4 things to do on the cheap in San Francisco this week

Want to get out and about this week and still have some cash left when you get home? Here are four ideas for what to do in San Francisco for $20 or less.

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Week to Week Politics Roundtable and Social Hour

If you haven't made any plans for this evening yet, then head on over to The Commonwealth Club to talk about all things politics.

There are three panelists on the roster tonight, including Larry Gerston, a professor from San Jose University, Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez, a political reporter for the San Francisco Examiner, and James L. Taylor, a professor from the University of San Francisco.

Tickets range from $8-$20 and each ticket comes with two free drink tickets.

When: Tuesday, June 26, 6:30-7:35 p.m.
Where: The Commonwealth Club, 110 The Embarcadero.
Admission: $8 (Student (with valid I.D.); $10 (General Admission: Member); $20 (General Admission: Nonmember)

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Girl Geek X SquareTrade Dinner & Women in Leadership Panel

The leadership panel discussion features seven female speakers, including Lisa Fetterman, the CEO and founder of Nomiku, Claire Hough, the SVP of engineering at Udemy and others. 

Kick off the evening with some food and drinks at 5:30 p.m. before moving onto the panel portion of the event. Then, from 7:30-8 p.m., you'll have a chance to test out your luck with the raffle and finish off the night with some networking.

When: Wednesday, June 27, 5:30-8 p.m.
Where: SquareTrade, 360 Third St.., Suite 600.
Admission: Free (Late-Bird Dinner Ticket)

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Elections Matter: What's at Stake for California in November?

If you can't get enough of U.S. politics these days, check out this event Thursday night, where "four seasoned California political journalists will share their insights on the upcoming all-important November 6 general election."

Expect to see Laurel Rosenhall, a political reporter for CALmatters, Dan Watlers, a columnist, political author and TV news commentator, and David Lesher, the Co-founder, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of CALMatters.

When: Thursday, June 28, 6-7:15 p.m.
Where: The Commonwealth Club, 110 The Embarcadero.
Admission: $7 (Student); $8 (General Admission: Member); $20 (General Admission: Nonmember)

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ABC 7’s Spencer Christian with Dan Ashley: Surviving Jim Crow Racism, Hurricane Chasing and Gambling

Get to know ABC 7's Spencer Christian at The Commonwealth Club this Thursday evening, as he speaks with Dan Ashley, an ABC 7 TV anchor, about his life.

Christian, who is also the author of You Bet Your Life: How I Survived Jim Crow Racism, Hurricane Chasing, and Gambling, will talk about how it was like to grow up in the South, his gambling addiction and how he overcame it. 

Following the talk, stick around for a bit, as Christian will be signing some books beginning at 7:30 p.m. 

When: Thursday, June 28, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: Commonwealth Club, 110 The Embarcadero.
Admission: $10 (Student); $20 (General Admission: Member)

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4 things to do on the cheap in san francisco this week