Happy belated National Bourbon Day! God bless America!!
Father's Day at Lake Chalet
Dad, meet crawdad: To celebrate Father's Day on Sunday, June 17, Lake Chalet (1520 Lakeside Dr., Oakland) is hosting its first-ever all-you-can-eat Louisiana-style Crawfish Boil. Think pink and get cracking as crawfish, potatoes, corn, vegetables, bread, and more will be served outdoors on the restaurant's private dock to the tune of live Cajun and zydeco music. Lake Merritt pinch-hits for the bayou. 3 p.m., $35 (reservations required). 510-208-5253 or DadsLakeChaletCrawfishBoil.Eventbrite.com — Anneli Rufus
Bay Area Derby Girls "Coastal Clash" Doubleheader
Whichever of the four Bay Area Derby Girls teams you favor — the Richmond Wrecking Belles, the Berkeley Resistance, the San Francisco ShEvil Dead, or the Oakland Outlaws — you can catch them all at the league's final double header of the season on Saturday, June 16. The contest pits Berkeley against Richmond and Oakland against San Francisco — and determines which roller derby team will face off against the undefeated ShEvil Dead in a fierce championship bout on Saturday, Aug. 4. At the Craneway Pavilion (1414 Harbour Way South, Richmond). 6 p.m.; $17-$35, kids under 5 free. 510-215-6000 or BayAreaDerbyGirls.com — Cassie McFadden
Richmond Junetenth Festival
George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic will disembark from their mothership this Saturday afternoon in Richmond to serve up a set of fantasy-filled funk, including such classics "Flash Light," "One Nation Under a Groove," "Aqua Boogie," "(Not Just) Knee Deep," and "Atomic Dog." The legendary band is headlining the city of Richmond's most ambitious celebration ever of Juneteenth, an African American tradition that commemorates the date in 1865 when slaves in Texas belatedly learned of their emancipation. The free outdoor event also features performances by the Original Kingdom Travelers, Roy McCoy and the Luther Vandross Tribute Band, Michael Nelson, Robin Williams and the Praise Choir, the Unity Mime Dancers, the Originalz, and 2006 "Showtime at the Apollo" contestant Nicole "But-tah" Pearson. It happens Saturday, June 16, 11:30 a.m.- 6 p.m., at Nicholl Park (33rd and MacDonald Ave., Richmond). RichmondCAJuneteenth.org — Lee Hildebrand
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