City gets burst of warm weather 

IMAGE OF THE WEEK

Sunny days:
A man and his child row a boat on Stow Lake on Tuesday. Warm weather made it feel like summer was approaching The City. Highs are expected to remain in the low 60s for most of the week.

SOMETHING TO READ

The Death and Life of Monterey Bay




By Stephen R. Palumbi and Carolyn Sotka ($26.95)

Subtitled “A Story of Revival,” the book describes the colorful history of the area that, once a natural paradise, was devastated by industry, then restored to both ecological and economic splendor.


LEND A HAND

San Francisco Recreation and Park Department:
Volunteers are needed to help keep Golden Gate Park’s Shakespeare Garden beautiful. [10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Martin Luther King Jr. and Middle drives, S.F.; details/RSVP: www.onebrick.org]


GET OUTSIDE

Sea-lion tours
: Free sea lion-related tours and other activities mark the 21st anniversary of the sea lions’ arrival at Pier 39, . [Hourly, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Pier 39 and Aquarium of the Bay; www.aquariumofthebay.org]

Creative habitats:
“Presidio Habitats” features habitat sculptures created for the park’s “animal clients” by more than two dozen artists and designers. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Storey Avenue and Ralston Avenue, Fort Scott District, Presidio of S.F.; www.presidio.gov]

All aboard:
The Conservatory of Flowers presents its “Garden Railway,” an exhibit that re-creates Golden Gate Park sites in miniature. [10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 100 John F. Kennedy Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Scenic paddling: City Kayak hosts its “Downtown San Francisco Trip,” a kayak paddle ride along the waterfront. [Noon to 3 p.m., City Kayak, South Beach Harbor, Embarcadero at Townsend Street, S.F.; info/RSVP: www.citykayak.com]


AROUND TOWN

Music


String master: Violinist Itzhak Perlman appears in recital. The performance is sold out. Call (415) 864-6000 to see if turn-back tickets are available. [7 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Radical songs: A “Radical Roots Sing-A-Long” features popular labor, feminist and “old-timey revolutionary” tunes. Lyric sheets are provided. [5 p.m., Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia St., S.F.]

Liszt salute: Pianist and educator William Wellborn celebrates the bicentennial of Franz Liszt with a concert of music by the composer. [4 p.m., Old First Presbyterian Church, 1751 Sacramento St., S.F.]


Theater

Writer-performer:
Alicia Dattner presents “Eat, Pray, Laugh!” her solo show about her trip across India. The performance is part of the B.O.O.M. (Best of Off-Market) Festival. [7 p.m., Off-Market Theaters, 965 Mission St., S.F.]


Variety

Fab femmes:
The 2011 Women on the Way Festival continues through Jan. 30. Innovative female theater, dance, music and comedy artists perform. [8 p.m., Shotwell Studios, 3252-A 19th St., S.F.; the Garage, 975 Howard St., S.F.]


Movies

Dark side:
“Tales of madness” are on the bill at “Noir City 9,” the 2011 San Francisco Film Noir Festival. Today’s films are “A Double Life” and “Among the Living.” [Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.; www.noircity.com]


GAME OF THE DAY

NFL: NFC Championship

Packers at Bears


Noon, Fox (KTVU, Ch. 2)

Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers invade the Windy City to take on the Chicago Bears with a spot in the Super Bowl on the line.


OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

NFL:
The Pittsburgh Steelers host the New York Jets in the AFC Championship Game. [3:30 p.m., Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, CBS (KPIX, Ch. 5)]

Golf: The final round of the PGA Bob Hope Classic wraps up. [1 p.m., La Quinta, Golf Channel]

Foreign Cinema: Chefs Gayle Pirie and John Clark’s Sunday brunch menu includes oysters, breakfast items, salads, sandwiches and hot entrees. The menu changes weekly, with egg dishes and “pop tarts” always popular. Recent selections include fried eggs deglazed with balsamic, a croque madame with salad and a variety of omelets. [11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., 2534 Mission St., S.F.; (415) 648-7600]

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