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, June 18, 2019

8:00 pmMilkin’ It: Tuesday Night Free Comedy | Upper Haight  FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Navigating a New Home: A Resettlement Experience for World Refugee Day |
Wednesday, June 19 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free tickets for Funcheap readers. Otherwise tickets at $10.
| Google Community Space

On June 20, 2019, the UN will recognize World Refugee Day as a time to promote public awareness, responsibility, and support of refugees. On Wednesday, June 19, 1951 Coffee Company invites you more...

11:00 am“Biblio Bistro” Farmers’ Market Cooking School | UN Plaza  FREE
5:30 pmInteractive Workshop: Cross-Cultural Communication | SF Main Library   FREE
5:30 pm5-Course Tasting Menu w/ Vegan Option, 2-for-1 Cocktails | SF   $39*
*$39 for a 5-Course Tasting Menu (reg. $69), 2 for 1 Tropical Drinks. Please enter FC5-COURSE in your open table reservation or mention Funcheap to your host.
6:00 pmSwing/Boogie Concert: Steve Lucky & The Rhumba Bums | Union Square Live   FREE
6:00 pmConservatory Lighting & Free Summer Solstice Concert | Golden Gate Park   FREE*
*Space is limited at this event, and the public is encouraged to make a free reservation.
7:00 pmNerd Nite: Shaping SF, Otherworldly Geometry & Cell Biology | Rickshaw Stop   $10
7:00 pmSuper Smash Bros Ultimate Tournament | SF   FREE
7:00 pmFree Astronomy Lecture | Presidio   FREE
7:00 pmBook Release: Punk Rock Is Cool for the End of the World | City Lights Books   FREE
8:00 pmWin Tix: Folk & Country Rock: The Felice Brothers | The Chapel   WIN
8:00 pmSF’s Newest Free Comedy Night | Kicks off June 19   FREE*
*Free with RSVP


Thursday, June 20, 2019

BJ's Free Pizookie Day: Ice Cream Cookie Sundae | 2019
Thursday, June 20 – All Day | Cost: $9.95*
*Valid for dine in or take out only.
| All Over the Bay Area

BJ’s hosts Free Pizookie Day on Thursday, June 20, 2019. You’ll receive a free Pizookie with a $9.95 food purchase. A Pizookie is BJ’s famous, hot and freshly baked cookie topped with more...

10:00 amHidden San Francisco Walking Tours | SoMa  FREE
12:00 pmWomen’s World Cup: USA & Sweden Outdoor Watch Party | SF   FREE
12:00 pmFestival of Microbiology & Hands On Activities | SF Main Library   FREE
12:30 pmMarcus Shelby Quartet: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival | SF   FREE
4:00 pmNovela’s 6 Year Anniversary Celebration & Fundraiser | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP required.
5:00 pm“Presidio Twilight” Campfire Party with Off the Grid | SF   FREE*
*Bring cash for food and drinks.
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. 
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 pm5-Course Tasting Menu w/ Vegan Option, 2-for-1 Cocktails | SF   $39*
*$39 for a 5-Course Tasting Menu (reg. $69), 2 for 1 Tropical Drinks. Please enter FC5-COURSE in your open table reservation or mention Funcheap to your host.
5:30 pmCine Francisco: San Francisco in Film & Memory | SF   FREE
6:00 pmLet’s Go Salsa: Free Open Air Salsa Dance Party w/ Jesús Díaz | SF   FREE
6:00 pmDeep Listening® Group at the Center for New Music | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP
6:00 pm2019 Cortland Avenue Summer Solstice Stroll | Bernal Heights   FREE
6:00 pmRare Digital Art Feast: Dinner, Art, Blockchain Talk & Giveaways | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
6:00 pmFree Pride Museum Crawl: Jewish Museum, CA Historical Society & MoAD | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required
6:00 pmExploratorium After Dark: Self-Styled | 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 pmSkin NightLife | California Academy of Sciences   $16.50*
*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+
6:30 pmExplore Bay Area Woodpeckers | SF   $5*
*Free for members
6:30 pmFree Author Talk: Stacy Adimando’s “Piatti” | Omnivore Books   FREE
6:30 pmThe Unburied: Indigenous Memory & Movement Poetics | SF   FREE
6:30 pmWin Tix: SF’s “Knives and Needles” Tasting & Tattoo Party | Asian Art Museum   WIN*
*$15 GA / $5 Members / $13 Students & Seniors
7:00 pmSummer Concert at Mission Bowling Club | SF   FREE
7:00 pmFree Author Talk: Green Transportation in Copenhagen | SF   FREE
7:30 pmAuthor Novel Discussion: Nicole Dennis-Benn’s “Patsy” | 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: Comedy Night: Dan St. Germain (Comedy Central) | The Punch Line   WIN
8:00 pm2019 Fresh Meat Festival: Trans/Queer Performances | SF   $15*
*Sliding Scale

Friday, June 21, 2019

14 Hours of Sunshine: Summer Begins Today | SF
Friday, June 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco

June 21, 2019 is the longest day of the year and officially the first day of Summer.  With the sunrise at 5:48 am and sunset not until 8:34 pm in San Francisco more...

