Bread maker Josey Baker talks about his new cookbook and other SF events

Courtesy photoBread maker Josey Baker talks about his homemade loaves and his new cookbook at the San Francisco Cooking School.

Something to read

Singapore Noir

Edited by Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan ($15.95)

The collection of new short stories shatters stereotypes about the modern Southeast Asian city-state, revealing a place not often seen in Western literature. Its editor, a journalist and author, appears at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.

Lend a hand

Boys Hope Girls Hope: The residential program seeks volunteer tutors in biology and ESL (Cantonese and Spanish speakers) to work with kids in need. [4 to 8 p.m.; or]

Get outside

Haight Street: The Haight Ashbury Street Fair celebrates peace, love and the spirit of the legendary neighborhood. Festivities include bands, crafts and food. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Haight Street from Masonic Avenue to Stanyan Street, S.F.]

Union Street: The Union Street Festival, featuring crafts, food, wine and music, continues. New this year are tech and fashion attractions. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Union Street between Gough and Steiner streets, S.F.]

Car-free streets: “Sunday Streets” — car-free space where people can enjoy activities and camaraderie in San Francisco neighborhoods — takes place on the Great Highway today. [11 a.m. to 4 p.m.;]

Ocean day: The San Francisco Zoo hosts special events in honor of World Oceans Day. Look for a beach cleanup, an International Ocean Film Festival, a “Washed Ashore” exhibit, and more. [All day, 1 Zoo Road, S.F.;]

Around town

Parks and squares

Band festival: The Golden Gate Park Band's 2014 band festival, celebrating community bands, welcomes bands from Pleasanton, Brentwood, Woodland and San Rafael today. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Music Concourse, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]


Docs by the bay: The 2014 San Francisco Documentary Film Festival continues. Films about van enthusiasts (2:30 p.m.), an Obama impersonator (7 p.m.) and the video-game industry (9:30 p.m.) screen today. [Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., S.F.;]

Sports and recreation

Baseball game: The San Francisco Giants play the New York Mets. Promotional offer: a Hello Kitty Giants plush for the 20,000 fans who are first to arrive. 1:05 p.m., AT&T Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza, S.F.]


Experimental dance: Local dancers, choreographers and teachers Todd Eckert and Nol Simonse Present “Shared Space 7,” a program of edgy and experimental new dance work. [7 p.m., Dance Mission, 3316 24th St., S.F.]

Literary arts

New cookbook: Bread maker Josey Baker talks about his homemade loaves and his new cookbook, “Josey Baker Bread.” [11 a.m., San Francisco Cooking School, 690 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]


Citizens Band: Chef Chris Beerman's menus pay tribute to classic dishes. The burger, with a challah bun, tomato marmalade, roasted-garlic aioli and housemade pickles, is popular and recommended. It comes with house-cut fries. Shrimp and grits, French toast and the Benedict also are brunchtime highlights.

[10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 1198 Folsom St., S.F.; (415) 556-4901]

Game of the day


A's vs. Orioles

10:35 p.m., CSN California

Left-hander Scott Kazmir, who has won four out of his past five starts, is scheduled to take the mound as the A's close out a three-game series in Baltimore.


NBA: The Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs square off in Game 2 of the NBA Finals. [5 p.m., AT&T Center, San Antonio, ABC (KGO, Ch. 7)]

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