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Good Weekend: May 28-30, 2010

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Friday, May 28


Food: Known for its California-inspired Japanese fare served to-go at the Ferry Building, Delica rf 1 has added a dinner menu, boasting impeccable sushi and delicacies from the deep-fryer.


Meet Your Mixologist: Anthony Martinez tends bar at Bistro Boudin — above the famed bakery — where the menu features creative cocktails, inlcuding strawberry lemonade: a mix of limoncello, strawberry Stoli, strawberry puree and soda water.


On the town

Big bounce: Scott Wells & Dancers present “Ball-ist-ic,” a work in which seven men dance with a stage full of balls. Also appearing is Jin-Wen Yu Dance, a Wisconsin-based company. [8 p.m., Counterpulse, 1310 Mission St., S.F.]

Violin summit: SFJazz welcomes two ensembles led by accoladed jazz violinists. The Regina Carter Quintet and the Mads Tolling Quartet make up the double bill. [8 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

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Outdoor concert: Redwood City’s “Music on the Square” series welcomes Mestizo, a Latin-rock band. [6 to 8 p.m., Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City]

Saturday, May 29


Ferry Plaza Farmers Market top picks

  • Red butter lettuce
  • Fromage blanc
  • Bordeaux spinach
  • Amethyst radishes
  • Fresh shallots
  • Smoked trout
  • Ancho cress
  • Mediterranean cucumbers
  • Tayberries
  • Fava beans

A great walk

Visitacion Valley — Part I and Part II: This valley was part of the only local Mexican land grant deeded to an Anglo. Part I focuses on commerce and transportation with a foray into Little Hollywood. Part II explores community life. See examples of Eichler and Julia Morgan in the “Valley of the Windmills.” [10 a.m. for Part I; 2 p.m. for Part II; meet at Visitacion Valley Branch Library, 45 Leland  Ave., S.F.; (415) 557-4266, www.sfcityguides.org


Carnaval time: Latin American and Caribbean cultures set the tone at Carnaval San Francisco. Festivities include entertainment, crafts, food, and on Sunday, a parade. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Harrison Street between 22nd and 16th streets, S.F.]


Jazz master: Jazz giant Lou Donaldson, 83, performs with his ensemble. The history of mainstream jazz is reflected in his alto-sax playing. [8 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Band music: The San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band presents a “musical road trip” through a century of band music. [1 p.m., Yerba Buena Gardens, Esplanade, Mission Street between Third and Fourth streets, S.F.]


Political comedy: Premier political satirist Will Durst performs at the Punch Line. Durst’s credits include more than 400 TV appearances in 14 countries. [8 and 10 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.]


International arts: A.K.Y.S. Project, a French dance troupe led by circus-arts-trained Xavier Kim, makes its U.S. debut, performing “100% Croissance.” [7 p.m., Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center, Buchanan Street and Marina Boulevard, S.F.]

Dance collaboration: Local choreographer Amy Seiwert and German interactive artist Frieder Weiss present “White Noise,” a dance exploring the urge to polarize versus unify. [9 p.m., Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center, S.F.]


Two authors: Thomas Perry (“Strip”) and Steven Gore (“Final Target”) read from their latest novels. [2 p.m., “M” Is for Mystery, 86 E. Third Ave., San Mateo]

Sunday, May 30

A great hike

“Easily Overlooked”: The Sonoma Overlook Trail hike starts and ends just a few blocks off Sonoma’s central square. The path gently ascends through blue oaks, manzanitas and madrones. In the spring, the trail is decorated with buttercups, mule ears and royal larkspur. The path winds up Schocken Hill with views of Mount Tamalpais, San Pablo Bay and even San Francisco on a clear day. [For directions and more information visit WeekendSherpa.com: the largest outdoor lifestyle publication in Northern California]


Singer-songwriter: Troubadour and humorist Loudon Wainwright III performs at the Great American Music Hall. His latest album is “10 Songs for the New Depression.” [7:30 p.m., 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

CD-release concert: Pianist Mitch Woods, who specializes in the West Coast big-band swing sound, performs a concert celebrating the release of his new CD, “Gumbo Blues.” [8 and 10 p.m., Biscuits and Blues, 401 Mason St., S.F.]

Soul and funk: The Fred Ross Project, a soul, funk and blues group, performs. [4:30 p.m., Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society, Douglas Beach House, 311 Mirada Road, Half Moon Bay]


Stand-up show: Comedian and actor Craig Robinson, from “The Office” and “Hot Tub Time Machine,” performs a stand-up show. [8 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]


Dance theater: Nicole Klaymoon’s Embodiment Project presents “Bloodline,” a work containing street dance, spoken word, and song and drawing from love in all its forms. [8 p.m., Dance Mission, 3316 24th St., S.F.]

Celebrating Duncan: Mary Sano and her Duncan Dancers host their 2010 Dionysian Festival, celebrating the birthday and artistry of dancer Isadora Duncan. [6 p.m., Mary Sano Studio of Duncan Dancing, 245 Fifth St., S.F.]

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