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March 1: Chinatown race, old-school baseball and more

Something to read

Dog Crazy: A Novel of Love Lost and Found By Meg Donohue ($14.99)

A pet bereavement counselor runs into a mystery — and a love story — while searching the streets of San Francisco for a client’s missing dog.

Volunteer

Aquarium of the Bay: The aquatic attraction needs volunteers to explain exhibits to the public, work with teachers during school tours and help care for animals.[The Embarcadero and Beach Street, S.F.; (415) 623-5300; aquariumofthebay.org]

Brunch

Marlowe: The restaurant is featuring Dungeness crab and rock shrimp crepes, calamari and chorizo flatbread, and housemade ricotta toast. [10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 1652 Stockton St., S.F.; (415) 777-1413, marlowesf.com]

Get outside

Chinatown run: Choose between 5-kilometer and 10k jaunts in a Lunar New Year run benefiting YMCA programs. [8 a.m., Grant Avenue and Sacramento Street, S.F.]

Carp diem: Learn about Japanese culture while creating traditional carp kites. [11 a.m.-4 p.m., Officers’ Club, 50 Moraga Ave., S.F.; RSVP requested at presidio.gov]

Purim event: Purim Unmasked marks the Jewish holiday with family activities, live music and food. Costumes are encouraged. [11 a.m.-2 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

Old-school ball: Partake in an 1880s flashback with a game of baseball between the San Francisco Pacifics and SF Barbary Coast, followed by a cracking match between the San Francisco Pelicans and Dublin Aces. [Noon, Big Rec Field, Lincoln Way and Seventh Avenue, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Music

Gustafer: Join Morgan Taylor and his musical creation Gustafer Yellowgold for music, art and storytelling. [3 p.m., Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Sondheim and Collins: Judy Collins pays tribute to the music of Stephen Sondheim, including the Grammy-winning “Send in the Clowns.” [5 p.m., Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason St., S.F.]

Female voices: “She Sings: A Concert Celebrating the Power of Women’s Voices” features the Young Women’s Chorus of San Francisco along with Moira Smiley and VOCO. [5 p.m., First Unitarian Universalist Society, 1187 Franklin St., S.F.]

Comedy

Funny stories: Give Me Fiction forces comedians and writers to cobble together short stories around a theme. Crime is this month’s theme. [8 p.m., Lost Weekend Video, 1034 Valencia St., S.F.]

Lecture

Life designs: Landscape architect Tom McKeag shares how he looks to nature to solve design conundrums. [9:30 a.m., Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St., S.F.]

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