Happy Friday Everyone! As things are beginning to slowly get back to normal, one thing we really want to see returning to normal is you taking some time to have fun! Life goes on, and having a little fun and/or some relaxation is still necessary for your mental health. So check out some of our favorite events from around the Bay that you can attend this weekend!
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Friday, June 18th
Roxie Theater, San Francisco
5PM, All Ages
The 20th San Francisco Documentary Film Festival (SF DocFest) will be held June 3 - 20, 2021. SF DocFest will screen 40 features and 38 shorts across 6 different short programs. All films will be available to view on demand anytime during the festival, and 36 of the films will also be shown at the Roxie Theater. The majority of the in-person screenings held at the Roxie Theater will also include live Q&A sessions.
100% of ticket sales from the festival's live screenings benefit The Roxie!
"Docfest offers a zippy blend of politics, music, social issues and youth-oriented subcultures. The good news is that DocFest promotes documentaries as a vibrant, irreverent form of entertainment to a younger demographic, blasting the notion of educational films to smithereens. There's no room for anything approximating -- watch it, I'm about to blaspheme - the obsessively measured and utterly somnambulant musings of Ken Burns." - Michael Fox, KQED
"We're looking forward to finally getting arts and arts fans in the same room again," says Festival Director Jeff Ross. Additionally, Ross adds that "in support and celebration of the Roxie Theater reopening this year, we are donating 100% of ticket sales from our live screenings back to the theater."
For those who are unable to attend in person, the festival may also be attended virtually through on-demand screenings and online Q&A sessions.
The full festival program may be found at https://sfindie.com/ .
Hayes Valley, San Francisco
5 PM, All Ages
Please join us as we celebrate the reopening of San Francisco and the remarkable resilience of our treasured Hayes Valley. We hope to fill the streets with neighbors and friends from far and wide to come and celebrate with us.
This event is brought to you by the Hayes Valley Merchants Association and the Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association.
Hayes, from Franklin to Laguna will be closed to vehicles. Please note, cross traffic streets will remain open and will not be affected (Gough, Franklin, Laguna).
5:30-6:30 - Bay City Skates - starting at Folks are welcome to bring their skates to join the fun. Location: Airstream at Linden and Octavia
5pm - 5:10
Supervisor Dean Preston (District 5) - Opening remarks and acknowledgement of Hayes Valley Heritage businesses.
Location: At the Proxy - next to Patricia's Green
Band - Sonamó - come dance with us.
DJ - Keyvan Behnia
Location: Near Suppenküche
Performance Art by Redbone, The Cyclone of Burlesque at Hayes Valley Art Works
Location: Octavia between Oak and Page
Souvla providing complimentary frozen yogurt.
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Saturday, June 19th
Ferry Building, San Francisco
8 AM, All Ages
Celebrate local Black-owned businesses at Juneteenth on the Waterfront on Saturday, June 19! Join MegaBlack SF, CUESA, and the Port of San Francisco for a day of fun, community, and delicious, handcrafted food at the Embarcadero Ferry Terminal Plaza (south of the Ferry Building) and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Entry is free and open to the public, and food will be available for purchase.
Participating Businesses and Community Partners:
Crumble & Whisk
A Girl Named Pinky
Minnie Bell's Soul Movement
The Pleasure Principle Supperclub & Dining Events
SF Francisco Human Rights Commission: Stand Together SF - Campaign for Solidarity
Port of San Francisco
MegaBlackSF fights for visibility, sovereignty, dignity and justice for Black San Franciscans. Help support the MegaBlack SF Black Wellness Fund, which invests in organizations that address issues of mental health and wellness; economic development, including employment and housing; and education for African American residents in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, celebrates the anniversary of Black emancipation in the United States, honored on the anniversary of June 19, 1865, when freedom from slavery was proclaimed in the state of Texas.
Presented by MegaBlack SF. Cosponsored by CUESA and Port of San Francisco.
Cosponsored by CUESA and Port of San Francisco.
de Young Museum, San Francisco
9:30 AM, All Ages
Celebrating the artistic ingenuity of Nampeyo, famed Tewa-Hopi potter, the de Young museum presents an installation of 32 pots from the collections of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. The single-gallery exhibition highlights Nampeyo's work, juxtaposed with examples of Hopi pottery from her time. Exquisite ceramics made by ancestral Hopi artists demonstrate Nampeyo's sources of inspiration and artworks by four generations of her descendants attest to the master potter's enduring legacy.
During her lifetime, Nampeyo (ca. 1860-1942) was, and remains today, perhaps the most renowned potter from the American Southwest. She is celebrated for her incredible skill as a potter and painter and also for her ingenuity as a designer. Born in Hano Village, a Tewa community on Hopi's First Mesa in what is now Arizona, Nampeyo made pottery for her family and community but also sold works to the growing number of anthropologists, archaeologists, and tourists who visited Hopi. Soon, collectors across the country knew of Nampeyo and were eager to buy examples of her beautiful work.
Sunday, June 20th
Grace Cathedral, San Francisco
8 PM, All Ages
Grace Cathedral, in partnership with Art Processors, Against the Grain Theatre, Chicago Sinai and the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris, presents TILT, a concert with contributions spanning cultures, countries and communities. Held each year on the universally-celebrated summer solstice, TILT resonates loudly in 2021 as many nations emerge from the darkness of the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Never before has it been possible to travel in one day to hear music at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, Chicago Sinai, Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, and the wild landscapes of Canada.
The name "TILT" references the angle of the sun at solstice but also the idea of offering a fresh perspective on sacred spaces and classical music. All of the offerings are related to the idea of light.
From Grace Cathedral's central labyrinth, Singers Stacee Firestone and Kenneth Kellogg, accompanist and music director Ronny Michael Greenberg, and Dancer Terrence Paschal
From Against the Grain Theatre's new interpretation of Handel's Messiah with Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Looee Arreak, Diyet and Deantha Edmunds sing arias in Inuttitut and Southern Tutchone -- outdoors in natural environments in celebration of Canada's First Nations and underrepresented voices
The grand organ of Notre-Dame played by Titular Organist, Olivier Latry, accompanied by a drone fly-through of the cathedral
The Professional Choir of Chicago Sinai singing Leornard Bernstein classics
TILT gives us the opportunity to pause on the longest day of the year, to take a breath, and experience beautiful music in sacred spaces. Please join us.