Good Weekend: June 25-27 

FRIDAY, JUNE 25

Eating
Food:
Tacolicious, the new Marina bar and taco place on Chestnut Street that took over Laiola after a three-year run, is a huge hit with its fun menu featuring tasty small bites at reasonable prices.

Drinking
Meet Your Mixologist:
Jonny Raglin, a popular cocktail slinger on the West Coast who worked at Absinthe, has been instrumental in the development of the new Comstock Saloon on Columbus Avenue.

On the town
Food and Pride:
A “San Francisco Pride Soiree” benefits the James Beard Foundation and amfAR Award-winning chefs provide the food. [6 p.m., 12 Gallagher Lane, S.F.; info/RSVP: http://jamesbeard.org/?q=node/2217]

Soul band: Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings perform at the Warfield. The group is known for a soul, funk and gospel sound that recalls the analog era. [9 p.m., 982 Market St., S.F.]


SATURDAY, JUNE 26

A great bike ride
Gay Pride LGBTQ History Bike Tour:
Visit sites of historical significance in this ride highlighting accomplishments of the LGBTQ community, and ending at 17th Street Plaza to celebrate Pink Saturday. A $5 donation from non-SF Bicycle Coalition members is suggested; rain cancels. [2 to 5 p.m., meet at Cupid’s Arrow on the Embarcadero (near Folsom Street), S.F., www.sfbike.org]

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market top picks  
Red Carrots
Little gem lettuces
Tokyo turnips
Candycot apricots
Bintje potatoes
Honeycomb
Cheddar bratwurst
Sweet scarlet peaches
Dandelion greens
Organic blueberries

Pride Weekend
Pride Celebration:
The 2010 San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration marks 40 years of S.F. Pride. Festivities include exhibitors, performers, artists and dancing. [Noon to 6 p.m., Civic Center Plaza, Polk and Grove streets, S.F.]

Dyke procession: “Dyke Planet/Green Planet” is the theme of the 2010 San Francisco Dyke March. A rally and performances lead things off. [Rally starts at 3 p.m.; march starts at 7 p.m.; Dolores Park, 18th and Dolores streets, S.F.]

Dance
Outdoor performance:
Axis Dance Company, featuring dancers with and without physical disabilities, presents a site-specific work in Yerba Buena Gardens. [1 to 3 p.m., Mission Street between Third and Fourth streets, S.F.]

Arts collaboration: Female dance and visual artists combine talents in “The Dresses/Objects Project,” a performance-installation created for an art show inspired by Gertrude Stein’s poetry. [7:30 p.m., Z Space, 450 Florida St., S.F.]

Charity walks and runs
Pride run:
San Francisco FrontRunners presents its Pride Run, a 5K walk and 5K/10K run benefiting the Gay-Straight Alliance Network and Positive Being. Festivities accompany the run. [9 a.m., Polo Fields, Golden Gate Park, S.F.; www.sfpriderun.org]

Psoriasis walk: The National Psoriasis Foundation hosts its Walk to Cure Psoriasis, a choice of a 5K or 1K route. Entertainment accompanies the walk. [9 a.m., Justin Herman Plaza, 1 Market St., S.F.; www.psoriasis.org/sanfranwalk]

Music
Jazz trio:
Pianist Randy Weston and his African Rhythms Trio perform. Weston, an NEA Jazz Master, traces the roots of jazz back to Africa. [8 p.m., Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Stanford University, 471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford]

Books
Two authors:
Jodi Compton (“Hailey’s War”) and Stefanie Pintoff (“A Curtain Falls”) read from their novels. [2 p.m., “M” Is for Mystery, 86 E. Third Ave., San Mateo]

SUNDAY, JUNE 27

A great hike
Tam Good Campsite:
Located along a forested hillside 1,500 feet high on Mount Tamalpais’ southwest slope, Pantoll Campground is a first-come first-served favorite. Arrive early to get one of 16 sites. Set at the intersection of nine excellent trails, the camp offers loads of hiking options, including hikes to Muir Woods and Stinson Beach; the famous Dipsea Trail isn’t far, either. Close to home never felt so far away!  [For more information, visit WeekendSherpa.com, the largest outdoor lifestyle publication in Northern California]

Pride Weekend
Pride Parade:
Sunday’s San Francisco Pride events include the Pride Parade. More than 200 contingents take part. [Parade: 10:30 a.m., Market and Beale streets, S.F.; celebration: noon to 7 p.m., Civic Center Plaza, S.F.]

