Dolores Park’s northern half has reopened, yes, and there may or may not be a dancing robot tomorrow, but what else is there to do in the Mission this weekend? Here are our recommendations:


I want to laugh and be inspired and the Yes Men Are Revolting tonight at 7 at the Roxie sounds like it will do both.

Must at least walk by Dolores Park and I have to drop into Southern Exposure to see the building going on around Up in the Air and then I’m going to drop by the Galeria to offer the artists of the digital mural and the Q-sides some support.


A multi-author novel is being written this weekend at Alley Cat Books, and after a day of writing and editing on Saturday, the books will be printed and hand-bound on Sunday. One additional author is still needed, but with all the reading, printing, binding, coffee-drinking and reveling to be done there is surely room for more bookworms to attend.


The “Copa América” is going on. It’s soccer, and if it doesn’t feel like a big deal, it’s just because DubNation stole the scene, so far (Mexico is playing, today). I’d spend the weekend catching up with it, adding some great food in my favourite places for soccer. The first one is the underrated HotPress, 2966 Mission St: delicious sandwiches, comfy couch, large screen. The second one is Chavitas Restaurant, 3006 Mission St. It’s like getting a ride on a time machine and watching football in a Mexican restaurant in the 70s. And their Milanesa de Res has the seal of approval of a guy from Milan (that would be me).

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