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Trevor Bayne celebrates NASCAR victory at Ghirardelli Square

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Sundae driver:
Trevor Bayne, right, the youngest winner of NASCAR’s Daytona 500 at 20 years old, came to San Francisco on Tuesday as part of his victory tour. Ghirardelli’s Steve Genzoli instructs the driver on how to make the Trevor Bayne Sundae.

Something to read

Human Anatomy


By Benjamin A. Rifkin, Michael J. Ackerman and Judith Folkenberg ($16.95)

Subtitled “A Visual History from the Renaissance to the Digital Age, “this paperback compendium traces the bizarre, wondrous history of anatomical illustrations over the last 400 years.

Lend A Hand

San Francisco Zoo:
An orientation takes place for prospective volunteers in their teens (must be at least 14 by Memorial Day). Volunteer duties include handling animals and giving talks. [1 p.m., 1 Zoo Road, Lurie Education Center, S.F.]

Get outside

Tall ships:
Two tall ships — the brig Lady Washington and the topsail ketch Hawaiian Chieftain — are visiting, and educational activities are taking place aboard them. Events include a 10 a.m. tour. [Pier 40, S.F.; www.historicalseaport.org]

Daffodil display:
Filoli House presents “Daffodil Daydreams.” The celebration features numerous daffodil cultivars, plus talks, tours and demonstrations. [11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., 86 Cañada Road, Woodside]

Tulip show: “Tulipmania” at Pier 39 ends today. The celebration features thousands of tulips of many varieties, plus 10 a.m. tours. New this year: a bulb-planting demo. [All day, Beach Street and the Embarcadero, S.F.]

Emperor’s club: The annual pilgrimage to the grave of “Emperor” Joshua Norton, one of San Francisco’s all-time characters, takes place. The Widow Norton leads the walk. [8 a.m., Woodlawn Cemetery, 1000 El Camino Real, Colma]

Around town

Movies

Oscar party:
The Balboa Theater presents the Oscar show on the big screen. Festivities include a costume contest and prizes. Reed Kirk Rahlmann emcees. [3:30 p.m., 3630 Balboa St., S.F.]

Oscar bashing: The Roxie Theater hosts its annual “Up the Oscars!” bash. Festivities include Oscar viewing, prizes and a costume contest. Feel free to bring food, drink and an “ill-tempered attitude.” [3:45 p.m., 3117 16th St., S.F.]

Oscar gala:
The Academy of Friends’ 2011 Oscar-night gala features food, wine, an auction and Oscar viewing. Proceeds go to AIDS/HIV charities. [5 to 11 p.m., Galleria at San Francisco Design Center, 101 Henry Adams St., S.F.]

Music

Chamber opera:
Ensemble Parallele presents a fully staged chamber performance of Philip Glass’ “Orphee,” an opera based on Jean Cocteau’s surrealist film. [2 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Dance

Black dance:
The 2011 Black Choreographers Festival presents its “Next Wave Choreographers Showcase.” Featured artists include Jasmine Porter, Jamar Welch and Jetta Martin. [7 p.m., Dance Mission, 3316 24th St., S.F.]

Ballet company: Smuin Ballet presents its winter program. Dances include “Oh, Inverted World,” choreographed by Trey Mclntyre. [2 p.m., Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View]

Theater

Solo performers:
Solo Sundays presents its monthly showcase. Writer-performers David Caggiano (“Jurassic Ark”) and Mary Samson (“The Omen”) take the stage. [7 p.m., Stagewerx, 533 Sutter St., S.F.]

Visual arts


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.]

Game of the day

NBA

Warriors at Timberwolves


2 p.m., Comcast SportsNet Bay Area

Monta Ellis and the Warriors kick off a lengthy road trip — which features seven games in 11 days — against the Timberwolves today in Minnesota.

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

NASCAR:
The Sprint Cup series heads to the desert for the Subway Fresh Fit 500. [11:30 a.m., Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale, Ariz., Fox (KTVU, Ch. 2)]

Brunch

Balboa Cafe:
Chef Jose Lemus’ brunch menu contains appetizers, egg dishes, breakfast items, salads and sandwiches. Selections include corned-beef hash with poached eggs, toast and salsa fresca; huevos rancheros with avocado, black beans, jack cheese, eggs over-easy and salsa fresca; and brioche French toast with caramelized apples and pears. [9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 3199 Fillmore St., S.F., (415) 921-3944]

Trevor Bayne celebrates NASCAR victory at Ghirardelli Square

Image of the week

Sundae driver: Trevor Bayne, right, the youngest winner of NASCAR’s Daytona 500 at 20 years old, came to San Francisco on Tuesday as part of his victory tour. Ghirardelli’s Steve Genzoli instructs the driver on how to make the Trevor Bayne Sundae.

