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Friday, June 22

Silicon Valley BBQ Championships: 60 Chefs, Live Music & Market | Santa Clara
Friday, June 22 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Central Park, 909 Kiely Blvd., Santa Clara, CA 95051
Silicon Valley BBQ Championships: 60 Chefs, Live Music & Market | Santa Clara
“Off the Grid” Pride Food Truck Party & Beer Garden | Fort Mason "Off the Grid" Pride Food Truck Party & Beer Garden | Fort Mason

Celebrate Pride with Off the Grid at Fort Mason on June 22nd.

Live drag makeovers from Juanita MORE & Powerblouse
DJ Funklor
Live performance by Gringa
Pride Swizzle cocktail feature (Bulleit bourbon, mint, maple, lemon, Peychaud’s bitters)

Rare Street Artist “fnnch” Art Show: Honey Bears, Lips and LaCroix | SoMa
Friday, June 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP via Eventbrite
Rare Street Artist "fnnch" Art Show: Honey Bears, Lips and LaCroix | SoMa

On June 22nd, fnnch will release 28 new hand-painted multiples, including new honey bears, lips, and cans of LaCroix. These works will be spray paint on plywood or canvas and from limited editions.
Rare Street Artist “fnnch” Art Show: Honey Bears, Lips and LaCroix
Friday, June 22, …

Free Community Movie Night “Rent Sing-Along” | Berkeley
Friday, June 22 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*None. Nada. Zilch. Zero.
| Berkeley Methodist United Church
Free Community Movie Night "Rent Sing-Along" | Berkeley

Join and sing along, some beautifully, others badly, but all in good fun and at the top of your lungs – and enjoy complimentary snacks and beverages.
Free Community Movie Night “Rent Sing-Along”
Friday, June 22, 2018 | 7 pm to 10 pm
Berkeley Methodist United Church, 1710 …

“Comedy Soup”: Music, Comedy, Free Beer & Popcorn | Oakland "Comedy Soup": Music, Comedy, Free Beer & Popcorn | Oakland

6/22 Lineup:
Variety performer this week is Katerina Countiss.
Comics will include:

Shelbi Evans
Trish Pandya
Haley Bentham Archdeacon
Michael Alveranga

Saturday, June 23

Giant Pink Triangle on Twin Peaks: Set-Up & Ceremony | Pride 2018
Saturday, June 23 – 7:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend the ceremony, but an RSVP is requested to volunteer for the set-up
| Twin Peaks - Vista Overlook
Giant Pink Triangle on Twin Peaks: Set-Up & Ceremony | Pride 2018

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 …

Summer Morning Yoga on Santana Row | San Jose
Saturday, June 23 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE
Summer Morning Yoga on Santana Row | San Jose
Diablo Ballet: “Paws de Tutu” Dog Festival | Lafayette
Saturday, June 23 – 9:00 am | Cost: $10*
*Each admission receives a complimentary goodie bag
| Lafayette Reservoir
Diablo Ballet: "Paws de Tutu" Dog Festival | Lafayette

Come out for a dog-gone good time as Diablo Ballet presents the 3rd Annual PAWS de Tutu dog festival on Saturday, June 23rd, at the Lafayette Reservoir.
Benefiting Diablo Ballet’s PEEK (Performing Arts Education & Enrichment for Kids) Youth Outreach Program, this PAWsome day includes:

Demo – Oh …

24th Annual Surf City Classic: Woodies on the Wharf | Santa Cruz
Saturday, June 23 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Wharf
24th Annual Surf City Classic: Woodies on the Wharf | Santa Cruz

I bought a ’30 Ford wagon and we call it a woody (Surf City, here we come). You know it’s not very cherry, it’s an oldie but a goody (Surf City, here we come). – Jan & Dean
Come to Santa Cruz and meet the Woodie, the …

2018 Blossom Festival: Vintage Cars, Old-Timey Music & Films | South Bay
Saturday, June 23 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE
2018 Blossom Festival: Vintage Cars, Old-Timey Music & Films | South Bay

Music of the ’30s and ’40s, antique cars, vintage motors, children’s crafts, and craftspeople will bring back memories of yesteryear at the annual Blossom Festival in the Saratoga Civic Center. Produced the the Saratoga Historical Foundation, the free event is reminiscent of the original Blossom Festival …

