Take in views of the Golden Gate Bridge by bike 

click to enlarge Golden Gate Bridge view: On this 30- to 60-minute ride, start at the Ferry Building and go north on The Embarcadero; take the multiuse path or bike path on the street. - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • Golden Gate Bridge view: On this 30- to 60-minute ride, start at the Ferry Building and go north on The Embarcadero; take the multiuse path or bike path on the street.

FRIDAY

On the town

Clarinet fever:
Clarinet Thing, a clarinet quartet presenting arrangements of unusual jazz on almost the entire family of clarinets, performs. [8 p.m., Old First Church, 1751 Sacramento St., S.F.]

Words and illustrations:
Author and New Yorker illustrator Maira Kalman and author Daniel Handler, aka Lemony Snicket, appear in conversation. Their collaborations include “13 Words.” [8 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

SATURDAY

A great bike ride

Golden Gate Bridge view:
On this 30- to 60-minute ride, start at the Ferry Building and go north on The Embarcadero; take the multiuse path or bike path on the street. Turn left on Broadway, right on Grant Avenue and right on Lombard Street, then huff and puff to Telegraph Hill Boulevard and Telegraph Hill. Check out Coit Tower murals and enjoy the perfect unobstructed view of the Golden Gate Bridge. Go down the same way; reward yourself with treats at the Ferry Building. [www.sfbike.org]

Food and drink

Slow food:
Wine- and food-tasting happens at Golden Glass, which features sustainability-minded culinary artisans. It benefits Slow Food San Francisco and Slow Food USA programs. [1 to 5 p.m., Herbst Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Brew time: The Ultimate Beer Tasting Event, sponsored by Bay Area Beer Socials, is part of SF Beer Week. [2 to 4 p.m., Amsterdam Café, 937 Geary St., S.F.]

Dance

Choreography showcase:
Dance Brigade presents “New Winter,” its winter choreography showcase. About a dozen emerging and established dance acts have the spotlight. [8 p.m., Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th St., S.F.]

Movies

British cinema:
The Mostly British Film Festival presents films from the “Up” documentary series today, plus the Irish doc “Knuckle” and more. [10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Vogue Theatre, 3290 Sacramento St., S.F.; www.mostlybritish.org]

Comedy

Last laugh:
The 2012 SF Sketchfest comedy festival ends. Sketch comedy, stand-up comedy and films are on the bill. Guests include Lauraine Newman (8 p.m., Marines Memorial Theatre), Mark Maron (8 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club) and Fred Willard (2 p.m., Castro Theatre). [11 a.m. onward; www.sfsketchfest.com]

Literary arts

Zombie tales:
Debut novelist Stephen Blackmoore reads from “City of the Lost,” a tale of a thug-for-hire turned zombie. Special guest; Mira Grant, also reading zombie fiction. [3 p.m., Borderlands Books, 866 Valencia St., S.F.]


SUNDAY

Fort Mason farmers market top picks

  • Brussels sprouts
  • Curly kale
  • Organic Pink Lady apples
  • Rio Red grapefruit
  • Swiss chard
  • Curly kale

– www.fortmason.org


A great view

‘Golden Moment’:
While a sunset over the Golden Gate Bridge is awesome, the Bay Area’s famed landmark looks great at the day’s beginning. Check out a sunrise from San Francisco’s Lands End Labyrinth. The maze faces cleanly east toward the Golden Gate. Waves below create a bass that’s better than a drumroll as the sun climbs and crowns wispy clouds above the bridge. [Visit WeekendSherpa.com to sign up for email about getting outdoors in Northern California]

Music

Baritone recital:
Baritone Thomas Buckner, known for his dedication to new and improvised music, performs a program of works by living composers. [4 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Theater

Biblical prequel:
Magic Theatre presents “Jesus in India,” playwright Lloyd Suh’s contemporary take on the lost teenage years of Jesus Christ, before he found his cause. [2:30 p.m., Magic Theatre, Building D, Fort Mason Center, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Movies

Screwball romance:
The Castro Theatre presents “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” its Super Bowl Sunday tradition. Audrey Hepburn stars as party girl Holly Golightly in the Blake Edwards film. [12:30, 3, 5:30 and 8 p.m., 429 Castro St., S.F.]

Literary arts

Desserts for doomsday:
Shannon O’Malley talks about “Apocalypse Cakes,” her irreverent book of recipes for the end, with photos and comic descriptions. [3 p.m., Omnivore Books on Food, 3885a Cesar Chavez St., S.F.]

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