Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Conservatory of Flowers: Free Admission Day | GG Park
Tuesday, May 5 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Conservatory of Flowers

Whether you’re a native San Franciscan, a visitor from the other side of the world, or a budding botanist, the Conservatory of Flowers offers an intimate, up-close experience with over 1,700 more...

11:00 amFirst Tuesday “Pay What You Wish” Day | Cartoon Art Museum   FREE*
*Pay What You Wish Day
11:00 amContemporary Jewish Museum Free Admission Day | First Tuesdays   FREE
11:00 amFree Admission Day: Museum of Craft and Design | Dogpatch   FREE
11:00 amYerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) | Free First Tuesdays   FREE
12:00 pmTALL: Tenderloin Art Lending Library | SF   FREE
1:00 pmPOSTPONED: Free Walking Tour: Wonder Women of SF | Golden Gate Park   FREE*
*Registration Required. Donations are appreciated.
4:00 pmThe Detour Free Arcade Game Night | Every First Tuesday   FREE*
*Free unlimited play wristband with any purchase from bar
7:30 pmOttessa Moshfegh’s “Death in Her Hands” Discussion | Green Apple Books   FREE

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Free Belgian Waffle Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, May 6 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Capital One Café

Join the monthly Free Waffle Wednesday at the Capital One 360 Café in the Financial District and enjoy a complimentary waffle from 9 am to 11 am, or while they last. These more...

11:00 amGLBT History Museum: Free First Wednesdays | Castro   FREE
6:00 pm“Safe Words” Comedy & Hot Dogs | SF   FREE*
*Donation-based admission
6:30 pmIntro to Personal Safety & Self-Defense Class | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
6:30 pmDrink & Draw Art Event & Raffle | The Knockout   FREE
6:30 pm“South Side Beer Ride” Free Monthly Brewery Shuttle | SF   FREE*
*Shuttle is Free. Beer for purchase.
8:00 pm“The Dirty Show” Comedy Night | SF   FREE


Thursday, May 7, 2020

Asian Art Museum's $10 Thursday Nights | SF

The Asian Art Museum is back for 2020 beginning January 23rd through September 24th. The museum will be open until 9 pm on Thursdays and general admission is just $10. You can more...

12:30 pmFree 30-Minute Core & Stretch Express | Salesforce Park  FREE
6:00 pmLower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin   FREE
6:00 pmCastro Art Walk | First Thursdays   FREE
7:00 pmClose-Up Comedy: Great Comics & Free Beer Giveaways | SF   $10*
*Beer, wine, and fancy pastries for sale
8:00 pmNew Filmmakers Open Screening | Mission Dist.   FREE
8:00 pmThrowback Thursdays at Virgil’s: Late 90’s to Early 2000’s Pop | SF   FREE
9:00 pmBay Party Vibes on the D-block | SF   FREE
9:30 pmSadderday: An Emo/Pop-Punk/Screamo Dance Party | SF   FREE
10:45 pm“Supermoon” Night Over San Francisco | Super Flower Moon   FREE

Friday, May 8, 2020

San Francisco History Days at The Mint | 2020
Friday, May 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Historic San Francisco Mint

Explore San Francisco’s amazing history at the annual San Francisco History Expo as the Old Mint (built in 1874) becomes a series of pop-up museums of San Francisco history with more than more...

5:00 pm“Off the Grid” Fort Mason: Creole Night Market & Food Truck Party | SF   FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
6:00 pm“Millennials Ruin Everything”: Free Comedy & Oysters Night | El Rio   FREE*
*Free, suggested donation $5
6:00 pmCandlelight Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Grace Cathedral   FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome
7:00 pmSpontaneous Storytelling: True Stories & Free Drinks for Storytellers | SF   $5*
*Just tell them at the door you heard about it on SF Funcheap and get in for $5 instead of $10
7:00 pm2nd Fridays Clockwork Comedy Show | Milk Bar   FREE
7:00 pmFree Comedy Night w/ Danny Dechi & Friends | Outer Richmond   FREE
9:00 pmHellaRnB Night (Beyoncé, Rihanna, TLC, Prince & More) | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP before 10:30pm; $5 after

Saturday, May 9, 2020

2020 Taiwanese American Cultural Festival | Union Square
Saturday, May 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
| Union Square Park

The annual Taiwanese American Cultural Festival is back and it’s going to be tastier than ever. Over 10,000 people from all across the Bay Area attend this event yearly to experience the more...

