Take a hike along Berkeley’s north waterfront 

click to enlarge ‘César greetings’: Berkeley’s César Chávez-North Waterfront Park offers barbecue, picnic perches and an off-leash area for dogs. - WEEKENDSHERPA.COM
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Literary bash: Radar Productions, which produces literary events and gives voice to LGBT and underground talent, hosts its Radar Spectacle, a bash featuring literary guests and an art auction. [8 p.m., Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa St., S.F.]

A great hike

‘César greetings’:
Berkeley’s César Chávez-North Waterfront Park offers barbecue, picnic perches and an off-leash area for dogs. But its vistas really stand out. Enjoy panoramic scenery on the 1.25-mile, round-trip, Bay-hugging Dorothy Stegmann Trail.  Unobstructed views of San Francisco, the Golden Gate, Angel Island, Alcatraz and the East Bay hills are likely to trigger a camera-phone frenzy. [Visit WeekendSherpa.com to sign up for email about getting outdoors in Northern California]

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market top picks

  • Jersey cow’s milk
  • Baby carrots
  • Black cod
  • Cara cara oranges
  • English peas
  • Honey
  • Purple asparagus
  • Stockton red onions

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Cinco de Mayo:
The San Francisco Cinco De Mayo Festival features Mexican and Latino art, food, performances and other cultural presentations. Dolores Park is the place. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., 18th and Dolores streets, S.F.]


Plant sale:
The San Francisco Botanical Garden hosts the 45th annual event. More than 4,000 kinds of plants, plus books and garden gifts, are available. [10 a.m. to 2 p.m., County Fair Building, 1199 Ninth Ave., Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Charity events

Brain-tumor walk:
The Bay Area Brain Tumor Walk benefits the National Brain Tumor Society. Community activities accompany the walk. [9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Speedway Meadow, Golden Gate Park, S.F.; www.braintumor.org]

Literary arts

Author appearance:
Author Terry Bisson presents “Any Day Now,” a novel tapping into his activist roots and revisiting the Beat era and the emerging culture of the 1960s. [5 p.m., Borderlands Cafe, 870 Valencia St., S.F.]


Old times:
Old Woodside Store Day festivities explore Woodside Store history and 1880s life. Activities include log cutting, seed spitting and doll making. [Noon to 4 p.m., Woodside Store Historic Site, 3300 Tripp Road, Woodside]


Crafts bazaar:
Urban Bazaar hosts the Vagabond Indie Craft Fair. More than two dozen local artisans sell handcrafted gifts at this bohemian bazaar, which also features sewing events today. [Noon to 7 p.m., 1371 Ninth Ave., S.F.]


Strindberg series:
Cutting Ball Theater, celebrating the August Strindberg centennial, presents readings of three one-act plays — “Pariah,” “Stronger” and “Simoon” — by the writer. [1 p.m., Exit on Taylor, 277 Taylor St., S.F.]


Stand-up show:
Comedian Wayne Brady performs at Cobb’s. “Whose Line Is It Anyway?,” “Don’t Forget the Lyrics!” and “The Wayne Brady Show” are a few of his credits. [7 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

A great bike ride

Sunday Streets in the Mission:
It’s the first of four consecutive Sundays of car-free roadways in the neighborhood — perfect for biking. Valencia Street between 14th and 24th streets and 24th Street between Valencia and Hampshire streets will be open. Check out live bands, bike-powered food vendors and other activities. [11 a.m. to 4 p.m., www.sfsundaystreets.com]

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