October 18 - 20: A great hike and other SF events 

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FRIDAY

On the town

Comedy show: Stand-up comic Maz Jobrani’s topics include race, his family and how Middle Easterners are misunderstood in America. [7:30 and 9:45 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

SATURDAY

A great hike

It’s a wanderful life: Few open spaces provide as many Peninsula-packed panoramas, with so little foot traffic, as Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve. Walk along an exposed fire road that transforms into a horizon-filled wonderland along a ridge, and top off the hike at the preserve’s tallest point, Borel Hill (2,572 feet). Then head to Thomas Fogarty Winery a few miles up the road and take in even more views from the tasting room. [Visit WeekendSherpa.com to find out more about getting outdoors in Northern California]

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market top picks

Walnuts

Acorn squash

Agretti

Baby lettuce

Broccoli

Pears

Portobello mushrooms

Raspberries

Sage

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Fairs and festivals

Hill festival: The Potrero Hill Festival features music, crafts, activities and brunch (9 a.m. to noon). [11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 20th Street between Missouri and Wisconsin streets, S.F.]

Visual art

Art studios: ArtSpan’s Open Studios celebration presents its first weekend. Via self-guided tours, people can meet (and buy work from) artists in their studios in Fort Mason, the Marina, Pacific Heights, Russian Hill, North Beach, Hayes Valley, the Haight and Buena Vista. [11 a.m. to 6 p.m., S.F.,; www.artspan.org]

Rock posters: The Festival of Rock Posters features everything from vintage psychedelic artwork to modern silk-screen pieces. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., County Fair Building, 1199 Ninth Ave., Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Literary events

Last chapter: The 2013 Litquake festival, celebrating authors and literature, closes today. Events include “The Art of the Memoir,” “The Art of the Novel” and the fest’s closing-night Litcrawl. [12:30 p.m. onward; www.litquake.org]

SUNDAY

A great bike ride

Gals with Gears waterfront ride: Ladies only are invited on a beautiful 10-mile ride along San Francisco’s Embarcadero to the Marina and back. The ride is sponsored by Gals with Gears, a group of women 50 and older seeking fun, healthy and practical bicycling in The City. No rider is left behind in this group event. [10 a.m., meet at plaza opposite Ferry Building, S.F.,; RSVP: www.meetup.com/Gals-With-Gears]

Dance

Hawaiian dance: The Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu company presents “Ka Leo Kanaka,” its 2013 hula show. Dances inspired by Hawaiian-language newspapers are on the bill. [3 p.m., Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon St., S.F.]

Architecture and design

Victorian tour: The Victorian Alliance of San Francisco hosts its 2013 Fall House Tour. The public can tour seven Mission district homes that collectively feature a range of late-19th-century designs. [1 to 5 p.m.; www.VictorianAlliance.org]

Literary events

Filipino literature: The library hosts its second Filipino American International Book Festival. Events include authors, workshops and a Filipino debate-joust. [Noon to 4:30 p.m., Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Music

Indie rock: Carbon Leaf, a band with a folk-infused sound, performs. “Constellation Prize” is the group’s latest studio album. [9 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

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