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Courtesy photoFairfax Foray: Renowned architect David Baker leads a scenic ride across the Golden Gate Bridge and into Marin for the Fairfax Festival

Join architect David Baker on a scenic bike ride across the GG Bridge

FRIDAYDVD taping: Steve Lemme and Kevin Heffernan, known for their work with…

Courtesy photoFairfax Foray: Renowned architect David Baker leads a scenic ride across the Golden Gate Bridge and into Marin for the Fairfax Festival
Courtesy photoPride Month: The National Queer Arts Festival presents “X

National Queer Arts Festival presents ‘X’

Who’s in townComedian and writer Heather McDonald, seen on “Chelsea Lately” and…

Courtesy photoPride Month: The National Queer Arts Festival presents “X
Couresty PhotoBrendan Benson

Brendan Benson performs at the Independent in San Francisco

Who's in town Artist Jun Kaneko attends a dedication ceremony for an…

Couresty PhotoBrendan Benson
Courtesy photoSpanish rock: Juan Perro

Juan Perro performs at Slim’s

Who’s in townCartoonist Roz Chast appears in conversation with illustrator and author…

Courtesy photoSpanish rock: Juan Perro
Courtesy photoCultural concert: The Del Sol Quartet presents “Incan Insights

The Del Sol Quartet presents ‘Incan Insights’ at Intersection for the Arts

Who’s in townSweden-born, New Orleans-based singer-songwriter <b>Theresa Andersson performs selections from her…

Courtesy photoCultural concert: The Del Sol Quartet presents “Incan Insights
weekendsherpa.comUnspoiled sanctuary: Deep in Portola Redwoods State Park are the most pristine old-growth redwood trees in the Bay Area.

Take a hike through Portola Redwoods State Park

FRIDAYNovelist appearance: Author Richard Ford presents his latest novel, “Canada.” The story…

weekendsherpa.comUnspoiled sanctuary: Deep in Portola Redwoods State Park are the most pristine old-growth redwood trees in the Bay Area.
Courtesy photoLunchtime music: The Stairwell Sisters perform in Yerba Buena Gardens. Bluegrass is the group’s specialty.

The Stairwell Sisters perform in Yerba Buena Gardens

Who’s in townAuthor and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Buzz Bissinger presents his new…

Courtesy photoLunchtime music: The Stairwell Sisters perform in Yerba Buena Gardens. Bluegrass is the group’s specialty.
Courtesy photoClassical duo: Violinist Isabelle Faust and pianist Alexander Melnikov

Isabelle Faust and Alexander Melnikov perform concert at Herbst

Who’s in townCharles Ferguson, director of the Oscar-winning documentary “Inside Job” and…

Courtesy photoClassical duo: Violinist Isabelle Faust and pianist Alexander Melnikov
Courtesy photoPlay that country music: Grammy-nominated country artist Jamey Johnson performs at the Fillmore.

Jamey Johnson plays the Fillmore San Francisco

Who’s in townRep. Nancy Pelosi, House Democratic leader, reflects on 25 years…

Courtesy photoPlay that country music: Grammy-nominated country artist Jamey Johnson performs at the Fillmore.
Courtesy photoWaterfront ride: With thousands of spectators expected at the 34 races of the upcoming America’s Cup

Check out the Bay Trail Bikeway for gorgeous waterfront ride

FRIDAYShake it up: The California Academy of Sciences hosts a 1906-styled premiere…

Courtesy photoWaterfront ride: With thousands of spectators expected at the 34 races of the upcoming America’s Cup
Courtesy photoBlues and more: Contino

Contino celebrates release of ‘Back Porch Dogma’ at Biscuits & Blues

Who’s in townViolinist Hilary Hahn, performing Prokofiev’s “Violin Concerto No. 1,” appears…

Courtesy photoBlues and more: Contino
Courtesy photoTwo jazz quartets: The Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quartet meets the Francis Wong Special Edition Quartet in “4x4

Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quartet meets the Francis Wong Special Edition Quartet in ‘4×4’

Who’s in townComedian Nick Griffin performs at the Punch Line. Griffin’s TV…

Courtesy photoTwo jazz quartets: The Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quartet meets the Francis Wong Special Edition Quartet in “4x4
Courtesy photoBenefit concert: Cultural icon Wavy Gravy hosts a concert to raise funds for his Camp Winnarainbow. Headliners include Jonathan Richman.

Wavy Gravy hosts benefit concert

Who’s in town New Yorker architecture critic and Pulitzer Prize recipient Paul…

Courtesy photoBenefit concert: Cultural icon Wavy Gravy hosts a concert to raise funds for his Camp Winnarainbow. Headliners include Jonathan Richman.
Courtesy photoSong stylist: Veronica Klaus celebrates the release of her new recording

Veronica Klaus plays the Rrazz Room

Who’s in townNovelist and two-time Booker Prize recipient Peter Carey talks about…

Courtesy photoSong stylist: Veronica Klaus celebrates the release of her new recording
Courtesy photo‘Be the Bridge Bike Ride’: Celebrate the Golden Gate Bridge’s 75th birthday by joining hundreds of other people in replicating the gorgeous structure.

Celebrate Golden Gate Bridge’s 75th birthday with a bike ride across it

FRIDAY Dance collaboration: LevyDance and the Foundry present “Low Down,” a world…

Courtesy photo‘Be the Bridge Bike Ride’: Celebrate the Golden Gate Bridge’s 75th birthday by joining hundreds of other people in replicating the gorgeous structure.
Courtesy photoFalse impressions: NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences presents “Art of Illusion NightLife

California Academy of Sciences presents ‘Art of Illusion NightLife’

Who’s in townNorwegian singer-songwriter Ane Brun performs at the Great American Music…

Courtesy photoFalse impressions: NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences presents “Art of Illusion NightLife
Courtesy photoOrchestral program: The San Francisco Symphony opens a series of concerts featuring works by Beethoven

Concertmaster Alexander Barantschik opens San Francisco Symphony series

Who’s in townTony-winning actor Bill Irwin stars in American Conservatory Theater’s new…

Courtesy photoOrchestral program: The San Francisco Symphony opens a series of concerts featuring works by Beethoven
Courtesy photoChilean musician: Ana Tijoux

Chilean hip-hop artist Ana Tijoux performs at the Independent

Who’s in townAward-winning children’s book illustrator Jerry Pinkney, whose honors include the…

Courtesy photoChilean musician: Ana Tijoux
Courtesy photoComedy show: Kung Pao Kosher Comedy presents the May edition of “Comedy Returns to El Rio.” Shazia Mirza

‘Comedy Returns to El Rio’ with Shazia Mirza and more

Who’s in townStephen Rapp, ambassador at large for the Department of State’s…

Courtesy photoComedy show: Kung Pao Kosher Comedy presents the May edition of “Comedy Returns to El Rio.” Shazia Mirza
weekendsherpa.comPicnic at sea: Bring a home-packed meal

Have a picnic at sea with Angel Island Ferry

FRIDAY ‘The Wall’: Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters performs the seminal album in…

weekendsherpa.comPicnic at sea: Bring a home-packed meal