May 31: Marathon, brunch and more 

Embyr Nelson, 20 months old, of San Jose stands next to a gravestone in the Presidio's San Francisco National Cemetery during Memorial Day events. - MIKE KOOZMIN/THE S.F. EXAMINER
  • Mike Koozmin/The S.F. Examiner
  • Embyr Nelson, 20 months old, of San Jose stands next to a gravestone in the Presidio's San Francisco National Cemetery during Memorial Day events.

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The Rainman's Third Cure By Peter Coyote ($26)

The actor, writer and Buddhist shares portraits of people who've shaped his life, as well as reflections of his work in street theater and political organizing in 1960s San Francisco.

Volunteer

San Francisco Food Bank: Volunteers are needed to help sort donations, assemble grocery boxes for seniors and more. [9-11 a.m. and 12:30-2:30 p.m., 900 Pennsylvania Ave., S.F.; register online at www.sfmfoodbank.org]

Brunch

The Butler and The Chef: A few blocks away from AT&T Park, this French bistro is known for its eggs Benedict with Niman Ranch ham, croque monsieur sandwiches and, of course, French toast. [10 a.m.-3 p.m., 155 S. Park St., S.F.; (415) 896-2075, butlerandthechef.com]

Get outside

Garden party: Check out family activities, walking tours, live music and more at the San Francisco Botanical Garden's 75th anniversary Community Garden. [10 a.m.-5 p.m., San Francisco Botanical Garden, 1199 Ninth Ave., S.F.]

Purple strong: Help raise money for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network with a 5K run and walk at Crissy Field. [8:15 a.m., Crissy Field, 1199 E. Beach; purplestride.kintera.org]

Postcard from the Presidio: Kids can create their own postcards and check out vintage postcards that soldiers exchanged with their families and friends during the Presidio's days as a military base. [11 a.m.-4 p.m., Officers' Club, 50 Moraga Ave., Presidio, S.F.; RSVP requested at presidio.gov]

Zoo 'Gabba Gabba': The zoo is hosting Brobee, Foofa, Muno, Plex and Toodee from the children's show "Yo Gabba Gabba!" [11 a.m.-4 p.m., San Francisco Zoo, 945 Sloat Blvd., S.F.]

Music

BottleRock: The BottleRock Napa Valley music festival wraps up with performances by No Doubt, Gipsy Kings, Snoop Dogg and more. [Noon, Napa Valley Expo, 575 Third St., Napa]

'Everglow': Pop-rock group Mae is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its seminal album "The Everglow," by playing it in its entirety. [8 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

Chinese music: Li Xiangting, Wang Fei and more are paying tribute to the music of Zha Fuxi, considered the master of Chinese guqin music. [5 p.m., Fort Mason Center, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.; guqin.org/zhafuxi/concert.html]

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