Oysters, film, live music highlight Father's Day weekend in The City 

Friday night


Food: North Beach favorite Rose Pistola, after a recent spruce-up, continues to serve great fare from a huge varied menu — the pizza, pasta and desserts are exemplary.


Meet Your Mixologist: Anna Rossi from Credo in The City’s Financial District takes on unique challenges, which she demonstrates in her Bounty Hunter, a cocktail with honey, lemon juice, vodka and chocolate.

On the town

Black cinema: The 2011 San Francisco Black Film Festival kicks off its weekend-long lineup. Mario Van Peebles’ “Things Fall Apart” (8:30  p.m., Delancey Street screening room, 600 Embarcadero) and Kevin Epps’ “Straight Outta Hunters Point 2” (7 p.m., Lumiere, 1572 California St.) are among today’s highlights. [Multiple venues;


A great excursion
“Island Oysters and Beer”: Prepare to slurp, sip and burp — the Cove Cantina Oyster Bar at Angel Island State Park has opened for the summer, with an updated kitchen, expanded menu and place to dance. Enjoy free live music, a tin-roofed patio bar, barbecued Hog Island oysters and Lagunitas India Pale Ale to wash it all down. After a few turns on the dance floor, kick back and view the Tiburon coast. [Visit WeekendSherpa.com to sign up for email about getting outdoors in Northern California]

Juneteenth events: The San Francisco Juneteenth Festival, celebrating African-American heritage, begins. Look for a parade (11 a.m., S.F. Civic Center) and street fair (11 a.m. to 7 p.m., S.F. Fillmore district) today. [www.sfjuneteenth.org]

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

LGBT cinema: The 2011 Francisco International LGBT Film Festival is under way. Today’s bill includes the documentary “With You” (4 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St.) and the Indonesian comedy “Madame X” (9 p.m., Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St.). [11 a.m. onward, multiple venues; www.frameline.org]


Food and drink
Pinot vino: Pinot Days San Francisco presents its Grand Festival, a tasting where about 200 winemakers representing every major domestic pinot noir region pour their products. [1 to 5 p.m., Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Sports and recreation

Cornhole challenge: Young Faces of ALS hosts Cornhole Challenge Day — a beanbag-toss tournament. It benefits the ALS Therapy Development Institute. [Noon to 5 p.m., Great Meadow, Fort Mason, S.F.; www.yfals.com]

City suites: The Bernal Hill Players present “San Francisco: In and About the City,” a free concert of new chamber music about San Francisco neighborhoods. [8 p.m., Community Music Center, 544 Capp St., S.F.]


Fort Mason Farmers Market top picks

  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Dry farmed potatoes
  • Flavor rosa pluots
  • Quelites greens
  • Yen yen white donut peaches


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

Free celebration: Museum of the African Diaspora celebrates Juneteenth and Father’s Day. The free festivities include a jazz performance by the Marcus Shelby Trio. [Noon to 5 p.m., 685 Mission St., S.F.; RSVP: www.moadsf.org]

Literary arts

‘Clockwork’ bash: Edinburgh Castle Pub hosts “A Clockwork Orange Party,” a bash featuring readings from Anthony Burgess’ novel. [3 p.m., 950 Geary St., S.F.]

Jazz giants: The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, with trumpeter and NEA Jazz Master Wynton Marsalis, makes a rare San Francisco appearance. SFJazz presents the evening. [8 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Ethnic dance: The San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival presents “Poetry in Motion,” a concert of dance with poetry readings. [1 p.m., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St., S.F.]

A great bike ride
Colma cemetery bike tour:
This spirited tour visits places where famous San Franciscans are buried — Woodlawn, Home of Peace and Hills of Eternity, Cypress Lawn and Holy Cross. Bring a snack and water; to reserve, call (415) 608-9035. The cost is $15 to $50 for the ride, which benefits Shaping San Francisco. [Noon to 4 p.m., meet at the BART station, 365 D St., Colma, www.sfbike.org]

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