Learn local architecture by bike on the ‘Reid Brothers in the Richmond’ ride 

Friday night


South Chinese and Western influences meld nicely at Kam’s, a Hong Kong coffee shop serving excellent seafood, glass noodle dishes and Asian-style ­desserts.


Meet Your Mixologist:
Veteran bartender Jaime Arevalo calls Grandviews Restaurant and Lounge “one of the best-kept secrets of San Francisco.”

On the town

Mexican arts:
“Friday Nights at the de Young” celebrates the opening of “Olmec: Colossal Masterworks of Ancient Mexico.” Musical guests: Orquesta La Moderna Tradicion. [6 to 8:45 p.m., de Young Museum, Golden Gate Park, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, S.F.]

Magic show: Theatrical magician Christian Cagigal performs “Obscura: A Magic Show,” his popular, semi-creepy blending of illusion, fairy tales and dark fables. [8 p.m., Exit Studio, 156 Eddy St., S.F.]


A great bike ride

‘Reid Brothers in the Richmond’:
This nonathletic, nonacademic architecture-themed, two-hour (possibly longer) tour showcases nine Richmond district projects by James and Merritt Reid, who designed an impressive number of San Francisco buildings in the early 20th century. Eat lunch before, the ride will include a stop for a snack. A $5 donation is requested; rain cancels. [1:30 p.m., meet at Velo Rouge Cafe, Arguello Boulevard at Cabrillo Street, S.F., www.sfbike.org]

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market top picks

  • Watercress
  • Almond butter
  • Bordeaux spinach
  • Calendula
  • Dried fruit mix
  • Green garlic
  • Mandarinquats
  • Page mandarins
  • Radishes
  • Toulouse sausage


Lunar New Year

New Year parade: San Francisco’s Chinese New Year Parade is the largest celebration of its kind outside of Asia. More than 100 units take part. It’s the hare’s year. [5:15 p.m., starts at Second and Market streets, S.F.; www.sanfranciscochinatown.com]

Urban sleuthing: The Chinese New Year Treasure Hunt, created by P.I. Jayson Wechter, presents its 2011 edition. Amateur gumshoes solve clues that lead to hidden local gems. [3:30 p.m., Justin Herman Plaza, The Embarcadero at Market Street, S.F.; (415) 564-9400]

Street fair: The Chinatown Community Street Fair takes place through the weekend. [10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Grant Avenue from California Street to Broadway and thereabouts, S.F.]

Black History Month

Black dance makers
: The Black Choreographers Festival celebrates African and African-American dance and heritage. A film screening precedes today’s performances. [Film at 7 p.m.; show at 8 p.m.; ODC Theater, 3153 17th St., S.F.]

Family day at museum: The Museum of the African Diaspora hosts “Family Day: Family History” events. Festivities include a quilting workshop and live jazz. Admission is free. [11 a.m. to 6 p.m., 685 Mission St., S.F.]


A great hike

You-Walk Miwok:
Sonoma’s Bartholomew Park Winery, just a few minutes from downtown, has 400 acres of land with a winery, picnic grounds and trails. Take a three-mile round-trip hike starting on the You-Walk Miwok Trail. Wind next to neighboring wineries and beside an emerald stream before climbing up to Szeptaj Point, where on clear days views extend across the valley and vineyards. [Visit www.WeekendSherpa.com and sign up for e-mail about getting outdoors in Northern California]

Community events

‘Day of Remembrance 2011’:
The event commemorates the incarceration of Japanese-Americans and celebrates the Japanese community. A program and a procession take place. [2 p.m., Kabuki Cinemas, 1881 Post St., S.F.]

Literary arts

History of cancer:
Cancer physician and author Siddhartha Mukherjee discusses “The Emperor of All Maladies,” his biography of the disease. [4 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]


Free spirits:
Dance makers Christine Cali and Matt Langlois and their companies present “Move Thru Me,” a dance-theater work exploring the experiences of free thinkers in our society. [5 p.m., Dance Mission, 3316 24th St., S.F.]


Stand-up show:
Comedian Kevin Nealon, of “Saturday Night Live” and “Weeds” fame, performs a show. [8 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]


Screen gem:
“The Leopard” (1963), Luchino Visconti’s epic drama set during Italy’s Risorgimento, when the middle classes rose and the aristocracy lost its grip, screens at the Castro Theatre. [2:30 and 7 p.m., 429 Castro St., S.F.]

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