Here’s a variety of events around the neighborhood to include in your Independence Day festivities.
San Francisco Mime Troupe is showing “Freedomland” Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. in Dolores park. The show, which tackles racism, immigration, the war on drugs, and more American themes, is free and open to the public.
Other noteworthy happenings this weekend:
Laura: A variety of events are planned this week and next celebrating Frida Kahlo’s 108th birthday. July 4th is also the anniversary of the loss of her child, and there’s an altar currently being put together for Frida Kahlo’s baby, which she lost July 4. Organizers request that you add an offering to the altar at Casa Bonampak up until July 4. Check out other Frida Kahlo events here.
If fireworks aren’t your bag, you can also catch a free movie at McCoppin Hub Saturday night at 8 — films selected for local film schools’ festivals will be shown.
Emma: Here’s what’s happening at the bars: Saturday at the Knockout, catch a $6 drag show and dance party from 10pm – 1:30am. At the Make Out Room, there’s El Supperritmo, DJ EL Kool Kyle and DJ Roger Más playing Cumbia, Dancehall, Hip-hop, Reggaeton, Salsa Buena and more from 10pm-2am for $5 before 11, $10 after. At the Elbo Room, attend the Saturday Night Soul Party at 10pm for $10. Amnesia is having a July 4th Extravaganza with Mondo Drag, Medusa, Joy, Feral Ohms, Apogee Sound Club, and Friends w/o Benefits, which you can attend for $7-$10.
Cristiano: I’ll be an Italian cliché, consecrating the weekend to soccer: tomorrow there’s the final match of Copà America: Chile vs. Argentina. I’ll be at the north border of the Mission rooting for Chile at Soma StrEat Food Park (why Chile? because of our members and their empanadas, of course).
On Sunday USA will compete for the World Cup with Japan, so I’ll be expiating my indifference for the 4th of July screaming U-S-A in some dig in the Mission. Advice, anyone?