Good Weekend: Saturday, January 5

A great city walk — Japantown, Urban Renewal and Fillmore Jazz: See Japanese architecture next to classic Victorians and learn about the rebirth of African-American culture in the Fillmore Jazz Preservation District. Offered first and third Saturdays at 2 p.m. Meet at the Peace Pagoda on Buchanan between Post and Geary. [See www.sfcityguides.org or call (415) 557-4266 for more information]


Morning: Rain, 45 degrees

Eat at Tangerine: Chef Sean Pattanasuvoranun’s brunch special is a crispy chicken Caesar wrap. Marinated grilled chicken is tossed in homemade dressing, then folded into a flour tortilla and baked to a golden brown — a “cross-cultural treat,” says owner Peter Goss. [10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 3499 16th St., (415) 626-1700]

Flair for the dramatic: Playwright Tom Stoppard visits American Conservatory Theater and takes part in a discussion. His new play, “Rock ’n’ Roll,” is the scheduled topic. [10 a.m., 415 Geary St.]

Bean stalking: Take a Javawalk and learn about San Francisco’s coffee history and coffeehouse culture. The tour visits Chinatown, Jackson Square and North Beach. [10 a.m., Hotel Triton, 342 Grant Ave., RSVP: (415) 673-9255]


Afternoon: Rain, 51 degrees

Pound for pound: As part of its New Year festivities, the Asian Art Museum hosts “Mochitsuki,” a rice-pounding party. A ceremony with music, dance and costumes highlights the day. [Noon to 4 p.m., 200 Larkin St.]

That touch of ink: Enso painting is the focus of “YBCAlive! The Art of Peace,” a salute to this calligraphy form and the art of collaboration. Special guest: artist Kazuaki Tanahashi. [2 p.m., Yerba Buena Center, 701 Mission St.]

Hispanic harmonies: Hear music from the Hispanic world, courtesy of Coro Hispano de San Francisco. The chorus presents its “Dia de los Reyes Concert Cycle” today. [2 p.m., Mission Cultural Center, 2868 Mission St.]


Evening: Rain, 47 degrees

Eastern European exposure: Kitka performs “The Rusalka Cycle.” The show includes traditional Eastern European songs and new music by Mariana Sadovska. [8 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St.]

Screen gem: See Akira Kurosawa’s “The Seven Samurai” on the big screen. The presentation is part of a series of Kurosawa films that feature actor Toshiro Mifune. [Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St.; (415) 621-6120)]

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