April 17: Cesar Chavez festival, Earth Day in the Bayview and more 

click to enlarge Pfeiffer Beach in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park recently reopened, and its lilac-colored sand is waiting for your feet (and four-legged pals, since this beach is dog-friendly). - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • Pfeiffer Beach in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park recently reopened, and its lilac-colored sand is waiting for your feet (and four-legged pals, since this beach is dog-friendly).
A great hike

Sur bet: Big Sur has so many beaches, which one do you choose? Pfeiffer Beach in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park recently reopened, and its lilac-colored sand is waiting for your feet (and four-legged pals, since this beach is dog-friendly). The turnoff to the beach is poorly marked, so you have to look for it. There’s plenty of room to roam, so stay and stroll a while. [Visit WeekendSherpa.com for details and other local adventures]

Saturday

Earth Day: Celebrate Earth Day early in the Bayview with music, food, family activities and more. Cameron Moberg, the winner of the Oxygen Network’s “Street Art Throwdown,” will also be there seeking ideas for an in-the-works mural addressing environmental issues in the Bayview. [5-8 p.m., Bayview Opera House, 4705 Third St., S.F.; www.3rdonthird.com]

Debut fiction: A British artist mourns his mistress and tries to win back his brilliant French wife in Courtney Maum’s debut novel, “I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You.” [7 p.m., Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera]

Stand-up comedy: Roy Wood Jr., who can be seen on TBS’ “Sullivan and Son,” has also appeared on “Showtime at the Apollo” and “Conan.” [8 and 10 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Bluegrass night: San Francisco bands The Beauty Operators and Nobody From Nashville are teaming up for a bluegrass doubleheader. [9 p.m., Plough and Stars, 116 Clement St., S.F.]

Saturday

1906 quake memorial: Reflect on the 1906 earthquake and fire that nearly destroyed San Francisco at the annual remembrance ceremony at Lotta’s Fountain, where many survivors gathered after the disaster. [4:30 a.m., Market and Kearny streets, S.F.; sanfranciscohistory.org]

Charity race: The Spring Forward 10-kilometer and 5-kilometer race event is raising money for Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County, which served more than 40,000 low-income people last year. [8 a.m., Microsoft campus, 1065 La Avenida, Mountain View]

Chavez festival: Celebrate the work of farmworker organizer Cesar Chavez with a parade and street fair featuring music, dancing, a car show, food and more. [11 a.m. parade starting at 19th and Guerrero streets, noon street fair on 24th Street between Bryant and Treat streets, S.F.; cesarchavezday.org]

Goatpalooza: The seventh annual Goat Festival celebrates all things bovid with tasty treats and a petting zoo of cuddly baby goats. [10 a.m.-1 p.m., Ferry Building, Embarcadero and Market streets, S.F.]

Beyond monologues: South Asian Sisters puts a fresh twist on “The Vagina Monologues” in the provocative “Yoni Ki Baat.” [6:30 p.m., Women’s Building, 3543 18th St., S.F.]

A great bike ride

Open house art ride: Pedal to an open house at Headlands Center for the Arts. Art lovers are meeting at Golden Gate Park this Sunday to bike casually to the free HCA event. Bring snack money and an appetite for aesthetic intrigue. [Noon ride, meet at McLaren Lodge, 501 Stanyan St., S.F.; Headland Center for the Arts, 944 Fort Barry, Sausalito; ride is free for San Francisco Bicycle Coalition members, $10 donation from nonmembers appreciated; sfbike.org/event/marin_art_ride]

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