September 22: Kevin Johansen and other SF events 

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Crime of Privilege

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The San Francisco-based trial lawyer's thriller connects a murder on Cape Cod, a rape in Palm Beach and a powerful and influential American family.

Lend a hand

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: Volunteers are needed to unload bikes from a truck and to help riders retrieve their bikes at the Bike MS: Waves to Wine 2013 event. [2 to 6 p.m., Cow Palace, 2600 Geneva Ave., Daly City;]


Wurst case scenario: The spirit of Munich's famed festival sets the tone at the annual Oktoberfest by the Bay. The celebration features music, dancing, and German food and beer. [11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Pier 48, S.F.]

Blues festival: The Polk Street Blues Festival features nonstop blues on two stages. Food and a merchant marketplace round out the celebration. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Polk Street between Pacific Avenue and Green Street, S.F.]

Community concerts

Outdoor opera: Redwood City's Classical Music Series welcomes Bay Shore Lyric Opera. The community concert includes arias and ensembles from popular operas. [5 p.m., Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City]


Sculpture tour: A docent from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art leads a tour of Mark di Suvero's sculpture exhibit at Crissy Field. [10:30 a.m.; meet at Warming Hut, west end of Crissy Field, Presidio of S.F.;]


Park band: The Golden Gate Park Band presents its weekly concert. Today's program, "Robert Emmet Day," features Irish music and dancing. [1 p.m., Music Concourse, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Benefit concert: Singer-songwriter Kevin Johansen, whose rock and pop sound reflects his Argentinean roots, performs a "Hope and Healing" concert benefiting Instituto Familiar de la Raza. [7 p.m., SF Jazz Center, 201 Franklin St., S.F.]

Men's chorus: Chanticleer presents "She Said/He Said," a vocal concert featuring a wide range of music involving dialogue between the sexes. [5 p.m., San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., S.F.]

Americana songs: Singer-songwriter Alana Newman sings songs from her new Americana collection exploring poverty, justice and the race for love and purpose. [8 p.m., Hotel Utah Saloon, 500 Fourth St., S.F.]


Stand-up show: Comedian Jo Koy, seen on "Chelsea Lately," Comedy Central, and at clubs across the country, performs. [7 p.m., Cobb's Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]


Bubble bonanza: "The World's Funniest Bubble Show," with "Amazing Bubble Man" Louis Pearl, is back. The performance features comedy, artistry, and lots of unusual bubbles. [11 a.m., Marsh, 1062 Valencia St., S.F.]


Dance it up: Alonzo King's Lines Dance Center hosts "All You Can Dance for just $5," an open house featuring classes ¾ ballet, tap, tango, bhangra, and more ¾ for dancers and nondancers alike. [1 to 5 p.m., 26 Seventh St., S.F.]

Literary arts

New cookbook: Grady Henrix and Amanda Cohen present "Dirt Candy: A Cookbook," a graphic novel featuring food from Cohen's popular vegetarian restaurant. [3 p.m., Omnivore Books on Food, 3885a Cesar Chavez St., S.F.]

Poetry reading: City Lights Bookstore, as part of its 60th-anniversary events, hosts a reading by Quiet Lightning, the submission-based series. Evan Karp hosts. [2 p.m., Kerouac Alley, near 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]


Eastside West Restaurant and Bar: Chef Dino Vasquez cooks standard and creative American fare. The "Bottomless Mimosa Brunch," which includes a chosen entree, is recommended. Entrees include several Benedict selections; the "Iron Maiden," with skirt steak, onions, tomato, chorizo and two poached eggs; and "Big Easy bread pudding." [10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 3154 Fillmore St., S.F.; (415) 885-4000]


49ers vs. Colts

1:25 p.m., CBS (KPIX, Ch. 5)

Former Stanford star Andrew Luck leads the Indianapolis Colts into town to face his old college coach in Jim Harbaugh and the 49ers.


Baseball: The Giants close out a three-game series against the New York Yankees. [10:05 a.m., Yankee Stadium, New York, CSN Bay Area]


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