April 25 - 27: Dutch King's Ride and other weekend events in SF 

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  • Celebrate the great Dutch King’s Day by wearing orange and joining a free, two-hour group bike ride, which ends at the Murphy Windmill in time for daylong celebrations for the century’s first Dutch King’s Day (running from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.).
On the town

Author appearance: Barbara Ehrenreich talks about her new book, “Living with a Wild God: A Nonbeliever’s Search for the Truth about Everything.” [7:30 p.m., Kepler’s Books and Magazines, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

A great bike ride

Dutch King's Ride: Celebrate the great Dutch King’s Day by wearing orange and joining a free, two-hour group bike ride, which ends at the Murphy Windmill in time for daylong celebrations for the century’s first Dutch King’s Day (running from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.). The ride, appropriate for ages 12 and up, is sponsored by the Consulate General of the Netherlands and supported by the SF Bicycle Coalition. [10 a.m., Dutch Windmill, Golden Gate Park, S.F.; RSVP: sfbike.org/events]

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market top picks

Fraises des bois

Carrots

English muffins

Irises

Lamb roast

Mint

Pea shoots

Seville orange marmalade

Smoked sweet onions

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Festivals

Ruff time: “DogFest 2014” features activities for dogs and humans, from games to contests to shopping. Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket) emcees. It benefits McKinley Elementary School. [11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Duboce Park, 636 Duboce Ave., S.F.]

Marketplaces

Food marketplace: New Taste Marketplace features fare from rising local food artisans, and music, beer and wine. It benefits the Food Pantry at St. Gregory’s of Nyssa Episcopal Church. [11 a.m. to 4 p.m., St. Gregory’s, 500 De Haro St., S.F.]

Charity walks

Walk against rape: The San Francisco Walk Against Rape raises awareness of sexual assault and benefits San Francisco Women Against Rape. [10 a.m.; meet at Women’s Building, 3543 18th St., S.F.; www.sfwar.org]

Baby health: The March of Dimes’ March for Babies, benefiting research on premature birth and other infant health threats, takes place. [9 a.m., Great Meadow, Fort Mason, Laguna and Bay streets, S.F.; www.marchforbabies.org]

A great hike

Spring classic: There are great views, wildlife sightings and an oceanfront setting for your hike. All of them are on this 9-mile (round-trip) hike to Tomales Point at Point Reyes. Start from the historic Pierce Point Ranch and head north. There’s only one trail, so follow along the Tomales peninsula as it gradually narrows from one-mile wide at Pierce Point Ranch to the tip, where the trail ends at a promontory overlooking the Pacific and blue-green lagoons that seem plucked from paradise. [Visit weekendsherpa.com to find out more about getting outdoors in Northern California]

Music

Organ recital: Organist Martin Haselböck appears in recital, performing on a 8,264-pipe Ruffatti organ. Music by Bach and Liszt is on the bill. [3 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

String quartet: The St. Lawrence String Quartet, with guest soprano Jesse Rivera, presents works by Haydn, Tsontakis and Verdi. [2:30 p.m., Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford University, Stanford]

Literary arts

Author appearance: Novelist, playwright, critic and translator Brenda S. Webster presents “After Auschwitz,” her new novel. [5:30 p.m., Books Inc., 601 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Theater

Solo series: Solo Sundays, featuring comic, poignant and provocative solo theater, presents its April show. Kenny Yun and Wayne Harris take the stage. [7 p.m., Stage Werx, 446 Valencia St., S.F.]

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