San Francisco swears in first Asian-American mayor 

Image of the week

A city first:
Ed Lee takes the oath of office during the swearing-in ceremony Tuesday. Lee, who is Chinese, became the first Asian-American to be San Francisco’s mayor.


Something to read



Beyond Normal

 
By Gale Chester Whittington ($17.95)

Subtitled “The Birth of Gay Pride,” the memoir by an activist and journalist brings to light details of the miliitant, pre-Stonewall gay liberation movement in San Francisco in 1969.


Lend a hand

San Francisco Recreation and Park Department
: Volunteers are needed to remove weeds and load the truck at Golden Gate Park’s Rhododendron Dell. [10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 100 John F Kennedy Drive, S.F.; RSVP: www.onebrick.org]


Get outside

Old things:
The Candlestick Park Antiques and Collectibles Faire features more than 500 booths of merchandise. All items are at least 20 years old. [6 a.m. to 3 p.m., Candlestick Park, 602 Jamestown Ave., S.F.]

Watershed walk: Thinkwalks hosts “The Watersheds of Laguna Honda,” a tour exploring the watershed of Seventh Avenue. [10:30 a.m., meet at Forest Hill station, Laguna Honda and Dewey boulevards, S.F.; RSVP: www.thinkwalks.org]

Old town: San Francisco City Guides hosts a “Gold Rush City” tour. Topics include San Francisco’s Vigilance Committee, Emperor Norton and the original 49ers. [2 p.m.; meet at Transamerica Pyramid, Clay and Montgomery streets, S.F.]

Creative habitats:
“Presidio Habitats” continues. The exhibit features habitat sculptures created for the park’s “animal clients.” [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Presidio of S.F.; www.presidio.gov]


Around town

Theater

Benefit performance:
Thrillpeddlers presents a one-night-only benefit performance of “Pearls Over Shanghai,” the hit Cockettes musical. Proceeds go to the Castro Country Club. [7 p.m., Hypnodrome, 575 10th St., S.F.]


Movies

German films:
The 2011 “German Germs” series — new cinema from Germany, Austria and Switzerland — concludes. “Celebration of Flight” leads off today’s lineup. [2 p.m. onward, Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]


Comedy

Funny biz:
The S.F. Sketchfest comedy celebration continues. “The Dave Hill Explosion” — featuring Hill, Moby, Martha Plimpton and Thao Nguyen — is among three acts on today’s bill. [7 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.; www.sfsketchfest.com]


Festivities

Labor festival:
The Western Workers Labor Heritage Festival honors Martin Luther King Jr.’s contributions to civil rights and labor. Workshops and arts events take place. [9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Local 1781 IAM building, 1511 Rollins Road, Burlingame]

Awards party:
A Golden Globes party takes place at the Balboa Theatre. Costumes — dress as your favorite movie or TV nominee — are welcome. [5 p.m., 3630 Balboa St., S.F.]
Variety

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


Music

Mardi Gras music:
Cowboy Mouth, a New Orleans rock band, brings its “Mardi Gras” tour to San Francisco. The concert includes well-known Mardi Gras songs and some obscure favorites. [8 p.m., Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.]


Game of the day

NFL


Jets at Patriots

1:30 p.m., CBS (KPIX, Ch. 5)


After all the back-and-forth trash talking, today will determine which team goes home and which one continues to the next round.

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

NFL:
Chicago Bears come off a first-round bye to take on the Seattle Seahawks, who upset the defending Super Bowl champions on Jan. 8. [10 a.m., Soldier Field, Chicago, Fox, (KTVU, Ch. 2)]


Brunch

Namu:
Chef Dennis Lee creates New California cuisine that reflects Korean traditions. Brunch dishes include cold soba noodles with romaine, kimchee, walnuts, tofu and cucumber with kimchee-sesame dressing; Kobe-style skirt steak with sunny-side-up egg, rice, kimchee and shiitake mushrooms. [10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 439 Balboa St., S.F.; (415) 386-8332]

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