9:00 amTrail & Habitat Volunteer Work: Restoring Laguna Honda’s Lost Trails | SF  FREE
All DayHeron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park   FREE
All Day2020 San Francisco History Days | Old Mint   FREE
12:00 pmEco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF   FREE
2:00 pm“Sketchboard”: Figure Drawing Art Class & Live Music | SF   $5*
*Donation-based admission: $5-15
8:30 pmSaturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF   FREE

Sunday, May 10, 2020

The Exploratorium's Only Free Day of 2020: Mother's Day | SF

The Exploratorium celebrates Mother’s Day with a special free admission day for all. Happy Mother’s Day from The Exploratorium. To celebrate, they’re hosting Día de las Madres. All mothers—and especially Mamás latinas—and more...

All Day2020 Inner Sunset Flea Mother’s Day Street Fair | Kick Off   FREE
2:00 pmAnime & Manga Club: An Afternoon Full Of Fun | SF   FREE
9:00 pm“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room   FREE

Monday, May 11, 2020

6:30 pmCyberpunk Cinema Night | Mission Dist.  FREE

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Free Admission Day at San Francisco Botanical Garden

The San Francisco Botanical Garden is one of the most diverse gardens in the world. A unique urban oasis, the garden is a living museum within Golden Gate Park, offering 55 more...

4:00 pmFree Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream Cone Day | 2020   FREE*
*Free while supplies last. Buying customers get priority in line.
7:00 pm“Hills for Tacos” Run Hill Repeats & Get Free Tacos & Beer | SF   FREE*
*No RSVP required - just show up at the shop ready to run.
7:30 pm“Urban Playground” Book Discussion | Green Apple Books   FREE

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

"The New American" Book Discussion | Green Apple Books
Wednesday, May 13 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Green Apple Books on the Park

Join Micheline Aharonian Marcom discusses her new novel “The New American” with Sara Campos on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 7:30 pm. About The New American: In this timely and emotionally powerful novel, more...

7:00 pmThe Laugh Boat: Local Brews & Free Comedy | SF  FREE
8:00 pmThe Setup’s “A Funny Thing Happened” Storytelling Night | Beer Basement   $5*
*$5 with discount code "funcheap" (First 20 people to RSVP with their emails to info@setupcomedy.com can get in for free.)

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Asian Art Museum's $10 Thursday Nights | SF

The Asian Art Museum is back for 2020 beginning January 23rd through September 24th. The museum will be open until 9 pm on Thursdays and general admission is just $10. You can more...

6:00 pmThursday Night Poem Jam | SF Main Library   FREE
6:00 pmFree Veggie Dinner Night | SF   FREE
7:45 pm“I Wish I Was Happy” Hour Comedy Show | SF   FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food and drinks.
8:00 pmShame Cave Comedy Show: A Shameful Yet Shameless Night | SF   FREE

Friday, May 15, 2020

"Off the Grid" Fort Mason: Night Market & Food Truck Party | SF
Friday, May 15 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center

San Francisco’s biggest Friday night street food party is back for its 10th season running every week from 5–10 pm. Lounge around communal firepits and discover 30+ mobile food creators, serving more...

3:00 pm“Block Fest” Tenderloin Arts Festival & Free Art Making | SF  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
7:00 pmSan Francisco Spring Pop-Up Comedy Festival | May 15-16   FREE*
*RSVP Required, otherwise $10 at the door
8:00 pmBrave New Jokes: Comedy Showcase | SF   FREE
9:00 pmHellaRnB Night (Beyoncé, Rihanna, TLC, Prince & More) | SF   FREE*
*Free with RSVP before 10:30pm; $5 after

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Heron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, May 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Stow Lake

Observe the Magnificent Great Blue Herons and Their Chicks at Stow Lake Nine Saturdays During the Spring Nesting Season in April, May and June. 2020 Season – 10 am to 1 pm: more...

