October 4 - 6: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass and other SF events 

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FRIDAY On the town

Hong Kong films: The San Francisco Film Society’s 2013 Hong Kong Cinema series gets rolling. “Bends,” Flora Lau’s debut feature, is the opening-night film. [7 p.m., Vogue Theatre, 3290 Sacramento St., S.F.; www.sffs.org]

SATURDAY

A great event to bike to

Bike to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass: It’s another incredible musical lineup in Golden Gate Park! With more than 90 bands, the free festival is a true San Francisco favorite. Both bike valet and self-parking will be available, and there will be plenty of places to lock your bike. Come by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition tent and learn about all the great bike events and campaigns in The City.

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market top picks

Quince

Betty Ann plums

Chervil

Cippolini onions

French breakfast radishes

Indian corn

Marigolds

Persimmons

Radicchio

— www.cuesa.org

Fairs and festivals

Tails of the city: The San Francisco SPCA celebrates its 145th anniversary with a carnival and street fair. Festivities include free adoptions, food, beer, games and a dog costume contest. [11 a.m. to 6 p.m., 201 Alabama St., S.F.]

Literary events

Author appearance: Evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins discusses “An Appetite for Wonder,” his memoir. [7:30 p.m., Kepler’s Books and Magazines, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

Dance

Anniversary show: Dimensions Dance Theater presents its 40th anniversary event. The night includes “Rhythms of Life: Down the Congo Line.” [8 p.m., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St., S.F.]

Health and science

Breast health: UCSF presents “Taste for the Cure: A Taste of Science,” an event exploring how food and science affect breast health. [10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.; RSVP: www.tasteforthecure.eventbrite.com]

SUNDAY

A great hike

Point of Bayview: For an off-the-beaten-path panorama of San Francisco’s icons, head to Bayview Park. This secluded 46-acre preserve in the Bayview-Hunters Point area is home to rare Islais cherry trees and great views. The trail is just over a mile long. Spy Sutro Tower, the new (and old) Bay Bridge and get a look at Candlestick Park before it’s demolished. At the peak is the 1934 art deco radio tower built by the William Randolph Hearst Company. [Visit WeekendSherpa.com to find out more about getting outdoors in Northern California]

Fairs and festivals

Castro fair: The Castro Street Fair features crafts, entertainment, dancing, vendors and community groups. Proceeds benefit charities and the rainbow flag. [11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Castro and Market streets, S.F.]

Music

Benefit concert: Nick Lowe and Boz Scaggs are among the acts appearing at the “Raisin’ the Roof for Richie” concert. It benefits the Richard de Lone Special Housing Project. [8 p.m., Bimbo’s 365 Club, 1025 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Dance

Dance collective: Local group Requisitedance presents “Inhabiting Our Distraction,” a series of short stories about transformation, desire and self-identity. [7 p.m., Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th St., S.F.]

Theater

Staged reading: Brisk Weather Productions presents a staged reading of “Pardon My Invasion,” Joy Cutler’s comic play about a pulp-fiction writer who loses control of her characters. [7 p.m., Phoenix Theatre, 414 Mason St., S.F.]

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