courtesy photoCastle Black may be for the banished in the show “Game of Thrones

June 6 – 8: Weekend events in SF

FRIDAY

Who’s in town

Comedy show: Comedian-actress-writer Aisha Tyler makes a club appearance. “Ghost Whisperer,” “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” and “Talk Soup” are some of her credits. [8 and 10:15 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

SATURDAY

A great bike ride

Yerba Buena Art Walk: Ride downtown to Yerba Buena and take advantage of free, S.F. Bicycle Coalition-sponsored valet bicycle parking while attending the Yerba Buena Art Walk. Some 13 galleries and institutions in the neighborhood will be free and open to the public at the family-friendly event, which also features music and prizes. [12:30 to 6 p.m., near Third and Mission streets, S.F.; https://yerbabuena.org/artwalk]

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market top picks Corn

Amethyst radishes

Arugula

Dahlias

Diamond Pearl nectarines

Fresh bay leaves

Leeks

Royal Blenheim apricots

Torpedo onions

— www.cuesa.org

Fairs and festivals

Union Street: The Union Street Festival, featuring crafts, music and cuisine, begins. New this year are tech and fashion attractions. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Union Street between Gough and Steiner streets, S.F.]

Food for thought: Cultivate San Francisco, a festival presented by Chipotle, calls attention to how food affects society. Celebrity chefs, brewers and musicians take part. [11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Hellman Hollow, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Music

Community bands: The Golden Gate Park Band’s 2014 festival begins. Six community bands from around the region perform Saturday. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Music Concourse, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Afrobeat: Lagos Roots, led by Nigeria-born Geoffrey Omadhebo and considered one of the Bay Area’s top Afrobeat bands, headlines an evening of West African music and dance. [9 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.] SUNDAY

A great hike

Castle Caves: Castle Black may be for the banished in the show “Game of Thrones,” but the stunning sandstone rock formations at Castle Rock State Park in the Santa Cruz Mountains offer a better outlook. The amazing Castle Rock caves can be reached on a short and sweet 1-mile loop. You can opt to add adventure and length to the trek by extending it toward Castle Rock Falls. [Visit WeekendSherpa.com to find out more about getting outdoors in Northern California]

Fairs and festivals

Haight Street: The Haight Ashbury Street Fair celebrates peace, love and spirit of the legendary neighborhood. Festivities include bands, crafts and food. [11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Haight Street from Masonic Avenue to Stanyan Street, S.F.]

County fair: The San Mateo County Fair runs through June 15. Contests, food, performances and a “Ferris wheeling” carnival are on the slate. [11 a.m. to 10 p.m., San Mateo County Event Center, 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo]

Visual arts

LGBT comics: The Queer Comics Expo, celebrating LGBT comic books, features demonstrations, talks and “super drag queens.” The headliner is Ed Luce, “Wuvable Oaf” creator. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Cartoon Art Museum, 655 Mission St., S.F.]

Music

Chamber music: Members of the San Francisco Symphony perform a works by Bax, Dvorak and Shostakovich. [2 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

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