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The Interpretation of Dreams: The Illustrated Edition


By Sigmund Freud; edited by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson ($45)

The famed work by the founder of psychoanalysis is accompanied by gorgeous artwork, essays and biographical information in a critical volume compiled by the best-selling author, analyst and scholar.




LEND A HAND

Surfrider Foundation:
Volunteers are needed to help clean up Ocean Beach. [10 a.m. to noon; details at www.parksconservancy.org]


GET OUTSIDE

Ice rinks:
Ice skating continues at the Embarcadero Center (today is the last day) and in Union Square. Sessions start on every even hour. [10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Justin Herman Plaza, The Embarcadero at Market Street; and Post and Powell streets; S.F.]

Birder field trip: The Golden Gate Audubon Society hosts a field trip for birders. The San Francisco Botanical Garden is the place. [8 to 10:30 a.m., front gate, SFBG, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

All aboard: The Conservatory of Flowers presents its “Garden Railway,” an exhibit that re-creates Golden Gate Park sites in miniature with recycled and repurposed materials and dwarf plants. [10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Castro district: Foot Tours hosts “Come Out to the Castro: S.F.’s Gay Village.”  [2 p.m., meet near Market and Sanchez streets, S.F.; details/RSVP: www.foottours.com]


AROUND TOWN

MUSEUMS

Winter science:
The Academy of Sciences’ “’Tis the Season for Science” events continue. Look for a presentation on California wildlife and a science-related dance performance today. [11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Ending soon: “Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cezanne and Beyond” is in its final month. The exhibit contains 120 post-impressionist masterworks from the Musee d’Orsay. [9:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., de Young Museum, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]


MOVIES

Kurosawa and Mifune:
Viz Cinema’s series of Akira Kurosawa’s films featuring Toshiro Mifune continues. Screening today: “Seven Samurai.” A reception completes the special New Year’s bill. [1:30 p.m., 1746 Post St., S.F.]


MUSIC

New Year’s concert:
The San Francisco Chamber Orchestra performs a concert, joined by 17-year-old cellist Nathan Chan. It is free, but tickets are required. [3 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Jazz singer: Jazz and blues stylist Kim Nalley, known for putting her own stamp on the American songbook, presents “Let the Good Times Roll,” her New Year’s show. [7 p.m., Rrazz Room, Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St., S.F.]


THEATER

Musical romance
: “Party of 2” continues its Sunday run. Two self-sufficient people meet, mate and move in together in composer-lyricist Morris Bobrow’s musical comedy. [3 p.m., Shelton Theatre, 533 Sutter St., S.F.]


Holiday trip: Moshe Cohen and Theatre of Yugen present “Mr. Yoowho’s Holiday,” a global adventure with humor, poetry, European clowning, Japanese kyogen and Yiddish absurdism. [3 p.m., Noh Space, 2840 Mariposa St., S.F.]


BRUNCH

Dosa:
South Indian-flavored fare is on Emily and Anjan Mitra’s brunch menu, and the Chennai chicken (boneless organic chicken marinated in organic yogurt with coriander and cumin, fried) is highlighted today. Also recommended is the classic dosa rice and lentil crepes. [11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., 1700 Fillmore St., S.F., (415) 441-3672]


GAME OF THE DAY

NFL


Cardinals at 49ers

1:15 p.m., Fox (KTVU, Ch. 2)

The 49ers close out their disappointing season with interim coach Jim Tomsula taking over for the fired Mike Singletary.


OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

College men’s basketball:
Cal and Stanford open the Pac-10 season against one another. [5 p.m., Maples Pavilion, Stanford, Comcast SportsNet Bay Area]

NFL: The Seattle Seahawks and St. Louis Rams will battle for the NFC West championship. [5:20 p.m., Qwest Field, Seattle, NBC (KNTV, Ch. 11)]

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