Aug. 3: Tour de Peninsula and other events 

click to enlarge A Falun Gong practitioner at Moscone Center in The City protests against unethical organ harvesting methods in China. Last week, the World Transplant Congress at the convention center attracted demonstrators who say that Falun Gong followers in  China – who lead healthy lifestyles with meditation and regular exercise – are targeted for illegal organ harvesting. - JESSICA CHASTAIN/SPECIAL TO THE S.F. EXAMINER
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  • A Falun Gong practitioner at Moscone Center in The City protests against unethical organ harvesting methods in China. Last week, the World Transplant Congress at the convention center attracted demonstrators who say that Falun Gong followers in China – who lead healthy lifestyles with meditation and regular exercise – are targeted for illegal organ harvesting.

The Closer: A Baseball Love Story By Alan Mindell ($14.95) A minor-league pitcher specializing in knuckleballs, a tricky low-spin pitch, gets a shot at the major leagues in the debut novel from a UC Berkeley graduate.

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]

Parks

Tour de Peninsula: The San Mateo County Parks Foundation is hosting the scenic Tour de Peninsula. There are four ride options: 2-6 miles for kids, 20 miles for beginners, 31 miles for intermediate cyclists and 63 miles for advanced riders. [Start times and courses vary; visit www.supportparks.org or call (650) 321-1638]

Golden Gate dash: The Station Golden Gate Heritage Run leads participants on a 12K race starting at Sausalito's Coast Guard Station across the bridge to the Fort Point Coast Guard station, then back to Sausalito. A 5K run is also available. [7 a.m., 435 Murray Circle, Sausalito]

Bird-watching walk: Docents Helen McKenna and Allan Ridley lead a free monthly bird-watching trek for beginners. [8 a.m., San Francisco Botanical Garden, 1260 Ninth Ave., S.F.]

Japantown festival: The last day of the Nihonmachi Street Fair features food, music, a co-ed basketball tournament and more. [10 a.m., Post and Webster streets, S.F.]

Music

Stern Grove Festival: Andrew Bird and The Hands of Glory blend early jazz, country, blues and more. Progressive jazz band Tiny Resistors opens the free show. [2 p.m., Stern Grove, 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard, S.F.] Rap concert: Juicy J, formerly of the Academy Award-winning group Three 6 Mafia, performs songs from his first solo album, "Stay Trippy," and more. [9 p.m., Ruby Skye, 420 Mason St., S.F.]

Jazz show at the bookstore: Sherri Roberts sings jazz classics and "unusual standards" backed by a three-piece band. [4:30 p.m., Bird & Beckett Books and Records, 653 Chenery St., S.F.]

Museums

Impressionist art: The "Intimate Impressionism from the National Gallery of Art," exhibit, featuring works by Degas, Cezanne, Renoir and more, completes its run. [9:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m., Legion of Honor, 100 34th Ave., S.F.]

Activities

Twister: Forward Motion hosts a giant game of Twister at Dolores Park -- except with fresh paint. And water balloons. And squirt guns. Participants will get messy. [11 a.m., 19th and Dolores streets, S.F.; www.facebook.com/ForwardMotionSF]

Film

Go ape: The Dark Room Theater screens "Planet of the Apes" (1968) as part of its Bad Movie Night series. [8 p.m., 2263 Mission St., S.F.]

Lovejoy's Tea Room: The Church Street institution, which also has a Peninsula outpost in Pacifica, features traditional tea services with scones, cucumber sandwiches and more, as well as pub favorites such as shepherd's pie and sausage rolls. [11 a.m.-6 p.m., 1351 Church St., S.F.; (415) 648-5895, www.lovejoystearoom.com]

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