April 6: Manuel Barrueco and other SF events 

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  • Cuba-born virtuoso classical guitarist Manuel Barrueco appears in concert, performing works by Bach, Scarlatti, Turina and Albeniz.

Up at Butternut Lake

By Mary McNear ($14.99)

The San Francisco writer’s first of a series of romantic novels describes what happens when a woman returns to the tranquil town where she spent summers as a teen at her family’s cabin.


Rocket Dog Rescue: Volunteers are needed for various jobs, including handling dogs at adoption sites. Interested people can meet group members at Pet Food Express today. [Noon to 5 p.m., 3160 20th Ave., S.F.; www.rocketdogrescue.org]



Ching Ming: Skylawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park celebrates Ching Ming, the Chinese spring festival honoring deceased loved ones. The day includes lion dancers and blessings. [10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Skyline Boulevard and Highway 92, San Mateo]


Half marathon: The Rock ’n’ Roll Half Marathon comes to San Francisco. The scenic course includes a Golden Gate Bridge run. [6:30 a.m.; starts at Great Highway and Fulton Street, S.F.; www.runrocknroll.competitor.com/usa]


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.]

Swing dancing: Lindy in the Park presents its weekly swing-dance event. A beginner lesson and community dancing make up the session. [11 a.m. to 2 p.m., between de Young Museum and Music Concourse, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]



Classical guitarist: Cuba-born virtuoso classical guitarist Manuel Barrueco appears in concert, performing works by Bach, Scarlatti, Turina and Albeniz. [7 p.m., SFJAZZ Center, 201 Franklin St., S.F.]

String quartet: The Del Sol String Quartet, specializing in new music, performs a concert of works by Peter Sculthorpe, Stefano Scodanibbio and Ken Ueno. [4 p.m., St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1111 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Russian band: Pompeya, a rock and pop band from Moscow, is in town. The group draws inspiration from 1970s disco, ’80s new wave and ’90s indie rock. [9 p.m., Brick and Mortar Music Hall, 1710 Mission St., S.F.]

Drone magic: The Croatian American Cultural Center presents the San Francisco Bagpipe Festival, featuring piping traditions of Ireland, Spain, Bulgaria, Northumberland, Scotland, Italy, Greece, Turkey and Hungary. [2 p.m., 60 Onondaga Ave., S.F.]


Prop stars: The “Flow Show/San Francisco” is back for year six. Combining elements of dance, circus and theater, artists manipulate poi, hoops, balls and other props. [7 p.m., Dance Mission, 3316 24th St., S.F.]

Literary arts

Two poets: Diane di Prima, Beat-era notable and former San Francisco poet laureate, and Geri di Giorno, former Sonoma County poet laureate, read from their work. [Noon, Keane’s 3300 Club, 3300 Mission St., S.F.]


Gay marriage: New Conservatory Center hosts “Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays.” Short plays by Mo Gaffney, Paul Rudnick, and six other playwrights make up the program. [2 p.m., 25 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]


Flamenco film: Bay Area Flamenco presents “Guitarra de Palo,” Andrea Zapata Girau’s hourlong documentary about the flamenco guitar. A live concert rounds out the evening. [6 p.m., Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th St., S.F.]


Free day: It’s Target Free First Sunday at the Asian Art Museum. General admission is free. Exhibitions include “Yoga: The Art of Transformation” and “Enter the Mandala.” [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 200 Larkin St., S.F.]


Pesce: Chef Ruggero Gadaldi creates dishes inspired by the cuisine of Venice. Polenta cakes, with wild mushrooms, arugula, shaved Parmesan, and poached eggs are a brunch-menu highlight. Also recommended are the smoked-salmon tartine and the crab tower (available for dinner as well). [10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., 2223 Market St., S.F.; (415) 928-8025]


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