Don your best mustache for the annual GG Bridge Halloween bike ride 

click to enlarge Mustache Ride: Get into the Halloween witching spirit a few days early with this annual ride across Golden Gate Bridge. BYOBM — bring your own bike and grown, made or purchased ’stache — and join fellow mustachioed riders for this silly event. (Courtesy photo) - MUSTACHE RIDE: GET INTO THE HALLOWEEN WITCHING SPIRIT A FEW DAYS EARLY WITH THIS ANNUAL RIDE ACROSS GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE. BYOBM — BRING YOUR OWN BIKE AND GROWN, MADE OR PURCHASED ’STACHE — AND JOIN FELLOW MUSTACHIOED RIDERS FOR THIS SILLY EVENT
  • Mustache Ride: Get into the Halloween witching spirit a few days early with this annual ride across Golden Gate Bridge. BYOBM — bring your own bike and grown, made or purchased ’stache — and join fellow mustachioed riders for this silly event
  • Mustache Ride: Get into the Halloween witching spirit a few days early with this annual ride across Golden Gate Bridge. BYOBM — bring your own bike and grown, made or purchased ’stache — and join fellow mustachioed riders for this silly event. (Courtesy photo)

FRIDAY NIGHT

Eating

Food:
For the utmost in friendly, casual dining, don’t miss Beachside Coffee Bar and Kitchen, serving delicious breakfasts all day — and more.

Drinking

Meet Your Mixologist:
Fior d’Italia bartenders Michael and Geo Rivas have established a cocktail program offering modern twists on North Beach classics as well as unique creations such as the indulgent Tiramisu Martini.

On the town

Scary improv:
BATS Improv presents a “Horror Musical,” an improvised play inspired by audience suggestions and films such as “Alien,” “Poltergeist” and “The Exorcist.” [8 p.m., Bayfront Theater, Building B, Fort Mason Center, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

World music: The San Francisco World Music Festival presents night one of “The Epic Project,” a three-part work that interweaves metaphors and ideals from diverse cultures. [8 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

SATURDAY

A great bike ride

Mustache Ride:
Get into the Halloween witching spirit a few days early with this annual ride across Golden Gate Bridge. BYOBM — bring your own bike and grown, made or purchased ’stache — and join fellow mustachioed riders for this silly event. Beginning in Golden Gate Park, the ride goes across the bridge and into Sausalito. Take the ferry back (fare is $7.85) and watch as your glorious mustache flops in the breeze. [Meet at 1:30 p.m., Conservatory of Flowers, 100 John F Kennedy Drive, S.F.,  www.sfbike.org]

Theater

Cuban children’s troupe:
La Colmenita, a Cuban children’s theater troupe, presents “Abracadabra,” a show written by kids and touching on the U.S.-Cuba relationship. [2 p.m., Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Museums

Quilting workshop:
The San Mateo County History Museum hosts a workshop on crazy quilting, a craft that became popular after the Centennial Exposition of 1876. [1 to 4 p.m., 2200 Broadway, Redwood City]

Movies

French films:
The San Francisco Film Society’s French Cinema Now series features significant new Francophone films. Saturday’s bill includes “The Minister,” a political drama. [1 p.m. onward, SFFS Cinema, 1746 Post St., S.F.; www.sffs.org]

Spooky Lynch:
The Roxie Theater’s “Halloween Spooktacular” celebrates the 20th anniversary of David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks.” The triple bill includes two Lynch films and Otto Preminger’s “Laura.” [7 p.m. onward, 3117 16th St., S.F.]

SUNDAY

Music

Malian artist:
Bassekou Kouyate, a musician from Mali, performs with his band at the San Francisco Jazz Festival. His instrument is the ngoni, a small four-string lute. [7 p.m., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St., S.F.]

Fundraisers

Book-release party:
Alfre Woodard headlines a benefit for Artists for a New South Africa, celebrating the release of “Tutu: Authorized.” [4 p.m., Jazz Heritage Center, 1320 Fillmore St., S.F.; RSVP: www.eventbrite.com/event/2226182572]

Movies

Film and music:
The San Francisco Symphony screens the classic silent horror film “The Phantom of the Opera” with organist Cameron Carpenter providing accompaniment. [8 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Double feature: Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s Technicolor classics “The Red Shoes” and “Black Narcissus” screen at the Castro Theatre. [2:30, 4:55, 7 and 9:30 p.m., 429 Castro St., S.F.]

Literary arts

Sweet surrender:
Jessie Oleson, who writes about and sells drawings of desserts, talks about “CakeSpy Presents Sweet Treats for a Sugar-Filled Life.” [3 p.m., Omnivore Books on Food, 3885a Cesar Chavez St., S.F.]

A great hike

Petaluma valley views:
Traverse rolling hills of 216-acre Helen Putnam Regional Park on linking trails that form a 2.2-mile route. Start at the Arroyo trailhead and embark on a steep half-mile climb up the Panorama Trail. Keep left along the next mile of connecting trails as you wind through groves of coastal oak and black oak. Make a right up the Ridge Trail toward a quiet lake and the parking lot where you began. [Visit WeekendSherpa.com to sign up for email about getting outdoors in Northern California.]

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