July 24-25: ODC Dance, Berkeley Kite Festival and more

Pedalfest at Jack London Square

Pedalfest at Jack London Square

A great brunch

S.F. brunch: Have a picnic on the pier in The City, where you’ll catch your own meal and sip mimosas, too. The venue is Torpedo Wharf, just down the road from Crissy Field’s Warming Hut. With the Golden Gate as your backdrop, the S.F. Crabbing Crew will teach you the ropes (and cages) of crabbing. Enjoy the breeze while playing cornhole and snacking to your appetite’s delight. [Visit WeekendSherpa.com for details and other local adventures]

Friday

Contemporary dance: ODC Dance is presenting its “Summer Sampler,” a bill of repertory works by company choreographers. Selections include “Two if by Sea,” a duet inspired by secret codes. [8 p.m., ODC Theater, 3153 17th St., S.F.]

Still life: Travel writer Pico Iyer is giving a lecture and book talk on “The Art of Stillness” in which he explores how, in the data age, doing nothing at all may be the way to go. [7:30 p.m., Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St., S.F.]

Museum social: Friday Nights at the de Young has a world-arts theme this week. Look for a fair-trade bazaar, a dance party and more. [6-8:30 p.m., de Young Museum, Golden Gate Park, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, S.F.]

Mamet play: Four real-estate salesman viciously vie for money, power and survival in David Mamet’s dark comedy “Glengarry Glen Ross.” [8 p.m., Shelton Theater, 533 Sutter St., S.F.]

Saturday

Brass and beyond: The Stooges Brass Band, whose sound combines traditional New Orleans brass, contemporary jazz and hip-hop beats, is performing. [9 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

Kite festival: The Berkeley Kite Festival includes kite-flying events, a kite-making session and a kids’ zone. [10 a.m.-6 p.m., Cesar E. Chavez Park, Berkeley Marina, 11 Spinnaker Way, Berkeley]

R&B diva: Vocalist Lisa Fischer, seen onstage with the Rolling Stones and in the film “Twenty Feet From Stardom,” is performing. [8 p.m., Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Stanford University, 471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford]

Art film: The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival includes “Plastic Man,” a documentary about local sculptor Jerry Ross Barrish. [4:30 p.m., Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., S.F.]

Risk-taking ballet: Post:Ballet is presenting its summer “Six Pack.” Highlights include a collaboration with composer Samuel Adams. [8 p.m., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 700 Howard St., S.F.]

A great ride

Pedalfest: Head over to the East Bay for Pedalfest, a full day of pedal-powered fun, music and food. The free and family-friendly event will include daredevil stunts, safety training and a collection of creative bicycles like none you’ve seen before. [11 a.m.-7 p.m., Jack London Square, Oakland; pedalfestjacklondon.com]

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