See a 1,200-pound holiday sugar castle at Westin St. Francis

Courtesy photoJean-Francois Houdre's 15-foot rotating holiday sugar castle resembles a French chateau.

Who's in town

Bobbi Humphrey: The jazz flutist performs at Yoshi’s. [8 and 10 p.m., 1330 Fillmore St., S.F.]

Museums

Museum of the African Diaspora: Exhibitions include “Collected: Stories of Acquisition and Reclamation,” “The Origins of the African Diaspora” and “Music of the Diaspora.” [11 a.m. to 6 p.m., 685 Mission St., S.F.]

Legion of Honor: Exhibitions include “Pissarro’s People,” Bernini’s “Medusa” and “The Mourners: Tomb Sculptures From the Court of Burgundy.” [9:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., 100 34th Ave., S.F.]

Tours

Civic Center: San Francisco Museum and Historical Society hosts a tour of the Civic Center and City Hall. “Architecture, History and Mythology” is the theme. [1 p.m.; meet at Pioneer Monument, Fulton Street near Larkin Street, S.F.]

Coit murals: San Francisco City Guides hosts its “Coit Tower Murals” tour, featuring murals created by 25 top California artists of the Depression era. [11 a.m.; meet at main entrance of Coit Tower, atop Telegraph Hill, S.F.]

At the colleges

Art exhibition: Faculty members at City College of San Francisco’s Fort Mason campus hold their 2011 “CCSF Faculty Art Exhibition.” [9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Coffee Gallery, Building B, Fort Mason Center, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

At the public library

Women’s suffrage: The exhibit, celebrating the centennial of women’s suffrage in California, details the long fight waged for women’s political equality. [9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Main Library, General Collections exhibit space, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Local activities

Early literacy: The Play and Grow play group, an early-literacy project featuring reading, rhyming and recreation, welcomes parents, caregivers and kids ages 5 and younger. [11 a.m., Visitacion Valley Branch, 201 Leland Ave., S.F.]

Sugar castle: Westin St. Francis pastry chef Jean-Francois Houdre unveils his 15-foot rotating holiday sugar castle, which resembles a French chateau and weighs more than 1,200 pounds. [10 a.m., Westin St. Francis hotel, 335 Powell St., S.F.]

Broken Circles Hunger Project: Poets read on the topic of food at this pre-Thanksgiving event. Food and money donations benefit the San Francisco Food Bank. [7:30 p.m., Sacred Grounds Cafe, 2095 Hayes St., S.F.]

Symphony concert: The San Francisco Symphony, with guest violinist Gil Shaham, presents Brahms’ Violin Concerto and other music. [8 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Starbelly: Chef Adam Timney cooks creative California fare, and his pizzas are recommended today. A pizza with chorizo, sunny eggs and cilantro is a menu favorite, as well as a pizza with Starbelly bacon, jalapeño, arugula and green-goddess dressing. The burger is also recommended. [3583 16th St., S.F., (415) 252-7500]

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