April 19: '4/20' comedy, Jewish cinema and more 

click to enlarge Picture of the Week: A silhouetted hand holds up the center of a banner bearing the images of people killed by police during a protest Tuesday in San Francisco. - MIKE KOOZMIN/THE S.F. EXAMINER
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  • Picture of the Week: A silhouetted hand holds up the center of a banner bearing the images of people killed by police during a protest Tuesday in San Francisco.
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Benu By Corey Lee ($59.99)

The Benu chef, whose lavishly illustrated cookbook shares three-Michelin-star recipes, will appear at Omnivore Books on Food on Monday.

Volunteer

Stern Grove Festival: The free outdoor summer music series, which announces its lineup next week, needs volunteers for office duties, park beautification and more. [(415) 252-6252, ext. 106, sterngrove.org]

Brunch

Bacon Bacon Cafe: Go the whole hog for brunch with a breakfast sandwich containing an over-easy egg, bacon and bacon jam; a breakfast burrito packed with pork shoulder; and a bacon bouquet. [8 a.m.-3 p.m., 205A Frederick St., S.F.; (415) 218-4347, baconbaconsf.com]

Get outside

SFSU 5K: Give it the old college try at a 5-kilometer walk, run and roll around campus. [9 a.m., Malcolm X Plaza, Cesar Chavez Student Center, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave., S.F.]

Peninsula run: Experience Hillsborough in a 5-kilometer run and 1-mile walk. [9 a.m., Crystal Springs Uplands School, 400 Uplands Drive, Hillsborough]

Celebrate Japan: The Cherry Blossom Festival closes with a final day of live music, martial arts demonstrations, the Hello Kitty food truck and more. [10 a.m.-5 p.m., Japantown, Post and Buchanan streets, S.F.; sfcherryblossom.org]

Environmental crafts: Youths can celebrate Earth Awareness Month by creating their own bird nests. [11 a.m.-4 p.m., Officers’ Club, 50 Moraga Ave., Presidio; RSVP requested at presidio.gov]

Music

Dance on: The “Super String Theory Tour” dances along with Paulie Rhyme, Wisecrack the Scribe, Dubldragon, Mike Incite and more. [6 p.m., Honey Hive, 4117 Judah St., S.F.]

Film

Jewish cinema: The “Jewish Life in American Cinema” series concludes with a look at the film industry’s love affair with Jewish humor, from the Marx Brothers to Judd Apatow. [4 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

Comedy

‘Countdown to 4/20’: Comedian Doug Benson, who has appeared on “Super High Me” and hosts the “Getting Dough With High” podcast, celebrates one of his favorite subjects in “Countdown to 4/20.” [9:45 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Stand-up comedy: Irish comedian and writer David O’Doherty has appeared on his own Comedy Central special and recently published the children’s book “Danger Is Everywhere: A Handbook for Avoiding Danger.” [9 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

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