There is no excuse not to show your
pride this year in San Francisco. In the middle of the Summer of
Love, there is Pride.
San Francisco celebrates its 38th
annual GLBT Pride parade and festival next weekend. While the big
parade and festival remain the big draw, here's a look at other pride
events as listed on sfgate.com.
Friday, June 20th
Pride Picnic: The Rainbow
Community Center invites all LGBT families, friends and supporters to
this picnic in Larkey Park (near the Lindsay Wildlife Museum in
Walnut Creek). Event features swimming, a playground, Frisbees,
hiking and relaxing at Larkey Park, 2751 Buena Vista Ave., Walnut
Creek. A $5 entrance fee is being requested. 2-7PM. More info:
Gale Concert: The Golden Gate
Men's Chorus summer concert series continues with the West Coast
premiere of David Del Tredici's “Queer Hosannas” at the San
Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., San Francisco. $20.
5PM. More info: www.ggmc.org.
Wednesday, June 25th
Chaps II: The Leather Pride
Contingent, Leather Alley and Kelly Hart host the opening of Chaps
II, the full-time leather bar in San Francisco at Chaps Bar, 1225
Folsom St., San Francisco. Free. 7PM. More info:
Thursday, June 26th
Pride Concert: Celebrate the
30th anniversary of the San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom
Band. Event spotlights the late music pioneer Jon Reed Sims and is
co-hosted by the Lesbian/Gay Chorus of San Francisco and San
Francisco Gay Men's Chorus. Concert includes gospel, world, jazz an
cabaret music along with appearances by past conductors and
historical slide shows at First Unitarian Universalist Church of San
Francisco, 1187 Franklin St., San Francisco. $15-$40. 8PM. More
Asian Pride: Asian and Pacific
Islander grand marshals host this Pride party. Special guests
include Campbell City Councilman Evan Low and others at N'Touch, 1548
Polk St., San Francisco. $5 donation to benefit A&PI Wellness
Center's raMEN program. 9PM
Friday, June 27th
Girlpride: San Francisco's party
for girls. DJs and go-go dancers, plus a midnight stage dance
performance at City Nights, 715 Harrison St., San Francisco. $25.
Saturday, June 28st
Pride Brunch: This 10th
annual event hosted by Gary Virginia and Donna Sachet honors the
grand marshals of the Pride Parade and benefits Positive Resource
Center at Hotel Whitcomb, 1231 Market St., San Francisco. $75-$100.
Saturday, June 28th
Festival: A noontime festival at
the Civic Center Plaza runs till 6PM. Entrance is Free ($5 donation)
Pride Parade and Festival: The
parade along Market Street is set to feature grand marshals Cyndi
Lauper, Charo and Harvey Milk's nephew Stuart Milk and begins at
10:30AM. Festival to begin at noon at the Civic Center Plaza.
Entrance is free ($5 donation). Grandstand general-seating tickets
$31-$35. More info at www.sfpride.org.
Cindy Lauper Concert: Cindy
Lauper, The B-52s, Wand Sykes and surprise guests appear at the
official True Colors after party at Blakes on Telegraph, 2367
Telegraph Ave., Berkeley. $25 at the door to benefit PFLAG. 9PM.
More info: www.blakesontelegraph.com.
Through July 20th
“The Busy World Is Hushed”:
The Aurora Theatre Company presents Keith Bunin's play about
religion, faith and a family's troubled gay son at Aurora Theatre,
2081 Addison St., Berkeley. $40-$42. (510) 843-4822.