Dec. 28: Kwanzaa activities, tribute bands and more 

click to enlarge King tide - Fog wafts through the slats of the pier at the Candlestick Point State Recreation Area. Last week, the coast saw unusually high sea levels thanks to a king tide, a phenomenon in which the positions of the sun and moon create extremely high and low tides. - MIKE KOOZMIN/THE S.F. EXAMINER
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  • King tideFog wafts through the slats of the pier at the Candlestick Point State Recreation Area. Last week, the coast saw unusually high sea levels thanks to a king tide, a phenomenon in which the positions of the sun and moon create extremely high and low tides.

Something to read

Saga, Vol. 4 By Brian K. Vaughan ($14.99)

The creator of the popular "Y The Last Man" comic books is marking the latest collection of his "Saga" series with an appearance at Isotope Comics on Jan. 9.

Volunteer

Compass Family Services: Volunteers are needed to help tutor homeless children, organize the food pantry, help with data entry and more. [49 Powell St., S.F.; compass-sf.org]

Get outdoors

Holiday run: The Brazen (Almost) New Year's Eve dash includes half-marathon, 10-kilometer and 5-kilometer routes. [Various start times, Lake Chabot Marina, 17930 Lake Chabot Road, Castro Valley]

Scenic race: The Golden Gate Bridge Vista 10-kilometer race is a jaunt through the Presidio. [9 a.m., USS San Francisco Memorial, El Camino Del Mar and Seal Rock Drive, S.F.]

Swing dancing: Lindy in the Park's weekly swing-dance event includes a beginner lesson. [11 a.m.-2 p.m., between de Young Museum and Music Concourse, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Zumba in the Park: Free workouts are at San Francisco parks. [10 a.m., 198 John F. Kennedy Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.; 10:30 a.m., Crocker Amazon Playground, Moscow Street and Italy Avenue, S.F.; 11 a.m., Sunset Recreation Center, 2201 Lawton St., S.F.]

Music

Punk-rock singer: Laura Jane Grace, lead singer for the punk band Against Me!, is doing a solo tour that includes music from the group's latest release, "Transgender Dysphoria Blues." [8 p.m., Slim's, 333 11th St., S.F.]

Tribute bands: The Killer Queens, an all-female Queen tribute band from San Francisco, is headlining a bill that also includes the Jean Genies, who pay homage to the music of David Bowie. [8 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

Dance music: House-trance-step-bass DJ Laidback Luke is headlining a bill that also includes GTA, D.O.D and Nick G. [9 p.m., Warfield, 982 Market St., S.F.]

Holiday

Kwanzaa: Kwanzaa's third day, which honors the principles of collective work and responsibility, features a celebration at the library followed by a seasonal feast. [1:30-3 p.m., Koret Auditorium, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.; www.kwanzaasanfrancisco.com]

Brunch

1428 Haight: The restaurant, named after its address, serves breakfast all day and features sweet and savory crepes along with traditional favorites such as crab Benedict, huevos rancheros and a breakfast burrito. [1428 Haight St., S.F.; (415) 864-8484, 1428haight.com]

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