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February 23: Olympics closing ceremony and other Sunday events

Something to read

Words Will Break Cement

By Masha Gessen ($16)

Subtitled “The Passion of Pussy Riot,” Gessen’s book reconstructs Pussy Riot’s activities and motives, providing the most thorough account of the protest punk group so far. She reads at The Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., March 13 at 7:30 p.m.

Lend a hand

Rocket Dog Rescue: Volunteers are needed for various jobs, including handling dogs at adoption sites. Interested people can meet group members at Pet Food Express today. [Noon to 5 p.m., 3160 20th Ave., S.F.; www.rocketdogrescue.org]

Get outside

Golf tournament: The San Francisco City Golf Championship holds men’s and women’s tournaments, plus other matches today. Top amateur golfers vie. [7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Presidio Golf Course, 300 Finley Road, Presidio of S.F.; www.presidio.gov]

Tulip celebration: “Tulipmania,” featuring thousands of tulips and seasonal garden favorites, is abloom at Pier 39. Free landscaping tours begin at 10 a.m. [10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Beach Street and the Embarcadero, S.F.] Ride for older women: Gals With Gears, consisting of women 50 and older, hosts a bike ride through the Presidio. Visit their website for details and to register. [10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; www.sfbike.org; www.meetup.com/Gals-With-Gears]

Flea market: Treasure Island Flea hosts an indoor show, with outdoor sellers too. The monthly market features vendors, food trucks, live music and DIY workshops. [10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 1 Avenue of the Palms, Treasure Island]

Fairs and exhibitions

Bead show: The Whole Bead Show comes to San Francisco. Beads and other items are for sale. [Noon to 5 p.m., Fleet Room, Building D, Fort Mason Center, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Crystal fair: Crystals, minerals, beads and jewelry are for sale at the Great San Francisco Crystal Fair. [10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Building A, Fort Mason Center, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]


Comic operetta: Lamplighters Music Theatre presents “Die Fledermaus,” Johann Strauss’ comic operetta about temptation and revenge. [2 p.m., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St., S.F.]

Folk rock duo: Two Gallants, the locally based folk rock duo, perform a 10th-anniversary show. “The Bloom and the Blight” is the pair’s latest album. [8 p.m., the Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

Jazz ensemble: Jazz bassist and oud player Omer Avital, promoting his new album, “New Song,” appears with his ensemble. His specialties include Israeli and Arabic music. [7 and 9 p.m., Yoshi’s, 1330 Fillmore St., S.F.]


Birthday bash: The Balboa Theatre marks its 88th birthday with a 1920s-flavored night of screenings, music, food, beer and prizes. Feature attraction: “The Strong Man,” Frank Capra’s 1926 silent film. [7 p.m., 3630 Balboa St., S.F.]


Children’s tales: “A Festival of Children’s Stories” features a silent auction and a theater production. . [Noon, Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon St., S.F.]


Ballet concert: The San Francisco Ballet presents “Program 2.” “Tears,” a world-premiere work choreographed by Val Caniparoli is on the bill. [2 p.m., War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]


Oola: Chef Ola Fendert’s brunch menu contains breakfast dishes, sandwiches and salads. The eggs Benedict with ham, spinach, hollandaise and vegetable-stuffed potato pancake is recommended today. Drinks include mimosas and bloody marys. [10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., 860 Folsom St., S.F.; (415) 995-2061]


Closing ceremony

8:30 p.m., NBC (KNTV, Ch. 11, tape-delayed)

The Winter Games officially wrap up with the closing ceremony in Sochi, Russia.

Other sports

College men’s basketball: Cal hosts Southern Cal in a Pac-12 showdown [5 p.m. Haas Pavilion, Berkeley, Fox Sports 1]arts

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