Ride your bike from the Mission to Candlestick Point 

click to enlarge A great self-guided bike ride from the Mission to Candlestick Point. - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • A great self-guided bike ride from the Mission to Candlestick Point.


Improv theater:
The Un-Scripted Theater Company, specializing in improvisation, is bringing back favorite shows in celebration of its 10th birthday. Friday’s theme: “Fear.” [8 p.m., SF Playhouse, Stage 2, 533 Sutter St., S.F.]


A great self-guided bike ride

From the Mission to Candlestick Point:
Start at Valencia and 17th streets. Go east on 17th toward the Bay, left on Kansas Street, right on 16th Street, right on Illinois Street, right on Cargo Way, left on Third Street, fork right on Phelps Street, left on Oakdale Avenue, right on Keith Street, left on Carroll Avenue, right on Fitch-Arelious Walker Drive and left on Gilman Avenue, which becomes Jamestown Avenue. Enter Candlestick Point State Recreation Area (Donner Avenue is on the left) and check out the trails, beaches and windsurfers. [www.sfbike.org]

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market top picks

  • Eggplant
  • Arugula
  • Corn
  • Tokyo turnips
  • Goat crepinettes
  • Lavender
  • Onions
  • Suncrest peaches

— www.cuesta.org



Troubled waters:
Marc Huestis presents “The Poseidon Event-ure,” a gala evening featuring a screening of the similarly titled 1972 disaster movie, plus theme events. Special guest: Carol Lynley. [8 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]


Music fest:
Music acts galore perform at the Outside Lands festival. Metallica and Sigur Ros top Saturday’s lineup. [Noon to 10 p.m., Polo Field, Lindley Meadow and Hellman Hollow, Golden Gate Park, S.F.; www.sfoutsidelands.com]

Fairs and festivals

Filipino fair:
The two-day Pistahan fair celebrates Filipino-American culture. Saturday’s festivities include music, food, art and, beginning at 11 a.m., a parade on Market Street. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Yerba Buena Gardens, 770 Mission St., S.F.; www.pistahan.net]

Health fair: AfroSolo presents “United in Health,” a community health fair with forums, health screenings, info tables, demonstrations, food and games. [10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Ella Hill Hutch Community Center, 1050 McAllister St., S.F.]


Stern Grove Festival:
Al Jarreau and the George Duke Trio, who appeared together at the Half/Note in San Francisco in the 1960s, reunite in a program of jazz. [2 p.m., Sigmund Stern Grove, Sloat Boulevard and 19th Avenue, S.F.]


Marriage equality:
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts presents “Talk of Marriage,” a program of comic performance and discussion addressing marriage equality. [4 p.m., YBCA Forum, 701 Mission St., S.F.]

A great hike

Big views:
Offering an eye-candy panorama that includes more than 200 miles of California landscape, the Grand Loop on Mount Diablo should be on your to-do list. But the 6-mile trek around the East Bay’s tallest peak also is a real thigh-burner with substantial uphill stretches, so bring lots of water — and energy. [Visit WeekendSherpa.com to sign up for email about getting outdoors in Northern California.]

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