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Weekend Planner: June 24


Friday’s here again!  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 24



Free Summer Circus Day with Circus Bella

Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco

12 PM, All Ages


Circus Bella is a full-force, non-stop 60-minute kaleidoscope of thrilling feats of balance and strength, elegance demonstrations of grace and poise, and outrageous humor of slapstick antics.

The circus showcases static trapeze, rope walking, a 9-person juggling act, contortion, hula hoop, original clowning and more. This year’s show is filled to the brim with fantastic delights, heroic feats, comical antics, as well as plenty more tricks and surprises.

The mission of Circus Bella is to create a one-ring circus that uplifts diverse audiences, engages community, and challenges its artists. They put homegrown circus back into the ring, creating productions that are accessible, festive, and inspiring.



Pinot and Pizza

Pronto Pizza, Redwood City

2 PM, All Ages


Pizza-making benefit for the local memory care facility

Learn how to make professional pizza, feast on your creations and donate pizzas to the local memory care facility.  We’ll also learn about ways to keep our memory sharp from leading experts in the field. This program is hosted by WiderCircle and Pronto Pizza in partnership with Parks & Recreation of Redwood City.

This program is for community members with at least 60 years of experience on earth.

Please purchase a ticket to reserve your spot.


Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?


Saturday, June 25



Uncorked: San Francisco Wine Festival

City View at the Metreon, San Francisco

1 PM, Ages: 21+


The Inaugural Uncorked:SF Wine fest will take place Saturday June 25th at City View at the Metreon. This is more than just your average wine tasting event. This is a complete EXPERIENCE for wine lovers! It will feature over 50 wineries with more than 100 wines to sample, live music, artisanal food vendors, a Champagne bar, International wine market, custom photo booth, and a fun atmosphere to sip and savor with your friends.

There are two sessions to choose from: First session will have a VIP ($65) hour from 1-2pm then general admission will be from 2-5pm. The second session will be all GA ($55) from 6-9pm. The ticket price includes all your wine tastings, with food sold seperately.

Cocktail attire is requested but not required. 21 and over only. (sorry no babies or infants).

Tickets are refundable until June 18th.



San Francisco 2016 Pride Festival

Civic Center, San Francisco

12 PM, All Ages


The whole city comes alive in a rainbow burst of excitement at the 2016 San Francisco Pride Celebration.

46th Annual San Francisco Pride Celebration – Saturday, June 25, 2016 | Noon to 6 pm – Sunday, June 26, 2016 | 11 am to 6 pm – Parade – Sunday at 10:30am Civic Center, San Francisco FREE (The festival requests a $5-10 optional donation)

Security Screening Update – Please note that there will be additional security and screening for the Pride festival with metal detectors at all points of entry. Bags are highly discouraged and no bags over 18″x 18″ will be admitted. There are no lockers for storage of oversized bags.

On Pride Saturday, the Main Stage brings the best of local musical talent and cultural performances to the heart of San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza.

San Francisco Pride is home to over 20 community-run stages and venues. They are a unique feature of the festival and a great way to experience firsthand the amazing diversity of the LGBT Community in San Francisco and beyond.

2016 Main Stage Entertainment

  1. 12:00pm: Siobhan Aluvalot (Dance)

  2. 12:30pm: DJ Miss Pop (Hip Hop, Freestyle)

  3. 1:00pm: KAT C.H.R. (Alternative, Lover’s Rock)

  4. 1:15pm: David Cruz (Speaker)

  5. 1:25pm: Danny Boy (R&B)

  6. 1:50pm: CHEER SF (Dance)

  7. 2:10pm: Spice Queers (Drag Performance Art)

  8. 2:30pm: AB Soto (Dance, Pop)

  9. 2:50pm: Kara Zordel (Speaker)

  10. 3:05pm: Alexx Mack (Pop, Indie Pop)

  11. 3:35pm: Infinite & The Pocket Featuring Babii Cris (Latin, Hip Hop)

  12. 4:00pm: Dai Burger (Pop, Hip Hop)

  13. 4:20pm: Shaun Wright (House, Disco)

  14. 4:55pm: JES (Dance, EDM)

  15. 5:30pm: Jessica Sutta (Pop)

*Subject to change


Pro Beach Vollyball Tournament

Piers 30-32, San Francisco

9:30 AM, All Ages


The Mens & Womens AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour will make its return to San Francisco. In one of the last domestic events before the Olympics, the City by the Bay will host the AVP for the first time since 2009.

