Good Weekend: Aug. 13, 2010

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FRIDAY

Eating

Food: Restaurateur Scott Youkilis of Maverick has another winner with Hog and Rocks, a laid-back Mission district eatery focusing on excellent country ham and juicy oysters.

Drinking

Meet Your Mixologist: Vince Lund at hot spot Baretta enjoys coming up with inventive interpretations of classic cocktails. Among his creations is the Angelina, named after a liquor saleswoman from Los Angeles.

On the town

Craft celebration: The 2010 American Craft Council Show, the largest juried craft show in the West, begins. More than 250 artisans show and sell handmade items. [10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Mental health talk: Former first lady Rosalynn Carter discusses her work in the mental health field and signs copies of her new book, “Within Our Reach: Ending the Mental Health Crisis. [Noon, Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

SATURDAY

A great bike ride

San Francisco Bicycle Coalition ice cream ride: Get your licks in at this second annual event. Pedal from cone to cone on a journey to local shops  and enjoy flavors and sprinkles with fellow bike riding ice cream aficionados. A $5 donation is requested. Bring ice cream money, a lock and a big appetite. [Noon, meet at Xanath Ice Cream, 951 Valencia St., S.F.; www.sfbike.org]

Ferry Plaza farmers market top picks

  • Bicolor corn
  • Blackberries
  • Fresh goat cheese
  • Italian butter beans
  • Melons
  • Nectarines
  • Dried Chuhuacle chiles
  • Rangpur lime leaf syrup
  • Shallots

Fairs and festivals

Filipino fair: Pistahan, a weekend-long celebration of Filipino-Americans, begins. Today’s events include the Pistahan Parade, which starts at 11 a.m. on Beale Street. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission and Third streets, S.F.]

Music in the park: The 2010 Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival features more than two dozen music acts today. Headliners include Furthur. [11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Polo Field and Speedway Meadow, Golden Gate Park, S.F.; www.sfoutsidelands.com]

Health fair: AfroSolo presents “United in Health,” a fair featuring forums, health screenings, demos, info tables, health professionals and games. [10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Ella Hill Hutch Community Center, 1050 McAllister St., S.F.]

Culinary festival: Top chefs and other stars in the food-and-drink scene take part in “SF Chefs 2010,” a cooking and dining festival. San Francisco’s Union Square, and thereabouts, is the place. [10 a.m. to 1 a.m., Post and Powell streets; www.sfchefsfoodwine.com]

Latino arts: Circulo Cultural, La Cancion desde Abajo and La Bohemia present “Entre Cuerdas y Tablas,” an evening of Latin American music and theater. [7 p.m., Veterans Memorial Center, 1455 Madison Ave., Redwood City]

Parties and celebrations

DIY bash: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts hosts its “Big Idea Night: DIYbca,” a free late-night art party with a making-things theme. [9 p.m. to 2 a.m., 701 Mission St., S.F.; RSVP: www.ybca.org]

 

SUNDAY

A great tour

Theater in San Francisco: Find out about more than 150 years of theater (and actors and trends) on this City Guides tour that includes both current sites and venues that were destroyed in the 1906 earthquake. [10 a.m., meet by the outdoor stage on southeast corner of Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission Street between Third and Fourth streets, S.F.; www.sfcityguides.org]

Fundraisers

AIDS benefit: “Help Is on the Way XVI,” a star-packed gala, benefits AIDS charities. Carol Channing, Melissa Manchester and Paula West are among those appearing. [5 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Movies

Silent classic: “Metropolis,” Fritz Lang’s 1927 silent sci-fi epic, screens in restored form, which includes 25 minutes of “lost” footage, at the Castro Theatre. [2, 5 and 8 p.m., 429 Castro St., S.F.]

Music

Funk and soul: The Stern Grove Festival welcomes funk artist Maceo Parker. Opening act: Bay Area soul singer Darondo. [2 p.m., Sigmund Stern Grove, Sloat Boulevard and 19th Avenue, S.F.]

Visual arts

Art and design: Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau and other styles are featured at “Arts & Crafts San Francisco 2010.” Look for furniture, paintings, jewelry and lots more. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., San Francisco Design Center, 635 Eighth St., S.F.]

Literary

Author appearance: Novelist Carl Hiaasen talks about “Star Island.” [2 p.m., Kepler’s Books and Magazines, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

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