Sleep off that Halloween hangover, and get ready for another wild weekend extravaganza—and no, we aren’t just talking about the Veteran’s Day holiday.
Bear Pride kicks off this Thursday for another weekend of shows, parties and more that brings members of the bear culture from all corners of the globe to the Bay Area.
Here’s a quick look at some of the fabulous to-dos as the four-day fete gets ready to get underway.
Not just clubbing: One of the best things about this four day celebration is that it’s not just a long weekend full of debauchery. (Not that there won’t be tons of drinking and dancing on Saturday night, but there are many more things to offer.)
In fact, Saturday’s festivities kick off with a late morning hike—meeting point still TBA—and special museum to-dos, including an exclusive exhibit at the De Young.
And brunches are a big deal. Like, there’s more than one of them crammed into the weekend schedule. And a Sunday “Lady Bear Parade” that ends with a picnic in Dolores Park.
Big names, big shows: Bear Pride attracts performers of the grandest scale and shows that are oh so deliciously San Francisco.
Ross Mathews returns to the city with a love show and Q&A at the Castro Theatre on Sunday night.
And if you’re going to the theater you really should get there at 3—you know, following your picnic in Dolores Park—to check out the “Mean Girls” screening hosted by the fetchest of them all, Peaches Christ.
Heck, Bear Pride has even added a performance of Beach Blanket Babylon to the weekend itinerary! (Like we said, so San Francisco.)
Many partners: The list of sponsors for Bear Pride weekend in San Francisco is packed full of restaurants and businesses. 440 Castro and SF Eagle, just to name a few, join forces with downtown hotels and American Airlines and Alaska Airlines to help bring as many people as possible into town to help celebrate the bear culture. And if these businesses are getting together to bring in the masses, you know this is a four day frolic that must be enjoyed.
For more information on events, please visit sfbearpride.com