April 18 - 20: Spring Eggstravaganza and other SF events 

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  • Bike over to the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department-sponsored Spring Eggstravaganza, a celebration with egg hunts, carnival rides, games, entertainment, a barbecue competition and kids activities. S.F. Bicycle Coalition hosts complimentary bicycle parking. Admission is $8.
FRIDAY

On the town

Salsa festival: The San Francisco Salsa Festival continues through the weekend. Salsa performances, dancing and workshops are on the bill. [6:30 p.m. to 2 a.m., Westin San Francisco, 50 Third St., S.F.]

SATURDAY

A great bike ride

Easter parade: Bike over to the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department-sponsored Spring Eggstravaganza, a celebration with egg hunts, carnival rides, games, entertainment, a barbecue competition and kids activities. S.F. Bicycle Coalition hosts complimentary bicycle parking. Admission is $8. [11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sharon Meadow, near Bowling Green and Kezar drives, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market top picks

Calendula

Avocados

Beets

Brisket

Brown rice

Dried apples

Fresh goat cheese

Horseradish

Parsley

— www.cuesa.org

Festivals

Earth Day: Earth Day San Francisco festivities include eco-friendly talks, performances, workshops and art. Speakers include author Bill McKibben. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., United Nations Plaza and thereabouts, 1150 Market St., S.F.]

Japanese culture: The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival continues. Performances and exhibits celebrate Japanese culture and the Japanese-American community. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Post and Fillmore streets and nearby blocks, S.F.]

Maritime activities: Junior Ranger Day festivities at Hyde Street Pier include a range of maritime-themed family activities. Admission to the historic sail and steam vessels is free today. [10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 2905 Hyde St., S.F.]

Music

Contemporary sounds: The Paul Dresher Ensemble’s Electro-Acoustic Band, joined by vocalist and electronic musician Amy X Neuburg, performs a program of contemporary chamber music. [8 p.m., ODC Theater, 3153 17th St., S.F.]

SUNDAY

A great walk

Renaissance Oakland: Old Oakland is filled with charms, including Swan's Market (on the National Register of Historic Places), and its a foodie hot spot, too. Grab a glass of Albino white wine blend at the Periscope Cellars or an artisan sausage from Rosamunde. After, walk 10 minutes through downtown to tiny Preservation Park, a slice of tranquility in the middle of the city. [Visit weekendsherpa.com find out more about getting outdoors in Northern California]

Festivals

Parade and festival: The Union Street Spring Celebration and Easter Parade features entertainment, kids’ activities, food and a bonnet contest. The parade starts at 2 p.m. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Union Street between Gough and Fillmore streets, S.F.]

Music

High moon: The psychedelic roots-rock band Moonalice presents its Easter concert and “420 Gathering of the Tribe.” [4:20 p.m., Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.]

Indie rock: The indie-rock band Bombay Bicycle Club appears at the Fillmore. The group is promoting its new album, “So Long, See You Tomorrow,” which has an experimental electronica sound. [8 p.m., 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Theater

Classic comedy: Generation Theatre presents “The Provoked Wife,” John Vanbrugh’s 1697 comic play about women, men and human imperfection. [3 p.m., SouthSide Theater, Fort Mason Center, Buchanan Street and Marina Boulevard, S.F.]

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