Let’s all cruise off into the summer sunset this weekend and leave the week’s cares behind! Whether you spend your time in the Land of Oz with WICKED or jam out to some kid rock in your ‘hood, this weekend’s for YOU!

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San Francisco

Presidio Bike & Book Fest
Enjoy this free celebration of the San Francisco Public Library Summer Stride Series, honoring bikes, books and your national parks! Enjoy family-friendly bike tours, participate in bike crafts with Scraper Bike Team, read the Bikes for Sale StoryWalk with author Carter Higgins and much more. Sat. Event details

Fort Point Living History Day
Fort Point is called to action once again! Experience first-hand the momentous era of the American Civil War from live re-enactors through infantry and artillery demonstrations, medicine in the 1800’s, music, Victorian dance and exhibits displaying the lives of men, women and children of days past. Sun. Event details

East Bay

Concert: Alphabet Rockers and Sara Lovell
This is all-ages show features Monteverde’s own award-winning Sara Lovell and the Grammy-nominated Alphabet Rockers. Doors open 3 p.m. for refreshments and a bake sale. All proceeds go to the Monteverde Community Scholarship Fund. Sat. Event details

Peninsula

Kidchella with Octopretzel
Join emcee Andy-Z, the Master of Music and Play, bringing his high energy to Courthouse Square for the joy of kids and adults alike with Octopretzel performing. Your family will be thrilled to enjoy free live music, along with an inflatable play-land, and more! Sun. Event details

Berry Picking at Webb Ranch
Come pick some berries and cherry tomatoes in the California sun! Call before heading over to see what is available for picking and arrive early for best selection. Sat. Event details

South Bay

WICKED
The Broadway sensation WICKED looks at what happened in the Land of Oz but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin, who is smart, fiery, misunderstood and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.” Performances continue through Sept. 8. Fri.-Sun. Event details

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Last Weekend of Jungle Adventure: Discovery Rainforest
Discover the rainforest right here in San Jose! Learn about wildlife inside this walk-through rainforest experience at Happy Hollow Park and Zoo and enjoy educational animal ambassador presentations at 11 a.m. 1 p.m. at 3 p.m. daily. Fri.-Sun. Event details

North Bay

Campfire Program
Join rangers for an evening of fun with local lore, legends and campfire tales. Don’t forget to bring low-back chairs or a blanket. Sun. Event details

—Kate Loweth