Weekend roundup

June 24-27

Pride Events

Oakland Black Pride

June 24-27. Oakland Black Pride returns this weekend with a format that allows for in-person engagements. In lieu of a large, centralized event in the heart of the city, that would pack our town with people, Oakland Black Pride will spread out into several smaller events over the span of four days, under the theme “Inside/OUT!” To visit all the events this weekend, check out the website. oaklandblackpride.org

Sobre Mesa Pride Benefit Dinner

June 24. Sobre Mesa presents a Pride Benefit Dinner featuring chef Nelson German, along with a surprise guest chef. The exclusive seven-course tasting menu (with option cocktail pairings) features items such as chicken and watermelon, Caribbean bake, lamb neck “guiso”, banana bread pudding and more. 6 p.m. $250-$300. 1618 Franklin St., Oakland, 510.858.7544. sobremesaoak.com | Tickets

Pride Party and Drag Brunch at Curio

June 25-26. Curio & The Chapel, in partnership with Electroluxx, will be hosting a Pride Party on Friday featuring DJs, performances, dinner and drinks (Tickets). On Saturday watch The One And Only Rexy (pictured) host drag brunch with shows at noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. ($10). 775 Valencia St., 415.551.5142. curiobarsf.com

“Out in SF” Pride Yoga

June 26. Join TruFusion for outdoor yoga this weekend and support a great cause. Tru Flow moves students fluidly through yoga poses by synchronizing breath with movement. This active outdoor yoga class allows for creativity on the part of the teacher so no two sessions are ever the same. Donations from the event will go to LifeCycle and SFAF, two San Francisco nonprofit organizations dedicated to providing services for people with HIV/AIDS with a mission to end the AIDS epidemic in the U.S. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Cupid’s Span, The Embarcadero & Folsom St. trufusion.com

Food + Drink


Opens June 24. New restaurant alert! Luna, a modern yet timeless American brasserie, is set to open its doors this Thursday to all hungry patrons. Located in the heart of the city’s Mission District, Luna serves familiar dishes with an emphasis on crafted cocktails delivered with on-point service by a team of restaurant veterans led by general manager Nick De Luca, chef/partner Scott Quinn and partner Tony Marcell. Tu-Th 5-10 p.m., F-Sa 5-9 p.m., Su 5-9 p.m. 694 Valencia St. lunasf.com

Little Original Joe’s Free Soft Serve

Through June 25. As a “thank you” to teachers and school administrators for leading students through a particularly challenging school year, Little Original Joe’s will be kicking off Soft Serve Summer on the first official day of summer! Teachers and school administrators can present their school badge/ID and receive a free Straus Family organic soft serve cup or cone with any choice of toppings, including melt-in-your-mouth warm butter cake crumbles. 2-5 p.m. 393 West Portal Ave., 415.759.1155. littleoriginaljoes.com


June 26-27. Canela celebrates Pride in the parklet with refueling stations that include churros to-go, cones of fried potato bravas, sangria and beer. Canela is also offering Pride Go-Bags to celebrate pride wherever you are, which include rainbow French market bag, 16-ounce celebration sangria, large bag of Spanish potato chips and rainbow candy bag ($45). 3-5 p.m. 1 Market St., 415.552.3000. canelasf.com

Hello Kitty Truck

June 26. The adorable roving Hello Kitty Cafe Truck will be wrapping up its tour through the Bay Area with a final stop in Pleasanton. There will be tasty treats, cute merch for purchase, and new exclusive goodies and limited-edition collectibles, including a new Hello Kitty Cafe Pink Heart T-Shirt; a New Hello Kitty Cafe Rainbow Thermos; a Hello Kitty Cafe Cookie Plush; hand-decorated cookie sets; and more. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. Stoneridge Shopping Center near Cheesecake Factory. More Info

Arts + Culture

Brazilian Day by the Bay Party

June 24. Get your dancing shoes on and unwind to the sounds of Catia Machado and the Brazil East Bay Ensemble, aka BEBE, playing Samba, Bossa Nova and MPB. Catia Machado and the Brazil East Bay Ensemble are an exciting new ensemble consisting of experienced players with roots in Brazil, New York, and the East Bay. Happy Hour Piano & Voice: 5-6 p.m., band: 6-9 p.m. $10. Tickets

SIFF Celebrates Pride: Tove

June 26. Film buffs enjoy the virtual viewing of Tove, a Swedish film set in 1945. The end of the war brings a new sense of artistic and social freedom for painter Tove Jansson. Modern art, dizzying parties and an open relationship with a married politician: Her unconventional life puts her at odds with her sculptor father’s strict ideals. 6 p.m. $12 (free to 2021 passholders). Tickets

Craneway Craft Fair

June 26-27. Get the family together to peruse high quality, handmade goods from your favorite California artists and craftspeople at the newly restored Pier 70 in San Francisco. The fair features 130 artists and craftspeople, food trucks and a few DJs spinning summer tunes. The event is family- and pet-friendly. Masks required. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Pier 70. cranewaycraftfair.com

Photo credits: Oakland Black Pride, Facebook. The One and Only Rexy, Instagram. Craneway Craft Fair, Instagram. TruFusion San Francisco, Facebook. LUNA, Instagram. Brazil East Bay Ensemble, website. All other images are courtesy of the venues.

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