Bring your bike to Pedalfest in Oakland 

click to enlarge Pedalfest: One of the biggest bike bashes of the year, at Jack London Square in Oakland, incorporates all things bike —  from a pedal-powered music stage to BMX stunt acts to a kids bike rodeo. - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • Pedalfest: One of the biggest bike bashes of the year, at Jack London Square in Oakland, incorporates all things bike — from a pedal-powered music stage to BMX stunt acts to a kids bike rodeo.

FRIDAY

Rock band:
Howlin Rain, a San Francisco band with a psychedelic, bluesy and classic-rock sound, performs. “The Russian Wilds” is the group’s latest album. [8:30 p.m., Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St., S.F.]

SATURDAY

A great bike party

Pedalfest:
One of the biggest bike bashes of the year, at Jack London Square in Oakland, incorporates all things bike —  from a pedal-powered music stage to BMX stunt acts to a kids bike rodeo. In honor of the event,  free rides from The City to the East Bay on the San Francisco Bay Ferry are offered to those who have bikes. [11 a.m. to 8 p.m, Broadway and West Embarcadero, Oakland, (510) 645-9292, www.pedalfestjacklondon.com]

Discussion

History session:
Gray Panthers of San Francisco present a reading and talk about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. [3 p.m., S.F. Public Library, Park Branch, 1833 Page St., S.F.]

Food and drink

Street food:
La Cocina’s annual San Francisco Street Food Festival features about 85 food vendors, plus a kids’ area and live salsa. [11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Folsom Street between 20th and 26th streets, S.F.]

Theater

Park show:
The San Francisco Mime Troupe presents its 2012 summer park show, the musical satire “For the Greater Good, or The Last Election,” in Glen Park. [2 p.m., Bosworth Street and O’Shaughnessy Boulevard, S.F.]

Dance

Making art:
ODC Theater’s “House Special” is the culmination of a three-artist shared residency. The trio presents dance and theater works-in-progress, offering a look at the artistic process. [8 p.m., ODC Theater, 3153 17th St., S.F.]

Tap dance:
Stepology presents “The Bay Area Rhythm Exchange,” the concert component of the Bay Area Tap Festival. Tap dance with live musical accompaniment is on the bill. [8 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Race

‘Great Urban Race’:
Local residents are invited to vie for cash prizes in this sixth scavenger-hunt, team-adventure event, a fundraiser for St. Jude. [11 a.m. registration, race at noon, Sports Basement, 610 Old Mason St., S.F., www.greaturbanrace.com]

SUNDAY

Fort Mason Farmers Market top picks

  • Cantaloupe
  • Honeydew
  • Organic meat
  • Red Flame grapes
  • Sweet corn
  • Watermelon

— www.fortmason.org

Music

Jazz giant:
Award-winning and multi-platinum-selling jazz singer and pianist Diana Krall appears in concert. “Quiet Nights” is her most recent album. [8 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Literary arts

Sci-fi authors:
Four authors of paranormal fiction — Stacey Jay, Carolyn Jewel, Kat Richardson and Veronica Wolff — share their newest titles and their thoughts on their field. [3 p.m., Borderlands Cafe, 870 Valencia St., S.F.]

A great hike

‘Holey experience’:
In Santa Cruz, swimming holes are as abundant as redwoods. To find them, head for the redwoods down by the San Lorenzo River, where short hiking trails lead to a few good options, including off-the-beaten-path Big Rock Hole, tucked deep inside Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. The private hideaway also has a small sand beach, ideal for kicking back. [Visit WeekendSherpa.com to sign up for email about getting outdoors in Northern California.]

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