This weekend, ride your bike to the museum! 

Friday night


Mr. Pollo, a funky Mission eatery, serves delicious arepas — Venezuelan/Colombian sandwich-like snacks made of meat and masa — as well as four-course prix fixe lunches and dinners for just $15.


Meet your Mixologist:
Shanti Deluca, who tends bar at One Market, a cosmopolitan Financial District spot, entered her ginger- and marjoram-infused Bees in a Pram cocktail in the Cocktail World Cup competition.

On the town

Dance company:
The Stephen Petronio Company presents its 25th season. The program includes: “I Drink the Air Before Me,” a dance inspired by the forces of nature. [8 p.m., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 700 Howard St., S.F.]

Irish music: Fiddler-composer Liz Carroll opens the Crossroads Irish-American Festival this year. [8 p.m., The Plough and Stars, 116 Clement St., S.F.]


A great excursion

Hut, Hut, Ski! :
With more than 60 kilometers of well-groomed trails, Bear Valley Cross Country area is an expansive, impressive Sierra secret. where equipment can be rented. For a moderately challenging 5-kilometer loop, kick and glide to Equipe Hut, which offers great views. The first part of the trail is a mellow ski through a meadow, followed by a few short ascents that get the heart pumping. [Visit to sign up for e-mail about getting outdoors in Northern California]

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market top picks

  • Asparagus
  • Dried pears
  • Erbette chard
  • Fava greens
  • Nettles
  • Pomegranate juice
  • Sauerkraut
  • Spring onions



Orchid show:
The Pacific Orchid Exposition features more than 150,000 orchids, plus demonstrations and tours. Growers, nurseries and orchid societies take part. [9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]


Mardi Gras fever:
A four-day explosion of Mardi Gras-inspired music and culture begins. San Francisco’s Fillmore district is the place. [Noon onward; 1400 block of Fillmore Street and thereabouts, S.F.;]


Green films:
The San Francisco Green Film Festival links environmental film, media arts, and activism. Look for screenings, talks and a party today. [11 a.m. onward, Embarcadero Center Cinema, 1 Embarcadero Center, S.F.]


Last day:
The 2011 Other Minds Festival, featuring innovative new music from around the world, ends today. Fare includes Jason Moran’s “Slang.” [Talk at 7 p.m.; show at 8 p.m.; Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]


A great bike-themed event

Lucky Monkey Bike Film Festival:
The event is inspired by the adventures of Margret and H.A. Rey, who escaped Paris on bike at the start of World War II with Curious George in their portfolio. “Breaking Away” screens at 11:30 a.m. and “Triplets of Belleville” at 1:30 p.m. Ride your bike to the museum for free admission and San Francisco Bicycle Coalition-sponsored bike valet; the cost is $10 without a bike. [11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F.,]


Jazz trio:
The Gerald Clayton Trio performs a concert, presented by SFJazz. Pianist Clayton’s “Two-Shade” (2009) received a Grammy nomination for Best Improvised Jazz Solo. [2 p.m., Legion of Honor, 100 34th Ave., S.F.]


Dance collaboration:
Choreographer Sarah Michelson, known for her stark, simple and elegant dances, presents “Devotion,” a provocative ballet created with playwright Richard Maxwell. [8 p.m., ODC Theater, 3153 17th St., S.F.]


Old picture show:
The Balboa Theatre celebrates its 85th birthday with a re-creation of a night at the movies, 1926 style. Main attraction: “Moran of the Lady Letty,” with Rudolph Valentino. [7 p.m., 3630 Balboa St., S.F.]


Stand-up show:
Comedian Aries Spears performs at Cobb’s. “MAD TV,” Russell Simmons’ “Def Comedy Jam” and NBC’s “A Different World” are a few of his credits. [8 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

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