Aloha from the Richmond District! I think our Indian Summer is just around the corner, I can feel it, I just know it!

The warmer/muggier weather last weekend kicked off the start of the outdoor festival season in San Francisco and Golden Gate Park took full advantage, hosting Michael Franti’s “Power to the Peaceful” festival on Saturday, and Opera in the Park on Sunday. 17,000 came out to hear the talented divas and tenors on Sharon Meadow (and effectively evicted the hippies from their hill for the day). Watch some clips from the first performance from the day.

What do you get for the boy who has everything? And a boy king no less. Well, his own wine of course. The de Young Museum began selling Tut Cuv?e last week, a $30 sparkling wine from Iron Horse Vineyards, made to commemorate the exhibition. I wonder if they’ll put a bottle in with him at the tomb in Egypt. Wait a minute, would be even be old enough to drink this wine?? Listen up kids, don’t drink and mummify!

Chronicle columnist Carl Nolte profiled a 90-year old Richmond business called Paul’s Hats, which recently re-opened under the ownership of four spunky women in their twenties. The article is worth a peek just to see the photos of the women, who look like they are really up to dressing the part of an early 20th century haberdashery. Hats for men are back people – spread the word!

Cheers erupted across the avenues this week when one of our best pizza places, Giorgio’s Pizzeria, announced they now offer ice-cold beer on tap. Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and Blue Moon Hefeweizen to be precise, by the glass or pitcher. Special prices Monday through Thursday but you have to know “the password”.

In the job market? Tonight the Richmond Branch of the SF Library is holding a free job search strategies seminar.

If you’re driving in our part of town this weekend, keep in mind that Doyle Drive closures rear their ugly head again this weekend. Expect closures from 5:30am – 11:30am on Saturday and Sunday.

And I’ll close with a nice bit of Richmond District history. I came across a 1946 vintage program for the 4 Star movie theater this week. It’s a nice look back at what was playing at the movies back then and what local businesses were advertising.

Have a great weekend everyone!

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