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Weekend Planner: June 26, 2020


We know things are weird right now, and you might not even be working with everything going on, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't have a chance to enjoy the weekend! Life goes on, and having a little fun and/or some relaxation is still necessary for your mental health. So check out these (safely social distanced) events you can participate in this weekend!

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

Friday, June 26th

Freedom Fridays: Family Walk and Chalk

Lake Merritt, Oakland

4 PM, All Ages

Free

Freedom Fridays is an opportunity for young people to see themselves reflected in leadership, and for Black youth to see themselves in the center. Our speakers and performers will all be young people.


As the nation is rising up against historical and current racism, those of us with younger children–particularly Black children–are trying to find our place in all this. Many of us want to be involved, but the burden of childcare in the pandemic is overwhelming. We need protests where we can take our children and be confident that:

  • We and our children will be safe from further police violence

  • Young people are getting age-appropriate messages about these injustices and the movement that is fighting for Black lives

  • Young Black people are in positions of visibility and leadership

  • The experience includes fun, joy, and an opportunity to be out of our houses

  • People will be taking COVID precautions.

Participants are instructed to wear masks and maintain social distancing. We will assemble under the Fairyland sign near Grand & Harrison. Young people will address the crowd. Then we will assemble and march. Young people, particularly youth of color upfront. We will march and chant. People are invited to walk, bike, skate, or push strollers Bring drums, bubbles, and chalk.

Route: The entire route is about one mile long. We will march down the protected bike lane on Harrison and then on the sidewalk to keep our young people safe. Finally, we will cross one street, to get to the Alameda County Courthouse. Once there, we will finish by having young people chalk messages that relate to our demands, which are the demands of the Movement for Black Lives.

San Francisco Historical Society Big Quiz Thing

Online

5 PM, All Ages

Free


Once again SFHS is teaming up with the Big Quiz Thing—creators of game show entertainment for corporate and private events nationwide since 2002—to present the ultimate San Francisco History Trivia Night! During the first game in May, 23 teams competed! Don’t miss Round 2!

Communicate via voice or chat with your teammates and prepare those brains, as America’s premier live quizmaster (and the BQT’s founder), Noah Tarnow, tickles your mind with a fully produced team-based quiz show about San Francisco history, culture, geography, cuisine, and more, featuring unique video and audio puzzles, the Virtual Buzzertastic Finale, and the best “figure-outable” trivia questions anywhere.


Plus there is hope for non-geniuses: Special Points for wrong-but-funny answers.

Everyone and anyone is invited. The cost is $10 and you Register Now through Eventbrite.  More information is available at BigQuizThing.com. Ticket sales end at midnight on June 25.

Saturday, June 27th


Virtual Global Pride Celebration

Online

All Day, All Ages

Free


Pride won’t be beaten by COVID19. Join the world’s first Global Pride on Saturday 27 June 2020.

Global Pride 2020 is being organized by Prides from across the world. We will have speeches, performances, film, and other content from Prides in Africa, Europe, Asia, Oceania, and South, Central, and North America.


Visit www.globalpride2020.org for more information.


When the broadcast is live you can either watch on our homepage or on our host Todrick Hall’s YouTube channel.


To support Prides who are affected by COVID19 and may not survive this year. Find out more and donate here. Thank you!

Black Comics Matter: Online Workshop

Online

11 AM, All Ages

Free


“Black Comics Matter” will teach aspiring creators of color the basics of creating comics and character design, the history of Black representation in comics and cartoons, and methods for channeling the Black experience through story and metaphor.


Black artists of the future, ages 8-18! Join the Cartoon Art Museum for a free ONLINE monthly workshop series from 11 am-12:30 pm Pacific Time starting June 27th with cartoonist Louis Stokes entitled “Black Comics Matter!” RSVP now!


Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Sunday, June 28th

Stern Grove's "Best of the Fest" Virtual Concert Series

SternGrove.org

All Day, All Ages

Free

The Stern Grove free outdoor music festival was initially scheduled to take place on Sundays from June 14 through August 16, 2020. It is the first time in the Festival’s long history that it has been canceled.

This summer, in place of canceled performances, the Festival is creating Best of the Fest, a virtual video series featuring highlights from the Festival’s vast library of concert footage from the past 13 years.

Hosted by TV and radio personality and seasoned emcee Liam Mayclem, Sheila E. (2012), Pink Martini (2013), The Doobie Brothers (2015), and George Clinton (2016) are among the musicians to be included in the weekly concerts.


Best of the Fest will also feature artist interviews, scenic footage of the Grove, and special guests. It will be posted on the Festival’s website, YouTube channel, and Facebook page every Sunday from June 14 through Sunday, August 16.

Beginning Sunday, May 31, visit sterngrove.org for each Sunday’s lineup.

In addition to Best of the Fest, the Festival will be offering a virtual arts education program utilizing many of the teaching artists who would have participated this summer. Classes in music-making and dance will be offered online on the Festival’s YouTube and Facebook channels.



Pride Month Virtual Storytime

Online

3 PM, All Ages

Free

June is National Pride Month! Celebrate and join us for this special read aloud as we celebrate all types of love and all kinds of families. We will be reading Mighty May Won’t Cry Today, a story about May, an imaginative and determined girl who tries not to shed a tear on her first day of school but with the help of her two moms, learns why it’s okay to cry.

Storytime will include:

  • Q&A with the authors and illustrator

  • A live drawing by the illustrator

  • A raffle to win a signed book, the live doodle, and a denim bag!

All attendees will receive a free e-book and free digital coloring pages.

Register for free here: https://bit.ly/mmstorytime

All ages and families welcome!


Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.


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