19 Fun Things to Do This Week (6.22.20)
Get festive for Pride this weekend with live stream performances by Big Freedia and more. (Courtesy of @sanfranciscopride)

19 Fun Things to Do This Week (6.22.20)


Celebrate Pride 50 with a 13-hour livestream of performances by Honey Mahogany, Persia, Big Freedia, and more—plus a virtual mini Frameline Festival.

Plus, pick up dinner from your favorite food trucks at Off the Grid's new Fort Mason Food Spot or reopened Spark Social; enjoy Healdsburg Jazz Festival at home; take your first IRL group fitness class in months; and more.

Pick up dinner from Off the Grid's new take-out only concept in Fort Mason Center. At the Food Spot, you'll find two to three rotating food trucks offering ideal Marina Green picnic grub, Monday through Friday, 5pm to 8pm. // offthegrid.com

Hear from poet, publisher, and activist Jessica Care Moore about her new book of poems, We Want Our Bodies Back, which argues that black women must find a way to protect themselves from stereotypes, objectification, misogyny, sexual assault, and hate, and highlights emotions felt as a result of attacks on race and gender; Tuesday at 5:30pm PST. // Stream on Facebook, details on booksmith.com.

Learn about the intersection of race and veganism during a special Vegan Women Summit virtual conversation. Filmmaker and actress Jasmine Leyva; international speaker, wellness and compassion activist, and vegan content creator Haile Thomas; and vegan influencer Tabitha Brown will discuss how the vegan community can support the black community and how to become a stronger ally; Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm PST. // Register on Eventbrite

Visit the Conservatory. Inside the chic new Yountville space—and the Conservatory's fourth outpost—you'll find a rotating selection of the sustainable and stylish men's and women's apparel, wellness products, and home furnishings available on the website. Look out for brands including Saved Cashmere, Zero + Maria Cornejo, Maison d'Etto, and more; open Thursday through Monday from 11am to 6pm. // theconservatorynyc.com

Check out stencil street artist Jeremy Novy's pop-up exhibit, "The First Pride was a Riot," at Voss Gallery. In light of recent protests and riots fighting against police brutality and for equality, the exhibit showcases the national protests and riots now celebrated with parades and Pride month celebrations. Virtual reception with Novy is from 7 to 8pm PST on Wednesday; view the exhibit by appointment only from 12 to 6pm PST, Wednesday through July 4. // Details on Facebook

Get the scoop on all things clean beauty with Credo. During this Zoom master class with Credo's director of environmental and social responsibility Mia Davis, and education manager Joshua Pierce, you'll learn about how clean beauty products can positively impact your individual health and the environment, plus everything you need to know about making the switch to safe products. You'll also receive a $20 Credo gift card and a sample pack filled with clean beauty goodies; Thursday at 12pm PST. // $25, credobeauty.com

Tune in to Manny's Live. Every Tuesday and Thursday, join Manny's for a live virtual show with civic and political leaders from around the country—including a discussion with 10 DACA recipients this Tuesday. After each live show, share your thoughts and discuss ways to take action during Zoom breakout room discussions led by professional activist facilitators; Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6pm PST. // Details on welcometomannys.com

Watch 16 original programs of LGBTQ+ cinema during Frameline Festival's virtual mini edition, Frameline44 Pride Showcase. Stream films from home including Breaking Fast and Stage Mother, and on Saturday, head to the West Wind Solano drive-in theater for a showing of Ahead of the Curve. Rest assured that a full Frameline44 Festival is still happening eventually; Thursday through June 28th. // $10 per film, $25 for drive-in, frameline.org

Grab a coffee at new Noe Café, housed inside the former, completely revamped Spin City Coffee. You'll find plenty of Dynamo Donuts and Poppy Bagels on hand; open daily from 7am to 3pm PST. // noecafe.com

Look at group show, "From a Spectrum," featuring works by Art Span SF's seven Journal Building artists in residence. On display at Ritual Coffee Roasters on Valencia, this Pride-themed show includes mediums ranging from painting to photography to mixed media. Virtual reception is Thursday from 6pm to 8pm PST, on display from Thursday to September 2020. // Free, register on Eventbrite.

Virtually attend Exploratorium's annual Party at the Piers event. Expect an hour of activities and stories—plus appearances from comedian Stephen Colbert and journalist/humorist Mo Rocco. While the event is free, donate to help Exploratorium raise money for its programming; Friday from 7pm to 8pm PST. // Details on exploratorium.edu

Jam out to Healdsburg Jazz Festival from home. Enjoy free weekly live stream concerts featuring Bay Area bands performing from inside Healdsburg's Paul Mahder Gallery—sans audience. While you watch, order from local restaurants including Dry Creek Kitchen, and 50 percent of your meal will help fund the series. The concert series kicks off on Friday with The Dry Creek Trio; Fridays through August 14 from 7pm to 9pm PST. // healdsburgjazz.org

Celebrate San Francisco Pride. While the parade and parties this year are cancelled, celebrate Pride 50 with a weekend full of virtual celebrations. Stream more than 13 hours of entertainment, speeches, and conversations with activists, drag queens, and musicians including Honey Mahogany, Persia, Big Freedia, Betty Who, David Hernandex, Urias, and more on sfpride.org—and stream Global Pride for 24 hours of celebrations with organizations around the world. Plus, watch the Pink Triangle light up on Twin Peaks, listen to tunes online during Porch Pride: A Bluegrass Pride Queer-antine Festival, and much more. // 7x7.com

Sweat it out with Dryft. If you missed in person group fitness classes, head to Marina Green for 45 minute recess style workouts on Saturdays at 9am, 10am, and 11am PST. During class, 10-foot social distancing and masks will be required. // $20, letsdryft.com

Get groovy with five hours of dance classes taught by Bay Area choreographers—and support local black-owned studios while you're at it. Between hip hop, jazz, dance cardio, and more, there's a class for everyone, Saturday from 11am to 4pm PST at Frank H. Ogawa Plaza (Oakland). // $5 suggested donation (100% of proceeds will go to black-owned Bay Area dance studios), register on Eventbrite.

Enjoy a cocktail and live music outside Amado's in the Mission. Past outdoor performers include Hot Buttered Rum, Nashville Honeymoon, and more. Not in the mood to venture out? Stream the show online, check Facebook and Instagram for times. // amadossf.com

Eat outdoors at newly reopened Spark Social SF. Skip the line and order ahead from your favorite food trucks, then dine from your own social distance circle. Expect controlled capacity, required face masks, hand sanitizer stations, and more safety measures; Monday through Saturday from 11am to 9pm PST, Sunday from 11am to 7pm PST. // sparksocialsf.com

Crochet your own rope basket with knit designer Cara Corey and Pacifica's Craft+Work Studio. Before the beginner-friendly live Zoom class, you'll receive all the supplies you need, a photo tutorial, and pattern; Sunday from 11am to 1pm PST. // $95 (includes materials), craftandworkstudio.com

Mark your calendar to make baba ghanouj with chef Reem Assil on 7x7's IGTV Monday, June 29th. We've teamed up with the beloved founder of Reem's California for The 7x7 Spice-In, a summertime video cooking class series guaranteed to add flavor to your shelter-in-place dinner. Prep your ingredients, and find a promo code to receive 20 percent off the spices you'll need from our partners at female-founded The Spice Hunter. // Get more info at 7x7.com.

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