Montclair Fine Arts Sidewalk Festival | Oakland
Saturday, June 23 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Montclair Business District
Montclair Fine Arts Sidewalk Festival | Oakland
2018 Italian Street Painting Festival | San Rafael
Saturday, June 23 – 10:00 am | Cost: $10*
*$10 for 1 day; $15 for a two-day pass. Children 12 and under, free.
| A Street (between 4th and 5th) in downtown San Rafael, CA
2018 Italian Street Painting Festival | San Rafael
2018 Kiteboarding Competition: Big Air, Freestyle & Poker Run | East Bay
Saturday, June 23 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Riverview Park
2018 Kiteboarding Competition: Big Air, Freestyle & Poker Run | East Bay
Pride Celebration: Drag Queen & King Story Hour & Book Giveaway | Oakland
Saturday, June 23 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Dimond Park Recreation Center
Pride Celebration: Drag Queen & King Story Hour & Book Giveaway | Oakland

Celebrate Pride weekend at the Oakland’s Drag Queen and King Story Hour, with face painting, lawn games, craft and science projects, a book giveaway and more.
Pride Celebration: Drag Queen & King Story Hour & Book Giveaway
Saturday, June 23, 2018 | 10 am to 1 pm
Dimond Park, 3860 …

Frankenstein’s Birthday Party & Opening Reception | SF
Saturday, June 23 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, 260 Utah Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Frankenstein's Birthday Party & Opening Reception | SF
Frankenstein’s Birthday Party & Art Exhibition | SF
Saturday, June 23 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, 260 Utah Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Frankenstein's Birthday Party & Art Exhibition | SF

This year, is the bicentennial of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s novel, “Frankenstein”; or, The Modern Prometheus. Why does a 200-year-old ghost story continue to feel so relevant?
It’s important to remember that the Frankenstein of Hollywood and pop culture – Boris Karloff, The Munsters or Rocky …

Dyke March Playground Brunch | Dolores Park
Saturday, June 23 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Registration is requested and donations are appreciated. Bring a dish to share.
| Helen Diller Playground Entrance, Dolores Park
Dyke March Playground Brunch | Dolores Park

Bring the whole family to celebrate the Dyke March at the annual potluck-style brunch at Dolores Park’s fantastic playground. Please bring a dish to share.
Please register for accommodations that would help your family participate to the fullest.
This event is free. Donations through registration or on-site are appreciated. …

SF Dyke March & Rally 2018 | Dolores Park
Saturday, June 23 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Dolores Park
SF Dyke March & Rally 2018 | Dolores Park

Join  the rally at Dolores Park and then a march through Castro Street back to Dolores Park. Enjoy the speeches, camaraderie, and the music of our many talented artists who will perform on the day.
The San Francisco Dyke March is an annual rally and march …

2018 Summer Sailstice: Free Sailboat Rides, Boat Building & Live Music | Alameda
Saturday, June 23 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Encinal Yacht Club
2018 Summer Sailstice: Free Sailboat Rides, Boat Building & Live Music | Alameda

Take to the waters to celebrate the annual Summer Sailstice featuring free sailboat rides, a Boat Building Contest, exhibits, seminars, live music and more.
Summer Sailstice brings together everyone who loves wind, water and sailing. Sail in, motor in, or just come down for a full weekend of sailing, …

BBQ-A-Newbie: Burning Man Family Reunion Picnic | Murdock Park
Saturday, June 23 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free. but an RSVP is requested.
| Murdock Park
BBQ-A-Newbie: Burning Man Family Reunion Picnic | Murdock Park

You’re invited to the Burner family reunion picnic and the last hoorah before they head for the desert at this South Bay and East Bay joint picnic on June 23, 2018.
Free, but an RSVP is requested.
This is a get-together is for the entire community, and they’re …

“Now Festival” Build Your Own Boat Race | SF "Now Festival" Build Your Own Boat Race | SF

Ahoy! You are invited to a very special event. A boat race. Some basic materials will be provided to build your own vessel on site but you are welcome to bring a ship you built at home.
The only restriction (if you are after the prizes …