Weekend Planner: June 22nd

You’ve worked hard all week, and now Friday’s here again! It’s time to start planning your weekend!  Welcome to Weekend Planner, your weekend update on fun.

Every Friday we put together a list of the weekend events we think look most interesting and provide them here. Keep in mind there is always a lot more going on, and all it takes is a little digging to find something that will be the perfect activity for you.

Click on any of the event titles for a link to the event.

Friday, June 22nd


Summer Solstice Party


Ocean Beach, San Francisco

5:30 PM, All Ages

Free

There is a magic that can be found in both songs and summer. For those of us living in the Northern Hemisphere, the Summer Solstice is a time of celebration, of honoring the light, our connection to the Sun and the Earth. The warmth of the sun and the long, hot days continually remind us of how good it is to find a balance between intense activity and simply relaxing and grooving out in nature.

Join us for silent disco yoga, Live DJs, dancing, sunset watching and love. We’re excited to groove with you and support the Do It for the Love Foundation with half of all proceeds supporting healing through music and community.

You can expect to feel magic in every ounce of your being.

Schedule:

5:30pm: Groovin’ begins.

6pm – 7pm: Silent disco beach yoga with Julianne and Tanya G (GrooveWell)

Julianne is inspired by her deep connection to nature. Her style is a peaceful, playful, full of life and love kind of vibe. Together with DJ Tanya G and YOU! we’ll co-create a soulful oceanside journey. Her nostalgic and Tropical Funkumbia rhythms will turn the dance floor into a ceremony of healing and energizing empowerment.  

7-9pm: Silent Disco Dance Party with Live DJs

7:30pm – 8:15pm: Hip Hop Dance sesh with Walker Fisher (AHmazing dance teacher to lead you in groovy moves for your evening)

Walker is a Bay Area native with dance roots in hip hop, jazz and butoh. His movement celebrates human expression at the intersection of the mind + body.

About the event:

~Silent Disco Groove Sesh :: We will have headphones offered to everyone, with three channels playing different music by live DJ’s.

channel 1 :: Tanya G builds an entire earthy landscape where a soulful journey unfolds.  Her nostalgic and Tropical Funkumbia rhythms will turn the dance floor into a ceremony of healing and energizing empowerment.

channel 2 :: pop remixes // 90s hip hop // rock classics remixed by our community

channel 3 :: DJ Samcake full groove seductive deep house Burningman beats

*All activities- yoga + dance are optional. DJs will be playing all night. You can participate in any part of the evening.

Nourish:: 

~Nourish :: Kombucha + Kind Bars included. Delicious beet burgers by Urban Remedy available to add on!

~Palo Santo Ritual :: You’ll be greeted with a Palo Santo blessing. Palo Santo is sacred tree used by people all over the world to cleanse, renew and bless people and spaces.

~Contribute :: It’s asked that everyone joining brings a small gift for at least 1 other person. It can be a flower, a little book, something handmade, or at the very least, a hug!.. no stress. Any small gift. If you’re coming with a crew of people it can be fun to get together and brainstorm a fun gift to make and give out as a group. Your contibutions get passed out by you whenever you choose, to whomever your heart desires. Takeaways like these, brighten peoples days..weeks, and represent giving, and love- which is something we could all use some more of right now.

We invite you here. To the place where time slows, where the mind and body ease, where we’re greeted by the sun, sparkling ocean and the warmth of high vibe community.

See you soon! We love you!

Kirin, Julie, Tanya G, Samcake, Walker + the Outdoor Yoga SF crew.








Beer Olympics

Horizon Lounge, San Francisco

9 PM,  Ages: 21+

Free


Looking for something fun to do in San Francisco on Friday Nights?

Come join us at SFHostelParty’s PopUp Event: SF Beer (and Wine) Olympics! $2 Beers/Wine + 90’s Party!

NOTE: YOU MUST ARRIVE BEFORE 9:30PM TO PLAY IN THE GAMES SO BE SURE TO SHOW UP ON TIME. Enter Horizon THROUGH Score Bar at 490 Broadway St. since Horizon is closed except when this event is happening.

Current SF Beer Olympics Pop-Up Event Location: Horizon Lounge in SF.

FREE to play!

FREE entry before 10PM with a drink special purchase & RSVP!

90’s DJ Party following the games. Drink Special: 5 BEERS or 5 CUPS of WINE for $10 before 9:20PM; 5 for $15 from 9:20-9:40PM, 5 for $20 after 9:40PM.

Ladies who RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/groups/SFLadiesNight/ get FREE VODKA DRINKS!

Games: Beer Pong, Flip Cup, Relays Win Prizes!

–> Everyone’s placed on a team based on your country (to make it easy to meet people). –> Teams compete at flip cup, beer pong, & relays. –> Play -or- just watch, drink cheap beer and be social!

