Celebrate this Father's Day with The California Academy of Sciences 

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Around Town

Science

National Geek Dad Day: The California Academy of Sciences celebrates the holiday with weather vane workshops, nanotechnology investigations and other fun activities. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 55 Music Concourse Drive, S.F.]

Marine life

Deal for dads: Aquarium of the Bay offers free admission to dads and granddads. Family events include a tour to meet some tank-dwelling “dads.” [9 a.m. to 8 p.m., The Embarcadero at Beach Street, S.F.]

Dance

World music: The San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival presents its third weekend. Troupes perform dances from China, Cuba, Hawaii, India, Korea, Peru and other places. [3 p.m., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 700 Howard St., S.F.]

Music

Cumbia artist: Mexican singer-composer-accordionist Celso Piña performs in San Francisco. Piña is a pioneer in the mixing of tropical sounds and a notable figure in cumbia musica. [8 p.m., the Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

Fairs and festivals

Ferlinghetti and meatballs: The North Beach Festival continues through the weekend. Italian- and Beat-flavored arts, food and activities make up the celebration. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Columbus and Grant avenues, and nearby blocks, S.F.]

Juneteenth fest: San Francisco Juneteenth, celebrating African-American heritage, continues. [11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Fillmore Street between Geary Boulevard and
McAllister Street, S.F.]

Parks and gardens

Art sale: The Artists Guild of San Francisco, the oldest outdoor art collective in the country, holds an exhibition and sale in Yerba Buena Gardens. [9 a.m. to 5 p.m., East
Garden, Third and Minna streets, S.F.]

Park band: The Golden Gate Park Band presents its weekly concert. “Under the Big Top” is today’s program. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Music Concourse, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Something to Read

Father’s Day
By Buzz Bissinger ($26)
Subtitled “A Journey into the Mind & Heart of My Extraordinary Son,” the poignant memoir by the Pulitzer Prize winner and author of “Friday Night Lights” tells the story of Zach, his child with special needs.

Movies

LGBT cinema: Frameline 36, the 2012 San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, is under way. Today’s films include “Strong,” a documentary about weightlifter Cheryl Haworth, at 11:30 a.m. at the Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., S.F. [Multiple venues; www.frameline.org]

Black cinema: The 2012 San Francisco Black Film Festival showcases film artists of African descent. Today’s films include “Ghett’A Life,” a Jamaican story, at 5:30 p.m. at the African American Art and Culture Complex, 762 Fulton St., S.F. [Multiple venues; www.sfbff.org]

Brunch
Butterfly: Chef Robert Lam’s brunch menu features Asian-inspired cuisine. Appetizers include fire-fried calamari and tempura-fried squash blossoms. Items include egg dishes, a red and white chowder duo, a Wagyu cheeseburger and wok-seared garlic noodles. Recommended today: the house-smoked salmon Benedict with English muffins, crushed avocado and tobiko hollandaise. [Begins at 11 a.m.; Pier 33, S.F.; (415) 864-8999]

Lend A Hand
Scrap: Scroungers’ Center for Reusable Art Parts needs volunteers to roll fabric, sort and package materials, reorganize aisles and help maintain the warehouse. [10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 801 Toland St., S.F.; www.onebrick.org]

Get Outside

Fairs and festivals

Ferlinghetti and meatballs: The North Beach Festival continues through the weekend. Italian- and Beat-flavored arts, food and activities make up the celebration. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Columbus and Grant avenues, and nearby blocks, S.F.]

Juneteenth fest: San Francisco Juneteenth, celebrating African-American heritage, continues. [11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Fillmore Street between Geary Boulevard and
McAllister Street, S.F.]

Parks and gardens

Art sale: The Artists Guild of San Francisco, the oldest outdoor art collective in the country, holds an exhibition and sale in Yerba Buena Gardens. [9 a.m. to 5 p.m., East
Garden, Third and Minna streets, S.F.]

Park band: The Golden Gate Park Band presents its weekly concert. “Under the Big Top” is today’s program. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Music Concourse, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Game of the Day

U.S. Open
1 p.m., NBC (KNTV, Ch. 11)
San Francisco’s first major since 1998 concludes at the Olympic Club, with one golfer taking home the hardware.

Other Highlights

Baseball: The Giants finish up a three-game set in Seattle against the Mariners before heading south for more interleague action. [1:10 p.m., Safeco Field, Seattle, Comcast SportsNet Bay Area]

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