Nov. 14-15: Family health fair, comedy and more

A great hike

Joaquin the walk: Hike in Oakland's Joaquin Miller Park for solitude and fall colors. Start on the Sunset Trail (not Sunset Loop Trail). Ascend Chaparral Trail through a shaded canyon with peekaboo views of the Bay. Hook onto Sequoia-Bayview Trail and veer onto the quiet Fern Ravine Trail; this section follows its namesake creek through redwood, cypress and eucalyptus trees. Connect back on the Sunset Loop Trail and Sunset Trail to finish. [Visit for details and other local adventures.]


Book signing: Carol Ruth Silver, a freedom rider in 1961 and former San Francisco supervisor, is discussing and signing copies of her book, “Freedom Rider Diary.” [Noon-2 p.m., Rosenberg Library Room 305, City College of San Francisco, 50 Phelan Ave., S.F.]

Arts fair: The San Mateo? Harvest Festival, one of the largest indoor arts and crafts shows on the West Coast, offers family activities, live music and more than 24,000 items handmade ?in the USA. [10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, San Mateo Event Center, 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo;]

Hip-hop dance festival: The three-day San Francisco International Hip Hop Dancefest kicks off with high-energy performances by troupes from around the world. [8 p.m. Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, 3301 Lyon St., S.F.]

Stand-up comedy: George Chen and Kevin O'Shea host the “Friday Cynic Cave” comedy showcase. [8:30 p.m., Lost Weekend Video, 1034 Valencia St., S.F.]


Growing Healthy Kids program: A free health fair helps families connect with community resources and boost nutrition and physical activity for young children. Activities include produce giveaways and tastings, raffle prizes, health and dental screenings, and fitness classes. [10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Everett Middle School, 450 Church St., S.F.]

Questioning capitalism: The Revolutionary Poets Brigade and World Poetry Movement team up for “Overthrowing Capitalism,” a symposium of poets, musicians and speakers questioning the value of capitalism and looking to a revolutionary future. [2-9 p.m., Emerald Tablet Gallery 80 Fresno St., S.F.]

RAC: Critics have called remix maestro RAC's music “EDM-tinged pop ready to break into the Top 40.” [9 p.m., Warfield, 982 Market St., S.F.]

African dance: “Kimpa Vita!” uses poetry and dance to explore the life of Mama Kimpa Vita, a religious leader in the 17th-century Kongo Empire. [7 p.m., CounterPULSE, 1310 Mission St., S.F.]


Winterfest: Bike lovers, art lovers, beer lovers and dance lovers are invited to the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition's Winterfest. The annual festival includes festivities, music, food and beverages, and bike and art auctions. Free valet bike parking will be available. [6-10:30 p.m. City View, Metreon, 135 Fourth St., S.F.; tickets are available at]

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