Good Sunday: Oct. 17, 2010

That Bird Has My Wings

By Jarvis Jay Masters ($14.99)

The moving memoir describes how a San Quentin inmate — incarcerated for armed robbery and later implicated in the death of a prison guard — finds faith while maintaining his innocence for a murder that put him on death row.

Dosa: Emily and Anjan Mitra’s South Indian-flavored brunch menu includes street food, dosa and uttapam selections, and egg dishes. Highlighted today are the frankies — paneer, chicken or prawn with marinated onions, cucumbers and cilantro chutney, wrapped in roti, with an egg-white brush. Cocktails include a curry Bloody Mary. [11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; 1700 Fillmore St., S.F., (415) 441-3672]

Randall Museum: Volunteers are needed to help with setup and cleanup, register guests and help lead activities at the “Hootenanny on the Hill” event. [1:30 to 5:30 p.m., 199 Museum Way, S.F.; info/RSVP: www.onebrick.org]

Dance

All aboard: “Trolley Dances” features dance presentations at Muni N-line stops. Top local troupes perform. [Tours begin every 45 minutes from 11 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at Harvey Milk Center, Duboce Park, S.F.; www.epiphanydance.org]

Ships and sailing

Tall ship: The tall ship Lady Washington is docking in San Francisco. Sailing trips (2 p.m.) and tours (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.) take place today. [Pier 40, S.F.; RSVP info: www.historicalseaport.org]Parks

Park band: The Golden Gate Park Band performs its season “Grand Finale,” an all-request program. [1 p.m., Music Concourse, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Bike events

Eco tour: An “Ecological History” bike tour travels through lost sand dunes, ponds and creeks in San Francisco’s SOMA, Mission and other areas. The tour benefits Shaping San Francisco. [Noon, CounterPULSE, 1310 Mission St., S.F.]

Exhibitions

Tribal arts: Art objects from Africa, Oceania, tribal Asia and the Americas are on view and for sale at “Tribal SF 2010.” San Francisco Tribal presents the fair. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fleet Room, Building D, Fort Mason Center, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Comics expo: The 2010 Alternative Press Expo features indie and alternative comics and their creators and publishers. Comic-Con International presents the event. [11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Concourse Exhibition Center, 635 Eighth St., S.F.]

Movies

Arab films: The 2010 Arab Film Festival features films from the Arab world and beyond. Today’s bill includes “Gate of Heaven” and “City of Life.” [Noon onward, Embarcadero Center Cinema, 1 Embarcadero Center, S.F.; www.arabfilmfestival.org]

Festivals

Hill fiesta: The 2010 Fiesta on the Hill features crafts, music and family fun. The fair benefits the Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Cortland Avenue between Bocana and Folsom streets, S.F.]

Indie-rock marathon: The 2010 Treasure Island Music Festival presents day two. More than a dozen indie-rock acts are set to perform. [Noon onward, Treasure Island; www.treasureislandfestival.com]

Circus arts

Family circus: Zoppe, a circus in the old-world Italian tradition, presents its one-ring show. Family patriarch Giovanni Zoppe is Nino the Clown. [Noon, 3, and 6 p.m., circus tent at 1044 Middlefield Road, Redwood City]

Visual art

Meet the artists: Open Studios 2010 presents weekend two. People can visit art studios in San Francisco’s Bayview, Excelsior, Potrero Hill, Russian Hill, Tenderloin and other neighborhoods. [11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; www.artspan.org]

BASEBALL: NLCS, Game 2

  • Giants at Phillies
  • 5:19 p.m., Fox (KTVU, Ch. 2)
  • The Giants look to grab momentum in Game 2 of the NLCS in Philadelphia today before the series heads back to AT&T Park for three games.

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

NFL: The Raiders head across the Bay to take on the winless 49ers. [1:05 p.m., Candlestick Park, CBS (KPIX, Ch. 5)]

Golf: The LPGA Challenge wraps up in the East Bay. [4:30 p.m., Blackhawk Country Club, Danville, Golf Channel]

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