Get your flute on at the S.F. International Flute Festival 

click to enlarge Flute celebration: The two-day San Francisco International Flute Festival begins. Performers include Mario Caroli, Nicole Esposito, Viviana Guzman (pictured), Christina Jennings, Linda Lukas and Gary Schocker; contests, master classes, workshops and vendors also are on the bill. - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • Flute celebration: The two-day San Francisco International Flute Festival begins. Performers include Mario Caroli, Nicole Esposito, Viviana Guzman (pictured), Christina Jennings, Linda Lukas and Gary Schocker; contests, master classes, workshops and vendors also are on the bill.

FRIDAY

Black cinema:
The 2012 San Francisco Black Film Festival kicks off with festivities. Opening-night feature: Robert Townsend’s “In the Hive.” [6 p.m., Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, 450 Post St., S.F.; www.sfbff.org]

SATURDAY

A great festival

Flute celebration:
The two-day San Francisco International Flute Festival begins. Performers include Mario Caroli, Nicole Esposito, Viviana Guzman (pictured), Christina Jennings, Linda Lukas and Gary Schocker; contests, master classes, workshops and vendors also are on the bill. [9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., S.F. Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., S.F.]

Fairs and festivals

Juneteenth fest:
San Francisco’s Juneteenth festivities, celebrating African-American heritage, begin. Saturday events include a festival (11 a.m. to 7 p.m., S.F. Fillmore district) and a parade (11 a.m.; starts at 762 Fulton St., S.F. )[www.sfjuneteenth.org]

Cannolis and Kerouac: The 2012 North Beach Festival begins. Italian and Beat cultures flavor the celebration, which features crafts, music, food and street painting. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Columbus and Grant avenues, and nearby blocks, S.F.]

San Mateo County Fair: Pig races, other contests and crafts including making a Father’s Day card are in the lineup. Today’s concert: Night Ranger at 7:30 p.m. [11 a.m. to 10 p.m, County Fairgrounds, 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo]

Literary arts

Full Bloom:
The Mechanics’ Institute hosts its 2012 Bloomsday celebration. Festivities include dramatic readings from James Joyce’s “Ulysses” and other works, plus Irish music and dance. [7 p.m., 57 Post St., S.F.; RSVP: rsvp@milibrary.org]

Poetry: S.F. beat Ricardo Luna, who calls his poems “lunatry,” presents a free reading. [3 p.m., Celtic Coffee Company, 142 McCallister St., S.F.]

Food and drink

Pinot wines:
Pinot Days San Francisco presents its Grand Festival, a tasting where more than 150 winemakers, representing every major domestic pinot noir region, pour their products. [2 to 5 p.m., Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

SUNDAY

Fort Mason farmers market top picks

  • Bing cherries
  • Blueberries
  • Organic donut peaches
  • Orchid varieties  
  • Summer squash

— www.fortmason.org

Fair and festivals

Native arts:
The Native Contemporary Arts Festival features music and dance performances, plus crafts for kids. Performers include Jesus Cortes’ Deer Dance. [Noon to 3 p.m., Yerba Buena Gardens, 770 Mission St., S.F.]

Music

Jazz group:
Bassist Christian McBride performs with his big band. The group’s 2011 album, “The Good Feeling,” received a Grammy Award for Large Jazz Ensemble Performance. [7 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

A great bike ride

‘Murals in the Mission’:
Precita Eyes Muralists host the three-hour guided bike tour, covering 35 years of Mission District murals made by the organization’s artists. Bring a bike, snacks, water and $15 for admission. Reservations are recommended: email tours@precitaeyes.org or call (415) 285-2287. [Noon to 3 p.m., meet at Precita Eyes, 2981 24th St., S.F.]

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