Feb. 15: Chinese New Year fun, new rock and more

Something to read

I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson ($17.99) The San Francisco author recently won the Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature for her tale about teenage twins who are suddenly torn apart.


Bolinas Ridge Restoration: Volunteers are needed to plant native foliage and help maintain natural habitats in Marin County. [9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Fairfax Road pullout, Bolinas Ridge; www.parksconservancy.org]

Get outside

Golden Gate Park run: Tackle a 5-kilometer route around Spreckles Lake or opt for a fast 1-mile dash downhill. [8:45 p.m., John F. Kennedy Drive and 36th Avenue, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Holiday flower fair: Tourists and locals alike can buy traditional holiday flowers, fruits and more at the Chinese New Year Flower Fair in Chinatown. [9 a.m.-6 pm., Grant Avenue between Clay Street and Broadway and Pacific Avenue between Kearny and Stockton streets, S.F.]

Fan crafts: Youths can celebrate the Chinese New Year by decorating their own fans. [11 a.m.-4 p.m., Officers' Club, 50 Moraga Ave., Presidio, S.F.; RSVP requested at presidio.gov]

Plaza premiere: The NEMA residential building is inaugurating its new outdoor public plaza in the mid-Market area with a Klezmer quintet, taiko drummers, a Chinese table harpist and more. [Noon-4 p.m., 10th and Market streets, S.F.]


Classical voices: Mezzo-soprano Yumi Tomsha of Brooklyn, N.Y., is singing music by Mozart, Dvorak and Kosaku Yamada in a program that also includes soprano Sarita Cannon, a San Francisco native. [7:30 p.m., Red Poppy Art House, 2698 Folsom St., S.F.]

R&B septet: St. Paul & The Broken Bones, a seven-piece R&B band from Alabama, are playing to promote their first full-length album, “Half the City.” [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

New music: Saints of Valory crams its arena-ready tunes with catchy hooks and charging guitars in “Into the Deep,” its debut album. [8 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

Literary events

Will to survive: Singer Jim Peterik, founder of the band Survivor, shares wild tales from his new book, “Through the Eye of the Tiger.” [5 p.m., Green Apple Books, 1231 Ninth Ave., S.F.]


Kombu Kitchen: Chef Kristen Thibeault's restaurant caters to vegans and meat-eaters alike with brunch fare such as truffled eggs Benedict, lemon-blueberry pancakes and a kale-tofu scramble. Wash it down with $14.99 bottomless mimosa or bellinis. [10 a.m.-2 p.m., 747 Market St., S.F.; (415) 633-3966, www.kombusf.com]

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