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, August 9, 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...

10:00 amMultimedia Shadow Play With Manual Cinema (Exploratorium)   $19.95*
*Adult 18-64: USD 29.95, Senior 65+ or Disabled: USD 24.95, Teacher or Student 18+: USD 24.95, Youth 13-17: USD 24.95, Child 4-12: USD 19.95
3:30 pmSF’s Free “Japan Week” Origami Workshop (Japantown)   FREE*
*RSVP Required
6:00 pmThree Amazing Women Authors at SF’s Main Library   FREE
7:00 pmComedy Blast at Neck Of The Woods with Danny Dechi & Friends   FREE*
*Free
7:30 pmSmart Ass Trivia at The Bar on Dolores   FREE

Wednesday, August 10, 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
1:00 pm‘Pakistani Chainsaw: A Love Story’ Free Movie Screening + Q&A (SF)   FREE*
*RSVP Required
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 Every Wednesday at The Napper Tandy (Mission Dist.)   FREE
7:00 pm“Deep Cut Comedy” Live Stand Up at Fish & Farm (SF)   FREE*
*Admission is free but space is limited so please get a ticket on Eventbrite to RSVP so we save you a spot!
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, August 11, 2022

Asian Art Museum's $10 Thursday Nights + Filipino Sidecar Karaoke (SF)
Asian Art Museum’s $10 Thursday Nights + Filipino Sidecar Karaoke (SF)

It’s a sing-along like no other. From oldies to recent classics to today’s new pop standards, jump into a roaming art motorcycle-sidecar with a built-in karaoke machine and show us what you’ve got. 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
8:00 pm$25 Tix: The Australian Pink Floyd Show: “All That’s to Come” 2022 World Tour (SF)   $25*
*Use the code 'FUNCHEAP' for tickets starting at $25!
8:00 amFree Rooftop Bootcamp at the Park (Salesforce Park)   FREE*
*Free for all
5:00 pmAsian Art Museum’s $10 Thursday Nights (SF)   $10*
*General admission tickets are $10 for adults, $8.50 for seniors, students and youths (age 13-17).   
6:00 pmTown Hall Meeting: What’s The Future of SF’s Castro Theatre?   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 pmBoozeLand Comedy Clubhouse   FREE*
*purchase 2 drinks
8:00 pmLatin Vibe Thursdays at Bar Fluxus w/ Live Latin Music (Downtown SF)   $15
9:30 pmEmo vs. Pop-Punk: A MySpace Tribute Night (Madrone Lounge)   FREE*
*Free before 10 PM

Friday, August 12, 2022

SF's Free Outdoor Summer Comedy Fest (Chase Center)
SF’s Free Outdoor Summer Comedy Fest (Chase Center)
Cost: FREE | Thrive City Plaza (at Chase Center)

Get ready for 2022’s second outdoor comedy takeover of Chase Center’s Thrive City w/ SF’s top comics, DJs and giveaways. Friday night laughs are coming (again)! as the team behind the Bay 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
12:00 pmRooftop “Lunchbox Music at the Park” at Salesforce Park (SF)   FREE*
*Free for all
12:30 pmRooftop Vinyasa Yoga at Salesforce Park (SF)   FREE*
*Fe for all
4:00 pmDavid Johnson Film Processing Lab Dedication Ceremony (Castro)   FREE
5:00 pm$1 Drink Fridays: “Battle of the Decades” DJ Party (North Beach)   FREE*
*Free admission with RSVP on Eventbrite
5:00 pm“Off the Grid” Fort Mason: Night Market & Food Truck Party (2022)   FREE*
*Free to attend, but food/drink for purchase
5:30 pmSF’s Friday Teen Nights + Free Inflatable Carnival (July 29-Aug 12)   FREE
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, August 13, 2022

Crawltiki: San Francisco's Tiki Party Pub Crawl
Crawltiki: San Francisco’s Tiki Party Pub Crawl

CrawlTiki, brought to you by CrawlSF and Funcheap, is San Francisco’s first tropical-themed pub crawl and the perfect way to “get away” without leaving the city. Get ready for a summer more...

