Nov. 9: Veterans Day Parade, jazz and more

SOMETHING TO READ

Black Karma: A White Ginger Novel: By Thatcher Robinson ($15.95) Private eye Bai Jiang finds herself in mortal danger when she's asked to find a mysterious man in San Francisco's Chinatown in this new thriller.

LEND A HAND

Golden Gate National Parks volunteer program: Volunteers can help enhance native habitats and create wildlife corridors. [10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 215 Lincoln Blvd., S.F.; www.parksconservancy.org]

Veterans Day Parade: Expect marching bands, floats and more at the Veterans Day Parade, a decades-old San Francisco tradition honoring all service members. [11 a.m., parade starts at Second and Market streets, S.F.]

Angel Island adventure: “Holidays on the Home Front” at Fort McDowell shows how Army soldiers and their families celebrated Christmas on Angel Island during World War II. The event includes tours and family activities. Ferry service is available from Pier 39, Tiburon and the East Bay. [11 a.m.-3 p.m., http://angelisland.org]

Starry Night run: The inaugural Starry Night San Francisco run is an 8.5-kilometer walk or run around Lake Merced that benefits the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. [2 p.m., 343 Lake Merced Blvd., Daly City; www.curethekids.org/events/starry-night]

MUSIC

Boogie down: The second annual San Francisco International Boogie Woogie Festival features Bob Seeley, Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne, Silvan Zingg and more. [4 p.m., SFJAZZ Center, 201 Franklin St., S.F.]

New jazz: Philadelphia jazz singer Jazmine Sullivan is performing songs from her latest album, “Fearless,” and more. [8 p.m., 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

Into The Voidz: Singer Julian Casablancas of The Strokes rolls into town with his new band The Voidz to promote their first album, “Tyranny.” [8 p.m. Regency Ballroom, 1290 Sutter St., S.F.]

FILM

Transgender films: The Transgender Film Festival concludes with “Like Rats Leaving a Sinking Ship” and “Forever's Gonna Start Tonight: The Vicki Marlane Story.” [4 p.m., Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., S.F.; www.sftff.org]

BRUNCH

Doctor's Lounge: Rib-sticking food and potent cocktails are the core of the brunch menu at Doctor's Lounge, which is wedged between the Excelsior and Mission Terrace neighborhoods. After filling up on the Bliss omelet (bacon, tomato and pepper-jack cheese) or BELT sandwich (bacon, egg, lettuce and tomato), consider a Smoky Maria tequila cocktail or Irish coffee. [8 a.m.-2 p.m., 4826 Mission Street., S.F.; (415) 586-9730, doctorsloungesf.com]

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