Published Thursday June 21, 2012
Photo courtesy of Bill Wilson
|SF Pride Parade|
When: Sunday, June 24, at 10:30am
Where: Market and Beale (click for a Google route map)
The 2012 San Francisco Pride theme is
Global Equality and was selected by Pride's
membership at their Annual General Planning Meeting in September.
What is a Parade Contingent?
Art meets politics in a fleet of floats, vehicles, and marchers along Market Street.
A Parade contingent is fundamentally about representing a cause, message, or belief in front of a diverse audience of Parade-goers. Parade contingents generally organize their contingent's look around some central theme: celebrating self, celebrating diversity, standing against LGBT discrimination, speaking out for one's ideals, honoring LGBT history, recognizing friends and allies, or standing for a loved one lost. The possibilities are many.
|9th Annual San Francisco Trans March 2012
When: Friday, June 22 at 3:30pm
March to UN Plaza begins at 6:30pm
Pride in the Park @ Dolores Park 3.30 - 6.30 (substance free, please)
March to UN Plaza @ 6.30
* DJ Stephanie Luz
* First People's Welcoming and Blessing with Holy Old Man Bull (Ohlone) and Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits
* MCs: Jamie Rafaela Wolfe, Tita Aida and Tonilyn Sideco
* Animal Prufrock and the Frootie Flavors
* Anna Rivera
* Cait Brennan
* Comrade Lover
* Fernanda Valdez
* JoAnne Keatley
* King Tuff N Stuff
* Marcelle Millon
* Niko Kowell
* Ryan Casatta
* Headlining speakers: Miss Major & Mia Macy
|34th Annual Pride Concert
When: Friday, June 22 7:00 PM
The Lesbian/Gay Chorus of San Francisco and The San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band present the 34th Annual Pride Concert. This rousing musical celebration of pride will feature special guests including the Golden Gate Men's Chorus (at 7:00 pm), San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus Lollipop Guild (at 9:00 pm) and the Oakland-East Bay Gay Men's Chorus (at 9:00 pm). The evening begins at 6:15 pm with a FREE pre-concert talk about the world premier of the major new choral work "Harvey Milk: A Cantata." Audiences will experience this work at the early and late show, performed jointly by the Lesbian/Gay Chorus of San Francisco and special guest, the chorus of Lick-Wilmerding High School. Tickets WILL be available at the door for $20. Get your online discount here for advance tickets. The Annual Pride Concert is supported in part by Grants for the Arts.
| When: Saturday June 23rd, 2012 @ 10:30am
Pink Triangle is the annual commemoration of the gay victims of the Holocaust and a reminder of the on-going inhumanity to repressed minorities going on now around the world. We transform Twin Peaks, in San Francisco, into a memorial that can be seen from miles away.
The Friends of the Pink Triangle have placed a giant pink triangle on top of Twin Peaks - a mountain in the center of San Francisco - on every Pride Parade weekend since 1995. The Pink Triangle started out as a renegade crafts project, assembled under cover of darkness as protecton from police notice. It's now grown into something large that is appreciated enough for the mayor and many of the city's other elected officials to acknowledge and celebrate. The project has been officially embraced by the city. Mayor Willie Brown christened the triangle on three occasions with a bottle of pink champagne.
33rd Annual SF Pride Run
When: June 23rd, 2012 @ 9:00am - 11:00am
10K Run - 5K Run/Walk
33rd Annual Pride Run
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Polo Field South Entrance, Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, California
Race starts at 9:00 am
**View some of the LOGOS
from past T-Shirt design submittals!**
Medals awarded 3 deep for winners
Cash prizes for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners.
- A high-quality tech fabric pair of race shorts and drawstring bag is included.
- David Kopay, first openly gay professional football player, will be starting the race.
- Post-race breakfast burritos will be served.
- Kids run for children before the race.
- Cash prizes for the top 3 finishers, female and male, for both events.
When: Saturday, June 23rd, 2012. From 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Dyke March DJs will be in the park all afternoon.
The rally begins at 5:00pm at Dolores and 18th St.
The March starts at 6:00pm (one hour earlier than usual)
Dyke March After Party at Pink Saturday until 11:00pm
Let's Put MARCH back in the Dyke March!