Meet & compete against travelers, locals, au pairs and students!

‘Like’ us on Facebook *and* RSVP that you’re attending & get a $1 shot!

https://www.facebook.com/beerpubcrawl

****************************************************** WHEN: EVERY FRIDAY! WHERE: Current PopUp Location: HORIZON – 490 Broadway St, near the corner of Kearny St & Broadway (Signup with the Beer Olympics coordinator) TIME: Signup at 9PM – Be sure to arrive by 9:30PM to play in the games! ******************************************************







Saturday, June 23rd









SF Pride Celebration

Civic Center, San Francisco

All Weekend, All Ages

Free



Immerse yourself into two-days of community engagement and entertainment.

MAIN STAGE Two days of inspirational speakers and performers. Details.

COMMUNITY STAGES & GATHERING SPACES Local producers bring to life 20 stages and venues throughout the Celebration that weave together the many facets of our diverse communities in a beautiful mosaic. Learn more.

$1.00 TO $5.00 DONATION AT THE GATE San Francisco Pride is a 501c3 non-profit organization. We are asking everyone to make a $1 to $5 donation at the entry gate. We partially fund over 20 community-produced stages and venues at the Celebration; and we partner with more than 60 local non-profits to whom we have given back nearly $3 million in direct grants in the last 20 years.

ENTRY SCREENING Everyone entering the Celebration will be subject to screening. The following items are prohibited: • Any bag or container over 18” x 18” • Alcohol • Coolers • Glass bottles • Illegal drugs or substances • Hazardous or toxic materials • Firearms, fireworks, explosives • Drones • Weapons • Knives, impact or electric pulse weapons • Stunning devices • Radios, walkie-talkies, jammers, scanners • Portable speakers • Any item deemed inappropriate or hazardous by law enforcement or security

WELLNESS TIPS • If you see something, say something. Pay attention to your surroundings and report suspicious activity or unattended packages to the nearest police officer or security personnel. • Bring a friend with you when traveling to new and unfamiliar places. • Keep yourself hydrated and drink plenty of water. Water is available at all of our Official Beverage Booths. • Do not leave any valuables or personal items unattended. • Be good to one another, look out for one another, and speak up for one another.

INFORMATION BOOTH The Information Booth is located on Civic Center Plaza at Fulton Street. Here you can pick up a copy of the PocketPride Guide, which contains a map of the Celebration showing the locations of stages/venues and amenities.

FIRST AID Our primary First Aid Center is located inside Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, via the Grove/Polk entrance. There are also medical foot patrol teams roaming throughout the event. A satellite First Aid Station is located at the intersection of Hyde and Golden Gate on Sunday.

EXHIBITORS & FOOD Over 200 exhibitors feature a wide variety of artists, local and national businesses, nonprofits, artisans, and food and beverage vendors.

BEVERAGES Throughout the site, you’ll find a variety of Official Beverage Booths featuring water, soda, beer, wine and cocktails. Alcohol not purchased from one of our Official Beverage Booths is not permitted. Please drink responsibly and remember to stay hydrated. The Castro Country Club Sober Stage, located on United Nations Plaza, offers a drug and alcohol free zone.

CHILDCARE & ACCESSIBILITY Free childcare and accessibility services are available; more information is available at the Information Booth. Accessibility seating and ASL interpretation are provided at the Main Stage and other stages throughout the event.

KEEP IT CLEAN, KEEP IT GREEN We are striving to reduce our impact on the environment. Waste collection stations are provided throughout the Celebration with clearly marked receptacles for recycling, compost, and landfill. Please do your part to dispose of your waste in a thoughtful manner.

TOILETS Portable toilets are clearly identified and available in numerous locations throughout the Celebration.

SMOKE-FREE EVENT The San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration and Parade is a smoke-free event per San Francisco Health Code, Article 19L.

TRANSPORTATION & BICYCLE PARKING We strongly recommend that you take advantage of the Bay Area’s robust public transit system when coming to our event. Use the Civic Center Muni/BART stop to access the Celebration. Bicycle valet is also available at McAllister and Hyde.




Giant Pink Triangle Set Up

North Beach, San Francisco

7 AM,  All Ages

Free

Celebrate “Generations of Strength” at the 2018 San Francisco Pride Celebration. Immerse yourself into two-days of community engagement and entertainment. See the main stage lineup. View the community stage lineup.

Besides the outdoor marches and gatherings, one of Pride SF’s most public displays is the giant cloth pink triangle installed for the weekend at the top of Twin Peaks to remember gay victims of the Holocaust.

The pink triangle was used by the Nazis in concentration camps to identify and shame homosexuals. It has since been embraced by the gay community as a symbol of pride.

The massive triangle can be seen for 20 miles on a clear day and is made up of over 175 bright pink canvassas and thousands of steel spikes.

