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Courtesy photoBicycling for Seniors class: The S.F. Bicycle Coalition is teaching a free bicycling class for older riders. Learn about different types of bikes

Join the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition for a course on safe riding

FRIDAYSalsa city: The Salsa Festival on the Fillmore features Latin-dance bands and…

Courtesy photoBicycling for Seniors class: The S.F. Bicycle Coalition is teaching a free bicycling class for older riders. Learn about different types of bikes
Courtesy photoSilent cinema: The 2012 San Francisco Silent Film Festival opens with festivities. The feature attraction is William Wellman’s “Wings” (1927)

2012 San Francisco Silent Film Festival opens

Who’s in townSpanish classical guitarist Pablo Sainz Villegas joins the San Francisco…

Courtesy photoSilent cinema: The 2012 San Francisco Silent Film Festival opens with festivities. The feature attraction is William Wellman’s “Wings” (1927)
Courtesy PhotoComedian Joey “Coco” Diaz

Comedian Joey “Coco” Diaz performs at Cobb's Comedy Club

Who’s in town Best-selling author Deborah Harkness reads from and signs copies…

Courtesy PhotoComedian Joey “Coco” Diaz
Courtesy Photo“The Painted Word

'The Painted Word' continues through July 14 at Meridian Gallery

Who’s in town Marimba soloist Mika Stoltzman performs with her ensemble. Members…

Courtesy Photo“The Painted Word
Courtesy photoComedy show: Kung Pao Kosher Comedy presents “Comedy Returns to El Rio.” Josh Healey

Kung Pao Kosher Comedy presents ‘Comedy Returns to El Rio’

Who’s in townRajiv Chandrasekaran gives a behind-the-scenes account of the struggle between…

Courtesy photoComedy show: Kung Pao Kosher Comedy presents “Comedy Returns to El Rio.” Josh Healey

Vocalist Kim Nalley performs at The Fillmore Jazz Festival

Something to Read Escape From Camp 14 By Blaine Harden ($26.95) The…

Courtesy photoOld San Francisco: Robert Tat Gallery presents “19th-Century San Francisco

Robert Tat Gallery presents ‘19th-Century San Francisco’

Who’s in townComedian Anjelah Johnson opens a four-night stand-up engagement. [8 p.m.,…

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Courtesy PhotoStand-up comedy: Comedian Mark Zhang

Comedian Mark Zhang performs at the Punch Line

Who’s in town Award-winning Sri Lankan author Shehan Karunatilaka reads from his…

Courtesy PhotoStand-up comedy: Comedian Mark Zhang
Courtesy photoBenefit concert: Composer Philip Glass and singer-songwriter Joanna Newsom

Philip Glass, Joanna Newsom appear in concert at Warfield

Who’s in townComedian, “Daily Show” co-creator and blogger Lizz Winstead talks about…

Courtesy photoBenefit concert: Composer Philip Glass and singer-songwriter Joanna Newsom
Getty Images File PhotoImage of the Week: Blaze's Haze-Two firefighters battle Wednesday’s Pier 29 blaze from a ladder that is almost enveloped in smoke. The fire caused more than $2 million in damage to a location that is slated to be used for the America’s Cup.

Join the 2012 San Francisco LGBT Pride Parade this weekend

Around Town Dance Hip-hop dance: Local hip-hop artist Micaya presents “Mission in…

Getty Images File PhotoImage of the Week: Blaze's Haze-Two firefighters battle Wednesday’s Pier 29 blaze from a ladder that is almost enveloped in smoke. The fire caused more than $2 million in damage to a location that is slated to be used for the America’s Cup.
Courtesy photoAb fab: “Fabulous

‘Fabulous’ celebrates fashion, fame and queer culture

Who’s in townNigeria-born, U.S.-based artist Victor Ekpuk visits the Museum of the…

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Courtesy PhotoFolk-pop singer-songwriter Jonathan Coulton

Folk-pop singer-songwriter Jonathan Coulton performs at the Great American Music Hall.

Who’s in town Best-selling novelist Ridley Pearson reads from his new thriller,…

Courtesy PhotoFolk-pop singer-songwriter Jonathan Coulton
Courtesy PhotoMuseum of the African Diaspora presents Juneteenth Jubilation

Museum of the African Diaspora presents a night of performance, music and cuisine.

Who’s in town Alex Salmond, the current first minister of Scotland and…

Courtesy PhotoMuseum of the African Diaspora presents Juneteenth Jubilation
Courtesy photoCommunity concert: Redwood City’s Downtown Jazz series welcomes the Michael O’Neill Quintet

Redwood City’s Downtown Jazz series welcomes the Michael O’Neill Quintet

Who’s in townSinger-songwriter Natalie Merchant performs with the San Francisco Symphony. [8…

Courtesy photoCommunity concert: Redwood City’s Downtown Jazz series welcomes the Michael O’Neill Quintet
Getty Images File PhotoThe California Academy of Sciences celebrates the holiday with weather vane workshops

Celebrate this Father's Day with The California Academy of Sciences

Around Town Science National Geek Dad Day: The California Academy of Sciences…

Getty Images File PhotoThe California Academy of Sciences celebrates the holiday with weather vane workshops
Courtesy photoFlute celebration: The two-day San Francisco International Flute Festival begins. Performers include Mario Caroli

Get your flute on at the S.F. International Flute Festival

FRIDAYBlack cinema: The 2012 San Francisco Black Film Festival kicks off with…

Courtesy photoFlute celebration: The two-day San Francisco International Flute Festival begins. Performers include Mario Caroli
Courtesy photoSymphony concert: The San Francisco Symphony

Yuja Wang is guest pianist for San Francisco Symphony with MTT conducting

Who’s in townKim Novak, star of “Vertigo,” receives the San Francisco Cinematic…

Courtesy photoSymphony concert: The San Francisco Symphony
Courtesy PhotoComic Tommy Johnagin

Comic Tommy Johnagin performs at the Punch Line

Who’s in town New York Times columnist and best-selling author Gail Collins…

Courtesy PhotoComic Tommy Johnagin
Courtesy PhotoEmily Jane White

Emily Jane White performs at the Brick and Mortar Music Hall

Who’s in town Joseph Stiglitz, professor at Columbia University and Nobel Prize…

Courtesy PhotoEmily Jane White
Courtesy photoItalian artist: “Toscana

Artist Domenico Monteforte’s work on view at the Italian Cultural Institute

Who’s in townTrombonist Julian Priester performs with Priester’s Cue, his jazz ensemble,…

Courtesy photoItalian artist: “Toscana