July 19: Pedalfest and other weekend events in S.F. 


Mexican music: Los Cenzontles, a local contemporary band whose sound has roots in Mexican folkloric music, performs a concert titled "Great Americas Songbook I." [7:30 p.m., SFJazz Center, 201 Franklin St., S.F.]


A great bike event

Pedalfest in Jack London Square: Bicycle lovers will be in heaven Saturday when Pedalfest returns to Jack London Square in Oakland. BMX stunts, wacky bikes to ride and a kids’ bike parade are just some of the two-wheeled adventures. [11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Broadway and Embarcadero, Oakland, www.pedalfestjacklondon.com]

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market top picks

Sun Gold cherry tomatoes

Ambrosia melons

Bintje potatoes

Fresh cannellini beans

Hiromi red plums


Red Haven peaches

Serrano peppers


Zephyr squash



Silents, please: The San Francisco Silent Film Festival continues through the weekend. Saturday's films include G.W. Pabst's "The Joyless Street" (Germany, 1925), with Greta Garbo, at 8:30 p.m. [10 a.m. onward, Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]


National Lollipop Day: In honor of the holiday, See’s Candies is offering free lollipops all day at its shops nationwide. [9 a.m. to 7 p.m., 210 El Camino Real, South S.F.; hours vary at other Bay Area stores]


Benefit gala: The Glide Legacy Gala, a black-tie benefit for Glide, features food, drinks and music. The event honors three local sports notables — Ronnie Lott, Andres Torres and Renel Brooks-Moon — for their humanitarian spirit this year. [7 p.m., City View, Metreon, 135 Fourth St., S.F.]

Visual arts

Rock posters: The Rock Poster Society hosts "Rock Art by the Bay." The show features appearances by top poster artists, Chuck Sperry and Stanley Mouse included. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Mission Masonic Center, 2668 Mission St., S.F.]


A great hike

Tomales Trifecta: If you demand great views, wildlife sightings and an oceanfront setting, then the 9-mile (round-trip) hike to Tomales Point in Point Reyes is a must. There's only one trail to follow along the peninsula as it narrows from 1 mile wide at Pierce Point Ranch all the way to the tip, where the trail ends at a promontory overlooking the Pacific. Did we mention tule elk? Back in 1978, 10 elk were introduced on Tomales Point. At last count, there were more than 400. [Visit WeekendSherpa.com to find out more about getting outdoors in Northern California]

Charity walks

AIDS walk: The 2013 AIDS Walk San Francisco features a 10K walk, plus a kids’ zone and a post-walk concert. It benefits more than two dozen local AIDS services. [9 a.m., starts and ends in Sharon Meadow, Golden Gate Park, S.F.; www.aidswalk.net]


Stern Grove: The Stern Grove Festival features global brass rhythms. Red Baraat (Indian brass and funk) and Fanfare Ciocarlia (Romanian Gypsy brass) perform. [2 p.m., Sigmund Stern Grove, Sloat Boulevard and 19th Avenue, S.F.]

Literary arts

Outdoor poetry: City Lights Books hosts an afternoon of "poetry and frolic." San Francisco Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguia, Diana Gameros and Tomas Riley, among others, take part. [2 to 4 p.m., Kerouac Alley, S.F.]


Cartoonist appearance: Cartoonist Kal, from the Economist magazine, visits the Cartoon Art Museum to celebrate the release of "Daggers Drawn: 35 Years of Kal Cartoons." [3 p.m., 655 Mission St., S.F.]

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