Through December 31: Boyz in the Woodz Club Sunday Hike Join the SF Bay Area Gay & Bi Men"s Hiking & Social Club for brunch, a hike, fun events, or dinner. (415) 457-3993. http://members.aol.com/BITWClub.
June 28: International Gay Rugby Tournament San Francisco Fog Rugby Football Club hosts The International Gay Rugby Association"s rugby tournament and festival. Polo fields, Golden Gate Park (free). 8 a.m. www.sffog.org.
June 29: Pride Run 2003 5K and 10K. Golden Gate Park. (415) 978-2429. www.sffrontrunners.com.
August 3: 10th Annual Chronicle Tour de PeninsulaA 33-mile bike ride through the San Francisco Peninsula, with 17-mile and 21-mile shortcuts, rest stops, food and drinks, tech support, and expo. Redwood City. (415) 759-2690. www.rhodyco.com.
August 10: Festival of ChariotsWest end of Speedway Meadow, Golden Gate Park. (415) 649-8619.
Aug. 31: Ana Cablecar Chase & 5K AmbleThis 5.67-mile run & 5K "amble" hits its 20th anniversary. Aquatic Park. (415) 868-1829. www.envirosports.com.
Festivals/Fairs/4th of July
Through June 29: San Francisco International Gay and Lesbian Film FestivalA showcase for some of the world"s finest films from and about the GLBT community. Various locations throughout San Francisco. www.frameline.org.
Through August 17: Stern Grove Midsummer Music FestivalFree performances amid the trees by a variety of artists, including the San Francisco Symphony, Afro Celt Sound System, and WAR. Stern Grove, San Francisco. (415) 252-6252. www.sterngrove.org.
July 4: San Francisco FireworksOver the Bay with great views from Telegraph Hill, Russian Hill, and the Wharf.
July 4: Oakland FireworksAll day festival of crafts and music at Jack London Square, culminating in pyrotechnics.
July 4: San Jose FireworksGod bless us all at the America Festival, San Jose's multicultural fete in downtown Discovery Meadow.
July 4: Redwood City FireworksShot above the Port of Redwood City, this year's works will be choreographed to music.
July 4: Marin FireworksSausalito's celebration will start with a parade and family fun at Dunphy Park, then move to Gabrielson Park for the show.
July 5-August 2: Robert Mondavi Summer FestivalPreservation Hall Jazz Band, Harry Belafonte, India.Arie, and other artists in five outdoor performances ($42-75). Robert Mondavi Winery, Oakville. (888) 769-5299. www. robertmondavi.com.
July 5-August 9: Peaches Christ's Midnight MassThe sixth year of this playfully irreverent film series kicks off with an obligatory showing of the fabled Elizabeth Berkley (career-stalling) vehicle Showgirls. Midnight Saturdays at the Bridge Theater. 3010 Geary Blvd ($8). www.peacheschrist.com.
July 5-6: Fillmore Street Jazz Festival The largest free festival of its kind on the West Coast. San Francisco. (510) 970-3217. www.hartmanstudios.com.
July 10-12: Sonoma County Wine and Food Showcase Fireworks, dancing, San Francisco Symphony, wine tasting, tours, luncheons, and dinners ($50-225). Various Sonoma locations. (800) 939-7666. www.sonomawine.com.
July 11-13: Montclair Village Fine Arts FestivalThe 28th annual showcase of local artists. Oakland. (209) 296-1195.
July 12-13: Palo Alto Clay & Glass FestivalArtists' displays and craft demos from glassblowing to clay pot throwing (free). Palo Alto Art Center. (650) 329-2366.
July 12-13: Obon Buddhist Festival Featuring a bazaar, games, food, entertainment, and an obon dance (free). Japantown, San Jose. (408) 293-9292. www.sjbetsuin.com.
July 25-27: Gilroy Garlic FestivalGarlic ice cream, anyone? ($5-$10). Christmas Hill Park. (408) 842-1625. www.gilroygarlicfestival.com.
August 2-3: San Francisco Aloha FestivalPacific Island dance, arts, crafts, and foods (free). Presidio Parade Grounds. (415) 281-0221. www.pica-org.org.
August 9-10: 10th Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair Lion dancers, taiko drummers, arts and crafts, music, food, and children"s events. San Francisco"s Japantown and Japan Center. (415) 771-9861. www.nihonmachistreetfair.org.
August 12-17: Monterey County Fair This year"s theme is the Land of Ahh"s. Horse races, livestock auctions, brand new Food & Wine Pavilion, Pete Escovedo, and more. ($4-8) (831) 372-5863 www.montereycountyfair.com.
