Kool & The Gang play the first concert of Stern Grove’s 80th season of free shows. (Courtesy photo)

June 25-26: Kool & The Gang, SF Pride, Vireo screening marathon, Manzanita Falls, Indian Jazz Journey, Lucky Chow screening, Kaze, Michelle Tea


Kool & The Gang: The classic soul group kicks off the 80th season of admission-free concerts: Oakland-based soul-and-blues man Quinn DeVeaux opens. [2 p.m., Sigmund Stern Grove, 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard, S.F.]

2017 San Francisco Pride Parade and Celebration: The 46-year-old event, with the theme “For Racial and Economic Equality,” includes more than 200 parade contingents traveling down Market Street, ending at Eighth Street, near Civic Center Pride exhibitors and festivities that continue until 6 p.m. [Starts at 10:30 a.m., Market and Beale streets, S.F.]

Vireo screening marathon: Subtitled “The Spiritual Biography of a Witch’s Accuser,” the episodic made-for-TV opera by composer Lisa Bielawa and librettist Erik Ehn visits locations across the country and features singers Deborah Voigt, Laurie Rubin, Gregory Purnhagen, as well as Rowen Sabala as the title character. [2 p.m., Fort Mason Center, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Manzanita Falls: The Santa Rosa indie band, which counts Death Cab for Cutie as a primary influence, plays to release its second full-length album “Abilene.” [9 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

Lucky Chow Season 2 screening: Danielle Chang, creator of the Asian food festival Luckyrice, comes home to host a 21-and-older party to release the second season of her acclaimed PBS show, “Lucky Chow.” [6 p.m., China Live, 644 Broadway]

Golden Gate Park Band: Michael L. Wirgler directs the group in a concert particularly for families of “great music of the Disney vaults.” [1 p.m., Bandshell, Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Indian Jazz Journey: Jazz saxophone virtuoso George Brooks and Indian classical music visionary Mahesh Kale unite for a collaboration that “transcends cultural and musical barriers.” [4 p.m., Dinkelspiel Auditorium, 471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford University]

Kaze: Japanese pianist Satoko Fujii and trumpeter Kappa Maki join with French trumpeter Christian Bezos and drummer Peter Ménard to create “free jazz at its most creative and powerful.” [7 p.m., Maybeck Studio for the Performing Arts, 1537 Euclid Ave., Berkeley]


Michelle Tea
: The Bay Area favorite, an award-winning memoir writer, editor, feminist and activist, reads from her latest volume, “Modern Tarot: Connecting with Your Higher Self Through the Wisdom of the Card.” [7 p.m., Dog Eared Books, 489 Castro St., S.F.]

My Jerusalem: The indie band describes its album “A Little Death” as “reminiscent of something between Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and Echo and the Bunnymen.” [8:30 p.m., Café du Nord, 2170 Market St., S.F.]

My Neighbor Totoro: GKIDS and Fathom Events kick off Studio Ghibli Fest 2017, a six-film monthly series of anime masterpieces, with the studio’s first title, the family classic by Hayao Miyazaki. [7 p.m., Van Ness 14, 1000 Van Ness Ave., S.F.; Century 9, 845 Market St., S.F.; Daly City 20, 1901 Junipero Serra Blvd., Daly City]

Not on Our Watch-How the Bay Area Stands United
: Activists and immigration rights experts Ju Hong, Marielena Hinapie and Raha Jorjani discuss how Bay Area residents can work together to protect and defend immigrants in the community. [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

End All Mondays!
: The Depth Charge rock concert features headliner The Truants, Sweeping Exits from Portland and Mystic Priestess. [9 p.m., El Rio, 3158 Mission St., S.F.]

Rosecrans Baldwin, Amelia Gray: Baldwin reads from “The Last Kid Left,” a novel“involving the precarious lives of two teens, a small-town sheriff, a retired big-city co, and an aspiring young journalist”; and Gray discusses “Isadora,” a fictional interpretation of modern dance pioneer Isadora Duncan. [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

The Komedy Kiki
: The fourth-Monday-of-the-month comedy showcase features Jennifer Dronsky, Dominique Gelin, Natasha Muse, Lucy The Slut and Rudy Ortiz. [8 p.m., Stud, 399 Ninth St., S.F.]

Lydia Pense and Cold Blood
: The blues belter and horn band have been playing their own brand of funk-soul and R&B (which came to be known as “East Bay Grease”) for decades. [8 p.m., Yoshi’s, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland]

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