IMAGE OF THE WEEK
Innovator: The Apple Store in downtown San Francisco was a gathering spot Thursday for mourners and fans following the death Wednesday of Steve Jobs. Notes expressing catchphrases and gratitude for his work were left on Post-It notes. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
SOMETHING TO READ
Keystone Corner: Portrait of a Jazz Club
By Kathy Sloane and Sascha Feinstein ($40)
The beloved North Beach club, a favorite for artists and jazz lovers in the 1970s, is chronicled in this volume featuring evocative black-and-white portraits and interviews with musicians. Sloane will appear at a book party at 7 p.m. Oct. 19 at City Lights bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.
LEND A HAND
Golden Gate National Parks Volunteer Program: Volunteers are needed to help enhance native-plant habitats and create wildlife corridors in the Presidio of San Francisco. [10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; details at www.parksconservancy.org]
San Francisco’s 12th annual literary festival is a nine-day extravaganza featuring some 800 writers, hundreds of readings and dozens of panels. Many events are free.
‘HIS DARK PLACES’: JAMES ELLROY IN CONVERSATION
Los Angeles author James Ellroy, the self-described “demon dog of American crime fiction, the foul owl with the death growl,” appears in a one-on-one conversation with novelist and memoirist Janis Cooke Newman (“Mary”). Ellroy’s novels include “The Black Dahlia,” “The Big Nowhere,” “L.A. Confidential” and “American Tabloid,” the latter of which was named Time magazine’s fiction book of the year (1995).
8 p.m. · Z Space · 450 Florida St., S.F. · $10-$12 · www.brownpapertickets.com
Italian parade and festival: The Italian Heritage Parade proceeds from the Wharf to North Beach, where festivities take place. Look for floats, food, wine and performances. [12:30 p.m. onward; starts at Jefferson and Stockton streets, S.F.]
Local eating: San Francisco magazine’s “FallFest 2011” celebrates the best in Bay Area food and wine. Chef demos, cocktail contests, and panel talks are on the menu. [Noon to 4 p.m., Justin Herman Plaza, 1 Market St., S.F.]
Art and wine: The San Carlos Art and Wine Faire features crafts, food, wine and live music. Nearly 300 artisans are scheduled to take part. [10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., San Carlos Avenue and Laurel Street and thereabouts, San Carlos]
Migraine run: The 2011 Miles for Migraine event benefits migraine and headache research and treatment. Courses include a 5K/10K run and a 2-mile walk. [9 a.m., 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.; www.milesformigraine.org]
Air and sea: Fleet Week events continue throughout the day. Activities include air shows (12:30 to 4 p.m.) and ship tours (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.). [Most events take place at S.F. waterfront; www.fleetweek.us]
Ceramic art: The California Ceramics Cooperative presents the Ceramics Annual of America, an ambitious exhibition spotlighting ceramic art from around the world. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, San Francisco]
Quilt show: The Sanchez Adobe Historic Site hosts its 2011 quilt exhibition, featuring quilts from the San Mateo County Historical Association Collection. [1 to 4 p.m., 1000 Linda Mar Blvd., Pacifica]
Women’s expo: The 2011 San Francisco Ultimate Women’s Expo features shopping booths, massages and makeovers. Speakers include Jane Fonda (1 p.m.). [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., San Francisco Concourse, 635 Eighth St., S.F.]
Meet the artists: Open Studios 2011 presents weekend two. People can visit art studios in San Francisco’s Sunset, Richmond, Eureka Valley, Haight, Hayes Valley, Glen Park and other neighborhoods. [11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; www.artspan.org]
Epic Roasthouse: Chef Jan Birnbaum’s brunch menu contains breakfast dishes, soups, salads, oysters, “more like lunch” items and “things you want in a steakhouse.” A prix fixe meal ($40) also is available, and drinks include mimosas and Bloody Marys. Recommended today is the tangerine Creole creme cheese blintz, with passionfruit sauce. [11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 369 Embarcadero, S.F.; (415) 369-9955]
GAME OF THE DAY
Buccaneers at 49ers
1:05 p.m., Fox (KTVU, Ch. 2)
Alex Smith will look to lead the 49ers (3-1) to their third straight victory when Tampa Bay (3-1) invades Candlestick Park today.
NFL: The Raiders try to knock off the upstart Houston Texans. [10 a.m., Reliant Stadium, Houston, CBS (KPIX, Ch. 5)]
Golf: The final round of the Frys.com Open wraps up in the South Bay. [2 p.m., CordeValle Golf Club, San Martin, Golf Channel]