August 24: 49ers vs. Chargers and other SF events

Something to read

The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload

By Daniel J. Levitin ($27.95)

As Americans today weather a daily deluge of information that was unthinkable a generation ago, the neuroscientist provides guidance for managing distractions and focusing on what matters.

Lend a hand

Girl power: The Girl Groups Flash Mob needs dancers for an October performance that will include songs by the Spice Girls, TLC and more. Today’s practice session covers En Vogue’s “Free Your Mind.” [3-5 p.m., Levey Studio, 19 Heron St., S.F.;]

Get outside

Sunday Streets: Pedal, roll or just stroll as vehicles are kicked off major Mission streets. [11 a.m.-4 p.m., Valencia Street between McCoppin Hub and 26th Street as well as 18th Street between Harrison and Guerrero streets, S.F.;]

Indian festival: The Festival of the Chariots marks India’s Ratha Yatra celebration, in which deities are transported on ornate chariots. Celebration at Sharon Meadow includes a free vegetarian feast, live music and art. [11 a.m. parade start, Transverse and John F. Kennedy Jr. drives, S.F.; 1 p.m. celebration, Sharon Meadow, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Palo Alto Festival of the Arts: The annual event features live music, art, family activities, food and more. [10 a.m.-6 p.m., University Avenue between High and Webster streets, S.F.;]

Park band: The Golden Gate Park Band celebrates Ukrainian-American Day. [1 p.m., Music Concourse, Golden Gate Park, S.F.] Music

Stern Grove Festival: The free summer concert series ends with British Invasion group The Zombies. Vetiver is the opening act. [2 p.m., Stern Grove, 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard, S.F.;]

1990s powerhouses: Nine Inch Nails are Soundgarden are co-headlining a summer tour. [7 p.m., Shoreline Amphitheatre, 1 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View]

Rock show: Shannon & The Clams are the main course on a bill that also includes POW!, Sulthan Bathery and Rock N Roll Adventure Kids. [9 p.m., Brick and Mortar Music Hall, 1710 Mission St., S.F.]

Family event

Musical Kipling: The FluxWagon presents a free performance of “O Best Beloved,” a musical stage adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s “Just So Stories.” [2 p.m., Noe Valley Town Square, 24th and Sanchez streets, S.F.]


Hempcon: The medical marijuana show presents exhibits and vendors as well as seminars about cannabis and related legal issues. [11 a.m.- 7 p.m., Cow Palace, 2600 Geneva Ave., Daly City;]


Anime special event: Four episodes of Osamu Tezuka’s classic 1980s cartoon “Astro Boy” screen. [2 p.m., Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., S.F.]


Campton Place: Live jazz music is on the brunch menu at the Union Square restaurant. Featured dishes include malted waffles with butter-roasted peaches and lobster-knuckle frittata with roasted mushrooms, arugula and goat cheese. [11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 340 Stockton St., S.F.; (415) 781-5555,]

NFL preseason

49ers vs. Chargers

1 p.m., KTVU (Ch. 2)

Colin Kaepernick and the first-string offense are expected to see their most extensive game action of the preseason as the Niners take on the San Diego Chargers at Levi’s Stadium.

Other sports

Baseball: The American champs take on the international winners in the title game of the Little League World Series. [1 p.m., KGO (Ch. 7)]

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