Nov. 23: Dancing, uncouth puppets and more 

click to enlarge hail to the chief - Mayor Ed Lee goes eye to eye with Frida the Chihuahua on Tuesday at City Hall prior to the pooch's installation as San Francisco's dog mayor. Frida, a rescue dog, won the appointment after her owner submitted the winning bid at a Friends of Animal Care and Control fundraiser. Frida, who returned the reins to Lee at the end of Tuesday, included mandatory belly rubs in her official platform. -  - MIKE KOOZMIN/THE S.F. EXAMINER
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  • hail to the chiefMayor Ed Lee goes eye to eye with Frida the Chihuahua on Tuesday at City Hall prior to the pooch's installation as San Francisco's dog mayor. Frida, a rescue dog, won the appointment after her owner submitted the winning bid at a Friends of Animal Care and Control fundraiser. Frida, who returned the reins to Lee at the end of Tuesday, included mandatory belly rubs in her official platform.

SOMETHING TO READ

Living Treasures By Yang Huang ($19.95)

The Bay Area writer's latest novel follows a girl fighting against China's one-child policy as the 1989 Tiananmen Square protest unfolds.

VOLUNTEER

Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly: Volunteers are needed to visit with lonely and isolated elders. Visits are especially appreciated during the holidays. [909 Hyde St., S.F.; (415) 771-7957, littlebrotherssf.org]

GET OUTSIDE

Party like it's 1989: Put on some neon legwarmers for the Awesome '80s Run 5-kilometer race, which includes a costume contest and other prizes. Proceeds benefit Larkin Street Youth Services. [7:30 a.m., Crissy Field, 1199 E Beach, S.F.]

Peddling on the Peninsula: Cañada Road is closed between the Filoli estate entrance and state Highway 92 every Sunday for cyclists. [9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 86 Cañada Road, Woodside]

Crafts for kids: Families are invited to visit the Presidio and create some interesting tree art using only a straw and some paint. [11 a.m.-4 p.m., Officers' Club, 50 Moraga Ave., S.F.; RSVP requested at presidio.gov]

Swing dancing: Burn off some Thanksgiving calories pre-emptively at Lindy in the Park,, which includes a free lesson. [11 a.m. to 2 p.m., between de Young Museum and Music Concourse, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

MUSIC

New Orleans jazz: Pianist Allen Toussaint, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998, and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band play New Orleans jazz. [4 and 7:30 p.m., SFJAZZ Center, 201 Franklin St., S.F.]

Singing vaquero: Mexican singer Joan Sebastian is performing on horseback during his last equestrian music tour. The Grammy winner is co-headlining the show with Los Tigres del Norte. [6 p.m., SAP Center, 525 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose]

Lazer Lloyd: The singer-guitarist-songwriter has been called Israel's "king of blues rock." [7 and 9 p.m., Biscuits & Blues, 401 Mason St., S.F.; (415) 292-2583 or www.biscuitsandblues.com]

THEATER

Felt frolics: "Puppet Up! -- Uncensored," helmed by Jim Henson's son Brian, is finishing its run. The audience can see puppeteers working to make more than 80 puppets come to hilariously uncouth life. [8 p.m., Marines' Memorial Theatre, 609 Sutter St., S.F.]

BRUNCH

Dante's Weird Fish: Dante's Weird Brunch puts a devilish spin on breakfast. The menu has a "Hell's Griddle" array of vegan pancakes and sourdough French toast, as well as a section devoted to "Tribulations" such as the Burial Mound, a pile of potatoes covered with cheese, salsa and more. And of course, there are plenty of cocktails and other adult beverages to round out your sins. [10 a.m.-3 p.m., 2193 Mission St., S.F.; (415) 863-4744, weirdfishsf.com]

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