Ride your bike out to the America’s Cup races 

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  • America’s Cup viewing: What’s the best way to see the America’s Cup races? On bike, of course! Avoid the traffic and get a front-row seat to the epic event.

FRIDAY

Girl bands:
Two local girl bands appear in concert. The Hot Toddies mix 1950s beach pop with indie rock. The She’s, inspired by the pop of the ’50s and ’60s, create their own garage pop. [9 p.m., Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St., S.F.]

SATURDAY

A great bike ride

America’s Cup viewing:
What’s the best way to see the America’s Cup races? On bike, of course! Avoid the traffic and get a front-row seat to the epic event. Pedal to the waterfront, along The Embarcadero or Crissy Field, and look for the sails. The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is providing a free bike valet for those who want to post up and watch the races. [www.sfbike.org/americascup]  

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market top picks

  • French prune plums
  • Albacore tuna
  • Avocados
  • Bacon
  • Green Zebra tomatoes
  • Gravenstein apples
  • Melons

Zante currants

— www.cuesa.org

Sports and recreation

Top sails:
The America’s Cup World Series, a preseason race plus related events, continues through the weekend. Saturday’s events include boat races and a Dr. Dog concert. [10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Marina Green, 500 Marina Blvd., S.F.]

Festivals

Japanese pop:
The weekendlong J-Pop Summit Festival features Japanese films, fashion, music, art and technology. “Cyberpop Overload” is the theme this year. [11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Post and Webster streets and thereabouts, S.F.]

Maritime arts: A Sea Music Festival, saluting maritime heritage, takes place at Hyde Street Pier. Performers present the music and dances of countries vying in the America’s Cup. [9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., north tip of Hyde Street, S.F.]

Music

Hip-hop festival:
The Rock the Bells hip-hop festival is at the Shoreline Amphitheatre this weekend. Kid Cudi, J. Cole and Mac Miller top Saturday’s lineup. [Noon, 1 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View]

SUNDAY

A great hike

Marin Headlands:
“So close yet so far” is an apt phrase for the raw and rugged beauty of this open space just miles from San Francisco. Sample some of the finer highlights of the Headlands on a 7½-mile, round-trip hike that combines coastal views, secluded beaches and a delightful English pub, the Pelican Inn at Muir Beach. [Visit WeekendSherpa.com to sign up for email about getting outdoors in Northern California.]

Music

Stern Grove:
Alternative rockers OK Go headline the Stern Grove Festival’s final concert of the season. The Family Crest opens the show. [2 p.m., Sigmund Stern Grove, Sloat Boulevard and 19th Avenue, S.F.]

Literary arts

Literary festival:
Litquake presents a literary festival on the Peninsula. More than 35 authors appear in readings, panel discussions and salons. [3 to 8 p.m., Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto]

Festivities

Car-free streets:
Sunday Streets, offering car-free street space where people can enjoy camaraderie and activities in San Francisco neighborhoods, takes place in Chinatown today. [11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; www.sundaystreetssf.com]

Dance

Philippine folk arts:
The Likha Pilipino Folk Ensemble presents “Saludo,” a performance featuring the folk dance and music of the many regions of the Philippines. [2 p.m., Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon St., S.F.]

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