History, architecture fans should ride this bike route 

click to enlarge Richmond architecture tour: Reid Brothers fans, history hounds or those who just want a nice neighborhood ride are invited to this nonathletic, nonacademic architecture tour, showcasing nine Richmond district projects designed by James and Merritt Reid, known for their impressive early-20th-century San Francisco buildings. - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • Richmond architecture tour: Reid Brothers fans, history hounds or those who just want a nice neighborhood ride are invited to this nonathletic, nonacademic architecture tour, showcasing nine Richmond district projects designed by James and Merritt Reid, known for their impressive early-20th-century San Francisco buildings.

FRIDAY

Chamber music:
The Aleron Trio — Solenn Seguillon (violin), Anne Suda (cello) and Teresa Yu (piano) — performs chamber music by Beethoven, Piazzolla and Frank Martin. [8 p.m., Old First Church, 1751 Sacramento St., S.F.]

SATURDAY

A great bike ride

Richmond architecture tour:
Reid Brothers fans, history hounds or those who just want a nice neighborhood ride are invited to this nonathletic, nonacademic architecture tour, showcasing nine Richmond district projects designed by James and Merritt Reid, known for their impressive early-20th-century San Francisco buildings. [1:30 p.m., meet at Velo Rouge Cafe, Arguello Boulevard at Cabrillo Street, S.F., www.sfbike.org]

Black History Month

Collector’s talk:
The Museum of the African Diaspora hosts a Black History Month lecture on collecting and the historian’s craft, with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Leon Litwack. [2 p.m., 685 Mission St., S.F.]

Marketplaces

Artisan flea market:
Local artisans and merchants show and sell their wares at SF Flea, a curated flea market. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit ECO SF. [11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Herbst Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Baubles and bangles: Vendors of crystals, minerals, beads and metaphysical healing tools sell wares at the 25th Great San Francisco Crystal Fair. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Building A., Fort Mason Center, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]  

Food and drink

Tea time:
The San Francisco International Tea Festival features tastings, cultural ceremonies, lectures and demonstrations. Speakers include Imperial Tea Court owner Roy Fong. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Ferry Building, The Embarcadero at Market Street, S.F.]

Pinot vino: The Pinot Noir Summit, celebrating the popular dark wine, features talks, tastings and a reception. Guests include “Sideways” novelist Rex Pickett. [1:30 to 8:30 p.m., Hilton hotel, 750 Kearny St., S.F.; www.pinotnoirsummit.com]

Comedy

Stand-up show:
Comedian Tom Papa performs at Cobb’s Comedy Club. His credits include appearances with David Letterman and Conan O’Brien, plus his own show, “Come to Papa.” [7 and 9:30 p.m., 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

SUNDAY

Fort Mason Farmers Market top picks

  • Cara Cara oranges
  • Curly kale
  • Navel oranges
  • Organic spinach
  • Satsuma mandarins

[www.fortmason.org]

Literary arts

Book fest:
BookFest 2012 presents BookFest Sunday. Author events include a keynote by Nicole Krauss, a tribute to Cynthia Ozick and a reading by Philip Levine. [11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

Dance

Black dance:
The Black Choreographers Festival presents its “Next Wave Choreographers Showcase,” featuring works by mentor-program, emerging and mid-career dance makers. [7 p.m., Dance Mission, 3316 24th St., S.F.]

Music

Star duo:
Classical music stars Vladimir Spivakov (violin) and Olga Kern (piano) bring their tour to town. Chamber works by Brahms, Stravinsky and Franck are in the program. [8 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Fundraisers

Oscar gala:
The Academy of Friends’ 2012 Oscar-night gala features food, wine, an auction and awards viewing. Proceeds go to AIDS/HIV charities. [5 to 11 p.m., San Francisco Design Center Galleria, 101 Henry Adams St., S.F.]

Movies

Animation classic:
“Fantasia” (1940), Walt Disney’s landmark celebration of sight and sound, screens at the Castro Theatre. The film features Mickey Mouse, winged fairies, hippos in tutus and lots more. [2, 5 and 8 p.m., 429 Castro St., S.F.]

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