Good Sunday Sept. 27, 2009

Something to Read
You Are One-Third Daffodil
Compiled by Tom Nuttall ($10.99)
This book by the editor of Prospect magazine is filled with unknown but must-read facts. Did you know that Isaac Newton invented the cat door? Or that spammers typically need to send 1 million e-mails to get 15 positive responses?

Game of the Day
49ers at Vikings
10 a.m., KTVU (Ch. 2)
In a battle of 2-0 teams, the Niners, led by running back Frank Gore, head north to take on Brett Favre, Adrian Peterson and the Vikings in Minnesota’s home opener.

Baseball: The Giants, hanging on to their slim postseason hopes, close out their series against the Cubs. [1 p.m., AT&T Park, Comcast SportsNet Bay Area]
Golf: The final round of the Tour Championship and FedEx Cup playoffs concludes. [10:30 a.m, East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta, NBC (KNTV, Ch. 11)]

Greens: Chef Annie Somerville is featuring ciabatta French toast with Yerena Farm strawberries, blackberries and raspberries. Mascarpone and warm huckleberry compote complete this late-summer/early-fall dish. [10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fort Mason Center, S.F.; (415) 771-6222]

Leland Avenue Street Fair: Volunteers are needed to help oversee kids’ attractions and assist with food service and tear-down. [10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; meet at VVBOOM, 91 Leland Ave., S.F.; RSVP:]
Pacifica’s Environmental Family: Volunteers will remove invasive plants at Pacifica State Beach. [10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; meet at Portola statue, Pacifica Community Center parking lot, Highway 1 and Crespi Drive, Pacifica; RSVP:]

Sports and recreation
Paddle pushers: The San Francisco International Dragon Boat Festival features fun on and off the water. Look for racing, Asian food, entertainment and kids’ fare. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., California Avenue and Avenue D, Treasure Island]

Parks and gardens
Park band: The Golden Gate Park Band performs its Sunday concert. Irish music and step dancing are on the slate today. [1 p.m., Music Concourse, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]
Hula troupe: Ne Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu, Patrick Makuakane’s Hawaiian dance company, performs a free outdoor concert. [1 p.m., Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission Street between Third and Fourth streets, S.F.]
Blues rock: Crosscut Band, a locally based group that performs vintage blues and rock as well as original music, performs in Union Square. [2 to 4 p.m., Post and Powell streets, S.F.]

Something wild: The Folsom Street Fair, one of the world’s largest leather-fetish events, features exhibits, vendors and entertainment. The fair benefits local charities. [11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Folsom Street between Seventh and 12th streets]
Family fair: The Leland Avenue Street Fair features family-geared fare in Visitacion Valley. Festivities include crafts, music and vendors. [10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Leland Avenue from Bayshore Boulevard to Peabody Street, S.F.]

Charity walks and runs
Breast-cancer race: The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation presents “Race for the Cure,” a 5K run, 5K walk and 1-mile fun walk, plus festivities. [9 a.m., Ferry Building, Market Street and Embarcadero, S.F.;]
Fighting poverty: Aga Khan Foundation’s multi-city Partnership Walk happens in San Francisco this year. It raises funds to help end global poverty. [10 a.m., Crissy Field amphitheater, Presidio of S.F.;]

Animal world
Bugging out: The San Francisco Zoo celebrates the 30th anniversary of its Insect Zoo with insect-themed entertainment, crafts and community info. Special guest: Spider-Man. [10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 1 Zoo Road, S.F.]

Moon mania: The Exploratorium hosts “To the Moon,” with space historian Andrew Chaikin and musician Kid Beyond. Moon exploration, including the upcoming lunar-impact mission, is the focus. [2 p.m., 3601 Lyon St., S.F.]

African rhythms: Afro-French dance sensation Maimouna Coulibaly and her troupe, Les Ambianceuses, present “Heee Mariamou,” a work featuring contemporary African dance rhythms. [6 p.m., Dance Mission, 3316 24th St., S.F.]
Mad world: Bow & Sparrow, an aerial dance troupe, presents “Neverafter,” a down-the-rabbit-hole fairytale for adults. Madness happens all around the room. [8:30 p.m., Dance Ground Keriac, 1805 Divisadero St., S.F.]

Ancient comedy: Cutting Ball Theater’s Hidden Classics Reading Series presents Aristophanes’ “The Knights.” A talk with the director and cast follows the reading. [1 p.m., Exit on Taylor, 277 Taylor St., S.F.]

Scorsese salute: “The Metropolitan Hallucinations of Martin Scorsese,” a film series saluting the director, presents “Raging Bull” and “The Last Temptation of Christ.” [Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.; (415) 621-6120]
Shady characters: “The Best of Columbia Noir,” a film series, continues. “The Burglar” (1957) and “Nightfall” (1957) are today’s double feature. [Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., S.F.;]

Book bargains: The Friends of the San Francisco Library’s 2009 Big Book Sale ends. All books cost $1 or less today. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, S.F.]

French classical music: Les grâces, a Bay Area ensemble, performs a concert of French baroque music. [4 p.m., St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1111 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Naked truths: Broadway by the Bay presents “The Full Monty,” a play about a group of unemployed steelworkers who perform a strip act to make some cash. [2 p.m., San Mateo Performing Arts Center, 600 N. Delaware St., San Mateo]

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