Music
Hawaii in the grove:
The Stern Grove Festival goes Hawaiian. Hapa, a popular music act from Hawaii, headlines the day. A hula performance leads things off. [2 p.m., Sigmund Stern Grove, Sloat Boulevard and 19th Avenue, S.F.]

Summer rock: “Alice’s Summerthing,” a free celebration, features music, food, crafts and activities. Lifehouse, Kris Allen, One eskimO and Thriving Ivory perform. [Noon to 4 p.m., Speedway Meadow, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Blues women: The Red Hot Blues Sisters perform a pair of shows. Suze Sims, known for her soulful vocals, and Teri Anne Wilson, a rock and blues guitarist, front the band. [8 and 10 p.m., Biscuits and Blues, 401 Mason St., S.F.]

Theater
Shakespearean Dude:
The bard meets the Coens in “Much Ado About Lebowski,” a staged parody. Sir Geoffery of Lebowski is mistaken for Sir Geoffery of Lebrowski, and chaos ensues. [8 p.m., CellSpace, 2050 Bryant St., S.F.]

Comedy
Stand-up show:
Comic Aries Spears, whose credits include “MAD TV,” “Def Comedy Jam” and “The Best Damn Sports Show Period,” performs at Cobb’s. [8 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Good Weekend, Friday June 25
[art in leslie folder: ABIKERIDE0625, ASQUASHBLOSSOMS, ATAM]

Eating
Food: Tacolicious, the new Marina bar and taco place on Chestnut Street that took over Laiola after a three-year run, is a huge hit with its fun menu featuring tasty small bites at reasonable prices. Page XX.

Drinking
Meet Your Mixologist: Jonny Raglin, a popular cocktail slinger on the West Coast who worked at Absinthe, has been instrumental in the development of the new Comstock Saloon on Columbus Avenue. Page XX.

On the town
Food and Pride: A “San Francisco Pride Soiree” benefits the James Beard Foundation and amfAR. Award-winning chefs provide the food. [6 p.m., 12 Gallagher Lane, S.F.; info/RSVP: http://jamesbeard.org/?q=node/2217]

Soul band: Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings perform at the Warfield. The group is known for a soul, funk and gospel sound that recalls the analog era. [9 p.m., 982 Market St., S.F.]


[Art is ABIKERIDE0625 in leslie folder]
SATURDAY, JUNE 26
A great bike ride
Gay Pride LGBTQ History Bike Tour: Visit sites of historical significance in this ride highlighting accomplishments of the LGBTQ community, and ending at 17th Street Plaza to celebrate Pink Saturday. A $5 donation from non-SF Bicycle Coalition members is suggested; rain cancels. [2 to 5 p.m., meet at Cupid’s Arrow on the Embarcadero (near Folsom Street), S.F., www.sfbike.org]

[Art is ASQUASHBLOSSOMS in leslie folder]
Ferry Plaza Farmers Market top picks  
Red Carrots
Little gem lettuces
Tokyo turnips
Candycot apricots
Bintje potatoes
Honeycomb
Cheddar bratwurst
Sweet scarlet peaches
Dandelion greens
Organic blueberries

Pride Weekend
Pride Celebration: The 2010 San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration marks 40 years of S.F. Pride. Festivities include exhibitors, performers, artists and dancing. [Noon to 6 p.m., Civic Center Plaza, Polk and Grove streets, S.F.]

