January 21 - February 2: weekend events in San Francisco 

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  • The 49ers season may be over, but the Giants season is just beginning. Celebrate orange fever by biking to AT&T Park for the Giants FanFest.

On the town

Classical pianist: Virtuoso pianist and composer Marc-Andre Hamelin appears in recital to performing music by Medtner and Schubert, along with a work of his own. [7:30 p.m., Nourse Theater, 275 Hayes St., S.F.]


A great bike ride

Bike to Giants FanFest: The 49ers season may be over, but the Giants season is just beginning. Celebrate orange fever by biking to AT&T Park for the Giants FanFest. The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, which offers free bicycle valet at all home games, will watch your bike this weekend, too. The service will be at the south side of the park near the water, between the foul pole and the health center. [10 a.m. to 3 p.m., McCovey Cove area, AT&T Park, S.F., www.sfbike.org]

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market top picks

Rainbow chard

Asian pears






Sun-dried tomatoes


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Indie rock: Shannon and the Clams — indie rockers with a garage-punk and vintage-R&B sound — play a concert to promote their latest album, “Dreams in the Rat House.” [9 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

Literary arts

Poet appearance: Poet Diane di Prima reads from her work. The evening is a fundraiser for di Prima, to help meet some of her ongoing medical expenses. [6:30 p.m., Bird & Beckett Books and Records, 653 Chenery St., S.F.]


Experimental arts: Obie-winning playwright Young Jean Lee presents her “Untitled Feminist Show,” an experiment featuring six New York stars. [8 p.m., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St., S.F.]


Film noir: The San Francisco Film Noir Festival salutes world noir this year, and France is on Saturday’s slate. Films include “Pepe Le Moko” at noon, and “Riptide” at 4 p.m. [Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.; www.noircity.com]


A great excursion

California’s Serengeti: The Central Valley’s Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge is California’s Serengeti. It’s home to some of the most spectacular concentrations of waterfowl — including snow geese — on the continent, and winter is prime time for viewing action. Here’s the best way to do it: Drive the 6-mile auto tour route and time it for sunset on a clear afternoon. There are places to get out of your car for a fresh perspective. [Visit weekendsherpa.com to find out more about getting outdoors in Northern California]

Fairs and festivals

Old books: The San Francisco Antiquarian Book, Print & Paper Fair features items old and rare, including first editions, maps and postcards. About 200 exhibitors take part. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, Marina Blvd. and Buchanan St., S.F.]


Black media: Activist and filmmaker Kevin Epps discusses media activism and civil rights. [1 p.m., Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]


Old and new: Galax Quartet presents “Chromatic Clusters,” a concert of avant-garde music from the 16th century and “early music” from today. [4 p.m., St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1111 O’Farrell St., S.F.]


Free day: The Exploratorium hosts a free-admission day. The science museum’s interactive exhibits include themes of “Human Phenomena,” “Tinkering” and “Seeing and Listening.” [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Pier 15, S.F.]


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