Take a parklet tour on bike through San Francisco 

click to enlarge Parklets tour: Parklets — tiny parks in parking spots — are popping up all over The City. The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition leads a leisurely two- to three-hour ride exploring these unique areas. - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • Parklets tour: Parklets — tiny parks in parking spots — are popping up all over The City. The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition leads a leisurely two- to three-hour ride exploring these unique areas.

Oakland East Bay Symphony: The program “Notes from the Philippines,” showcasing Filipino artists, premieres works by Victor Noriega and Art Khu. [8 p.m., Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway, Oakland]

A great bike ride

Parklets tour:
Parklets — tiny parks in parking spots — are popping up all over The City. The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition leads a leisurely two- to three-hour ride exploring these unique areas. There is a suggested $5 donation; rain cancels. [12:50 p.m., meet at Four Barrel Coffee, 375 Valencia St., S.F., www.sfbike.org]

Festivities

Chavez events:
Cesar Chavez holiday events celebrate the labor and civil rights leader and 50 years of the farmworker movement. A parade (11 a.m., near Dolores Park, 19th and Guerrero streets) and a fair (noon to 6 p.m. on 24th Street between Treat and Bryant streets) take place in San Francisco’s Mission district. [www.cesarchavezday.org]

Green book arts: The San Francisco Center for the Book hosts its annual Earth Day celebration, with free activities focused on sustainability and the book arts. [11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 300 De Haro St., S.F.]

Ghirardelli celebration: Ghirardelli Square hosts Ghirardelli Goes Green, an Earth Day-themed celebration with food, music, eco-activities and vendors. Special guest: the “bag monster.” [1 to 5 p.m., 900 North Point St., S.F.]

Meet the kids:
The 2012 Goat Festival offers a chance to meet baby goats and learn about goat-milk foods. The Center for Urban Education About Sustainable Agriculture presents the event. [10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Ferry Building, The Embarcadero at Market Street, S.F.]

Dance

Dance salon:
RawDance presents “Concept Series: 11,” an informal, intimate salon of innovative and risk-taking local dance (complete with popcorn). [8 p.m., 66 Sanchez Studio, 66 Sanchez St., S.F.]

Music

Classical concert:
Rising star Swedish guitarist and composer Johannes Möller makes his San Francisco debut in an Omni Guitar Series presentation. [8 p.m., War Memorial Green Room, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Fort Mason Farmers Market top picks

  • Orchids
  • Asparagus
  • Eggs
  • German sausages
  • Murcott mandarins
  • Peas

— www.fortmason.org

Dance

Flamenco arts:
Dance artist La Tania premieres “Despertar es un Color,” a flamenco-rooted work exploring the transformations that occur when we connect with a new community. [7 p.m., Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Literary arts

Poetry reading:
Poet Athena Kashyap reads from “Crossing Black Waters,” her collection exploring borders through one family’s personal odyssey. [2 p.m., Kepler’s Books and Magazines, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

Movies

Do Something Reel Film Festival:
Whole Foods Market presents “The Apple Pushers,” a movie narrated by Edward Norton that follows immigrant street-cart vendors in New York. [3 p.m., Century San Francisco Centre 9 theaters, 835 Market St., S.F.]

Comedy

Stand-up show:
Comedian Bill Bellamy appears. “Last Comic Standing,” “Def Comedy Jam” and “Chelsea Lately” are a few of his TV credits. [7 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Music

Park band:
The Golden Gate Park Band launches its 130th year of free Sunday concerts. The program: “Great Concert Band Music From the Past.” [1 p.m., Spreckels Temple of Music, Music Concourse, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

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