Oracle Racing hits Bay waters to test catamarans 


Testing the waters:
Two sets of teammates from Oracle Racing hit the waters of San Francisco Bay on Monday to test out the catamarans that are slated to run in the 2013 America’s Cup. It wasn’t all smooth sailing — one of the 45-footers, captained by the legendary Russell Coutts, capsized. One crew member was  slightly injured.

Something To Read

The Geek Dad’s Guide to Weekend Fun

By Ken Denmead ($18)

The popular blogger on follows up his best-selling book with another volume subtitled “Cool Hacks, Cutting-Edge Games and More Awesome Projects for the Whole Family.”

Lend A Hand

Golden Gate National Parks Volunteer Program:
Volunteers are needed to help enhance native-plant habitats and create wildlife corridors in the Presidio of San Francisco. [10 a.m. to 1 p.m., meet at Presidio Transit Center, 215 Lincoln Blvd., S.F.; details at]

Get Outside

Music festival:
Father’s Day means the start of the Stern Grove Festival. Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, specializing in R&B and soul, headline the afternoon. [2 p.m., Sigmund Stern Grove, Sloat Boulevard and 19th Avenue, S.F.]

Juneteenth events: The San Francisco Juneteenth Festival, celebrating African-American heritage, continues. Festivities include music, a health fair, crafts and food. [11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Fillmore Street in S.F. Fillmore district]

Beats and bocce: The North Beach Festival continues. Beat and Italian cultures flavor the celebration, which features music, food, crafts and street painting. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Union Street at Grant Avenue and thereabouts, S.F.]

Native arts: The Native Contemporary Arts Festival returns to Yerba Buena Gardens. Native artists present music, dance, storytelling and crafts. [Noon to 3 p.m., Esplanade, Mission Street between Third and Fourth streets, S.F.]

Around Town


Jazz masters:
Roy Hargrove, acclaimed and charismatic horn star, appears in concert. Piano maestro and composer Cedar Walton joins him in a duet. SFJazz presents the program. [7 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Jazz group:
Grammy-nominated jazz guitarist Julian Lage performs with his ensemble. “Gladwell” is his latest album. [4:30 p.m., Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society, Douglas Beach House, 311 Mirada Road, Half Moon Bay]


Free for dads:
Dads can visit the Contemporary Jewish Museum for free on Father’s Day. Exhibits include “Seeing Gertrude Stein: Five Stories” and “Charlotte Salomon: Life? or Theatre?” [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 736 Mission St., S.F.]


Transgender arts:
The 2011 Fresh Meat Festival features transgender and gay talent. Vogue Evolution, the Gay Asian Pacific Alliance Men’s Chorus, Natasha Muse and many others perform. [7 p.m., Z Space, 450 Florida St., S.F.]


LGBT cinema:
The 35th Francisco International LGBT Film Festival is under way. Today’s bill includes the documentary “Cho Dependent” and the Argentinean thriller “Absent.” [11 a.m. onward, three venues;]

Rep-house pick:
“Wings of Desire” (1987) screens at the Red Vic Movie House. Bruno Ganz plays an angel who wants to become mortal after falling in love with a circus trapeze artist. [2, 4:45 and 7:30 p.m., 1727 Haight St., S.F.]


Chef Rick Bartram’s Father’s Day brunch menu contains California and Asian-inspired cuisine. The chicken hash with poached eggs, salsa and chipotle hollandaise is a signature dish. Also recommended are the MO omelet (Chinese sausage, shiitakes, green onions, egg whites), the burger (with fried egg) and the Champagne bar. [11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mandarin Oriental, 222 Sansome St., S.F.; (415) 276-9888]



Giants at A’s

1:05 p.m., Comcast SportsNet Bay Area and California

A pair of talented right-handers square off in Oakland in the finale of the Bay Bridge Series when Matt Cain and the Giants take on Trevor Cahill and the A’s.


The final round of the U.S. Open wraps up. [10:30 a.m., Congressional Country Club, Bethesda, Md., NBC (KNTV, Ch. 11)]

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