October 6: ZOFO Duet and other SF events 

  • ZOFO Duet performs a program of 20th-century American piano music.


By Malinda Lo ($18)

The sequel to “Adaptation” by the Northern California-based writer is an “X-Files”-inspired science fiction title for young adult readers filled with crazy birds, conspiracies, secret military bases and love.


Rainbow World Fund: Volunteers are needed to sort, count and wire together origami cranes for the World Tree of Hope, a global holiday project. [1 to 5 p.m., Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 100 Diamond St., S.F.; www.onebrick.org]


Fairs and festivals

Castro fair: The Castro Street Fair features crafts, entertainment, dancing, vendors and community groups. Proceeds benefit charities and the rainbow flag that flies overhead. [11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Castro and Market streets, S.F.]

Parks Bluegrass and beyond: The Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival presents its Sunday lineup. Acts include the Deep Dark Woods, Gogol Bordello and Billy Bragg. [11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Golden Gate Park, S.F.; www.hardlystrictlybluegrass.com]

Park band: The Golden Gate Park Band presents its final concert of the season, an audience-request program. [1 p.m., Music Concourse, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Family picnic: Off the Grid’s “Picnic at the Presidio” happens on Sundays through Oct. 27. Picnickers can enjoy food, drinks, fresh produce and lawn games. [11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Main Parade Ground, Main Post, Presidio of S.F.]


Walks and runs

Waterfront race: Bridge to Bridge, benefiting Special Olympics Northern California, features a choice of a 10K or 7K run/walk, plus an expo. The waterfront provides the scenery. [9 a.m., 1 Ferry Building, S.F.; www.bridgetobridge.com]

Bird walk: “Birding at the Garden,” a docent-led bird-watching amble, takes place at the San Francisco Botanical Garden. About 40 species are spotted on the monthly walk. [8 a.m., 1199 Ninth Ave., Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Bicycle activities

Ride and reading: A bike tour and a reading celebrate the new “Bikes to Books” map. History, art, literature and cycling come together. [Tour at 11 a.m., Jack London Street at South Park, S.F.; reading at 2 p.m., Kerouac Alley, S.F.; www.sfbike.org]


Ballet concert: Smuin Ballet presents its fall program. Choreographer Jiri Kylain’s “Return to a Strange Land” is on the bill, along with old favorites by Amy Seiwert and Michael Smuin. [2 p.m., Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon St., S.F.]


Jam band: The jam band Leftover Salmon, whose music has a bluegrass, rock and zydeco sound, performs a show to promote its latest album, “Aquatic Hitchhiker.” [8 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

Piano concert: ZOFO Duet performs a program of 20th-century American piano music. A talk with composer Gabriela Lena Frank (3:15 p.m.) precedes the concert. [4 p.m., St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1111 O’Farrell St., S.F.]


Free day: Today is Target Free First Sunday at the Asian Art Museum. General admission is free. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 200 Larkin St., S.F.]


Hong Kong films: The San Francisco Film Society’s 2013 Hong Kong Cinema series presents its final day. Films include “Conspirators,” an action-packed thriller at 8:45 p.m. [Vogue Theatre, 3290 Sacramento St., S.F.; www.sffs.org]


Podcast pair: Christina Pazsitzky and Tom Segura present their Your Mom’s House Podcast Tour. The pair do the podcast, and stand-up material for a live audience. [7:30 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]


The Pub at Ghirardelli Square: The waterfront restaurant serves American classics and barbecue. Brunch specials include fried chicken with buttermilk biscuits and homemade sausage gravy; smoked brisket hash with two sunny-side-up eggs; butter-pecan French toast with bananas and bourbon-caramel sauce; and a breakfast burrito. [10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 851 Beach St., S.F.; (415) 351-0500]


49ers vs. Texans

5:30 p.m., NBC (KNTV, Ch. 11)

Anquan Boldin and the Niners look to get their record back above .500 as they take on J.J. Watt and the hard-hitting Texans at Candlestick Park.


Golf: The U.S. and International teams compete in the final day in the Presidents Cup. [9 a.m., Muirfield Village Golf Club, Dublin, Ohio, NBC (KNTV, Ch. 11)]


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