It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for your weekly dose of the Richmond District!

If you live in the Richmond, it helps to be weather optimistic. So in that spirit, I put together a Richmond District outdoor dining guide. Our Indian summer is (hopefully) just around the corner and if you’re looking for new places to enjoy food and drink in the great outdoors, there’s sure to be a spot in the Richmond that feels just right.

Tonight, the 4-Star Theater is hosting “Sci-Fi Schlock-o-Rama”, a film festival that pays homage to campy sci-fi flicks. Never will you laugh so hard at people trying to be so serious on screen. The campiness starts at 7:30pm; admission is $12. More info and trailers on the blog.

If you’re coming to or from the Richmond District this weekend, be aware that Doyle Drive closures begin this weekend. This Saturday and Sunday from 5:30am to 11:30am, and for three more weekends after that, the 1.5 mile span that runs above Crissy Field will be closed. Check the blog for more info and dates of future closures. This is not a traffic snarl you want to get caught in.

The Balboa Theater paid tribute to chef extraordinaire Julia Child last Saturday at their screenings of the new movie “Julie & Julia” starring Meryl Streep. If you baked a cake for what would have been Julia’s 97th birthday, you got in for free. And other moviegoers got a little wider waistline. It’s all good, all good.

Everyone’s favorite independent bookstore, Green Apple, wrapped up their series of video parodies where they pit the traditional book against Amazon’s Kindle, the electronic book reader. And they were pretty funny. Check out my favorites over on the blog.

And calling all photogs… Richmond District Supervisor Eric Mar announced last week that he will be hosting a photography reception at his City Hall office on October 16. The show topic? The Richmond District, of course! So if you like to take photos of our fine ‘hood or are a photographer that lives in the Richmond, get in on the action.

Have a great weekend everyone!

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