AIDS Walk San Francisco: Even if you can't walk the Walk — which, really, is always a fun time — you can at least make a donation to the cause. AIDS has wiped out many who made this city what it is today. Put on your walking shoes and get some sponsors so that another generation isn't wiped out by this disease. Sun., July 15, 9 p.m., donations, www.aidswalk.net/sanfran. Golden Gate Park, Sharon Meadow, Kezar & John F. Kennedy, 458-1988.
Fillmore Street Jazz Festival: One of the country's largest, two-day jazz festivals will have you racing for your black beret and gram of black tar to enjoy the ultra-sweet sounds of Michael LaMacchia, Sanford Barnett Quartet, Mitch Marcus Sextet, Terese Genecco, Erik Lindquist Trio, Ben Wanicur Quartet, Smith Dobson V Quartet, Contemporary Jazz Orchestra, Fazz, Jazz Philosophy, and Kimbrough & Company on Saturday. Then on Sunday, return for the cool stylings of the Bobbe Norris/Larry Dunlap Sextet, Wil Blades, Will Bernard, Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra, Rachel Lauren, Bautista, Mel Martin Quartet, Brass Mafia, Ray Green's Wild Sextet, Vinyl, and Lloyd Gregory. Sat., June 30, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., July 1, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., free, www.fillmorejazzfestival.com. Fillmore and Eddy streets, Fillmore (at Eddy).
Film Night in the Parks: Dolores Park: Hands down two of the best films ever made, Sixteen Candles (1986) and Sunset Boulevard (1950), screen on 7/21 and 10/6, respectively. Also, it might get a bit chilly, so be sure to bring a blanket and whatever warming intoxicants you desire. Sat., July 21, 8 p.m.; Sat., Oct. 6, 8 p.m., free, www.sfntf.org/. Dolores Park, Dolores (between 18th & 20th Sts.).
Film Night in the Parks: Union Square: Smack dab in the heart of the city is the best way to check out the movies-in-the-park series. Casablanca (6/30), Annie Hall (8/4), and Rebel Without a Cause (9/15) screen at this downtown landmark. Sat., Aug. 4, 8 p.m.; Tue., Sept. 18, 8 p.m., free. Union Square Park, Geary & Powell, 398-5655.
Film Night in the Parks: Washington Square Park: Federico Fellini's 8Omega highlights this movie-in-the-park presentation. It will get a bit chilly, so be sure to bring a blanket and several bottles of wine. Sat., Aug. 25, 8 p.m., free, www.sfntf.org/. Washington Square Park, Columbus & Union, 285-1717.
Folsom Street Fair: The Summer of Love really meant the summer of sex. So, check out the end-of-summer street fair. Though pretty tame compared to the Dore Alley (excuse me, Up Your Alley) fair, this one is still hot, multiple loads of fun. Sun., Sept. 30, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., free, www.folsomstreetevents.org. Folsom Street, between Seventh and 12th Sts., 861-3247.
Haight Street People: 40 Years After the “Summer of Love”: For nearly two years, Bay Area photographer Michael Goldberg haunted Haight Street, seeking out the people who live, work or hang out there, taking casual on-the-street portraits utilizing decades-old medium format photographic equipment to create a unique series of photographs that capture the counter-culture spirt that is still alive and well on the street where Janis Joplin once lived and, more recently, Jolie Holland waitressed. July 1-Aug. 31. People's Cafe, 1419 Haight St..
High on the Haight Walking Tour: Monika Trobits takes you on a tour of the (in)famous Haight-Ashbury district. Sure, you can find more meth heads and hipsters than you can authentic hippies or choice tabs of acid (alas), but the exquisite architecture and awsome history of the neighborhood are the real reasons to take this informative, two-and-a-half hour walking tour of the area. Sat., June 30, 2-4:30 p.m., 775-1111, www.sfhistory.org. 231 Frederick (between Ashbury and Downey Streets), 231 Frederick.
Jerry Day: It wouldn't have been the Summer of Love without the Grateful Dead and its front man, Jerry Garcia. Melvin Seals, JGB, Workingman's Ed, and more specials guests perform at this celebration of Love and all things Garcia, dude. Sun., Aug. 5, 12-6 p.m., www.jerryday.org. Jerry Garcia Amphitheater (McLaren Park), Visitacion & Mansell.
Lovefest: The Summer of Love never really died; it just transmogrified into the a techno- and DJ-heavy parade. This parade cum dance party starts at Market and Second Streets and ends at Civic Center Plaza. Sat., Sept. 29, noon, free, 820-1423, www.sflovefest.org. Market & Second St., Market & Second St..
Midnight Mass: Not all fun summer activities take place during the day. Take, for example, Peaches Christ's beloved midnight film series, which draws not only a rowdy crowd for the for her offbeat and carefully-selected films, but also for the see-to-believe pre-show. This summer's lineup includes Desperate Living (7/13), Female Trouble featuring a live appearance by John Waters (7/14), a sing-along Xanadu (7/21), Showgirls (7/27-7/28), Flash Gordon (8/4), Mommie Dearest (8/10-8/11), Coffy (8/18), Creature from the Black Lagoon (8/24), Dead Alive (8/25), and the San Francisco Underground Short Film Festival (9/1). Check the website for additional info on guest stars and more. Sat., July 14, midnight; Sun., July 15, midnight; Sun., July 22, midnight; Sat., July 28, midnight; Sun., July 29, midnight; Sun., Aug. 5, midnight; Sat., Aug. 11, midnight; Sun., Aug. 12, midnight; Sun., Aug. 19, midnight; Sat., Aug. 25, midnight; Sun., Aug. 26, midnight; Sun., Sept. 2, midnight, $12, www.peacheschrist.com. Bridge Theatre, 3010 Geary (at Blake), 267-4893.
