23 Fun Things to Do This Week (06.24.24)
San Francisco's Pride parade returns this Sunday. (Courtesy of @sanfranciscopride)

23 Fun Things to Do This Week (06.24.24)


It's all about Pride as we wrap up a celebratory month.

Dine with drag queens on the Embarcadero or try a wizard-themed brunch in the Marina. Meet LGTBQ+ winemakers in Napa or support their films across the city. And, of course, Sunday is the big parade.

Amidst all the fabulousness, enjoy lots of treats—from DIY veggie cocktails and foraged bitters to scrumptious caviar and Japanese shaved ice.

Support inclusive filmmaking at Frameline48. The San Francisco International LGBTQ+ Film Festival is the largest and longest-running of its kind, with more than 50 films on view at various venues; though Saturday, June 29. // Details and tickets at frameline.org

Drink your veggies. Go beyond Bloody Marys and in a mixology class where you'll learn how to make the perfect vegetable-inspired cocktail; Monday, 7pm to 9pm. // The Alembic, 1725 Haight St. (Upper Haight); tickets at eventbrite.com

Catch Iron & Wine. Indie folk icon Sam Beam is on tour and stopping in The Town to share his new album; Tuesday, 8pm. // Fox Theater, 1807 Telegraph Ave. (Oakland); tickets at ticketmaster.com

Meet LGBTQ+ winemakers in Napa. Enjoy exclusive discounts on wine from LGBTQ+ wineries, including Majuscule Wine and The Vice Wine, whose makers will be stopping by to offer their insights; Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 9am to 11:30am. // Napa Valley Wine Train Station gift shop, 1275 McKinstry St. (Napa); details at winetrain.com

Eat fabulously among queens. Dinner and drag are on the menu at "Sizzle," a dining event to benefit LYRIC. Enjoy a four-course meal from chef Mark Dommen, plus a drag show hosted by the one and only Bobby Friday; Thursday, 7:30pm. // One Market Restaurant, 1 Market St. (Embarcadero); reservations at opentable.com

Strut, dance, and ride. Zeitgeist is throwing a Pride party with a few twists: DJs Sin Disimular and Nardi will be spinning, Drag King Mudd will be performing, and you will be clinging to the on-site mechanical bull for the glory and the ‘gram; Thursday, 6pm to 10pm. // Zeitgeist, 199 Valencia St. (Mission); tickets at eventbrite.com

Enjoy Californian wine and Peruvian eats. Kosta Browne Winery in Sebastopol is partnering with La Mar for an exclusive, six-course dinner that pairs Peruvian seafood classics with the winery’s Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays. Thursday, 6pm. // La Mar Cocina Peruana, Pier 1 ½, (Embarcadero); reservations at opentable.com

Get your hands dirty. In honor of her new cookbook, Maria Finn is leading an urban foraging session through Golden Gate Park and teaching you how to make your own bitters from a bounty of take-home herbs, flowers, and nuts; Thursday, 6pm to 8pm. // Golden Gate Park; tickets at eventbrite.com

Be part of the art in Healdsburg. Join a special viewing of Artist and winemaker Alice Warnecke Sutro's installation of Mistress of Memory / Palimpsest Suites at the Harmon Guest House, which includes a Q&A with the artist and the chance to participate in a flash fiction project; Thursday, 5pm to 7pm. // Harmon Guest House, 227 Healdsburg Ave. (Healdsburg); details at alicesutro.com

Join the Trans March and accompanying afterparty. The official Trans March starts at 6pm in the Mission (Dolores St. and 18th St.) and ends with a celebration at El Rio (3158 Mission St.) until 2am. // Details and schedule at transmarch.org

Bend your genres. Proud Mary, Ashleigh Flynn and the Riveters, Secret Emchy Society, and Country Risqué are bringing their country sounds and community pride to QUEERmericana Pride Fest; Friday, 7:30pm. // Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa St. (Mission); tickets at eventbrite.com

Go out while staying well. Better Bar is popping up at B-side with low- and zero-proof cocktails, beer, and wine. Enjoy "No-hattans" and "Low-hattans" with Venezuelan comfort food from Andina and beats by Ruka on background; Friday, // B-Side, 205 Franklin St. (Hayes Valley); tickets at eventbrite.com

Connect with nature. Be part of a “bioblitz” with Bay Nature and Latino Outdoors, where you can grab snacks and soak up knowledge about surrounding flora, fauna, and more; Saturday, 10am to 2pm. // Crissy Field East Bluff Picnic Area (Presidio); details and registration at baynature.app.neoncrm.com

Tea & Others is hosting a pop-up for Japanese-style shaved ice company Mt. Kakigori. (Courtesy of Mt. Kakigori)

Stay cool with unique shaved ice. Mt. Kakigori is bringing California-inspired, Japanese-style shaved ice (AKA kakigori) close to home with a pop-up at Tea & Others; Saturday, 1pm to 5pm. // Tea & Others, 250 Divisadero St. (Lower Haight); details on Instagram

Forget you’re a muggle. Transform your weekend mornings into something spectacular with Drag Brunch at Wizards and Wands. Enjoy Butter Beer and Polly Potions while Camille Toe leads you through a very Potter-inspired performance; shows on Saturdays and Sundays, noon and 2pm. // Wizards and Wands, 2030 Lombard St. (Marina); reservations at bucketlisters.com

Go far out in the Outer Richmond. Jam to music by Orchestra Gold, The Trims, The Quiet Men, and more at the summer’s second installment of Far Out Fest, featuring food from Laundromat, Jungle Dog and YoSoyCeviche; Saturday, 11am to 5pm. // Balboa St. between 35th and 36th (Outer Richmond); details at faroutfestsf.com

Indulge in ten courses of caviar. The California Caviar Company is partnering with chef Lance Dillard for an indulgent tasting menu that highlights Japanese cuisine and pairs a range of seafood and vegetable dishes with sustainable caviar; Saturdays, 7pm. // The Bump Bar, 1403 Bridgeway (Sausalito); reservations at californiacaviar.com

Enhance your Pride experience. Fig & Thistle Apothecary is bringing the goods with Hottboxx, an outdoor cannabis event where you can peruse, purchase and enjoy on-site; Saturday and Sunday, 11am to 6pm. // Grove St. between Larkin St. and Polk St. (Civic Center); details at ftasf.com

Watch tech titans get roasted. This comedy show has one target: corporate tech companies and their diabolical characters; Saturday, 6pm and 8:30pm. // Marines’ Memorial Theatre, 609 Sutter St. (TenderNob); tickets at sociallyinept.io

Make it a day of Pride. On Sunday, the Pride Parade begins at 10:30am (Market St., from Beale St. to 9th St.) and culminates in an all-day celebration from 1pm to 5pm at City Hall (1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Pl.) with a full bar, plenty of bites, and endless entertainment led by Celebrity Grand Marshal Billy Porter. // Full schedule and details at sfpride.org.

Catch the action from above. Be part of the festivities in spirit on Sunday. Charmaine's Rooftop Bar and Lounge (45 McAllister St., tickets at eventbrite.com) is hosting a parade viewing party from 11am to 5pm, while all day MKT Restaurant and Bar (757 Market St., reservations at fourseasons.com) is slinging specialty Pride cocktails and bites you can enjoy while overlooking the parade.

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