Sept. 19-21: Bicycle cheese tour, Folsom Street Fair and more 

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Friday

Experimental film: Artists' Television Access continues to mark its 30th anniversary with a screening of films by co-founder Craig Baldwin, including "¡O No Coronado!" [7 p.m., 992 Valencia St., S.F.]

A great hike

Are you for Rio?: Whether you're in search of a killer sunset spot, a great place to walk the dog or just a fun beach to wiggle your toes in the sand, Rio del Mar State Beach in Santa Cruz is tops. This miles-long stretch of sand backed by bluffs is one of California's very first state beaches. And swimming? Absolutely! It's a relatively warm place to splash around in the Pacific. [Visit WeekendSherpa.com to find out more about getting outdoors in Northern California]

Ferry Building Farmers Market picks

Padron peppers, Foggy Morning cheese, Peppercress, Fennel, Cauliflower, Watermelon radishes, Galia melons, Heirloom tomatoes

Saturday

Water Works: Learn about San Francisco's water and sewer systems in a family event that includes hands-on activities (really), tours, workshops, raffles and prizes. [10 a.m.-2 p.m., Southeast Treatment Plan, 750 Phelps St., S.F.; http://sfwater.org]

Rancho Day Fiesta: Get a taste of life in 1840s California during the Rancho Day Fiesta at the Sanchez Adobe. The event includes period music, crafts, rancho food and more. [Noon-4 p.m., 1000 Linda Mar Blvd., Pacifica]

Greek festival: Try moussaka, gyros, baklava and other treats at the Greek Food Festival, which also includes live music and dancing. [Noon-10 p.m., Annunciation Cathedral, 245 Valencia St., S.F.]

Wine Walk: Downtown businesses are opening their doors as impromptu wine tasting rooms for the 18th annual Wine Walk, which also features live music, entertainment, prizes and more. [2-5 p.m., East Third Avenue and San Mateo Drive, San Mateo; dsma.org/wine-walk-2014]

Sunday

Dragon Boat Festival: Dragon boats from all over the world -- featuring on-board drummers and lightning-fast paddling -- are the stars at a festival that also includes live music, performances, dancing, food and more. [10 a.m.-5 p.m., Treasure Island, S.F.]

Folsom Street Fair: The long-running leather and fetish fair has demonstrations, vendor booths, live music and food (it is a street festival, after all). [11 a.m.-6 p.m., Folsom Street between Eighth and 13th streets., S.F.; www.folsomstreetfair.com]

Rarely seen art: The Anderson Collection -- which includes art by Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Sean Scully and more -- opens to the public. [10 a.m.-8 p.m., Stanford University, 314 Lomita Drive, Stanford]

Free concert: The Afro-Cuban All Stars -- led by Juan de Marcos, co-founder of Sierra Maestra and Buena Vista Social Club producer -- perform songs from their latest album, "Viva Mexico," and more. [1 p.m., Yerba Buena Gardens, 773 Mission St., S.F.]

A great bike ride

Say cheese: Spend Sunday eating cheese and cycling. The Tour du Fromage welcomes all cheese and bike lovers to tour The City's independent cheese shops. At each stop, a cheesemonger will provide a cheese sample and share cheesy wisdom for aspiring curd nerds. The event is free for San Francisco Bicycle Coalition members, and there's a $10 suggested donation for everybody else. [10 a.m.-4 p.m., start at McLaren Lodge, 501 Stanyan St.; www.sfbike.org]

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