San Francisco graced with hula hot weather 

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Fun in the sun:
Hoop dancer Kat Dallons enjoys the warm weather that graced The City this week to practice her craft at Civic Center Plaza on Tuesday. Rain is in the forecast for today, but the warm weather will return for the rest of the week.

Something to read

Clara and Mr. Tiffany

By Susan Vreeland ($26)

The new novel from the author of “Girl in Hyacinth Blue” tells the story of a woman at the turn of the 20th century who conceived and designed famed Tiffany lamps, but was not recognized for her efforts.

Lend a hand

San Francisco Recreation and Park Department:
Volunteers are needed to help with the upkeep of Christopher Playground. [10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Diamond Heights Boulevard and Duncan Street, S.F.; details/RSVP:]

Get outside

Flower fair:
The Chinese New Year Flower Fair welcomes the Year of the Rabbit. Oranges, tangerines, flowers and New Year plants are for sale. [9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Grant Avenue from Clay Street to Broadway and thereabouts, S.F.]

Wiggle walk: Thinkwalks hosts its “Walk the Wiggle” tour. The Wiggle bike route was a hill-avoiding foot trail before bikes existed. [11 a.m.; meet at bike mural, Duboce Avenue at Church Street; RSVP:]

Presidio history: The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy hosts “Unsung Heroes,” a talk about some of the people who have shaped Presidio history. [Noon, visitor center, Officers Club, 50 Moraga Ave., Presidio of S.F.]

Creative habitats:
“Presidio Habitats” continues. The exhibit features habitat sculptures created for the park’s “animal clients” by more than two dozen artists and designers. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Presidio of S.F.;]

Around town


Organ recital:
Acclaimed organist Paul Jacobs gives a recital at Davies Symphony Hall. He’s known for his renditions of masterpieces by Messiaen, Bach, Brahms and other composers. [6 p.m., 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Pop and performance: The Blow (performing artist and pop musician Khaela Maricich) is in town. For her current show, she’s collaborating with artist Melissa Dyne. [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]


Noir festival:
“Noir City 9,” the 2011 San Francisco Film Noir Festival, ends today. Feature attractions: “Angel Face” (1952) and “The Hunted” (1948). [Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.,]


Comedy festival:
The S.F. Sketchfest comedy celebration continues. Shows include “Sklarbro Country Podcast” with the Sklar Brothers, Michael Ian Black and Chris Cox. [2 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.,]


Fab femmes:
The 2011 Women on the Way Festival ends today. Innovative female theater, dance, music and comedy artists take the stage. [8 p.m., Shotwell Studios, 3252-A 19th St., S.F.; the Garage, 975 Howard St., S.F.]

Health and wellness

Wellness festival:
The second annual Bay Area Wellness Festival features talks and an exhibition hall. Adiel Tel-Oren and John Robbins are slated to speak. [2 to 7 p.m., Cubberley Theater, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto]

Pet projects

Dog show:
The Golden Gate Kennel Club holds an all-breed dog show. Events include “Best Puppy in Show” and “Best in Show” competitions. [8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Cow Palace, 2600 Geneva Ave., Daly City]

Game of the day


Jazz at Warriors

7 p.m., Comcast SportsNet Bay Area

Monta Ellis and the Golden State Warriors try to close out January with a victory against the always tough Utah Jazz.


After a year on the mainland, the Pro Bowl returns to Hawaii. [4 p.m., Aloha Stadium, Honolulu; Fox (KTVU, Ch. 2)]

NHL: Hockey’s finest take center stage for the All-Star Game. [1 p.m., RBC Center, Raleigh, N.C.; Versus]


Magic Flute:
California-Italian cuisine is on the LaCavera family’s brunch menu. Dishes include baby-spinach salad with strawberries, red onions, Gorgonzola, candied pecans and pecan dressing; “Presidio Scramble” (eggs, Brie, mushrooms, bacon, potatoes, fruit); and brioche French toast with whipped cream, fresh fruit and maple syrup. Cocktails, too, are available. [10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 3673 Sacramento St., S.F., (415) 922-1225]

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