*** Changes for 2012 Dyke March: No stage in the park. Speakers and live performance at the intersection of 18th and Dolores at 5 with access area. March starts one hour earlier at 6.
|When: Saturday, Jun 23, 2012 11:00am to 6:00pm
Every year, thousands of gay pride revelers descend into the Castro for Pink Saturday. Pink Saturday is a street party held the Saturday night before San Francisco Pride (Gay Pride Day) in San Francisco's Castro district. It coincides with the annual Dyke March. This year's Pink Saturday will include food trucks from Off the Grid.
|Neighborhood Clean-up Events|
Visitation Valley Greenway Project
When: Saturday, June 23, 2012, 9AM - 12:00PM
Where: Vis Valley Greenway Community Garden
Alemany Farm On-going Volunteer Project
When: Saturday, June 23, 2012, 12 - 5PM
Where: St. Mary's Urban Youth Farm
|Stern Grove Opening: The Big Picnic |
When: Sunday, June 24th, 2012 at 11:30am
Where: 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard in San Francisco.
The Family Stone
To celebrate opening day of the 75th Season, Stern Grove Festival is pleased to present The Big Picnic!
11:30 a.m. - The Big Picnic Party
A private catered fundraising event in the West Meadow benefiting Stern Grove Festival. Tickets for The Big Picnic Party are still available. Tickets are $250 and up. Email email@example.com for details.
2:00 p.m. - The Big Picnic Concert
Admission-free concert, open to the public.
Glide Ensemble kicks off the concert with an inspiring blend of gospel, jazz, blues, pop and soul. The Family Stone, featuring Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees and original founding members of Sly & The Family Stone, Cynthia Robinson, Jerry Martini, and Greg Errico, takes over with their funk-infused sound.
And to close the day, Stern Grove Festival is proud to present ANITA BAKER - multiple GRAMMY winner, composer, producer, and all-around superstar, this R&B legend is known for her hit-making sound and smooth vocals.
The performance is dedicated to the memory of Rosalie M. Stern, donor of Sigmund Stern Grove to the people of San Francisco and founder of the Stern Grove Festival Association.
For more information, please contact
Phone: 415.252.6252 Fax: 415.252.6250
|San Francisco Bicycle Music Festival
The SF Bicycle Music Festival is the world's largest 100% bicycle-powered festival! The MOBILE Festival showcases the best local bands on the Pedal Powered Stage, drawing all of its electricity from audience members riding bicycles! Event is FREE, but bring cash for bike-blended smoothies and ice cream and to tip the bands. Featuring Birds and Batteries, Rupa and the April Fishes, Jazz Mafia, and more...Celebrate community, sustainability, music and bike culture!
12pm Golden Gate Park (old log cabin meadow - corner of Stow Lake Dr. & John F Kennedy Dr.)
***featuring: bike-blended smoothies, pedal-powered ice cream, art bikes, and more!***
12:00-12:45pm: Lia Rose & Tiny Television
~12:45pm: Flux Bikes
1:00-1:45pm: Major Powers & the Lo-Fi Symphony
3:00-4:00pm: Rupa & the April Fishes
4:00-5:00pm: all-star carneval-style acoustic drum jam
5pm-6pm LiveOnBike parade rolling across the city!
featuring: Fossil Fool, the Bike Rapper
6pm Showplace Triangle (16th St. & Wisconsin)
***featuring: food bikes, food trucks, renegade LED art, and more!**
6:00-7:00pm: Rin Tin Tiger!
7:00-7:45pm: MC Rai
~ 7:45pm: Obo Martin
8:00-8:45pm: SHAKE YOUR PEACE!
~ 8:45pm: The Genie
9:00-9:45pm: Birds & Batteries
|Make Music Day
When: Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 1pm
Where: Alliance Francaise de San Francisco
About Make Music Day
Join us on June 23rd for a day of free music featuring local Bay Area bands. La fete de la musique (Make Music Day) is a French tradition that honors the start of summer by turning streets, parks, and all public places into stages for musicians of all levels and genres to perform freely.
We are happy to bring this festive tradition to San Francisco, so please join us for a day of eclectic music, food, and refreshments!
Click here for a Schedule of Performers
|New Conservatory Theatre Center's Summer Youth Programs
When: July 9 - July 27
For ages 9-12 -- Spaces still available
Two fun and comprehensive three-week programs that touch on every aspect of theatre: improvisation, musical theatre and play production, culminating in a final showcase. One of our most popular programs! Limited to 25 participants.
- Improvisation and Theatre Games - 9:00 am - 10:15 am
- 15-Minute Snack Break
- Play Production - 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
- Supervised Lunch - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
- Musical Theatre - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Click here to register online
Click here to print a class schedule & application
Teen Summer Ensemble
When: Monday, June 25 & Saturday, July 28
Where: New Conservatory Theatre
Actors in the Teen Summer Ensemble present a play for family audiences. Participants are required to be there the entire time. Each program limited to approx. 25 participants.
