Oct. 12: Burning Man party, chamber music and more 

click to enlarge The 32nd Street Brass Band of the U.S. Navy Band Southwest plays big-band and modern tunes at the cable car turnaround at Powell and Market streets on Friday. The band, stationed on the USS America, was in town for Fleet Week festivities. Navy Band Southwest originated in San Diego in 1923. Other Navy Band Southwest ensembles include Showband West, SeaBreeze,  brass and woodwind quintets, and the contemporary group the Destroyers. - MIKE KOOZMIN/THE S.F. EXAMINER
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  • The 32nd Street Brass Band of the U.S. Navy Band Southwest plays big-band and modern tunes at the cable car turnaround at Powell and Market streets on Friday. The band, stationed on the USS America, was in town for Fleet Week festivities. Navy Band Southwest originated in San Diego in 1923. Other Navy Band Southwest ensembles include Showband West, SeaBreeze, brass and woodwind quintets, and the contemporary group the Destroyers.

SOMETHING TO READ

Drivel: Deliciously Bad Writing Edited by Julia Scott ($16) As the Litquake festival celebrates literary excellence this week, check out its first book, which celebrates the opposite. Read not-great writing from great writers such as Gillian Flynn, Mary Roach and Dave Eggers.

VOLUNTEER

Boys Hope Girls Hope: The residential program seeks volunteer tutors in biology and ESL (Cantonese and Spanish speakers) to work with kids in need. [4 to 8 p.m.; http://volunteer.truist.com/thevolunteercenter/org or www.boyshopegirlshope.org]

GET OUTSIDE

Beach run: Hit the sand for the Rockaway Beach 5K. [9 a.m., Rockaway Beach parking lot, Dondee and San Marlo ways, Pacifica]

Decompression Heat the Street Faire: Burning Man fans still decompressing from a truly epic August come together for live music, fire dancing, art installations, fire art, circus acts and fire. [Noon-11 p.m., 19th and Minnesota streets, S.F.]

Italian Heritage Parade: Marching bands, parade floats, Italian musicians and more take the streets for an annual celebration of Italian culture. [12:30 p.m., parade starts at Jefferson and Stockton streets, S.F.]

By request: The Golden Gate Park band closes out its 132nd season with audience favorites. [1 p.m., Music Concourse, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Oktoberfest outdoors: Celebrate Oktoberfest at the Beach Chalet with live German music, German food and plenty of German beer. [3-6 p.m., 1000 Great Highway, S.F.]

MUSIC

Bluegrass Sukkot: Emily Bonn and the Vivants put a new twist on the Jewish holiday with a family-friendly concert just made for dancing. [10 a.m., Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F.]

Chamber music: The Takács Quartet teams up with pianist Marc-André Hamelin to play music by Haydn and Debussy. [3 p.m., Hertz Hall, UC Berkeley, 101 Sproul Hall, Berkeley]

Czech it out: Czech music star Petr Janda, lead singer of the band Olympic, is still rocking at 72 years old. [7 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

New music: Singer-songwriter Brendan James plays songs from his latest album, "Simplify." [9 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

MUSEUMS

Modern art: "Modernism from the National Gallery of Art: The Robert & Jane Meyerhoff Collection" concludes its run today. [9:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m., de Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, S.F.]

MARKETPLACE

Farmers market: The Heart of the City Farmers Market has operated for more than three decades. [7 a.m.-5 p.m., Market Street between Seventh and Eighth streets, S.F.]

FILM

Art documentary: "Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case," follows the artist behind the current "@Large" exhibit at Alcatraz as he fights repression in China. [1 and 6 p.m., 4-Star Theatre, 2200 Clement St., S.F.]

BRUNCH

Mama's on Washington Square: Breakfast is the main attraction at the Marina district restaurant, with dishes including "M'omlettes" such as the S.O.B. (South of the Border), which includes Spanish chorizo, black beans, homemade salsa and pepper jack cheese. Since it's Dungeness season, a crab eggs Benedict and crab omelette are also featured. [8 a.m.-3 p.m., 1701 Stockton St., S.F.; (415) 362-6421, www.mamas-sf.com]

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