Good weekend: Saturday, April 28 

A great city walk: Walking through the Presidio, explore the role of the Army. Learn about the more than 200,000 San Franciscans left suddenly homeless and their struggle to return to a normal life after the 1906 earthquake & fire. See authentic earthquake shacks.

Offered 2nd & 4th Saturdays at 1pm. Meet at the Officers’ Club and visitor center, the Presidio.

[See www.sfcityguides.org or call (415) 557-4266 for more information]

At the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

The most seasonal fruits, vegetables, meats and artisanal foods available at San Francisco’s Ferry Plaza this weekend:

1. Stockton red onions
2. Fava beans
3. Rosemary
4. Mixed lettuces
5. Brown rice
6. Tomato starts
7. Lemon quark
8. Walnut bread
9. Olive oil
10. Leeks

[Saturday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.]

Morning/Sunny, 55 degrees

Bamboozling: Buy art, musical instruments and other items at the Bamboo Festival. The American Bamboo Society presents this salute to the woody evergreen.

[11 a.m. to 3 p.m., County Fair Building, Golden Gate Park]


Walk for a cause: Join the S.F. Walk Against Rape, an event benefiting Women Against Rape. A community gathering follows.

[Starts at 10 a.m. at Justin Herman Plaza, 1 Market St.; ends at Mission Dolores Park]

Afternoon/Sunny, 60 degrees

GLAAD all over: The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation presents its GLAAD Media Awards. S.F. honorees are Robert Gant, Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon.

[5 p.m. to midnight, Westin St. Francis, 335 Powell St.]

Square deal: Learn about the history of the Union Square area by taking the S.F. Historical Society’s "Circling the Square" walk. Stops include John’s Grill and Maiden Lane.

[2 p.m.; meet at Dewey Monument, Union Square]

Evening/Cloudy, 58 degrees

Eye of the storm: The Lily Cai Chinese Dance Company performs "Red Typhoon." Modern and ancient styles come together in this commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the Cultural Revolution. [8 p.m., Cowell Theater, Fort Mason]

True brew: Taste dozens of top microbrews at the S.F. International Beer Festival, a benefit for the Telegraph Hill Cooperative Nursery School. Food and music, too, are on tap.

[7 to 10 p.m., Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason]

Reel thing: Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the S.F. International Film Festival is a biggie for film lovers of all stripes. Today’s fare includes "Hana," "Once" and "Sounds of Sand."

[Through late evening; www.sffs.org]

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