Zoppe

Zoppe

August 4: Body percussion and more S.F. events

SOMETHING TO READ

The Gravity of Birds

By Tracy Guzeman ($25)

The Bay Area writer's first novel – about “the way the past unravels the present” – tells the story of an art authenticator and art historian who discover devastating secrets two sisters have kept from each other.

LEND A HAND

San Francisco Fringe Festival: Volunteers are needed to perform ticket-selling, ushering, flyer-posting and other work for the annual theater festival, which takes place Sept. 6 to Sept. 21 this year. [Details: www.sffringe.org]

GET OUTSIDE

Fairs and festivals

Asian fair: The Nihonmachi Street Fair, celebrating Asian Pacific cultures and communities, is happening in Japantown. Festivities include music, dance, art and food. [11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Post and Webster streets and thereabouts, S.F.]

Taste this: “SF Chefs 2013,” a festival celebrating local culinary stars, ends today. Events include a blind wine tasting with top sommeliers (10 a.m.). [Union Square (333 Post St.) and thereabouts, S.F.; www.sfchefsfoodwine.com]

Concerts

American music: Rock and folk legend Bob Dylan brings his “Americanarama” tour to the Shoreline Amphitheatre. Supporting acts include Wilco. [5:30 p.m., 1 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View]

Stern Grove: The Stern Grove Festival welcomes funk and soul star Shuggie Otis. The Relatives, a psychedelic, funk and gospel band, open. [2 p.m., Sigmund Stern Grove, Sloat Boulevard and 19th Avenue, S.F.]

AROUND TOWN

Parks and gardens

Outdoor theater: The San Francisco Mime Troupe presents “Oil &Water,” its summer park production. Two one-act musicals about dangerous energy practices make up the show. [2 p.m., Yerba Buena Gardens, 770 Mission St., S.F.]

Park band: The Golden Gate Park Band presents its weekly concert. Today's program: “A Space Odyssey.” [1 p.m., Music Concourse, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Bird walk: “Birding at the Garden,” a docent-led bird-watching amble, takes place at the San Francisco Botanical Garden. About 40 species are spotted on this monthly walk. [8 a.m.; meet at front gate, 1199 Ninth Ave., Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Music

Chinese music: The California Chinese Orchestra presents its 2013 “Chinese Music Fundraising Concert.” Traditional Chinese music and Cantonese operas are on the bill. [12:30 p.m., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 700 Howard St., S.F.]

Body music: Percussionist and dancer Keith Terry performs a program of body music – chest slaps, cheek pops, clapping, stepping and more – with his group, Corposonic. [7:30 p.m., SFJazz Center, 201 Franklin St., S.F.]

Dead certain: Jerry Day festivities celebrate the music and legacy of Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia. Performers include Melvin Seals and JGB. [11:30 a.m., Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, McLaren Park, 45 John F. Shelley Drive, S.F.]

Museums

Graphic novelist: The Cartoon Art Museum presents “Will Eisner: Father of the Graphic Novel.” Art from seven graphic novels by Eisner, a top force in the development of sequential art, is on view. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 655 Mission St., S.F.]

Dance

Belly dance: Suhaila Dance Company presents “Enta (You Are) Omri (My Life),” a work featuring belly dance, Middle Eastern music and themes of love and loss. [3 p.m., Southside Theater, Building D, Fort Mason Center, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Movies

Jewish cinema: The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival continues. Today's bill includes a cartoonist-themed documentary pairing: “The Art of Spiegelman” and “Every Tuesday” at noon at the Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F. [Various venues; www.sfjff.org]

BRUNCH

1300 on Fillmore: Chef David Lawrence's brunch menu contains southern-inspired dishes. Selections include spicy tasso Cajun ham and eggs Benedict with buttermilk chive biscuits and Tabasco hollandaise; cinnamon-brioche French toast with maple syrup, balsamic-glazed strawberries and vanilla-bean cream; black-skillet-fried chicken with buttermilk-whipped potatoes and gravy; and a rib-eye burger. [11 a.m. and 1 p.m., 1300 Fillmore St., S.F.; reservations: (415) 771-7100]

BASEBALL

A's vs. Rangers

1:05 p.m., Comcast SportsNet California

Josh Donaldson and the A's try to create some distance between themselves and the AL West second-place Rangers in the three-game series finale.

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

NFL: The Dallas Cowboys and Miami Dolphins kick off the NFL preseason in the annual Pro Football Hall of Fame Game. [5 p.m., Fawcett Stadium, Canton, Ohio, NBC (KNTV, Ch. 11)]

arts

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Organizer Jas Florentino, left, explains the figures which represent 350 kidnapped Africans first sold as slaves in the United States in 1619 in sculptor Dana King’s “Monumental Reckoning.” The installation is in the space of the former Francis Scott Key monument in Golden Gate Park. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
What a reparations program would look like in The City

‘If there’s any place we can do it, it’s San Francisco’

Officer Joel Babbs at a protest outside the Hall of Justice in 2017 (Bay City News file photo)
The strange and troubling story of Joel Babbs: What it tells us about the SFPD

The bizarre and troubling career of a whistle-blowing San Francisco police officer… Continue reading

Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks at a COVID-19 update at the City College of San Francisco mass vaccination site in April. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
Gavin Newsom under COVID: The governor dishes on his pandemic life

By Emily Hoeven CalMatters It was strange, after 15 months of watching… Continue reading

People fish at a dock at Islais Creek Park on Thursday, June 10, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
What Islais Creek tells us about rising sea levels in San Francisco

Islais Creek is an unassuming waterway along San Francisco’s eastern industrial shoreline,… Continue reading

Deputy public defender Chris Garcia outside the Hall of Justice on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
As pandemic wanes, SF public defender hopes clients will get ‘their day in court’

Like other attorneys in San Francisco, Deputy Public Defender Chris Garcia has… Continue reading

Most Read