June 7: Alcatraz triathlon, The Weepies and more 

click to enlarge PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Suspect Michael Cortez lies handcuffed on the pavement in downtown San Francisco after allegedly leading police on a long pursuit June 1. Police pulled the 24-year-old from a wrecked Cadillac on Fifth and Mission streets after he reportedly plowed into several cars and injured several people during a chase that started in the Bayview. Officers were attempting to arrest him on a parole violation when he fled, police said. - MIKE KOOZMIN/THE S.F. EXAMINER
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  • PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Suspect Michael Cortez lies handcuffed on the pavement in downtown San Francisco after allegedly leading police on a long pursuit June 1. Police pulled the 24-year-old from a wrecked Cadillac on Fifth and Mission streets after he reportedly plowed into several cars and injured several people during a chase that started in the Bayview. Officers were attempting to arrest him on a parole violation when he fled, police said.

Something to read

In the Unlikely Event By Judy Blume ($27.95) The icon of young-adult fiction is talking about her latest book, which chronicles a series of mysterious plane crashes in a small town, with actress Molly Ringwald at the Castro Theatre today.

Volunteer

Farm day: Wear sensible shoes and comfortable clothes for a day at Alemany Farm, which needs volunteers to harvest and distribute fruits and vegetables. [Noon-5 p.m., 700 Alemany Blvd., S.F.]

Brunch

Uva Enoteca: The Lower Haight restaurant serves up Italian-influenced brunch fare such as a meatball sandwich with ricotta salata and arugula as well as a kale-and-sausage pizza. [11 a.m.-3 p.m., 568 Haight St., S.F.; (415) 829-2024, uvaenoteca.com]

Get outside

Alcatraz challenge: The Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon challenges athletes to swim from Alcatraz to the shore, complete an 18-mile bike ride and run 8 miles. Spectators can watch from the Marina Green. [7:30 a.m., Marina Green, S.F.; escapefromalcatraztriathlon.com]

Street party: The Union Street Festival concludes with live music, fashion shows, food and more. [10 a.m.-6 p.m., Union Street between Gough and Steiner streets, S.F.]

Community dance: Join local dance legend Anna Halprin, 95, for “Planetary Dance,” a group piece dedicated to fostering peace. [11 a.m., Santos Meadow, 2799 Muir Wood Road, Mill Valley]

Presidio crafts: Kids can learn about the Presidio’s long Spanish history by creating vibrant designs on ceramic Spanish tiles. [11 a.m.-4 p.m., Officers’ Club, 50 Moraga Ave., Presidio, S.F.; RSVP requested at presidio.gov]

Music

Retro rock: Three-piece band The Budrows, which plays rock ’n’ roll using a cigar-box guitar, washboard and other old-timey instruments, are celebrating the release of their EP “No Bad Whiskey.” [4 p.m., Thee Parkside, 1600 17th St., S.F.]

‘Sirens’ song: Indie-pop duo The Weepies are touring to promote their first album in five years, “Sirens.” [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Dance

South Indian dance: Abhinaya Dance Company showcases South Indian bharatanatyam dance in “Love Exquisite,” part of the San Francisco International Arts Festival. [3 p.m., Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Film

Big journey: Three siblings search for their long-lost grandfather in the documentary “Finding Sam Lowe: From Harlem to China.” [2 p.m., 145 Ninth St., S.F.]

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