Oct. 3-5: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Pacifica theater and more 

click to enlarge Hardly Strictly Bluegrass: Ride your bike to the annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in Golden Gate Park. The free three-day festival has more than 100 artists on seven stages. There will be bike parking galore -- both self-park and valet bike parking -- which makes rolling over on two wheels the most convenient way to get to there. [Noon-7 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; Golden Gate Park, S.F.; hardlystrictlybluegrass.com] - COURTESY SFBIKE.ORG
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  • Hardly Strictly Bluegrass: Ride your bike to the annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in Golden Gate Park. The free three-day festival has more than 100 artists on seven stages. There will be bike parking galore -- both self-park and valet bike parking -- which makes rolling over on two wheels the most convenient way to get to there. [Noon-7 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; Golden Gate Park, S.F.; hardlystrictlybluegrass.com]

FRIDAY

Comedy night: Alley Cat Books is kicking off a new comedy night with appearances by Joey Devine, Jessica Sele, Joe Gorman and other people whose first names don't start with a J. [7 p.m., 3036 24th St., S.F.]

A GREAT HIKE

Best in glass: Take the winding road into the wine country of Anderson Valley. Set 2½ hours from San Francisco, this coastal appellation is still a bit of a secret. It's sublime in Indian summer: Glowing golden hills are populated with pinots grown to perfection. Stop at Navarro Vineyards, first to plant grapes and among the last to offer a waived tasting fee when you purchase a (reasonably priced) bottle. [Visit WeekendSherpa.com to find out more about getting outdoors in Northern California]

AT THE FARMER'S MARKET

Pomegranates, long beans, pumpkin blossom honey, walnuts, broccoli, Valencia oranges, Red Globe grapes, Breakfast radishes

SATURDAY

Blessing of the fleet: The Madonna del Lume Society maintains the decades-old San Francisco tradition of honoring fisherman lost at sea with a religious service and a blessing of the fleet. [10 a.m. religious service, 11 a.m. boat parade, Fishermen's Chapel on the Wharf, Pier 45, S.F.]

Black Cowboy Parade: The 40th Oakland Black Cowboy Parade honors contributions of black cowboys and settlers in the Old West. [10 a.m., starting at DeFremery Park, 18th and Adeline streets, Oakland; www.blackcowboyassociation.org]

SUNDAY

Wilde time: Pacifica Spindrift Players theater brings Oscar Wilde's razor-sharp wit to life in "The Importance of Being Earnest," which is running through Oct. 19. [8 p.m., 1050 Crespi Drive, Pacifica; www.pacificaspindriftplayers.org] Scenic run: The Bridge to Bridge run has two routes, a 5K and a 12K, along The City's waterfront. [9 a.m., Ferry Building, 1 Ferry Building Plaza, S.F.; www.rhodyco.com]

APE 2014: The Alternative Press Expo concludes a two-day celebration of comics, art and books. [11 a.m.-6 p.m., Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Sumo show: The Sumo Wrestling Champions expo offers a chance to meet champions of the ancient Japanese martial art and watch them compete. [11 a.m.-5 p.m., Japantown Peace Plaza, 1610 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Chinese opera benefit: The Harmony Chinese Musical Center presents seven short Cantonese-language operettas in a benefit for the Gum Moon Women's Residence and the Asian Women's Resource Center. [12:30 p.m., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater, 700 Howard St., S.F.]

Immigrant Film Festival: Short films chronicle the experiences of immigrants around the world. [2 and 4 p.m., Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission St., S.F.]

A GREAT BIKE RIDE

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass: Ride your bike to the annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in Golden Gate Park. The free three-day festival has more than 100 artists on seven stages. There will be bike parking galore -- both self-park and valet bike parking -- which makes rolling over on two wheels the most convenient way to get to there. [Noon-7 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; Golden Gate Park, S.F.; hardlystrictlybluegrass.com]

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