Michelle Obama co-hosts The Roots Picnic this year. Photo courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter.
Global Pride, a premiere SF trans pride event, reliving classic music performances, a Juneteenth celebration through dance and special appearances by Michelle Obama, Stephen Colbert, State Senator Scott Wiener and more- it's going to be a great weekend to get cozy on your couch. We're once again all #virtuallyBARTable for our weekend planner.
Celebrate 50 years of SF Pride on Friday. Photo courtesy of Scott Wiener.
"Party at the Piers"
The Exploratorium is dedicated to Science, Art, and Human Perception, and stands for curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking, and all its programs work to ignite lifelong, joyful learning. This Friday at 7pm, join Stephen Colbert and Mo Rocca for a wonder-filled hour of uniquely-Exploratorium activities and stories.
"Crazy Funny Asians"
Inspired by the blockbuster movie, see some of the Bay Area’s top comedians at San Francisco’s "Crazy Funny Asians" comedy showcase. Celebrate the Bay’s Asian-American culture and heritage with laughs. It's happening this Friday at 8pm on Zoom. RSVP and you'll get the secret Zoom link right before the show.
Trans March is SF's premiere trans pride event and it's one of the largest trans events in the entire country, the entire world and the entire universe. It's happening this Friday. There will be emcees, speakers and performers all day long. Catch the afterparty at 5pm with two amazing films by two phenomenal Black trans filmmakers, Ahya Simone and Tourmaline.
Grateful Dead Shakedown Stream
Just because you're quarantined doesn't mean you have to do without that juicy Grateful Dead content. We've got you covered each Friday at 5pm with a stream direct from the band's YouTube channel. Tune in for special content that ranges from archived concerts streams to other awesome stuff.
SF Pride: 50 Years in Photos
Nine San Francisco Bay Area photographers with over 900 photographs and seven films spanning five decades have documented SF Pride over the past 50 years. Join Senator Scott Wiener, artist, and curator Joseph Abbati, and featured photographers for a live virtual talk (via Zoom and Facebook Live) about the exhibit SF Pride 2020 – 50 Years. The talk begins and 6pm and is free.
(re)Live Bottlerock Napa
Bottlerock Napa 2020 has been set for the weekend of October 2-4, and to get you pumped up for it, (re)live some of the festival’s most memorable moments on YouTube Live. This week it's a culinary special with special guests plus a live from-home acoustic set. The show is free and begins at 5pm.
Kevin Boseman, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will be performing on Saturday. Photo courtesy of Grown Women Dance Collective.
Virtual Global Pride
Pride won’t be beaten by COVID-19. Join the world’s first Global Pride this Saturday. It's being organized by Prides from across the world. There will be speeches, performances, film, and other content from Prides in Africa, Europe, Asia, Oceania, and South, Central, and North America.
Porch Pride: A Bluegrass Pride Queer-antine Virtual Festival
Check out a digital festival featuring more than 10 hours of live music over the course of Pride weekend, June 27-28. This festival will highlight and showcase LGBT+ roots musicians, while also generating financial support for them as they navigate the new non-existent performance landscape, all while providing a gathering space for our community during these isolating times.
Virtual Celebration: SF Pride 50
Pride 50’s festivities will include live performances, speeches from LGBTQ+ elected officials and thought leaders, highlights of the accomplishments of Pride’s 2020 Community Grand Marshals and Honorees, conversations, reflections on 50 years of the Pride movement, and more, in a weekend-long tribute to LGBTQ+ luminaries and queer solidarity.
Fallen Heroes, Rising Stars: A Juneteenth Celebration Through Dance
Celebrating their 11th year of performances, the Grown Women Dance Collective brings stars from the dance world together to celebrate Juneteenth through dance. Through the power of dancers in their 40s & 50s, this uplifting, educational, inspiring, family-friendly, can't-sit-still-in-your-seat celebration of who we are as Americans will have you singing to yourself and reflecting on history for weeks. Fallen Heroes, Rising Stars begins at 6pm on Facebook live.
The Roots Picnic has gone virtual and with a special co-chair. Michelle Obama has teamed up with The Roots for the 13th annual event. H.E.R., Lil Baby, SZA, Roddy Ricch, Snoh Aalegra, D-Nic and Kirk Franklin are among the artists performing. Kerry Washington, Tom Hanks, Janelle Monáe, Chris Paul and Lin-Manuel Miranda will make appearances. The picnic will stream on YouTube starting at 5pm. The event is free but an RSVP is required.
Drag Alive Online
The Stud and Oasis have gone virtual and taken their drag shows online. Join hosts VivvyAnne ForeverMORE and Jillian Gnarling as they travel from SF to NY to LA and back- peek into the homes and sordid lives of some of your favorite weirdos, queerdos, and queens. The fun starts a little earlier this week at 6:15pm because DJ BÉZIER wants to get you in the mood.
42nd Street Moon Co-Executive Director, Daniel Thomas hosts "Quiz me, Kate:" Musical Theatre Trivia. Photo courtesy of 42nd Street Moon.
Stern Grove's "Best of the Fest" Virtual Concert Series
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, enjoy some rock and hip-hop.
"Quiz me, Kate:" Musical Theatre Trivia
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.
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