Nov. 16: Southern soul, Hong Kong cinema and more 

click to enlarge Dog days are over: Three wide-eyed, smiling Doggie Diner heads were spotted on a rain-soaked back road on Treasure Island last week. Bay Area designer Harold Bachman came up with the iconic heads, wearing signature bow ties and chef's hats, to advertise the Doggie Diner chain that opened in 1948 and closed in 1986. At its peak, there were about 30 Doggie Diner eateries around the Bay Area. Founder Al Ross passed away in 2010 at age 93, but one Doggie Diner head remains on view on Sloat Boulevard.  - MIKE KOOZMIN/THE S.F. EXAMINER
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  • Dog days are over: Three wide-eyed, smiling Doggie Diner heads were spotted on a rain-soaked back road on Treasure Island last week. Bay Area designer Harold Bachman came up with the iconic heads, wearing signature bow ties and chef's hats, to advertise the Doggie Diner chain that opened in 1948 and closed in 1986. At its peak, there were about 30 Doggie Diner eateries around the Bay Area. Founder Al Ross passed away in 2010 at age 93, but one Doggie Diner head remains on view on Sloat Boulevard.

SOMETHING TO READ

Blackmail, My Love By Katie Gilmartin ($16.95) A woman comes to 1950s San Francisco searching for her gay brother, leading her to long-gone LGBT landmarks such as Finocchio's and Pandora's Box.

VOLUNTEER

Reading Partners: Volunteers are needed to spend one hour a week helping struggling readers at schools across the Bay Area. No tutoring experience necessary. [readingpartners.org]

GET OUTDOORS

Playing in the Panhandle: The NOW! Festival is luring folks outdoors for events around the Panhandle, including a roller-disco jam at 1 p.m. at Sixth Avenue and John F. Kennedy Drive. [All day, various times and locations; neighborland.com/now]

Hairy situation: The Mustache Dache 5-kilometer dash, which is open to proud owners of mustaches and their admirers, is raising money for prostate cancer research. [9 a.m., 1 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.; mustachedache.com]

Craft time: Families with young kids are invited to create imaginative crafts inspired by the Presidio's natural environment. [10 a.m.-3 p.m., Officers' Club, 50 Moraga Ave., S.F.; RSVP requested at presidio.gov]

Farm day: Spend time at Alemany Farm, which needs volunteers to harvest fruits and vegetables. [Noon to 5 p.m., 700 Alemany Blvd., S.F.]

MUSIC

Cool tunes: Vocalist Sofia Rei, originally from Buenos Aires, taps jazz, folk and electronic influences in her music. [7 p.m., Addition, 1330 Fillmore St., S.F.]

Southern Soul Assembly: J Grey and Anders Osborne are teaming up with Luther Dickinson and Marc Broussard to share stories, Southern rock, gospel and blues. [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Instrumentals with words: Singer Deke Dickerson and instrumental band Los Straitjackets are touring to promote their team effort, "Los Straitjackets: Deke Dickerson Sings The Instrumental Hits." [8 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

FILM

Hong Kong cinema: "The Golden Era," director Ann Hui's biopic about ill-fated novelist Xiao Hong, screens as part of the Hong Kong Cinema festival. [3:15 p.m., Vogue Theatre, 3290 Sacramento St., S.F.]

BRUNCH

Nickies: When the siren song of brunch conflicts with the big game, this Lower Haight sports bar might be the solution. Brunch offerings include eggs Florentine, huevos rancheros and more. A spicy pint-sized Bloody Mary is $5 during brunch. [10 a.m.-2 p.m., 466 Haight St., S.F.; (415) 255-0300, www.nickies.com]

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