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

| May 18, 2012
‘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 PHOTO
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  • ‘Be the Bridge Bike Ride’: Celebrate the Golden Gate Bridge’s 75th birthday by joining hundreds of other people in replicating the gorgeous structure.

FRIDAY

Dance collaboration: LevyDance and the Foundry present “Low Down,” a world premiere dance collaboration exploring the body’s ability to tell a story. [8 p.m., Z Space at Theater Artaud, 450 Florida St., S.F.]

SATURDAY

A great bike ride

‘Be the Bridge Bike Ride’: Celebrate the Golden Gate Bridge’s 75th birthday by joining hundreds of other people in replicating the gorgeous structure. Pedal your way to Crissy Field to join the mass gathering — be sure to wear orange and red clothing — and afterward, take a spin on the iconic structure. [9 a.m., meet in grassy field opposite Sports Basement, 610 Old Mason St., S.F., www.sfbike.org]

Fairs and festivals

Wine festival: Ghirardelli Square hosts its 2012 Uncorked festival, featuring wine tastings, seminars, chef demonstrations and entertainment. Partial proceeds benefit Save the Bay. [1 to 6 p.m., 900 North Point St., S.F.]

Art fair: The San Francisco Fine Art Fair features contemporary artwork, plus performances. Four hundred artists and more than 70 galleries take part. [11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]

Asian celebration: The Asian Heritage Street Celebration takes place in San Francisco’s Little Saigon district. Festivities include food, wine, entertainment and crafts. [11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Larkin Street between Grove and Ellis streets, S.F.]

Movies

Film noir: “I Wake Up Dreaming 2012,” a series of noir-era films, presents “In a Lonely Place,” Nicholas Ray’s erotically charged classic. It screens with Ewald Andre Dupont’s “The Scarf.” [Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., S.F.; www.roxie.com]

Performance

Gal post: The 2012 Divafest, a showcase for female performers and writers, runs through May 26. Saturday’s shows include Genevieve Jessee’s “Girl in, but not of, the ’Hood.” [Noon onward, Exit Theatre, 156 Eddy St., S.F.]

Tall order: The Carpetbag Brigade and El Teatro Taller de Colombia – top stilt-walking companies – perform in Yerba Buena Gardens. Climate change (Carpetbag) and migration (El Teatro) are the topics. [1 p.m., 770 Mission St., S.F.]

SUNDAY

Fort Mason Farmers Market top picks

  • Organic bacon
  • Cherries
  • Orchids
  • Organic ground beef
  • Irises
  • Strawberries

– www.fortmason.org

Sports and recreation

Big run: Serious athletes and zany slowpokes alike shine on Zazzle Bay to Breakers day. Festivities accompany the run. [Starts at 7 a.m., Howard and Spear streets; ends at 1 p.m., Golden Gate Park, S.F.; www.zazzlebaytobreakers.com]

Fairs and festivals

Making it: The Maker Faire celebrates the do-it-yourself experience and the art of making things. Festivities include booths, engineers and a tinkering studio. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., San Mateo County Event Center, 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo]

Literary events

Young poets: Public school students share original poems about baseball and their own lives in a reading hosted by California Poets in the Schools and the San Francisco Giants. [1 p.m., Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

Theater

Heart conditions: The Aluminous Collective presents “Dusk Rings a Bell,” Stephen Belber’s romantic drama about the promise of youth, the shock of reality and the life lived in between. [5 p.m., Dance Mission, 3316 24th St., S.F.]

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