Go for a hike in Olompali State Historic Park in Marin 

FRIDAY NIGHT

Eating

Food:
Locavore, a new spot on the edge of the Mission, serves a delicious menu based on sustainable farm ingredients in an appealing urban setting. 

Drinking



Wine:
Following up on last week’s theme focusing on well-valued wine, expert Pamela Busch recommends a few good reds that sell for $15 or less. 

On the town

Music on the Square:
The Rising, a Bruce Springsteen tribute band, appears in a free concert. [5:30 to 8 p.m., Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City]

Crime novelist: Max Allan Collins talks about “Bye Bye, Baby,” his 13th novel featuring Chicago PI Nate Heller. [7 p.m., “M” Is for Mystery, 86 E. Third Ave., San Mateo]

SATURDAY

A great hike

Grateful for Olompali:
Olompali State Historic Park in Marin County comprises 700 acres and thousands of years of quintessential California history, from the Coast Miwok to the Grateful Dead. Hike the 3-mile, round-trip Loop Trail for a simple slip through a shaded canopy of California bay and coast live oak trees, punctuated by old oaks. It’s no wonder the Grateful Dead played a concert here and used the Olompali hills as an album cover backdrop. [Visit WeekendSherpa.com to sign up for email about getting outdoors in Northern California]

Festivals

Reggae celebration:
Caribbean arts set the tone at the San Francisco Reggae Festival. The event features live music, cuisine, crafts and kids’ activities. [11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Fillmore Center Plaza, Fillmore and O’Farrell streets, S.F.]

Japanese pop culture: The 2011 J-Pop Summit Festival celebrates Japanese pop culture. Live music, fashion shows, films and street vendors are on the slate. [11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Post and Webster streets and thereabouts, S.F.]

Movies

Outdoor movie:
Film Night in the Park presents “Roman Holiday.” Audrey Hepburn plays a princess who escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome. [8 p.m., Union Square, Powell and Post streets, S.F.]

Comedy

Improv comedy:
The San Francisco Improv Fest presents “Improv All-Stars Night.” Featured comedy acts include Uncle’s Brother, with Tim Meadows. [7:30, 8:30 and 10:30 p.m., Eureka Theatre, 215 Jackson St., S.F.]

Theater

Shakespeare comedy:
The all-female Shakespeare company Woman’s Will presents its 2011 summer park show — a 1960s-set production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” [2 p.m., Dolores Park, 455 Dolores St., S.F.]

Marketplaces

Native arts:
A fair-trade bazaar takes place at the de Young Museum. Shoppers can buy fair-trade products from around the globe, including jewelry, textiles and baskets. [9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Golden Gate Park, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, S.F.]

SUNDAY

Music

Piano concert:
Katya Grineva presents “Love and Water,” her program of romantic piano. Featured composers include Schubert, Debussy, Liszt, Ravel and Tchaikovsky. [7 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Contemporary music: The sfSoundSeries presents a program showcasing a wide range of contemporary music. Featured composers include Gyorgy Kurtag and Daniel Cullen. [8 p.m., ODC Theater, 3153 17th St., S.F.]

Jazz and R&B: Composer, vibraphonist and jazz-funk pioneer Roy Ayers performs at Yoshi’s. His songs include “Everybody Loves the Sunshine” and “Running Away.” [7 and 9 p.m., 1330 Fillmore St., S.F.]

Comedy

Stand-up show:
Comedian DL Hughley performs a stand-up show. His credits include the Kings of Comedy national tour and the sitcom “The Hughleys.” [8 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Literary arts

Cookbook author:
Pure Pantry founder Elizabeth Kaplan talks about “Fresh From Elizabeth’s Kitchen,” her book of gluten-free recipes. [3 p.m., Omnivore Books on Food, 3885a Cesar Chavez St., S.F.]

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