July 11 - 13: Sunday Streets and other weekend events in SF 


On the town

LGBT heritage: Las Chicas de Esta Noche perform at Friday Nights at the de Young to celebrate the exhibit “Anthony Friedkin: The Gay Essay.” [6 to 8:30 p.m., 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]


A great hike

Hilltop view: It’s perhaps the most iconic site in Rio de Janeiro: the towering statue of Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado. While not quite as grand, check out The City’s own mountaintop tribute on 570-foot Mount Olympus in Ashbury Heights. The Triumph of Light statue (a gift from entrepreneur and developer Adolph Sutro) was dismantled in the 1950s, but the still-impressive stone pedestal remains today. The parkette is now core to a neighborhood of townhouses. [Visit WeekendSherpa.com to find out more about getting outdoors in Northern California]

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market top picks

Sungold cherry tomatoes

Bing cherries

Kadota figs

Honey Fire nectarines

Crookneck squash



Tokyo turnips

Around town

49ers flashback: Niners legends Joe Montana, Jerry Rice and more play a flag football game against a team of NFL all-stars led by Dan Marino at Candlestick Park. A game between San Francisco police and firefighters kicks off festivities at 4:30 p.m. [7 p.m., 490 Jamestown Ave., S.F.; http://legendsofcandlestick.com]

Happy birthday, Bill: Bill Cosby is celebrating his 77th birthday and taping his next comedy special at the SFJAZZ Center, which he helped open last year and calls “the cultural center of San Francisco.” [4-7 p.m., 201 Franklin St., S.F.]

Salsa Festival on Fillmore: The second day of the fifth annual event features salsa lessons, outdoor dancing, dance performances and music from Andy Callao, DJ Xiloj, Julio Bravo y su Orquesta Salsabor, and more. [7:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., 1475 Fillmore St., S.F.]

Breastfest: Support the fight against breast cancer while sampling suds from breweries such as Lagunitas Brewery, ThirstyBear, 21st Amendment, Fort Point Beer Co. and more. [2-6 p.m., Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason, Buchanan Street and Marina Boulevard, S.F.; thebreastfest.org]


Free events

World Cup finale: After weeks of global excitement and heartbreak, the last two teams standing fight for the Cup — and four years of bragging rights. Watch the action for free in City Hall’s front yard. [Noon, Civic Center Plaza, S.F.; www.worldcupsf.com]

Stern Grove: Funk forefathers Funky Meters jam at the 77th Stern Grove fest. Sugar Pie DeSanto opens the show. [2 p.m., 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard, S.F.; www.sterngrove.org]


Film legend: The Roxie Theater presents 1962’s “Advise and Consent” and 1956’s “Bus Stop” as part of its “Weekend with Don Murray” series. The Oscar-nominated actor, now 84 years old, appears in person. [3117 16th St., S.F.]

Hitchcock tour: Scope out the settings for several of Alfred Hitchcock’s most iconic films, including “Vertigo,” and learn about their history on a walking tour. [11 a.m., fountain in Huntington Park, off Sacramento Street between Taylor and Mason streets; www.sfcityguides.org]

A great bike ride

Rolling on Arguello: Sunday Streets in the Richmond transforms Arguello Street into a paradise for people of all ages to bike, walk, skate and roll. The Clement Street Farmers Market is less than a block away between Arguello Street and Fourth Avenue. The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition hosts a free Freedom from Training Wheels Workshop and a service station. Check out www.sundaystreetssf.com/richmond. [11 a.m.-4 p.m., Arguello Street from Fulton to Lake streets]


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