All Day5th Annual International Yoga Day | SF   FREE
All DayBay Area’s 2019 International Parkour Jam | June 21-23   FREE
9:30 amLongest Day of the Year: 9 Free Guided Walking Tours | Summer Solstice   FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated. Certain tours may require garden admission.
12:00 pmFree Summer Circus Day with Circus Bella | SF   FREE
All DayWin Tix: Clusterfest 2019: 3-Day Passes | SF   WIN
3:00 pmFinancial Literacy Workshop: Building Wealth & Asset Accumulation | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP
3:00 pmFree Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa   FREE*
*Free, but space is limited so an RSVP is requested.
3:00 pm“Block Fest” Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
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.
6:00 pmGreen Solstice Happy Hour & Goat Party | SF   FREE*
*Donations go to City Grazing
6:30 pmFree Author Talk: Maggie Hoffman’s “Batch Cocktails” | Omnivore Books   FREE
7:00 pmSan Francisco Herstory: Pussy Power Cocktail Hour | SF   FREE
7:00 pmBrave New Jokes: Comedy Showcase | SF   FREE
7:30 pm“HellaFunny Fridays” San Francisco Stand-Up Comedy Showcase | SoMa   FREE*
*Free with RSVP or $10 at the Door
7:30 pmSan Francisco City Hall Lights Up Purple   FREE
8:00 pmWin Tix: Enigmatic Indie R&B Singer: Allan Rayman | August Hall   WIN
9:00 pmWin Tix: Dreamy LA Alt-Rockers: James Supercave | Rickshaw Stop   WIN
9:30 pm“HellaSingle” Comedy Show & Singles Mixer | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP or $10 at the Door

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Goodwill Bridal Gown Pop Up Sale Opening | SF
Saturday, June 22 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free to enter. Bring cash for purchase.
| Goodwill West Portal Boutique

Hundreds of bridal gowns at Goodwill bargain prices at the West Portal Boutique. Brimming with beautiful looks for every bride. Goodwill Bridal Gown Pop Up Sale Saturday, June 22, 2019 | 9 am more...

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.
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.
10:00 amWalking Tour: Native Plant Gardens of the Baker Beach Apartments | SF   FREE
All Day2019 Kalayaan: Philippine Independence Day Festival | Union Square   FREE
10:30 amWin Tix: Mimosas and Animal Behavior Myth-Busting | SF SPCA   WIN
10:30 am$12 Bottomless Mimosa “Boozy Brunch” w/ Vegan Options | SF   $12*
*Get one complimentary drink with your brunch - and don't forget to tip like a rockstar. Upgrade to bottomless for $12.
All DayOminoDay 2019: All Day DJ & World Music Festival | SF   FREE
All Day2019 “Civil War Days” Festival & Battle Reenactments | Angel Island   FREE*
*Free, but you'll need a boat or to pay for a ferry to get you there
11:00 amWin Tix: Elote “The Corniest Festival” | SoMa StrEat Food Park   WIN*
*$5 GA / $36 Optional All-You-Can-Drink Craft Beer (includes GA) / Free kids 10 & under
11:30 amSan Francisco Shih Tzu Meetup Group | Alta Plaza Park   FREE
12:00 pmFree Summer Circus Day with Circus Bella | SF   FREE
12:00 pm2019 Back To Our Roots Festival | SF   FREE
12:30 pm2019 “All Day I Dream”: Yoga & Music Fest | GG Park   $25
2:00 pmBlue Greenway Bike Tour | SF   FREE
2:00 pmThe First Official “Tamale Lady Day” Celebration | Zeitgeist   FREE
2:00 pm“It’s Alive!” Free Demo About Electricity & Discussion | SF   FREE*
*Please RSVP to ensure your seat. There will be a casual reception with refreshments after the event.
3:00 pmFree Author Talk: Revitalizing Hawaii Foodways | Omnivore Books   FREE
5:00 pmJamestown Revival Mini In-store Concert | Amoeba SF   FREE
5:00 pmStonewall Riots 50th Anniversary Art Reception | Harvey Milk Photo Center   FREE
6:30 pmNaughty Cupcakes Making Contest & Cocktail Party | SF   FREE
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
8:00 pm“Nightlife on Mars” Comedy Night | SF   FREE*
*Free with code CHEAPBASTARD - otherwise it's $10
8:30 pmDowntown SF’s Desi Comedy Night | Every Saturday   FREE*
*Free with RSVP for first 100 people. $10 at door without RSVP
9:00 pmWin Tix: 2019 San Francisco Air Guitar Championship | Brick & Mortar Music Hall   WIN
10:00 pmNo Scrubs: ’90s Hip Hop and R&B Dance Party | Bar Fluxus   FREE*
*Free with RSVP before 10:30pm. $5 After

Sunday, June 23, 2019

$12 Bottomless Mimosa "Boozy Brunch" w/ Vegan Options | SF

Francisca’s Venezuelan Food and Punch Bar has a weekly weekend “Boozy Brunch” with live music & DJs plus complimentary mimosas (or “Brunch Punch”) to accompany your brunch on both Saturdays and more...

6:00 amAfter Dawn: Premiere Sunday Morning Party | SF  FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
All DayJCCSF’s 3rd Annual Brain Fitness Forum | SF  FREE*
*Advance registration is highly recommended. To register cal 415.292.1200.
All Day2019 Noe Valley SummerFest | SF   FREE
All Day2019 “Civil War Days” Festival & Battle Reenactments | Angel Island   FREE*
*Free, but you'll need a boat or to pay for a ferry to get you there
11:00 amPsychedelic Nude Parade To Legalize Psychedelic Meds in SF | The Castro   FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated
11:00 amPresidio Picnic: Off the Grid’s Sunday Food Truck Party | SF   FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
12:00 pmWin Tix: The San Francisco Hazy IPA Festival | SPARK Social SF   WIN
All DayBooks & Brews Summer Sale | SF   FREE
12:00 pm2019 International Parkour Jam | Marin   FREE
1:00 pm38th Annual Northern California Book Awards | Civic Center   FREE
All DayWin Tix: Clusterfest 2019: SF’s Epic Comedy Festival | Civic Center   WIN
1:00 pmThe Muddy Roses | Live in the Castro   FREE