Pride Guide

San Francisco Gay Pride – June 26 & 27

By: admin
6.23.2010

Make no mistake kiddies, the San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration and Parade is the largest LGBT gathering in the nation -- and 2010 marks the 40th anniversary held at the massive and beautiful Civic Center complex. This year's theme, "Forty and Fabulous," boasts no less than 200 parade contingents, 300 exhibitors, and a mind-blowing 19 stages and venues. Admission is free, but donations are encouraged.

Celebrity Grand Marshals: The Backstreet Boys, Erasure's Andy Bell, DADT-repeal activist Lieut. Zoe Dunning, and Pulitzer Prize winning author Alice Walker.

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FRIDAY

Artattack Art Attack with Deee-lite's DJ LadyKier and Pepperspray Reunion: A queer experimental night club with a DJ, drag rock band, multi-media performers, and art installations. 9:30pm-2am, $10 Limited presale, Supperclub, 657 Harrison St.

Lollipop: The premiere party destination for lesbians with the hottest DJ's, including DJ Spinderella of Salt N Pepa, Hosted by "Flo" of Oxygen's Bad Girls Club. Free gift bags, special performances, and since it's their anniversary the first drink is on them! 21+. 9pm-3am, Sound Factory, 525 Harrison St.

The 32nd Annual Pride Concert: The Sound of Fabulous: A Lesbian/Gay Chorus of San Francisco and San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band concert. 8pm, $15-$40: General Seating - $15-$25; Preferred Seating $30; Preferred Seating with parking $40, Mission High School, 3750 18th St. at Dolores Street.

Chunkhouse Chunkhouse/Bearracuda: Chunkhouse is an aggressive, masculine sound described as "muscle house" bringing everybody to the floor and upstairs is Bearracuda, the West Coast's most popular bear night. 9pm-3am, $15 advance - $20 at door, DNA Lounge, 375 11th St.

SATURDAY

SF Pride Celebration in Civic Center, Saturday, June 26, 2010. Noon to 6:00 p.m. Performers and speakers include Brett Andrews, Jason Villalobos, Cheer SF, Carol Lund, DJ Hawthorne, DJ Santos and Robbie Martin. Main Stage full schedule.

Friends of the Pink Triangle: Installation & Commemoration of Pink Triangle: Installation of gigantic pink triangle on Twin peaks to educate others to what can happen when hatred and bigotry become law. 7am-10am Commemoration 10:30am, Free, Top of Twin Peaks.

Eden EDEN, Taste the Forbidden Fruit: Be transported into the Garden of Eden with 180 degree views overlooking the city. The Flyest Music. Hot Go-Gos. Drink Specials. Meet hot celesbians sponsored by Curve Magazine and Olivia Travel!, 9pm-3am, $20 Presale $25 Door $30 VIP Presale $35 VIP Door, 3rd Floor of the Historic Olivia Travel Building, 434 Brannan Street.

LGBTQ Family Brunch - Potluck: Calling all LGBTQ Families! The annual Pride Potluck Brunch. 10:30 am, Free, South Playground Civic Center, Larkin and Grove Street.

San Francisco Dyke March - Dyke Planet / Green Planet: Presenting a diverse dyke culture with a radical political edge, and marching through the Mission and Castro, over 50,000 strong. 3pm Rally; 7pm March, Dolores Park.

Pink Saturday, The Castro
Dare we say that Pink Saturday is quite possibly more fun than the actual Pride event?! This all-ages street party is always held on the Saturday night before the main Pride event, attracting more than half a million people ready to dance, frolic and flirt. Donations are encouraged and given to the incomparable Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.

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San Francisco Gay Pride Parade
Parade kicks off at 10:30 a.m. at Market St. & Beale and ends at Market & 8th St. Arrive early for a good viewing spot! Parade route

BackstreetboyssfprideSF Pride Celebration in Civic Center, Sunday, June 27, 2010. Noon to 7:00 p.m. Performers and speakers include Sharon McKnight, Hunter Valentine, Cleve Jones, Wicked, Zoe Dunning, Rose Royce, Martha Davis and The Motels, The Backstreet Boys, Andy Bell, Christina Simos, Foreverland and Dangerous Muse. Main Stage full schedule.

