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The Weekend in Cheap | August 12-14

A huge Filipino parade and festival, a crazy ping pong party, a giant SF garage sale and two scavenger hunts.
By - posted 8/10/2011 No Comment

This weekend in San Francisco features a free yoga session at City Hall, a Filipino cultural festival and a ping pong party, along with a giant garage sale and a high-tech Amazing Race around the city.

Here’s our picks for our favorite five things to do this weekend – August 12-14, 2011.

Friday, August 12

Berlin-Style Ping Pong Party
Bring your paddle and fierce backhand for a night of Berlin-style ping pong, which involves multiple players moving around the table in a big circle, at this special gathering in the super exclusive Secret Alley.

The Secret Alley (180 Capp St. #4, SF) | Friday, August 12 | 7-11p | $2*
*$2-$5 sliding scale

Saturday, August 13

Verizon Urban Challenge San Francisco
Kick back and play video games while watching 100 teams race around the city for the Verizon Urban Challenge, an unpredictable, multi-stage contest that’s like a high-tech Amazing Race for prizes.

East Park at Pier 39 (Beach Street & The Embarcadero, SF) | Saturday, August 13 | 8a | FREE*
*Free to watch & free to sign-up, but advanced registration is required & limited to 100 teams.

Bernal Heights Hillwide Garage Sale
Clean out those closets for the Hillwide Garage Sale, a giant flea market where the entire Bernal Heights neighborhood brings out everything from trinkets to tupperware to sell at this giant, one-day yard sale.

Bernal Heights (SF) | Saturday, August 13 | 9a-3p | FREE

Pistahan Parade & Festival
Sample some sisig, play sungka and see some silat at the 18th Annual Pistahan Parade & Festival, the biggest, family-friendly celebration of all things Filipino in the city filled with contests, demos and seven educational pavilions showcasing traditional martial arts, music, food, dance and much more.

Yerba Buena Gardens (4th & Mission Streets) | Sat, August 13 & Sun, August 14 | 11a | FREE

Sunday, August 14

Treasure Island BBQ & Scavenger Hunt
Feast on free BBQ fare and win prizes like VIP tickets to the Treasure Island Music Festival, cases of soda, t-shirts and more at the Hansen’s Soda’s BBQ & Scavenger Hunt on scenic Treasure Island, and save $2 with a special FunCheap discount code while you’re at it.

Treasure Island (Avenue of the Palms & 3rd St., SF) | Sunday, August 14 | Noon-3p | $3*
*$5 General Admission, but use code FUNCHEAP for $2 off.

What about the week ahead? Just because it’s no longer the weekend doesn’t mean the fun ends.
Monday, August 15
Tomato tasting and free comedy club night
Tuesday,  August 16 More tomatoes, row-boating and Burning Man photos
Wednesday, August 17 $2 A’s tickets, Salsa in the Square
Thursday, August 18 Vino & Vinyasa, floating films, free Bottom of the Hill concert