June 14 - 16: Bike rides and other S.F. weekend events 

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South African music: Ladysmith Black Mambazo, the all-male vocal group from South Africa, is in town. Sacred harmonies and South African folk styles combine in Ladysmith's music. [8 p.m., SFJAZZ Center, 201 Franklin St., S.F.]


A great bike ride

Wiggle your way to Golden Gate Park: There's nothing better than a weekend ride through Golden Gate Park — except pedaling new bikeways to get there. Fell and Oak streets have new separated bikeways. Start at Duboce Avenue and Steiner Street and wiggle your way up to Fell Street. Take the new green, separated bikeway up to the Panhandle and into Golden Gate Park. [www.sfbike.org]

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market top picks

• Boysenerries

• Cilantro blossoms

• Dahlias

• English peas

• Green beans

• Padron peppers

• Pork rib roast with cherry mostarda

• Rose Diamond nectarines

— www.cuesa.org

Fairs and festivals

Beats and biscotti: The North Beach Festival begins. The celebration features music, crafts, food and street painting. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Columbus and Grant avenues and nearby blocks, S.F.]

Juneteenth fest: Juneteenth activities, celebrating black heritage, include a celebration in the Fillmore district. Festivities include entertainment and crafts. [11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Fillmore Street between Turk and Post streets, S.F.; www.sfjuneteenth.org]

Filipino celebration: A celebration of Philippine Independence Day and the Filipino-American community takes place in Union Square. Festivities include entertainment and a business expo. [Noon to 7:30 p.m., 333 Post St., S.F.]


Hula troupe: Na Lei Hulu Ka Wekiu, a company specializing in Hawaiian dance, performs an outdoor concert of traditional and contemporary hula. [1 p.m., Yerba Buena Gardens, 770 Mission St., S.F.]

Global sampler: ODC presents its Global Dance Passport Showcase created by local teachers, dancers and choreographers. Dance styles from around the world are on the bill. [5:30 and 8 p.m., ODC Theater, 3153 17th St., S.F.]


A great excursion

Made in China Camp: Close to San Francisco? Check. Close to the water? Check. Plentiful privacy? Yep! Located by the shores of San Pablo Bay, China Camp State Park's Back Ranch Meadows Campground has 34 tent sites geographically strewn to suit different outdoor styles. Some are on a lightly forested hill with views of Bay waters, others are tucked deeper within fragrant trees in the canyon. Happy China Camper! [Visit WeekendSherpa.com to find out more about getting outdoors in Northern California]


Stern Grove: The Stern Grove Festival launches its 76th season of free concerts. Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs perform an afternoon of R&B and rock. [2 p.m., Sigmund Stern Grove at Sloat Boulevard and 19th Avenue, S.F.; www.sterngrove.org]

Fairs and festivals

In Bloom: The Mechanics' Institute hosts its Bloomsday celebration. Festivities include dramatic readings from James Joyce's "Ulysses" and other writings, plus Irish music and dance. [6 p.m., 57 Post St., S.F.; RSVP: (415) 393-0100]

County fair: The 2013 San Mateo County Fair ends Sunday. Festivities include rides, exhibits, entertainment and food vendors. [11 a.m. to 10 p.m., San Mateo County Event Center, 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo]

Native arts: The Native Contemporary Arts Festival celebrates California's native cultures with an afternoon of music, dance and crafts. Performers include Indigenous. [Noon to 3 p.m., Yerba Buena Gardens, 770 Mission St., S.F.]


Flamenco showcase: Flamenco dancer and teacher La Tania, joined by more than three dozen of her students, presents a program of choreography based on traditional flamenco dance. [3 p.m., Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th St., S.F.]


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