Bike rides and comedy shows a few things San Francisco offers this weekend 

click to enlarge Check out 'A Ride Through Women’s History' starting at S.F. Bicycle Coalition office this Saturday. - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • Check out 'A Ride Through Women’s History' starting at S.F. Bicycle Coalition office this Saturday.

Here are some great ways to spend your weekend in San Francisco.


A great bike ride

  • ‘A Ride Through Women’s History’: Susan B. Anthony once said “The bicycle has done more for the emancipation of women than anything else in the world.” Learn more about women’s history in San Francisco on this group bike ride with the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition. [1 p.m., meet at S.F. Bicycle Coalition office, 833 Market St., S.F; details and RSVP:]

Food and wine

  • Rhone wines: Rhone Rangers San Francisco 2013, celebrating American Rhone wines, hosts its Grand Tasting today. [2 to 5 p.m., Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.;]


  • Comedy show: Comedian, actor and “Saturday Night Live” alumnus Jon Lovitz, whose characters include Master Thespian and the Devil, performs a stand-up routine. [7:30 and 9:45 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]


  • Art auction: Southern Exposure presents “Parade,” its annual fundraising art auction and party. [6 to 11 p.m., 3030 20th St., S.F.;]


  • Dance films: ODC Theater presents “Pilot 62: Kinetoscope ... this time with pictures,” a program in which six rising artists present dance films and live multimedia performances. [8 p.m., ODC Theater, 3153 17th St., S.F.]


  • Floral art: “Bouquets to Art 2013,” at the de Young Museum, ends Saturday. [9:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]


  • Asian film fest: CAAMFest, featuring Asian and Asian-American cinema, runs through Sunday. Saturday’s films include “When I Walk,” a documentary about multiple sclerosis, at 9:15 p.m. at New People, 1746 Post St., S.F. [Multiple venues;]



  • Music marathon: Musicians who push genre boundaries appear at the Switchboard Music Festival, an eight-hour marathon. [2 to 10 p.m., Brava Theater, 2781 24th St., S.F.]
  • Comic operetta: Lamplighters Music Theatre presents a partially staged production of “The Sorcerer.” [2 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]


  • Solo theater: Solo Sundays, featuring independent and provocative solo theater, presents its March show. Mark Kenward and Rebecca Fisher perform. [7 p.m., Stagewerx, 533 Sutter St., S.F.]

A great excursion

  • Fremont fare: Fried chicken on a sweet waffle, cheesy grits and salted caramel milkshakes — authentic “farm-direct” food is having its heyday, and Sonoma’s Fremont Diner is at the forefront. The “backyard eggs” really come from the backyard (there’s a giant chicken coop out back) and ingredients are sourced locally. Picnic tables (tented in winter) provide ample outdoor seating surrounded by a rolling vineyard. [Visit to find out more about getting outdoors in Northern California]

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