Good Sunday: Oct. 10, 2010

SOMETHING TO READ

Frozen Music

Edited by David Chu ($18.95)

Subtitled “A Literary Exploration of California Architecture,” the book is a loving compilation of writing — excerpts from novels, essays, memoirs, poetry and more — showcasing the state’s diverse, spirited buildings.

BRUNCH

Izzy’s Steaks and Chops: Chef Joe Kohn’s brunch menu includes steak-house and breakfast dishes. Selections include stuffed French toast with Grand Marnier cream cheese and strawberries, a prime-rib sandwich with horseradish cream and french fries, smoked-salmon Benedict with poached eggs and hollandaise, and skirt steak and eggs with potatoes and biscuit. [10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 3345 Steiner St., S.F.; (415) 563-0487]

LEND A HAND

Global Exchange: “Reverse Trick-or-Treating” project needs volunteers to pack kits containing fair-trade chocolate and information about poverty and child labor in the cocoa industry. [11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 2017 Mission St., S.F.; RSVP: www.onebrick.org]

GET OUTSIDE

Festivities

Italian parade: The Italian Heritage Parade proceeds from the Wharf to North Beach, where festivities take place. Look for floats, bands, food, wine and sports cars. [12:30 p.m. onward; starts at Jefferson and Stockton streets, S.F.]

Art and wine: The San Carlos Art and Wine Faire features attractions for all ages — food, wine, crafts and entertainment included. [10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., San Carlos Avenue from El Camino Real to Walnut Street, San Carlos]

Air and sea: Fleet Week events continue throughout the day. Events include ship tours (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and the Blue Angels air show (3 p.m.). [8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; most events take place at S.F. waterfront; www.fleetweek.us]

Parks

Park band: The Golden Gate Park Band performs its weekly concert. Today’s program: “Jazz in the Park.” Featured composers include Duke Ellington and Stan Kenton. [1 p.m., Music Concourse, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

<p>Future divas: The “Sopranos of Union Square” — students from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music — perform a concert of classics. [2 to 4 p.m., Union Square, Post and Powell streets, S.F.]

Charity walks

Midwifery walk: The American College of Nurse Midwives hosts Miles for Midwives, a 5K walk/run celebrating National Midwifery Week. [8 p.m. Peacock Meadow, Golden Gate Park, S.F.; register: www.sfmiles4midwives.blogspot.com]

Food

Food and technology: Wikia.com, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Goodguides.com, and CUESA host “Food + Tech,” a free outdoor event focusing on how the Web can shape our food choices. [Noon to 5 p.m., Ferry Building, S.F.]

 

AROUND TOWN

Music

Jazz artist: Bassist-singer Esperanza Spalding, who sings in English, Spanish and Portuguese, performs at the San Francisco Jazz Festival. [8 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Baroque music: Magnificat presents a modern premiere of a revised version of John Blow’s “Venus and Adonis,” the earliest surviving English opera. [4 p.m., St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1111 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Lectures

Humanitarian doctor: Physician Rick Hodes, who has helped famine victims, refugees and sick children in Africa, talks about his work. [7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

Movies

World cinema: The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts presents a rare screening of “Solaris,” Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky’s meditative drama based on Stanislaw Lem’s sci-fi novel. [4:30 p.m., 701 Mission St., S.F.]

Visual art

Meet the artists: Open Studios 2010 presents weekend one. People can visit art studios in San Francisco’s Bernal Heights, Castro, Mission, Glen Park, Duboce and Portola neighborhoods today. [11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; www.artspan.org]

Expos

Women’s expo: The San Francisco Ultimate Women’s Expo features speakers, shopping and exhibits. Breast-cancer awareness is the primary theme. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Concourse Exhibition Center, 635 Eighth St., S.F.]

GAME OF THE DAY

BASEBALL: NLDS

Giants at Braves

1:37 p.m., TBS

After opening up at AT&T Park, the National League Division Series shifts to Atlanta for a pivotal Game 3 today.

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

NFL: The 49ers look to shake off a 0-4 start in prime-time against the Philadelphia Eagles. [5:30 p.m., Candlestick Park, NBC (KNTV, Ch. 11)]

NASCAR: The Sprint Cup series heads to Southern California for the Pepsi MAX 400. [Noon, Fontana, ESPN]

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