February 14 - 16: Full moon swoon and other SF events 

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  • It's Valentine's weekend, and there's going to be a full moon, so grab your fleece and get to Briones Regional Park in the East Bay for a short walk to a bench and moon-bathed vista.
FRIDAY

On the town

Mandolin virtuoso: Grammy-winning mandolin virtuoso, composer and vocalist Chris Thile appears in concert, performing contemporary works and classical music, including Bach. [7:30 p.m., SFJazz Center, 201 Franklin St., S.F.]

Eros apparent: “How We First Met” presents its 2014 edition. Real couples describe how they paired and an improv group depicts key story moments in this Valentine’s Day show. [8 p.m., Marines’ Memorial Theatre, 609 Sutter St., S.F.]

SATURDAY

A great hike

Full moon swoon: It's Valentine's weekend, and there's going to be a full moon, so grab your fleece and get to Briones Regional Park in the East Bay for a short walk to a bench and moon-bathed vista. Take a 1.5-mile, one-way hike on Old Briones Road up to a ridge marked by a chained (unlocked) gate to the entrance to a nearby bench. As the moon rises, check out views spanning in all directions from Carquinez Strait, Suisun Bay and the rolling hills. [Visit WeekendSherpa.com to find out more about getting outdoors in Northern California]

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market top picks:

Watermelon radishes

Narcissus

Cabbage

Dried apples

Almond butter

Dandelion greens

Fennel

Satsumas

-- www.cuesa.org

Lunar New Year

Grand parade: San Francisco’s Chinese New Year Parade heralds the Year of the Horse. Attractions include floats, dancers, acrobats, bands and a very long dragon. [5:15 p.m., starts at Second and Market streets, S.F.; www.chineseparade.com]

Treasure hunt: Jayson Wechter hosts his annual Chinese New Year Treasure Hunt. Amateur sleuths solve clues relating to hidden local history in the urban adventure. [4:30 p.m., Justin Herman Plaza, S.F.; www.sftreasurehunts.com; (415) 659-9606]

Street fair: The Chinese New Year Community Street Fair runs through the weekend. Festivities include booths, food and cultural performances. [10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Grant Avenue from California Street to Broadway and thereabouts, S.F.]

Music

Classical duo: International classical-music stars Alina Ibragimova (violin) and Cedric Tiberghien (piano) appear in duo form, playing works by Mozart, Cage and others. [7:30 p.m., SFJazz Center, 201 Franklin St., S.F.]

Comedy

Solo comedy: Comedian Will Durst performs “Boomeraging: From LSD to OMG,” his solo performance about the aging baby-boom generation and its refusal to grow up. [8 p.m., St. Cyprian’s Church, 2097 Turk St., S.F.]

Movies

Indie cinema: The San Francisco Independent Film Festival runs through Feb. 20. Look for the Chinese musical satire “The Love Songs of Tiedan,” “The Big Lebowski” (film and party) and other fare today. [www.sfindie.com]

SUNDAY

Great bike ride

Do you love your hybrid or comfort bike? If you're looking for a social and casual ride, you're in luck! This Sunday, Mike’s Bikes of Sausalito offers a casual, relaxed social ride around Paradise Loop. The target pace throughout the ride will be 11-12 mph, so this 23-mile loop in Sausalito is ideal for beginners or anyone out of practice looking to get back on his or her bike. Unless it's raining, riders should meet behind Mike's Bikes (1 Gate 6 Road) in Sausalito at 10 a.m. For more information visit www.meetup.com/BayAreaCycling.

Dance

Contemporary ballet: Company C Contemporary Ballet presents its winter program. Works include Susan Jaffe’s “Weather One,” inspired by schemes of weather patterns. [3 p.m., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St., S.F.]

Music

Classical organist: Grammy-winning organist Paul Jacobs appears in recital, playing works by Bach, Mozart, Guilmant and Reger. [3 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Jazz duo: Jazz vocalist Kate McGarry and jazz guitarist and husband Keith Ganz perform a concert celebrating the release of their first live duo album, “Genevieve and Ferdinand.” [5:30 p.m., SFJazz Center, 201 Franklin St., S.F.]

Conferences

Mail art: The Ex Postal Facto Conference, celebrating mail art, letter writing and faux philatelics, presents two panel talks and a reception. Topics include artistamps and their makers. [1 p.m., Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Advertising

British commercials: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts presents the British Arrows Awards program. British commercials that also qualify as engaging and innovative filmmaking are on the bill. [2, 4, and 6 p.m., 701 Mission St., S.F.]

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