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The Weekend in Cheap | August 5-7

A “Hella Free Day” in the park, a Lower Haight scavenger hunt, the annual “Festival of Chariots,” free outdoor yoga and more!
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This weekend in San Francisco features a steampunk bike ride, a swappers marketplace and a scavenger hunt, as well as traditional Indian festivities in Golden Gate Park and yoga classes at Pier 39.

Here’s our picks for our favorite five things to do this weekend – August 5-7, 2011.

Friday, August 5

San Francisco Bike Party Ride: “Steampunk”
Break out your bike and a bustle for San Francisco Bike Party’s Steampunk-themed ride through the city streets on Friday, August 5. Check out the route ahead of time online, and then bring your steam-powered bicycles, Victorian style and sci-fi imagination to this leisurely, all-levels ride toward the beach.

United Nations Plaza (United Nations Plaza, SF) | Friday, August 5 | 7:30p | FREE

Saturday, August 6

East Bay Hella Free Day
One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, so pack up your usable items, foods, skills and talents to bring to the monthly East Bay Hella Free Day on Saturday, August 6, where you can find anything from fresh produce to on-the-spot yoga.

Lake Merritt Amphitheater (across from the Oakland Public Library, between Lakeshore Ave. & Grand Ave, Oakland) | Saturday, August 6 | Noon-4p | FREE

Lower Haight Art Walk
Spend a lovely day in the Lower Haight with live art, potlucks and loud music at their neighborhood Summer Art Walk, which includes art openings, music, arts & crafts, a skate area, fortune telling, a 3 p.m. potluck at the Peacock Lounge and more, as well as a fun photo scavenger hunt.

Lower Haight (Steiner St., between Haight St. & Waller St., SF) | Saturday, August 6 | Noon-6p | FREE

Sunday, August 7

Festival of the Chariots in Golden Gate Park
The ancient Indian celebration known as the “Festival of the Chariots” is an interactive parade where people pull three large chariots through Golden Gate Park, and will be followed by a free vegetarian meal, live theatre, music, ancient Indian dances, exhibits, books and more in Sharon Meadows.

Sharon Meadows, Golden Gate Park (Kezar Dr. & Waller St., SF) | Sunday, August 7 | 11a-5p |

Free Yoga at Pier 35
Join Iyengar yoga teacher Tony Eason for a free, de-stressing yoga session on the waterfront at Pier 35. Bring your own mat (or some resilient feet) and a bag lunch to share, and then get your “om” at this scenic spot.

Pier 35 (Embarcadero & North Point St., SF) | Sunday, August 7 | 11a | FREE

What about the week ahead? Just because it’s no longer the weekend, doesn’t mean the fun ends.
Monday, August 8
$6 Metallica tickets, free Bottom of the Hill concert
Tuesday, August 9-
Postcard history walk, “The Birds” & free wine-tasting
Wednesday, August 10
Musical chairs, “Annie” outdoor movie screening
Thursday, August 11
Microhood mixer, free Cold Stone Ice Cream cake