Good Weekend: June 18-20 

Starbelly, chef Adam Timney’s new restaurant on the edge of the Castro, is finding success with a seasonal menu top-heavy with small dishes, a hamburger, pizza and a few exceptional main courses.

Meet Your Mixologist:
Jason LeCroy has been serving tasty, super-fresh cocktails at Lark Creek Steak, the eatery and bar under the dome in Westfield San Francisco Centre, since the establishment opened a few years ago.

On the town  
LGBT cinema:
The San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival features "Sasha," "The Owls" and "Grown Up Movie Star" today. [Noon onward; three S.F. venues;]

Juneteenth joking: The San Francisco Juneteenth Festival presents its 2010 "Comedy Explosion." Six local comics perform. [8 p.m., African American Art & Culture Complex, 762 Fulton St., S.F.]


Ferry Plaza Farmers Market top picks

Royal Blenheim apricots
Mustard greens
Lemon cucumbers
Chocolate mint
Padron peppers
Elephant garlic
Bread and butter pickles
Summer squash
Rainier cherries

A great hike
Purisima Charisma:
Purisima Creek Redwoods offers great ocean views, towering trees, fern-filled canyons and almost no people. A 10-mile journey touches highlights of the northern Santa Cruz Mountain preserve. Start with a descent on Whittemore Gulch Trail that serves up views of Half Moon Bay and Pillar Point. Take a break beneath sycamores and redwoods before the gradual climb up the Purisima Creek Trail and along canyon-hugging Soda Gulch Trail. [For directions and more information visit, the largest outdoor lifestyle publication in Northern California]

Juneteenth weekend:
The San Francisco Juneteenth Festival celebrates African American heritage. Look for music, crafts and a parade. [11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Civic Center Plaza, S.F.; parade: 11 a.m., Geary and Steiner streets, S.F.]

Pride celebration: The LGBT Community Center hosts its Pride Party. Festivities include entertainment, drinks, artwork, food, a community resource center and an alcohol-free area for families. [1 to 4 p.m., 1800 Market St., S.F.]

Pride concert:
The Bay Area Rainbow Symphony presents its "BARS Pride Concert." Music by Gershwin, Copland, Milhaud and Revueltas is on the program. [8 p.m., San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., S.F.]

Good folk: "Keep the Faith," a vaudeville-circus show, honors Faith Petric, grande dame of the local folk-music scene. Proceeds benefit KPFA and the New Old Time Chautauqua. [7:30 p.m., Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Roots artist: The Noe Valley Music Series welcomes country and bluegrass singer-songwriter Jim Lauderdale. He's celebrating the release of his CD "Patchwork River." [8:15 p.m., Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St., S.F.]

Performance collective:
The Real Kim Harmon collective performs "Habeas Corpus," a multidisciplinary show based on community response to the question "What would you like to get rid of?" [8 p.m., Viracocha, 998 Valencia St., S.F.]

Celtic band:
Pacifica Performances welcomes Golden Bough. Celtic music is the band's specialty. [7:30 p.m., Mildred Owen Hall, 1220 Linda Mar Blvd., Pacifica]

Author appearance:
Alan Furst makes a sign-and-chat appearance celebrating the release of his new novel, "Spies of the Balkans." [2 p.m., "M" Is for Mystery, 86 E. Third Ave., San Mateo]


A great bike ride
Sunday Streets: This week’s healthy car-free area is the Mission. Enjoy open space through the heart of the district, from Dolores Park to Garfield Square. Family-friendly avenues include 19th, Valencia, 24th and Harrison streets; the routes are lined with activities for all ages and interests. [10 a.m. to 3 p.m.;]

Beats and bocce:
Beat and Italian culture distinguish the North Beach Festival. Look for entertainment, crafts, Italian street painting, food and more. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Union Street and Grant Avenue and thereabouts, S.F.]

Festival kickoff:
Father's Day means the start of the Stern Grove Festival. Angelique Kidjo (gospel, soul, Afropop, jazz) and Sarazino (reggae, Latin) perform. [2 p.m., Sigmund Stern Grove, Sloat Boulevard and 19th Avenue, S.F.]

Piano concert: Acclaimed pianist Yuja Wang appears, performing works by Scarlatti, Schumann, Scriabin and Prokofiev. [7 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Indie rock: The Rescues, a rock and pop band that has become a significant force in the L.A. music scene, performs at Cafe Du Nord. [8 p.m., 2170 Market St., S.F.]

Neo-vaudeville revue:
Fou Fou Ha, a troupe featuring colorfully costumed jester- and anime-style performers, presents "The Dynamite Show," a song and dance revue. [3 p.m., Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th St., S.F.]

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