September 20 - 22: SF weekend events 

click to enlarge Join the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition for Tour de Fat in Golden Gate Park.
  • Join the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition for Tour de Fat in Golden Gate Park.

Dance showcase: Dance Brigade launches its "Harvest" showcase, a fall lineup of local choreography. Today's featured artists include Vanessa Sanchez and Natasha Carlitz. [8 p.m., Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th St., S.F.]


A great bike ride

Tour de Fat: Join the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition for a ballyhoo of bikes and beer at the fun-filled and free day in Golden Gate Park. Pedal on over for music, activities, New Belgium Beer and a biketastic day. All proceeds support the work of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition and Bay Area Ridge Trail Council. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Lindley Meadow, Golden Gate Park, S.F.;]

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market top picks

• Fresh olives


•Concord grapes

•Early Girl tomatoes

•Flavor Heart pluots


•Lolla Rosa lettuce

•Red Kabocha squash

•Red Lasota potatoes


Blues festival: The weekendlong Polk Street Blues Festival begins. Live music, crafts and food make up the celebration. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Polk Street from Pacific Avenue to Green Street, S.F.]

History fiesta: The San Mateo County Historical Association hosts its 2013 Rancho Day Fiesta, a family-geared celebration of early California life. [Noon to 4 p.m., Sanchez Adobe Historic Site, 1000 Linda Mar Blvd., Pacifica]


New Orleans artist: New Orleans blues and jazz artist Allen Toussaint appears in an evening of solo piano and voice. Works spanning his 50-plus years in music are on the program. [7:30 p.m., SFJAZZ Center, 201 Franklin St. S.F.]


Final day: The 2013 San Francisco Fringe Festival, featuring indie and edgy theater, presents its final day. Shows include "Best of the Fringe," on three stages. [1 p.m. onward, Exit Theatre, 156 Eddy St., S.F.]


A great beach

Q tip: Want the best seats in the house for your beachside barbecue or bonfire? Beeline to Bodega Bay's sprawling Doran Beach (aka Doran Regional Park), where you'll find a huge white-sand beach area that rivals those in Southern California. Nine picnic tables with fire rings are sheltered from wind by crescent-shaped walls and make prime spaces for grilling burgers — with great views to boot. [Visit to find out more about getting outdoors in Northern California]


Cuban group: Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club, the Grammy-winning group that started an explosion of interest in traditional Cuban music, performs at Davies Symphony Hall. [7 p.m., 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]


Revival production: Magic Theatre presents "Buried Child," Sam Shepard's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama about the breakdown of a family and the American dream. [2:30 and 7 p.m., Building D, Fort Mason Center, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]


Vintage fashion: The Vintage Fashion Expo features clothing, textiles and accessories representing styles dating from 1850 to 1980. Eighty-five dealers take part. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Concourse Exposition Center, 635 Eighth St., S.F.]


Dances with monkeys: EmSpace Dance presents "Monkey Gone to Heaven," a performance of dances, stories and songs about primates and prayer. [7 p.m., CounterPulse, 1310 Mission St., S.F.]


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