courtesy photoLake Lagunitas Picnic Area on Mount Tam is set in a grove of redwoods under the shadow of the East Peak. Those looking to stretch their legs can hike the 1.5 mile trail around Lake Lagunitas.

July 25 – 27: Pedalpower and other weekend events in SF


MEX I AM: The Mexican consulate and the de Young museum join forces to launch the “MEX I AM: live it to believe it” multidisciplinary art festival. [6–8:30 p.m., 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

A great paddling excursion

SUP, Tahoe?: We’ve all seen the stickers: Keep Tahoe Blue. But how blue is it? Find out on a gentle stand-up paddleboard excursion starting from Kings Beach. Adrift Tahoe rents steady SUPs that are perfect for first-timers. They’ll get you sorted for a southeast paddle toward Crystal Bay. You’ll be mesmerized by how clear the water is — a turquoise oasis where large, sunken boulders look like they could be 10 feet below but are actually 100 feet down. [Visit to find out more about getting outdoors in Northern California]

Ferry Plaza farmers market picks

Early Girl tomatoes

Bloomsdale spinach

Purple wax beans




Western Sweet nectarines

Chocolate mint


Mission benefit: The fundraiser for bilingual newspaper El Tecolote features Cesar’s Latin All-Stars, a salsa demonstration, food, a raffle and more. [9:30 p.m.-2 a.m., Cesar’s Latin Palace, 826 26th St., S.F.; for information, call (415) 648-1045 or (415) 517-4426]

Glide fundraiser: The black-tie Glide Legacy Gala includes food, drinks, and live music from the Glide Ensemble and Change Band. [7 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Live performance

Dance and reception: “Turing’s Apple” and “Burn In” premiere as part of RAWdance’s 10th anniversary season at Z Space; a reception and silent auction follow. [8 p.m., Z Space, 450 Florida St., S.F.]

Swinging Sunday: Lavay Smith and her Red Hot Skillet Lickers kick off Stanford Live’s inaugural Summer Series with a swing-dance party complete with a free 45-minute lesson. [6:30 p.m. lesson, 7:30 p.m. show, Bing Concert Hall, Stanford University, 327 Lasuen St., Stanford]


Race day: Runners hit the road for the San Francisco Marathon, which starts at Market Street and The Embarcadero before crossing the Presidio, Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park and more. [5:30 a.m., 1 Ferry Building Plaza, S.F.;]


Local artist: Tom Heyman plays songs from his upcoming album, “That Cool Blue Feeling,” on a bill that includes headliner Aaron Lee Tasjan. [8 p.m., Make Out Room, 3225 22nd St., S.F.]


Anime: The Roxie screens “Castle of Cagliostro.” [2 p.m., 3117 16th St., S.F.]

A great bike event

Pedal power: Support biking in the East Bay while enjoying a free celebration of bikes, food and family. This fun-filled celebration is for everyone from the recreational rider to the seasoned cyclist. Highlights include pedal-powered food, a pedal-powered stage featuring live music, daredevil stunts, a bike rodeo for kids, safety training, and a collection of bicycles ranging from vintage to high-end to art bikes. [11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Jack London Square, Oakland]

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