Surf’s up in the Richmond!

Tonight, the Balboa Theater will screen the highly acclaimed surf film, Modern Collective, about six surfers who don’t jet ski miles out into the ocean to catch the biggest waves; instead they hug the shore, making the most of the smaller waves. Starring some of the world’s best surfers, including Dane Reynolds, Dion Agius, Yadin Nicol, Mitch Coleborn, Dusty Payne and Jordy Smith. Check out the trailer, then head to the Balboa tonight for the 7:30 or 9:30 show.

If you’re more of a land-lover and you have a teen in your midst, be sure to tell them about the free Henna for Teens program at the Richmond branch of the SF Public Library this Friday afternoon. Everyone gets to try their hand at mixing ingredients, making henna applicators, as well as practice on traditional designs. Like tattoos for beginners.

Speaking of land, the Richmond District has some great architecture. This Saturday, join us for a bike tour of architectural highlights from the Reid Brothers. James and Merritt Reid designed an impressive number of San Francisco’s buildings, from theaters to hotels, office towers to townhouses, bandshells to barns. The tour includes a look at nine of the Reids’ Richmond District projects that help round out the collection.

One of the nice things about the Richmond is the variety of foods that are available. So it’s not surprising that three recent restaurant reviews run the gamut. SF Weekly reviewed sushi bar Yu-Zen in the outer Richmond, along with Mugunoka, a Korean BBQ joint at 5th and Balboa. joined in with a review of Kappou Gomi, a Japanese restaurant. So if you want to break out of the usual ethnic eateries you visit in your neighborhood, try these Richmond gems.

Halloween night was tons of fun. I headed out to Lake Street where they know how to do it up right. Houses were decorated, parents were in costume, rock bands played in their garages, and pumpkins flickered eerily. Then it was over to a great haunted house in the basement of one of our corner markets. Check out the video below for Halloween highlights. We also had some great Halloween artwork from Richmond District students decorating the store windows along Clement Street.

Have a great weekend everyone!

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