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5 things to do this July 4th

1) Parades
Even though it’s a national holiday, the Fourth of July is really all about community. Small towns especially seem to shine with civic pride on this day. And what better way to celebrate than with a tiny-flag-flying, marching-band-playing, politician-waving, candy-tossing, drunk-shriner-fez-wearing parade. There’s lots to choose from in whatever part of the Bay Area you happen to live. Continue reading 5 things to do this July 4th

Procrastinator’s guide to the weekend (June 23-24)

Pride week/end is one of those times where I kind of wish I were gay. This is San Francisco’s biggest party of the year, our Mardi Gras, a wild and wacky celebration of the wonderful world of LGBT (and sometimes Y not!). There’s a few events during the week, such as the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, but the action gets ramped up with countless events on the weekend. For starters, on Saturday morning you can help install the giant pink triangle at Twin Pinks just below the huge radio tower, while the Dyke March festivities get going in and around Dolores Park at noon (with the actual march at 6pm). The Pink Saturday block party in the Castro starts 5pm, or check out one of the Lady Gaga flash mobs in locations around town. The main/official SF Pride celebration takes place Saturday (noon-6pm) and especially Sunday (11am-6:30pm) throughout the Civic Center area of downtown, with multiple stages featuring musical acts, performances and speeches, while the Pride Parade starts 10:30am Sunday down Market. After hours parties abound. Continue reading Procrastinator’s guide to the weekend (June 23-24)