May 9 - 11: Bicycles, dumplings, and more in SF this weekend 


On the town

Author appearance: Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Cunningham (“The Hours”) presents his new novel, “The Snow Queen.” [7:30 p.m., Books Inc., 2275 Market St., S.F.]


A great bike ride

Bicycle Dumpling Tour: Want to ride your bike and eat dumplings all afternoon? Join a family-friendly, 15-mile, casually paced ride through some of The City’s Western neighborhoods. Explore bike routes, parks and three or four dumpling shops along the way! You must be a member of the Bicycle Coalition to participate, but it’s easy to join when you RSVP for the ride. [11 a.m. to 4 p.m., start location emailed upon RSVP, S.F.;]

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market top picks



Butter lettuce

English peas

Fava beans



Purple Viking potatoes




Killer mom: Peaches Christ Productions hosts a 20th-anniversary salute to John Waters’ “Serial Mom.” The evening includes a screening of the film, an appearance by Ricki Lake and a drag preshow. [8 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]

Literary arts

Poetry slam: The 18th annual Youth Speaks Teen Poetry Slam presents its Grand Slam Finals. Young Bay Area poets, emcees and performers vie. [7 p.m., Nourse Theater, 275 Hayes St., S.F.]


Latin dance benefit: Sway to the hot Latin rhythms of the 10-piece Cesar’s Latin All-Stars in a dance-concert for El Tecolote newspaper. The evening includes a food sale and raffle. Correction: This event is actually May 17, not May 10. [9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m., Cesar’s Latin Palace, 826-26th St., S.F.]

Dinner fundraiser: The 2014 “A Taste of Tel-Hi” features a reception and a three-course dinner created by local chefs. It benefits the Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center. [6 p.m., Joe DiMaggio Playground, 651 Lombard St., S.F.;]


A great walk

Hip-Hopland: Mendocino County’s Hopland may be small, but it’s big on the farm-fresh scene. Take Campovida, a winery and farm just east of downtown. It’s home to 13 acres of strollable organic gardens that have been sourced for ingredients by famous chefs. Try homespun wines and olive oils in the tasting room and roam the gardens through cascading rows of cork trees, lettuces, herbs and flowers. Uncork a bottle of wine by their quiet pond. Hopland to it! [Visit to find out more about getting outdoors in Northern California]


Social drama: Cutting Ball Theater presents its translation of Samuel Gallet’s “Communiqué N°10.” Inspired by the 2005 Paris riots led by North African youths, the drama explores tensions of the underclass. [5 p.m., Exit on Taylor, 277 Taylor St., S.F.]


Mother’s Day: The Exploratorium invites Latina mothers and all moms and their families to a free Latin America-themed Mother’s Day. Festivities include mariachi music. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Pier 15, S.F.]


Jazz artist: Contemporary-jazz singer, songwriter and pianist Rachelle Ferrell, known for her six-octave range and her crossover success in the urban-pop arena, appears at Yoshi’s. [7 and 9:30 p.m., 1330 Fillmore St., S.F.]

Literary arts

Two authors: Fantasy-novel writers Marie Brennan (“The Tropic of Servants”) and Mary Robinette Kowal (“Valour and Vanity”), make a bookstore visit. [3 p.m., Borderlands Books, 866 Valencia St. S.F.]

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