March 6-7: Chinese New Year Parade, Big Freedia and more

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In-spired: San Francisco has no shortage of outdoor art installations, but there’s one that rises above the rest. Spiking 90 feet skyward, Andy Goldsworthy’s Spire was built in nature, using nature. Visit this impressive installation, made from reclaimed Monterey cypress trees, and get a trifecta of classic San Francisco views by hiking a section of the Bay Trail. Continue on to the cemetery overlook for a view of the Bay Area’s ultimate artistic installation: the Golden Gate Bridge. [Visit WeekendSherpa.com for details and other local adventures]

Friday

Career fair: Job seekers and students can check out work and educational opportunities in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math at the Baywork.org STEM Career Fair. [3-7 p.m., 350 Golden Gate Ave., S.F.; baywork.org]

Dance party: Swedish DJ duo Dada Life headlines a night of electronic dance music that also includes Morgan Page. [7 p.m., San Jose State Event Center Arena, 290 S. Seventh St., San Jose]

Big on Bigas: The Roxie’s weekend tribute to late Spanish filmmaker Bigas Luna kicks off with “Jamon Jamon,” the surreal 1992 sex comedy that made stars of Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem. [7 p.m., Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., S.F.]

Comedy: Kevin Nealon has appeared on “Saturday Night Live” and “Weeds.” [8 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

New Orleans rap: Rapper Freddie Ross, aka Big Freedia, queen of New Orleans bounce music, has set a Guinness World Record for world’s biggest mass twerk. [10 p.m., 1015 Folsom, 1015 Folsom St., S.F.]

Saturday

Year of the Ram: Learn more about the Lunar New Year and the Year of the Ram with traditional dance, music and activities, including the opening of the exhibits “From Manchu to China Chic” and “The Forgotten Art of Lion Dance Puzzles.” [Noon-4 p.m., Chinese Historical Society of America, 965 Clay St., S.F.]

Chinese New Year Parade: See lion dancers, dragons, floats and more at the Chinese New Year Parade. [5:15 p.m., starts at Second and Market streets, S.F.]

Raise a glass: The San Francisco Craft Beer Festival is bringing 150 craft beers, meads and ciders from around the country as well as music, food and more. [5:30 p.m., Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.; www.handcraftedtasting.com]

Afro-Peruvian dance: Experience traditional Afro-Peruvian dance and music in “Reflections.” [7:30 p.m., Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission St., S.F.]

Rock show: Lee Gallagher & The Hallelujah, Midwestern transplants living in San Francisco, play old-school rock ’n’ roll. [9 p.m., Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., S.F.]

A great bike ride

Sunday Streets: March means it’s time to launch the 2015 Sunday Streets season. Every year, the annual open-streets event kicks off at The Embarcadero, where more than 3 miles of streets along the waterfront are closed to cars and instead packed with arts and crafts, dancing, music, and a slew of other free activities, biking and otherwise. [11 a.m.-4 p.m., The Embarcadero between Powell Street and Mission Bay Boulevard, S.F.; sundaystreetssf.com]

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