All DayFree PresidiGo Shuttle | Downtown to Presidio   FREE
10:00 amMission Science Workshop: Free Hands-on Science Saturday | SF   FREE*
*Donations are appreciated.
3:00 pmArt in the Park: Live Music, Arts & Spoken Word | Tenderloin   FREE
7:00 pmSan Francisco Spring Pop-Up Comedy Festival | May 2020   FREE*
*RSVP Required, otherwise $10 at the door
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 pmPush The Feeling DJ Night | Lower Haight   FREE*
*Free before 10 pm, but an RSVP is required. Otherwise, it's $6.
11:59 pmSan Francisco Midnight Mystery Ride | SF   FREE

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Sunday, May 17 – 10:00 am | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Normally $20 advanced tickets / $30 at door
| SF County Fair Building

The original and premier artisan chocolate show on the West Coast takes place on March 21, 2020, at the 14th Annual SF International Chocolate Salon in Golden Gate Park. Tickets are $30 more...

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.
7:00 pmLaugh Your Gays Off: Free Comedy in The Castro | SF   FREE*
*$5 suggested donation
9:00 pm“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room   FREE

Monday, May 18, 2020

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.
8:00 pm“Resistance is Fertile” Free Comedy Night | SF  FREE

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

SF by the Bay Sci-Fi Festival: Free Book Reading w/ Alec Nevala-Lee | SF
Tuesday, May 19 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Public Library

Free Book Reading: Alec Nevala-Lee Tuesday, May 19, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Koret Auditorium, Lower Level Acclaimed author Alec Nevala-Lee reads from his work. Nevala-Lee is a Hugo and Locus Award finalist for the more...

5:30 pmThe Stinky Cheese Club | Bender’s  FREE*
*Bring in a good cheese to share and get a free drink.
7:30 pm“The Idea of Perfection” Book Discussion | Green Apple Books   FREE

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

11:00 am“Biblio Bistro” Farmers’ Market Cooking School | UN Plaza  FREE
7:00 pmNerd Nite: Geeky Lectures in a Rock Club | Rickshaw Stop  $10
7:00 pmFree Astronomy Lecture | Castro  FREE

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Asian Art Museum's $10 Thursday Nights | SF

The Asian Art Museum is back for 2020 beginning January 23rd through September 24th. The museum will be open until 9 pm on Thursdays and general admission is just $10. You can more...

10:00 amHidden San Francisco Walking Tours | SoMa  FREE
5:00 pmFree Third Thursdays at California Historical Society | SF   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.
6:00 pmThird Thursdays at the Ferry Building | SF   FREE*
*Third Thursdays are free and open to the public; food and beverage will be available for purchase.
6:00 pm“MAKE” 3rd Thursdays After-Hours Event | SF   FREE*
*Free for MCD Members. Activities are free with paid admission.
6:00 pmMake: Monthly Artist Happy Hour & Local Vendors | Dogpatch   $8*
*Free with admission. Admission: Adults $8.00, Students/Senior $6.00.

Friday, May 22, 2020

"Off the Grid" Fort Mason: Night Market & Food Truck Party | SF
Friday, May 22 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center

San Francisco’s biggest Friday night street food party is back for its 10th season running every week from 5–10 pm. Lounge around communal firepits and discover 30+ mobile food creators, serving more...

7:00 pmFeral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music | SF   $5*
*They ask for a $5-$10 donation.

Saturday, May 23, 2020

San Francisco Carnaval 2020 | Mission
Saturday, May 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Harrison Street

The 42nd San Francisco Carnaval Festival transforms Harrison Street into a wonderland. Come celebrate annual Carnaval San Francisco, a free 2–day family festival in San Francisco’s Mission District. 42nd Annual San Francisco Carnaval & more...

All DayHeron Watch at Stow Lake | Golden Gate Park   FREE
11:30 amSan Francisco Shih Tzu Meetup Group | Alta Plaza Park   FREE

Sunday, May 24, 2020

San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade | 2020
Sunday, May 24 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE | 24th & Bryant

On May 24th, 2020 at 9:30 am, the 2020 San Francisco Carnaval Grand Parade kicks off at the corner of 24th and Bryant Street, travels west onto Mission Street, then on more...

12:00 pmPresidio Chapel Open House/Docent Tour | SF   FREE
6:00 pm’90s Simpsons Trivia Night & Watch Party | Mission Dist.   FREE
8:00 pmThe $2 Bill Comedy Show | Milk Bar   $2*
*$2 with RSVP on Eventbrite. Otherwise, $10 at the door.