Feb. 8: A's Fan Fest, music and more 

click to enlarge Chairs sit in a heap on the field at Candlestick Park, where demolition started this week. - AP FILE PHOTO
  • AP file photo
  • Chairs sit in a heap on the field at Candlestick Park, where demolition started this week.

Something to read

We Are Pirates By Daniel Handler ($26) The latest book from the author of "A Series of Unfortunate Events" is a grown-up tale about pirates on San Francisco Bay.


Angel Island Conservancy: Volunteers are needed to staff the Angel Island Conservancy's Information Station. [P.O. Box 866, Tiburon; P.O. Box 866; (415) 435-3972, angelisland.org/volunteer]

Get outside

North Bay run: The China Camp Challenge, which includes 5-kilometer, 10-kilometer and half-marathon routes, winds through the scenic China Camp State Park. [8:30 a.m., Miwok Meadows Camp Ground, San Rafael; www.urbancoyoteracing.com]

Birds for beginners: Visitors to Huddart Park can learn how to identify native birds and then test their newfound skills during an easy hike. [9 a.m., 1100 Kings Mountain Road, Woodside; RSVP at parks.smcgov.org/all-about-birds]

Craft time: February is World Heritage Month, and the Presidio is celebrating Russian culture with a workshop that shows kids how to make nesting matryoshka dolls. [10 a.m.-3 p.m., Officers' Club, 50 Moraga Ave., S.F.; RSVP requested at presidio.gov]

A's FanFest: Give the guys across the Bay some love with the A's FanFest, which includes Q&A sessions with players, autograph opportunities and pictures with the A's collection of World Series trophies. [10 a.m.-4 p.m., O.co Coliseum, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland]


Mission memorial: A tribute to the life of longtime Mission poet Alfonso Texidor includes poetry readings, Aztec dancers, music, storytelling and more. [3 p.m., Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission St., S.F.]

Hard rock: Death-metal group Cannibal Corpse is touring to promote its latest album, "A Skeletal Domain." [7 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Jamaican sounds: Reggae trio The Mighty Diamonds, who formed in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1969, are marking what would have been Bob Marley's 75th birthday with a celebratory tour. [9 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]


Mission noir: "The Other Barrio," a noir mystery set in the Mission, is screening in a world premiere. [2 and 7 p.m., Brava Theater, 2781 24th St., S.F.]


Comedy: Stars such as rocker Debbie Harry, actress Jennifer Tilly and actor Steven Weber are doing a staged reading of "The Sharpies," a staged reading of a play about an autograph-signing convention, on the last day of SF Sketchfest 2015. [2 p.m., Eureka Theatre, 215 Jackson St., S.F.]


Monsieur Benjamin: The decidedly French restaurant in Hayes Valley offers unusual brunch fare such as cured salmon tartare, chicken croquettes with fried egg and chicken liver terrine. [11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., 451 Gough St., S.F.; (415) 403-2233, www.monsieurbenjamin.com]

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