Head to Point Reyes for a GBD grilled cheese 

click to enlarge Farmville: For produce fans, Point Reyes is an organic food lover’s dream. Continuing Saturdays through Nov. 3, the Point Reyes Farmers’ Market is a fantastic all-local, all-organic market. In addition to fresh produce and pasture-raised “double yoker” eggs, foodies will relish cooking demonstrations. - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • Farmville: For produce fans, Point Reyes is an organic food lover’s dream. Continuing Saturdays through Nov. 3, the Point Reyes Farmers’ Market is a fantastic all-local, all-organic market. In addition to fresh produce and pasture-raised “double yoker” eggs, foodies will relish cooking demonstrations.

FRIDAY

Japanese animation:
A series of animated films from Japan’s Studio Ghibli begins. Hayao Miyazaki’s “Spirited Away” and “Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind” are showing. [Bridge Theatre, 3010 Geary Blvd., S.F.; www.landmarktheatres.com]

SATURDAY

A great excursion

Farmville:
For produce fans, Point Reyes is an organic food lover’s dream. Continuing Saturdays through Nov. 3, the Point Reyes Farmers’ Market is a fantastic all-local, all-organic market. In addition to fresh produce and pasture-raised “double yoker” eggs, foodies will relish cooking demonstrations. But the real standout is the GBD (Golden Brown and Delicious) Point Reyes Grilled Cheese stand. [Visit WeekendSherpa.com to sign up for email about getting outdoors in Northern California]

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market top picks

  • Romano beans
  • Cucumbers
  • Grapes
  • Gypsy peppers
  • Flavor Heart pluots  
  • Leeks
  • Mint
  • Sungold cherry tomatoes

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Fairs and festivals

Semisweet surrender:
The Ghirardelli Square Chocolate Festival, showcasing local chocolatiers, features tastings, chef demos and sundae-eating contests. It benefits Project Open Hand. [Noon to 5 p.m., 900 North Point St., S.F.]

Music

Sound art:
The weekendlong San Francisco Electronic Music Festival features electronic-music makers and sound artists. Saturday’s lineup includes Dieter Moebius and Richard Lerman. [8 p.m., Brava Theater, 2781 24th St., S.F.]

Theater

Solo voices:
AfroSolo’s two-day “Black Voices” series features solo performers Byb Chanel Bibene, Edris Cooper-Anifowoshe and Jovelyn Richards. A reception takes place Saturday. [6:45 p.m., Buriel Clay Theater, 762 Fulton St., S.F.]

Sales and shopping

Tag sale:
Shopping and socializing opportunities abound at the Friends of Duboce Park Tag Sale. It benefits improvements to Duboce Park. [9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Duboce Park, Duboce Avenue between Steiner and Scott streets, S.F.]

SUNDAY


Music

Outdoor opera:
The San Francisco Opera presents “Opera in the Park,” its annual afternoon of arias al fresco with stars from the fall season. Picnic lunches are encouraged. [1:30 p.m., Sharon Meadow, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Festivities

Car-free streets:
Sunday Streets, offering car-free street space where people can enjoy camaraderie and activities in San Francisco neighborhoods, takes place in the Western Addition area today. [11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; www.sundaystreetssf.com]

Winemaking

Wine tasting:
Family Winemakers of California presents its annual comprehensive tasting. More than 300 wineries take part. [3 to 6 p.m., Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Literary arts

Author appearance:
Judith Horstman talks about “The Scientific American Healthy Aging Brain: The Neuroscience of Making the Most of Your Mature Mind.” [2 p.m., Kepler’s Books and Magazines, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]

A great bike ride

‘Panhandle and Ocean Beach Pedal’:
Sunday Streets in the Western Addition offers the perfect opportunity to ride by the street party to the beach. Start at Fulton and Fillmore streets, the heart of Sunday Streets, and pick up snacks for a Golden Gate Park picnic at the farmers market. Pedal to the Panhandle and into car-free Golden Gate Park. Then coast down to the beach. Turn right on Great Highway and check out the Camera Obscura. [www.sfbike.org]

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