Good day, San Francisco: July 4 

Outdoor theater: The San Francisco Mime Troupe launches its 2007 free summer-in-the-parks production, "Making a Killing." The play is a political satire with music. [2 p.m., Dolores Park, 18th and Dolores streets]

Who’s in town

Wil Blades, one of San Francisco’s top organists, performs a concert of funky soul-jazz. [8 and 10 p.m., Jazz at Pearl’s, 256 Columbus Ave.]

City activities

Pyrotechnically speaking: Fourth of July waterfront festivities include entertainment during the day and, at 9:30 p.m., the fireworks show. [2 to 10 p.m., S.F. waterfront, from Aquatic Park to Pier 39]

Strike up the band: The Golden Gate Park Band performs a Fourth of July concert. [1 p.m., Spreckles Temple of Music, Music Concourse, Golden Gate Park]

Outdoors

San Francisco Zoo: Attractions include Grizzly Gulch, African Savanna, Gorilla Preserve, Koala Crossing, Lion House, Penguin Island and the Little Puffer. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sloat Boulevard at 47th Avenue]

Conservatory of Flowers: Attractions include "Chomp," an exhibit of carnivorous plants. [9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Golden Gate Park]

Museums

Academy of Sciences: Exhibits include "Aquarium Under Construction" and "Xtreme Life: On Earth and Beyond?" [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 875 Howard St.]

Exploratorium: Exhibits include "Listen: Making Sense of Sound," "Traits of Life," "Seeing" and "Microscope Imaging Station." [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 3601 Lyon St.]

Tours

Bay Quackers: Participants explore The City aboard a DUKW, a refurbished amphibious landing craft from World War II. [10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., Anchorage Mall, 2800 Leavenworth St.]

North Beach: Foot Tours presents a North Beach tour with an "F" theme. Topics include food, films, fires, fashion and fiction. [3 to 5 p.m.; meet at the steps of Coit Tower, 1 Telegraph Hill; RSVP: (415) 793-5378]

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