Good weekend: Sunday, April 29 

A great bike fest: Folks of all ages are invited to attend the Spring Back to Bikes Fest, where you can ride the amazing Wooden Bike Creations, get free bike repair help, learn about safe city riding and enjoy some great music and games. Drawing contest for youth with a speaker- equipped helmet grand prize!

Check out these great workshops:

1:00 Fix a Flat for Kids by Kids
2:00 Planning your First Overnight Bike Trip
2:00 Breaking Stuff! A messy workshop about helmets and your brain.
3:00 Organizing A SIG (special interest group) Ride
3:00 Becoming a Bike Tourer with Equipment Demo!
Also: Unicycling! And Designing and Building Wooden Bikes! Hosted by the City Bike Program, a YMCA youth program.

[Today, 12:00 noon, Peacock Meadow in GG Park, next to the Conservatory of Flowers on JFK Dr.]

— San Francisco Bicycle Coalition; www.sfbike.org

Morning/Cloudy, 55 degrees

WHERE TO EAT - Destino: Chef James Schenk recommends two brunch items. One is caprese empanadas, an Argentine-style dish featuring air-dried tomatoes, mozzarella and basil couli. The other is crepas de dulce de leche, warm crepes filled with dulce de leche and seasonal berries.

[11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 1815 Market St.; (415) 552-4451]

Top gear: Vintage cars and prestige clockwork share the bill at the "Watches and Wheels" fest. Highlights include a 1936 Auburn and a watchmaker demonstration.

[9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason St.]

Kid stuff: It’s "Dia del Nino" (Day of the Child) at the zoo. Traditional music, dancing, crafts and animal activities make up the celebration.

[10 a.m. to 5 p.m., S.F. Zoo, 47th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard]

Afternoon/Cloudy, 60 degrees

Faust and furious: The S.F. Symphony performs Berlioz’s "The Damnation of Faust," one of Romanticism’s great musical dramas. Charles Dutoit conducts.

[2 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave.]

Knight moves: See "Don Quixote." The S.F. Ballet production features staging by Helgi Tomasson and Yuri Possokhov and a story drawn from the Cervantes classic.

[2 p.m., War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave.]

Evening/Cloudy, 59 degrees

Still reeling: The S.F. International Film Festival continues. Today’s slate includes "Bunny Chow," "The Unforeseen," "Gardens in Autumn" and "The Heavenly Kings."

[Through late evening; www.sffs.org]  

Sure fire: Bring a blanket and enjoy the Temple of Poi Fire Dancing Expo, a safe, legal fire-arts show. The event is part of local National Dance Week festivities.

[6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Union Square, Geary and Stockton streets]

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