August 2 – 4: S.F. weekend events


Taste this: SF Chefs 2013, a festival featuring local culinary stars, presents its opening celebration and grand tasting. Events continue through Sunday. [6:30 p.m., 333 Post St., Union Square and thereabouts, S.F.;]


A great bike ride

Marin Century: The 51st annual event, hosted by Marin Cyclists, is a benefit offering six fully supported routes ranging from 30 to 200 miles. Proceeds go to local organizations and clubs. Join the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Team when registering; visit [5:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Vallecito Elementary School, 50 Nova Albion Way, San Rafael,]

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• Padron peppers

• Ambrosia melons

• Fingerling potatoes

• Fresh cannellini beans

• Gravenstein apples

• Japanese eggplant

• Lemon cucumbers

• Little Gem lettuce

• Pluots



Tap dance: Tony-winning tap-dance superstar Savion Glover appears at the Stanford Jazz Festival. Dancing and jazz improvisation come together in his performances. [8 p.m., Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Stanford University, 471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford]


Jazz concert: The AfroSolo Arts Festival presents its annual “Free Jazz Concert in the Gardens.” E. W. Wainwright, African Roots of Jazz and Denise Perrier perform. [1 to 3 p.m., Yerba Buena Gardens, 770 Mission St., S.F.]


Gardening fair: The San Francisco Botanical Garden Society hosts its 2013 Summer Gardening Fair, a festival featuring plants, horticulturists, books and butterflies. [10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Botanical Garden, Golden Gate Park, 1199 Ninth Ave., S.F.]


Stand-up show: Comedian actor and filmmaker Bobcat Goldthwait performs; dark, acerbic black comedy is his style. [8 and 10:15 p.m., Cobb's Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]


A great walk

Beat walk: The Contemporary Jewish Museum and the Beat Museum host a “Beatnik Photowalk,” a Beat-themed picture-taking stroll. It starts in North Beach and ends at the CJM on Mission Street. [1 p.m., meet at Jack Kerouac Alley, off Columbus Avenue near Broadway, S.F.;]


Craft show: More than 230 artisans take part in the 2013 American Craft Council Show, a juried marketplace. Fare includes jewelry, clothing, furniture and home decor. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]


Asian art: It's Target First Free Sunday at the Asian Art Museum. General admission is free. Featured exhibit: “In the Moment: Japanese Art From the Larry Ellison Collection.” [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 200 Larkin St., S.F.]


Dead certain: Jerry Day festivities celebrate the music and legacy of Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia. Performers include Melvin Seals and JGB. [11:30 a.m., Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, McLaren Park, 45 John F. Shelley Drive, S.F.]

Stern Grove: The Stern Grove Festival welcomes funk and soul star Shuggie Otis. The Relatives, a psychedelic, funk and gospel band, open the show. [2 p.m., Sigmund Stern Grove, Sloat Boulevard and 19th Avenue, S.F.]

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