Darius Rucker performs at LP Field at the CMA Music Festival. (Photo by Al Wagner/Invision/AP)

Darius Rucker performs at LP Field at the CMA Music Festival. (Photo by Al Wagner/Invision/AP)

July 31: Stern Grove Festival, hiking and more

A great hike

Goating strong: Go on a hike on Goat Hill Trail in Butano State Park, an easy 1.75-mile one-way path that can be linked into a moderate 5.1-mile loop with Olmo Fire Road, Six Bridges Trail and the more rugged Año Nuevo Trail. Afterward, visit Harley Farms Goat Dairy in Pescadero. This year the farm is expanding the goat flock, making the coming months an especially lively time to visit. [Visit WeekendSherpa.com for details and other local adventures]

Concerts and shows galore

Free concert: The Venezuelan Music Project, featuring Jackeline Rago on the four-string cuatro and percussionists Omar Ledezma and Braulio Barrera, is performing as part of the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival. [11 a.m. and 12:15 p.m., Yerba Buena Gardens, 799 Howard St., S.F.]

Country show: Former Hootie and the Blowfish singer Darius Rucker has found success as a country singer. [7 p.m., Shoreline Amphitheatre, 1 Amphitheatre Way, Mountain View]

Stand-up comedy: Comedian James Adomian has appeared on “Maron” and “@Midnight” and also co-starred in David Cross’ film “Hits.” [8 and 10 p.m., Rooster T. Feathers Comedy Club, 157 W. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale]

Comedy duo: Garfunkel and Oates are a comedy duo that performs songs with names like “Weed Card” and “My Apartment’s Very Clean Without You.” [8 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Play Day: A free Play Day for kids includes sports, arts and crafts, activities and live entertainment. [11 a.m.-3 p.m., Palega Recreation Center, 500 Felton St., S.F.]

Japanese embroidery: Harumi Miyazaki, Masako Mori and Hiromi Kunimune are demonstrating the art of sashiko, a Japanese form of embroidery, and other textile arts. [11 a.m.-4 p.m., Kinokuniya Books, 1581 Webster St., S.F.]

Nihonmachi Street Fair: Dakota, Rockblood and The Love Struck Band are performing as part of the Nihonmachi Street Fair, which also includes dancing and activities. [11 a.m.-6 p.m., Japantown Peace Plaza, Post and Buchanan streets, S.F.]
Noise rock: Japanese noise-rock band Melt-Banana is known for its unorthodox covers of songs like “We Will Rock You” and “Heart of Glass.” [8 p.m., Oakland Metro Operahouse, 630 Third St., Oakland]

World music: The Fanna-Fi-Allah ensemble draws from Sufi and Muslim traditions in its music. [9 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

A great bike ride

Stern Grove Festival: Pedal over to the Stern Grove Festival for a free summer concert in a meadow surrounded by eucalyptus and pine groves. This weekend will feature Mary Chapin Carpenter and Bhi Bhiman. Free valet bicycle parking opens at 10 a.m. and closes one hour after the concert ends. Bikes are not allowed in the Concert Meadow or Esplanade area of Stern Grove. [2 p.m., Stern Grove, 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard, S.F. ]eventsstuff to dothings to do

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