This will be the 23rd Pink Triangle display. The community has embraced the pink triangle as a symbol of pride, though it was once used in an attempt to label and shame. This must remind people of the hatred of the past to help educate others so that what happened in the Holocaust won’t be forgotten and won’t be repeated.

Volunteer: Help Set Up the Giant Pink Triangle

There’s usually water and some sweet snacks available. Fashionable Pink Triangle Tee-shirts will be provided to all who help.

Pink Triangle – Installation/set-up Saturday June 23, 2018 Installation from 7:00 am – 10 am Commemoration Ceremony at 10:30 am

Pink Triangle – De-Installation (Take-down after parade) Sunday June 24, 2018 De-installation from 4:30 pm – 8 pm

Even just an hour on either day (or both) will be a huge help.

Bring both a hammer and work gloves. Dress in layers. Watch out for poison oak. Wear sunscreen and closed-toed shoes.

Sunday, June 24th



2018 SF Pride Parade

Market Street, San Francisco

10:30 AM,  All Ages

Free

Celebrate “Generations of Strength” at the 2018 San Francisco Pride Celebration. Immerse yourself into two-days of community engagement and entertainment. See the main stage lineup. View the community stage lineup.

The parade is the culmination of a month of Pride-themed events in the city, leading up to an all-out celebration for Pride weekend with the Pride Festival in Civic Center Plaza.

Forty-eight years strong, the San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade unveils the theme,“Generations of Strength.”

With over 200 parade contingents and exhibitors, and more than 20 community-run stages and venues, the San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade is the largest gathering of the LGBT community and allies in the nation.

The parade kicks off at 10:30 am at Market and Beale and ends at Market and 8th in downtown San Francisco. > Map













Presidio Picnic

Main Post Lawn, San Francisco

11 AM,  All Ages

Free



San Francisco’s favorite family picnic is back for 2018. Presidio Picnic brings together the best of the Bay Area food scene with the beauty of this national park site and views of the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge.

Held on the seven acre Main Parade Ground lawn, this weekly community event features food and drink from more than 25 local vendors, food trucks & pop-ups.

But it’s not just about the grub; visitors can enjoy an ever-changing array of free activities including yoga classes, lawn games, a Presidio photo booth, free kids bike-riding lessons from the Presidio YMCA, and nature-based arts and crafts for kids in the Presidio Adventure Zone tent.

New for 2018 is a series of monthly cultural performances.

Cultural Performances

  1. March 18: Ohlone Costanoan Rumsen Carmel Tribe performs a traditional welcome blessing to open the season

  2. April 29: SF Awakkoren Dance Group performs Awa Odori, one of the most well-known Japanese traditional dances with 400 years of history

  3. May 27: Ballet Folklórico México Danza appears in a colorful, high-energy performance

  4. June 24: Alafia Dance Ensemble demonstrate the beauty of African Haitian dance

  5. July 22: China Dance Theatre celebrates the rich heritage of Chinese ethnic and folk dance

Food Trucks & Pop-Ups

The rotating lineup of 25 of the Bay Area’s best mobile food concepts at this year’s Presidio Picnic includes:

  1. Senor Sisig: A mashup of the best that Filipino food and Mexican taquerias have to offer, serving sisig-style (24-hour marinated pork shoulder) tacos, burritos and fries

  2. Hot Bird: Oakland-based Nashville-style fried chicken and first-timer at Presidio Picnic

  3. Little Green Cyclo: Vietnamese street food hits like garlic noodles and banh mi

  4. Del Popolo: Neapolitan-inspired pizza from a wood-fired oven featuring local, artisanal ingredients

  5. Slightly Skewed: Asian-style skewers and street foods influenced by the ingredients and flavors of Central and Southeast Asia

  6. Gyro Stop: Gourmet Mediterranean fusion concept specializing in gyro sandwiches, falafels, hummus, and dolmas

  7. Jackrabbit: Creative sliders, sides, and fresh baked treats made with local ingredients from Northern California’s farms and ranches

  8. Seoul of Taipei: Korean and Taiwanese mash-up concept serving outside-the-box rice bowls, burritos and tacos

  9. El Pipila: Authentic Guanajat cuisine launched through San Francisco’s culinary incubator for low income entrepreneurs, La Cocina and appearing at Presidio Picnic as a Mexican fruit stand

  10. Cielito Lindo: Mexican Street Kitchen: Mexican street food favorites like tacos and tortas topped with roasted steak ranchero, beef barbacoa, chicken mole and veggie estofado

  11. Spork and Stix: Thai and Korean fusion purveyors serving inventice rice boxes, noodle bowls and sliders

  12. DUM Truck: Indian soul food classics like chicken biryani, paneer kati rolls and mango lassis

  13. A full bar presented by Rye on the Road featuring wine, beer, spirits and craft cocktails

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