Enjoy a spring hike in Sonoma 

click to enlarge Spring in Sonoma: Beginning and ending a few blocks from the central square, this 2½-mile (round-trip) hike on Sonoma’s Overlook Trail offers a panorama of Sonoma Valley. - WEEKENDSHERPA.COM
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  • Spring in Sonoma: Beginning and ending a few blocks from the central square, this 2½-mile (round-trip) hike on Sonoma’s Overlook Trail offers a panorama of Sonoma Valley.

Sweet and deadly: Novelist Joanne Flute shares her newest Hannah Swenson mystery, “The Cinnamon Roll Murder.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 601 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

A great hike

Spring in Sonoma:
Beginning and ending a few blocks from the central square, this 2½-mile (round-trip) hike on Sonoma’s Overlook Trail offers a panorama of Sonoma Valley. In the spring, the trail is decorated with buttercups, mule ears and royal larkspur. The trail winds up Schocken Hill with views of Mount Tamalpais, San Pablo Bay and even San Francisco on a clear day. [Visit WeekendSherpa.com to sign up for email about getting outdoors in Northern California]

Fort Mason Farmers Market top picks

  • Organic kale
  • Asparagus
  • Cabbage
  • Murcotts
  • Strawberries
  • Tulips

— www.fortmason.org

Dance

Ballet company:
Diablo Ballet presents its “Inside the Dancer’s Studio” series. Works by top choreographers, including Christopher Wheeldon, are on the bill. [2 and 8 p.m., Hillbarn Theatre, 1285 East Hillsdale Blvd., Foster City]

Dance showcase:
ODC Theater and ODC School present “Pilot 60,” a show spotlighting six emerging dance artists. Featured choreographers include Samantha Giron. [8 p.m., ODC Dance Commons, Studio B, 351 Shotwell St., S.F.]

Music

Latin jazz:
Timbalero composer Benny Valarde, honored by SFJazz for lifetime achievement, performs with his group. The evening is a salsa show. Feel free to dance. [8 p.m., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St., S.F.]

New Orleans funk: The Grammy-winning Rebirth Brass Band performs at the Mezzanine. New Orleans funk is the group’s specialty. [10 p.m., 444 Jessie St., S.F.]

Literary events

Book sale:
Friends of the San Francisco Public Library presents its Spring Book Sale, featuring books, DVDs, CDs and other forms of media. Everything is $3 or less. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Holiday

April Fools’ Day fun:
The 34th annual St. Stupid’s Day Parade begins at the Transamerica Pyramid — the “pointy building” — and goes up Columbus Avenue to the Joe DiMaggio Playground in North Beach for more festivities. [Noon, 600 Montgomery St., S.F.]  

Exhibitions

Humor exhibit:
“Innocents Abroad: Travels With the Schmulowitz Collection of Wit & Humor” opens. The exhibit contains funny postcards, letters and other items. [Noon to 5 p.m., Skylight Gallery, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

A great bike ride

Ecological history bike tour:
Chris Carlsson leads an ecological history tour of San Francisco — from the seat of a bike. The tour is presented in conjunction with the Contemporary Jewish Museum exhibition “Do Not Destroy: Trees, Art, and Jewish Thought.” Ride happens rain or shine. [Noon to 4 p.m., meet at museum, 736 Mission St.., S.F., www.sfbike.org]

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