Oct. 24-26: Giants games, charity runs and more 

click to enlarge Let’s go Giants: As San Francisco buzzes with World Series excitement, AT&T Park is bursting with excitement. If you’re lucky enough to have tickets, why not ride a bicycle there? Free valet bike parking will be provided by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, as it is for all Giants home games. Valet supervisors will watch over your bike throughout the game. Get there early, as the valet bike parking will fill up. - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • Let’s go Giants: As San Francisco buzzes with World Series excitement, AT&T Park is bursting with excitement. If you’re lucky enough to have tickets, why not ride a bicycle there? Free valet bike parking will be provided by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, as it is for all Giants home games. Valet supervisors will watch over your bike throughout the game. Get there early, as the valet bike parking will fill up.

FRIDAY

Art fest: The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is celebrating its new exhibits, "Landscape" and "Alien She," with DJs, activities and punk band Daisy World. [8 p.m., 701 Mission St., S.F.]

BIKE RIDE

Let's go Giants: As San Francisco buzzes with World Series excitement, AT&T Park is bursting with excitement. If you're lucky enough to have tickets, why not ride a bicycle there? Free valet bike parking will be provided by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, as it is for all Giants home games. Valet supervisors will watch over your bike throughout the game. Get there early, as the valet bike parking will fill up. [5 p.m., Friday-Sunday, behind ballpark, 24 Willie Mays Plaza, S.F.]

FERRY BUILDING FARMERS MARKET

Treviso radicchio, haricots verts, sorrel, Manzanillo olives, almonds, blue cheese, Kabocha squash, Fuji apples

SATURDAY

5K run: A 5K run benefits the Huntington's Disease Society of America. [9 a.m., Sports Basement, 610 Mason St., S.F.]

Cooking day: Check out cooking demonstrations, meet local chefs and sign up for a class during the James Beard Foundation's Taste America tour. [10:30 a.m., Sur La Table, 2224 Union St., S.F.]

Wharf Fest: Fisherman's Wharf is celebrating Wharf Fest 2014 with live music, children's activities, clam chowder tastings and more. [11 a.m.-9 p.m., Fisherman's Wharf, Jefferson and Taylor streets, S.F.]

Japanese novel: Barry Lancet discusses his new thriller, "Tokyo Kill," which pits an elderly Japanese World War II vet against Chinese mobsters. [3 p.m., Kinokuniya Books, 1581 Webster St., S.F.]

History night: The annual Potrero Hill History Night is marking 15 years with food and Steven Fidel Herraiz talking about Irish Hill, which was once a vibrant community near Dogpatch. [7 p.m., International Studies Academy, 655 De Haro St., S.F.]

SUNDAY

Charity run: The RUN10 FEED10 10K run benefits those facing hunger across America, with each 10K runner funding 10 meals for needy people in the Bay Area. The event provided 1.5 million meals last year. [8 a.m., Crissy Field, 1199 E. Beach, S.F.; www.run10feed10.com]

Soapbox party: Watch soapbox cars rattle down 20th Avenue during the second annual Soapbox Derby & Block Party. [11 a.m.-4 p.m., Larsen Park, 20th Avenue and Wawona Street, S.F.]

Bridge School show: The two-day Bridge School benefit concert concludes with performances by Neil Young, Pearl Jam, Tom Jones and more. [2 p.m., Shoreline Amphitheatre, 1 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View]

Ruminating about Rumi: Walker Brents III talks about 13th-century Persian poet Rumi, including his contribution to human insight. [2:30 p.m., Bird & Beckett Books and Records, 653 Chenery St., S.F.]

Mission films: Vintage shorts from the Mission, including 1979's "After the Earthquake," screen. [3:30 p.m., Screening Room, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St., S.F.]

GREAT HIKE

This Maverick moment: Half Moon Bay's Rancho Corral de Tierra is a new addition to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. It's one of the largest open spaces on the Peninsula, with rolling hills and coastal vistas. Take a simple but strenuous hike and get great views of famed surf break Mavericks. Later, grab a cold one at Hop Dogma Tap Room, where Luck Dragon N.W. Pale is particularly refreshing. [Visit WeekendSherpa.com to find out more about getting outdoors in Northern California]

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