May 24: Parliament Funkadelic, Carnaval and more 

click to enlarge Isaac Mukundi Mwangi of Kenya shares a moment with the Bay to Breakers footrace after winning the elite men's division of the footrace May 17. - NATHANIEL Y. DOWNES/SPECIAL TO THE S.F. EXAMINER
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  • Isaac Mukundi Mwangi of Kenya shares a moment with the Bay to Breakers footrace after winning the elite men's division of the footrace May 17.

Something to Read

A Book of Walks By Bruce Bochy ($9.95) The Giants' manager shares the health and relaxation benefits of long walks, along with his favorite Bay Area routes.

Volunteer

San Francisco Education Fund: The school-focused nonprofits seeks volunteers who can tutor and mentor students, assist in classrooms and more. Information sessions are held frequently. [2730 Bryant St., S.F.; sfedfund.org, [(415) 695-5400]

Get outside

Muir Woods: A free guided tour traverses three miles of lush forest. [6-9:30 a.m., Muir Woods National Monument, 1 Muir Woods Road, Mill Valley; RSVP required at (415) 388-2596]

Race: The Kennedy Drive 8K run meanders through Golden Gate Park. [9 a.m., Metson Road and Middle Drive West, Golden Gate Park, S.F.; dserunners.com]

Carnaval SF: Bay Area native Sheila E. is the grand marshal of the Carnaval San Francisco parade, which also includes more than 50 music and dance groups on the move.[9:30 a.m., starts at 24th and Bryant streets, S.F.]

Free concert: The Golden Gate Park Band, which is in its 133rd season, is playing a Memorial Day weekend concert. [1 p.m., Music Concourse, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Music

Soul flashback: George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic are headlining the nostalgic KBLX Stone Soul Concert, which also features Keith Sweat, Cameo, Zapp and more. [Noon, Concord Pavilion, 2000 Kirker Pass Road, Concord]

Pop rock: Oakland's Talkies have an infectious power-pop sound. [7:30 p.m., Make Out Room, 3225 22nd St., S.F.]

Roots music: The California Roots Music & Arts Festival continues with Fishbone, Cypress Hill, Slightly Stoopid and more. [10 a.m., Monterey Fairgrounds, 2004 Fairground Road, Monterey]

Comedy

Standup comedy: Check out comedians from around the Bay Area at Lost Weekend Video's (literally) underground basement venue. [8 p.m., Lost Weekend Video, 1034 Valencia St., S.F.]

Film

German film: Copy & Paste: Reimagining, Remixing & Remaking Film showcases German cinema in a daylong festival. [2:30 p.m., Roxie, 3117 16th St., S.F.]

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