Airbus 380 makes historic first landing at San Francisco International Airport 


Historic flight:
Dozens of spectators were at a viewing party at Bayfront Park in Millbrae as Lufthansa was the first major airline to bring the Airbus 380 to San Francisco International Airport on Tuesday. Lufthansa will have a daily nonstop flight to and from Frankfurt, Germany. The Airbus 380 is the world’s largest passenger plane and claims to be the quietest long-haul carrier.


Going to See the Elephant

By Rodes Fishburne ($15)

To celebrate the paperback edition of his whimsical first novel, an adventure set in 19th-century San Francisco, the local author reads from it at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at The Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.


Golden Gate National Parks volunteer program:
Volunteers are needed to help enhance native-plant habitats and create wildlife corridors in the Presidio. [10 a.m. to 1 p.m., meet at Presidio Transit Center, 215 Lincoln Blvd., S.F.; details at]


Big run:
Serious athletes and zany revelers alike shine on Zazzle Bay to Breakers day; Zazzle Footstock events accompany the run. [Run: 7 a.m.; see website for map; Footstock: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Speedway Meadow, Golden Gate Park, S.F.;]

Folk sports: The Yerba Buena Gardens Festival presents “Taiwan in the Gardens.” Keelung Chung Cheng Folk Sports Troupe, a youth troupe, performs. [1 p.m., Yerba Buena Gardens, near Mission and Third streets, S.F.]

Park band: The Golden Gate Park Band performs. Today’s program: “From Russia With Love,” a concert of Russian music for band. [1 p.m., Spreckels Temple of Music, Music Concourse, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Antiques fair: The Candlestick Park Antiques and Collectibles Faire features more than 500 booths of merchandise. All items are at least 20 years old. [6 a.m. to 3 p.m., Candlestick Park, 602 Jamestown Ave., S.F.]



Three soloists:
Magnus Lindberg (piano), Jennifer Koh (violin) and Anssi Karttunen (cello) make a rare trio appearance. Featured composers: Lindberg and Stravinsky. [2 p.m., San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., S.F.]

Indie and lo-fi singer-songwriter R. Stevie Moore performs. His sound is a mix of pop, arty experimentalism, idiosyncratic lyrics and homemade rough edges. [9 p.m., Cafe Du Nord, 2170 Market St., S.F.]

Choral concert: The Volti chorus performs. The concert includes “Genesis,” composer Matthew Barnson’s reimagining of the biblical account through a triptych of poetry. [4 p.m., Walt Disney Family Museum, 104 Montgomery St., Presidio, S.F.]


Immigrant experience:
The San Mateo County History Museum hosts its Immigrants Day Festival, an afternoon of multicultural performances and other attractions. [Noon to 5 p.m., Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City]


Fab femmes:
“Divafest” spotlights female writers and performers. Today’s shows include “Eleanor,” a play by Margery Fairchild, and “Lucky Girl,” from Frances Driscoll’s “The Rape Poems.” [3 p.m., Exit Theatre, 156 Eddy St., S.F.]

Culinary arts

Epicurean celebration:
More than 80 top culinary artists and more than 60 wineries take part in the 2011 Star Chefs and Vintners Gala. The event benefits Meals on Wheels. [5 to 11 p.m., Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Literary arts

Lazy cooks:
Robin Donovan and Juliana Gallin present their new cookbook, “The Lazy Gourmet.” [3 p.m., Omnivore Books on Food, 3885a Cesar Chavez St., S.F.]


Magic Flute:
California and Italian cuisine come together on the LaCavera family’s brunch menu. Dishes include eggs Benedict with English muffins, potatoes and fruit; smoked-chicken hash with peppers, potatoes, poached eggs and sun-dried-tomato hollandaise; and cinnamon and sugar beignets with fresh lemon curd and sweetened cream. Cocktails, too, are available. [10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 3673 Sacramento St., S.F.; (415) 922-1225]



Giants at Cubs

11:20 a.m., Comcast SportsNet Bay Area

The Giants send their ace, Tim Lincecum, to the mound today at Wrigley Field in the finale of a three-game series.


The Amgen Tour of California kicks off with Stage 1 from Lake Tahoe. [2 p.m., South Lake Tahoe to Truckee, Versus]

Golf: The final round of the Players Championship wraps up. [11 a.m., TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., NBC (KNTV, Ch. 11)]

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