July 19: Pedalfest and other weekend events in S.F. 

FRIDAY

Mexican music: Los Cenzontles, a local contemporary band whose sound has roots in Mexican folkloric music, performs a concert titled "Great Americas Songbook I." [7:30 p.m., SFJazz Center, 201 Franklin St., S.F.]

SATURDAY

A great bike event

Pedalfest in Jack London Square: Bicycle lovers will be in heaven Saturday when Pedalfest returns to Jack London Square in Oakland. BMX stunts, wacky bikes to ride and a kids’ bike parade are just some of the two-wheeled adventures. [11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Broadway and Embarcadero, Oakland, www.pedalfestjacklondon.com]

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market top picks

Sun Gold cherry tomatoes

Ambrosia melons

Bintje potatoes

Fresh cannellini beans

Hiromi red plums

Mint

Red Haven peaches

Serrano peppers

Sorrel

Zephyr squash

www.cuesa.org

Movies

Silents, please: The San Francisco Silent Film Festival continues through the weekend. Saturday's films include G.W. Pabst's "The Joyless Street" (Germany, 1925), with Greta Garbo, at 8:30 p.m. [10 a.m. onward, Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]

Edibles

National Lollipop Day: In honor of the holiday, See’s Candies is offering free lollipops all day at its shops nationwide. [9 a.m. to 7 p.m., 210 El Camino Real, South S.F.; hours vary at other Bay Area stores]

Fundraisers

Benefit gala: The Glide Legacy Gala, a black-tie benefit for Glide, features food, drinks and music. The event honors three local sports notables — Ronnie Lott, Andres Torres and Renel Brooks-Moon — for their humanitarian spirit this year. [7 p.m., City View, Metreon, 135 Fourth St., S.F.]

Visual arts

Rock posters: The Rock Poster Society hosts "Rock Art by the Bay." The show features appearances by top poster artists, Chuck Sperry and Stanley Mouse included. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Mission Masonic Center, 2668 Mission St., S.F.]

SUNDAY

A great hike

Tomales Trifecta: If you demand great views, wildlife sightings and an oceanfront setting, then the 9-mile (round-trip) hike to Tomales Point in Point Reyes is a must. There's only one trail to follow along the peninsula as it narrows from 1 mile wide at Pierce Point Ranch all the way to the tip, where the trail ends at a promontory overlooking the Pacific. Did we mention tule elk? Back in 1978, 10 elk were introduced on Tomales Point. At last count, there were more than 400. [Visit WeekendSherpa.com to find out more about getting outdoors in Northern California]

Charity walks

AIDS walk: The 2013 AIDS Walk San Francisco features a 10K walk, plus a kids’ zone and a post-walk concert. It benefits more than two dozen local AIDS services. [9 a.m., starts and ends in Sharon Meadow, Golden Gate Park, S.F.; www.aidswalk.net]

Music

Stern Grove: The Stern Grove Festival features global brass rhythms. Red Baraat (Indian brass and funk) and Fanfare Ciocarlia (Romanian Gypsy brass) perform. [2 p.m., Sigmund Stern Grove, Sloat Boulevard and 19th Avenue, S.F.]

Literary arts

Outdoor poetry: City Lights Books hosts an afternoon of "poetry and frolic." San Francisco Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguia, Diana Gameros and Tomas Riley, among others, take part. [2 to 4 p.m., Kerouac Alley, S.F.]

Museums

Cartoonist appearance: Cartoonist Kal, from the Economist magazine, visits the Cartoon Art Museum to celebrate the release of "Daggers Drawn: 35 Years of Kal Cartoons." [3 p.m., 655 Mission St., S.F.]

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