What To Do In The Mission This Weekend, From Vintage Robocop To Millennial Comedy

It's a four-day work week, the weekend is already well on the way, and there's plenty of fun in the offing for those spending time in and around the Mission District.

Read on for a rundown of what to do in the neighborhood, from comedy to film, plus an arts and crafts sale held as part of Zeitgeist's big Legacy Party weekend.

Friday, September 8th

Millennials Ruin Everything: Comedy Show, 6pm-8pm
El Rio, 3158 Mission St. (Free)

Irene Tu and Dominique Gelin bring you Millennials Ruin Everything, El Rio's newest comedy showcase. Every month, we'll take a look at how this specific generation is slowly unraveling the fabric of the American landscape. El Rio has FREE oysters, happy hours drinks, and hot dogs & nachos for sale!

Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema, 7pm-11pm
Bernal Heights (Free)

Film Crawl on Friday, 9/8 welcomes audience members to storefronts on the commercial corridor of Bernal Heights, Cortland Avenue from Bennington to Ellsworth Street. The Film Crawl sites present short screenings that run simultaneously throughout the evening, allowing the audience to walk to multiple locations.

Saturday, September 9th

Franklin Square Park Clean-Up Day, 9am-noon
Franklin Square Park, 1800 Bryant St. (Free)

Do Good, Feel GoodJoin us for another park clean up on Saturday, September 9th from 9am - Noon. Come for some or stay for all. Volunteers will enjoy FREE coffee, pastries, and lunch. In addition, our friends at In-Symmetry Spa are offering all volunteers $10 off their next massage or facial.

SF Youth Theatre Open House, 1pm-4pm
Red Poppy Art House, 2698 Folsom St. (Free)

Join the faculty and staff of San Francisco Youth Theatre for our annual Open House! Meet the teachers and take sample mini-classes! Refreshments and fun for the whole family!

Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story, 2:45pm
Little Roxie, 3117 16h St. ($8)

With exclusive voice-over contributions from David Bowie, BESIDE BOWIE: THE MICK RONSON STORY is a celebration of the life and work of guitar virtuoso Mick Ronson, a rock hero virtually uncelebrated despite his direct contribution and involvement in countless compositions, lyrics and recordings that changed the face of music forever. 

Zeitgeist Legacy Arts & Crafts Sale, 4pm-8pm
Zeigeist, 199 Valencia St. (Free)

As part of our Zeitgeist Legacy Party celebration, we are doing an Arts & Crafts Sale in the Beer Garden at on Saturday Sept 9, 4pm to 8pm. Local artists will be selling art and craft items of small to medium size with the intention of selling the art right off the wall (or table). It is free admission, but to pay tribute to Rainbow Cattle Company’s part of our legacy, we will be collecting 25% of the sale of all artwork sold, to donate to the LGBT Center in San Francisco. Art will be staged by 4pm and sales of artwork will start at 5pm.

Opening Reception for Visions Collide, 6pm-9pm
Luna Rienne Gallery, 3318 22nd St. (Free)

Luna Rienne Gallery is pleased to present Visions Collide, a three-person group show featuring San Francisco artists Leon Loucheur, Monty Guy, and Robert Bowen.

Sunday, September 10th

Noah Schultz : From Prison to Purpose, 5pm-7pm
The Laundry, 3359 26th St. (Free)

Join Perception Films as they present the new documentary Noah Schultz: From Prison to Purpose. Noah Schultz, a gang member and attempted murderer turned college grad, author, and TED speaker. This is his extraordinary story.

Misery Index: All Star Comedy Showcase, 7pm-9pm
Rite-Spot Cafe, 2099 Folsom St. (Free)

“Misery Index” is a free, monthly show that brings together some of the most pessimistic, neurotic and dysfunctional individuals on the face of the planet: stand-up comedians. Take the edge off with cheap drinks and free laughs as these choleric comics direct their disdain towards all of society’s growing ills. 

Robocop Movie Party with Archived Q&A, 10pm
Alamo Drafthouse, 2550 Mission St. ($16)

Serve the public trust, protect the innocent, uphold the law. This September we’re marking the thirtieth anniversary of ROBOCOP, Paul Verhoeven’s wild cybernetic vision of future of law enforcement, with a once-in-a-lifetime event broadcast from the real OCP Headquarters shooting location, aka City Hall in Dallas, TX.

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What to do in the mission this weekend from vintage robocop to millennial comedy