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August 3: Juicy J and other SF events

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Something to read

The Closer: A Baseball Love Story

By Alan Mindell ($14.95)

A minor-league pitcher specializing in knuckleballs, a tricky low-spin pitch, gets a shot at the major leagues in the debut novel from a UC Berkeley graduate.

Lend a hand

Day on the farm: Pitch in at Alemany Farm, which needs volunteers to harvest and distribute fruits and veggies. [Noon to 5 p.m., 700 Alemany Blvd., S.F.; (415) 624-9934, www.alemanyfarm.org]

Get outside

Tour de Peninsula: The San Mateo County Parks Foundation is hosting the scenic Tour de Peninsula. There are four ride options: 2-6 miles for kids, 20 miles for beginners, 31 miles for intermediate cyclists and 63 miles for advanced riders. [Start times and courses vary; visit www.supportparks.org or call (650) 321-1638]

Golden Gate dash: The Station Golden Gate Heritage Run leads participants on a 12K race starting at Sausalito’s Coast Guard Station across the bridge to the Fort Point Coast Guard station, then back to Sausalito. A 5K run is also available. [7 a.m., 435 Murray Circle, Sausalito]

Bird-watching walk: Docents Helen

McKenna and Allan Ridley lead a free monthly bird-watching trek for beginners. [8 a.m., San Francisco Botanical Garden, 1260 Ninth Ave., S.F.]

Japantown festival: The last day of the Nihonmachi Street Fair features food, music, a co-ed basketball tournament and more. [10 a.m., Post and Webster streets, S.F.]


Stern Grove Festival: Andrew Bird and The Hands of Glory blend early jazz, country, blues and more. Progressive jazz band Tiny Resistors opens the free show. [2 p.m., Stern Grove, 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard, S.F.]

Rap concert: Juicy J, formerly of the Academy Award-winning group Three 6 Mafia, performs songs from his first solo album, “Stay Trippy,” and more. [9 p.m., Ruby Skye, 420 Mason St., S.F.]

Jazz show at the bookstore: Sherri Roberts sings jazz classics and “unusual standards” backed by a three-piece band. [4:30 p.m., Bird & Beckett Books and Records, 653 Chenery St., S.F.]


Impressionist art: The “Intimate Impressionism from the National Gallery of Art,” exhibit, featuring works by Degas, Cezanne, Renoir and more, completes its run. [9:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m., Legion of Honor, 100 34th Ave., S.F.]


Twister: Forward Motion hosts a giant game of Twister at Dolores Park — except with fresh paint. And water balloons. And squirt guns. Participants will get messy. [11 a.m., 19th and Dolores streets, S.F.; www.facebook.com/ForwardMotionSF]


Go ape: The Dark Room Theater screens “Planet of the Apes” (1968) as part of its Bad Movie Night series. [8 p.m., 2263 Mission St., S.F.]


Lovejoy’s Tea Room: The Church Street institution, which also has a Peninsula outpost in Pacifica, features traditional tea services with scones, cucumber sandwiches and more, as well as pub favorites such as shepherd’s pie and sausage rolls. [11 a.m.-6 p.m., 1351 Church St., S.F.; (415) 648-5895, www.lovejoystearoom.com]

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