May 17: Bay to Breakers, Justin Roberts and more 

Something to read

Daughters of the Samurai: By Janice P. Nimura ($26.95) Young Japanese girls raised in traditional samurai households come to 1870s San Francisco before returning to their homeland to fight for women's education in this historical novel.


Habitat For Humanity: The home-building nonprofit seeks volunteers with and without construction experience to help build new homes in San Francisco and carry out simple repairs. [500 Washington St., S.F.; (415) 625-1029,]


Sabrosa: The Mexican kitchen's brunch menu includes huevos rancheros with carnitas, avocado Benedict, and Mexican French toast made with brioche and Ibarra chocolate. Traditional tacos are also on the morning menu. [11 a.m.-4 p.m., 3200 Fillmore St., S.F.; (415) 638-6500;]

Get outside

Bay to Breakers: Put on a fabulous outfit and hit the road for Bay to Breakers, the nation's oldest consecutively run footrace. [8 a.m. start, Howard and Main streets, S.F.;]

Kids' SuperTri: Children 15 and under can compete in a the Kids' SuperTri triathlon, with different running, swimming and biking requirements for different age levels. [8 a.m., Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay, 3 Miramontes Point Road, Half Moon Bay]

Esprit Park project: Volunteers are needed to weed, mulch and pick up litter at the community park. Light refreshments will be served. [9 a.m.-noon, Esprit Park, Minnesota and 19th streets, S.F.]

Horsing around: In honor of the Presidio's time as an Army base, when more than 500 horses were kept in cavalry stables, kids can make their own toy horses with movable legs. [11 a.m.-4 p.m., Officers' Club, 50 Moraga Ave., Presidio, S.F.; RSVP requested at]


Experimental sounds: John Wiese, who specializes in video and sound installations, is performing alongside a film screening. [7 p.m., The Lab, 2948 16th St., S.F.]

Americana music: Western-swing group Asleep at the Wheel has been rolling for 44 years. [8 p.m., Slim's, 333 11th St., S.F.]

Rock show: Dallas shoegaze outfit True Widow is headlining a show that also includes San Francisco's own King Woman, a noisy cabal fronted by Kristina Esfandiari. [9 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

DIY activities

Maker Faire: The two-day Maker Faire concludes with demonstrations, hands-on activities, performances and more. [10 a.m.-6 p.m., San Mateo Event Center, 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo]


ABC's of rock: Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players are an indie-rock band with songs about important subjects like school picture day and monsters under the bed. [11 a.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

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