May 22-23: Carnaval, comedy and more 

click to enlarge Support local merchants on Saturday, May 23, for a day of special promotions, discounts, and swag for people who shop by bike. - COURTESY SFBIKE.ORG
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  • Support local merchants on Saturday, May 23, for a day of special promotions, discounts, and swag for people who shop by bike.

A great hike

Seeing red: Just off Interstate Highway 280 in Woodside is Huddart Park, a 972-acre respite with quiet trails and stately second-growth redwoods. For a good 4.5-mile hike, combine the well-maintained Dean and Crystal Springs trails. The path starts along McGarvey Gulch, skirts redwoods and crosses McGarvey Creek, which currently has little to no water in it. In another half-mile reach the Crystal Springs Trail and zigzag through oaks, madrones and California bay trees. [Visit WeekendSherpa.com for details and other local adventures.]

Friday

Family fiction: Mother-daughter writing team Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer are discussing their new young-adult fantasy novel, "Off the Page." A $30 ticket includes a signed copy of the book and admission for one parent and one child. [6 p.m., 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera]

Milk at 85: The Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club is celebrating what would have been the 85th birthday of late San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk with a screening of the Oscar-winning documentary "The Times of Harvey Milk." [7 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]

Latin music: Punto Clave, Los Silver Star and Los Hermanos Arriola are among the performers at "Carnaval de la Ceiba." [8 p.m., Roccapulco Supper Club, 3140 Mission St., S.F.]

'Heathers: The Musical": Cult 1980s teen comedy "Heathers" is hitting the stage in a musical adaptation by Ray of Light Theatre. [8 p.m., Victoria Theatre, 2961 16th St., S.F.]

Saturday

Carnaval: The 37th annual Carnaval San Francisco celebrates Latin American and Caribbean cultures with music, dancing, food and more. [10 a.m.-6 p.m., Harrison Street between 16th and 24th streets, S.F.; carnavalsanfrancisco.org]

Installation art: Television monitors, a Tesla coil, a steel-mesh barricade and more objects take on new meaning in Doug Hall's installation "The Terrible Uncertainty of the Thing Described," which hasn't been seen in the Bay Area in 25 years. [11 a.m.-6 p.m., Walter and McBean Galleries, San Francisco Art Institute, 800 Chestnut St., S.F.]

Sex workers speak up: The Sex Worker Movie Marathon, part of the San Francisco Sex Worker Film and Arts Festival, includes short films and documentaries. [2 p.m., Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., S.F.]

Drag comedy: The Drag Queens of Comedy, featuring 11 outrageous and outrageously dressed comedians, is being hosted by "RuPaul's Drag Race" panel judge Michelle Visage. [7 and 10 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]

Native culture: "Indigenous Vibrations" includes traditional and contemporary Native American music and dance. [7 p.m., Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th St., S.F.]

'Body' and soul: Michael V. Smith explores masculinity, gender issues and father-son relationships his memoir "My Body Is Yours." [7:30 p.m., Modern Times Bookstore, 2919 24th St., S.F.]

A great bike ride

Bike to Shop Day: Support local merchants on Saturday, May 23, for a day of special promotions, discounts, and swag for people who shop by bike. The SF Bicycle Coalition will also be giving away prizes for the best photos submitted over Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with #biketoshop! [All day, sfbike.org/bike2shop]

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