Not only will there be intense competition with a scenic backdrop, but the tour features an entertainment schedule that includes interactive activities, music, food, and more.

Other seating/VIP range from $45-$400. Tickets will be available on-site based on availability at the AVP Box Office.

2016 Schedule

Thursday, June 23 – Qualification Tournament Open to the public; no Premium Tickets available for sale

  1. Competition  8:00am – 6:00pm. Venue Open  7:30am – 7:00pm.

Friday, June 24 – Main Draw Tournament Opening Rounds

  1. Competition 9:30am – 6:00pm. Venue Open 9:00am – 6:30pm.

Saturday, June 25 – Main Draw Tournament Elimination Rounds

  1. Competition 9:30am – 6:00pm. Venue Open 9:00am – 6:30pm.

Sunday, June 26 – Main Draw Tournament Final Rounds

  1. Competition 9:30am – 4:00pm

  2. Semi-Finals 9:30am – 11:30am

  3. Finals 12:00pm and 2:00pm

10:00am – 3:00pm – AVPFirst “Community Corner” Clinic In an effort to ensure all children have access to the great sport of volleyball and a healthier lifestyle, AVPFirst will partner with local community organizations in underserved neighborhoods across the country as part of the Community Corner Program.

Venue Open 9:00am – 4:30pm


Sunday, June 26



2016 San Francisco Pride Parade

Market Street, San Francisco

10:30 AM, All Ages


Art meets politics in a fleet of floats, vehicles, and marchers along Market Street during the San Francisco Pride Parade, one the nation’s largest LGBT events, starting at 10:30 am on Pride Sunday.

Bring a rainbow flag and come cheer on dykes on bikes, bears in straps, trannies in gowns, and others from SF’s colorful LGBT community.

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-six years strong, the San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade unveils the theme,“For Racial and Economic Equality.”

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



Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic

The Presidio, San Francisco

11 AM, All Ages


Off the Grid hosts a full season of Picnic at the Presidio from 11 am to 4 pm every Sunday through the fall at the Main Parade Ground Lawn.

Get ready for yummy offerings available for purchase from San Francisco’s favorite eateries and food trucks, a lively atmosphere and picnics on the lawn with a view of the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge.

Though we don’t know the details for 2016 yet; in past years, they’ve offered Mimosa and Bloody Mary drink kits, an onsite DJ, classic picnic amenities like bocce ball, as well as game rentals and activities from Sports Basement. Blankets and Adirondack chairs are available to rent for a complete picnic experience.

2016 Featured Vendors Lineups may change from week to week. Check Facebook for updates.

They have 29 food vendors and 3 retail vendors including Yerena Farms, Happy Moose Juice and Nosh This, along with:

  1. Bacon Bacon

  2. Del Popolo

  3. Dum – an Indian Soul Foodtruck in San Francisco

  4. Beach Brew

  5. Sugarfoot

  6. Grilled Cheese Guy

  7. Little Green Cyclo

  8. NopalitoSF

  9. Ceviche & Co.

  10. El Porteño Empanadas

  11. Slightly Skewed

  12. Fat Face

  13. Wing Wings

  14. Verde Vivo Tea

  15. Cholita Linda

  16. Luciano’s Scoop

  17. Stateside Bakery

  18. Girl Friday Zeppole

  19. Sajj Street Eats

  20. Sam’s ChowderMobile

  21. Ruru

  22. Powder

  23. the creme brulee cart

  24. Fine and Rare

  25. La Marcha Tapas Bar

  26. Réveille Coffee Co.

  27. Shorty Goldstein’s

  28. The Whole Beast

Want more options? Eventbrite is a great place to start. Know about 
a great event we missed? Leave it in the comments.

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