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The Weekend In Cheap | July 29-31

A huge free kite festival, an “All Things Mission” party, a Dolores Park squirt gun showdown and more.
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This weekend in San Francisco features a kite festival, flea market and free art activities day, along a Mission District party and squirt gun showdown between San Francisco stereotypes.

Here’s our picks for our favorite five things to do this weekend – July 29-31, 2011.

Friday, July 29

“All Things Mission” Neighborhood Party
Celebrate “all things Mission” till Saturday with with Mission Mission and Public Work’s at their Friday night party featuring live music and performances, a trunk show, food vendors and more. Make sure to RSVP on the Facebook event though to get in for $5 between 8-10:30p, so that you can take advantage of their free food samples, tequila tasters and drink specials.

Public Works (161 Erie St., SF) | Friday, July 29 | 8p-3a | $5*
*RSVP required on Facebook. Free food samples and tequila tasters for early birds while supplies last.

Saturday, July 30

YBCA Free Day: Art, Film & Food Trucks
Show up to the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts for a free day of performances, films, music and workshops. This self-curated art event has a range of activities, such as biopic films about comic artists, hands-on urban farming activities and facial hair waxing with whiskey, so purchase something from a food truck as you enjoy this free, all-day event full of films, food and fine art.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (701 Mission St., SF) | Saturday, July 30| Noon – 8pm | FREE*
*Free admission. Food & drinks extra.

Hipsters vs. Hippies Water Balloon Fight
Whether your prefer fashion glasses or free love, come to the final water balloon and squirt gun showdown between hipsters and hippies in Dolores Park this Saturday. Free water balloons while they last, so come dressed to represent your team and stick around afterwards to help clean up and indulge in free cupcakes (while they last).

Dolores Park (20th St. & Church St., SF) | Saturday, July 30 | 2p | FREE

Sunday, July 31

2011 Berkeley Kite Festival
Fly kites with the entire family at the 26th Annual Berkeley Kite Festival & West Coast Kite Championships, which also features free kite making, candy drops, flying lessons and Rokkaku kite battles. Also stick around to see highlights like the world’s largest octopus kite, a team kite ballet and more at this all-ages event with everything from huge kites to tasty bites.

Cesar E. Chavez Park at Berkeley Marina (11 Spinnaker Way, Berkeley) | Sat, July 30 & Sun, July 31 | 10a-5p | FREE*
*Parking is $10

Treasure Island Flea
Make the trek out to this man-made island for this month’s Treasure Island Flea this weekend and get in for free with a special FunCheapSF coupon. An urban open-air market held generally the last weekend of each month, The Treasure Island Flea offers a changing selection of eclectic merchandise from indie designers, up-cyclers, collectors, handmakers, bakers and more, along with live music, food trucks and some of the best views of the Bay.

Treasure Island (Avenue of the Palms, Treasure Island, SF) | Sat, July 30 & Sun, July 31 | 9a-4p | FREE*
*Free admission with FunCheapSF coupon

What about the week ahead? Just because it’s no longer the weekend, doesn’t mean the fun ends.
Monday, August 1Sign up for free yoga, see “The Goonies”
Tuesday, August 2-
Free museum admission, free film & wine tasting
Wednesday, August 3
Free zoo admission, Habitat for Insanity story-telling
Thursday, August 4
Intro to rock-climbing, free Dredg concert in the park