You’re in one of the most popular, most artistic, and most culturally diverse cities in the country for a week, and you have no idea what to do or where to go. While there are countless of places you can check out for sure, most of them will require having more than that secret $20 you have wedged in between your library card and gym membership card you never use. Let’s face it – when you’re on a week-long trip and on a tight budget, your options are quite limited…
Sure, the city by the bay may in fact be one of the most expensive places to be in, but you don’t have to look under a rock to find things to do in San Francisco on a weekday for cheap. In fact, you can even find stuff to do for free!
If you happen to be in the bay area this week to bid adieu to February and say hey to a (hopefully more climate-bearable) March, you can do so by enjoying a couple of these events with your friends or on your own.
Monday, February 24, 2014
If you love musicals and singing
, then you should definitely hit up the colorful and historic Castro district in San Francisco
for Musical Mondays at The Edge
, one of the more prominent LGBT community bars in the neighborhood. The venue’s partnership with SHN: Broadway in San Francisco means that cast members of shows playing in the city are bound to make surprise visits, which can turn any boring Monday night into a par-teh
! No cover charge, cocktails are 2 for the price of 1. Show starts at 7pm.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
To satisfy your indie sensibilities
, you might want to check out Punk Rock Fancy
premiering this Tuesday at The NWBLK
as part of The Noise Pop Festival. Featuring DJ sets by Bob Mould, Shepard Fairey, and Jello Biafra, this free event requires attendees to RSVP
for guaranteed entrance. Only those 21 and over are allowed.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Are you a fan of comedy and improv
? Then Don’t Watch This Show
! Scheduled every fourth Wednesday of the month at the Stage Werx theater in the Mission district, this comedic clique promises an entirely original routine each and every time they come on. Get there early and pay only $1 to get in.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Admire the universe and its magnificence in class by checking out Dark Universe Nightlife
at the California Academy of Sciences
. You can wander the halls, check out the planetarium, and listen to a special set by Bee Mask and the ICEE Hot DJs while frequenting the open bar. Only 21 and over are allowed, and ID is required upon entry. Tickets can be purchased online
for $12. Be there at 6pm.
Friday, February 28, 2014
Vegetarian? Then join the Volxkuche Free Supper Club
as they celebrate their one year anniversary this Friday. You can get as involved as you want – from cooking and serving scrumptious vegetarian meals to simply mingling with the crowd and making everybody welcome. You get a free dinner as well as entertainment. Show up at 2079 Turk Street in SF
on 6:30pm with nothing but a good attitude.