July 21: Music, movies and more Sunday events

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SOMETHING TO READ

Dogtripping

By David Rosenfelt ($25.99)

The author of 10 Andy Carpenter mysteries including “Leader of the Pack” and “Unleashed” describes his “insane trip into dogland,” a cross-country adventure involving 25 rescues, 11 volunteers and three RVs.

LEND A HAND

Institute on Aging: Volunteers with a variety of experiences are needed to assist programs that help older and disabled adults maintain independence and avoid isolation. [8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 3575 Geary Blvd., S.F.; details: www.ioaging.org]

GET OUTSIDE

Charity walks

AIDS walk: The 2013 AIDS Walk San Francisco features a 10K walk, plus a kid zone and a post-walk concert. It benefits more than two dozen local AIDS services. [9 a.m.; starts and ends in Sharon Meadow, Golden Gate Park, S.F.; www.aidswalk.net]

Festivals

African festival: The San Francisco African Street Festival makes its debut. Groups performing dances of the African diaspora, plus crafts and food, are on the bill at the block party. [11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., 19th and Mission streets, S.F.]

Arts festival: Menlo Park hosts its “Connoisseurs' Marketplace,” a festival with crafts, food, music, green products and a kids' zone. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Santa Cruz Avenue from El Camino Real to Johnson Street, Menlo Park]

Sports and recreation

Baseball game: The San Francisco Giants play the Arizona Diamondbacks. Promotional offer: a Pablo Sandoval kids jersey for the first 7,500 kids, 14 and under, to arrive. [1:05 p.m., AT&T Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza, S.F.]

AROUND TOWN

Comedy

Stand-up show: Comedian Iliza Shlesinger performs. Her credits include “Last Comic Standing”; Shlesinger is the youngest comic (and the only woman) to hold the title. [7:30 p.m., Cobb's Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Movies

Silent cinema: The 2013 San Francisco Silent Film Festival closes today. Films include “The Last Edition” (1925), an action-packed tale directed by Emory Johnson and set in San Francisco, at 3:30 p.m. [10 a.m. onward, Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]

Dance

Youth seekers: Samantha Giron Dance Project presents “The Dirt on Dorian Gray,” a performance that, via movement and music, addresses the condition of the forever young. [8 p.m., CounterPulse, 1310 Mission St., S.F.]

Literary arts

Sci-fi author: Locally based sci-fi author Grania Davis, celebrating her new story collection, “Tree of Life, Book of Death,” as well as her 70th birthday, makes a bookstore visit. [4 p.m., Borderlands Books, 866 Valencia St.. S.F.]

Music

New-music festival: The Outsound New Music Summit begins. Today's events include a workshop with bassist Lisa Mezzacappa (3 p.m.) and a “Touch the Gear” expo. (7 p.m.). [Community Music Center, 544 Capp St., S.F.]

Symphony concert: The San Francisco Symphony performs a free program in Dolores Park. The event includes a “petting zoo,” where kids and families can touch and hear orchestra instruments. [2 p.m., 18th and Dolores streets, S.F.]

Stern Grove: The free festival features global brass rhythms. Red Baraat (Indian brass and funk) and Fanfare Ciocarlia (Romanian Gypsy brass) appear. [2 p.m., Sigmund Stern Grove, Sloat Boulevard and 19th Avenue, S.F.]

Park band: The Golden Gate Park Band presents its weekly concert. Today's program: “Way Out West: Music With a Western Slant.” [1 p.m., Music Concourse, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Community band: The West Bay Community Band, which plays music ranging from Renaissance fare to jazz, performs a free outdoor concert. [5 p.m., Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City]

BASEBALL

Giants vs. Diamondbacks

1:05 p.m., Comcast SportsNet Bay Area

Madison Bumgarner and the Giants look to gain ground on the NL West-leading D'backs.

OTHER HIGHLIGHT

Sailing: Luna Ross and Emirates Team New Zealand square off in the round-robin portion of the Louis Vuitton Cup. [12:15 p.m., San Francisco Bay, www.youtube.com/americascup]

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