May 4: Mural dances and other SF events

courtesy photoBrava! For the Women in the Arts and Epiphany Productions host “Baile en la Calle: The Mural Dances 2014

courtesy photoBrava! For the Women in the Arts and Epiphany Productions host “Baile en la Calle: The Mural Dances 2014

Something to read

Motherland: A Novel

By Maria Hummel ($26)

The San Francisco writer’s novel — based on stories her father told her and letters hidden in an attic for years — examines the everyday lives of a middle-class German family during the Nazi regime.

Lend a hand

San Francisco Unified School District: Volunteers are needed to help with the game booths and bouncy house at Sunnyside Elementary School’s SpringFest carnival. [10:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., 250 Foerster St., S.F.]

Get outside

Art sale: Sharon Art Studio hosts its spring sale, benefiting Sharon artists and the Friends of Sharon Art Studio. Fare includes pottery and jewelry. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 300 Bowling Green Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Salsa concert: The Yerba Buena Gardens Festival launches its 2014 season of free outdoor concerts. New York salsa maestro Eddie Palmieri and his orchestra perform today. [1 p.m., Yerba Buena Gardens, 770 Mission St., S.F.]

Park band: The Golden Gate Park Band presents its weekly concert. Today’s program features Polish music and dancing in celebration of Polish Constitution Day. [1 p.m., Music Concourse, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Bird walk: The San Francisco Botanical Garden hosts “Birding at the Garden,” its docent-led bird-watching amble. About 40 species are spotted on the monthly walk. [8 a.m., 1199 Ninth Ave., Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Community

Art studios: The Hunters Point Shipyard Artists host their Spring Open Studios. More than 125 artists open their workplace to the public. [11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Innes Avenue and Donahue Street, S.F.; www.shipyardartists.com]

Car-free streets: “Sunday Streets” — an auto-free space where people can enjoy activities and camaraderie in San Francisco neighborhoods — takes place in the Bayview/Dogpatch area. [11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; www.sundaystreetssf.com]

Tours

Mural dances: Brava! For the Women in the Arts and Epiphany Productions host “Baile en la Calle: The Mural Dances 2014,” a tour with dances inspired by the murals of the Mission District’s Balmy Alley. [Hourly, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Precita Eyes center, 2981 24th S.F.]

Charity walks

MS walk: The National Multiple Sclerosis Society hosts its 2014 Walk MS: San Francisco, a 5K/1-mile walk along the waterfront. [9 a.m., Justin Herman Plaza, 2 Market St., S.F.; www.walkmsnorcal.org]

Dance

Girl troupe: The youth dance company Grrrl Brigade presents “Dancing on the Edge of the World!,” a work exploring U.S. history through the eyes of those whose stories are often overlooked. [3 and 7 p.m., Dance Mission, 3316 24th St., S.F.]

Local history

Old times: “Old Woodside Store Day” events explore 1880s life. The free family day focuses on the history of the store and redwood logging activities. [Noon to 4 p.m., Woodside Store, 3300 Tripp Road, Woodside]

Literary arts

Bread baker: Science teacher turned baker Josey Baker presents his entry-level cookbook, “Josey Baker Bread.” [3 p.m., Omnivore Books on Food, 3885a Cesar Chavez St., S.F.]

Movies

World cinema: The San Francisco International Film Festival runs through May 8. Today’s films include the Mexican comedy “Club Sandwich” at 1:30 p.m. at Sundance Kabuki Cinemas, 1881 Post St., S.F. [All day, multiple venues; www.sffs.org]

Brunch

Piccino: Chef Anne Alvero cooks creative Italian fare. The Brunch menu highlights include the heirloom polenta, which is an oatmeal-like dish, and the kale and chard frittata panino, an egg sandwich. Also look for the baked egg with polpette and seasonal vegetables. The polpette, a pork and beef meatball, is a house specialty. [11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 1001 Minnesota St., S.F.; (415) 824-4224]artsBaile en la Calle

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