New iconic span lights up San Francisco skyline 

click to enlarge Reaching a milestone: Starting in January, crews will start installing the single-suspension cable on the span to anchor the new Bay Bridge to the 525-foot tower. (Mike Koozmin/The Examiner) - REACHING A MILESTONE: STARTING IN JANUARY, CREWS WILL START INSTALLING THE SINGLE-SUSPENSION CABLE ON THE SPAN TO ANCHOR THE NEW BAY BRIDGE TO THE 525-FOOT TOWER. (MIKE KOOZMIN/THE EXAMINER)
  • Reaching a milestone: Starting in January, crews will start installing the single-suspension cable on the span to anchor the new Bay Bridge to the 525-foot tower. (Mike Koozmin/The Examiner)
  • Reaching a milestone: Starting in January, crews will start installing the single-suspension cable on the span to anchor the new Bay Bridge to the 525-foot tower. (Mike Koozmin/The Examiner)

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Reaching a milestone:
Starting in January, crews will start installing the single-suspension cable on the span to anchor the new Bay Bridge to the 525-foot tower. (Mike Koozmin/The Examiner)

SOMETHING TO READ

The Mirador


By Élisabeth Gille ($14.95)

In the inventive volume subtitled “Dreamed Memories of Irene Nemirovsky by her Daughter,” author Gille invents a memoir for her famed novelist mother, who died in Auschwitz when Gille was 5.

LEND A HAND

Glide:
Free Meals Program needs volunteers to help prepare the dining room, place food on trays, carry trays to seated guests, and wipe down tables. [11:15 a.m. to 2 p.m., 330 Ellis St., S.F.; details/RSVP: www.onebrick.org]

GET OUTSIDE

Shakespeare play:
The San Francisco Shakespeare Festival presents its 2011 Free Shakespeare in the Park show, “Cymbeline.” [2:30 p.m., Presidio Main Post Parade Ground lawn, between Graham Street and Keyes Avenue, S.F.]

Musical satire: The San Francisco Mime Troupe’s 2011 summer park show, “2012: The Musical,” ends its San Francisco run this Labor Day weekend. Corporate arts funding is the theme. [2 p.m., Dolores Park, 18th and Dolores streets, S.F.]

Community tango: “Tango in the Square,” featuring tango music and the chance to dance, takes place in Union Square. Today’s guest artists: Nora Olivera & Co. [2 to 4 p.m., Powell and Post streets, S.F.]

Zine scene: The San Francisco Zine Fest celebrates zines, comics, small presses and all things DIY. Exhibits, creators, workshops, panels and special guests are on the bill. [11 a.m. to 6 p.m., County Fair Building, 1199 Ninth Ave., Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

AROUND TOWN

Music

Jazz and blues:
Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers perform a show. Blues and jazz, vintage style, is Smith’s specialty. A dance lesson (7:30 p.m.) leads things off. [8 p.m., Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd St., S.F.]

Museums

Puppet making:
The Asian Art Museum hosts puppet-making demonstrations with shadow-puppet master Bapak I Made Sija, in conjunction with the museum’s “Bali” exhibition. [Noon to 4 p.m., 200 Larkin St., S.F.]

Theater

Solo show:
Writer-performer Fred Raker presents “How to Make Your Bitterness Work for You.” The solo comedy centers on a tragically flawed self-help guru with a five-step program. [2 p.m., Stage Werx, 533 Sutter St., S.F.]

Movies

Actor salute:
“Cary Grant: Definite Star,” a film series spotlighting the actor, presents “Bringing Up Baby” (1938) and “I Was a Male War Bride” (1949). [7 and 8:55 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]

Literary arts

Book talk:
The San Francisco Young Professionals Book Club discusses “Empire of Illusion,” by Chris Hedges. [6 p.m., Books Inc., 601 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Fairs and Festivals

Art and redwoods:
The Kings Mountain Art Fair features art in a redwoods setting. It benefits the local volunteer fire brigade and an elementary school. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Kings Mountain Fire Station, 13889 Skyline Blvd., Woodside]

Arts and wine: The Millbrae Art and Wine Festival takes place every Labor Day weekend. Festivities include crafts, performances and food and wine. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Broadway between Victoria Avenue and Meadow Glen, Millbrae]

BRUNCH

Ella’s:
This 20-year-old restaurant serves neoclassical American food, including popular dishes that date back to its beginnings. Pancakes (buttermilk pancakes and lemon-hazelnut ricotta pancakes are available today) are always recommended at brunchtime, as is the chicken hash. Also are the menu are omelets, Benedicts and scrambles. The breads are housemade. [8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., 500 Presidio Ave., S.F.; (415) 441-5669]

GAME OF THE DAY

BASEBALL

Diamondbacks at Giants


1:05 p.m., Comcast SportsNet Bay Area

The two teams vying for the NL West crown close out a crucial three-game series at AT&T Park.

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

College football:
No. 24 West Virginia hosts in-state rival Marshall in the opener for both clubs. [12:30 p.m., Milan Puskar Stadium, Morgantown, W.Va., ESPN]

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