Jan. 30: Bike rides, comedy and more 

click to enlarge San Francisco Half Marathon: If you're going to watch (or run) the San Francisco Half Marathon and 5-kilometer race this weekend, take a leisurely bike ride to Golden Gate Park and enjoy free valet bike parking from the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition at Sharon Meadow! - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • San Francisco Half Marathon: If you're going to watch (or run) the San Francisco Half Marathon and 5-kilometer race this weekend, take a leisurely bike ride to Golden Gate Park and enjoy free valet bike parking from the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition at Sharon Meadow!

A great hike

Secret Diablo: This 3-mile (round-trip) hike on Mount Diablo offers far-reaching western vistas. The first secret trail is Ridge View, a quick ascent leading to towering views of Rock City's sandstone sculptures. It leads to Wall Point Road, where you'll enter a world of green, lush forest. Within half a mile you'll reach the actual Secret Trail. You're still in the forest, crossing streams before making your way back uphill. [Visit WeekendSherpa.com for details and other local adventures] Library activity: Youths are invited to create crafts in honor of Chinese New Year. [3:30 p.m., Mission Branch, 300 Bartlett St., S.F.]

Friday

Russian Festival: Experience the food, music, food, art and especially the food of Russia at the 27th annual Russian Festival, which continues through Sunday. [5-9:30 p.m., Russian Center of San Francisco, 2450 Sutter St., S.F.]

'NEGROGOTHIC': A reception marks the opening of "NEGROGOTHIC," an exhibition of M. Lamar's video, large-scale prints and sculpture about black men in transition. [7 p.m., San Francisco Art Institute, 800 Chestnut St., S.F.]

Onion unplugged: SF Sketchfest turns the lights down low for "The Onion Past Bedtime," a peek behind the scenes of the satirical publication. [10:30 p.m., Cobb's Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Pop rock: The Battle of the Dad Bands -- featuring Big Twang Theory, Birdseed, Foxy Cleopatra and more -- is a fundraiser for local schools. [8 p.m., Bimbo's 365 Club, 1025 Columbus Ave., S.F.] Go play: A Mobile Rec event includes free access to a climbing wall and slack line as well as disc golf, skateboarding and more. [11 a.m.-2 p.m., Youngblood Coleman Playground, 1398 Hudson Ave., S.F.]

Saturday

Immigration questions: San Francisco native Hiroshi Motomura discusses his new book, "Immigration Outside of the Law," and considers the fate of the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. [1 p.m., Learning Center, UC Hastings College of the Law, 200 McAllister St., S.F.]

Groundlings Jr.: Comedy legends The Groundlings are doing an improv show for kids and families featuring lots of silliness and performers Jerry Trainor, Regan Burns, John Ross Bowie and more. [2 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

Punk show: Punk pioneers X are headlining a bill that also includes The Odd Numbers. [7 p.m., RockBar Theater, 360 Saratoga Ave., San Jose]

Comedy tribute: SF Sketchfest pays tribute to Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer, who comprise Britain's loudest rock band, Spinal Tap, and play other colorful characters. [7:30 p.m., Nourse Theater, 275 Hayes St., S.F.]

Dance performance: "D.I.R.T. - Dance in Revolt(ing) Times" presents themes of economic hardship and gentrification tackled by emerging and established choreographers. [8 p.m., Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th St., S.F.]

A great bike ride

San Francisco Half Marathon: If you're going to watch (or run) the San Francisco Half Marathon and 5-kilometer race this weekend, take a leisurely bike ride to Golden Gate Park and enjoy free valet bike parking from the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition at Sharon Meadow! [8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Sharon Meadow, Golden Gate Park; S.F.; sfbike.org/events]

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