Dyke procession: “Dyke Planet/Green Planet” is the theme of the 2010 San Francisco Dyke March. A rally and performances lead things off. [Rally starts at 3 p.m.; march starts at 7 p.m.; Dolores Park, 18th and Dolores streets, S.F.]

Dance
Outdoor performance: Axis Dance Company, featuring dancers with and without physical disabilities, presents a site-specific work in Yerba Buena Gardens. [1 to 3 p.m., Mission Street between Third and Fourth streets, S.F.]

Arts collaboration: Female dance and visual artists combine talents in “The Dresses/Objects Project,” a performance-installation created for an art show inspired by Gertrude Stein’s poetry. [7:30 p.m., Z Space, 450 Florida St., S.F.]

Charity walks and runs
Pride run: San Francisco FrontRunners presents its Pride Run, a 5K walk and 5K/10K run benefiting the Gay-Straight Alliance Network and Positive Being. Festivities accompany the run. [9 a.m., Polo Fields, Golden Gate Park, S.F.; www.sfpriderun.org]

Psoriasis walk: The National Psoriasis Foundation hosts its Walk to Cure Psoriasis, a choice of a 5K or 1K route. Entertainment accompanies the walk. [9 a.m., Justin Herman Plaza, 1 Market St., S.F.; www.psoriasis.org/sanfranwalk]

Music
Jazz trio: Pianist Randy Weston and his African Rhythms Trio perform. Weston, an NEA Jazz Master, traces the roots of jazz back to Africa. [8 p.m., Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Stanford University, 471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford]

Books
Two authors: Jodi Compton (“Hailey’s War”) and Stefanie Pintoff (“A Curtain Falls”) read from their novels. [2 p.m., “M” Is for Mystery, 86 E. Third Ave., San Mateo]

SUNDAY, JUNE 27
[Art is ATAM in leslie folder]
A great hike
Tam Good Campsite: Located along a forested hillside 1,500 feet high on Mount Tamalpais’ southwest slope, Pantoll Campground is a first-come first-served favorite. Arrive early to get one of 16 sites. Set at the intersection of nine excellent trails, the camp offers loads of hiking options, including hikes to Muir Woods and Stinson Beach; the famous Dipsea Trail isn’t far, either. Close to home never felt so far away!  [For more information, visit WeekendSherpa.com, the largest outdoor lifestyle publication in Northern California]

Pride Weekend
Pride Parade: Sunday’s San Francisco Pride events include the Pride Parade. More than 200 contingents take part. [Parade: 10:30 a.m., Market and Beale streets, S.F.; celebration: noon to 7 p.m., Civic Center Plaza, S.F.]

Music
Hawaii in the grove: The Stern Grove Festival goes Hawaiian. Hapa, a popular music act from Hawaii, headlines the day. A hula performance leads things off. [2 p.m., Sigmund Stern Grove, Sloat Boulevard and 19th Avenue, S.F.]

Summer rock: “Alice’s Summerthing,” a free celebration, features music, food, crafts and activities. Lifehouse, Kris Allen, One eskimO and Thriving Ivory perform. [Noon to 4 p.m., Speedway Meadow, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Blues women: The Red Hot Blues Sisters perform a pair of shows. Suze Sims, known for her soulful vocals, and Teri Anne Wilson, a rock and blues guitarist, front the band. [8 and 10 p.m., Biscuits and Blues, 401 Mason St., S.F.]

Theater
Shakespearean Dude: The bard meets the Coens in “Much Ado About Lebowski,” a staged parody. Sir Geoffery of Lebowski is mistaken for Sir Geoffery of Lebrowski, and chaos ensues. [8 p.m., CellSpace, 2050 Bryant St., S.F.]

Comedy
Stand-up show: Comic Aries Spears, whose credits include “MAD TV,” “Def Comedy Jam” and “The Best Damn Sports Show Period,” performs at Cobb’s. [8 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

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