June 2: Burlesque books and other San Francisco events 

click to enlarge In her first book, the creator of a documentary on the lost and revived art form has written the definitive oral history of burlesque as told by the original stars themselves. - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • In her first book, the creator of a documentary on the lost and revived art form has written the definitive oral history of burlesque as told by the original stars themselves.

SOMETHING TO READ

Behind the Burly Q

By Leslie Zemeckis ($24.95)
In her first book, the creator of a documentary on the lost and revived art form has written the definitive oral history of burlesque as told by the original stars themselves. Zemeckis  appears at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Book Passage at the Ferry Building.

LEND A HAND

  • Golden Gate National Parks Volunteer Program: Volunteers are needed to help enhance native-plant habitats and create wildlife corridors in the Presidio of San Francisco. [10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 215 Lincoln Blvd. (at Graham Street), S.F., details at http://www.parksconservancy.org/]

Festivals

  • Street fair: The Union Street Festival continues in the Cow Hollow neighborhood. The event features more than 150 artisans, plus food, music and fashion. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Union Street between Gough and Steiner streets, S.F.]
  • Home living: Sunset magazine’s “Celebration Weekend” features home and garden ideas. Festivities include chef demonstrations, home-design talks, plant experts, wine seminars, and more. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 80 Willow Road, Menlo Park]
  • Jewish fair: Israel Center/SF presents “Israel in the Gardens,” a Jewish community festival with performances, info tables, and food. Headlining artist: Israeli musician Mosh Ben Ari. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Yerba Buena Gardens, 770 Mission St., S.F.]

Parks

  • Jazz orchestra: The Marcus Shelby Orchestra presents “Green and Blues,” a jazz suite that honors the virtues of a sustainable environment and explores the history of San Francisco. [2 p.m., Union Square, 333 Post St., S.F.]

Walks

  • Dog day: San Francisco Dog Owners Group hosts a “Million Dog March,” to highlight dog-community issues and to try to break the record for dog-walk size. [10 a.m., McLaren Park, 40 John F. Shelley Drive, S.F.; www.sfdog.org]
  • Bird walk: “Birding at the Garden,” a docent-led bird-watching amble, takes place at the San Francisco Botanical Garden. About 40 species are spotted on this monthly walk. [8 a.m.; meet at front gate, 1199 Ninth Ave., Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Museums

  • Latino comics: The Cartoon Art Museum hosts the annual Latino Comics Expo, the nation’s first comics convention focusing on Latino creators and themes. Cartoonists, writers, and animators take part. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 655 Mission St., S.F.]
  • Last day: The exhibitions “Girl With a Pearl Earring” and “Rembrandt’s Century,” featuring artwork by 17th-century Dutch masters, close today. [9:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., de Young Museum, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Music

  • Brahms waltzes: The San Francisco City Chorus presents a program of Liebeslieder waltzes by Brahms   lighter and popular works by the composer. [7 p.m., Lakeside Presbyterian Church, 201 Eucalyptus Drive, S.F.]
  • Folk duo: A Hawk and A Hacksaw, a duo specializing in traditional and original music steeped in Eastern European folk traditions, performs at Cafe du Nord. [7:30 p.m., 2170 Market St., S.F.]

Movies

  • Green films: The 2013 San Francisco Green Film Festival presents an all-day lineup of environmentally themed cinema. Today’s bill includes “More Than Honey,” the festival’s centerpiece film, at 8 p.m. at New People Cinema, 1746 Post St., S.F. [Multiple venues; www.sfgreenfilmfest.org]

Brunch

  • Epic Roasthouse: Chef Jan Birnbaum’s brunch menu contains breakfast and lunch items, starters, salads, and “things you want in a steakhouse.” The country wheat-sourdough French toast, with sherry-roasted strawberries, candied pecans, and maple creme fraiche, is recommended today. Also look for the roast-beef hash, with poached eggs and horseradish cream. [11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; 369 Embarcadero, S.F. (415) 369-9955]

BASEBALL

Giants at Cardinals

11:15 a.m., Comcast SportsNet Bay Area
Brandon Crawford and the Giants wrap up a quick, three-game road trip in St. Louis before heading home for some more interleague action.

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

BASEBALL: The A’s will have to go up against the White Sox’s red-hot Chris Sale in their series finale. [1:05 p.m., Oakland Coliseum, Comcast SportsNet California]

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