July 28: J-pop fair and other S.F. events 

click to enlarge The San Francisco Symphony presents the film "Battleship Potemkin" with live organ music by Cameron Carpenter. - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • The San Francisco Symphony presents the film "Battleship Potemkin" with live organ music by Cameron Carpenter.
WEEKEND READ

Serving Victoria

By Kate Hubband ($29.99)

Subtitled "Life in the Royal Household," the book is culled from diaries, journals and letters written by Queen Victora's doctor, children's governess, chaplain and maid of honor.

LEND A HAND

American Cancer Society: Persons between the ages of 30 and 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer and are willing to make a long-term commitment are needed for a cancer-prevention study. [Details: www.CPS3BayArea.org]

GET OUTSIDE

Parks

Stern Grove: The San Francisco Ballet performs at the Stern Grove Festival. The program features Alexei Ratmansky's "From Foreign Lands" and other works. [2 p.m., Sigmund Stern Grove, Sloat Boulevard and 19th Avenue, S.F.]

Park band: The Golden Gate Park Band presents its weekly concert. "Great concert band music" is on the program. Featured soloist: soprano Dalyte Kodzis. [1 p.m., Music Concourse, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Festivals

J-pop fair: The J-Pop Summit Festival, celebrating Japanese popular music, art, fashion, and more is happening in Japantown. New this year: the Japan Film Festival. [11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Post and Webster streets and thereabouts, S.F.]

Marketplaces

Flea market: Treasure Island Flea presents its July market. Local makers, collectors and food purveyors take part. Activities include DIY workshops and bungee jumping. [10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 1 Avenue of the Palms, Treasure Island]

AROUND TOWN

Community

Car-free streets: "Sunday Streets" returns to the Mission District. People can enjoy activities and camaraderie on car-free thoroughfares at this community event. [11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; www.sundaystreetssf.com]

Sports and recreation

Baseball game: The San Francisco Giants play the Chicago Cubs. Promotional offer: a Marco Scutaro T-shirt for the first 20,000 fans to arrive. [1:05 p.m., AT&T Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza, S.F.]

Music

Mozart concert: The Midsummer Mozart Festival presents "Program II," an all-Mozart concert featuring the Midsummer Mozart Orchestra and guest violinist Mayuko Kamio. [3 p.m., Legion of Honor, 100 34th Ave., S.F.]

Jazz fest: Saxophonist Dayna Stephens, known for his rich tone and urgent phrasing, performs at the Stanford Jazz Festival. Taylor Eigsti and Tootie Heath join him. [7:30 p.m., Dinkelspiel Auditorium, 471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford]

Movies

Film and music: The San Francisco Symphony presents "Disney in Concert" (2 p.m.), featuring film with live songs; and the film "Battleship Potemkin" (7:30 p.m.), with live organ music by Cameron Carpenter. [Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Jewish cinema: The 2013 San Francisco Jewish Film Festival is under way. Today's films include "Hannah Arendt," a biodrama from German director Margarethe von Trotta at 2:05 p.m. [Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.; www.sfjff.org]

Theater

Still curiouser: Alice, at 80, goes back down the rabbit hole in "Wunderworld," a play that, via pantomime and music, explores getting old. Thrillride Mechanics presents the show. [2 and 5 p.m., Creativity Theater, 221 Fourth St., S.F.]

Literary arts

Book fair: Laborfest's 2013 BookFair features readings, talks and panels. Topics range from 1960s movements to immigrant rights to Obama's health-care act. [10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission St., S.F.]

Comedy

Stand-up show: Comedian Tom Cotter performs. An "America's Got Talent" finalist, Cotter has also appeared at the Just for Laughs festival and on Comedy Central. [7:30 p.m., Cobb's Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

BRUNCH

Magic Flute: California and Italian cuisines are served at this trattoria-style restaurant. The smoked-chicken hash with peppers, hash-brown potatoes, poached eggs and sun-dried-tomato hollandaise is a highlighted brunch dish today. Also look for the eggs-Benedict selections, such as crab-cake Benedict, served with potatoes and seasonal fruit. [10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 3673 Sacramento St., S.F.; (415) 922-1225]

BASEBALL

Giants vs. Cubs

1:05 p.m., Comcast SportsNet Bay Area

The Giants finish off a three-game set against the visiting Chicago Cubs, looking to make up ground in the NL West.

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

BASEBALL: The A's play host to the floundering Angels. [1:05 p.m., O.co Coliseum, Oakland, Comcast SportsNet California]

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