May 28-29: Carnaval SF, Dionysian Festival, UUSF Forum, Brisket Day, Gautam Tejas Ganeshan, War, Los Lonely Boys, Obsession


Carnaval San Francisco
: The 39th annual free party is a celebration of food, music, dance and art from Brazil, Mexico, Bolivia, Colombia, Trinidad, Tobago, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Guatemala, Africa, Chile and Haiti; the big parade begins at 9:30 a.m. at 24th and Bryant streets. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Harrison Street between 16th and 24th streets, S.F.]

Dionysian Festival: The 20th annual event celebrates the 140th anniversary of dance pioneer Isadora’s Duncan’s birth. [5 p.m., Mary Sano Studio of Duncan Dancing, 245 Fifth St., Studio 314, S.F.]

Unitarian Universalist San Francisco Forum: UCSF professor of family medicine Dr. Jeffrey Gee speaks on California’s movement toward single payer Medicare. [9:30 a.m., First Unitarian Universalist Society, 1187 Franklin St., S.F.]

National Brisket Day
: Steel House BBQ is serving personal picnic BBQ brisket and ribs plates and quarter pound brisket sandwich plates for the first event of its kind at the food truck park and wine garden. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., SPARK Social SF, 601 Mission Bay Blvd. North, S.F.]

Golden Gate Park Band
: Michael L. Wirgler leads a free Memorial Day-themed concert of music by American composers and with American themes. [1 p.m., Music Concourse, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Gautam Tejas Ganeshan: The singer-songwriter performs a concert of complex Carnatic music from South India as part of the San Francisco International Arts Festival. [3 p.m., Chapel, Fort Mason, near Bay and Franklin streets, S.F.]

War, Los Lonely Boys
: The beautiful outdoor South Bay concert venue kicks off its summer season with the 1970s hitmakers of “Low Rider” fame and the Grammy-wining Tex-Mex rockers. [7:30 p.m., Mountain Winery, 14831 Pierce Road, Saratoga]

Chance and Fair Play: The dialogue about maritime equality and opportunity includes a talk and illustrated presentation about the ship Balclutha and an audience-driven discussion from the Asian Pacific American cannery worker perspective. [1 to 3 p.m., S.F. Maritime National Historical Park Vistor Center, 499 Jefferson St., S.F.]


National Theatre Live: “Obsession,” a stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti’s 1943 film starring Jude Law at the Barbican Theatre in London, gets an encore broadcast. [7 p.m., Vogue, 3290 Sacramento St., S.F.]

Presidio Memorial Day 2017 Commemoration & Parade: The event begins with a march featuring veterans and the Army Band, followed by a ceremony at the National Cemetery, a 21-gun salute and community picnic in the Main Post area. [10:30 a.m., Officers’ Club, 50 Moraga Ave., Presidio, S.F.]

Circo Hermanos Caballero: The family show, of comedy and circus acts including amazing trapeze artists — and no animals — concludes a five-day run. [7:30 p.m., behind JC Penney, Shops at Tanforan, 1150 El Camino Real, San Bruno]

Cypress Lawn Memorial Day Service: Family, friends and the public are invited to the 19th annual commemoration paying tribute to veterans for their heroic service; special guest is Purple Heart recipient, Eldridge “Eric” Hubert, a corporal in the U.S. Army 79th Infantry in World War II. [1 p.m., Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, 1370 El Camino Real, Colma]

American history walking tour
: The S.F. City Guides-sponsored event is led by Patrick Sanchez and Nancy Rios, who tell the stories behind the statues, plaques and monuments in Golden Gate Park. [1 p.m., meet at Conservatory of Flowers, 100 John F. Kennedy Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Sh*t-Kickin’ Memorial Day Party: The 22nd annual bash boasts live music (Smelly Kelley & Friends, 77 El Deora, The Evangenitals and Angelica Rockne) and barbecue while it lasts. [4 p.m., El Rio, 3158 Mission St., S.F.]

The Shining Backwards and Forwards: The experiment by John Fell Ryan — who appears via Skype — plays Stanley Kubrick’s film classic forwards and backwards at the same time on the same screen, creating bizarre juxtapositions; Rodney Ascher, director of the documentary “Room 237” about “The Shining,” also comments, via Skype. [8:30 p.m., Roxie, 3117 16th St., S.F.]

Pint Sized Plays-Date Night: The free festival presents short plays by Bay Area playwrights that take place in a bar and involve love — and characters drinking beer. [7:30 p.m., PianoFight, 144 Taylor St., S.F.]

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