March 28 - 30: Sewer Ride and other weekend events in SF 

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  • Sewer Ride: Explore four watersheds with local sewer historians on an adventurous 12-mile ride that focuses on history, geology, infrastructure and public art.
FRIDAY

On the town

Author appearance: Author Teju Cole reads from “Every Day Is for the Thief,” his updated version of his 2007 novel about a young Nigerian living in New York who goes home to Lagos. [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

SATURDAY

A great bike ride

Sewer Ride: Explore four watersheds with local sewer historians on an adventurous 12-mile ride that focuses on history, geology, infrastructure and public art. The tour starts in Daly City and ends just north of India Basin at the Reclaimed Room, an exhibit space for environmental arts. There will be climbing, steep downhill, dirt and gravel. Bring a helmet, water, good attitude and a snack! Comfort riding in traffic and groups is advised, $10 donation suggested. [Meet at noon at Daly City BART; RSVP at sfbike.org/chain]

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market top picks

Clementines

Baby cabbage

Dandelion greens

Jumbo asparagus

Lemongrass

Queso fresco

Rabbit

Spigarello kale

Smoked jalapeño kraut

— www.cuesa.org

Music

Symphony matinee: The Bay Area Rainbow Symphony, conducted by Dawn Harms, presents a concert of works by Copland, Beethoven and others. [8 p.m., St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1111 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Dance

Japanese folk dance: The Japanese Tea Garden hosts a presentation of Awa Odori, a lively folk dance from Japan, in celebration of Spring and cherry-blossom season. The public can join in. [1 p.m., Japanese Tea Garden, 75 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Emerging dance makers: Six rising dance makers share their work in “Pilot 64,” the latest edition of the ODC series featuring talent from Pilot, an incubator program. [8 p.m., ODC Theater, 3153 17th St., S.F.]

Marketplaces

Flea market: Treasure Island Flea’s monthly market features vendors, food and DIY workshops. Look for an “Easter Fleaster” theme and golden-egg scavenger hunts. [10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 1 Avenue of the Palms, Treasure Island]

SUNDAY

A great hike

Back by brunch: This easy hike in Marin’s Fort Baker is short (just 1.25 miles), has great views and starts and ends at a nice place for brunch, Cavallo Point Lodge’s Murray Circle Restaurant. Start with a gentle climb up Drown Road, a wide dirt road through a eucalyptus forest. Then comes a panoramic view of the Golden Gate Bridge with views of Horseshoe Bay and Cavallo Point. Descend the Chapel Steps to Fort Baker Chapel and head to Murray Circle for a patio table and huevos rancheros or a sourdough waffle. [Visit weekendsherpa.com to find out more about getting outdoors in Northern California]

Museums

New exhibit: “Intimate Impressionism From the National Gallery of Art” has opened at the Legion of Honor. About 70 works by major artists are on view. [9:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., 100 34th Ave., S.F.]

Music

Choral concert: Pacific Mozart Ensemble presents “Five Centuries of Spring,” a program that includes songs by Janequin and Brahms. [5 p.m., First Unitarian Universalist Church and Center, 1187 Franklin St., S.F.]

Jazz greats: Grammy-winning composer, multi-instumentalist and band leader Paquito D’Rivera appears with singer Roberta Gambarini and Roy Hargrove’s quintet at Yoshi’s. [7 and 9 p.m., 1330 Fillmore St., S.F.]

Theater

British play: Theatre Rhinoceros presents “The Habit of Art.” A fictional meeting between composer Benjamin Britten and poet W.H. Auden is at the center of British playwright Alan Bennett’s comedy. [3 p.m., Z Below, 470 Florida St., S.F.]

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