September 13 - 15: Weekend events in San Francisco 

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On the town

Latino film: The San Francisco Latino Film Festival gets rolling. "Tlatelolco, Summer of '68," a Mexico-set love story, opens the fest this year. [7 p.m., Victoria Theater, 2961 16th St., S.F.;]


A great bike ride

North by Northwest by bike: The streets in the northwest corner of San Francisco are getting friendlier for biking and walking in ways both subtle and dramatic. Join the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition for a rolling look at what's sprouting on the streets of the great northwest. [Meet at 1:30 p.m., Velo Rouge Cafe, 798 Arguello St., S.F.; RSVP at]

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market top picks

• Yellow Barhi dates

• Ananas melons

• Cucumbers

• Mutsu apples

• German butterball potatoes

• Habanero peppers

• Okra

• San Marzano tomatoes

• Thompson grapes


Choc of the town: The Ghirardelli Square Chocolate Festival, showcasing local chocolatiers, features tastings, chef demos, a silent auction and sundae-eating contests. It benefits Project Open Hand. [Noon to 5 p.m., 900 North Point St., S.F.]

Asian festival: The two-day Autumn Moon Festival begins. The annual Asian cultural celebration features crafts, food, entertainment, and parades. [11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Grant Avenue and California Street and nearby blocks, S.F.]


Pasolini tribute: "Pasolini," a film series saluting Italian director Pier Paolo Pasolini, begins. Saturday's bill includes "Mamma Roma" (1962), with Anna Magnani. [4 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.;]

Charity runs

Migraine run: Miles for Migraine features a 10-kilometer run, a 5K run and a 2-mile walk. It benefits migraine and headache research and patient education. [8 a.m., 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.;]


Electronic music: The San Francisco Electronic Music Festival continues through the weekend. Saturday's performers include the duo of Joshua Churchill and John Davis. [Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th St., S.F.;]


A great canoe ride

Float this boat!: What makes paddling Mendocino's beautiful Big River even more enjoyable? Exploring it on an artisan canoe! These handcrafted outriggers offer a ride that's smooth, steady, swift and fun! (Bonus: Even the dog can come along; ask for the "canine cruiser.") Rent your outrigger from Catch a Canoe & Bicycles, Too! The 8-mile Big River estuary invites the quiet exploration of a wide, tree-lined oasis with resident river otters. [Visit to find out more about getting outdoors in Northern California]


Funny folk: "Comedy Day" features five hours of free humor. More than 40 comics, including Brian Copeland, Marga Gomez, Bob Sarlatte and Marilyn Pittman, take part. [Noon to 5 p.m., Sharon Meadow, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]


Family day: Cultural venues offer families free admission, hands-on activities, and special performances on this Yerba Buena Family Day. Venues include the Museum of the African Diaspora. [11 a.m. to 4 p.m.,]


Chinese opera: A program of Chinese opera benefits the Gum Moon Women's Residence-Asian Women's Resource Center. Short Cantonese operettas are on the bill. [12:30 p.m., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 700 Howard St., S.F.]

Kidchella: The free concert for tots and families features an appearance by The Hipwaders. [11 a.m., Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Rewood City]


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