Jan. 18: Zap Comix, comic book festival and more 

click to enlarge Javonne Atchan Gwynn, aunt of Harith Atchan, who was killed in the Hayes Valley quadruple homicide Jan. 9, speaks out during a community vigil at the scene of the violence Monday evening. - MIKE KOOZMIN/THE S.F. EXAMINER
  • Mike Koozmin/The S.f. Examiner
  • Javonne Atchan Gwynn, aunt of Harith Atchan, who was killed in the Hayes Valley quadruple homicide Jan. 9, speaks out during a community vigil at the scene of the violence Monday evening.

Something to read

The Complete Zap Comix Various authors ($500) The price is steep, but the history is deep in a boxed set that features R. Crumb, Rick Griffin, Paul Mavrides, Spain Rodriguez and other comic creators. City Lights Bookstore is holding a launch party Thursday.

Volunteer

Presidio Park Stewards: Volunteers can help enhance native-plant habitats and create wildlife corridors in the Presidio. [10 a.m.-1 p.m., 215 Lincoln Blvd., Presidio, S.F.; www.parksconservancy.org]

Get outside

Brisbane hustle: 10-mile and 5-kilometer races provide scenic views of Brisbane's waterfront. [9 a.m., Sierra Point Marina, 400 Sierra Point Parkway, Brisbane]

Wonderful waterfall: A 1-mile jaunt includes canyon views and a waterfall. [9 a.m., end of Fairway Drive, Novato; www.marincountyparks.org]

'Acoustic Sunrise': Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers are performing as KFOG (104.5 FM) brings "Acoustic Sunrise" and host Rosalie Howarth to the Presidio. [10 a.m., Officers' Club, 50 Moraga Ave., Presidio, S.F.]

WWII internment: Ranger James Osborne is leading a walking tour about Japanese-American soldiers who trained at the Presidio during World War II even as their families were put into internment camps. [1 p.m., Military Intelligence Service Historic Learning Center, 640 Old Mason St., S.F.; RSVP at (415) 561-4323]

Music

Fusion sounds and beyond: The Budos Band hails from Staten Island, N.Y., and reflects Afrobeat, jazz and rock influences. Punk rockers Death Valley Girls are opening up the show. [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Drag extravaganza: "Matthew Martin Goes to Hollywood" features the drag artiste traipsing through tawdry Tinseltown. The Tom Show Trio is also performing. [7 p.m., Oasis, 298 11th St., S.F.]

Rock show: The Ben Miller Band, which performs bluegrass, blues and old-fashioned rock 'n' roll, headlines a bill that also includes Crow Moses and We Became Owls. [9 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

Comic book festival

Black comics: The inaugural Black Comix Arts Festival is kicking off two days of festivities with panel discussions and workshops. [2 p.m., Yerba Buena Gardens, 750 Howard St., S.F.; bcaf.norcalmlkfoundation.org]

Brunch

Yank Sing: There's no scrambled eggs or pancakes on the menu, but the dim sum restaurant has been a morning and early-afternoon tradition for decades of San Franciscans. Dishes include pork buns, soup dumplings, Peking duck and more, all served tableside from rolling carts. [11 a.m.-3 p.m., 101 Spear St., S.F.; (415) 781-1111, yanksing.com]

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