Hey ho from the Richmond,

No, that’s not some strange alien being on Lincoln Park Golf Course. That’s Indy, the new “mascot” for the upcoming Extreme Mammals: the Biggest, Smallest, and Most Amazing Mammals of All Time exhibition at that Academy of Sciences. The Academy has a Photoshop contest going on, asking people to show Indy in and around San Francisco. So of course I made sure she made her way to some key Richmond District landmarks.

Do your friends and family routinely accuse you of being juvenile with a penchant for bad potty jokes? Then you won’t want to miss tonight’s double feature at the 4-Star which includes “Monsturd” and “Retardead”, two highly cultish (and gross) monster flicks. Top that off with Meshugga Beach Party playing live and you’re guaranteed an unforgettable evening.

Much to my delight, little bits of history about Sutro Baths and the Cliff House continue to cross my inbox. This week I learned about the Cliff House Sky Tram. Yes, you read that right. There used to be a tram that took you across the cliffs. Check out the photos and video. It looks like some kind of antiquated Epcot Center ride.

Those of you in Pac Heights should check out John Campbell’s Irish Bakery, a Richmond favorite that just opened a second location on Fillmore and Filbert. To-die-for scones, Belfast Bap sandwiches (good hangover relief) and other delicious treats.

Got some old electronics gathering dust? Throw them in the car and bring them to Ocean Beach on Saturday for free e-waste recycling. Tvs, monitors, cell phones, VCRs – they’ll take it.

The new “Remembering Playland” documentary premiered this week at the Balboa Theater. Every show sold out and in addition to great stories about the historic amusement park, the audience was given a special San Francisco treat that originated at Playland. Do you know what It is? Just announced this morning – more shows added at the Balboa on March 27 & April 3.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Sarah B.
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