Get your camping gear and head to Butano State Park 



Among the high points of The City’s street food scene are trucks serving a variety of fresh, internationally themed fare. A good place to try offerings from many is at Fort Mason Center on Fridays.


Meet Your Mixologist:
Brian Coyle tends bar at his dad’s place, Danny Coyle’s, one of San Francisco’s Irish pubs that serves as a community gathering place, too.

On the town

New Orleans grooves:
New Orleans musicians who have appeared on “A Night in Treme” perform in a concert based on the series. Artists include the Rebirth Brass Band. [8 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Lone stars: The Joe Goode Performance Group presents “The Rambler,” a dance work exploring the lone cowboy-wanderer figure. [8 p.m., Novellus Theater, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 700 Howard St., S.F.]


A great camping trip

‘Simply Butanoful’:
Cooking dinner on the grill, falling asleep under towering redwoods, waking up to miles of trails to explore — that’s camping in Butano State Park. This gem of a campground on the San Mateo coast is set in a canyon canopied by second-growth redwoods, and its 18 walk-in sites are ideal for car-camping. A 50- to 200-foot walk to your site is just enough to feel like you’re roughing it without the constant hum of RV generators. [Visit to sign up for email about getting outdoors in Northern California]

Food and drink

Beer festival:
The Bay Area Brew Festival presents its second annual celebration. The afternoon features dozens of international and domestic beers, plus food trucks. [2 to 5 p.m., Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]


Dance theater:
Dance Continuum SF presents “Darkness Before Light,” a dance-theater concert featuring three premieres and two repertory works. The overall theme is relationships. [8 p.m., Dance Mission, 3316 24th St., S.F.]

Literary arts

National Queer Arts Festival:
Artist Rene Capone and a cast of off-center performers read Capone’s “The Legend of Hedgehog Boy” in a multimedia presentation of the graphic novel. [7:30 p.m., LGBT Center, 1800 Market St., S.F.]


Warped lenses:
Dark-fantasy, horror-comedy, sci-fi and bizarro films screen at the Another Hole in the Head festival. Today’s bill includes “Apocrypha,” “Rare Exports” and “Red Ice.” [Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., S.F.;]


Stand-up show:
Comedian Dave Foley performs. “The Kids in the Hall,” “NewsRadio” and “A Bug’s Life” are some of his credits. [8 and 10:15 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]


Plant sale:
The San Francisco Botanical Garden holds a plant sale. Featured plants: perennials. [10 a.m. to 1 p.m., SFBG nursery, Ninth Avenue at Lincoln Way, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]


Fort Mason Farmers Market top picks

  • Apricots
  • Blueberries
  • Brooks cherries
  • Donut peaches
  • Pork
  • Rasberries
  • Strawberries
  • Smoked organic bacon
  • Yellow and white peaches


A great bike event  

Sunday Streets:
Bicyclists, strollers, dancers, skaters, kids, grandmas, rope skippers, hop-scotchers and anyone else who wants to have fresh-air fun in the streets may enjoy recreational pavement stretching from the Bayview Opera House up Third Street and into Dogpatch this week — no registration, no admission, no cars — come out and play! [11 a.m. to 4 p.m.. from 17th and Carolina streets to Third Street and Palou Avenue, S.F.,]


Picasso show:
“Picasso: Masterpieces From the Musee National Picasso, Paris” opens in San Francisco this weekend. The exhibit contains 150 important works by the artist. [9:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., Golden Gate Park, S.F.]


Haight love:
The Haight Ashbury Street Fair celebrates the spirit of the famed neighborhood. Festivities include music, crafts and dancing in the streets. [11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Haight Street between Stanyan and Ashbury streets, S.F.]


Screen gem:
“Lawrence of Arabia,” David Lean’s cinematic epic, screens at the Castro Theatre as part of its 70mm Festival. Peter O’Toole stars as enigmatic adventurer T.E. Lawrence. [2 and 7 p.m., 429 Castro St., S.F.]


Physically integrated dance:
Axis Dance Company, an ensemble of artists with and without disabilities, presents a concert of physically integrated dance. [3 p.m., Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto]


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