Summer Events a Go Go!

What to do, all summer long

Sports/Outdoors/Races

Through September/October: Giants Baseball Season Pacific Bell Park. For schedule information: www.giants.mlb.com. (415) 972-2000.

Through September/October: Oakland A's Baseball SeasonOakland Coliseum. For schedule information: www.athletics.mlb.com. (510) 638-4900.

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.

Through December 31: Critical Mass Reclaim the streets with other cyclists the last Friday of every month for a tour of San Francisco (free). Justin Herman Plaza. www.critical-mass.org.

June 28: Double DipseaA 13.7-mile trail run from Stinson Beach to Mill Valley and back. Stinson Beach parking lot. (415) 978-0837. http://dserunners.com.

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.

July 6: Alcatraz Challenge Aquathon & Swim A 1.5-mile swim and a 12-kilometer run. San Francisco. (650) 359-3773. www.oceanswims.com.

July 19: 17th Annual Healdsburg Harvest Century Bicycle Tour A 60-, 37-, or 23-mile route. (800) 648-9922. www.healdsburg.org.

July 27: Chronicle Marathon Also a 5-kilometer run. Golden Gate Bridge. (415) 284-9953. sfmarathon.net.

July 27: Tiburon TriathlonA 1/2-mile swim, 9-mile bike ride, and 2-mile run. Belvedere. www.tiburonfire.org.

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.

Through July 6: Alameda County FairPony rides, music, and comedy ($6-9). Pleasanton. (925) 426-7600. www.alamedacountyfair.com.

June 28-29: Russian River Blues Festival Etta James, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Mavis Staples, Lonnie Brooks, and others ($40-90). Guerneville. (510) 655-9471. www.russianriverbluesfest.com.

June 28-August 9: Stanford Jazz Workshop & Festival More than 100 jazz artists in 33 concerts and special events ($5-38). Stanford University, Palo Alto. (650) 736-0324. www.stanfordjazz.org.

July 2-6: Marin County FairCarnival rides, fireworks, art, music, and a petting zoo ($9-11). Marin County Fairgrounds, San Rafael. (415) 499-6400. www.marinfair.org.

July 3-6: High Sierra Music FestivalSteve Winwood, Sound Tribe Sector 9, Michael Franti, and more ($14-150). Plumas-Sierra Fairgrounds, Quincy. (510) 420-1529. www.hsmusic.net.

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 11-20: Solano County FairHorseraces, livestock shows, a carnival, live horse racing, and James Brown ($4-8). Solano County Fairgrounds, Vallejo. (707) 551-2000. www.scfair.com.

July 11-13: Montclair Village Fine Arts FestivalThe 28th annual showcase of local artists. Oakland. (209) 296-1195.

July: 11-20: California RodeoBull riding, roping, carnival rides, the largest freestyle bullfight in the country ($1-18). Rodeo Grounds, Salinas. (800) 771-8807. www.carodeo.com.

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: Oakland Scottish Highland GamesHighland dancing, sheepdogs, caber tossing, haggis, and more ($8-$12). Dunsmuir Historic Estate. 2960 Peralta Oaks Ct. (510) 615-5555. www.dunsmuir.org.

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 22-August 4: Sonoma County FairRodeos, horse races, Bob Eubanks, the Bacon Brothers, Chuck Mangione, and more ($5). Sonoma County Fair Grounds. (707) 545-4200. www.sonomacountyfair.com.

July 25-27: Gilroy Garlic FestivalGarlic ice cream, anyone? ($5-$10). Christmas Hill Park. (408) 842-1625. www.gilroygarlicfestival.com.

July 26-27: Berkeley Kite FestivalDemonstrations, competitions, food, music, and children's events. Cesar E. Chavez Park/Berkeley Marina. (510) 235-5483. www.highlinekites.com.

July 27: Up Your Alley FairSouth of Market street fair by and for leather enthusiasts. Dore Alley. www.folsomstreetfair.com.

July 28-August 10: Cabrillo Music FestivalModern music gathering mixing theater, chorus, orchestra, dance, and video (free-$40). Various Santa Cruz locations. (831) 426-6966. www.cabrillomusic.org.

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 2-3: All NationsNative American dance, arts, crafts, and foods ($1). Petaluma Adobe Historic Park. (707) 762-4871.

August 6-10: Napa Town & Country FairLive music, destruction derby, Hispanic Extravaganza, and other attractions ($4-7). Napa Valley Expo. (707) 253-4900. www.napavalleyexpo.com.

