Oct. 10-12: Fleet Week, art walks and more 

click to enlarge Saturday night lights: Get your bike lights ready and ride to Yerba Buena Night for a free arts festival full of music, video, art and dance. There will be four main stages, art installations, live street performances and a gallery walk. Don't worry about your bike; there will be free valet bicycle parking in Jessie Square and Annie Street Plaza provided by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition. [4-7 p.m. art walk, 6-10 p.m. live performances, Saturday; Jessie Square and Annie Street Plaza; ybnight.org] - COURTESY SFBIKE.ORG
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  • Saturday night lights: Get your bike lights ready and ride to Yerba Buena Night for a free arts festival full of music, video, art and dance. There will be four main stages, art installations, live street performances and a gallery walk. Don't worry about your bike; there will be free valet bicycle parking in Jessie Square and Annie Street Plaza provided by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition. [4-7 p.m. art walk, 6-10 p.m. live performances, Saturday; Jessie Square and Annie Street Plaza; ybnight.org]

FRIDAY

Art walk: The Central Market Community Benefit District and Urban Solutions present the fourth annual art walk with photo exhibits, fashion, site-specific sculpture and more. [4 p.m.-8 p.m., Sixth Street between Market and Howard streets, S.F.]

A GREAT BIKE RIDE

Saturday night lights: Get your bike lights ready and ride to Yerba Buena Night for a free arts festival full of music, video, art and dance. There will be four main stages, art installations, live street performances and a gallery walk. Don't worry about your bike; there will be free valet bicycle parking in Jessie Square and Annie Street Plaza provided by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition. [4-7 p.m. art walk, 6-10 p.m. live performances, Saturday; Jessie Square and Annie Street Plaza; ybnight.org]

FERRY PLAZA FARMERS MARKET

Raw green olives, sausage, pomegranates, Red Globe grapes, broccoli, Valencia oranges, walnuts, breakfast radishes

SATURDAY

Muckfest MS: Get down and dirty for multiple sclerosis research with a 5K jaunt through muddy pits, obstacles and more. Proceeds go to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. [9 a.m, Solano County Fairgrounds, 900 Fairgrounds Drive, Vallejo; www.nationalmssociety.org]

Satirefest: Celebrate edgy, smart humor with panel discussions, contests, appearances by award-winning political cartoonists and more. [9 a.m.-5 p.m., Marines' Memorial Theatre, 609 Sutter St., S.F.]

Wildlife expo: Conservationists and nature lovers gather for the Wildlife Conservation Expo. Dr. Laurie Marker, founder of the Cheetah Conservation Fund, is among the featured speakers (1:30 p.m.). [10 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Mission Bay Conference Center, 1675 Owens St., S.F.; http://wildnet.org/events/wildlife-conservation-expo-2014]

Veg out: Bite into the two-day World Veg Festival for speakers, tasty vegan food, cooking demonstrations and more. [10 a.m.-6 p.m., San Francisco County Fair Building, Ninth Avenue and Lincoln Way, Golden Gate Park, S.F.; www.worldvegfestival.com] Street fair: Celebrate Italian heritage with the 95th Annual Columbus Day Bazaar, including food and drinks, family activities, games and more. [10 a.m.-7 p.m., Filbert and Powell streets, S.F.]

SUNDAY

Hot wings: Jump into the Fleet Week action with live music and high-flying performances by the Blue Angels. [Noon-6 p.m., Pier 39, S.F]

Filipino-American jazz fest: Groove to some cool sounds at the San Francisco Filipino American Jazz Festival, located at the former site of San Francisco's Manilatown. [4 p.m., International Hotel Manilatown Center, 868 Kearny St., S.F.; manilatown-heritage-foundation.org]

Up-and-coming comics: The Punch Line Comedy Club hosts its weekly "SF Comedy Showcase." [8 p.m., 444 Battery St., S.F.]

Soulful sounds: R&B singer Ne-Yo does songs from his latest album, "Non Fiction," and more. Candace Springs and Kevin Ross open. [8 p.m., Warfield, 982 Market St., S.F.]

A GREAT NIGHT OUT

Fire and nice: Off the Grid at the Presidio is traditionally a Sunday affair of food trucks, brews, music, even yoga classes. But there's also a twilight delight on Thursdays. The Presidio's Main Post Lawn transforms into Twilight at the Presidio with cabanas and campfires. Peruse the food trucks for rations and cocktails, and enjoy the tunes. The campfire festivities flame out for the season Oct. 26. [Visit WeekendSherpa.com to find out more about getting outdoors in Northern California]

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