Bread maker Josey Baker talks about his new cookbook and other SF events 

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  • Bread maker Josey Baker talks about his homemade loaves and his new cookbook at the San Francisco Cooking School.

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Singapore Noir

Edited by Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan ($15.95)

The collection of new short stories shatters stereotypes about the modern Southeast Asian city-state, revealing a place not often seen in Western literature. Its editor, a journalist and author, appears at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.

Lend a hand

Boys Hope Girls Hope: The residential program seeks volunteer tutors in biology and ESL (Cantonese and Spanish speakers) to work with kids in need. [4 to 8 p.m.; or]

Get outside

Haight Street: The Haight Ashbury Street Fair celebrates peace, love and the spirit of the legendary neighborhood. Festivities include bands, crafts and food. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Haight Street from Masonic Avenue to Stanyan Street, S.F.]

Union Street: The Union Street Festival, featuring crafts, food, wine and music, continues. New this year are tech and fashion attractions. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Union Street between Gough and Steiner streets, S.F.]

Car-free streets: "Sunday Streets" -- car-free space where people can enjoy activities and camaraderie in San Francisco neighborhoods -- takes place on the Great Highway today. [11 a.m. to 4 p.m.;]

Ocean day: The San Francisco Zoo hosts special events in honor of World Oceans Day. Look for a beach cleanup, an International Ocean Film Festival, a "Washed Ashore" exhibit, and more. [All day, 1 Zoo Road, S.F.;]

Around town

Parks and squares

Band festival: The Golden Gate Park Band's 2014 band festival, celebrating community bands, welcomes bands from Pleasanton, Brentwood, Woodland and San Rafael today. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Music Concourse, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]


Docs by the bay: The 2014 San Francisco Documentary Film Festival continues. Films about van enthusiasts (2:30 p.m.), an Obama impersonator (7 p.m.) and the video-game industry (9:30 p.m.) screen today. [Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., S.F.;]

Sports and recreation

Baseball game: The San Francisco Giants play the New York Mets. Promotional offer: a Hello Kitty Giants plush for the 20,000 fans who are first to arrive. 1:05 p.m., AT&T Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza, S.F.]


Experimental dance: Local dancers, choreographers and teachers Todd Eckert and Nol Simonse Present "Shared Space 7," a program of edgy and experimental new dance work. [7 p.m., Dance Mission, 3316 24th St., S.F.]

Literary arts

New cookbook: Bread maker Josey Baker talks about his homemade loaves and his new cookbook, "Josey Baker Bread." [11 a.m., San Francisco Cooking School, 690 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]


Citizens Band: Chef Chris Beerman's menus pay tribute to classic dishes. The burger, with a challah bun, tomato marmalade, roasted-garlic aioli and housemade pickles, is popular and recommended. It comes with house-cut fries. Shrimp and grits, French toast and the Benedict also are brunchtime highlights.

[10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 1198 Folsom St., S.F.; (415) 556-4901]

Game of the day


A's vs. Orioles

10:35 p.m., CSN California

Left-hander Scott Kazmir, who has won four out of his past five starts, is scheduled to take the mound as the A's close out a three-game series in Baltimore.


NBA: The Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs square off in Game 2 of the NBA Finals. [5 p.m., AT&T Center, San Antonio, ABC (KGO, Ch. 7)]

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