March 20-21: Talib Kweli, Japanese tea ceremony and more 

click to enlarge Join the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition for the third annual Women’s History Ride, in honor of Women’s History Month. Learn about trail-blazing women and the intersection between the history of the bicycle and the history of the suffrage movement. This will be a fun, casual ride and will most likely end with some cupcakes or other sweet treats. [1-4 p.m., meet at San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, 833 Market St., S.F.; RSVP required at sfbike.org/events] - SFBIKE.ORG
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  • Join the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition for the third annual Women’s History Ride, in honor of Women’s History Month. Learn about trail-blazing women and the intersection between the history of the bicycle and the history of the suffrage movement. This will be a fun, casual ride and will most likely end with some cupcakes or other sweet treats. [1-4 p.m., meet at San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, 833 Market St., S.F.; RSVP required at sfbike.org/events]
A great hike

Surprise factor: On the Sonoma Coast, most cars zip right by the locked gate to Russian Gulch on Highway 1. That’s because the humble Russian Gulch sign doesn’t also say, “For a fabulous beach, walk this way!” But there is indeed a fabulous beach, accessed by a trail through the forest. You’ll arrive at an expansive beach bookended by 30-foot cliffs and decorated in driftwood. Bring a blanket and a book — you won’t want to leave. [Visit WeekendSherpa.com for details and other local adventures] Rotunda Dance Series: The Minoan Dancers are doing a traditional Greek dance in City Hall’s rotunda. [Noon, City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, S.F.]

Friday

Race, justice and hip-hop: Rapper and activist Talib Kweli speaks out against police brutality in light of the recent deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner and others. [7 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]

Stand-up comedy: Brian Posehn, who has appeared on “Comedians of Comedy” and “The Sarah Silverman Program,” has a cerebral sense of humor. [8 and 10:15 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Righteous rock: Singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco is playing folk-soul-electronica songs from her latest album, “Allergic to Water,” and more. [9 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Alton live: Food Network star Alton Brown’s “Edible Inevitable Tour” blends comedy, music and, of course, food. [8 p.m., Golden Gate Theatre, 1 Taylor St., S.F.]

Saturday

Zoo cycling: A docent-led bicycle tour glides through the San Francisco Zoo; the $18-$23 fee includes admission and parking. [8:30-10 a.m., San Francisco Zoo, Sloat Boulevard and the Great Highway, S.F.]

Tea time: The Omotesenke Tea Ceremony School is demonstrating a traditional tea ceremony in honor of the arrival of spring. [1 and 2:30 p.m., Japanese Tea Garden, 75 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Freedom stories: “Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Voices of the 1965 Voting Rights Fight” features personal stories from people who fought for civil rights in 1960s Alabama. [2 p.m., Museum of the African Diaspora, 685 Mission St., S.F.]

Nieto documentary: A screening of the documentary “Amor for Alex,” the story of the Bernal Heights man who was fatally shot by police last year, will raise money for Alex Nieto’s headstone. [5 p.m., Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission St., S.F.]

Cole squared: Pacifica Performances presents jazz guitarist George Cole paying tribute to Nat King Cole in “Cole Plays Cole,” featuring Larry Dunlap on piano and Jim Kerwin on bass. [7:30 p.m., Mildred Owen Hall, 1220 Linda Mar Blvd., Pacifica]

‘Aura’: Dangerous Beauties’ “Aura” uses dance, music and theater to tell the story of strong women through history. [8 p.m., Brava Theater Center, 2789 24th St., S.F.]

A great bike ride

Women’s History Ride: Join the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition for the third annual Women’s History Ride, in honor of Women’s History Month. Learn about trail-blazing women and the intersection between the history of the bicycle and the history of the suffrage movement. This will be a fun, casual ride and will most likely end with some cupcakes or other sweet treats. [1-4 p.m., meet at San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, 833 Market St., S.F.; RSVP required at sfbike.org/events]

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