Ride your bike to Tiburon and take the ferry back to San Francisco

San Francisco to Tiburon Ferry: This 21-mile

San Francisco to Tiburon Ferry: This 21-mile

FRIDAY

Eating

Food: Oliveta and Aqua alum Paul Piscopo, now chef at Trace in the W Hotel, has created an ingredient-driven menu featuring some of best cooking in The City at surprisingly moderate prices.

Drinking

Meet Your Mixologist: Franz Meis, who describes himself as an “old-school bartender with respect for the modern-day world,” is in charge of cocktails at Local Kitchen on Rincon Hill.

On the town

Contemporary dance: Wayne McGregor/Random Dance presents “Entity,” a trip through a mix of bodies, lights, technology and film, with music by Coldplay and Jon Hopkins. [8 p.m., Novellus Theater, 700 Howard St., S.F.]

Piano concert: Pianist Sarah Cahill performs recent works by Meredith Monk, Paul Dresher and others. Regina Schaffer joins her for several four-hand pieces. [8 p.m., Old First Presbyterian Church, 1751 Sacramento St., S.F.]

SATURDAY

A great bike ride

San Francisco to Tiburon Ferry: This 21-mile, beginner-intermediate ride is classic, and with good reason: It’s relatively flat, offers water views and often is on bike paths. Pedal across the Golden Gate Bridge, ride through Sausalito and continue through Mill Valley onto the smooth, flat multi-use bike path. At the soccer fields, turn right and follow the signs for Tiburon. Pedal to the Tiburon Ferry, for the return trip; fare is $10.50. If there’s a line, enjoy a treat from the ice cream parlor near the dock — it’s not quite winter yet. [Visit www.sfbike.org or  penngrovepublications.com/sfride.htm]

Arts and crafts

Craftswomen: More than 160 female artisans and fine artists sell handmade items at the 2011 Celebration of Craftswomen. The event benefits the Women’s Building. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Harvest time: The San Mateo Harvest Festival, featuring thousands of handmade arts and crafts items, entertainment, food and celebrity appearances, is under way at the San Mateo Event Center. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., 1346 Saratoga Ave, San Mateo]

Festivals

Green living: The weekendlong 2011 Green Festival San Francisco begins. The event features speakers, workshops, a kids’ zone, music and fair-trade items. [10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Concourse Exhibition Center, 635 Eighth St., S.F.]

Literary arts

Author talk: Children’s book authors Chris Van Allsburg and Lemony Snicket are interviewed by author Mac Barnett on the new release of “The Chronicles of Harris Burdick.” [2 p.m., Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Fundraisers

Art auction: The Academy of Art University hosts its 2011 Faculty and Alumni Fine Art Auction. Artwork created by faculty and alumni artists is for sale. A reception leads things off. [2 p.m., Cannery, 2801 Leavenworth St., S.F.]

Greek heritage: The Hellenic Charity Ball honors the arts achievements of Greek-Americans. Honorees include singer Anna Vissi. Proceeds go to Greek-heritage and Greek-arts projects. [6 p.m., Fairmont Hotel, 950 Mason St., S.F.]

SUNDAY

Movies

New from Italy: The San Francisco Film Society’s 2011 New Italian Cinema Festival begins. Opening-night films include “Our Life,” directed by Daniele Luchetti. [Embarcadero Center Cinema, 1 Embarcadero Center, S.F.; www.sffs.org]

Dance

Flamenco concert: Theatre Flamenco presents “45 Años de Arte Flamenco,” a show that reflects the company’s, and flamenco dance’s, creative evolution. [3 p.m., Marines Memorial Theatre, 609 Sutter St., S.F.]

Music

Gypsy jazz: The San Francisco Jazz Festival welcomes French guitarist and violinist Dorado Schmitt, star attraction of Birdland’s annual Djangofest. Gypsy jazz is on the bill. [7 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Comedy

Stand-up show: Comedian Paul Mooney performs a stand-up show. Mooney’s credits include writing for Richard Pryor and appearing on “Chappelle’s Show.” [8 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Festivals

Harvest festival: The San Mateo Harvest Festival returns to the San Mateo County Event Center. Festivities include crafts, music, food and a kids’ zone. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 1346 Saratoga Ave., San Mateo]

A great treasure hunt

‘Cache the Fever’: For something new in high-tech treasure hunts, use a smartphone geocaching app or visit www.Geocaching.com to find geocaches recently hidden in San Francisco’s Presidio by the Presidio  Trust and National Wildlife Federation — including one that takes visitors to the northern shore of Mountain Lake. [Visit WeekendSherpa.com to sign up for email about getting outdoors in Northern California]

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