June 16: Cuban beats and more S.F. events 


By Alysia Abbott ($25.95)

Subtitled "A Memoir of My Father," the book is a moving and haunting memoir about growing up motherless in 1970s and 1980s San Francisco with an openly gay father.


Craft Spirits Carnival: Volunteers are needed to help out with general duties at this tasting room for handcrafted, ultra-premium spirits. [11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.; info, RSVP: www.onebrick.org]



Japantown festival: The Japan Day Festival features Japanese arts performances at Japantown Peace Plaza. Highlights include the bon odori, a Japanese folk dance. [Noon to 5:30 p.m., Post and Buchanan streets, S.F.]

Beats and biscotti: The North Beach Festival continues. Beat and Italian cultures flavor the celebration, which features music, food, street painting and more. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Columbus and Grant avenues and nearby blocks, S.F.]

Native arts: The Native Contemporary Arts Festival celebrates California's native cultures with an afternoon of music, dance and crafts. Performers include Indigenous. [Noon to 3 p.m., Yerba Buena Gardens, 770 Mission St., S.F.]

Sports and recreation

Marathon run: Both a serious footrace and a scenic city tour, the 2013 San Francisco Marathon takes place today. Courses include full- and half-marathon runs. A celebration follows. [5:30 a.m.; www.thesfmarathon.com]


Parks and gardens

Stern Grove: The Stern Grove Festival launches its 76th season of free concerts. Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs perform an afternoon of R&B and rock. [2 p.m., Sigmund Stern Grove, Sloat Boulevard and 19th Avenue, S.F.; www.sterngrove.org]


Exhibition: The Artists Guild of San Francisco, the oldest outdoor art collective in the country, presents an exhibition of member artwork. [9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Jessie Square, 736 Mission St., S.F.]


Park band: The Golden Gate Park Band presents its weekly concert. Today's program: "A Day at the Circus," with circus music and a performance by Circus Bella. [1 p.m., Music Concourse, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Cuban percussionist: New York-based Cuban percussionist Pedrito Martinez appears. Martinez's music contains Afro-Cuban rumba and Santeria's bata beats. [8 p.m., SFJazz Center, 201 Franklin St., S.F.]


Father's Day humor: A "Father's Day Comedy and Burlesque Lunch" features comedians, a meal and dancers. Featured comics: Joe Klocek, Keith Lowell Jensen and Caitlin Gill. [2 p.m., Cobb's Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]


World dance: The San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival presents "Weekend 2." Nine troupes, specializing in Tibetan, Balinese, Andean and other styles, are on the bill. [2 p.m., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 700 Howard St., S.F.]


Silent suspense: "The Hitchcock 9," a series featuring Alfred Hitchcock's nine surviving silent films, presents its final day. Films include "The Lodger" (1926), Hitchcock's first thriller. [8 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]

Black cinema: The San Francisco Black Film Festival presents films featuring black experiences from around the world. Sunday's extensive lineup includes the documentary "American Beatboxer" at 6 p.m. at the Boom Boom Room, 1601 Fillmore St., S.F. [www.sfbff.org]


Bubble show: "Amazing Bubble Man" Louis Pearl performs "The World's Funniest Bubble Show." Comedy, audience participation and bubbles galore make up this event for all ages. [11 a.m., Marsh, 1062 Valencia St., S.F.]


Nombe Restaurant: Chef-owner Mari Takahashi serves brunch on Sundays, and the Japanese Breakfast is recommended. The meal includes grilled fish, salad, onsen tamago (slow-cooked egg), miso soup, pickles, fruit and, in honor of Father's Day, a scoop of ice cream. Drinks include a Togarashi Bloody Mary and a blood-orange mimosa. [11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 2491 Mission St., S.F.; (415) 681-7150]


Giants at Braves

5 p.m., ESPN

Tim Lincecum and the Giants take the national spotlight as they take on the National League East-leading Atlanta Braves.


Golf: The U.S. Open, golf's second major of the year, concludes at Merion. [9 a.m., Merion Golf Club, Ardmore, Pa., NBC (KNTV, Ch. 11)]

BART Station Buskers

The Cello Street Quartet, comprising Andres Vera, 25, Gretchen Claassen, 35, Matthew Linaman, 21, and Adam Young, 24, all graduates from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, were busking at the Montgomery Street station on Thursday. This group of street performers has been working together for two years, playing at events or in public places.


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