Teen Summer Stock
When: Monday, June 25 & Sunday, July 29
Where: New Conservatory Theatre
Teen Summer Stock actors present both a play for family audiences and another for general audiences. Participants are required to be there the entire time. Each program limited to approx. 25 participants.
For more information contact Conservatory Director, Andrew Nance
|Summer Read SF by the San Francisco Public Library
San Francisco Public Library is encouraging all readers in San Francisco to pick up, tune in, or log on to a new book this summer. Summer Read SF, which runs from June 1 through August 4, 2012, features selected reading lists, special events and activities, prizes, and more for all ages. Sign up now at sfpl.org/summerreading. Participants also can sign up for the summer reading programs at any library location in San Francisco. Summer Read SF is open to all ages with different prizes and reading requirements for different age groups: Children, 0-12, who read for 10 or more hours this summer can record their time online and choose from one of our grand prizes: a book, a free pass to a fun San Francisco attraction or a Summer Read SF cotton book bag and journal notebook. Teens, 13-18, can win prizes too for reading for 30 hours or more. Adults who read for 40 hours or more can win a book bag.
|San Francisco Arts Commission Announces Funding for Artists to Enliven Central Market
Attention artists and performers! Are you interested in supporting the revitalization of Central Market? Do you want an opportunity to share your artwork with the public, either temporarily installed on the street or in a storefront? Well, today is your lucky day.
The ARTery Project has just released a request for proposals to award grants between $500 and $1,500 for street activation in support of Urban Solution's 2 Months of 2 Blocks of Art, an "art walk" that showcases local artistic talent in storefronts, community centers, gallery space, and on the street in Central Market. We are looking for projects that engage the public and appeal to the cultural makeup of the Central Market neighborhood. San Francisco-based musicians, dancers, comedians, actors, and public artists please apply.
Make your application competitive.
Must be in the Arts Commission office Monday, June 25, 2012 at 5 p.m.
|Call for Artists: Port Pier 92 Public Art Project
The Port of San Francisco has retained the Arts Commission to assist in the commissioning of a public artwork to be located at Pier 92, near the intersection of Illinois and Cargo Way, along San Francisco's southern waterfront. The site is primarily an industrial area with shipping cranes and two large grain silos that have not been in use since the 1970s. While the majority of traffic along Cargo Way is industrial, the Blue Greenway project will create open spaces along the waterfront that will attract a diversity of activities for Bay Area residents and visitors to the City.
Application deadline: Monday, July 9, 2012
All application materials must be submitted online via SlideRoom. Application materials include:
- Letter of interest
- 10 images of previous work
- Annotated image descriptions
|Senior Get-A-Way to Camp Mather
Registration In person only from June 14 to June 29, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
When: August 19th - 23rd, 2012
Where: Golden Gate Park Senior Center- Front Office
The Senior Get-A-Way to Camp Mather allows those who are unable to drive the freedom to travel in the safety and comfort of a bus, while reducing our carbon footprint. We
will take a day trip to enjoy this beautiful natural wonder.
Registration for bus passengers and drivers is in-person only from Thursday, June 14th to Friday, June 29th from 10:00am-1:00pm
For further information contact Katherine, Citywide Senior Services Coordinator at (415) 518-7725
|Join CurrenC SF - Save time & money with Direct Deposit
CurrenC SF is here to help every organization and worker in San Francisco enjoy the benefits of direct deposit. When you modernize payroll, everyone wins.
Direct deposit makes sure pay is reliable, instantly available and safe. Paper paychecks can take time to deposit and days to clear. Check cashing companies charge high fees, which take money better spent on necessities. Cashing an entire check poses another risk: loss or theft could leave your employee without cash until the next payday.
Your Business Wins
Direct deposit saves money, resources and time. By switching over, you can slash costs for payroll processing, printing and distribution by up to 90%. And you eliminate the headache and expense of lost or stolen checks.
The Environment Wins
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San Francisco Wins
The beneﬁts add up. When workers are ﬁnancially secure, they have more stable families and communities, support local businesses, use fewer city resources and build the tax base. Efﬁcient businesses have more money to create jobs and opportunities. And a cleaner, greener city is good for everybody.
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|Meet our Volunteers|
The Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Services is a very diverse workplace, as exemplified by the two interns featured today - Samar and Lawrence.
Samar Aburahma is a Communications student and as an Arab-American has helped organize the Arab-American Heritage Month Celebrations at City Hall in October for the last three years.
Lawrence Lee is a soon-to-be graduate of San Francisco State University studying International Relations with an emphasis in National Security. A Bay Area native, Lawrence lives by MONS' mission of helping the citizens of San Francisco and improving their quality of life.