Still in the dreary days of Winter, but Rec and Park’s Dolores Calendar all ready looks pretty full. Many of our favorites look like they are back, our neighbors Dolores Park Movie Night are holding down their regular slot, the second Thursday of the month. The Boys will kick it off April 8.
The mega Film Night in the Park has reserved three sexy saturdays, June 19, August 7 and September 25. The undeniably patriotic San Francisco Mime Troupe has grabbed Fourth of July and Labor Day weekends. And the revered San Francisco Symphony will turn Dolores into a concert hall July 25.
Arguably the most popular city hall sponsored event of the last ten years, Sunday Streets returns to The Mission June 20 and July 11. This year the streets will stay closed an hour longer (10 am to 3) for all of you who can’t make it out of the door on Sundays till 1 pm..
Friday and Saturday, June 25, 26 of Pride Week are of course reserved for the Trans March and Dyke Rally. You would have to prey these dates out of their cold dead hands. And the Cinco de Mayo Festival will again be the Saturday after the fifth, May 8.
We don’t as yet see the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence’s traditional Easter Spectacular or a Mission neighborhood favorite, Latino Pride. Times a fleeting kids. You need to book your beer soaked turf early. Let’s also hope that the park deptment will be able to continue to accommodate the many smaller cultural events that request to use Dolores. Such as last years The Taming of the Shrew, produced by Women’s Will. And the all peddled powered Bicycle Music Fest. So far, these arts groups are attracting small, polite crowds and both have no large sound systems. Win, win win.
Corection: Dog Fest 2010. Held last year in Duboce Park, stays in Duboce. Sorry for the missinformation.