Pedal the fromage frontier on this tasty bike ride 

click to enlarge ‘Tour du Fromage’: Pedal the fromage frontier on this tasty ride, which  visits The City’s best cheese shops. Join cheesemonger JB Rumburg for the full-day tour. - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • ‘Tour du Fromage’: Pedal the fromage frontier on this tasty ride, which visits The City’s best cheese shops. Join cheesemonger JB Rumburg for the full-day tour.

FRIDAY NIGHT

Comedy benefit:
The Asian American Donor Program presents its “Laugh for Lives” comedy fundraiser. [8 p.m., Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon St., S.F.]

SATURDAY

A great bike ride

‘Tour du Fromage’: Pedal the fromage frontier on this tasty ride, which visits The City’s best cheese shops. Join cheesemonger JB Rumburg for the full-day tour.
Bring a lock and your appetite. Free for San Francisco Bicycle Coalition members, $5 for nonmembers. Canceled in case of rain. [10 a.m., meet at McLaren Lodge, 501 Stanyan St., Golden Gate Park, S.F., www.sfbike.org]  

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market top picks
  • Asparagus
  • Bacon
  • Brown rice
  • Cabbage
  • Celery
  • Dates
  • English muffins
  • Escarole

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Music

African music star:
Grammy-winning Beninoise singer-songwriter Angelique Kidjo appears in concert. Her sound includes West African, funk and pop elements. [8 p.m., Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Stanford University, 471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford]

Local history

Displays and more:
The San Francisco Museum and Historical Society presents its History Expo all weekend. Attractions include minimuseums. [11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Old Mint, 88 Fifth St., S.F.]

Literary arts

Book event:
Ronda Beaman signs copies of her memoir “Little Miss Merit Badge,” a coming-of-age story that explores the experience of being a Girl Scout. [1 to 3 p.m., Samuel Scheuer, 340 Sutter St., S.F.]

Publishing party: Children’s Book Press celebrates its past and future with a community gathering featuring snacks and archival paperbacks on sale at their 1977 prices. [7 p.m., The Green Arcade, 1680 Market St., S.F.]

SUNDAY

Music

Organ concert:
In-demand Canadian organist Isabelle Demers appears in recital. Her program includes a work by San Francisco composer Mason Bates. [3 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Dance

New pieces:
Choreographers Todd Eckert and Nol Simonse present their “Shared Space” series. Three world premieres and Simonse’s “Etudes in Detention” are on the bill. [7 p.m., Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th St., S.F.]

Theater

Solo performance:
Writer-performer Patrick O’Sullivan presents “Young Sully,” his comic solo show about growing up in the Irish immigrant culture of the Bay Area. [3 p.m., Exit Theatre, 156 Eddy St., S.F.]

A great walking tour

‘Pirate’s Life’:
San Francisco City Guides’ free tour of the Mission Dolores neighborhood will have you singing, “Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate’s life for me.” The 90-minute walk, offered Sundays, departs from a gold-painted fire hydrant. Blending hard facts with urban tales, the stroll showcases local landmarks, including 826 Valencia, the literacy hub co-founded by Dave Eggers. [Visit WeekendSherpa.com to sign up for email about getting outdoors in Northern California]

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