Good Weekend for Friday, June 4, 2010 

A great bike ride

Buff the Pride Parade route: Help the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition honor Pride month and buff your LGBT history appreciation. The crew will do its best to get Market Street in the pink for the annual Pride Parade. The ride will stop by the site of the 1966 pre-Stonewall riot where queer youth and drag queens stood down the police. First-timers­ are welcome. Potholes will be spray-painted white; wear any color you want. Heavy rain cancels. Contact neal@sfbike.org for details. [Meet at 10 a.m., Polk Street in front of City Hall, S.F., www.sfbike.org]

 

Music

Jazz trio: The Donny McCaslin Trio performs. Saxophonist McCaslin is revered by the jazz elite for his powerhouse tenor solos and compositional depth. [8 p.m., Swedish American Hall, 2170 Market St., S.F.]

Guitar showcase: The San Francisco Guitar Summit presents three acclaimed acts: Matthew Montfort, Teja Gerken and the San Francisco Guitar Quartet. [8:15 p.m., Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St., S.F.]

 

Festivals

Street fair: The two-day 2010 Union Street Eco-Urban Festival begins. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Union Street between Gough and Steiner streets, S.F.]

 

Charity walks

Hope walk: The City of Hope’s national Walk for Hope, benefiting the fight against cancers that affect women, takes place.
[9 a.m., Justin Herman Plaza, Market Street and The Embarcadero, S.F.; www.walk4hope.org]

 

Wine arts

Wine tasting: The Tempranillo Advocates, Producers and Amigos Society hosts its TAPAS Grand Wine Tasting. Domestically produced Iberian wines have the spotlight. [2 to 5 p.m., Herbst Pavilion, Fort Mason ­Center, S.F.]

 

A great hike

King of the Ravine: Oceanfront property in Marin comes with a hefty price, but not if you’re staying at one of Steep Ravine’s six environmental campsites. These prime bluffside spots south of Stinson Beach are accessible via a windy half-mile road, by reservation only. Lounge at secluded Steep Ravine Beach, and, back at your site, enjoy a private oceanside bonfire. You get all of this for only $15 per site. [For directions and more information, visit WeekendSherpa.com: the largest outdoor lifestyle publication in Northern California]

 

Community groups

Dog day: Canine Companions for Independence, which provides assistance dogs for people with disabilities, is celebrating its 35th year. Meet the dogs at the Union Street Festival. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., near Union and Fillmore streets, S.F.]

 

Music

Chamber music: Geraldine ­Walther, former S.F. Symphony principal violist who is now with the Grammy-winning Takacs Quartet, performs with friends. [3 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

 

U.S. history

History tour: Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy hosts “Irony #9066,” a tour that looks at the Japanese-American experience during World War II. [1 p.m., Presidio Transit Center, Presidio of S.F.; RSVP: (415) 561-4323]

 

Comedy

Stand-up show: Comedian Jo Koy performs a stand-up show. “Chelsea Lately,” the “Tonight Show” with Jay Leno and “Jimmy Kimmel Live” are among his credits. [8 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

 

Eating

Food: Diners at Bistro 10UN — a lunchtime eatery operated by students of the International Culinary School at the Art Institute of California — will enjoy a satisfying, fresh, tasty three-course meal for just $15.  Page 24

 

Drinking

Meet Your Mixologist: Peter Garcia is co-owner and bartender at The Residence, a cool establishment that looks like a designer’s well-put-together living room.

 

On the town

Jazz duos: SFJazz presents “Dynamic Duos,” a night of sets by two married pairs: pianists Renee Rosnes and Bill Charlap, and pianist Toshiko Akiyoshi and saxophonist Lew Tabackin. [8 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Dance theater: Susan Donham of Spinning Yarns Dance Collective and Robin Anderson of Chicago’s RE|Dance present “Standing in the Current,” an evening of contemporary dance. [8 p.m., Dance Mission, 3316 24th St., S.F.]

 

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market top picks

- Blueberries
-Lemon Verbena
-Summer squash
-Shitake mushrooms
-Strawberry and rose geranium conserve
-Plant starts
-Leeks

[www.ferryplazafarmersmarket.com]

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