Take a ride examining Reid Brothers architecture 

click to enlarge Reid Brothers Architecture Ride: In this fifth annual event, San Francisco Bicycle Coalition history buff Andy Thornley leads an exciting two-hour tour of the Reid Brothers’ prolific portfolio. - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • Reid Brothers Architecture Ride: In this fifth annual event, San Francisco Bicycle Coalition history buff Andy Thornley leads an exciting two-hour tour of the Reid Brothers’ prolific portfolio.

FRIDAY

AROUND TOWN

Animated cinema:
The San Francisco Film Society presents “The Best of Annecy,” a program of shorts from the festival regarded as one of Europe’s top animation showcases. [3, 5, 7 and 9 p.m., 1746 Post St., S.F.]

Author appearance: Ellis Avery talks about her new novel, “The Last Nude,” a story inspired by real events in Art Deco painter Tamara de Lempicka’s history. [7:30 p.m., Books Inc., 2275 Market St., S.F.]

SATURDAY

A great bike ride

Reid Brothers Architecture Ride:
In this fifth annual event, San Francisco Bicycle Coalition history buff Andy Thornley leads an exciting two-hour tour of the Reid Brothers’ prolific portfolio. The architects were responsible for the Fairmont Hotel, the third iteration of the Cliff House, the Balboa Theater and the Golden Gate Park bandshell. [1:30 p.m., meet in front of the David Hewes Building, 995 Market St. (at Sixth Street), S.F., www.sfbike.org]

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market top picks

  • Tulips
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Dill
  • Easter Egg radishes
  • Mizuna
  • Mustard greens
  • Oro Blanco grapefruit
  • White cheddar
  • Yuba

– www.cuesa.org

Music

Schubert series:
Music historian Robert Greenberg and the Alexander String Quartet present the first program in a four-part performance and lecture series devoted to Schubert. [10 a.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

New-wave band:
Devo, the new-wave band and cult sensation from the 1970s, performs in San Francisco. “Something for Everybody” is the group’s latest album. [9 p.m., the Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Literary arts

Lit and liquor:
Writers With Drinks presents its January show, “An Evening of Uncomfortable Sex Talk.” Justin Chin, Thomas Roche and other authors share their work. Mary Van Note emcees. [7:30 p.m., Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd St., S.F.]

Author appearance: Tea Obreht, the youngest of the New Yorker’s “20 best American fiction writers under 40,” talks about her new novel, “The Tiger’s Wife.” [7 p.m., BookShop West Portal, 80 West Portal Ave., S.F.]

Conferences

Yoga celebration:
The 2012 Yoga Journal Conference features classes, talks and an evening dance. Keynote speaker: yoga teacher Rodney Yee (1:30 p.m.). [7 a.m. onward; Hyatt Regency, Market Street at Embarcadero, S.F.]

Dance

Dance theater:
Rosemary Hannon and Miriam Wolodarski present “The Crane and the Crocodile,” a work exploring bravery and brutality via somatic investigation, absurdist comedy and athletic dance. [8 p.m., CounterPulse, 1310 Mission St., S.F.]

SUNDAY

Theater

World premiere:
Brava Theater premieres Cherrie Moraga’s “New Fire.” The play follows the sacred geography of indigenous American mythologies to tell a story of rupture and return. [3 p.m., Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th St., S.F.]

Museums

Sculpture exhibit:
“Matter + Spirit,” an exhibit of 55 sculptures by Stephen De Staebler, an American artist known for this clay figurative works, has opened at the de Young Museum. [9:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Music

Jazz giant:
Jazz trumpeter Roy Hargrove, who has received Grammys for both Best Latin Jazz Performance and Best Instrumental Jazz Album, brings his Roy Hargrove Quintet to Yoshi’s. [6 and 8 p.m., 1330 Fillmore St., S.F.]

Danish trio: The Music at Kohl series welcomes Trio con Brio Copenhagen. The Danish ensemble is set to perform piano trios by Haydn and Tchaikovsky. [7 p.m., Kohl Mansion, 2750 Adeline Drive, Burlingame]

Comedy

Local comedians:
It’s “S.F. Comedy Showcase” night at the Punch Line. Local comics take the stage. [8 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St.]

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