March 9: Jonny Eller and other SF events 

Something to read

Thanks for the Feedback

By Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen ($27.95)

Subtitled “The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well,” the volume by Harvard lecturers is the first book to explore the notion of taking criticism as a skill to be learned. The authors appear at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Kepler’s Books in Menlo Park.

Lend a hand

Glide: The free meals program needs volunteers to prepare the dining room, place food on trays, serve guests and wipe tables. [11:15 a.m. to 2 p.m., 330 Ellis St., S.F.; daily shifts, too, are available; info-RSVP: or]

Get outside

Car-free streets: “Sunday Streets” — car-free space where people can enjoy activities and camaraderie in San Francisco neighborhoods — is back. The Embarcadero is the place this week. [11 a.m. to 4 p.m.;]

Older women: Gals With Gears, consisting of women 50 and older, hosts a “Bay Shore South” bike ride, from the Ferry Building to Heron’s Head Park and back. [10 a.m.; info-RSVP:;]

Golf tournament: The San Francisco City Golf Championship holds men’s and women’s tournaments. Top amateur golfers vie. [7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Presidio Golf Course, 300 Finley Road, Presidio of S.F.;]

Mission murals: Precita Eyes hosts “Mission Trail Mural Walks.” Tours feature dozens of murals in the Mission District’s Precita Park area. [11 and 1:30 p.m.; meet at Precita Eyes Mural Arts and Visitors Center, 2981 24th St., S.F.]


Swing session: Lindy in the Park presents its weekly swing-dance event. A beginner lesson and community dancing make up the program. [11 a.m. to 2 p.m., between de Young Museum and Music Concourse, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]


Rock drummer: Punk-rock drummer Richie Ramone, from the Ramones, appears at Brick and Mortar Music Hall. “Entitled,” featuring new songs along with Ramones tunes, is his debut solo album. [8 p.m., 1710 Mission St., S.F.]

Food and wine

Pinot vino: Affairs of the Vine presents the 2014 Pinot Noir Summit, a celebration featuring a wine brunch, a tasting, workshops and awards. [10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Golden Gate Club, 135 Fisher Loop, Presidio of S.F.;]


Tipsy-turvy: Writer-performer Jill Vice appears in “Tipped & Tipsy,” her one-woman, 14-character send-up of American bar culture. [7 p.m., Marsh, 1062 Valencia St., S.F.]


Fellini film: Museo ItaloAmericano presents Fellini’s “8-1/2.” Marcello Mastroianni plays a famous director who colorfully retreats into memory and fantasy. [4 p.m., Building C, Fort Mason Center, Buchanan Street and Marina Boulevard, S.F.]


Stand-up showcase: Comics Jonny Eller, known for his impressions and in-your-face style, and Mario Montes, known for his everyday stories, headline a “Future of Comedy” show. [7:30 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]


Palace Hotel: The hotel’s Garden Court features a lavish Sunday brunch. Food stations offer sushi and sashimi; dim sum and Chinese delicacies; California fare; omelets and crepes; breads and pastries; and “Sweet Dessert Temptations.” [11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 2 New Montgomery St., S.F.; reservations: (415) 546-5089]


Warriors vs. Suns

6 p.m., Comcast SportsNet Bay Area

Two Pacific Division teams battling for Western Conference playoff spots square off in a key game.

Other sports

College women’s basketball: The Pac-12 tournament wraps up with the championship game. [6 p.m., KeyArena, Seattle, ESPN]

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