Weekend roundup

June 10-13


S.F. City Hall Lights Up Rainbow for Pride 2021

June 11-12. Get the family together to check out San Francisco City Hall and its 220+ state-of-the-art LED lighting fixtures that will illuminate rainbow for Pride 2021. Normally, a soft white glow shows off the play of light and shadow on the full façade and dome. Frequently, special plaza façade lighting schemes honor or celebrate events, seasons and holidays. Head over and get lost in the lights from sunset on. 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place. sfgov.org

Golden Gate Park’s New “Soundwalk” GPS Musical Experience

June 12. Get ready for a new musical experience in the park! McEvoy Foundation for the Arts joins forces with the Kronos Performing Arts Association to bring a unique self-guided, musical experience to San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. Soundwalk is tailor-made for its setting, created to encourage calm reflection and introspection, and can be experienced while following social distancing guidelines. Listeners can access the audio installation via a free smartphone app. mcevoyarts.org | Download App

Open Air Artisan Faire Makers’ Market

June 12. Enjoy the majestic redwoods with Marin’s most stunning views of Mt. Tam in the beautiful Mill Valley Lumber Yard … all while shopping small from your local community! Meet, interact with and learn from local artists and makers about their crafts, and show your support while enjoying live music, food and drinks. Bring the whole family—even pets are welcome! 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 129 Miller Ave., Mill Valley. millvalleylumberyard.com

San Mateo County Fair

Through June 13. Take advantage of the last weekend of the San Mateo County Fair, featuring carnival rides (though a smaller amount of rides than past years), musical performances, food vendors and free entry for those who get vaccinated on site. Free COVID-19 testing will also be available at the fair, every day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. $15. San Mateo County Event Center, 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo. sanmateocountyfair.com

Food + Drink

Red Bay Coffee

June 11. Coffee lovers, join for the grand opening of this new Ferry Building fixture opening this weekend with festivities including a ribbon cutting ceremony and performances by Mariachi Estelar, HUNG SING lion dancers and an African drum circle by Sun Drummers of United Africa Ensemble. The Oakland-based specialty coffee purveyor is the latest addition to the historic Bay Area landmark and marketplace. Open daily 10 a.m.-4 p.m. One Ferry Building, 510.399.2441. redbaycoffee.com

Sunday Bakeshop

Now Open. Calling all fans of sweets! Sunday Bakeshop opened a new brick-and-mortar shop in Rockridge. The bakery’s menu highlights Asian and French flavors with pastries such as strawberry Pocky cruffins (pictured), ube snickerdoodles, matcha cookies with White Rabbit candy and more. The bakery also offers monthly pastry boxes and baked goods to-go. F-Su 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 5931 College Ave., Oakland, 510.599.8550. thesundaybakeshop.com

Arts + Culture

“Devil in the Deck” Magic Show

June 10-12. Magic lovers, watch as Paul Nathan transforms into Jack Swindel, a gambler who, as a child, is cursed by a bad tarot reading. “Devil in the Deck” is a series of carefully crafted adventure stories seamlessly interwoven with magic, all under the watchful eye of a camera and projected onto a giant movie theater screen. Come to the show, and sort out for yourselves which parts are real and which are fantasy! 8 p.m. $20. Great Star Theater, 636 Jackson St., 415.735.4159. greatstartheater.org

Healing Garden Summer Concert Series

June 11. Enjoy a music-filled evening at The Fireside Lounge. Bring the family together to enjoy outdoor performances from Ari Vais—alternative rocker, still twisting memorable phrases and chords into timeless compositions—and Bluesadelix (pictured), playing original, roots and psychedelic blues-rock straight from the heart of Generation Jones. 5-8 p.m. Free with registration. 1453 Webster St., Alameda, 510.864.1244. thefiresidelounge.com | Tickets

Free Outdoor Concerts in Union Square

Saturdays. Head over to Union Square for a bite to eat then join as music performances grace the stage on Saturdays through the month of June, with Grammy-winner Mike Rinta performing this weekend. Mike Rinta (pictured), is a native to the San Francisco Bay Area who has performed and recorded with many greats such as Herbie Hancock, Buddy Guy Sammy Hagar, Robert Plant, Jerry Garcia, Elvis Costello and countless others. Noon-3 p.m. Union Square Park, Geary and Powell. More Info

Photo credits: SF City Hall, FunCheap copy. San Mateo County Fair, Facebook. Soundwalk, Erin Baiano. Mill Valley Lumber Yard, Facebook. Sunday Bakeshop, Instagram. Devil in the Deck, Facebook. Bluesadelix, Facebook. All other images are courtesy of the venues.

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