MASSIVE: 2nd Annual San Francisco Pride celebration for Bears, Chubs, Cubs, and Chasers. 6pm-Midnight, $5 till 8pm - $10 after 8pm, MIST, 316 11th St.

Sundance Saloon After Pride Country-Western Dance: Dance 'til you drop at this enormously popular After-Pride celebration. 6pm-11pm, $10, Hotel Whitcomb, 1231 Market St. at 8th St.

Freshsf FRESH @ Ruby Skye: San Francisco's hottest monthly T-Dance proudly featuring both world-class and up-and-comer DJs! Winner of EDGE awards "Best T-Dance", 6pm-12am, $25, Ruby Skye, 420 Mason Street.

Les Beaux - Une Soiree Pour Les Femmes: A nouveau dance party and popular afternoon event for women. 3pm-10pm, $10, SOM. 2925 Mission St.

SANCTUARY with DJs Alexander and Blaine Soileau. After-hours debauchery at San Francisco's world-famous 1015 Folsom. $20 advance. $30 door. 1015 folsom @ 6th st. 10pm - close.

BARS

Trigger
2338 Market Street
(between 16th St & Noe St)
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 551-2582
The Castro's newest multi-level club. Friendly bar staff, hot dancers and the best local underground house DJs.

Badlands Badlands
4121 18th Street
(between Castro St & Collingwood St)
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 626-9320
By far the Castro's most popular location for flirty local boys gyrating to the latest pop music videos. Cheap drinks and fun times!

Truck
1900 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
Mission District
(415) 252-0306
Founded by three local bartenders, the theme has an automotive/masculine vibe, with a pool table, pinball machine and live music. A great alternative to the jam-packed Castro bar scene.

 

Lime
2247 Market Street
(between 15th St & 16th St)
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 621-5256
A small and stylish ultra-modern bar/restaurant known for its rollicking Sunday brunch crowd, complete with edgy European pop music.

Toad Hall
4146 18th St
(between Castro St & Collingwood St)
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 621-2811
An ode to the original 70's era bar (featured in the film Milk). This nicely appointed video bar has some of the sexiest bartenders and an outdoor patio where you can smoke your brains out.

Baronchurch The Bar on Church
198 Church St
(between Reservoir St & Market St)
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 861-7499
Ever since moving from the original site on Castro Street, Bar on Church is still trying to get its mojo back. A variety of events held weekly, ranging from Top 40, Hip Hop and Dance.

The Edge
4149 18th St
(between Castro St & Collingwood St)
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 863-4027
A small dark and nostalgic venue, filled with manly men and stiff drinks. Woof!

Midnight Sun
4067 18th Street
(between Castro St & Hartford St)
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 861-4186
A great collection of music videos and timeless comedy. Four large screens to watch during "SF's Best Happy Hour."

Boybar The Cafe
2369 Market Street
(between 16th St & Noe St)
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 534-5840
The newly renovated Cafe hosts the popular Friday night Boy Bar. Get there early to avoid the long lines!

HOTEL

Parker Guest House
520 Church St
(between 17th St & Dorland St)
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 621-3222

Beck's Motor Lodge
2222 Market Street
(between 15th St & 16th St)
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 621-8212

Cliftlobby Clift Hotel
495 Geary St
(at Taylor St)
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 775-4700

W San Francisco
181 3rd St.
San Francisco CA 94103
(415) 777-5300

 

Hotel Diva
440 Geary St.
San Francisco CA 94102
1.800.828.6544

TIPS

Sffog There's a reason its called rapid transit! MUNI and BART are your fastest (and most reliable) options during Pride weekend. Driving around trying to find a parking spot or hailing an empty taxi cab will be next to impossible, so get familiar with the best public transportation systems on the West Coast.

Take a jacket when headed to the Civic Center festivities. Around 4pm, the world's biggest natural air conditioner turns on, and you'll be glad to have that extra layer of protection when the fog rolls in.


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