S.F. Pride Is Here! Celebrate With This Trio Of Thursday Events

Although the big events don't hit until this weekend, San Francisco's Pride 2011 is already on! What can you do to celebrate the freedom-flaunting throw-down? Check out our top three picks for tonight's events and head over to the official S.F. Pride site for a complete lineup.

A Truly Fabulous NightLife
Nightlife at the Academy of Sciences is even more festive this time around with a Pride theme, music by local gay icon Miss Juanita MORE, a "Tranimal" contest, drag show, rainbow-hued cocktails, and much more!

Price: $12
When: Thursday, June 23, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park; 415-379-8000.


Good Vibrations Art Opening
Celebrate the work of famed sex-positive photographer Phyllis Christopher while you meet the artist, browse Good Vibrations sex toys, and snack on wine and hors d'oeuvres.
Price: Free!
When: Thursday, June 23, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Good Vibrations Polk Street, 1620 Polk Street (at Sacramento Street); 415-345-0400.

Street Power: The Story of San Francisco’s Vanguard

Freedom-fighting legends Joey Plaster, Mia Tu Mutch, and Reverend Megan Rohrer present their oral histories along with multimedia that draw parallels between the Vanguard and today's gay rights organizations.
Price: $5 suggested donation
When: Thursday, June 23, 7-9 p.m.
Where: GLBT History Museum, 4127 18th Street (between Castro and Collingwood streets); 415-621-1107.

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