(Editor's Note: The following rundown of events is provided by various Bay Area venues, with information reprinted here for your weekend enjoyment. More information can be found by following the links provided in the headlines.)
Sunday @ 1:00 p.m. in San Jose
This magical show "traces the fascinating journey of the human species from its original amphibian state to its ultimate desire to fly. The characters evolve on a stage evoking a giant turtle, the symbol of origin for many ancient civilizations.
Inspired by many founding myths, TOTEM illustrates, through a visual and acrobatic language, the evolutionary progress of species."
Saturday @ 7:30 p.m. in San Mateo
Jazz singer Pamela Rose uses strong visuals, intelligent storytelling and her swinging jazz band to make a convincing case for the enduring contributions of women songwriters to the Golden Age of popular song.
Sunday @ 12:00 p.m. in San Bruno
How did fear of the Russians shape Sweeney Ridge? You can find out as you hike with Nike missile veteran David Bridgman, who will point out how Russia indirectly changed the course of these parklands. The moderately strenuous hike starts at the far west end of Sneath Lane in San Bruno.
Considered one of the San Francisco Chronicle's Top 10 Hikes.
Saturday @ 1 p.m. in Pacifica
The community is invited to participate and “cast a few lines” by writing their own poems or lines of prose at the guidance of the pier’s stenciled directions to fishermen: two lines per person. At designated intervals, participants will be asked to walk the pier and write two lines of poetry at each stop.
Saturday @ 5:30 p.m. in Burlingame
This year’s event has a “Mad Men” theme, and guests are encouraged to wear cocktail attire of the “Mad Men” era. All Star Juke Box, featuring eight dynamic musicians, will set the stage for an evening of dancing and lively entertainment.
The annual event raises funds to support the six elementary schools in the .
Sunday @ 8:00 p.m. in San Francisco
Long-time singer, songwriter Elvis Costello & the Imposters perform as part of their "unpredictable and uninhibited" Spectacular Spinning Songbook 2012 tour at the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco.