June 5: Hawaiian dance, Tommy Davidson and more 

click to enlarge Join the Beret Baguette Bike Ride & Picnic for a 5-mile ride from Dolores Park to a picnic at Hellman Hollow in Golden Gate Park. - COURTESY BIKE PRETTY
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  • Join the Beret Baguette Bike Ride & Picnic for a 5-mile ride from Dolores Park to a picnic at Hellman Hollow in Golden Gate Park.

A great hike

Hendy hankering: There are some remarkable redwood parks in the Bay Area: Muir Woods, Big Basin, Redwood Regional Park. The only challenge? They’re popular! Visit Hendy Woods State Park in Anderson Valley, 2½ hours north of The City. The 845-acre park’s star attraction is ancient redwoods. Take a 2-mile round-trip hike among redwood groves on the Discovery and Upper Loop trails. [Visit WeekendSherpa.com for details and other local adventures]

Friday

Ethnic dance: Hawaiian dance troupes Halau ’o Keikiali’i and Halau ’o Ku’ulei are kicking off the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival with a free City Hall performance. [Noon, City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton P. Goodlett Place, S.F.]

Books and science: The California Academy of Sciences and Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge are teaming up for a family sleepover at the museum. [6 p.m., 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

LGBT panel: Joe Wenke, author of “The Human Agenda,” discusses gender and sexuality with a panel that includes model-actress Gisele Xtravaganza. [5 p.m., San Francisco LGBT Center, 1800 Market St., S.F.]

Lorca party: A birthday party for Federico Garcia Lorca, a poet killed during the Spanish Civil War, includes readings from Francisco X. Alarcon and Rain Leon. [6:30 p.m., Alley Cat Books, 3036 24th St., S.F.]

Send in the clown: Puddles Pity Party, an Atlanta rocker who dresses as a sad clown, is performing. [7:30 and 10:30 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Saturday

Stand-up comedy: Tommy Davidson, best known for the groundbreaking sketch-comedy series “In Living Color,” is performing. [8 and 10:15 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Indie singer: Singer-songwriter Jonathan Richman is performing with Tommy Larkins on drums. [9 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

Hong Kong action: Jackie Chan reprises his role as a tough Hong Kong cop in “Police Story: Lockdown.” [8 p.m., 4-Star Theatre, 2200 Clement St., S.F.]

Prince singalong: Celebrate The Purple One’s birthday a day early with a Prince singalong that includes a costume contest, birthday cake and more. [9:15 p.m., Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., S.F.]

Recording session: San Francisco rockers The Stone Foxes are recording their show for a future live release. [9 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

A great bike ride

Tres chic: Feeling French and fashionable this weekend? Join the Beret Baguette Bike Ride & Picnic for a 5-mile ride from Dolores Park to a picnic at Hellman Hollow in Golden Gate Park. There will be prizes for best-dressed, best picnic and prettiest bike. Pack your picnic lunch, a blanket and good cheer. [11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., meet at Dolores Park at 19th and Dolores streets, S.F.; sfbike.org/event/beret-baguette]

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