#virtuallyBARTable This Weekend: June 19-21
Join the African-American Shakespeare Company as they go live with Colman Domingo, co-star of the award winning film "Selma," Saturday. Photo courtesy of African-American Shakespeare Company.
Juneteenth celebrations, reliving some of the Bay's best festivals, a sprinkle of Pride, and celebrating Dad are all on deck for this weekend. The best part? It's all right here and it can all be done within the comfort of your own home. This weekend, your events are all #virtuallyBARTable.
Peaches Christ hosts an Art & Pride Party. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia/User: jameskbuck.
Gather virtually with the San Francisco Public Library, Museum of the African Diaspora (MOAD), and Hey Dey Books as they honor Juneteenth and learn about the musicians of the Fillmore Jazz Era. Award-winning documentary filmmaker, Elizabeth Pepin Silva and photographer, archivist, and historian, Lewis Watts will present an illuminating slide show and talk about the new edition of "Harlem of the West: The San Francisco Fillmore Jazz Era." The presentation is free and takes place via Zoom beginning at 12pm, however reservations are required.
"Juneteenth and the Blues" will be an hour-long presentation and discussion by composer, bassist, and bandleader Marcus Shelby about the importance and historical significance of Juneteenth in Black American culture. The presentation will include live music, readings, poetry, and observations on the legacy of June 19, 1865. The presentation is pay-what-you-can and registration is available online.
Live Nation Urban and LiveXLive Media, Inc. have teamed up with Color of Change for a 90-minute event, dubbed the "Lift Every Voice: A Juneteenth Special," which will begin at 5pm. The event will commemorate African American freedom and celebrate the unifying language of music streamed across LiveXLive digital platforms. The event will be hosted by Charlamagne Tha God with correspondent Gia Peppers. Performers include Justine Skye, Jonathan McReynolds, Mick Jenkins, Joy Oladokun, Common featuring Robert Glasper and Karriem Riggins, Fantastic Negrito and discussions with Trae Tha Truth, Vic Mensa, Lion Babe, TI, Mereba, Leon Bridges and more. The special begins at 5pm.
Join Peaches Christ & Sister Roma at 6pm on Twitch as they will be hosting an online show and party celebrating Pride with the Harvey Milk Center for the Arts. Enjoy performances from a variety of queer artists and check out the online photo exhibit celebrating 50 years of Pride. After the Art & Pride show, stay on Twitch to celebrate Juneteenth which will feature an all-Black cast of drag talent.
Presented by Inferno Theatre in partnership with Mosaic Silicon Valley, "Diasporas in the Domicile" is taking a new approach to their Contemporary Diasporas Performance Festival. For the seventh annual festival, the festival moves online where artists will make and share their art from the Domicile where they have chosen to shelter in place while reflecting and creating in solitude within the parameters that this opportunity and ingenuity have given them. This event is on Friday and Saturday at 7pm with a live talkback with the artists. Reservations are required for both nights and can be done online.
With Bottlerock Napa postponed until October, (re)live the some of the festival’s most memorable moments on YouTube Live. This week look back at past performances from Phantogram, Thievery Corporation, and Bishop Briggs. The show is free and begins at 5pm.
On Sunday, don't forget to call the Dads in your life and celebrate Father's Day.
During these unprecedented times, 42nd Street Moon is keeping its artists and audiences connected through interviews, previews, and other tidbits of theatrical joy. This Sunday, test your musical theatre knowledge with live trivia. Play for cash prizes! The quizzing begins at 8pm. Join the Zoom room to participate.
The Stern Grove Festival is being brought to you from the comfort of your own home. Every Sunday at 4:30pm, join host Liam Mayclem on KPIX-TV/Channel 5, and celebrate some of the greatest moments in the Grove. An extended version of the show will be posted on Stern Grove's website, and on their Facebook page and YouTube channel. This week, grab dad and enjoy some “Father’s Day Funk.”
Call, Facetime, or Zoom All the Dads
There's no real event for this, but consider this your friendly reminder to call, Facetime, or even set up a Zoom and celebrate all the Dads in your life. And if you're cooking for Dad, check out some of favorite recipes here. We wish all the Dads a Happy Father's Day!