July 21: Music, movies and more Sunday events 

click to enlarge Spreckles Lake
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  • Dude, where's my lake? A Blue Heron stands on the sun baked silt floor of the drained Spreckles Lake in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. The man made lake has been drained so crews can repair a failing retaining wall and walkway. The lake was named after Adolph Bernard Spreckels, the son of Claus Spreckels, founder of the Spreckels Sugar Company. The younger Spreckels served as San Francisco's Park Commissioner, donated the California Palace of the Legion of Honor art museum to the city of San Francisco in 1924 and played a role in the development of Golden Gate Park.


By David Rosenfelt ($25.99)

The author of 10 Andy Carpenter mysteries including "Leader of the Pack" and "Unleashed" describes his "insane trip into dogland," a cross-country adventure involving 25 rescues, 11 volunteers and three RVs.


Institute on Aging: Volunteers with a variety of experiences are needed to assist programs that help older and disabled adults maintain independence and avoid isolation. [8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 3575 Geary Blvd., S.F.; details: www.ioaging.org]


Charity walks

AIDS walk: The 2013 AIDS Walk San Francisco features a 10K walk, plus a kid zone and a post-walk concert. It benefits more than two dozen local AIDS services. [9 a.m.; starts and ends in Sharon Meadow, Golden Gate Park, S.F.; www.aidswalk.net]


African festival: The San Francisco African Street Festival makes its debut. Groups performing dances of the African diaspora, plus crafts and food, are on the bill at the block party. [11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., 19th and Mission streets, S.F.]

Arts festival: Menlo Park hosts its "Connoisseurs' Marketplace," a festival with crafts, food, music, green products and a kids' zone. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Santa Cruz Avenue from El Camino Real to Johnson Street, Menlo Park]

Sports and recreation

Baseball game: The San Francisco Giants play the Arizona Diamondbacks. Promotional offer: a Pablo Sandoval kids jersey for the first 7,500 kids, 14 and under, to arrive. [1:05 p.m., AT&T Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza, S.F.]



Stand-up show: Comedian Iliza Shlesinger performs. Her credits include "Last Comic Standing"; Shlesinger is the youngest comic (and the only woman) to hold the title. [7:30 p.m., Cobb's Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]


Silent cinema: The 2013 San Francisco Silent Film Festival closes today. Films include "The Last Edition" (1925), an action-packed tale directed by Emory Johnson and set in San Francisco, at 3:30 p.m. [10 a.m. onward, Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]


Youth seekers: Samantha Giron Dance Project presents "The Dirt on Dorian Gray," a performance that, via movement and music, addresses the condition of the forever young. [8 p.m., CounterPulse, 1310 Mission St., S.F.]

Literary arts

Sci-fi author: Locally based sci-fi author Grania Davis, celebrating her new story collection, "Tree of Life, Book of Death," as well as her 70th birthday, makes a bookstore visit. [4 p.m., Borderlands Books, 866 Valencia St.. S.F.]


New-music festival: The Outsound New Music Summit begins. Today's events include a workshop with bassist Lisa Mezzacappa (3 p.m.) and a "Touch the Gear" expo. (7 p.m.). [Community Music Center, 544 Capp St., S.F.]

Symphony concert: The San Francisco Symphony performs a free program in Dolores Park. The event includes a "petting zoo," where kids and families can touch and hear orchestra instruments. [2 p.m., 18th and Dolores streets, S.F.]

Stern Grove: The free festival features global brass rhythms. Red Baraat (Indian brass and funk) and Fanfare Ciocarlia (Romanian Gypsy brass) appear. [2 p.m., Sigmund Stern Grove, Sloat Boulevard and 19th Avenue, S.F.]

Park band: The Golden Gate Park Band presents its weekly concert. Today's program: "Way Out West: Music With a Western Slant." [1 p.m., Music Concourse, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Community band: The West Bay Community Band, which plays music ranging from Renaissance fare to jazz, performs a free outdoor concert. [5 p.m., Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City]


Giants vs. Diamondbacks

1:05 p.m., Comcast SportsNet Bay Area

Madison Bumgarner and the Giants look to gain ground on the NL West-leading D'backs.


Sailing: Luna Ross and Emirates Team New Zealand square off in the round-robin portion of the Louis Vuitton Cup. [12:15 p.m., San Francisco Bay, www.youtube.com/americascup]


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