August 30 - September1: Great bike ride and other S.F. events 

click to enlarge A 30-mile bike ride organized by the Greenbelt Alliance, Marin County Bicycle Coalition and the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition starts at Civic Center Plaza, goes through downtown, and up to the Marin Headlands and the Tiburon Peninsula.
  • A 30-mile bike ride organized by the Greenbelt Alliance, Marin County Bicycle Coalition and the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition starts at Civic Center Plaza, goes through downtown, and up to the Marin Headlands and the Tiburon Peninsula.

FRIDAY

On the town

Soundscapes: The presentation of "sound sculptures" — from 176 speakers in a special, 49-seat theater called the Audium — is performed in darkness. [8:15 p.m., 1616 Bush St., S.F.]

SATURDAY

A great bike ride

Gliding through the Golden Gateway: This 30-mile bike ride organized by the Greenbelt Alliance, Marin County Bicycle Coalition and the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition starts at Civic Center Plaza, goes through downtown, and up to the Marin Headlands and the Tiburon Peninsula. RSVP required at www.sfbike.org/chain [9 a.m., meet at 1 Dr. Carton B. Place, S.F., www.sfbike.org]

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market top picks

• Flavor King pluots

• Armenian cucumbers

• Ashmead's Kernel apples

• Cherry tomatoes

• Little gem lettuce

• Shinko pears

• Strawberries

• Sweet bell peppers

• Walnut oil 

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Music

Sonny side up: Sonny and the Sunsets, featuring musician and playwright Sonny Smith, perform. Smith's laid-back music contains vintage pop, country and folk. [9 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

Comedy

Stand-up show: Laurie Kilmartin has appeared on "Last Comic Standing" and "Premium Blend" and writes for the "Conan" show. [7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Literary arts

Author appearance: Novelist Louise Penny presents "How the Light Gets In," hew new Chief Inspector Gamache mystery. [4 p.m., Burlingame Library, 480 Primrose Road, Burlingame]

Theater

Wild knights: Hillbarn Theatre presents "Monty Python's Spamalot." The King Arthur legend gets a comic makeover in this musical based on the film "Monty Python and the Holy Grail." [8 p.m., 1285 E. Hillsdale Blvd., Foster City]

SUNDAY

A great swim

Rock on: Set on the banks of the North Yuba River in the Sierra foothills, Rocky Rest Campground possesses the perfect swimming hole. Reach it by crossing an old steel bridge and descending to a wide beach backed by River Canyon. Relax on shore or wade into the water. You might encounter some beer-cooler crowds, but privacy's easy to find up- or downstream. [Visit WeekendSherpa.com to find out more about getting outdoors in Northern California]

Festivals

Greek festival: The Belmont Greek Festival features Greek food, music, theater and dancing. Sunday's performers include Mythos. [Noon to 10 p.m., Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Cross, 900 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont]

Theater

Shakespeare troupe: The San Francisco Shakespeare Festival presents its 2013 free summer park show, "Macbeth." [2 p.m., Presidio Main Post Parade Ground lawn, between Graham Street and Keyes Avenue, Presidio, S.F.]

Music

Jazz guitarist: Grammy-nominated smooth-jazz and contemporary-flamenco guitarist Ottmar Liebert performs with his band, Luna Negra. "Dune" is his latest album. [6 and 8 p.m., Yoshi's, 1330 Fillmore St., S.F.]

Movies

Galaxy jest: The Clay Theatre's "Midnight Madness" series presents "Spaceballs," Mel Brooks' "Star Wars" parody. The Bawdy Caste, performing live, adds to the experience. [11:55 p.m., Clay Theatre, 2261 Fillmore St., S.F.]

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