Union Street Festival
Saturday, June 1 through June 2
From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., music, food and art vendors fill Union Street between Gough and Steiner streets.
Sunday, June 2
The British pop star brings his “Back to Bass” tour to the America’s Cup Pavilion.
Monday, June 3
America’s pre-eminent feminist appears in conversation with Letty Cottin Pogrebin at Nourse Theatre.
Wednesday, June 5
The most famous spokeswoman for autism speaks at Nourse Theatre.
S.F. Ethnic Dance Festival
Friday, June 7
Ballet Folklórico Netzahualcoyotl opens the monthlong event with a free performance at noon at City Hall.
San Mateo County Fair
Saturday, June 8 through June 16
In its 79th year at the San Mateo County Event Center, the fair begins with The Whispers in concert. Contests, displays and a carnival round out the fun.
S.F. Free Folk Festival
Sunday, June 9
Maurice Tani, among dozens of local musicians, appears on the second day of the 37th event, which runs from noon to 10 p.m. at Presidio Middle School.
Tuesday, June 11
The columnist speaks about his new book, “American Savage,” with Daniel Handler at 7 p.m. at the Castro Theatre.
Wednesday, June 12
The band known for “Surrender” and “I Want You to Want Me” appears at Napa’s Uptown Theatre.
The Hitchcock 9
Friday, June 14 through June 16
The Silent Film Festival presents nine silent Alfred Hitchcock flicks at the Castro Theatre.
North Beach Festival
Saturday, June 15 through June 16
Vendors purveying food, music and plenty of art take over Little Italy at the 59th annual free event.
Stern Grove Big Picnic
Sunday, June 16
The popular festival opens with a fundraiser and appearances by Boz Scaggs and Michael McDonald.
Wild & Crafty
Wednesday, June 19
The California Academy of Sciences teaches kids about animals in a special morning crafts session.
Rite of Spring
Thursday, June 20
Violinist Gil Shaham performs Stravinsky’s seminal work with the San Francisco Symphony at Davies Hall.
Friday, June 21
Mixing 1980s punk angst with reverb, the Memphis band plays the Hemlock.
So You Can Hear Me
Saturday, June 22 through July 20
The Marsh presents Safiya Martinez in a solo show about her experiences as a young teacher in a Bronx, N.Y., public school.
Stand Up Comedy with Rising Stars
Wednesday, June 26
SF Down Town Comedy Theater presents a potpourri of local talent.
Mods vs. Rockers
Thursday, June 27
The indie-rock club night at Amnesia in the Mission celebrates the mod and rocker subcultures.
Simon Van Booy
Friday, June 28
The award-winning author reads from his new novel, “The Illusion of Separateness,” at Booksmith.
Sunday, June 30
The 43rd parade, with the theme “Embrace, Encourage, Empower,” begins at 10:30 a.m. at Market and Beale streets, and continues down Market to Eighth Street.