Something to read

Human Anatomy

By Benjamin A. Rifkin, Michael J. Ackerman and Judith Folkenberg ($16.95)

Subtitled “A Visual History from the Renaissance to the Digital Age, “this paperback compendium traces the bizarre, wondrous history of anatomical illustrations over the last 400 years.

Lend A Hand

San Francisco Zoo: An orientation takes place for prospective volunteers in their teens (must be at least 14 by Memorial Day). Volunteer duties include handling animals and giving talks. [1 p.m., 1 Zoo Road, Lurie Education Center, S.F.]

Get outside

Tall ships: Two tall ships — the brig Lady Washington and the topsail ketch Hawaiian Chieftain — are visiting, and educational activities are taking place aboard them. Events include a 10 a.m. tour. [Pier 40, S.F.; www.historicalseaport.org]

Daffodil display: Filoli House presents “Daffodil Daydreams.” The celebration features numerous daffodil cultivars, plus talks, tours and demonstrations. [11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., 86 Cañada Road, Woodside]

Tulip show: “Tulipmania” at Pier 39 ends today. The celebration features thousands of tulips of many varieties, plus 10 a.m. tours. New this year: a bulb-planting demo. [All day, Beach Street and the Embarcadero, S.F.]

Emperor’s club: The annual pilgrimage to the grave of “Emperor” Joshua Norton, one of San Francisco’s all-time characters, takes place. The Widow Norton leads the walk. [8 a.m., Woodlawn Cemetery, 1000 El Camino Real, Colma]

Around town

Movies

Oscar party: The Balboa Theater presents the Oscar show on the big screen. Festivities include a costume contest and prizes. Reed Kirk Rahlmann emcees. [3:30 p.m., 3630 Balboa St., S.F.]

Oscar bashing: The Roxie Theater hosts its annual “Up the Oscars!” bash. Festivities include Oscar viewing, prizes and a costume contest. Feel free to bring food, drink and an “ill-tempered attitude.” [3:45 p.m., 3117 16th St., S.F.]

Oscar gala: The Academy of Friends’ 2011 Oscar-night gala features food, wine, an auction and Oscar viewing. Proceeds go to AIDS/HIV charities. [5 to 11 p.m., Galleria at San Francisco Design Center, 101 Henry Adams St., S.F.]

Music

Chamber opera: Ensemble Parallele presents a fully staged chamber performance of Philip Glass’ “Orphee,” an opera based on Jean Cocteau’s surrealist film. [2 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Dance

Black dance: The 2011 Black Choreographers Festival presents its “Next Wave Choreographers Showcase.” Featured artists include Jasmine Porter, Jamar Welch and Jetta Martin. [7 p.m., Dance Mission, 3316 24th St., S.F.]

Ballet company: Smuin Ballet presents its winter program. Dances include “Oh, Inverted World,” choreographed by Trey Mclntyre. [2 p.m., Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View]

Theater

Solo performers: Solo Sundays presents its monthly showcase. Writer-performers David Caggiano (“Jurassic Ark”) and Mary Samson (“The Omen”) take the stage. [7 p.m., Stagewerx, 533 Sutter St., S.F.]

Visual arts

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.]

Game of the day

NBA

Warriors at Timberwolves

2 p.m., Comcast SportsNet Bay Area

Monta Ellis and the Warriors kick off a lengthy road trip — which features seven games in 11 days — against the Timberwolves today in Minnesota.

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

NASCAR: The Sprint Cup series heads to the desert for the Subway Fresh Fit 500. [11:30 a.m., Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale, Ariz., Fox (KTVU, Ch. 2)]

Brunch

Balboa Cafe: Chef Jose Lemus’ brunch menu contains appetizers, egg dishes, breakfast items, salads and sandwiches. Selections include corned-beef hash with poached eggs, toast and salsa fresca; huevos rancheros with avocado, black beans, jack cheese, eggs over-easy and salsa fresca; and brioche French toast with caramelized apples and pears. [9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 3199 Fillmore St., S.F., (415) 921-3944]