November 27: 'First Family' and other SF events 

click to enlarge Haines Gallery presents “The First Family,” an exhibition featuring reverse-painted glass and mirror objects by veteran Iranian artist Monir Farmanfarmaian.
  • Haines Gallery presents “The First Family,” an exhibition featuring reverse-painted glass and mirror objects by veteran Iranian artist Monir Farmanfarmaian.
Who’s in town

Comedian Dat Phan, the original winner on “Last Comic Standing,” performs stand-up. [8 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Museums

Cartoon Art Museum: Exhibits include “Searle in America” and “Grains of Sand: 25 Years of the Sandman.” [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 655 Mission St., S.F.]

Mexican Museum: Exhibits include “An Inspired Gift: The Rex May Collection of Mexican Popular Art” and “Dialogos Graficos: Posada to the Present.” [Noon to 4 p.m., Building D, Fort Mason, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Tours

Mission Bay: The tour, led by San Francisco City Guides, explores the transformation of Mission Bay and reveals a forgotten creek and hidden park. [10 a.m.; meet on plaza on south side of Caltrain Station, Fourth and King streets, S.F.]

Flower power: Foot Tours hosts “Flashback: Summer of Love, Winter of Discontent,” a tour exploring the rise and fall of the Haight-Ashbury hippie culture. [11 a.m.; meet at Haight and Cole streets, S.F.; RSVP: www.foottours.com]

At the colleges

Photography show: “The Honest Landscape,” an exhibit of platinum prints and photogravures by 19th- and 20th-century photographer Peter Henry Emerson, opens. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, 328 Lomita Drive (at Museum Way), Stanford]

Holiday

Menorah lighting: The first lighting of the Bill Graham Menorah, celebrating the start of Hanukkah, takes place in Union Square. Guests include the Jewish Contemporary Museum’s Lori Starr. [5 p.m., 333 Post St., S.F.]

Sugar castle: The Westin St. Francis hotel and pastry chef Jean-Francois Houdre unveil their Holiday Sugar Castle, a 15-foot creation molded in the likeness of a medieval French village. [11 a.m., 335 Powell St., S.F.]

At the public library

Online job searching: The class covers how to apply for jobs via popular job-listing websites. Bring a USB drive containing your résumé and cover letter. [10:30 a.m. to noon, Sunset Branch, 1305 18th Ave., S.F.; RSVP: (415) 355-2808]

Homework help: Volunteers help K-8 students complete homework assignments, study for tests, and strengthen language and math skills. [3 to 5:30 p.m., Visitacion Valley Branch, 201 Leland Ave., S.F.]

Iranian artist

Haines Gallery presents “The First Family,” an exhibition featuring reverse-painted glass and mirror objects by veteran Iranian artist Monir Farmanfarmaian. [10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., 49 Geary St., S.F.]

Local activities

Electronic duo: The electronic-music duo EOTO is known for its use of cutting-edge technology and improvisational approach. [9 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Country rock: The New Riders of the Purple Sage, the country-rock band that began as a Grateful Dead spin-off, plays the Great American Music Hall. [8 p.m., 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Gypsy jazz: The International String Trio, a guitar-violin-bass ensemble, presents an evening of cosmopolitan Gypsy jazz, joined by friends from Hot Club of San Francisco, [8 p.m., Yoshi’s, 1330 Fillmore St., S.F.]

New Eritrea Restaurant: Eritrean and Ethiopian dishes, including quite a few vegan plates, are on the menu. The zigni is recommended today. The traditional dish consists of squares of lean beef, simmered in red-pepper sauce with Eritrean spices. [907 Irving St., S.F.; (415) 681-1288]

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