Bears And Bollywood Dominate The Castro This Weekend

Bears And Bollywood Dominate The Castro This Weekend
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By Roy - Published on November 07, 2014.
Things are looking a bit light as far as what to do in the Castro this weekend, but we've got a few events lined up that we think you might enjoy.
Jesse Hawthorne presents his monthly MiDNiTES for MANiACS double feature film evening with tonight's screenings being a Cassevetes family double feature. Selections include father John Cassavetes' Minnie and Moskowitz and son Nick Cassavetes' The Notebook, starring Ryan Gosling and Rachel MacAdams. The melodrama starts at 7:20pm at the Castro Theatre. Bring tissues. 

Saturday Night
Get ready for Bollywood in the Castro at the San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival. The Castro Theatre will be host to four of the festival's films including Fandry, Upaj, Dukhtar, and Queen. A reception will be held just before the showing of Queen. Pick up your tickets here.

Sunday is for the bears, with three events in the Castro celebrating San Francisco Bear Pride. The first is the Lady Bear Parade and Picnic starting with a 12:30pm march from Market and Castro led by the burly, bristly, babe bear herself, Lady Bear. Marchers will head down to Dolores Park with a blanket and picnic lunch and trade barbs with the Lady(est) of Bears.

Head back into the Castro and over to the Castro Theatre at 3pm for the Mean Girls 10th Anniversary screening. Peaches Christ is hosting the event as part of Bear Pride and is having a Q&A session with Daniel Franzese, who plays Lindsay Lohan's "too gay to function" sidekick Damien in the cult classic.

Wrap up Bear Pride by sticking around the theatre for straight-talk, laughs and advice from comedian Ross Matthews at 8pm.

That's all we've got for this weekend. Did we miss something? Let us know in the comments.