This article comes to us courtesy of SF Station.

By Matt Crawford

The massive free events of the year are behind us after Hardly Strictly Bluegrass and Fleet Week wrapped up last weekend, but there are plenty of opportunities coming up for free fun on a smaller scale. San Francisco Open Studios kicks off with hundreds of artists from neighborhoods throughout the city and Non Stop Bhangra brings a Desi-style flash mob http://www.sfstation.com/non-stop-bhangra-baraat-mob-flash-mob-desi-style-e1726511 to the Mission. Berkeley debuts its version of Sunday Streets and the Friday Nights at the de Young is back with San Francisco Ballet.

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  • Friday Nights At The de Young: Inspiration

    The de Young hosts “Inspiration,” a <a href="http://www.sfstation.com/friday-nights-at-the-de-young-inspiration-e1728732">night of multidisciplinary performances</a> and talks organized and directed by Tiit Helimets, principal dancer of the San Francisco Ballet. Friday, 10/12

  • San Francisco Open Studios

    Hundreds of local artists <a href="http://www.sfstation.com/san-francisco-open-studios-e428891">open their studios</a> for San Francisco Open Studios, starting this weekend in 18 San Francisco neighborhoods. Saturday, 10/13 - Sunday, 10/14

  • Non Stop Bhangra Flash Mob

    San Francisco's favorite reoccurring Desi party <a href="http://www.sfstation.com/non-stop-bhangra-baraat-mob-flash-mob-desi-style-e1726511">hits the streets of the Mission</a> before moving inside. Saturday, 10/13

  • Litquake 2012

    Lit Crawl takes over bookstores, bars, restaurants and even a laundromat with its latest <a href="http://www.sfstation.com/lit-crawl-2012-e1728741">celebration of the written word</a>. Saturday, 10/13

  • Sunday Streets Berkeley

    Berkeley takes inspiration from the San Francisco party for its <a href="http://www.sfstation.com/sunday-streets-berkeley-e1725491">debut Sunday Streets event</a>. Sunday, 10/14