August 15-September 1: California State Fair 150th AnniversaryCarnival rides, livestock exhibits, the Go-Gos, The B-52s, and Kirk Franklin ($1.50-9) Cal Expo, Sacramento. (916) 263-3247. www.bigfun.org.
August 16-17: Hayward Zucchini FestivalA fair devoted to a squash. Kennedy Park. (510) 264-9466.
August 23-24: Palo Alto Festival of the ArtsLocal wine and foods, digital art pavilion, and three stages of entertainment (free). Downtown. (650) 324-3121.
August 23-24: Bodega Bay Seafood, Art & Wine Festival Seafood galore, wine and microbrew tastings, and music too ($5-7). Chanslor Horse Ranch. (707) 824-8717. www.sonomawetlands.org
Through August 31: Burning Man Deprecation NightHighlighting Burning Man artists every Tuesday. Odeon Bar, San Francisco. (415) 550-6994.
Through August 31: Reflections in BlackPart one of the three-part Smithsonian photography collection chronicling African-American history since 1840. Oakland Museum of California ($4-6). (510) 238-2200. www.museumca.org.
Through December 31: A Clean Well-Lighted Place for BooksSan Francisco independent bookstore"s ongoing author series. (415) 441-6670. www.bookstore.com.
Through August 2: Burning Man Beach BurnDance, drum, and burn something at this recurring Saturday gathering. Ocean Beach, Stairwell 28. www.burningman.org.
July 4-September 1: San Francisco Mime Troupe Annual Show Tony Awardwinning group premieres its 41st summer season with Veronique of the Mounties, a biting look at militarism and empires. Various locations throughout San Francisco (free). (415) 285-1717. www.sfmt.org.
July 6-20: Sonoma Valley Poetry FestivalA series of readings by local and national talent (free). (707) 280-4696.
July 14-15: First Grade Film FestShowcasing works of first-time directors and early work of established directors, driven by ideas rather than genre. Grab a cocktail and kick back. FGFF takes off at Foreign Cinema, 2534 Mission Street ($7). www.firstgradefilmfest.com.
July 17-August 10: Wine Country Film FestivalNapa and Sonoma ($8-25). (707) 996-2536. www.winecountryfilmfest.com.
July 17-August 4: San Francisco Jewish Film Festival Castro Theatre and other locations (415) 621-0556. www.sfjff.org.
July 19-August 10: 66th Carmel Bach Festivalpresents works by Bach and others ($15-60). (831) 624-2046. www.bachfestival.org.
August 7-10: Steinbeck FestivalCelebrates the California author with lectures, films, readings, tours, and panel discussions (call for prices). Salinas. (831) 796-3833. www.steinbeck.org.
July 17-20: California World Music FestivalPerformances from Beolach, Inner Visions, Tommy Emmanuel, and more than two dozen other artists ($5-100). Fairgrounds, Grass Valley. (530) 891-4098. www.worldmusicfestival.com.
July 20: Jazz on the Half Shell Brazilian music by Liza Siva and Voz do Brazil, Hog Island oysters, and other gourmet foods ($15-18). Dance Palace Community Center, Point Reyes Station. (415) 663-1075. www.svn.net/dance.
Aug 1: Brown Bag OperaFree lunchtime opera in Yuerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco. (415) 565-3245.
August 1-17: Music in the VineyardsChamber music soloists and ensembles perform in winery settings Napa Valley. 707-258-5559. www.napavalleymusic.org.
August 16: JVC Jazz FestivalChronicle Pavilion at Concord. (925) 363-5701.
August 22-25: Nadine's Wild Weekend135 bands, 20 shows, 15 clubs, 4 days. Various San Francisco venues. (650) 340-8159. www.nadineswildweekend.com.
July 11-13: Healdsburg Museum Annual Barn Sale Grand-scale garage sale with furniture, clothes, jewelry, housewares, books, linens, tools, and more (free). Healdsburg Classic Antiques. (707) 431-3325.
August 8-10: American Craft Council Craft Show Large, juried craft show, featuring traditional wares as well as unusual items. Herbst and Festival Pavilions, Fort Mason, San Francisco. (415) 836-3470. www.craftcouncil.org.
August 8-9: V Foundation Wine Celebration Winemaker dinners, an after-hours party, golf tournament, and a gala at Niebaum-Coppola Winery to raise funds for cancer research. ($650-1,000). Napa Valley. www.winecelebration.com.
August 15-17: Russian River Valley Winegrowers Grape to Glass BarbecueAt Richard"s Grove & Saralee"s Vineyard. Vineyard tours and wine panel, various locations. (707) 521-2534. www.rrvw.org.
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