July 27: Gardens of Alcatraz and more Sunday events 

click to enlarge A destroyed firetruck at the corner of Lombard and  Hyde streets on Russian Hill is part of the set of "San Andreas." The disaster film, starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as a rescue helicopter pilot in the aftermath of a major earthquake, is slated for a 2015 release. - JESSICA CHASTAIN/SPECIAL TO THE S.F. EXAMINER
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  • A destroyed firetruck at the corner of Lombard and Hyde streets on Russian Hill is part of the set of "San Andreas." The disaster film, starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as a rescue helicopter pilot in the aftermath of a major earthquake, is slated for a 2015 release.

Straights: Heterosexuality in Post-Closeted Culture By James Joseph Dean ($31.20) The Sonoma State University professor's book explores the changing politics of sexual identity. He speaks at Booksmith in The City on Tuesday.

San Francisco Food Bank: Volunteers are needed to help sort donations, repackage bulk foods, glean produce and more. [9-11 a.m. and 12:30-2:30 p.m., 900 Pennsylvania Ave., S.F.; register online at www.sfmfoodbank.org]

Gardens of Alcatraz: Docents offer tours of restored gardens once tended by inmates of the former island penitentiary. As always, admission to Alcatraz is free: it's the ferry over there that will cost you. [9:45 a.m., Alcatraz dock, S.F.; www.alcatrazgardens.org]

Yoga in the park: Shake off the week's tensions with free yoga sessions in the park led by Purusha Yoga instructors. [11 a.m., Dolores Park, 19th and Dolores streets, S.F.]

Triathlon: If today's San Francisco Marathon doesn't interest you, try the Tiburon Triathlon, which combines a half-mile swim, 9-mile bike ride and 2-mile run. [6:30 a.m., 1679 Tiburon Blvd., Tiburon]

Basketball in the Castro: The San Francisco Gay Basketball Association hosts Open Gym Sundays, which invites all players -- gay and straight -- to enjoy some open-court play. A $5 donation is requested. [5-8 p.m., Eureka Valley Recreation Center, 100 Collingwood St., S.F.; www.sfgba.com]

Music

Stern Grove Festival: Singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright does a free concert accompanied only by his piano; instrumentalists Quartet San Francisco are slated to open the show. [2 p.m., Stern Grove, 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard, S.F.; www.sterngrove.org]

Santana: San Francisco native Carlos Santana brings his "Corazon Tour" to the Bay Area. [8 p.m., Shoreline Amphitheatre, 1 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View]

Waffle Opera: Fine opera meets fine breakfast foods at Waffle Opera's presentation of Mozart's "Cossi Van Tutti" in concert. Yes, there will be waffles. [3 p.m., Center for New Music, 55 Taylor St., S.F.]

Museums

Disney animator: The exhibit "Magic, Color, Flair: The World of Mary Blair" is entering its final weeks at the Walt Disney Family Museum. [10 a.m.-6 p.m., 104 Montgomery St., Presidio, S.F.]

Marketplace

Glen Park: Enjoy live music by Uni and Her Ukelele while picking up your fresh produce at the Glen Park Village Farmers Market. [10 a.m.-2 p.m., Glen Park BART station, Bosworth and Arlington streets, S.F.]

Film

Rock film: The Roxie screens "Better than Something," a documentary about late punk-rocker Jimmy Lee Lindsey Jr. [7:45 p.m., Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., S.F.]

Big 4 Restaurant: The restaurant at The Scarlet Huntington hotel is now serving Sunday brunch. Featured dishes include milk-braised pork with cranberry beans and salsa verde as well as smoked trout with heirloom cucumbers. [10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 1075 California St., S.F.; (415) 771-1140, www.big4restaurant.com]

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