courtesy photoGet your byke pride on at the 44th annual San Francisco Pride parade!

courtesy photoGet your byke pride on at the 44th annual San Francisco Pride parade!

May 2 – 4: weekend events in SF


On the town

Female comics: A showcase for women in comedy, “5 Funny Females,” presents two lineups. Featured comics include Erikka Innes, Renee Gauthier and Joselyn Hughes. [8 and 10 p.m., Great Star Theater, 636 Jackson St., S.F.]


A great hike

Bruno blooms: Get 360-degree views of the Bay and a blooming kaleidoscope of colors all within 15 minutes of The City in San Mateo County's San Bruno Mountain State Park. Ascend the Summit Loop Trail, following ribbons of California golden poppies. The hike quickly offers big vistas of the Bay, downtown San Francisco and the southern peninsula. The descent down the backside boasts new views of the Pacific Ocean. [Visit to find out more about getting outdoors in Northern California]

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market top picks



Baby carrots

Éclair strawberries

Blood orange and rhubarb conserve

Fuerte avocados

Lacinato kale

Radish sprouts



Cinco De Mayo: The San Francisco Cinco De Mayo Festival, celebrating Mexican heritage, features food, music, dance and art. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Valencia Street between 21st and 24th streets, S.F.]

Literary arts

Bookstore celebration: California Bookstore Day festivities include author appearances around the Bay Area and special literary products. Visit its website for a list of participating venues and authors. []

Charity walks

Brain tumor walk: The National Brain Tumor Society’s Brain Tumor Walk takes place in San Francisco. [10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Hellman Hollow, Golden Gate Park, S.F.;]


World cinema: The S.F. International Film Festival continues through May 8. Films include “Freedom Summer” at 12:15 p.m. and “Palo Alto” at 7:30 p.m., both at the Sundance Kabuki, 1881 Post St., S.F. [All day, multiple venues;]


A great bike ride

Bike month: Every day in May offers a number of great bike rides, workshops and talks around San Francisco. (Find more at This weekend will be Tour de Tandem, Crafts Plus Craft Beer, Bikes to Books and Sunday Streets in Bayview and Dogpatch, to name a few. Those interested in urban farming will like the 10-to 15-mile Pedals to Produce ride, which goes to several community gardens, and tells their stories; $10 suggested donation. [Meet at 10 a.m., Glen Park BART Station parking lot, Bosworth and Arlington streets, S.F.]


Chamber trio: The Lee Trio, a three-sister cello-violin-piano chamber ensemble, performs a program of works by Beethoven, Schumann and Artur Schnabel. [4 p.m., St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1111 O’Farrell St., S.F.]


Shakespeare comedy: The African-American Shakespeare Company presents “Much Ado About Nothing,” Shakespeare’s comedy about two couples with different takes on love. [3 p.m., Buriel Clay Theater, 762 Fulton St., S.F.]


Car-free streets: “Sunday Streets” — car-free space where people can enjoy activities and camaraderie in San Francisco neighborhoods — takes place in the Bayview/Dogpatch area today. [11 a.m. to 4 p.m.;]


Kathak troupe: Chitresh Das Dance Company, an all-female troupe specializing in kathak dance, presents a concert featuring “Pancha Jati,” a new work. [2 p.m., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St., S.F.]arts

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