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  • Festival de Bicicletas: The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, YBIKE and Sports Basement host a bilingual bicycle festival in English and Spanish, featuring “how to ride” classes for all ages, a bicycle skill building course and free bicycle check-ups.

Shopping showcase: The Metreon celebrates its renovation and new sustainability efforts with festivities, contests and discounts at select stores. [10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., 135 Fourth St., S.F.]

A great bike event

Festival de Bicicletas:
The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, YBIKE and Sports Basement host a bilingual bicycle festival in English and Spanish, featuring “how to ride” classes for all ages, a bicycle skill building course and free bicycle check-ups. Kids’ bicycles also will be available for loan. [10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Buena Vista Horace Mann K-8 School, 3341 23rd St., S.F.; www.sfbike.org]

Ferry Plaza farmers market top picks

  • Green garlic
  • Fennel
  • Lemon salt
  • Mizuna
  • Oyster mushrooms
  • Pomegranate juice
  • Radish greens
  • Ranunculus

— www.cuesa.org

Celebrations

Irish spirit:
The City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade salutes Irish culture and draws folks of all stripes. A festival adds to the spirit. [Parade: 11:30 a.m., Second and Market streets; festival: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Civic Center Plaza, Grove and Larkin streets, S.F.; www.sresproductions.com]

Music

Irish music:
Singer-fiddler Lucia Comnes plays a St. Patrick’s Day show with her Rockin’ Irish Band. [9 p.m., Cafe Du Nord, 2170 Market St., S.F.]

Movies

‘Coffy’ house:
Peaches Christ hosts “Pam Grier Is Live and In-Person,” a night with the action and blaxploitation star. Look for screenings of “Jackie Brown” (matinee) and “Coffy,” plus an interview and more. [8 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]

Bengali cinema: The Indian Cinema Beyond Bollywood festival presents Aparna Sen’s “Iti Mrinalini” (“An Unfinished Letter”), which has been compared to melodramas by Douglas Sirk and Max Ophuls. [8:30 p.m., Balboa Theatre, 3630 Balboa St., S.F.; www.bird-beckett.com]

Music

Bay Area music:
British clarinetist Brenden Guy presents a program that includes the world premiere of David Conte’s “Sextet,” led by San Francisco Lyric Opera conductor Barnaby Palmer. [4:30 p.m., First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1187 Franklin St., S.F.,]

Jazz trio: Jazz keyboardist Uri Caine presents his latest project, Siren, a New York-based acoustic trio. SFJazz presents the evening. [7 p.m., San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., S.F.]

String quartet:
Music at Kohl welcomes the Afiara String Quartet. The program includes works by Sibelius, Carl Nielsen and Haydn. [7 p.m., Kohl Mansion, 2750 Adeline Drive, Burlingame]

Charity races

Bridge run:
Emerald Across the Bay 12K, a north-to-south run across the Golden Gate Bridge, benefits Edgewood Center for Children & Families. Bus transport is available from Aquatic Park. [8:30 a.m., East Fort Baker, Sausalito; www.rhodyco.com]

Comedy

Stand-up show:
Comedian Brian Posehn performs at Cobb’s. “The Sarah Silverman Program,” the “Comedians of Comedy” tour and “Seinfeld” are a few of his credits. [7 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Theater

Solo performance:
Writer-performer Marilyn Pittman presents “It’s All the Rage,” her comic solo show about a murder-suicide in her family. [7 p.m., the Marsh, 1062 Valencia St., S.F.]

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