May 15-16: Smiths singalong, comedy and more 

click to enlarge Located in the high desert of the Eastern Sierra, Bodie State Historic Park is a gold-mining ghost town that’s as Wild West as it gets. - COURTESY WEEKENDSHERPA.COM
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  • Located in the high desert of the Eastern Sierra, Bodie State Historic Park is a gold-mining ghost town that’s as Wild West as it gets.
A great hike

Ghost story: Located in the high desert of the Eastern Sierra, Bodie State Historic Park is a gold-mining ghost town that’s as Wild West as it gets. Visit the town church, the town jail, even the gymnasium. Stroll past houses and step inside a saloon (in its heyday, there were 65 saloons in Bodie — and barroom brawls aplenty!) and visit the old hotel, currently vacant except for the ghosts. [Visit WeekendSherpa.com for details and other local adventures]

Friday

Latino literature: The International Flor y Canto Literary Festival is hosting readings from Latino poets such as Lorna Dee Cervantes, Demetria Martinez and Alejandro Murguia. [7:30 p.m., Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission St., S.F.]

Rock benefit: James Hetfield, Sammy Hagar, Jerry Cantrell and more are rocking out at Acoustic-4-A-Cure, a fundraiser for the pediatric cancer department at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. [8 p.m., Masonic, 1111 California St., S.F.]

Stand-up comedy: Comedian Michael McDonald, best known for “MADtv” and “House of Lies,” is performing. [8 and 10 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Smiths singalong: Belt out Smiths and Morrissey hits — and even compete in a Moz lookalike contest — at a singalong video screening (with lyrics onscreen, of course). [9:30 p.m., Roxie, 3117 16th St., S.F.]

Saturday

Sidewalk Sale: Small businesses around The City are showing off their wares in the San Francisco Sidewalk Sale today and May 23. [sidewalksale.prolocal-sf.com]

Heritage celebration: Celebrate Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month with games and craft activities for all ages, books by and about Asian and Pacific Islander women, and more. The first 50 children under 12 will receive a free goodie bag. [10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Latino/Hispanic Room, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Glide pride: The fifth annual Springlicious Drag Extravaganza features drag queens and kings, music and more in a fundraiser for Glide Memorial Church. The fundraiser benefits the Glide Pride Team’s Pride parade float and Glide Memorial Church outreach. [5 p.m., Infusion Lounge, 124 Ellis St., S.F.]

Reggaeton: Rapper and singer Arcángel, who rose to fame as part of the reggaeton duo Arcángel & De La Ghetto, is performing.[8 p.m., Roccapulco Supper Club, 3140 Mission St., S.F.]

Funky benefit: The cool R&B-funk experts of Con Brio and Mike B & The Universe are playing a fundraiser for Project Wave of Optimism, which benefits coastal communities in Latin America. [9 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

A great bike ride

Midnight Mystery Ride: Every third Saturday of the month, the San Francisco Midnight Mystery Ride visits a new mystery location in The City. The meeting spot is announced the day of on the website — no advance warning. The ride is about 5 miles and meant for all levels of cyclists; no riders left behind. Make sure to bring your lights! [11:59 p.m.; midnightmystery.org/sanfrancisco]

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