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Harvey Milk Day GLBT History Museum, 4127 18th St., SF. www.glbthistory.org. Celebrate the birthday of San Francisco hero Harvey Milk with free admission and special Milk-related displays and tours at the GLBT History Museum. Brief docent tours of the museum highlighting the would-be airport namesake will be offered hourly. There will also be rare video clips screened in the main gallery and exhibit featuring Milk's personal belongings in the front gallery.
"Demystifying Dementia" AlmaVia, 1 Thomas More, SF. www.corecubed.com. 6-7:30pm, free. Dealing with a parent with dementia can leave you with an endless array of questions. Elizabeth A. Landsverk M.D. is here to help. Dr. Landsverk will shed light on common concerns this evening such as: how to prevent dementia, symptoms to look for, how it is diagnosed, common medications, and useful resources to turn for help.
Yerba Buena Gardens free concert Annie Alley, New Montgomery and Mission, SF. www.artsanddialogue.org. 6-7pm, free. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org. As part of the Yerba Buena Gardens' "Art and Dialogue" series, acoustic rock and funk artist Curt Yagi and the People Standing Behind Me will be performing. The evening's free concert is part of a weeklong celebration of events and beautification project sponsored by San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR) and Yerba Buena Community Benefit District.
Bites Off Broadway 45th St. and Lawton, Oakl. facebook.com/bitesoff. 5:30-8:30pm, free. Grab a blanket and some friends and sample bites from over 15 food trucks including local favorites like Tina Tamale, Fist of Flour, and Two Mama's Vegan Kitchen. While you satisfy your taste buds, amuse your eyes with entertainment that changes weekly. Past events have consisted of live music, lawn games, and movies.
"Successful Interviewing" 100 Larkin, SF. www.sfpl.org. 10am-noon, free. Oh the stress of the job interview: What to wear? What to say? Mangala Meridian, an adult education instructor of vocational and job search skills will be at the Main Library today to help you land that job you're after. Meridian will speak on how to boost pre-interview self-esteem, tell you what employers are looking for, and even provide you with practice questions.
Zombie Prom Elbo Room, 657 Valencia, SF. www.sfzombiebar.com. 9pm-2am, $10. So your high school prom experience wasn't great? Give it a second go as a zombie. Back for its second year, this Zombie Prom benefiting the AIDS Life Cycle has all the fixings of a traditional prom: prom photos and a king and queen crowning. Except you know... you'll look pretty deathly. Also at the Elbo Room tonight will be a silent auction featuring local businesses, a zombie drag show, and zombie burlesque.
Forbidden Island luau Forbidden Island Tiki Lounge, 1304 Lincoln, Alameda. www.forbiddenislandalameda.com. 2-10pm, $5. No need to book a flight to Hawaii when you can have a tropical vacation right here in the Bay Area. Forbidden Island Tiki Lounge is hosting its annual luau today that's almost as authentic as anything you'll find west of California. Scarf down on a pig roast, shake your hula hips at dance lessons led by Aloha Polynesia, and sip on rum cocktails.
K-12 Grand Slam Poetry Reading SF Public Library, 100 Larkin, SF. www.sfpl.org. 1-4pm, free. As part of a yearlong project, students from classrooms, juvenile halls, and hospital programs have written poems about baseball history, the SF Giants, their own lives, and their aspirations for the future. This afternoon will include a reading by the students, a musical performance by hip-hop-rock group the Boondock Squad, and a reception.
San Ramon Art & Wind Festival San Ramon Central Park, 12501 Alcosta, San Ramon. www.artandwind.com. Also Mon/27. 10am-5pm, free. If you're a Bay Area resident, chances are you have dealt with your fair share of windy days. Make the most of this sometimes-annoying element today at an art fair that fully embraces the breeze. Kites are the main attraction this afternoon join a demonstration or make your own for free. Come back Monday to watch a hot air balloon launch, check out art from over 150 vendors, and enjoy entertainment happening on four different stages.
Nerd Nite The New Parkway, 474 24th St., Oakl. Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm, $8. Fully nerd out this evening with lectures sure to stir up your brain cells. Kate Poirier will speak on topology the study of spaces and spaces and relate it to securing your bike from sneaky thieves. Bioengineer Terry Johnson will discuss how and why we build new DNA from scratch, and Megan Elizabeth Carlsen will talk about color theory. If all this info gets to be too much, grab a drink and just watch nerds in their element.
Summer of Art UN Plaza, Market and Hyde, SF. facebook.com/summerofart. Noon-1pm, free. Soak up some sun and add some music and dance to your lunch break. This free, weekly series features different dancers, musicians, and theater shows each week for your entertainment while you chow down on some goodies from the Off the Grid food court.