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

Tuesday, Oct 7 2014

Fall Fashion Fest Stroll
Over 40 shops around Union Square (think Macy's, Desigual, Gap, and tons of boutiques) lure adventurous shoppers inside with a neighborhood full of discounts, fashion shows, and complimentary bites and bubbles.

5:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, around Union Square, S.F. Free; visit

2 Blocks of Art
Two full blocks of restaurants, hotel lobbies, laundromats, and vacant storefronts get the pop-up art gallery treatment for an evening, with dancers and musicians entertaining you on the stroll between venues.

4-10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, on Sixth Street between Market and Howard, S.F. Free; visit

Doin' it in the Park: Hip Hop Showcase
Now that the symphony and opera are done with their free park concerts for the year, it's hip-hop's turn. BYOB and kick back on the grass to bask in eight hours of DJs, cyphers, and emcees along with BBQ and breakdancing.

Noon-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at Dolores Park, S.F. Free; visit

Thriller Dance Classes
Turn into a Michael Jackson-loving zombie just in time for Halloween. At these two Bay Area Flash Mob dance classes, you'll learn all the Thriller moves so you can join up with the mob for its dancing corpse performances at haunted houses, museums, and nightclubs throughout October. The second class progresses past moves learned in the first, so be sure to attend both sessions.

3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, and 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, at Levy Studio, 19 Heron St., S.F. $6 per class; visit

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