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The Week in Cheap: Free & Cheap Things to Do In and Around S.F. This Week 

Tuesday, Oct 14 2014

Al Gore Keynote at Dreamforce 2014
When you've got a gazillion dollars, you can pay anyone to speak at your conference. Salesforce takes this to the extreme with a jam-packed three-hour lineup of inspirational speeches by former Vice President Al Gore, rocker Neil Young, publisher Arianna Huffington, and author Eckhart Tolle.

Thursday, Oct. 16, at 10 a.m. at Moscone Center South, 747 Howard St., S.F. Free with registration; visit

Honey, I Shrunk The Streets
Feel like a giant in a slightly rundown miniature town at this opening reception for an exhibit with about 40 artists painting graffiti on tiny, realistic-looking versions of billboards, brick walls, dumpsters, and trucks.

Thursday, Oct. 16, at 6:30 p.m. at 1AM Gallery, 1000 Howard St., S.F. Free; visit

Stranger Danger
Introverts, beware! Be ready to go way outside your comfort zone during this game of daring people in public places. You'll be given a mission to hunt for an extremely specific stranger in a crowd and try to convince them to complete a challenge with you.

Friday, Oct. 17, at 5 p.m.; Dolores Park, S.F. Free;

El Rio's 36th Birthday Party
Oh, El Rio, we love you for your gorgeous back patio and your sometimes-surly BBQ mavens. On the bar's birthday, experience it all for free with a full day of games, prizes, DJs, burlesque, and a live set by The She Gees, the terribly awesome drag tribute to the Bee Gees.

Saturday, Oct. 18, at 3 p.m.; El Rio, 3158 Mission St., S.F. Free; visit

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