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Arts & Culture

Weekend Go-Tos for July 16, 2015

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Tenderloin Museum opens with a panel about the 1966 Compton’s Cafeteria riot.";

Tonight is opening night for the The Tenderloin Museum, and they’re celebrating with a panel discussion titled ‘The Screaming Queens, Then and Now,’ featuring transgender activists Tamara Ching, VeronikaFimbres, and filmmakers Susan Stryker & Victor Silverman. 

The event starts at 6:30 p.m., at the Tenderloin Museum on Eddy Street at Leavenworth in San Francisco. Full details can be found at tenderloinmuseum.org.

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Soloist at the Golden Gate International Choral Festival.

In its 24th year, The Golden Gate International Youth Choral Festival continues to welcome youth choirs from all over the world to perform and compete in venues around the Bay Area. This Friday, you can catch an afternoon of gospel and contemporary music, performed by festival participants, at the First Congregational Church on Channing Way in Berkeley. The first performance begins at 1:10 p.m., and music continues until 5:30 p.m. For more information, head to goldengatefestival.org.

 

 

 

 

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Champion competitive eater, Matt Stonie, celebrates this weekend with a parade in San Jose.

Also on Friday afternoon, San Jose will be host to a parade for Bay Area native Matt Stonie, who earlier this month, ate 62 hot dogs, winning Coney Island's long-running hot dog eating contest. The champion will be honored tomorrow starting at 2:00 p.m. at the San Pedro Square Market in San Jose. Expect to see folks in their favorite hot-dog related costumes, including a few dressed up dachshunds, marching bands, dance groups, and more. 

 

 

 

If you’re a bike enthusiast with old timey inclinations, you might be pleased to hear that the Vintage Bicycle Hop is returning to Alameda this weekend. There will be live music performances, awards, and probably a banana seat or two. The event kicks off at 3:00 p.m. at the Forbidden Island Tiki Lounge on Lincoln Avenue in Alameda. It is a free event, but you must be at least 21 years old to attend.

Is there an event happening this weekend that you'd like folks to know about? Feel free to add it below in the comments section.