Check out the Bay Trail Bikeway for gorgeous waterfront ride 

click to enlarge Waterfront ride: With thousands of spectators expected at the 34 races of the upcoming America’s Cup , bicycle transportation will be key, and the Bay Trail Bikeway will be the backbone of bicycle access for all. - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • Waterfront ride: With thousands of spectators expected at the 34 races of the upcoming America’s Cup , bicycle transportation will be key, and the Bay Trail Bikeway will be the backbone of bicycle access for all.

FRIDAY

Shake it up:
The California Academy of Sciences hosts a 1906-styled premiere bash for its “Earthquake” exhibit. The night includes a quake simulator. [7 p.m. to midnight, 50 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

SATURDAY



A great bike ride

Waterfront ride: With thousands of spectators expected at the 34 races of the upcoming America’s Cup , bicycle transportation will be key, and the Bay Trail Bikeway will be the backbone of bicycle access for all.

On this San Francisco Bicycle Coalition-sponsored Bay Trail ride, learn about plans to improve this important Connecting the City route and enjoy the gorgeous waterfront, too. [10 a.m. to noon, meet at Pier 14, The Embarcadero at Mission Street, S.F., www.sfbike.org]

Celebrations

Carnaval time:
Carnaval San Francisco is happening in the Mission district. The multicultural event features music, salsa dancing, food and on Sunday, a parade. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Harrison Street between 16th and 23rd streets, S.F.; www.sfcarnaval.org]

Music

Twenty fingers:
Veteran jazz keyboardists Kenny Barron and Mulgrew Miller appear as a piano duo. Both are known for putting a premium on elegance and crisp articulation. [8 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Theater

French plays:
“Des Voix/Found in Translation,” a weekendlong festival of new plays by young French writers, presents staged readings of plays by Samuel Gallet (4 p.m.) and Marion Aubert (8 p.m.). [Z Space, 450 Florida St., S.F.]

Writer-performer: Brian Copeland’s solo play “The Waiting Period: Laughter in the Darkness” has been extended through July 7. Depression is Copeland’s topic, and humor laces the tone. [5 p.m., the Marsh, 1062 Valencia St., S.F.]

Gal post: Divafest, a showcase for female performers and writers, presents its final performances of 2012. Shows include Catherine Debon’s “Alma Colorada.” [11 a.m. onward, Exit Theatre, 156 Eddy St., S.F.]

Movies

High Marx:
Three Marx Brothers movies screen at the Castro Theatre. “Monkey Business” (1931), “Horse Feathers” (1932) and “Animal Crackers” (1930) make up the triple bill. [429 Castro St., S.F.; (415) 621-6120]

SUNDAY

Fort Mason Farmers Market top picks

 

  • Apricots
  • Nectarines
  • Peaches
  • Roasted nuts
  • Strawberries
  • Tree-ripened cherries
  • Wheat-free desserts from flourChylde Bakery


Celebrations

Vermillion-dollar baby:
The weekendlong Golden Gate Festival begins. Performances, tributes, displays and fireworks celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge. [11 a.m. to 11 p.m., northern waterfront, S.F.]

Dance

Dancer saluted:
The Mary Sano Studio of Duncan Dancing hosts its 2012 Dionysian Festival, a music and dance event marking the 135th anniversary of dance artist Isadora Duncan’s birth. [6 p.m., Studio 314, 245 Fifth St., S.F.]

A great hike

Birds and flowers:
Every spring, egrets and irises return to Audubon Canyon Ranch’s Martin Griffin Preserve. Hike a 3½-mile loop into the less-traveled back of the park via the Zumie and Griffin loop trails. Stop at the newly constructed Henderson Overlook, an ideal vantage point for spotting the great egrets. [Visit WeekendSherpa.com to sign up for email about getting outdoors in Northern California]

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