April 4 - 6: Weekend events in SF 

click to enlarge Gals with Gears Rec Ride
  • Women 50 and older are invited to join the group for a scenic, hilly, not-too-fast 8.5-mile ride through the Presidio.

On the town

Political satirist: Comedian and satirist Will Durst, who has more than 400 TV appearances to his name, along with radio and other credits, does stand-up. [7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.]


A great hike

Spring dip: Rosé and chardonnay aren't the only ways to cool down in wine country. The Russian River cuts right through Healdsburg, and if you visit Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach Park in spring you'll likely have your choice of picnic tables and plenty of shoreline to call your own. Bring flip-flops. You can wade in to the middle of the wide section of the river and still only be about knee-high. And lupine are in full bloom on the river banks. [Visit weekendsherpa.com to find out more about getting outdoors in Northern California]

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market top picks




Candied citrus peel


Little Gem lettuce

Sugar snap peas

Torpedo onions


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Balinese ensemble: Gamelan Sekar Jaya, specializing in Balinese music and dance, presents “Citrangada,” a show featuring three ensembles performing work created for the group’s Bali tour. [8 p.m., ODC Theater, 3153 17th St., S.F.]


Stand-up show: Comedian and actor Brian Posehn appears. “The Sarah Silverman Program” and “Just Shoot Me!” are among his TV credits. [7:30 and 9:45 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]


Rock band: Big Head Todd and the Monsters, the 1980s-formed, Colorado-based rock band, perform material from their latest album “Black Beehive.” [9 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Jazz combo: Pianist Brad Mehldau, known for his inventive improvisations and detailed melodic tapestries, performs with this trio. [7:30 p.m., SFJAZZ Center, 201 Franklin St., S.F.]


A great bike ride

Gals with Gears Rec Ride: Women 50 and older are invited to join the group for a scenic, hilly, not-too-fast 8.5-mile ride through the Presidio. The ride goes east to the Arguello Gate, through the Presidio to the Golden Gate Bridge, across the bridge and back, south on Lincoln Boulevard, through Sea Cliff, up to the Legion of Honor and to Lake Street. RSVP required. [Meet at 10 a.m.; visit www.sfbike.org/?chain for location, S.F.]


New play: Magic Theatre presents “Every Five Minutes.” A homecoming dinner takes a fantastical turn in Linda McLean’s play about undefeated trauma. [2:30 and 7 p.m., Building D, Fort Mason Center, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]


Ballet concert: San Francisco Ballet presents “Caprice,” a world premiere choreographed by Helgi Tomasson. [2 p.m., War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]


String quartet: The Vogler Quartett performs a program of quartets by Beethoven, Schubert and Schulhoff. [3 p.m., Marines’ Memorial Theatre, 609 Sutter St., S.F.]

Literary arts

Poetry programs: The SFJAZZ Poetry Festival, curated by Ishmael Reed, presents LGBT (5:30 p.m.) and African-American (7 p.m.) programs. Respective hosts are Indira Allegra and Tennessee Reed. [SFJAZZ Center, 201 Franklin St., S.F.]

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