Forget fireworks. For the Mission, July 4 means one thing: The opening show of the San Francisco Mime Troupe. This year it was a close call, but thanks to a last-minute fundraiser, the troupe that’s been performing for more than 50 years will once again put on a free show in the park.

With the help of a campaign called “The Cost of Free,” the group was able to raise more than $43,000, which will help pay for permits, gas, portable toilet rentals, and such.

The troupe will be performing Oil & Water, a show with two plays: “Crude Intentions” and “Deal With The Devil,” both of them about the dangers of the energy practices of corporations and individuals. Opening show will take place on July 4 at 2 p.m. at Dolores Park. The troupe will then perform at the Peacock Meadow in Golden Gate Park Saturday and Washington Square Park on Sunday.

For a full schedule of performances, click here.

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Marta came from Zaragoza, Spain to master her English but everyone she speaks to wants to practice Spanish. After just a few months in the Mission, she already feels at home. In her free time she can be found reading books, watching movies, roller skating or just enjoying a good meal, an interesting conversation or a sunny walk around the neighborhood.

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