Good Weekend for Feb. 19-21 

FRIDAY


On the town

Poetry celebration: Poets and artists gather for a reception and reading to welcome Diane di Prima, San Francisco’s new poet laureate. [6 p.m., Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission St., S.F.]

Caribbean music: SFJazz hosts a “Timba Dance Party” with Issac Delgado, the Cuban star who pioneered the timba style — Havana’s tough, funky take on salsa. [8 and 10:30 p.m., Bimbo’s 365 Club, 1025 Columbus Ave., S.F.]


SATURDAY


Ferry Plaza Farmers Market top picks

Pea shoots

Braising mix

Ranunculas

Lutz Beets

Kimchee

Spring onions

Cauliflower

Meyer lemons

Chicken stock

Dutch shallots


A great city walk

Landmark Victorians of Alamo Square: See some of The City’s most opulent and carefully restored “painted ladies,” including world-famous Postcard Row and breathtaking downtown panoramic views from Alamo Square Park. [11 a.m., meet in front of 824 Grove St., S.F.; www.sfcityguides.org]


Dance

Black dance: The 2010 Black Choreographers Festival continues through next weekend. Robert Henry Johnson, Chloe Arnold and Reginald Savage appear today. [8 p.m., Dance Mission,
3316 24th St., S.F.]


Museums

Free weekend: Admission to the de Young Museum and its King Tut show is free this weekend. Tut tickets (limit: four per adult) are available at the museum on a first-come, first-served basis. [9 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Family activities: Museum of the African Diaspora presents “Family Day” activities. Mardi Gras is the theme. [1 to 4 p.m., 685 Mission St., S.F.]


Music

Bluegrass time: The San Francisco Bluegrass & Old-Time Festival presents a “Bluegrass & Old-Time Revue,” an “Alt-Bluegrass Show,” the Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band and other music today. [11 a.m. onward; several venues; www.sfbluegrass.org]


Comedy

Stand-up show: Comedian Ron White performs at the Warfield. “The Blue Collar Comedy Tour,” the CD “Drunk in Public” and late-night talk-show appearances are among his credits. [8 p.m., 982 Market St., S.F.]


SUNDAY


A great bike ride

Bay to the Beach: Start at the Ferry Building, ride up Market Street across Van Ness Avenue and fork right onto the Duboce Bikeway. Follow the “wiggle”: Duboce Avenue, right on Steiner Street, left on Waller Street, right on Pierce Street, left on Haight Street, right on Scott Street and left on Fell Street. Cross Baker Street, then fork left onto the Panhandle path. Follow it to Shrader Street, into Golden Gate Park on JFK Drive; continue to Ocean Beach. Check out: bike mural on Duboce, buffalo and windmills. [www.sfbike.org]


Music

Jazz benefit: John Handy, Bobby Hutcherson and Tuck & Patti are among those appearing in “A Great Night in the Fillmore.” The concert benefits the California Jazz Foundation. [7 p.m., Yoshi’s, 1330 Fillmore St., S.F.]

Chopin birthday concert: The Chopin Foundation and Old First Concerts present pianist Esther Keel in a concert featuring “Andante spianato et Grande Polonaise brilliante” and other works. [4 p.m., 1751 Sacramento St., S.F.]

Jazz trio: The Michael Longo Trio, a jazz group, performs. Pianist Longo is known for his long association with Dizzy Gillespie. [4:30 p.m., Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society, Douglas Beach House, 311 Mirada Road, Half Moon Bay]


History

Remembrance day: The detainment and incarceration of Japanese-Americans during the war is the focus of “Day of Remembrance 2010.” Talks and performances take place. [2 p.m., Kabuki cinemas, 1881 Post St., S.F.]


Dance

Double bill: Choreographer Sonya Delwaide and the ledges and bones dance project present dance pieces. [8 p.m., ODC Dance Commons, 351 Shotwell St., S.F.]

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