Juggling a few jobs in the Castro

| January 15, 2012
On top of it: Street performer Carla Milugo juggles while balancing on a ball on the corner of Market and Castro streets Tuesday. Milugo, who performs a variety of tasks, said she is performing to raise money to purchase a plane ticket to Europe, where she hopes to continue her street performances. - ROBERT GALBRAITH/REUTERS
  • Robert Galbraith/REUTERS
  • On top of it: Street performer Carla Milugo juggles while balancing on a ball on the corner of Market and Castro streets Tuesday. Milugo, who performs a variety of tasks, said she is performing to raise money to purchase a plane ticket to Europe, where she hopes to continue her street performances.

IMAGE OF THE WEEK

On top of it:
Street performer Carla Milugo juggles while balancing on a ball on the corner of Market and Castro streets Tuesday. Milugo, who performs a variety of tasks, said she is performing to raise money to purchase a plane ticket to Europe, where she hopes to continue her street performances. 

SOMETHING TO READ

Feeding on Dreams


By Ariel Dorfman ($27)

Subtitled “Confessions of an Unrepentant Exile,” the fascinating book is by the noted Chilean-American writer, who reflects on his life after the Pinochet coup — a life largely lived on the run as a defendant of democracy.

LEND A HAND

SCRAP:
Warehouse of reusable materials needs volunteers to sort, package and display materials, reorganize aisles, and help maintain the site. [10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 801 Toland St., S.F., info/RSVP: www.onebrick.org]

GET OUTSIDE

Flower fair:
Oranges, tangerines, flowers and plants are for sale at the Chinese New Year Flower Fair. Festivities also include entertainment. [9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Grant Avenue from Broadway to Clay Street and thereabouts, S.F.]

Garden railway: The Conservatory of Flowers presents “Playland at the Conservatory,” a flora-landscaped garden-railway exhibit featuring a mini version of Playland at the Beach. [10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 100 JFK Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Mission murals: Precita Eyes hosts “Mission Trail Mural Walks.” Tours feature dozens of murals in the Mission district’s Precita Park area. [11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; meet at Precita Eyes Mural Arts and Visitors Center, 2981 24th St., S.F.]

Theater tour:
San Francisco City Guides hosts “Theatre in San Francisco,” a tour covering theater sites, stars and trends. [10 a.m.; meet at Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission Street between Third and Fourth streets, by stage on park’s southeast corner, S.F.]

AROUND TOWN

Music

Young musicians:
The Bay Area Youth Orchestra Festival features six local ensembles. Proceeds benefit six organizations that help underserved and homeless youth. [3 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Pop artist:
Singer-songwriter Andy Grammer, named one of Billboard’s 2011 “Artists to Watch,” performs at the Great American Music Hall. [7:30 p.m., 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

French composers:
Symphony Parnassus presents “Vive La France!,” a concert of music by 20th-century French composers. [3 p.m., San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., S.F.]

Food and drink

Cupcake contest:
Top local bakeries compete in the Bay Area Cupcake Challenge. Ticket buyers can taste and judge the submissions. [1 to 4 p.m., Mezzanine, 444 Jessie St., S.F.]

Museums

Art talk:
The San Francisco Ceramic Circle presents a 10 a.m. lecture titled “The Botanical Obsession: Prints and Porcelain” at the Legion of Honor. Also at the Legion: Bernini’s “Medusa.” [9:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., 100 34th Ave., S.F.]

Movies

Animated cinema:
The San Francisco Film Society presents “The Best of Annecy,” a program of shorts from the festival regarded as one of Europe’s top animation showcases. [3, 5, 7 and 9 p.m., 1746 Post St., S.F.]

Awards show: The Balboa Theater presents the Golden Globe Awards show, preceded by the red-carpet preshow, on the big screen. Beer, wine, hot dogs, popcorn and prizes round out the bill. [3 p.m., 3630 Balboa St., S.F.]

BRUNCH

Magic Flute:
The LaCavera family’s brunch menu features California and Italian cuisine. Highlighted dishes include the eggs Benedict English muffin — poached eggs and hollandaise, served with seasonal fruit, potatoes and a choice of ham, Florentine or smoked salmon. Also recommended: the cinnamon and sugar beignets. [10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 3673 Sacramento St., S.F.; (415) 922-1225]

GAME OF THE DAY

NFL

Giants at Packers


1:30 p.m., Fox (KTVU, Ch. 2)

Eli Manning and the New York Giants travel to Lambeau Field to take on Aaron Rodgers and the Packers among the elements.

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

NFL:
The Houston Texans, in the franchise’s second-ever playoff game, stack up against the Baltimore Ravens in an AFC Divisional tilt. [10 a.m., M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, CBS (KPIX, Ch. 5)]

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