A nice week to take in a San Francisco Giants game 


Sailing along:
While many folks took in Thursday’s Giants game against the San Diego Padres at AT&T Park, some decided sailing San Francisco Bay was a better way to enjoy the sunny day.


How the Hippies Saved Physics

By David Kaiser ($26.95)

Subtitled “Science, Counterculture, and the Quantum Revival,” the book documents the history of the experimental, Berkeley-based “Fundamental Fysiks Group,” which injected fresh blood into the world of quantum physics in the 1970s.


Oola Restaurant & Bar:
Chef Ola Fendert’s brunch menu contains egg dishes, sandwiches, salads and hot entrees. Selections include the “Oola Combo,” with two eggs your way, two buttermilk pancakes, mushroom-stuffed potato cake and pressed pork belly; French toast stuffed with hazelnut chocolate; and fried chicken and buttermilk waffles. [10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., 860 Folsom St., S.F.; (415) 995-2061]


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.; www.parksconservancy.org]


Festivals and celebrations

Car-free streets:
“Sunday Streets,” a celebration where people can enjoy activities and camaraderie on San Francisco streets without cars, presents its July edition. The Great Highway is the place. [11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; www.sundaystreetssf.com]

Afro-Cuban music:
The Stern Grove Festival welcomes AfroCubism. Top musicians from Mali and Cuba perform global jams and danceable rhythms. [2 p.m., Sigmund Stern Grove, Sloat Boulevard and 19th Avenue, S.F.]

Parks and squares

Symphony concert:
The San Francisco Symphony performs a free concert in the park. Featured composers include Beethoven and Rachmaninoff. Valentina Lisitsa is the guest pianist. [2 p.m., Sharon Meadow, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Outdoor opera: Redwood City’s Classical Music Series welcomes Opera San Jose. The community concert includes arias, ensembles and a season preview. [6 p.m., Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City]

Park band: The Golden Gate Park Band presents its weekly concert. James Fulton is the featured composer. [1 p.m., Spreckles Temple of Music, Music Concourse, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Circus festival: The Picklewater Free Circus Festival returns to Union Square. Professional and student performers, representing a broad variety of circus styles, perform. [2 to 4 p.m., Powell and Post streets, S.F.]

Local history

The labor festival hosts a “San Francisco Waterfront Labor History Walk” with labor historian Lawrence Shoup and tour guide Peter O’Driscoll. [10 a.m., 75 Folsom St., Hills Brothers building, S.F.; www.laborfest.net]



Jazz orchestra:
The Marcus Shelby Orchestra performs “Soul of the Movement: Meditations on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,” Shelby’s jazz oratorio. [7:30 p.m., Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Stanford University]

Food and drink

Fundraising party:
The Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture hosts its Summer Celebration, a fundraiser spotlighting local and regional chefs, wineries, brewers, coffee roasters and farmers. [6 to 9 p.m., 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

Literary arts

Three novelists:
Novelists Jesse Ball, Adam Levin and Charles Yu appear in conversation with Kevin Hunsanger of Green Apple Books. Litquake presents the event. [7 p.m., Brava Theater, 2781 24th St., S.F.]

LaborFest: The labor festival presents “Poetry in the Struggle,” its annual reading at City Lights Bookstore. Adam David Miller, Andrena Zawinski and Alice E. Rogoff share their verses. [5 p.m., 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Movies and TV

Point blink:
“I Dream of Jeannie” star Barbara Eden visits the Castro Theatre for an evening of fantasy and fun. An interview, performances, clips and a Jeannie look-alike contest are on the bill. [8 p.m., 429 Castro St., S.F.]

Fairs and festivals

Indie crafts:
Indie-craft and DIY artisans sell their goods at the Renegade Craft Fair. Crafting activities and food and drink round out the free-to-attend event. [11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, S.F.]


Soccer: Women’s World Cup

U.S. vs. Brazil

8:30 a.m., ESPN

The U.S. take on Marta and Brazil a little earlier than planned, after finishing second in Group C.

Other highlights

The Giants take on the Mets at AT&T Park in the final game before this week’s All-Star Break. [5:05 p.m., ESPN]

Baseball: The best and brightest talent will be on display in Arizona as the All-Star Futures Game kicks off the festivities in Phoenix. [6 p.m., ESPN2]

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