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San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade
The 40th annual celebration, "Forty and Fabulous," features music, dancing, Faerie Freedom Village and more on more than 20 stages and venues. Celebration: noon to 6 p.m. Sat. and noon to 7 p.m. next Sun. Civic Center Plaza. Parade: 10:30 a.m. at Market and Beale streets to Market and Eighth streets. Free. www.sfpride.org.
Dyke March 2010
The traditional kickoff to Gay Pride Weekend features world music DJs from noon to 3 p.m.; speakers and performances from 3 to 7 p.m.; march begins at 7 p.m. $5-$10 suggested donation. Dolores Park, 18th and Dolores streets, San Francisco. (510) 533-5489. thedykemarch.org.
Gay Pride LGBTQ History Tour
An 8-mile bike ride through neighborhoods of historical significance highlighting accomplishments and contributions of the LGBTQ community. 2-5 p.m. Sat. Meet at Cupid's Arrow on the Embarcadero. Tour ends at 17th Street Plaza for the Dyke March. $5. Free to S.F. Bicycle Coalition members. (Rain would cancel the ride.) RSVP at sfgate.com/ZJUP.
Friends of the Pink Triangle
Volunteers are needed to assist in the construction and removal of the triangle. Bring a hammer. Construction will take place from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sat. Removal will take place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. next Sun. Twin Peaks Vista Point overlooking the parking lot, San Francisco. (415) 247-1100, Ext. 142. www.thepinktriangle.com.
Old School: Writers Unearth and Re-Imagine the Lives and Legacies of Queers Gone By
The last installment of the three-part reading and performance art series featuring Justin Chin, Cyd Nova, Ali Liebegott, and Robin Coste Lewis. 6 p.m. Wed. Free. Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin St., San Francisco. (415) 557-4400. sfpl.org/events.
Pink Triangle dedication
Local dignitaries will speak, the San Francisco Lesbian Gay Freedom Band will perform at the annual commemoration of the gay victims of the Holocaust. 10:30 a.m. Atop Twin Peaks, San Francisco. www.thepinktriangle.com.
Queer Ballroom's Pride Swing Dance Block
All day festivities include same-sex Swing dance contest, free lessons, demonstrations and performances. Volunteers needed at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. to help load and unload the dance floor. Part of SFPride, Civic Center, San Francisco. (415) 305-8242. www.queerballroom.com.
Red and White Fleet
Pride Cruise, a 2 1/2-hour sail featuring an appetizer buffet, drinks, DJ music and dancing. 8 p.m. Sat. and next Sun. $68. Pier 43 1/2, San Francisco. (415) 673-2900. www.redandwhite.com.
Shanghai Pride 2009: Shanghai's First Gay Pride Festival
Hear the story of Shanghai's rising queer scene. 6 p.m. Thurs. Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., San Francisco. (415) 355-2848. www.sfpl.org.
"Decompressed and Undressed," a three-course feast served to guests in bed, Tues.; "Wicked Wednesday," an evening of bondage-themed performance accompanied by a four-course dinner, Wed.; "Ladies Night," sensual female performers and an all-girl after party, Thurs.; "Art Attack," Supperclub's official Pride party featuring DJs, music, performance and a four-course dinner. Fri.; "Glitter Pink Party," DJs, music, performance and a four-course dinner. Sat. 657 Harrison St., San Francisco. (415) 348-0900. www.supperclub.com.
"Truly Fabulous" NightLife
Learn all you ever wanted to know about sex in the animal kingdom, and then some, with speaker Jane Tollini of the S.F. Zoo, who gives a presentation that she describes as, "tacky, smutty, in complete bad taste, and also totally accurate." Also featuring a performance by Cheer SF and music by DJs Juanita More, Stanley Frank and Lady House. 6-10 p.m. Thurs. $10-$12. California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Dr., Golden Gate Park, San Francisco (415) 379-8000. www.calacademy.org/nightlife.
