June 23: Electro-Americana and more S.F. events


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American Cancer Society: People between the ages of 30 and 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer and are willing to make a long-term commitment are needed for a cancer-prevention study. [Details: www.CPS3BayArea.org]



Peninsula festival: The Peninsula has a new festival, the Downtown San Mateo SummerFest. Attractions include crafts, entertainment and cooking demos. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., B Street between Baldwin and Sixth avenues, San Mateo]

Parks and squares

Stern Grove: Composer-pianist Ramsey Lewis and jazz vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater perform R&B and soul hits at the Stern Grove Festival. Opening act: Quadron. [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: a salute to San Francisco's 238th birthday. [1 p.m., Music Concourse, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Dance workshop: Axis Dance Company, whose collaborative performances feature dancers with and without disabilities, presents the second of three workshops for all ages and abilities. [1 p.m., Jessie Square, 736 Mission St., S.F.]


Sports and recreation

Baseball game: The Giants play the Miami Marlins. Promotional offer: a “Giants World Champions” beach towel for the first 20,000 fans to arrive. [1:05 p.m., AT&T Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza, S.F.]

Literary arts

Bookstore birthday: City Lights Books hosts a special afternoon of readings, music and discounts in celebration of its 60th birthday and its place in literary and cultural history. [2 to 5 p.m., 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]


Postwar art: “Richard Diebenkorn: The Berkeley Years, 1953-1966” has opened at the de Young Museum. More than 130 paintings and drawings by the influential modern artist are on view. [9:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., 55 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]


Singer-songwriter: Grammy-winning folk and rock singer-songwriter Patty Griffin performs a concert to promote her latest album, “American Kid.” [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Blues band: The Nitecaps Blues Band, a group inspired by the masters of the old-school blues era, performs in Union Square. [2 to 4 p.m., 333 Post St., S.F.]

Blues and jazz: Grammy-winning vocalist Catherine Russell's album “Strictly Romancin'” was awarded vocal album of 2012 by the Jazz Academy in France. [8 p.m., Yoshi's, 1330 Fillmore St., S.F.]

Electro-Americana artist: Arthur Lee Land, a Colorado-based singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and loop artist, plays to promote his album “Cracked Open.” [9:30 p.m., Embassy Network House, 399 Webster St., S.F.] Comedy

Stand-up show: Comedian Aries Spears performs at Cobb's. “MADtv” is among Spears' many credits. [7:30 p.m., Cobb's Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]


LGBT cinema: Frameline 37, the 2013 San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, continues. Today's bill includes “Bwakaw,” a Philippine best foreign-language film Oscar entry, at 6:45 p.m. at the Victoria Theatre, 2961 16th St., S.F. [Multiple venues; www.frameline.org]


World dance: Red Desert Dance Company presents “Mosaic of Dance,” a program of Gypsy Romani, traditional Persian, and mambo dance. [7 p.m., Club Fox, 2209 Broadway, Redwood City]

Choquet's Restaurant: Chef Frederic Bougon creates French cuisine at this Pacific Heights spot, and egg dishes, salads, hot entrees and desserts are served at brunchtime. The smoked trout with fingerling potatoes and mache salad is recommended today. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 2500 Washington St., S.F.; (415) 359-0075]


Giants vs. Marlins

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

Brandon Belt and the Giants finish off a four-game series with the Miami Marlins.


NASCAR: The heavyweights of NASCAR take on Sonoma Raceway's road course. [Noon, Sonoma Raceway, Sonoma, TNT]

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