March 22: 5K runs, Angel Island history and more 

click to enlarge Rock show: Oakland’s April & The Paradigm meld power-pop, metal and ska influences. [7 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.] - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • Rock show: Oakland’s April & The Paradigm meld power-pop, metal and ska influences. [7 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]
Something to read

The Crossroads of Should and Must: Find and Follow Your Passion By Elle Luna ($16.95)

The San Francisco artist, who offers life-shaking advice in her book, is appearing at Books Inc. in the Marina on Friday.

Volunteer

YMCA: Volunteers are needed at the YMCA's centers around San Francisco to help with Zumba classes, coach youth sports, work with children and more. [(415) 777-9622, www.ymcasf.org/volunteer]

Brunch

Greens: The vegetarian restaurant offers pupusas packed with Rancho Gordo beans; Rolling Oaks poached eggs; and a Pinnacles scramble with eggs, potatoes, cheddar and cilantro. Deserts include chocolate spice cake and apple-huckleberry galette. [10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Building A, Fort Mason, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.; (415) 771-6222, greensrestaurant.com]

Music

Day of the Deadlies: Surf-rock innovators The Deadlies are playing a free show to promote their fourth album, “The Deadlies.” [2 p.m., Amoeba Music, 1855 Haight St., S.F.]

Rock show: Oakland’s April & The Paradigm meld power-pop, metal and ska influences. [7 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

Hip-hop: Rapper-activist Talib Kweli is touring with up-and-coming Brazilian performer NIKO IS. [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary St., S.F.]

History

Angel Island legacy: Genny Lim and Judy Yung discuss “Poetry and History of Chinese Immigrants on Angel Island, 1910-1940,” a collection of poetry written by immigrants on Angel Island as well as oral histories of former detainees. [5 p.m., Modern Times Bookstore, 2919 24th St, S.F.]]

Get outdoors

Oakland Running Festival: Hit the ground running at the Oakland Running Festival, which includes marathon, half-marathon, 5-kilometer and relay options. [Start times and locations vary; oaklandmarathon.com]

Ink it: Kids can learn how to make ink from berries, and write in calligraphy with quill pens, in honor of National Reading Month. [11 a.m.-4 p.m., Officers' Club, 50 Moraga Ave., Presidio, S.F.; RSVP requested at presidio.gov]

Swing dancing: Take a free swing-dancing lesson before boogying in the street during Lindy in the Park. [11 a.m. to 2 p.m., between de Young Museum and Music Concourse, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Fundraiser run: The MMRF Team for Cures: San Francisco 5K Walk/Run is a fundraiser to fight multiple myeloma, a common form of blood cancer. [1 p.m., Marina Green, Marina Boulevard and Scott Street, S.F.; themmrf.org]

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