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
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
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
9:00 amBernal Heights “Hillwide Garage Sale” 2022 (SF)   FREE
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 amPotrero Hill “Neighborhood Appreciation Day” w/ Free Food + Art Party (SF)   FREE
10:00 amCivil War “Living History Day” at Fort Point (SF)   FREE*
*Admission free; donations accepted
10:00 am“Metcon at the Park” Total Body Workout at Salesforce Park (SF)   FREE*
*Free for all
11:00 amMoAD: Museum of the African Diaspora Free Museum Day (SF)   FREE
11:00 amAfrican American Quilt Guild of Oakland Quilting Workshop (de Young Museum)   FREE*
*This public program is free and open to the public. A paid ticket for museum admission is not required to attend this event.
11:00 amPistahan 2022: SF’s Filipino Cultural Festival & Parade (Aug. 13-14)   FREE
11:00 amPanel: Miyoko’s Creamery & Vegan Farming + Free Bites (SF Main Library)   FREE
11:00 amFree Community Day: Every Second Saturday at MoAD (SF)   FREE*
*MoAD is free to the public every second Saturday of the month.
11:30 amSaturday Sounds at the Park (Salesforce Park)   FREE
12:00 pmFree Community Day: Celebrate Chinese American History and Culture (SF)   FREE*
*This event is for all ages and admission to this event is free for everyone. Registration is recommended.
12:00 pm“Goodness + Summer Jamz Day Party” at Kapwa Gardens (SoMa)   FREE*
*FREE with RSVP. Tickets are free but we are accepting sliding scale donations
12:00 pmOutdoor “Mini Mart” at SF’s Mission Bowling Club (Summer 2022)   FREE
1:00 pmUnion Square’s Free Summer 2022 Dance Music Series (July 16 – Sept. 24)   FREE
2:30 pmSF’s Free “Japan Week” Ozashiki Chamber Music Demo (Japantown)   FREE*
*RSVP Required
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
7:00 pmSF’s First “Saturday Night Skate” Pop-up Roller Disco at Ferry Building   FREE*
*RSVP Requested for timed tickets. Ticket holders will get priority access. Non-ticket holders can still attend and will be let in on a space available basis
9:00 pm“Weekend Love” Hip Hop/Reggaeton/House/Hyphy DJ Night (Delirium)   FREE

Sunday, August 14, 2022

7th Annual "Anchor Steam Week" at Anchor Public Taps (SF)
7th Annual “Anchor Steam Week” at Anchor Public Taps (SF)

Raise your Anchor to America’s first craft beer and shop our limited Steam® X Culk capsule collection we brewed up with San Francisco-based graphic artist Sam Culkins. There will be Special Anchor more...

1:00 pm“Golden Gate Park Band” Free Symphony in the Park (2022)   FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome.
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 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 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 amGreat Highway Park Cleanup   FREE*
*Sign up on this TogetherSF Mobilize page: https://www.mobilize.us/togethersf/event/448138/
10:00 amInner Sunset Sunday’s Flea Market (SF)   FREE*
*Free Admission: All Welcome
10:00 amWildling Golden Gate Park Cleanup (SF)   FREE*
*No cost to join
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 amPistahan 2022: SF’s Filipino Cultural Festival & Parade (Aug. 13-14)   FREE
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
12:00 pmSF’s “Japan Day 2022” Cultural Festival (Japantown)   FREE
12:00 pm“Globe Spinners” Indie Vinyl & Record Fair (SF)   FREE*
*Free / All Ages
1:00 pmGolden Gate Park Rose Garden Tour (SF)   FREE
1:00 pmGolden Gate Park Sunday Roller Disco Party (SF)   FREE
2:00 pm2022 Stern Grove Festival Finale w/ “Phil Lesh + Friends Free Concert in the Park   FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated. Advanced Tickets required
4:00 pmTwang Sunday at Thee Parkside w/Opossum Sun Trail (SF)   FREE*
*Free for All Ages

Monday, August 15, 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, August 16, 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...

7:00 pmComedy Blast at Neck Of The Woods with Danny Dechi & Friends   FREE*
*Free

Wednesday, August 17, 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 (Aug. 17)   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
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 Every Wednesday at The Napper Tandy (Mission Dist.)   FREE
7:00 pm“Deep Cut Comedy” Live Stand Up at Fish & Farm (SF)   FREE*
*Admission is free but space is limited so please get a ticket on Eventbrite to RSVP so we save you a spot!
7:00 pmNerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club (Rickshaw Stop)   $15
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, August 18, 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
8:00 amFree Rooftop Bootcamp at the Park (Salesforce Park)   FREE*
*Free for all
5:30 pmFree K-Pop Dance Class at Salesforce Park   FREE