May 26: The Philip Glass Ensemble and more Sunday events 

click to enlarge Grammy-winning jazz singer Dianne Reeves performs at the SFJazz Center. “When You Know,” a collection of love songs, is her latest release. - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • Grammy-winning jazz singer Dianne Reeves performs at the SFJazz Center. “When You Know,” a collection of love songs, is her latest release.

Good Sunday, May 26


A Conspiracy of Faith
By Jussi Adler-Olsen $26.95
The Scandinavian noir thriller, the third installment of the “Department Q” novels, kicks off with a message in a bottle written in blood.


  • 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]


Fairs and festivals

  • Carnaval time: Carnaval San Francisco continues in the Mission district. [Festival: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; parade: 9:30 a.m.; visit for details]
  • Zoo festivities: The San Francisco Zoo is featuring a “Hullabuzoo” this Memorial Day weekend. A performing circus group and a climbing wall make up the fun. [11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 1 Zoo Road, S.F.]

Charity runs

  • Park run: The “Strawberry Waffle Dash 5K” features park scenery during the run and waffles at the finish line. [10 a.m.; 14th Avenue East Meadow, Golden Gate Park, S.F.;]


  • Flea market: Treasure Island Flea, featuring antiques, indie wares, food, DIY workshops and music presents its second-birthday show. [10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 1 Avenue of the Palms, Treasure Island]



  • Park band: The Golden Gate Park Band presents its weekly concert. Today’s bill: a Memorial Day weekend program of patriotic American music. [1 p.m., Music Concourse, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]
  • Drum ensemble: San Francisco Taiko Dojo, an ensemble that specializes in taiko drumming and introduces schoolchildren to the art form, gives a performance in Union Square. [2 p.m., 333 Post St., S.F.]


  • Jazz singer: Grammy-winning jazz singer Dianne Reeves performs at the SFJazz Center. “When You Know,” a collection of love songs, is her latest release. [7:30 p.m., 201 Franklin St., S.F.]
  • Glass house: As part of a “Philip Glass at 75” celebration, the Philip Glass Ensemble appears at Davies Symphony Hall. The evening includes a showing of the film “Koyaanisqatsi,” featuring Glass’ score. [7 p.m., 210 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]
  • Singer-songwriter: Digital-age troubadour Goh Nakamura performs at Café Du Nord. Parking tickets, impossible crushes and faraway dreamlands are some of the subjects of Nakamura’s ditties. [7:30 p.m., 2170 Market St., S.F.]


  • Duncan celebration: Mary Sano and her Duncan Dancers present their 2013 Dionysian Festival, a celebration of the art of modern-dance pioneer Isadora Duncan. [5 p.m., Mary Sano Studio of Duncan Dancing, 245 Fifth St., S.F.]
  • Dance collective: The Wasatch Collective Dancers, from Ogden, Utah, present “Aggregate,” a performance featuring pure physicality, aerial artistry and meditations on the self. [7 p.m., Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th St., S.F.]


  • Lone stars: Solo Sundays, featuring comic, poignant and provocative solo theater, presents its May show. Kenny Yun, Heather Gold, Andrew Peck and Gene Gore take the stage. [7 p.m., Stage Werx, 533 Sutter St., S.F.]

Sports and recreation

  • Baseball game: The San Francisco Giants play the Colorado Rockies. Promotional offer: a Barry Zito bobblehead for the first 40,000 fans to arrive. [1:05 p.m., AT&T Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza, S.F.]
  • Dosa on Fillmore: Owners Emily and Anjan Mitra serve South Indian food. The South Indian thali — an assortment of vegetarian dishes, including curry, dal, vegetables, bread, rice and dessert — is recommended at brunchtime. Egg dishes include omelet, dosa and uttapam selections. Drinks include a “Bloody Mary Curry.” [11:30 a.m. to
    3 p.m., 1700 Fillmore St., S.F., (415) 441-3672]


Giants vs. Rockies
1:05 p.m., Comcast SportsNet Bay Area
Hunter Pence and the Giants play a matinee to cap off a three game set against the Rockies at AT&T Park.


  • NBA: The Miami Heat continue their pursuit of back-to-back NBA titles in Game 3 against the Indiana Pacers. [5:30 p.m., Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Ind., TNT]

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