March 13-14: Hiking, Pi Day and more

SFbike.orgShop around: Want to get to know your local bike shops? Join the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition for a ride to four shops. By the end of the ride

A great hike Clearly Claremont: Hidden in the Berkeley and Oakland Hills, the 208-acre Claremont Canyon Regional Preserve rises above typical standards for a sweeping Bay vista. Hike up the Stonewall-Panoramic Trail, which climbs steeply among eucalyptus trees. A few benches strategically placed en route make nice places to grab a breather. At the peak you’re rewarded with uninterrupted vistas of the Bay and San Francisco’s skyline. [Visit for details and other local adventures]


Hard rock: Blue Öyster Cult, a hard-rock band that’s probably pretty tired of “more cowbell” jokes, is playing hits such as “”The Reaper” and more. [7 p.m., RockBar Theater, 360 Saratoga Ave., San Jose]

Cabaret extravaganza: Vaud & The Villains are cramming 19 performers onto the stage for an orchestra and cabaret show inspired by 1930s-era New Orleans. [9 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

Scary movies: In a double feature perfect for Friday the 13th, a mysterious woman stalks the streets looking for blood in Iran’s “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night” (8 p.m.) Afterward, a California seaside town is haunted by a strange cult in “Messiah of Evil” (10 p.m.). [Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]

Comedy and more: Brassy comic Megan Koester is singing, dancing and comedy-ing at the Cynic Cave. [10 p.m., Lost Weekend Video, 1034 Valencia St., S.F.]


Pi Day: Celebrate Pi Day, a celebration of the never-ending number that starts with 3.14, with free admission at the Exploratorium, which founded the holiday nearly three decades ago. [10 a.m.-5 p.m., Exploratorium, Pier 15, S.F.]

St. Patrick’s Day parade: Celebrate your Irish side with the 164th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, followed by a Civic Center festival. [11:30 a.m., starting at Market and Second streets, S.F.;]

Free theater: American Conservatory Theater presents a free production of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at Mendell Plaza, with a preshow concert by the San Francisco Civic Symphony. [2 p.m., Mendell Plaza, 1429 Mendell St., S.F.; tickets free, RSVP requested at]

New music: Golden Gate Symphony Orchestra and Urs Leonhardt Steiner are performing world premieres of Michael Kimbell’s “Barcarolle” and Stardust’s “Metamorphosis.” [6 p.m., Mission Dolores, 3321 16th St., S.F.]

Indie rock: Cincinnati’s Walk the Moon is touring to promote its latest album, “Talking is Hard.” [8 p.m., Masonic, 1111 California St., S.F.]

Midnight movie: “The Room,” a San Francisco-set drama that is often included in lists of the worst films ever made, is screening. [11:55 p.m., Clay Theatre, 2261 Fillmore St., S.F.]

A great bike ride

Shop around: Want to get to know your local bike shops? Join the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition for a ride to four shops. By the end of the ride, you’ll know what you need to fix a flat and where to find a bike shop. All riders welcome, but this ride is designed specifically to support female, trans and female-identifying individuals. [10 a.m.-3 p.m., meet at Sports Basement, 1590 Bryant St., S.F.; RSVP at]artsSan Franciscothings to do

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