February 28 - March 2: Weekend events in SF 

click to enlarge Free food, live music, coffee and craft beer tastings — it spells party even before you get to the raffles, games and free mini bike tune-ups happening at Swell Bicycle’s grand opening party in the Outer Sunset.
  • Free food, live music, coffee and craft beer tastings — it spells party even before you get to the raffles, games and free mini bike tune-ups happening at Swell Bicycle’s grand opening party in the Outer Sunset.
FRIDAY

On the town

New music: The Other Minds Festival, featuring new and avant-garde music, begins. Featured composers include Mark Applebaum and electronic-instrument pioneer Donald Buchla. [7 p.m., SFJAZZ Center, 201 Franklin St., S.F.]

SATURDAY

A great bike party

Opening bash: Free food, live music, coffee and craft beer tastings — it spells party even before you get to the raffles, games and free mini bike tune-ups happening at Swell Bicycle’s grand opening party in the Outer Sunset. Just two blocks away from Golden Gate Park and eight from Ocean Beach, the bicycle bash is perfect to swing by after a stroll through some of The City’s best playgrounds. You could even win a $600 bike along the way! [Noon to 6 p.m., 4002 Irving St., S.F.; www.sfbike.org]

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market top picks

Asparagus

Anemones

Crepinettes

Dried cherries

Green garlic

Horseradish

Oyster mushrooms

Pomelos

Sunchokes

— www.cuesa.org

Music

Mongolian arts: The Mongolian State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet appears at the Stanford Pan-Asian Music Festival. Thirty dancers and singers from the institution perform. [7:30 p.m., Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford University, Stanford]

Choral concert: The Bay Area Choral Guild presents a concert featuring three choral works by Mozart. A lecture at 7:30 p.m. precedes the program. [8 p.m., St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church, 500 De Haro St., S.F.]

Theater

Solo theater: Kat Evasco performs “Mommy Queerest,” her comic autobiographical solo play about a coming-out process involving a lesbian daughter and a closeted lesbian mother. [8 p.m., Exit Theatre, 156 Eddy St., S.F.]

Literary arts

Poet reading: Diane di Prima gives a reading, “Poems Are Angels.” The evening is a fundraiser for di Prima, to help her with medical expenses. [6:30 p.m., Bird & Beckett Books and Records, 653 Chenery St., S.F.]

SUNDAY

A great hike

Loma and behold: George Lucas is best known for blockbuster movies, but he’s also made some blockbuster real estate purchases. Marin’s Lucas Valley is home to Skywalker Ranch. See the ranch on a hike to the high point on Loma Alta, where the views amaze. A wide dirt fire road is the trail for the entire 5.75-mile loop. It’s a fairly gentle 2.25-mile climb to the summit. You’ll see the bay, San Francisco’s skyline and the Pacific. May the force be with you. [Visit WeekendSherpa.com to find out more about getting outdoors in Northern California.]

Academy Awards

Oscar gala: The Academy of Friends’ Oscar-night gala features an Oscar viewing, food, wine, a live auction and a Wizard of Oz theme. It benefits AIDS charities. [5 p.m., Terra Gallery, 511 Harrison St., S.F.]

Oscar bashing: The Roxie Theater’s “Up the Oscars!” bash includes an Oscar viewing and booing, plus hors d’oeuvres and a red-carpet show. Feel free to bring food, drink and “high heels and a bad attitude.” [4 p.m., 3117 16th St., S.F.]

Music

Russian orchestra: The Saint Petersburg Philharmonic is in town. The concert includes Tchaikovsky’s “First Piano Concerto,” played by young virtuoso Denis Kozhukhin. [7 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Indie rock: The locally based indie-rock band Rogue Wave performs at the Chapel, as part of the Noise Pop Festival. “Nightingale Floors” is the group’s most recent album. [4 p.m., 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

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