February 2: Calvin Keys and other SF events 

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  • Virtuoso Calvin Keys, who has collaborated with Ray Charles, Ahmad Jamal, John Handy and others over the decades, appears with his Power Quartet.

Eli, Ely

By Ezekial Tyrus ($14.95)

Set in The City and showing off its eccentricities, the debut novel by the San Francisco storyteller and performance artist is a funny, gritty and contemporary tragicomedy about a writer’s meltdown.


Boys Hope Girls Hope: The residential program seeks volunteer tutors in biology and ESL (Cantonese and Spanish speakers) to work with kids in need. [4 to 8 p.m.; volunteer.truist.com/thevolunteercenter/org or www.boyshopegirlshope.org]


Art tour: Artist Andy Goldsworthy explores what lies underground in “Tree Fall,” an installation at the Presidio. Tours take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. [Main Post, Anza Avenue inside Powder Magazine (Building 95), Presidio of S.F.]

Fluttering heights: The Conservatory of Flowers has extended “Butterflies and Blooms” until March 16. The exhibit features hundreds of butterflies and colorful flowers. [10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 100 John F. Kennedy Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Swing dancing: Lindy in the Park presents its weekly swing-dance event. A lesson for beginners and community dancing make up the session. [11 a.m. to 2 p.m., between de Young Museum and Music Concourse, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Bird walk: The San Francisco Botanical Garden hosts “Birding at the Garden,” its docent-led bird-watching amble. Nearly 40 species are spotted on the monthly walk. [8 a.m., 1199 Ninth Ave., Golden Gate Park, S.F.]


MusicBaltic orchestra: The Kremerata Baltic chamber orchestra, led by Gidon Kremer and featuring young musicians from the Baltic nations, performs works by Britten and others. [7 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Jazz guitarist: Virtuoso Calvin Keys, who has collaborated with Ray Charles, Ahmad Jamal, John Handy and others over the decades, appears with his Power Quartet. [7 p.m., Yoshi’s, 1330 Fillmore St., S.F.]


Lunar New Year: The Asian Art Museum celebrates the Year of the Horse with special festivities, including performances and a treasure hunt. Today is also Target First Free Sunday at the museum. [10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., 200 Larkin St., S.F.]

Sports and recreation

Football fun: IndieFest analysts provide comic play-by-play during the big game at the “Super Bowl XLVII: Men in Tights” event. A $10 donation benefits the Roxie Theater and IndieFest. [2:30 p.m., Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., S.F.]


Film noir: With a “Far East, U.S. Style” theme the San Francisco Film Noir Festival continues with a bill that includes “Macao” at 1 and 7 p.m., “Singapore” at 3 and 8:45 p.m. and “The Shanghai Gesture” at 5 p.m.[Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.; www.noircity.com]


Greens: Chef Annie Somerville creates vegetarian cuisine, featuring hedgehog mushroom, Brussels sprout and potato and sweet potato hash at brunch time. Rolling Oaks Ranch fried eggs and grilled levain bread complete the dish. [10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fort Mason Center, Marina Blvd. and Buchanan St., S.F.; (415) 771-6222]

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