Hike to Mount Diablo’s less-traveled Eagle Peak 

FRIDAY

Eating

Food:
AT&T Park, known for high-quality dining choices, is serving old favorites like the exemplary ballpark franks, and good new treats, too.  

Drinking

Meet Your Mixologist:
For an authentic Irish experience in North Beach, visit O’Reilly’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, where Deirdre Black has tended bar since the establishment opened in 1995.

On the town

Baroque music:
The Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra presents Haydn's "Creation," performed on period instruments. [8 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Dance makers: Counterpulse presents "Triptych," a showcase for three choreographers. Works by Gretchen Garnett, Kelly Bowker and Ishika Seth make up the program. [8 p.m., Counterpulse, 1310 Mission St., S.F.]

SATURDAY

A great hike

Regal Eagle:
Hike to Mount Diablo's less-traveled Eagle Peak. Begin on  Deer Flat Road leaving from Juniper Campground. On the trail, enjoy great panoramas of The City. Wind down an exposed path and make a right on Meridian Ridge Road. The spur trail leading to Eagle Peak slinks across narrow Bald Ridge; this adventurous section leads to the summit with views of Suisun Bay and Mount Diablo's North Peak. [ Visit www.WeekendSherpa.com for email about getting outdoors in Northern California]

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market top picks


  • Sugar Snap peas
  • Avocados
  • Brown rice
  • Cilantro
  • Eureka lemons
  • Garam Masala snickerdoodles
  • Jumbo asparagus
  • Lilacs
  • Pecans
  • Spanish style chorizo


Festivities

Chavez day:
Cesar Chavez holiday festivities celebrate the labor and civil-rights leader with a parade and a street fair. [Parade: 11 a.m., Dolores Park at 19th Street, S.F.; fair: noon to 6 p.m., 24th and Bryant streets, S.F.; www.cesarchavezday.org]

Cherry blossom time: The Cherry Blossom Festival, celebrating Japanese and Japanese-American culture, begins. Festivities include performances, food, martial arts and lots more. [11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Post and Buchanan streets, S.F.]

Eco-fest: The Spring Green Festival features speakers, workshops, organic food and more. Global Exchange and Green America present this celebration of sustainability. [10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Concourse Exhibition Center, 635 Eighth St., S.F.]

Books

Book fair:
The Anarchist Book Fair features booksellers, zines, artwork, and talks. Speakers include Andrej Grubacic, Sasha Lilley, and Rebecca Solnit, to name a few. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., County Fair Building, 1199 Ninth Ave., Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Performance

Cabaret star:
Cabaret and performance artist Justin Bond, now named Mx. Justin Vivian Bond, performs at the Castro Theatre. The show is a CD-release celebration. Obie-winning Taylor Mac also is on the bill. [8 p.m., 429 Castro St., S.F.]

Visual art

Youth project:
The EcoCenter in Heron's Head Park hosts a celebration for the "Welcome to the NeighborHOOD Community Engagement Project," an exhibit featuring art by local youth. [Noon to 2 p.m., Cargo Way at Jennings Street, S.F.]      

SUNDAY

A great bike ride

‘Sunday Streets’:
Take in Great Highway – filled with little pink bikers, dogs walkers and roller skaters, grandmas and uncles, wheelchairs and pogo sticks. Enjoy car-free roadway the length of Golden Gate Park on JFK Drive, from the Panhandle to the Pacific Ocean, and all the way down car-free Great Highway from the windmills to the zoo. It’s miles of free, active, fresh-air fun for everyone!  [11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Great Highway and Golden Gate Park, S.F., www.sundaystreetssf.com. www.sfbike.org]

Festivities

‘FedFest One Hundred’:
The event celebrates the Jewish Community Federation’s centennial year with programs featuring leaders in various fields of Jewish life: philanthropy, music, literature, film, history, foreign affairs and more. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mission Bay Conference Center at UCSF, William J. Rutter Center, 675 Owens St., S.F.]

Music

Guitar duo:
Brazilian guitarist brothers Sergio and Odair Assad present "Da Volta as Raizes," their project exploring the rhythmic current connecting the eastern Mediterranean and Brazil. [7 p.m., Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon St., S.F.]

Dance

Moving experience:
Palanza Dance performs "Collecting Fallen Leaves," a work in which Hilary Palanza, who grew up in a New Mexico family that moved a lot, embraces how things are now. [7 p.m., Dance Mission, 3316 24th St., S.F.]    

Books

Book awards:
The 30th annual Northern California Book Awards celebration honors authors in several categories. A reception and book-signing session follow. [1 p.m., Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Comedy

Stand-up show:
Comedian-actor-writer Brian Posehn, from "The Sarah Silverman Program" and "The Comedians of Comedy," performs at Cobb's. [8 p.m., Cobb's Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

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