July 7: 'About 111 Girls' and other S.F. events 

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SOMETHING TO READ

My Foreign Cities

By Elizabeth Scarboro ($24.95)

The Berkeley-based writer's memoir describes the ups and downs of her remarkable relationship with her young husband — and his life-threatening illness, cystic fibrosis.

LEND A HAND

Rocket Dog Rescue: Volunteers are needed to cuddle and pet puppies and older dogs at the organization's adoption site at Stonestown Galleria. [Noon to 5 p.m., Pet Food Express, 3160 20th Ave., S.F.; www.rocketdogrescue.org]

GET OUTSIDE

Festivals

Jazz fest: The Fillmore Jazz Festival features a diverse lineup of bands, plus art and food. Kim Nalley, Lady Rizzo and Bayonics, to name a few, perform today. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Fillmore Street between Jackson and Eddy streets, S.F.]

Parks

Outdoor theater: The San Francisco Mime Troupe presents "Oil &Water," its summer park production. Two one-act musicals about dangerous energy practices make up the show. [2 p.m., Washington Square, Stockton and Union streets, S.F.]

Circus arts: The Picklewater Free Circus Festival returns to Union Square. Featuring young talent from Prescott Circus Theatre, the event includes static trapeze arts, juggling, contortion, acrobatics and more. [2 to 4 p.m., 333 Post St., S.F.]

Park band: The Golden Gate Park Band presents its weekly concert. The youth theater group Music to My Ears, performing songs from hit musicals, is on the bill today. [1 p.m., Music Concourse, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

AROUND TOWN

Music

Stern Grove: The San Francisco Symphony performs at the Stern Grove Festival with guest soloist soprano Measha Brueggergosman. The program includes Gershwin's "An American in Paris" and Ravel's "Bolero." [2 p.m., Sigmund Stern Grove, Sloat Boulevard and 19th Avenue, S.F.]

Indie pop: You Are Plural, an indie-pop act featuring cello and Wurlitzer electric piano, performs a show to promote its new album, "Rabbit Rabbit." [9 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

Mythological opera: The Opera Academy of California presents a fully staged version of "Il Giasone," Cavalli's mythology-inspired opera. [2:30 p.m., Southside Theater, Building D, Fort Mason, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Theater

New musical: New Musical Theater of San Francisco presents "Chance," by Richard Isen. A gay psychologist and a rent boy stumble down a unique path to healing in this musical play. [5 p.m., Alcove Theater, 414 Mason St., S.F.]

Comedy

Stand-up show: Australian comedian Jim Jefferies, seen on the FX comedy series "Legit" and at numerous comedy festivals, appears. [7:30 p.m., Cobb's Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Library

Film program: "About 111 Girls," a documentary about a mission to stop 111 young women in Iranian Kurdistan from committing suicide in protest of conditions that have left them spinsters, screens at the Main Library. [1 p.m., 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Local history

Walking tour: LaborFest and San Francisco City Guides host a walk through San Francisco's Dogpatch and Potrero Point area, exploring the past and present of the eclectic neighborhood. [11 a.m.; meet at 18th and Tennessee streets, S.F.]

Community

Car-free streets: Sunday Streets returns to Golden Gate Park and the Great Highway. People can enjoy activities and camaraderie on car-free thoroughfares at this community event. [11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; www.sundaystreetssf.com]

Sports and recreation

Baseball game: The Giants play the Dodgers. Promotional offer: Giants trading cards for the first 20,000 fans to arrive at the ballpark. [1:05 p.m., AT&T Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza, S.F.]

BRUNCH

Greens: Chef Annie Somerville's featured brunch dish is Rolling Oaks Ranch poached eggs. They are served with creamy soft polenta, chanterelle mushrooms, grilled corn, cherry tomatoes and grilled levain bread. [10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fort Mason, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.; (415) 771-6222]

BASEBALL

Giants vs. Dodgers

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

Tim Lincecum and the Giants will take on 2011 Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers at AT&T Park.

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

SAILING: The first races of the Louis Vuitton Cup Round Robin kicks off on the San Francisco Bay. [12:15 p.m., San Francisco Bay, www.youtube.com/americascup]

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