The award-winning documentary will be screened after a KQED presentation honoring four unsung heroes in the community. Free. 6:30 p.m. June 29 at the Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., San Francisco.
Frameline34: San Francisco International LGBT Film FestivalMore than 500 films submitted from more than 20 countries including Brazil, Norway, Tunisia and the Bahamas. See Web site for schedule. Showings at the Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St.; Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St.; and the Victoria Theatre, 2961 16th St. in San Francisco, as well as Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, 2966 College Ave., Berkeley. Through June 27. (415) 703-7650. www.frameline.org.
Heather Has Cool Mommies
A film series exploring same-sex marriage. "Daddy and Pappa," a documentary exploring the social impact of gay men raising families. Noon. Thursday. Free. San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin St., San Francisco. (415) 557-4400. sfpl.org/events.
Blackbird: Honoring a Century of Pansy Divas
A musical pastiche of queer music by Seth Eisen. $20-$25. June 24-July 10. Mama Calizo's Voice Factory, 1519 Mission St., San Francisco. (415) 786-9325. www.eyezen.org, www.brownpapertickets.com.
Four lesbian solo artists (Janine Brito, Julia Jackson, Thao Nguyen and Martha Rynberg) join forces to rev up for Pride. 7 p.m. Today. $15-$20. Off-Market Theater, 965 Mission St. www.brownpapertickets.com.
Out With ACT Presents "The Tosca Project"
A dance-theater homage to North Beach's legendary Tosca Cafe is featured in this series for LGBT theater lovers that includes a catered afterparty with complimentary wine and desserts and a cast meet and greet. $17-$71. American Conservatory Theater, 415 Geary St., San Francisco. (415) 749-2228. www.act-sf.org/out.
Broadway favorites and adult contemporary classics. 8 p.m. Wed. through Sat.; 7 p.m. next Sun. $30-$45. Rrazz Room at Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St., San Francisco. (866) 468-3399. www.therrazzroom.com.
Sharon McNight's "Betty, Betty, Bette"
A salute to Hollywood legends Betty Grabel, Betty Hutton and Bette Davis. 8 p.m. Today and Mon. $30. Rrazz Room at Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St., San Francisco. (866) 468-3399. www.therrazzroom.com.
S.F. Lesbian/Gay Chorus and Freedom Band presents "The Sound of Fabulous" A concert featuring special guests the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus, Golden Gate Men's Chorus, Voices Lesbian Choral Ensemble, and Cheer S.F. 8 p.m. Thurs. and Fri. $15-$40. Mission High School, 3750 18th St., San Francisco. (800) 838-3006. www.sfprideconcert.org. (800) 838-3006.
Juanita More Pride Party 2010
Featuring DJs Will Automagic, Sean B, Kim Ann Foxman, Chelsea Starr, James Glass, Derrick Love as well as Alameda's Cougar Cadet Corps Drumline, drag show with Glamamore, Mill Rahni and Diamond Daggers. 2 p.m.-2 a.m. next Sun. $25. Mission Rock. 817 Terry Francois Blvd., San Francisco. Free shuttle bus from Larkin and Eddy. www.juanitamore.com.
Over the Rainbow: An Evening with Connie Champagne as Judy Garland
The singer revisits the songbooks of Gershwin, Johnny Mercer, Harold Alren and some more contemporary surprises. 8 p.m. Tues. $30. Rrazz Room at Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St., San Francisco. (866) 468-3399. www.therrazzroom.com.
Pink Saturday Concert
Punk bands Prognosis Negative, Little Black Bats and Video Wine Party and comedian Enzo Lombard. 7-10 p.m. Sat. Free. Walgreens parking lot, Castro and 18th streets, San Francisco. For information or to volunteer for setup, call Jon Sugar at (415) 731-2424.
Satan's Angel: "Have Tassels Will Travel"
A one-woman improvised cabaret play presented by the National Queer Arts Festival and Lady Monster. 8 p.m. Wed. $20. Cafe Du Nord, 2170 Market Street San Francisco. (415) 861-5016. www.cafedunord.com.