April 10: Punjabi-Mexican fusion dance, "Rocky IV" and more 

click to enlarge Sunday Streets is headed to the Bayview and Dogpatch this weekend. - SFBIKE.ORG
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  • Sunday Streets is headed to the Bayview and Dogpatch this weekend.
A great hike

Down by the river: Carmel might be one of the most well-known enclaves in the Monterey area, but nearby Carmel River State Beach is more of a local’s secret. On this easy 1.5-mile (round-trip) walk, you’ll be right beside the crashing Pacific until the trail stops at the river. Follow the bluffside trail alongside blooming ice plants and wildflowers, with plenty of entry points to the beach — one of the most beautiful in Monterey County. [Visit WeekendSherpa.com for details and other local adventures]


Art fest: West Portal’s 27th annual Fine Arts and Crafts Fair kicks off three days of photography, paintings, jewelry and more. [10 a.m.-5 p.m., West Portal Avenue between 15th Avenue and Ulloa Street, S.F.; pacificfinearts.com]

Human rights on film: The 13th annual Human Rights Film Festival continues with “The Land of Many Palaces,” a documentary about China’s attempts to relocate thousands of farmers against their will. Directors Adam James Smith and Song Ting will appear. [7 p.m., University of San Francisco, 2130 Fulton St., S.F.; usfca.edu/artsci/hrff]

Rocky night: An inspired double feature pairs Sylvester Stallone’s “Rocky IV” (7:20 p.m.) with Michael Bay’s Alcatraz-set “The Rock” (9:30 p.m.). [Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]

Dancing history: “Half and Halves: A Dance Exploration of the Punjabi-Mexican Communities of California” looks at early-20th-century unions between Punjabi farmworkers and Mexican women. [8 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]


Community garden: Check out Open Garden Day at Florence Fang Asian Community Garden, which is celebrating a new shade structure with refreshments and information on how to claim a plant box. [10 a.m.-1 p.m., 1 Diana St., S.F.]

Stand-up showcase: Radio DJ Chuy Gomez presents “The Funny Drop,” an evening of stand-up comedy featuring Eddie Quinones, Matty Goldberg and more. [7:30 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Poetry flashback: “Beat Explosion” is re-creating the notorious 1955 reading at San Francisco’s Gallery Six at which Allen Ginsberg first read his then-controversial poem “Howl,” which was partly documented in Jack Kerouac’s “The Dharma Bums.” Emerging poets are reading works by Ginsberg and other Beat poets. [8 p.m., Doc’s Lab, 124 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Passover celebration: Party on the last night of Passover with DJs, art activities, food and more. The $75 ticket price includes unlimited cocktails. [9 p.m.-1 a.m., Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F.]

Cancer fundraiser: The Missing Famous, Peanut Butter & Jam and Bad Audio Basement are headlining Bands Against Cancer, a fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. [8 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

A great bike ride

Sunday Streets: The monthly celebration that opens city streets for walking, biking, dancing and more is headed to the Bayview and Dogpatch this weekend. With over 3 miles of car-free space, this is one of the longest Sunday Streets routes. Because this route is so long and flat, it’s the perfect place for bikes or rollerblades. Check out the family biking activities at sfbike.org/events and keep an eye out for the roving bubble machine. [11 a.m.-4 p.m., Third Street between Mariposa Street and Yosemite Avenue, S.F.]

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