June 9: Sunday Streets and other San Francisco events 

click to enlarge Hamed Nikpay
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  • Hamed Nikpay, above, a vocalist from Iran whose music contains flamenco, Sufi, jazz and tango along with classical and folkloric Persian melodies, performs at Yoshi's.

SOMETHING TO READ

The Son

By Philipp Meyer ($27.99)

The author of "American Rust" weaves cowboys and Indians, the Mexican Revolution, World War II and the Depression into a multigenerational Western epic set in Texas. He appears at Bookshop West Portal at 7 p.m. Friday.

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. [10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 215 Lincoln Blvd. (at Graham Street), S.F.; details at http://www.parksconservancy.org]

GET OUTSIDE

Festivals

Haight love affair: The Haight-Ashbury Street Fair celebrates peace, love and the spirit of the legendary neighborhood. Festivities include music, crafts and food. [11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Haight and Ashbury streets and thereabouts, S.F.]

Community

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

Plant sale: The San Francisco Succulent and Cactus Society hosts its annual show and sale. Pottery and bromeliads are available along with the succulents and cactuses. [9 a.m. to 5 p.m., County Fair Building, 1199 Ninth Ave., Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Family campfire: The William Kent Society hosts a Presidio "Family Kampfire" with games, crafts, a "wildlife show and tell" and music. It benefits youth programs. [4 p.m., Rob Hill Campground, Presidio, S.F.; info/register: www.parksconservancy.org]

AROUND TOWN

Music

Opera company: Pocket Opera, which presents operatic works in intimate, intelligible form, returns to the Legion of Honor with a production of Gounod's "Romeo and Juliet." [2 p.m., 100 34th Ave., S.F.]

Folk festival: The San Francisco Free Folk Festival continues. Attendees can enjoy music and dance performances, workshops, contra and square dancing, and jams. [Noon to 10 p.m., Presidio Middle School, 450 30th Ave, S.F.]

Iranian singer: Hamed Nikpay, above, a vocalist from Iran whose music contains flamenco, Sufi, jazz and tango along with classical and folkloric Persian melodies, performs at Yoshi's. [7 and 9 p.m., 1330 Fillmore St., S.F.]

Education

Open house: San Francisco Cooking School hosts an open house with cooking demonstrations. Themes include Moroccan tangines, summer pies and cooking essentials. [10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., 690 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Dance

Workshop: Axis Dance Company, whose collaborative performances feature dancers both with and without disabilities, presents the first of three workshops for all ages and abilities. [1 p.m., Jessie Square, 736 Mission St., S.F.]

Museums

Community day: The Contemporary Jewish Museum, welcoming new executive director Lori Starr, hosts community-day festivities (noon to 3 p.m.). Admission is free all day. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 736 Mission St., S.F.]

Comedy

Three headliners: A "Summer Comedy Bash" features comics from Los Angeles and the Bay Area. Headliners: Dennis Gaxiola, Richard Villa and Kabir "Kabeezy" Singh. [7:30 p.m., Cobb's Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

BRUNCH

B Restaurant & Bar: Creative egg and breakfast dishes, soups, salads and other items are served at brunchtime. The crabcake Benedict is recommended today. The dish contains two fried green tomatoes, Dungeness crabcakes, two poached eggs and hollandaise. [11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., 720 Howard St., S.F.; (415) 495-9800]

NBA PLAYOFFS

Spurs at Heat

5 p.m., ABC (KGO, Ch. 7)

LeBron James and Co. take on the Spurs, looking even up the NBA Finals in search of back-to-back NBA championships.

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

BASEBALL: The Giants wrap up a desert series against the Arizona Diamondbacks before Monday's off day. [1:10 p.m., Chase Field, Phoenix, Comcast SportsNet Bay Area]

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