Nihonmachi Street Fair: Come celebrate Asian- and Pacific-American cultures and local communities at this most awesome street fair. And the best part? You can drop of your little blessing at the Children's World area for all-day babysitting, so you can get drunk or catch a live show while the your adorable little rat bastards are safe and sound. Ah, sweet freedom! Sat., Aug. 11, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., Aug. 12, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., free, www.nihonmachistreetfair.org. Post Street, (between Laguna & Fillmore).
“Haight Street People: 40 Years After The “Summer Of Love'”: For nearly two years, Bay Area photographer Michael Goldberg haunted Haight Street, seeking out the people who live, work or hang out there, taking casual on-the-street portraits utilizing decades-old medium format photographic equipment to create a unique series of photographs that capture the counter-culture spirt that is still alive and well on the street where Janis Joplin once lived and, more recently, Jolie Holland waitressed. July 1-Aug. 31. People's Cafe, 1419 Haight St..
Rock and Recovery: Hot Tuna performs at this celebration marking the anniversary of the Summer of Love. Jazzy funk favorites Moonalice and Cold Flavor Repair also throw down lovin' hits. Wed., June 27, 8 p.m., $100. Great American Music Hall, 859 O'Farrell (at Polk), 885-0750, www.musichallsf.com.
The Roots of a Counter-Culture: David E. Smith (Prometa Center for Addiction & Haight-Ashbury Free Clinic), Wavy Gravy (activist, clown, ice cream flavor), Wes “Scoop” Nisker (author & radio commentator) Paul Krassner (The Realist Magazine) and Peter Finch (Co-host of the KFOG Morning Show) all discuss getting high, making love, and more during the Summer of Love. Thu., July 26, 5:30 p.m., $12-$18. Commonwealth Club, 595 Market (at Second St.), 597-6701, www.commonwealthclub.org.
San Francisco Giants Pre-Game Summer of Love Tribute: Today's pre-show entertainment is heavily drenched with the Summer of Love theme. What better way to celebrate the old and new qualities of this city than catching a Gaints game while getting groovy. The first 20,000 fans receive Summer of Love t-shirts. Oooh is right. Sat., July 14, 12:55 p.m. AT&T Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza (at Third & King Sts.), 972-2000.
San Francisco's 4th of July Celebration: Watch the sky light up with color and fire sans the aid of LSD. But before dusk's fireworks show, be sure to come early to check out Double Funk Crunch, '80s cover band Tainted Love, American Idol's Latoya London at this family-friendly event right on the waterfront. Wed., July 4, 1-9:30 p.m., free. Pier 39, Beach & Embarcadero, 705-5500, www.pier39.com.
Stern Grove Park Concerts: The Idan Raichel Project and Hyam & the Fat Oakland Orchestra (6/24), Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers (7/1), The San Francsico Symphony (7/8), OS Mutantes and Los Amigos Invisibles (7/15), Breathing Under Water and Non-Stop Bhangra Collective (7/22), Andy Palacio & the Garifuna Collective and Emeline Michael (7/29), Hugh Masekela and Goapele (8/5), the San Francisco Ballet (8/12), and the San Francicso Opera (8/19) perform free concerts. Be sure toget here early to grab space as the grove fills up fast. First Sunday of every month, 2 p.m. Continues through Aug. 26, free. Stern Grove, 19th Ave. & Sloat, 252-6252.
Summer of Love 40th Anniversary: Ray Manzarek (from the Doors), Country Joe McDonald (of Country Joe and the Fish), Canned Heat, Michael McClure, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Nick Gravenites, David Laflamme, Alameda All Stars (featuring Gregg Allman), Merl Saunders, Terry Haggarty (Sons of Champlin), Dan Hicks, the Charlatans, Essra Mohawk (Mothers of Invention), Barry Melton, Jim Post (Friends and Lovers, Siegel-Schwall Blues Band), Paul “Lobster” Wells , Chief Sunny Ray, Fishbone, Iroquois Tribe, Dakota Tribe, Seminole Tribe, Emit Powell and the Gospel Elites, and more perform at the day-long bash in the park where it all started. Sun., Sept. 2, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., www.2b1records.com. Golden Gate Park, Speedway Meadow, 28th Ave. & JFK.
Treasure Hunt: the Summer of Love: This urban treasure hunt focuses on uncovering clues and tidbits about — you guessed it! — the Summer of Love and tracing the steps of the Grateful Dead. This will be the treasure hunt of the year, so don't miss it. Sun., Sept. 30, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m., www.sfcityguides.org. Kezar Pavilion, 755 Stanyan (at Waller).
Up Your Alley Fair: This street fair is serious fucking, kids. It's gross. It's disgusting. It's divine. All kinds of shit goes down here, sometimes literally. And if you think you're daringly original with that pink feather boa, leather brazier, and tying a leash around the neck of your Marina boyfriend, you're mistaken. Take that twee shit to the Folsom Street Fair. Up Your Alley is for screwing around, getting high, and delicious abuse. Got it? Sun., July 29, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., free, www.folsomstreetevents.org/alley/. Dore & 10th St., (at Folsom).