November 22 - 24: Mosey through the Marina and other weekend activities 

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  • Start at the Maritime Museum at Beach and Polk streets and ride west along the water’s edge, up and over Fort Mason bluff.
FRIDAY

On the town

Typhoon recovery benefit: Nearly 100 Bay Area organizations unite to host an event — including speakers, a runway show and an auction — for victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. [6 to 11 p.m., Drake SF., 508 Fourth St., S.F.]

SATURDAY

A great bike ride

One-hour Marina mosey: Start at the Maritime Museum at Beach and Polk streets and ride west along the water’s edge, up and over Fort Mason bluff. Stay on the multipurpose path beside Marina Boulevard along Marina Green. At the end of the harbor, turn right toward the Bay and left onto the promenade, and follow the water’s edge to the Warming Hut near the Golden Gate Bridge. Check out the world’s smallest lighthouse, halfway out the Marina breakwater, and the Wave Organ at the end of the breakwater. [www.sfbike.org]

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market top picks

Buddha’s hand citron

Amethyst radishes

Chioggia beets

Dried cannellini beans

Kabocha squash

Kale

Kohlrabi

Romanesco

Satsuma mandarins

– www.cuesa.org

Spoken word

Dirty Waters: Filmmaker and trash enthusiast John Waters, who rose to fame with such fare as “Pink Flamingos” and “Female Trouble,” presents “This Filthy World,” his spoken-word solo show. [8 and 10 p.m., Yoshi’s, 1330 Fillmore St., S.F.]

Education

Open house: The San Francisco Art Institute hosts its fall open house. Guests can learn about the school’s bachelor’s degree programs, the application process and financial aid. [10 a.m. onward, 800 Chestnut St., S.F.; www.sfai.edu]

Music

Rock giant: Van Morrison is in town. “Born to Sing: No Plan B” is the latest album by the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and six-time Grammy winner. [7:30 p.m., Masonic, 1111 California St., S.F.]

Guitar concert: Classical guitarist Alvaro Pierri appears in recital. Pierri has collaborated with Astor Piazzolla and other notables and performed at major halls worldwide. [7:30 p.m., St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1111 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

SUNDAY

A great hike

Beach town day trip: The coastal town of Bolinas is laid-back and artistic, and it boasts the sprawling Bolinas Beach, where dogs are welcome. To make a short walk, park in town and stroll down Wharf Road, passing the Boat Club to reach the beach. Exit the beach on Brighton Avenue and walk back into downtown to complete the 1-mile beach town walk. [Visit WeekendSherpa.com to find out more about getting outdoors in Northern California]

Dance

Cuban dance: Ramon Ramos Alayo and his Alayo Dance Company, whose dances fuse a variety of Cuban dance forms, present “Quality of Movement,” a concert of new and recent work. [7 p.m., Dance Mission, 3316 24th St., S.F.]

Museums

Artist retrospective: The Cartoon Art Museum hosts “Searle in America,” a show saluting British cartoonist-illustrator Ronald Searle, who depicted key political and cultural figures. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 655 Mission St., S.F.]

Music

Singer-songwriter: Americana artist Chuck Prophet performs “Temple Beautiful,” his album saluting San Francisco and its famous characters and neighborhoods. [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Melody of China: The local ensemble celebrates 20 years in an anniversary performance featuring guest artists including erhu virtuoso Jiebing Chen, jazz pianist Jon Jang and more. [4 p.m., Old First Church, 1751 Sacramento St., S.F.]

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