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

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:

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 info:

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. 8PM.

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. 11AM.

Saturday, June 28th

Festival: A noontime festival at the Civic Center Plaza runs till 6PM. Entrance is Free ($5 donation)

Sunday, June 29nd

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

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:

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.