Before and After the Parade: Arts Events to Check Out on Pride Weekend in San Francisco

If you're one of the thousands of people visiting San Francisco for Pride on June 23 and June 24 and adding a day or two to your trip, it's a great time to check out all the arts the City has to offer. Here are just a few suggestions for your visit!

Ziggy Marley at Stern Grove Festival: June 24


One of late reggae king Bob Marley’s sons, the Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and bandleader Ziggy Marley brings contemporary touches to the Jamaican tradition. The show opens with Brazilian singer Flavia Coelho, who spices her samba with reggae and rap.  Starts at 2pm - learn more here.

Reading Room at Root Division: June 6-30


Featuring works by Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo, The Canaries, Ricki Dwyer, Nikki Green, Linda Montano, Museum of Woman, Grace Rosario Perkins, Cristen Clifford, Annie Sprinkle, Elizabeth Stephens, Julie Tolentino and Stephanie Young, this exhibition interrogates race and the gender essentialism of feminism from within and outside its movements.  See details.


San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus - "Unbreakable": June 22 and 23


To wrap up its 40th anniversary season, the SF Gay Men's Chorus presents Tony Award-nominated composer Andrew Lippa's groundbreaking world premiere work that takes audiences on a musical journey through the gay experience in America over the last 12 decades. With soprano Lisa Vroman, Broadway's Britney Coleman and tenor Marcus J. Paige.  Learn more.

See all the arts events around SF Pride Weekend on our comprehensive calendar.