Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner<p>Ready for the rain A 44-year-old macaw named Mystic sports a raincoat in anticipation of rain last week. Mystic and his owner

Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner<p>Ready for the rain A 44-year-old macaw named Mystic sports a raincoat in anticipation of rain last week. Mystic and his owner

Oct. 19: Treasure Island Music Fest and more

SOMETHING TO READ

The New Annotated H.P. Lovecraft by H.P. Lovecraft with annotations by Leslie S. Klinger ($39.95) Lovecraft expert Klinger will appear at Kepler's Books in Palo Alto on Tuesday to discuss the comprehensive 928-page collection of the eccentric horror writer's work.

VOLUNTEER

Day on the farm: Pitch in at Alemany Farm, which needs volunteers to harvest and distribute fruits and veggies. [Noon to 5 p.m., 700 Alemany Blvd., S.F.; (415) 624-9934, www. alemanyfarm.org]

GET OUTDOORS

Mountain run: Hit the scenic mountain between San Francisco and San Mateo counties for 5K and 12K races. [9 a.m., 555 Guadalupe Canyon Parkway, Brisbane]

Oktoberfest: One of the Bay Area's final events of the Oktoberfest season brings German food, lots of beer and entertainment to Silicon Valley. [10 a.m.-6 p.m., Campbell Street between Third Street and Railway Avenue, Campbell]

Picnic at the Presidio: Expect food trucks, games, music and lots of fresh air at the Presidio's Main Parade Ground. [11 a.m. to 4 p.m., between Graham Street and Keyes Avenue, Presidio, S.F.]

Trolley Dances: Check out dance performances in unusual settings on the final day of Trolley Dances, which invites audience members to shuttle between 16 free performances on the J-Church Muni line. [Trips start at 11 a.m., Church Produce, 1798 Church St., S.F.; www.epiphanydance.org]

MUSIC

Treasure Island Music Festival: The two-day Treasure Island Music Festival wraps up with headliners Massive Attack and performances by Alt-J, the New Pornographers and more. [Noon-9 p.m., shuttles to island leave Bill Graham Civic Auditorium starting at 11 a.m., 99 Grove St., S.F.; treasureislandfestival.com]

Rock show: Low Roar, whose members hail from the Bay Area and Iceland, is playing songs from its latest album, “O,” and more. [8 p.m., Brick and Mortar Music Hall, 1710 Mission St., S.F.]

City sound: Ferocious Few, which honed its musical chops as superstar buskers, is headlining. [8 p.m., 500 Fourth St., S.F.]

Not your grandpappy's ska: New York's The Slackers, who have been putting an aggressive spin on ska music since 1997, are topping the bill. [8 p.m., Slim's, 333 11th St., S.F.]

THEATER

One-woman show: “Cheesecake and Demerol,” Gene Gore's witty one-woman show that starts with her childhood during the Depression, is in its final week. [3 p.m., Stage Werx, 446 Valencia St., S.F.]

BOOKSTORE PARTY

Happy birthday: The Modern Times Bookstore Collective is throwing a birthday party for founding member Ruth Mahaney, and you're invited. There will be music, food and surprises, but please, no gifts. [Noon-2 p.m., 2919 24th St., S.F.]

FILM

Yoga onscreen: “Life of Yogananda” documents the life of yoga pioneer Paramahansa Yogananda. [5, 7, 9 p.m., Balboa Theatre, 3630 Balboa St., S.F.]

BRUNCH

Padrecito: When the wait at Cole Valley brunch powerhouse Zazie becomes too unbearable, the nearby Padrecito restaurant offers Mexican classics such as huevos rancheros and bacon quesadillas alongside dishes like polenta-plantain “pancakes” with mango marscapone. [10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 901 Cole St, S.F.; www.padrecitosf.com]

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