach Cleanup & Raffle Aquarium Tickets | Aquatic Park   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
All DayFree PresidiGo Shuttle | Downtown to Presidio   FREE
10:00 am$1 Earth Day Sale | Buffalo Exchange   $1
All DayPhoto Book Launch & Art Show: Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence | SF   FREE
10:00 amAlcatraz Landing Earth Day By The Bay | SF   FREE
10:00 amSF’s Climate Action Month: Free E-waste Recycling | SF   FREE
All Day“Green Door” 4/20 Celebration: Giveaways & Exclusive Releases | SoMa   FREE*
*No entry fee. 21+
10:00 amFree Easter Egg Hunt | SF   FREE
10:00 amMission Science Workshop: Free Hands-on Science Saturday | SF   FREE*
*Donations are appreciated.
10:00 amWonder Women of SF: Western Addition Walking Tour | SF   FREE*
*Donations are appreciated
10:00 am2019 Noe Valley Free Easter Egg Hunt | SF   FREE
All DayWorld Naked Bike Ride: Earth Day 2019 Edition | SF   FREE
All Day2019 Cherry Blossom Festival | Japantown   FREE
All DayTony’s Chocolonely Experiential Chocotruck | SF   FREE*
*Free and open to the public
All Day2019 San Francisco Earth Day Festival | Mission District   FREE
All Day$4.20 Ike’s Sandwiches on 420 | SF Bay Area   $4.20*
*Three different sandwiches to choose from for $4.20 each - all week. Must purchase drink and chips.
12:00 pm2019 Ghirardelli Square Easter Festival | SF   FREE
12:00 pm2019 Laughing Monk Brewing Anniversary Party | SF   FREE*
*Free, but bring cash for beer & food purchase.
12:30 pmLaguna Honda Mural Dedication | SF   FREE
1:00 pmSFAI Spring Graduate Open Studios | SF   FREE
2:00 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.
3:00 pmFree Author Talk on Neapolitan Culture & Cuisine | Omnivore Books   FREE*
*There's no need to buy the book in advance or RSVP to attend an in-store talk, just show up.
3:00 pmArt in the Park: Live Music, Arts & Spoken Word | Tenderloin   FREE
4:00 pmCherry Blossom Festival Sing & Dance Musical Concert | SF   FREE*
*RSVP required
4:20 pm“420 at The Bird” Free Chicken Sandwich Day | SF   FREE*
*FREE sandwiches to the first 50 people in line at 4:20pm on Saturday, 4/20 at either of our locations, SF or Berkeley. There's one catch though--you have to follow us on Instagram to get your free sando.
5:00 pm“Come And See”: New Easter Musical | SF   FREE*
*Tickets are free, but seating is limited, so reserve your seats online.
6:00 pm2019 “Mission Crit” Fixie Bike Race on Tight City Streets | SF   FREE*
*Free to watch; registration and fee is required to race
7:00 pm420 Secret Garden Soiree | Mission District   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. A password is required to RSVP.
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
7:20 pmFree 420 “Gathering of the Tribe” Concert Tix: Moonalice | Slim’s   FREE*
*RSVP Required on RushTix. Comp tickets are limited
7:30 pmFirst Annual San Francisco 420 Comedy Festival | SF   FREE*
*RSVP Required with FUNCHEAP code, otherwise $15 at the door
8:00 pm“Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF   FREE*
*Free with code CHEAPBASTARD - otherwise it's $5
8:00 pmWin Tix: 420 Spring Blossom Soiree | Hotel Kabuki   WIN
8:00 pmKing’s Night DJ Party & Dutch Goodies | SF   $5.97*
*Early Bird tickets at $5.97 until 4/12. Otherwise, $10.
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 pmWin Tix: Dutch Kingsday Night Party | BarNua   WIN
9:00 pmPush The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight   FREE*
*Free before 10 pm, but an RSVP is required. Otherwise, it's $6.
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 pmThe Queen is Dead: Morrissey & The Smiths Dance Party | SF   $8*
*$8 with RSVP; $10 at the door
10:00 pmNo Scrubs: ’90s Hip Hop and R&B Dance Party | Bar Fluxus   FREE*
*Free with RSVP before 11pm. $5 After
11:59 pmSan Francisco Midnight Mystery Ride | SF   FREE

Sunday, April 21, 2019

2019 Sunrise Easter Service on Top of a Mountain | SF
Sunday, April 21 – 6:30 am | Cost: FREE | Mount Davidson Summit Cross

San Francisco’s grandest Easter morning tradition gets under way at 6:30 am on Sunday, April 21, 2019 for the annual Sunrise Service at Mount Davidson Cross. With the sun rising over the more...

6:00 amAfter Dawn: Premiere Sunday Morning Party | SF  FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
9:00 am“Come And See”: New Easter Musical | SF   FREE*
*Tickets are free, but seating is limited, so reserve your seats online.
10:00 amWin Tix: Asian Art Museum’s Kimono Exhibition | Final Weeks   WIN
10:00 am16 Free San Francisco Walking Tours | Easter Sunday 2019   FREE
All Day28th Annual Union Street Easter Parade & Spring Festival | SF   FREE
10:00 amSurfrider Earth Day Beach Clean Up | Ocean Beach   FREE
All DayPhoto Book Launch & Art Show: Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence | SF   FREE
All Day2019 Easter In the Park & Hunky Jesus Contest | Dolores Park   FREE
10:30 amFree Mimosa “Boozy Brunch” w/ Vegan Options | SF   FREE*
*Get one complimentary drink with your brunch - and don't forget to tip like a rockstar.
All Day2019 Cherry Blossom Festival & Grand Parade | Civic Center   FREE