August 9-10: Los Gatos Fiesta de ArtesArts and crafts plus gourmet food and wines in a charming South Bay town (free). Town Center. (408) 354-6558.www.lgkiwanis.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 20-September 7: Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus($11-50). Oakland Arena, Compaq Center in San Jose, and the Cow Palace. (415) 421-TIXS www.ringling.com.

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

August 25-September 1: Burning ManArt, music, fire, and freaks in the desert ($225). Black Rock Desert, 120 miles east of Reno. (415) TO-FLAME. www.burningman.com.

August 29-September 1: Sausalito Art FestivalA fine-arts festival with music and food ($5-20). (415) 331-37575. www.sausalitoartfest.org.

August 30-September 21: San Francisco Shakespeare FestivalFree weekend performances of the Bard"s classics. Golden Gate Park. (415) 422-2222. www.sfshakes.org

Cultural Events

Through August 31: Treasures of Lost Art Rare Italian manuscript paintings from the 13th to 16th centuries ($5-8) Legion of Honor, Lincoln Park. (415) 863-3330. www.thinker.org.

Through Aug 17: American Conservatory Theater:Urinetown, The Musical! Geary Theater. (415) 749-2229. www.act-sfbay.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.

Ongoing: Book Passage Authors SeriesEvents all summer at this North Bay independent bookstore. Corte Madera. (415) 927-0906. www.bookpassage.com.

Through December 31: Cody's BooksAuthors Series at two Berkeley locations. (510) 845-7852. www.codysbooks.com.

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 1: Brower DayCelebrate the legacy of an American environmental leader with earth activities, (free). Martin Luther King Jr. Shoreline, Oakland. (415) 788-3666, ext. 260. www.earthisland.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 13-18: The Woman's Will Shakespeare Company Love 1670s-style in Aphra Behn"s The Rover, presented by an all-female troupe. Various Bay Area parks (free). (510) 420-0813. www.womanswill.org.

July 13-14: San Francisco Silent Film FestivalAlice in Disneyland, Carmen, and 2001"s Claire ($10-12). Castro Theatre, 833 Market (415) 777-4908. www.silentfilm.org.

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.

July 19: Books by the Bay Festival Readings by well-known poets and authors in support of indie bookstores (free). Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco. (415) 561-7686 www.booksbythebay.com.

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.

Music

Through August 30: Mountain Winery Concert Series Artists from Lyle Lovett and Tracy Chapman to James Brown and Meatloaf ($25-85). Mountain Winery, Saratoga. (408) 741-2822

July 8: Ozzfest 2003Marilyn Manson, KORN, Grade 8, and others take to the stage. Shoreline Amphitheater. (650) 962-1000.

July 11-13: 10th Annual Bluegrass Festival100% California Bluegrass ($17-55). Bolado Park, Hollister. (831) 479-4634. www.scbs.org.

July 12: Vans Warped TourTsunami Bomb, VAUX, Rancid, and others. Piers 30-32, San Francisco. www.warpedtour.com.

July 15-26: Mendocino Music Festival Orchestra Chamber, opera, big band, blues, and world music ($15-45). Mendocino Headlands State Park. (707) 937-2044. www.mendocinomusic.com.

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: Musical Saw FestivalAcoustic jam session featuring bluegrass, classical, jazz, country, gospel, and blues music (free). Roaring Camp Railroads, Felton. (831) 335-4484. www.roaringcamp.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.

July 26: Rock the MicJay-Z, 50 Cent, Busta Rhymes, and Blackalicious at the Shoreline Amphitheater. (650) 962-1000.

July 30-August 3: North Beach Jazz FestivalRebirth Brass Band, Melvin Sparks, and others (free-$20). Various North Beach locations. (415) 252-8773. www.nbjazzfest.com.

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 1: B.B. King Blues FestivalB.B. King, Jeff Beck, Galactic and Mofro, and others. Chronicle Pavilion, Concord. (925) 363-5701

August 7-10: San Jose Jazz FestivalFour days of jazz, from salsa to bebop to modern (free). Plaza de Cesar Chavez and other venues. www.sanjosejazz.org.

August 16: JVC Jazz FestivalChronicle Pavilion at Concord. (925) 363-5701.

Aug 19: LollapaloozaFeaturing Jane"s Addiction, Audioslave, Incubus, A Perfect Circle, Jurassic 5, The Donnas, and others. Shoreline Ampitheatre. (650) 962-1000.

August 22-25: Nadine's Wild Weekend135 bands, 20 shows, 15 clubs, 4 days. Various San Francisco venues. (650) 340-8159. www.nadineswildweekend.com.

Miscellaneous

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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