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Good Sunday: March 14, 2010

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Political satire: The Capitol Steps, a Washington-based satirical troupe made up of former congressional staffers, pokes fun at politicians. [4 and 7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]


Korean cartoons: “Korean Comics: A Society Through Small Frames” has opened. The exhibit contains work by top cartoonists from South Korea and North Korea. [Noon to 5 p.m., Jewett Gallery, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Machine imagery:
The Peninsula Art Museum presents “Machines of Memory,” an exhibit of machine-themed monotypes and sculptures by Joseph Zirker. [1 to 4 p.m., 10 Twin Pines Lane, Belmont]


Solo artists: “City Solo” features solo artists performing excerpts from full-length shows. Zahra Noorbakhsh, Ericka Lutz, Lambeth Sterling and David A. Moss take the stage. [7 p.m., Off-Market Theaters, 965 Mission St., S.F.]


Asian cinema: The San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival presents “The People I’ve Slept With” (USA), “The Housemaid” (South Korea) and other films today. [Noon onward; www.asianamericanmedia.org]

What to read

Wild Card

By Ronald B. Taylor ($26.95)

The World War II-era novel from the Pultizer Prize-nominated Bay Area writer is about a decorated soldier who, once home in the San Joaquin Valley, gets caught up in a world of crime and corruption.

Lend a hand

Recreation and Park Department: Volunteers are needed to renovate park’s Lawn Bowling Greens. [10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Bowling Green Drive, between Middle Drive East and MLK Jr. Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.; RSVP: www.onebrick.org]

Get outside

Sea-creature watch: Local naturalists conduct a sea watch to look for endangered sea creatures. [8 to 11 a.m.; meet at Louis’ Restaurant, 902 Point Lobos Ave., S.F.; RSVP: www.wildequity.org]

Car-free streets: “Sunday Streets” offers car-free space where people can enjoy healthy activities in San Francisco neighborhoods. Today’s location: The Embarcadero. [10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; www.sundaystreetssf.com]

Scenic paddling: City Kayak hosts its “Downtown San Francisco Trip,” a kayak paddle ride along the waterfront. [11 a.m. to 2 p.m., City Kayak, South Beach Harbor, Embarcadero at Townsend Street, S.F.; info/RSVP: www.citykayak.com]

Stately mansions: The Victorian Home Walk offers the chance to see 200 meticulously restored Victorian homes and learn about different types of architecture. [11 a.m.; meet at Union Square, Powell and Post streets, S.F.]

City activities

Mission murals: Precita Eyes hosts “Mission Trail Mural Walks.” Tours feature dozens of murals in the Mission district’s Precita Park area. [11 and 1:30 p.m.; meet at Precita Eyes Mural Arts and Visitors Center, 2981 24th St., S.F.]

Historic bathhouse: The National Park Service hosts a guided tour of the renovated Aquatic Park Bathhouse building, an Art Deco style structure with unique architecture and murals. [3 p.m., 900 Beach St., S.F.]


Epic Roasthouse: Chef Jan Birnbaum’s brunch menu contains egg, breakfast and steakhouse dishes. Selections include mango coconut cream-cheese pancakes; roast-beef hash with poached eggs and horseradish cream; almond polenta waffle with Seville orange marmalade; New York steak and poached eggs; spring asparagus omelet with rock-shrimp Bearnaise; and soups and salads. [11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; 369 The Embarcadero, S.F. (415) 369-9955]

Game of the day

NCAA Selection Sunday
3 p.m., CBS (KPIX, Ch. 5)
Sixty-five hoops teams will be dancing today as March Madness officially kicks off with the revealing of the NCAA Tournament brackets.


NHL: The Sharks square off against the Ducks in a rematch from last season’s playoffs [5 p.m., Anaheim, Comcast SportsNet California]

Golf: The final round of the WGC-CA Championship concludes from the Blue Monster. [Noon, Doral, Fla., NBC (KNTV, Ch. 11)]

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