Picture of the week:

Picture of the week:

June 21: Father’s Day run, Native American art and more

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Painting Their Portraits in Winter
By Myriam Gurba ($15.95)
Gurba is discussing her latest short-story collection, which combines magical realism and modern sensibilities, at Booksmith in the Haight on Tuesday.


Dolores Park: Park stewards are teaching patrons how to be good park visitors, including putting trash in garbage cans and using the new pop-up recycling station. [2-4 p.m., 19th and Dolores streets, S.F.; doloresparkworks.org]


Boogaloos: The Mission restaurant offers meaty fare like Eggs Barrio, which features bacon and avocado, as well as vegetarian and vegan options like lemon cornmeal pancakes. [8 a.m.-3 p.m., 3296 22nd St., S.F.; boogaloossf.com]

Get outside

Father’s Day run: Take Dad — or Grandpa — out for a run with the Father’s Day Rainbow Falls 5K. [9 a.m., John F. Kennedy and Transverse drives, Golden Gate Park, S.F.; dserunners.com]

Aye, mateys: The 2015 Northern California Pirate Festival is bringing swashbuckling fun to Vallejo, with battle re-enactments, food, performances and more eye patches than you can shake a parrot at. [10 a.m.-6 p.m., 298 Mare Island Way, Vallejo; eventbrite.com/o/the-northern-california-pirate-festival-llc-3571374843]

Presidio crafts: June marks the month that the Anza family first settled in the Presidio in the 1700s, and kids can learn about the family’s Spanish culture by making Spanish game pieces out of broken plates. [11 a.m.-4 p.m., Officers’ Club, 50 Moraga Ave., Presidio, S.F.; RSVP requested at presidio.gov]

Swing on: Aspiring swing dancers can hone their craft at a free Lindy in the Park beginner’s lesson before boogying in the streets in Golden Gate Park.  [11 a.m. -2 p.m., between de Young Museum and Music Concourse, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]


Latin jazz: Acclaimed Caribbean pianists Chucho Valdes, Gonzalo Rubalcaba and Michel Camilo are paying tribute to the late Cuban musician Ernesto Lecuona, subject of the recent documentary “ Playing Lecuona.” [8 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

British rock: U.K. rock guitarist Robin Trower, known for his work with Procul Harum in the 1960s, is playing with Strange Vine. [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Music and prayer: The Endersnight vocal ensemble is making its debut at “Night Music at St. John’s,” a new series of music and inclusive prayer at Episcopal Church of St. John the Evangelist. [8:30 p.m., Episcopal Church of St. John the Evangelist, 1661 15th St., S.F.]


Native American arts: The Native Contemporary Arts Festival brings music, dance, crafts, poetry and other Native American arts to Yerba Buena Gardens. [Noon, Yerba Buena Gardens, 773 Mission St., S.F.]


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