Sept. 18-19: Cine Mas SF Latino Film Festival, Legacy Film Festival on Aging, Autumn Moon Festival

FRIDAY, SEPT. 18

Cine Mas SF Latino Film Festival: The 10-day, seventh annual event begins with a screening of “A Separate Wind/Viento Aparte,” a drama by Alejandro Gerber Bicecci about a teen brother and sister who travel across Mexico after a family crisis; an after party is at the Verdi Club. [7 p.m. Brava Theater, 2781 24th St., S.F.]

Short films by Tiffany Shlain: “The Adaptable Mind” and “The Making of a Mensch” screen followed by a conversation with the director and Michael Krasny in honor of “Character Day,” which is devoted to conversation about developing skills needed to flourish in the 21st century. [7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F. ]

Verso: A new nightclub run by the PlumpJack Group hosts a sneak preview event with DJ Clouse. [9 p.m., 1525 Mission St., S.F.]

From Capra to the Coppolas: The documentary exhibit of photos, memorabilia and video installations by film scholar Joseph McBride highlights contributions of Italian American filmmakers and their impact on the industry and and culture, [Noon to 4 p.m., Museo Italo Americano, Fort Mason, Building C, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F. ]

John Thavis: The New York Times bestselling author talks about his latest book, “The Vatican Prophecies: Investigating Supernatural Signs, Apparitions, and Miracles in the Modern Age.” [6 p.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

Schroeder’s Oktoberfest: San Francisco’s favorite historic German restaurant opens its outdoor Bavarian beer hall, kicking off a six-weekend celebration of beer-themed festivities. [3 to 8 p.m., 240 Front St., S.F.]

Legacy Film Festival on Aging: The three-day event begins with a screening of “The Age of Love,” director Steven Loring’s spirited documentary about speed dating for 70- to 90-year-olds followed by a question-and-answer session. [5:30 p.m., New People, 1746 Post St., S.F.]


SATURDAY, SEPT. 19

AT&T Autumn Moon Festival: The 25th annual, two-day Chinatown event offers arts and crafts booths, cultural exhibits, children’s activities, food, corporate sponsors and entertainment, including an 11 a.m. parade with civic officials, beauty queens, cultural performers and lion dancers. [11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Grant Avenue, between California Street and Broadway, S.F.]

Coloring book bash for adults: The participatory event (colored pencils will be provided) celebrates Steve McDonald’s new book “Fantastic Cities: A Coloring Book of Amazing Places Real and Imagined.” [10 a.m., Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, S.F.]

Tour de Fat: New Belgium’s annual free bike and beer festival features live music, a costumed bike parade, theater antics, lots of suds, recycling and composting. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Lindley Meadow, near 30th Avenue and JFK Drive, Golden Gate Park., S.F.]

Rancho Day Fiesta: The San Mateo County Historical Association presents the family event featuring early California music, participatory dancing of the 1840s, refreshments and crafts including adobe brick making, leather stamping and candle dipping. [Noon to 4 p.m., Sanchez Adobe Historic Site, 1000 Linda Mar Blvd., Pacifica]

Northern California Renaissance Faire: The annual five-weekend participatory period festival — with costumes, theater, jousting, Celtic concerts, marketplaces, food, drink and more — opens. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Casa de Fruta, 10011 Pacheco Pass Highway, Hollister]

ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk: The annual 5K run/walk raises awareness and funds to end prostate cancer. [8 a.m. (registration), 10 a.m. (start), Lake Merced, Sunset Parking Lot, Sklyline Boulevard and Harding Road, S.F.]

Sea Music Concert Series: William Pint and Felicia Dale — on vocals, guitar, mandolin, Irish pennywhistles and hurdy gurd — perform aboard the historic ship Balclutha. [8 p.m., SF Maritime National Historical Park, 2905 Hyde St., S.F.]

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