Feb. 1: Super Bowl comedy, jazz and more 

click to enlarge A firefighter carries a ladder through the scene of a fatal four-alarm fire in the Mission on Wednesday evening. One person was killed and several injured in the blaze at the corner of 22nd and Mission streets. Dozens of residents were displaced, as well as several businesses. -  - GABRIELLE LURIE/SPECIAL TO THE S.F. EXAMINER
  • Gabrielle Lurie/Special to the S.f. Examiner
  • A firefighter carries a ladder through the scene of a fatal four-alarm fire in the Mission on Wednesday evening. One person was killed and several injured in the blaze at the corner of 22nd and Mission streets. Dozens of residents were displaced, as well as several businesses.

Something to read

Lentil Underground: Renegade Farmers and the Future of Food in America By Liz Carlisle ($26.95)

The UC Berkeley fellow profiles grass-roots lentil farmers circumventing the global food system.

Volunteer

San Francisco SPCA: Volunteers are needed to help socialize and train cats and dogs, feed animals and more. [201 Alabama St., S.F.; (415) 522-3500, www.sfspca.org]

Get outdoors

Half-marathon: The Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half Marathon & 5-kilometer race benefits local charities. [8 a.m., John F. Kennedy Drive east of Stow Lake Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Groundhog hike: A free Groundhog Day hike explores Fremont's scenic waterfront. [10:30 a.m., Ardenwood Historic Farm, 34600 Ardenwood Blvd., Fremont]

Dot-dash-craft: Kids can learn how Morse code helped people communicate during the 1906 earthquake and make Morse code jewelry. [11 a.m.-4 p.m., Officers' Club, 50 Moraga Ave., S.F.; RSVP at presidio.gov]

Zumba in the Park: Get a free workout at San Francisco parks. [10 a.m., 320 Bowling Green 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

Jazzy night: Lavay Smith and Chris Siebert are performing jazz, blues and soul music. [7:30 p.m., The Royal Cuckoo, 3202 Mission St., S.F.]

Homegrown prog: The prog-rockers of San Francisco's Ghost Parade are headlining a bill that also includes The Body Rampant and The Soonest. [8 p.m., Hotel Utah, 500 Fourth St., S.F.]

Comedy

Super Bowl comedy: "Men in Tights: Super Bowl 2015 Comedy Show" presents snarky commentators providing a comedy play-by-play to the big game. [3 p.m., Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., S.F.]

Museums

Free day: Check out interactive science experiments and other exhibits for free in honor of Groundhog Day. [10 a.m.-5 p.m., Exploratorium, Pier 15, S.F.]

Asian art: Admission is free for the first Sunday of the month. "Tetsuya Ishida: Saving the World with a Brushstroke" is in its final weeks. [10 a.m.-5 p.m., 200 Larkin St., S.F.]

Crafts for grownups

Hearty art: Try your hand at making some Valentine's Day crafts with hand-stitching techniques, paper, lace and more. [6 p.m., Folio Books, 3957 24th St., S.F.]

Brunch

Beach Chalet: Morning favorites such as Dungeness crab Benedict, chorizo omelets and fresh beignets are served alongside pork schnitzel, burgers and more. [8 a.m.-2 p.m., 1000 Great Highway, S.F.; (415) 386-8439, www.beachchalet.com]

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