The Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve has redwood bridges, picnic areas, wildlife, wildflowers, and a terrific hiking and mountain-biking trail with sweeping views.

July 17-18: RAWdance, comedy and more

A great hike

Coyote calling: Ah, that new open-space smell! Saved from development, the Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve in the South Bay opened just a few weeks ago with redwood bridges, picnic areas, wildlife, wildflowers, and a terrific hiking and mountain-biking trail with sweeping views. The 4-mile Arrowhead Loop Trail leads to a brilliant vista up and down Coyote Valley. [Visit WeekendSherpa.com for details and other local adventures]
Art reception: A reception marks the opening of Alice Shaw’s exhibit “Golden State.” [6-9 p.m., Gallery 16, 501 Third St., S.F.]

Friday

Free dance performance: RAWdance’s “Through My Fingers to the Deep” is a site-specific dance installation. [7 p.m., Yerba Buena Gardens, 773 Mission St., S.F.; ybgfestival.org]

Moon gathering: The Women’s Moon Gathering helps women think about life goals. [6:30 p.m., Women’s Building, 3543 18th St., S.F.]

Liberty Bell memories: The Liberty Bell traveled from Philadelphia to San Francisco for the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition. Rose Marie Cleese, daughter of  Mayor Angelo Joseph Rossi, is sharing family memorabilia about the historic visit. [10:30 a.m., California Historical Society, 678 Mission St., S.F.]

Comedy showcase: Valerie Branch is hosting “Comedy Noir at Balancoire,” a new no-holds-barred comedy night. [8 p.m., Balancoire, 2565 Mission St., S.F.]
‘Voices of Color’: Poet and social-justice activist Nellie Wong, editor of the “Talking Back: Voices of Color” anthology, weighs in on humans’ need to assert identity and individuality. [1 p.m., Modern Times Bookstore, 2919 24th St., S.F.]

Saturday

Sublime With Rome: Sublime, the Southern California band behind hit songs like “Wrong Way” and “Santeria,” has regrouped after the 1996 death of Bradley Nowell and is touring as Sublime With Rome, featuring singer Rome Ramirez. [6 p.m., Concord Pavilion, 2000 Kirker Pass Road, Concord]

Bon Qui Qui: Singer-comedian Anjelah Johnson is touring as her popular comedy character Bon Qui Qui. [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Stand-up comedy: Comedian Pablo Francisco has appeared on the sketch-comedy show “MadTV” and multiple Comedy Central specials. [7:30 and 9:45 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

A great bike ride

Bike Kitchen: Every Saturday this summer, the San Francisco Bike Kitchen is leading rides in and around The City. Well-planned routes allow beginner and intermediate riders to get familiar with local bike routes and become comfortable navigating urban traffic.  [10 a.m. ride starts at San Francisco Bike Kitchen, 650 Florida St., S.F., preceded by coffee and doughnuts at 9:30 a.m.; sfbike.org/events]

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