May 25: Dmitri Hvorostovsky and other SF events 

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Lend a hand

Conservatory of Flowers: Volunteers are needed to lead tours and conduct school visits. Call (415) 637-4326 or e-mail for details about an upcoming training program. [100 John F. Kennedy Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Get outside

Carnaval time: Carnaval San Francisco continues in the Mission District. A multicultural festival and grand parade (9:30 a.m.) happen today. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Harrison Street between 16th and 24th streets, S.F.;]

Park band: The Golden Gate Park Band presents its weekly concert. Today’s program is a Memorial Weekend concert with American and patriotic music. [1 p.m., Music Concourse, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

African music: Baba Ken Okulolo and Kotoja, a group of top Nigerian and American artists specializing in highlife, juju, jazz and world music, perform at Yerba Buena Gardens. [1 p.m., 770 Mission St., S.F.]

Flea market: Treasure Island Flea presents its May show and “Big Birthday Bash.” Festivities include stilt walkers, games, bands, antiques, indie wares and food. [10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 1 Avenue of the Palms, Treasure Island]


Whale watching: The Oceanic Society hosts naturalist-led Farallon Islands whale-watch tours. [7:30 a.m., Marina Yacht Harbor, 3950 Scott St., S.F.]


Opera star: Dmitri Hvorostovsky, a leading Russian baritone, appears in concert to perform an homage to composers and poets from his homeland. [8 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]


Local drag: Hella Gay Comedy’s “Drag Comedy Show” includes a new cast of funny drag queens, faux queens and drag kings from San Francisco. [7 p.m., Pa'ina Lounge, 1865 Post St., S.F.]


Cooking ware: The Mexican Museum hosts “La Cocina,” an exhibit of traditional Mexican cooking ware from the collection of Rosa Covarrubias. [Noon to 4 p.m., Building D, Fort Mason Center, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]


Duncan salute: The Mary Sano Studio of Duncan Dancing hosts its 2014 Dionysian Festival. [5 p.m., 245 Fifth St., Studio 314, S.F.]


Film noir: “I Wake Up Dreaming 2014,” a series of precode, proto-noir and noir films, ends. Films include “Brainstorm” (1965). [5:30, 7:45 and 10 p.m. Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., S.F.]

Architecture and design

Show house: The San Francisco Decorator Showcase features a local mansion transformed by designers into a supreme show house. [11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 3660 Jackson St., S.F.] Brunch

Izzy’s Steaks and Chops: Chef Joe Kohn’s brunch menu includes steak-house fare, breakfast items, egg dishes and sandwiches. The skirt steak and eggs — two eggs any way, marinated skirt steak, house potatoes and homemade biscuit — are recommended. [10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 3345 Steiner St., S.F.; 563-0487]


Giants vs. Twins

1:05 p.m., CSN Bay Area

The Giants wrap up a three-game interleague series against the Twins before embarking on a stretch of 10 straight games against NL Central opponents.


Auto racing: The Indianapolis 500, the biggest open-wheel racing event of the year, takes center stage. [9 a.m., Indianapolis Motor Speedway, ABC (KGO, Ch. 7)]

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