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June 18-19: North Beach Festival, SF Black Film Festival, Queer Summer of Love Picnic, Lucky Specials, Broadway Bares, Minimalists, Karen Dionne

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The North Beach Festival offers art for sale as well as entertainment, food and the blessing of the animals. (Courtesy photo)


North Beach Festival: The 63rd annual free event offers 125 arts and crafts booths, gourmet food, two stages of entertainment, Italian street painting, kid’s chalk art and the 2 p.m. blessing of the animals at the Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., near Grant Avenue, Columbus Avenue, Broadway, Green and Vallejo streets, S.F.]

S.F. Black Film Festival Veterans Tribute: The free presentation features screenings of “Afro-Germany,” “Rolling in the Deep,” “Never Looked So Good,” “Brown Babies,” “Love Separated in Life…Love Reunited in Honor” and “Veterans Don’t Serve Alone-The Impact of Military Service on Families.” [2 p.m., Marines Memorial Theatre, 609 Sutter St., S.F.]

Queer Summer of Love Picnic & Dance: Calamus Fellowship co-presents the free celebration of the Summer of Love’s 50th anniversary and the LGBT community’s ongoing revolution. [Noon to 5 p.m., National AIDS Memorial Grove, Nancy Pelosi and Bowling Green drives, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Lucky Specials: The film about a small-time South African guitarist and his friends trying to hit big, which also tackles the region’s tuberculosis crisis, screens in the San Francisco Black Film Festival. [Noon, African American Art & Culture Complex, 762 Fulton St., S.F.]

Open Cockpit Day: Visitors are invited to sit in and be the commander in famous aircraft including Skywarrior, A-4 Skyhawk, A-7 Corsair, Harrier, and Mig-15. [Noon to 4 p.m., Oakland Aviation Museum, 8252 Earhart Road, Oakland]

Sunday Pig Roast: Presidio Social Club begins its 11th annual Sunday summer menu, a $45 three-course meal with a “Pig Plate” main course of pork cuts and crispy skin, butter lettuce salad and pineapple upside down cake. [5 to 9 p.m., 563 Ruger St., S.F.]

Kelucharan Keerti Sampradaya Festival: The celebration of the life and work of Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra features the U.S. premiere of his dance ballet “Balya Leela,” an Eastern Indian dance telling stories of young Lord Krishna. [4:30 p.m., Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto]

Broadway Bares: Subtitled “ManuSTRIPT: Literary Tales with Happy Endings,” the strip show benefiting AIDS service organizations features Empress Mercedez Munro and reality star Cassandra Cass. [9 p.m., DNA Lounge, 375 11th St., S.F.]

The Minimalists: Best-selling authors Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus appear on their “Less is More” tour. [7:30 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]


Karen Dionne: The Michigan-based novelist speaks about “The Marsh King’s Daughter,” her breakout book about a child abductor who escapes from prison, and described by Cosmopolitan as “a nail-biter perfect for ‘Room’ fans.” [7 p.m., Bookshop West Portal, 80 West Portal Ave., S.F.]

Yellowman: Lorraine Hansberry Theatre presents a staged reading of the 1960s-set play about the tragic love story between a dark-skinned black woman and a light-skinned black man in an event also featuring a reception to say farewell to retiring artistic director Steven Anthony Jones. [7 p.m., African American Art & Culture Complex, 762 Fulton St., S.F.].

What in Tarnation?: The American farce written and directed by Jeff Bedillion describes what happens when two lesbians try to get married in a Baptist church in a Southern town called Tarnation. [8 p.m., EXIT Theatre, 156 Eddy St., S.F.]

Invincible Czars: The eclectic music ensemble known for bold live performances accompanies a screening of the 1920 silent film classic “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde” with John Barrymore. [7 p.m., Alamo Drafthouse, 2550 Mission St., S.F.]

Bold. Brave. Bright.: The benefit for Theatre Bay Area features American Conservatory Theater’s Carey Perloff and Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s Tony Taccone in conversation with California Shakespeare Theater’s Eric Ting as well as performances from upcoming local productions of “Seussical” and “The Four Immigrants.” [6:30 p.m., Z Space, 450 Florida St., S.F.]

Margaret Casterline Bowen: The co-author of “Jersey Gold: The Neward Overland Company’s Trek To California, 1849,” speaks about her highly researched account of Gold Rush era men driven by money and touched by personal scandal and tragedy. [7 p.m., Books Inc., 2251 Chestnut St., S.F.]

Jennifer Doudna: The award-winning UC Berkeley biologist discusses “A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution” in a City Arts and Lectures presentation. [7:30 p.m., Nourse, 275 Hayes St., S.F.]

Kate Willett: The comic releases her album “Glass Gutter”in a show also featuring standup from Matt Lieb, Allison Mick, Trevor Hill, Aviva Siegel, Luna Malbroux and Samantha Gilweit. [8 p.m., Doc’s Lab, 124 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

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