March 29: Soko, Easter Fleaster and more 

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Don't Hesitate: Knowing Allen Ginsberg By Marc Olmsted ($16)

Olmsted, who began corresponding with the Beat legend as a young poet in the early 1970s, shares recollections about his friend and sometimes lover.

Volunteer

Presidio Park Stewards: The Presidio needs volunteers to improve and restore native-plant habitats and wildlife environments.. [10 a.m.-1 p.m., 215 Lincoln Blvd., Presidio, S.F.; www.parksconservancy.org]

Brunch

Bar Tartine: The James Beard Award-winning institution offers unique fare such as braised bacon with beets, farmer's cheesecake, and Scandinavian-style smørrebrød open-faced sandwiches. [11 a.m.-2 p.m., 561 Valencia St., S.F.; (415) 487-1600, www.bartartine.com]

Music

Songs of love: Members of the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus are singing excerpts from upcoming choral opera "For a Look Or a Touch," the story of two Jewish men in love who are persecuted by the Nazis. [3 p.m., Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F.]

Beer and music pairing: The Bay Brewed: A Rock and Roll Beer Festival is bringing together bands like Tumbleweed Wanderers, The Seshen, Guy Fox and more along with unlimited tastings from 11 local breweries. [1-6 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

'KHANcert': Community Music Center's Faculty Chamber Music Concert Series presents "Genghis KHANcert," which speculates on what the state of world music would be if the empire of Genghis Khan had never fallen, and if Eastern and Western music styles had been allowed to develop together. [4 p.m., San Francisco Community Music Center, 544 Capp St., S.F.]

Ready to rock: High-energy French multi-instrumentalist and chanteuse Soko is rocking out on songs from her latest album, ""My Dreams Dictate My Reality," and beyond. [8 p.m., Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St., S.F.]

Comedy

Comedy showcase: Ahmed Bharoocha, who has performed on Comedy Central and opened for Louis CK, is headlining the Festa Comedy Night showcase. [5 p.m., Festa Karaoke Lounge, 1825A Post St., S.F.]

Get outside

Zumba in the Park: Dance to Latin beats in a free workout at several San Francisco parks. [10 a.m., 320 Bowling Green Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.; 10:30 a.m., Crocker Amazon Playground, Moscow Street and Italy Avenue, S.F.; 11 a.m., Sunset Recreation Center, 2201 Lawton St., S.F.]

'Easter FLeaster': The Treasure Island Flea Market is featuring an Easter egg hunt, family activities, food and more for its "Easter Fleaster." [10 a.m.-4 p.m., 1 Avenue of the Palms, Treasure Island Flea Market, Treasure Island, S.F.; treasureislandflea.com]

Mark the date: Youths are invited to create bookmarks inspired by the wild animals who call the Presidio home. [11 a.m.-4 p.m., Officers' Club, 50 Moraga Ave., Presidio, S.F.; RSVP requested at presidio.gov]

Rock 'n' run: The Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon is followed by a concert featuring American Authors and Cosmo Alleycats. [6:30 a.m., Great Highway and Fulton Street, S.F.; runrocknroll.competitor.com]

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