San Francisco honors fallen firefighters Anthony Valerio and Vincent Perez 

click to enlarge Remembered forever: Lorraine Valerio touches the name of her son Anthony Valerio, a firefighter and paramedic who died as a result of injuries sustained in a June fire. Valerio and Lt. Vincent Perez, who also died from that fire, had their names etched on a memorial at Fire Department headquarters Thursday. (Mike Koozmin/The Examiner) - REMEMBERED FOREVER: LORRAINE VALERIO TOUCHES THE NAME OF HER SON ANTHONY VALERIO, A FIREFIGHTER AND PARAMEDIC WHO DIED AS A RESULT OF INJURIES SUSTAINED IN A JUNE FIRE. VALERIO AND LT. VINCENT PEREZ, WHO ALSO DIED FROM THAT FIRE, HAD THEIR NA
  • Remembered forever: Lorraine Valerio touches the name of her son Anthony Valerio, a firefighter and paramedic who died as a result of injuries sustained in a June fire. Valerio and Lt. Vincent Perez, who also died from that fire, had their na
  • Remembered forever: Lorraine Valerio touches the name of her son Anthony Valerio, a firefighter and paramedic who died as a result of injuries sustained in a June fire. Valerio and Lt. Vincent Perez, who also died from that fire, had their names etched on a memorial at Fire Department headquarters Thursday. (Mike Koozmin/The Examiner)

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Remembered forever:
Lorraine Valerio touches the name of her son Anthony Valerio, a firefighter and paramedic who died as a result of injuries sustained in a June fire. Valerio and Lt. Vincent Perez, who also died from that fire, had their names etched on a memorial at Fire Department headquarters Thursday.

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LEND A HAND

Leland Avenue Street Fair:
Volunteers are needed to help with food, kids’ activities and tear-down work. [1 to 5 p.m.; check in at Joe Leland coffee shop, 28 Leland Ave., S.F.; RSVP: www.onebrick.org]

GET OUTSIDE

Blues festival:
The Polk Street Blues Festival features music, merchants, crafts and food. Performers include Buckaroo Bonet, Reed Fromer and Kaye Bohler. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Polk Street between Jackson and California streets, S.F.]

Leather culture: The Folsom Street Fair, one of the world’s largest leather-culture events, features exhibits, vendors and entertainment. It benefits local charities. [11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Folsom Street between Seventh and 12th streets, S.F.]

Rock concert: Alice radio presents its annual Now and Zen Fest, an end-of-summer free rock concert. Performers include Goo Goo Dolls and Michelle Branch. [Noon to 5 p.m., Speedway Meadow, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Show endeth: Today’s the last day to catch the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival’s 2011 Free Shakespeare in the Park show, “Cymbeline.” [2:30 p.m., Presidio Main Post Parade Ground lawn, 34 Graham St., S.F.]

Opera simulcast: The San Francisco Opera presents “Opera at the Ballpark,” a free matinee performance of “Turandot,” simulcast live from the opera house. [2 p.m., AT&T Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza, S.F.; register: www.sfopera.com]

AROUND TOWN

Music

Jazz artist:
Singer, guitarist, jazz artist and bossa-nova poet Vinicius Cantuaria appears at the San Francisco Jazz Festival. The sounds of Rio and New York City combine in his music. [2 p.m., Legion of Honor, 100 34th Ave., S.F.]

Neighborhood scene

Art walk:
Artists, poets and musicians share their work in a variety of eclectic venues at the North Beach ArtWalk. Live Worms Gallery (1345 Grant Ave., S.F.) is a primary site. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; map at www.thd.org]

Literary events

Book sale:
The Friends of the San Francisco Public Library’s 2011 Big Book Sale features books, DVDs, CDs, books on tape and other media. Items are $1 or less today. [10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Food writer: Best-selling author and food writer Debra Samuels talks about her new book, “A Lifetime of Cooking With Family and Friends.” [3 p.m., Omnivore Books on Food, 3885A Cesar Chavez St., S.F.]

Movies

Hong Kong films:
It’s the last day to catch the San Francisco Film Society’s 2011 “Hong Kong Cinema” series. Films include “Mr. and Mrs. Incredible” and “City Under Siege.” [2 p.m. onward, Film Society Cinema, 1746 Post St., S.F.; www.sffs.org]

Charity races

Breast-cancer race:
Susan G. Komen for the Cure presents its “Race for the Cure,” benefiting the fight against breast cancer. Race options are a 5K run, 5K walk and 1-mile “fun walk.” [9 a.m., Ferry Building, The Embarcadero and Market Street, S.F.; www.komensf.org]

BRUNCH

Dosa:
South Indian fare is on Emily and Anjan Mitra’s brunch menu, and the paneer “frankies” are recommended today. The dish includes spices, marinated onions, cucumbers and cilantro chutney wrapped in roti. Also highlighted are the egg poriyal dishes, which include a scramble with spiced potatoes, chiles, tomatoes and onions. [11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; 1700 Fillmore St., S.F., (415) 441-3672]

GAME OF THE DAY

NFL

49ers at Bengals


10 a.m, Fox (KTVU, Ch. 2)

QB Alex Smith and San Francisco hit the road for the first time this season and will square off with Cincinnati and rookie QB Andy Dalton.

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

Baseball:
The Giants and Diamondbacks wrap up their three-game series. [1:10 p.m., Chase Field, Phoenix, Comcast SportsNet Bay Area]

Golf: The Tour Championship, the final event of the FedEx Cup series, wraps up. [10:30 a.m., East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta, NBC (KNTV, Ch. 11)]

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