Oct. 17-19: LGBT country dancing, pumpkin festival and more 

click to enlarge Pinnacle pop-up: Hiking, beaches, finding some solitude ... if these are a few of your favorite things, this hike-in beach in Bodega Bay is for you. Pinnacle Gulch Beach can't be accessed by car. Reach it via an easy 0.5-mile hike that starts at a tucked-away trailhead. It's a quick descent through a little creek canyon that pops out at a sandy haven ideal for tranquility, tide-pooling and spying birdlife. Views are great, with both Point Reyes and Bodega Head easily visible. [For more details on this and other adventures in Northern California, visit WeekendSherpa.com] - WEEKENDSHERPA.COM
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  • Pinnacle pop-up: Hiking, beaches, finding some solitude ... if these are a few of your favorite things, this hike-in beach in Bodega Bay is for you. Pinnacle Gulch Beach can't be accessed by car. Reach it via an easy 0.5-mile hike that starts at a tucked-away trailhead. It's a quick descent through a little creek canyon that pops out at a sandy haven ideal for tranquility, tide-pooling and spying birdlife. Views are great, with both Point Reyes and Bodega Head easily visible. [For more details on this and other adventures in Northern California, visit WeekendSherpa.com]

FRIDAY

Art tribute: "What Tethers Us?" pays tribute to Monica Maduro, former Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco trustee, with performances and work by local artists. [6 p.m., de Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

A GREAT HIKE

Pinnacle pop-up: Hiking, beaches, finding some solitude ... if these are a few of your favorite things, this hike-in beach in Bodega Bay is for you. Pinnacle Gulch Beach can't be accessed by car. Reach it via an easy 0.5-mile hike that starts at a tucked-away trailhead. It's a quick descent through a little creek canyon that pops out at a sandy haven ideal for tranquility, tide-pooling and spying birdlife. Views are great, with both Point Reyes and Bodega Head easily visible. [For more details on this and other adventures in Northern California, visit WeekendSherpa.com]

FERRY BUILDING FARMERS MARKET

Brussels sprouts, green beans, jujubes, mustard greens, sunchokes, crabapples, raspberries, Basque frying peppers

SATURDAY

Croatian pride: Sinovi Tamburitza Orchestra and Zenska Klapa Ruzmarin are the headliners at the San Francisco Croatian Heritage Festival, which also features tasty Croatian delicacies. [3 p.m., Croatian American Cultural Center, 60 Onondaga Ave., S.F.]

Lit Crawl: The 15th annual Litquake literary festival is closing the book on another year with an evening of literary events along Valencia Street, including readings in bars, a police station, Good Vibrations and more. [6-9:30 p.m., various venues, S.F.; www.litquake.org]

Film outlaw: Bay Area filmmaker George Kuchar, who died in 2011, is remembered during a celebration of the new book "The George Kuchar Reader" featuring a screening of "Corruption of the Damned" and other works. [7:30 p.m., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Screening Room, 701 Mission St., S.F.]

Sundance Stompede: The world's biggest LGBT country-western dance festival continues with a hoe-down featuring three rooms of dancing. [7:30 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave., S.F.; www.stompede.com]

SUNDAY

Pumpkin run and fun: The art is cool and the pumpkins are hot -- well, figuratively -- at the final day of the Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival, which kicks off with a 5K run. [Run at 8 p.m., Hatch School, Kelly Avenue and Highway 1, Half Moon Bay; festival at 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 500 Main St., Half Moon Bay; pumpkinfest.miramarevents.com]

Sunday Streets: The last Sunday Streets event of 2014 clears the traffic from Valencia Street for unicycling, bicycling, tricycling or just strolling. [11 a.m.-4 p.m., Valencia Street between McCoppin and 26th streets, S.F.]

Family film: "Nocturna," a 2007 Spanish-language animated fantasy, screens as part of the Roxie Kids series; all children under 12 receive free admission. [2 p.m., Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., S.F.]

Piano love: A "Piano Fitness" fundraiser, funding upkeep of the pianos at the Center for New Music, features local masters tickling the ivories. [4-7 p.m., Center for New Music, 55 Taylor St., S.F.]

Cabaret fun: "Jump Ship Mid Way" closes with a night of music, dance, drag and more. [7 p.m., CounterPULSE, 1310 Mission St., S.F.]

A TASTY BIKE RIDE

I scream for bikes cream: Enjoy San Francisco's October "summertime" weather by visiting awesome ice cream shops by bicycle. The three-hour, 6-mile ride will stop at four spots, starting at Garfield Square and wrapping up in the Dogpatch. [1-4 p.m. Sunday, meet at Garfield Square at 26th and Harrison streets, S.F.; sfbike.org/events]

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