Good Sunday: June 6, 2010

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SOMETHING TO READ

The Place That Inhabits Us

Selected by Sixteen Rivers Press ($20)

The anthology includes 100 poems about what it’s like to live in the greater Bay Area. Compiled by members of a regional poetry collective named after the web of rivers that flow into the San Francisco Bay, the book’s entries are drawn from both a physical and metaphoric watershed.

BRUNCH

Waterbar: Chef Parke Ulrich’s brunch menu contains breakfast and lunch items and fresh sustainable seafood. Recent selections include “Fisherman’s Hash” with petrale sole, chorizo, caramelized onion and tomatillo salsa; fish and chips with beer-battered cod and yuzu remoulade; huevos rancheros with chili-glazed shrimp, tortillas and lime crema; and chocolate-almond sticky buns. [11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; 399 Embarcadero, S.F.; (415) 284-9922]

LEND A HAND

San Francisco AIDS Foundation: Volunteers are needed to help with bike parking and other tasks at the AIDS/LifeCycle ride kickoff. [4:30 to 8:30 a.m., Cow Palace, 2600 Geneva Ave., Daly City; RSVP: www.onebrick.org]

Surfrider Foundation: Volunteers are needed to help clean up San Francisco’s Ocean Beach. [10 a.m. to noon; details/RSVP: www.parksconservancy.org]

GET OUTSIDE

Local farming

Opening day: Fort Mason Center’s farmers market opens today and is set to continue as a Sunday feature. Fifty certified farmers take part. [9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Marina Boulevard at Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Pride Month

National Queer Arts Festival: “Imagine How Free We Can Get: A Radical Queer Walking Tour of the Mission” explores LGBT history in the neighborhood. [2 p.m., Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia St., S.F.]

Parks

Tango time: “Tango in the Square” returns to Union Square. Dance lessons and performances take place. Tangonero provides live music. [2 to 4 p.m., Post and Powell streets, S.F.]

Park band: The Golden Gate Park Band presents its Sunday concert. This week’s program: “Italian-American Day.” [1 p.m., Spreckles Temple of Music, Music Concourse, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Birding field trip: The Golden Gate Audubon Society hosts a birding field trip at the San Francisco Botanical Garden. [8 to 10:30 a.m., SFBG, Golden Gate Park, S.F.; info: www.goldengateaudubon.org]

Festivities

Dog day: Canine Companions for Independence, which provides assistance dogs for people with disabilities, is celebrating its 35th year. You can meet the dogs at the Union Street Festival. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., near Union and Fillmore streets, S.F.]

Jewish fair: The “Israel in the Gardens” fair celebrates the diversity of the Jewish community. Festivities include music, theater, film and food. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Yerba Buena Gardens, Esplanade, Third and Mission streets, S.F.]

Visual arts

Mission murals: Precita Eyes hosts “Mission Trail Mural Walks.” Tours feature dozens of murals in the Mission district’s Precita Park area. [11 and 1:30 p.m.; meet at Precita Eyes Mural Arts and Visitors Center, 2981 24th St., S.F.]

Home and garden

Sunset magazine holds its “Sunset Celebration Weekend,” a day of chefs, wine, music, and home and garden attractions. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunset Headquarters, 80 Willow Road, Menlo Park]

AROUND TOWN

Dance

Multimedia journey: Quixotic Dance Technologies presents “Google Woman: Images of Female,” a multimedia dance journey choreographed by Paris Wages. [2 p.m., Theater Artaud, 450 Florida St., S.F.]

National Queer Arts Festival: The Garage Allstars’ first installment is an all-dance program. FACT/SF, Labayen Dance, and Mannakin Theater and Dance perform. [8 p.m., the Garage, 975 Howard St., S.F.]

Movies

Japanese cinema: Viz Cinema presents “Untold Legends,” a series of four crime-noir films directed by Akira Kurosawa. Screening today: “Drunken Angel” (1948), starring Toshiro Mifune. [Noon, Viz Cinema, 1746 Post St., S.F.]

Music

Comedic cabaret: Theater singer and comedic cabaret artist Maureen McVerry presents “Verry McVerry,” her ever-evolving cabaret show. [7 p.m., Eureka Theatre, 215 Jackson St., S.F.]

Alt-country band: Luther Wright and the Wrongs, a Canadian alternative-country band, perform at Cafe Du Nord. [8 p.m., 2170 Market St., S.F.]

Exhibitions

Deco days: More than 150 exhibitors take part in the 2010 Art Deco and Modernism Sale. Fare includes furniture, pottery, books, clothing and jewelry. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Concourse Exhibition Center, 635 Eighth St., S.F.]

Parenting

Baby fever: The San Francisco Birth & Baby Fair welcomes new and expecting parents. Look for maternity and baby-item sales, resource reps, workshops and more. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Herbst Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, S.F.]

Literary events

Chef conversations: Chefs Elizabeth Falkner (“Demolition Desserts”) and Barbara Lynch (“Stir”) talk about their new books. [3 p.m., Omnivore Books on Food, 3885a Cesar Chavez St., S.F.]

GAME OF THE DAY

NBA FINALS

Celtics at Lakers

5 p.m., ABC (KGO, Ch. 7)

Kobe Bryant and the Lakers look to pick up a key win in Game 2 of the NBA finals before the series heads to Boston for Games 3-5.

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

Baseball: The Giants close out a three-game series with the Pittsburgh Pirates. [10:35 a.m., PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Comcast SportsNet Bay Area]

Tennis: The two men left standing in the French Open battle it out for the championship. [6 a.m., Roland Garros, Paris, NBC (KNTV, Ch. 11)]

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