July 6: 'Gorgeous' and other SF events 

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  • Admission is free at the Asian Art Museum for Target Free First Sunday. Current exhibitions include “Gorgeous” and the final few days of “The Carved Brush: Calligraphy, Painting and Seal Carving by Qi Baishi.”
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Water Paper Stone: Letters From a Mill in France

By Judy O’Shea ($17.95)

Just in time for Bastille Day, the San Franciscan’s memoir recounts her 17 years in rural France with her husband — and an 18th-century water mill.

Lend a hand

Urban farm: Bring a hat and get your hands dirty at Alemany Farm, which needs volunteers to harvest and distribute fruits and veggies. [Noon to 5 p.m., 700 Alemany Blvd., S.F.; (415) 624-9934, www.alemanyfarm.org]

Parks

Swing dancing: Dancers take over the streets for Lindy in the Park, which includes a free lesson and hours of boogieing. [11 a.m. to 2 p.m., between de Young Museum and Music Concourse, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Yoga al fresco: Bring a mat and stretch your boundaries at Dolores Park with yoga sessions taught by Purusha Yoga instructors. Donations accepted, but not required. [11 a.m., 19th and Dolores streets, S.F.]

Picnic at the Presidio: Expect food trucks, games, music and lots of fresh air at the Presidio’s Main Parade Ground. [11 a.m. to 4 p.m., between Graham Street and Keyes Avenue, Presidio, S.F.]

Peddling on the Peninsula: Cañada Road is closed between the Filoli estate entrance and state Highway 92 every Sunday for cyclists. [9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 86 Cañada Road, Woodside; (650)361-1785]

Music

Open-air orchestra: The San Francisco Symphony busts out of Davies Symphony Hall to serenade the 77th Stern Grove Festival with music by Gershwin, Mancini, Ravel and more. [2 p.m., 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard, S.F.]

Comedy

S.F. Comedy Showcase: The Punch Line Comedy Club hosts some of the best local stand-up comedians. [8 p.m., 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Museums

Art appreciation: Admission is free at the Asian Art Museum for Target Free First Sunday. Current exhibitions include “Gorgeous” and the final few days of “The Carved Brush: Calligraphy, Painting and Seal Carving by Qi Baishi.” [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 200 Larkin St., S.F.]

Movies

New filmmakers: Bay Area filmmaking co-op Scary Cow presents a screening of short films at the Castro Theatre. Audience members can vote for their favorites and decide which filmmakers will earn funding. [2- 8 p.m., 429 Castro St., S.F.]

Marketplaces

Farmers market: The Stonestown Farmers Market brings together growers, vendors and oodles of free parking at the shopping mall. [9 a.m.-1 p.m., 3251 20th Ave., S.F.]

Theater

Big questions: Teenager Dezi Gallegos asks big questions in a one-man show about his journey to figure out whether God exists. [7 p.m., Marsh, 1062 Valencia St., S.F.]

Presidio Social Club: Old favorites including eggs Benedict and the croque madame are joined by more exotic fare such as Mission-style chilaquiles in the remodeled former military barracks. The deliciously potent Painkiller cocktail is recommended. [10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 563 Ruger St., Presidio, S.F.]

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