Journey down the Blue Greenway 

FRIDAY

Eating

Food:
The Broken Record is a dive bar in the Excelsior that serves amazing American food; the Texas toast, grits and pork fries are taste treats.

Drinking

Meet Your Mixologist:
Bartender Brian Galli’s exotic cocktails complement the menu at Aziza, one of The City’s most acclaimed eateries, known for its California-influenced Mediterranean and Moroccan dishes.

On the town

Pride concert:
Five LGBT ensembles perform in the 2011 Pride Concert, which salutes the past year's LGBT-rights advances. Local personality Trauma Flintstone emcees. [8 p.m., Everett Middle School, 450 Church St., S.F.]

Museum social: "Friday Nights at the de Young" welcomes Parisian chanteuse Betty Roi and her Kingtette. Also tonight: artists from the museum's fellows program. [6 to 8:45 p.m., de Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]


SATURDAY

A great bike ride

‘Ride the Blue Greenway’:
Journey down the Blue Greenway, a 13-mile greenway-waterway network on San Francisco’s southern waterfront. The ride will stop at six locations, as participants and hosts from the Neighborhood Parks Council and San Francisco Bicycle Coalition explore new visions for bicycle access. The free ride offers beathtaking views of the Bay and of natural spaces in The City’s southeast section. [10 a.m., meet at Warm Water Cove, 24th Street east of Illinois Street, S.F., www.sfbike.org]

Pride Weekend

Pride festival:
The 2011 San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration includes festivities at the Civic Center – exhibitors, performers, artists, DJs, dancing and more. [Noon to 6 p.m., Polk and Grove streets and thereabouts, S.F.]

Dyke march and rally: The 2011 San Francisco Dyke March departs from Dolores Park. A rally and performances lead things off. [Rally starts at 3 p.m.; march starts at 7 p.m.; 18th and Dolores streets, S.F.; www.thedykemarch.org]

Pride run: San Francisco FrontRunners presents its 2011 Pride Run, a 5K walk and 5K/10K run benefiting Bay Positives and Family Builders. Festivities accompany the run. [9 a.m., Polo Field, Golden Gate Park, S.F.; www.sfpriderun.org]

Variety

Sketch show:
The sketch-comedy group Killing My Lobster joins with the new-works company Z Space for "KMLZ," a sketch variety show created and performed in less than 50 hours. [7 and 10 p.m., Z Space, 450 Florida St., S.F.]

Movies

LGBT cinema:
The 2011 San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival continues through the weekend. Today's bill includes the documentary "Gen Silent" at 11 a.m. at the Victoria Theatre, 2961 16th St., and the campy dark comedy "Mangus" at 8:30 p.m. at the Castro Theatre, 429 Casto St., S.F. [11 a.m. onward; www.frameline.org]

Dance

Dance theater:
Carole Acuna and her dance company, Acuna Danza Teatro, present "Una Sequencia de Innovaciones," a flamenco-filled show about first occasions and new beginnings. [8 p.m., Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th St., S.F.]


SUNDAY

FORT MASON CENTER FARMERS MARKET TOP PICKS


  • Golden raspberries
  • Modesto apricots
  • Pluots
  • Rapini
  • Strawberries
  • Sweet lettuce mix  
  • White peaches


Note: Fort Mason Center and REI Bike Day, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., includes free bike adjustments, maps and adventure guides; www.fortmasoncenter.org.  


A great excursion

‘Sur Thing’:
Big Sur is among the world's most beautiful places to pitch a tent. The problem: Everyone knows it, and campground reservations fill up months in advance. Though it's not immune to crowds, Andrew Molera State Park is a good bet for an 11th-hour trip because it requires a one-third-mile walk to the 24 tent sites, and it doesn't take reservations. The campground is also a short hike from a two-mile-long beach (pictured) and hiking trails. Go big! [Visit WeekendSherpa.com to sign up for email about getting outdoors in Northern California]
 

Pride Weekend

Pride parade:
Sunday's Pride events include the Pride Parade. The celebration at the Civic Center rounds out the day. [Parade: 10:30 a.m., Market and Beale streets, S.F.; celebration: 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Polk and Grove streets and nearby, S.F.; www.sfpride.org]

Festivals

Jazz and hip hop:
The Stern Grove Festival welcomes the Jazz Mafia Symphony, whose sound fuses jazz, funk, hip hop, electronica and symphonic music. [2 p.m., Sigmund Stern Grove, Sloat Boulevard and 19th Avenue, S.F.]


Movies

Japanese cinema:
"Woman in the Dunes" (1964), Japanese filmmaker Hiroshi Teshigahara's international art-house sensation, screens at Viz Cinema. [2 p.m., 1746 Post St., S.F.]


Music

'Ring' series:
The San Francisco Opera presents "Gotterdammerung." The "Ring of the Nibelung" series reaches its climax with this world-premiere production. [1 p.m., War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]


Dance

Two dance shows:
The San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival presents a participatory event titled "Rising Up" (1 p.m.), and a multi-troupe matinee performance (3 p.m.). [Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St., S.F.]

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