Hike the Woodward Valley Loop in Point Reyes 

FRIDAY  

Eating

Food:
Delicious, authentic Cantonese fare — oxtail, chicken feet, pork neck — makes up the menu at Golden Gate Dim Sum Seafood Restaurant on Clement Street.

Drinking

Meet Your Mixologist:
Justin Mulford is one of three partners who reopened KoKo Cocktails in 2008. The menu highlights inventive drinks found in today’s new classic cocktail bars.

Cookbook author: Manhattan pastry chef Rachel Thebault signs copies of her dessert cookbook, “Sweet Chic: Stylish Treats to Dress Up for Any Occasion.” [2 to 4 p.m., Neiman Marcus, fifth floor, 150 Stockton St., S.F.]

B-movie riffing: “Cinematic Titanic,” the live movie-riffing show from the “Mystery Science Theater 3000” folks, returns to the Castro Theatre to poke fun at B-movies. Two different shows are set. [7 and 9:30 p.m., 429 Castro St., S.F.]

SATURDAY

A great hike

Power Point:
Wildflowers, hidden beaches, coastal forests, busy creeks and awesome Pacific views are all yours on the Woodward Valley Loop in Point Reyes. It’s a hiking grand slam, going from forests to tidepools along a 13-mile route that starts at the Bear Valley Trail, climbs to 1,260 feet, winds through Douglas fir forests, hugs the coastline and offers pocket beaches for picnicking. Break for lunch at secluded Sculptured Beach and pass a huge eucalyptus tree on the way back to the trailhead. [Visit WeekendSherpa.com to sign up for emails about getting outdoors in Northern California]

Fairs and festivals

Cinco de Mayo:
Mexican and Latino art, music, food and other cultural experiences fill Dolores Park at the San Francisco Cinco De Mayo Festival. It benefits Mission Neighborhood Centers. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., 18th and Dolores streets, S.F.]

Book-arts fair: Pacific Center for the Book Arts hosts its Book Arts and Printers’ Fair. Bookbinders, printers, book artists, calligraphers and paper dealers take part. [9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Building A, Fort Mason Center, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Charity walks

Brain-tumor walk:
The Bay Area Brain Tumor Walk benefits the National Brain Tumor Society. Community activities accompany the walk. [10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Speedway Meadow, Golden Gate Park, S.F.; www.braintumor.org]

Kidney walk: The San Francisco Kidney Walk, along the Embarcadero, benefits the National Kidney Foundation. Festivities accompany the walk. [10:30 a.m., Justin Herman Plaza, Market Street and The Embarcadero, S.F.; www.kidneywalk.org/sanfrancisco]

Performance

Fab femmes:
“Divafest” salutes female writers and performers. Saturday’s bill includes Maggie Cronin’s “A Most Notorious Woman,” with Christina Augello, and poet Diane di Prima. [3 p.m. onward, Exit Theatre, 156 Eddy St. S.F.]

Botany

Plant sale:
The San Francisco Botanical Garden hosts its 44th annual Spring Plant Sale. More than 4,000 kinds of plants, plus books and garden gifts, are available. [10 a.m. to 2 p.m., County Fair Building, 1199 Ninth Ave., Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

SUNDAY

Fort Mason Farmers Market top picks


  • Chandler strawberries
  • English peas
  • Fresh fish
  • Lillies
  • Orchids
  • Snow peas
  • Sweet pea flowers
  • Sugar snap peas
  • Watercress


[www.fortmason.org]

Festivities

‘Sunday Streets’:
The project offering car-free space where people can enjoy healthy activities and community camaraderie on San Francisco streets, returns to the Mission district. [11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; www.sundaystreetssf.com]

Expos and exhibitions

Latino cartoonists:
The Cartoon Art Museum hosts its first Latino Comics Expo. Guests can meet artists, purchase books and participate in workshops and special presentations. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 655 Mission St., S.F.]

Bead show:
The San Francisco Bead and Design Show presents its 2011 celebration of the craft form. Festivities include beads, bead jewelry, demos and workshops. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Hyatt Regency, 1333 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame]

Dance

National showcase:
Scuba, which provides national touring opportunities to dance artists, brings together Katie Faulkner (San Francisco), Amelia Reebe (Seattle) and Chris Yon (Minneapolis) at the ODC Theater. [7 p.m., 3153 17th St., S.F.]

Comedy

‘Chelsea’ evening:
Comedians Sarah Colonna and Brad Wollack, both seen on “Chelsea Lately,” perform. [8 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

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