It's your weekend. Use it wisely. Here's what's on tap:
Urban Farm Tour
Learn about inner-city harvests on Sunday, Apr. 1, as an Urban Farm Tour wends its way through Oakland and Berkeley. Farmers will be on hand to answer questions and offer demonstrations and tastings at every stop. Starting at the Biofuel Oasis (1441 Ashby Ave., Berkeley), the tour includes Novella Carpenter's Ghost Town Farm in a formerly vacant Oakland lot, along with several others where produce is grown; chickens, goats, and other livestock are raised; and bees buzz in hives. 9:30 a.m., $40. 510-665-5509 or BiofuelOasis.com. - Anneli Rufus
If ever there were a socially acceptable time to bust a spontaneous dance move in public, it would have to be at noon (Pacific Daylight Time) on Friday, Mar. 30. That's when scores of people around the world simultaneously suspend their respective routines and start dancing - anywhere. While any public arena could potentially transform into a temporary dance floor (one can only hope this leads to pirouetting postal workers and police officers), Push Dance Company hosts a filmed group dance at the Oakland Museum of California (1000 Oak St., Oakland), where dancers will shimmy from the museum's Oak Street Plaza to the Zen rock garden. Free. DanceAnywhere.org - Cassie Harwood
Past tributes to Ornette Coleman, Thelonious Monk, and Wayne Shorter allowed the eight members of SFJAZZ Collective to flex, but the group's current homage to soul artist Stevie Wonder shows an increasingly adventurous approach to the jazz canon. The group's latest album, released last year, featured reinterpretations of some of the more obvious Wonder hits - "Superstition," "Sir Duke," "Do I Do," and "My Cherie Amour" among them - but it was mostly packed with lesser-known tunes. Even the most avid pop radio consumer isn't likely to know the head of "Young and Playful," or identify the motif on a lilting swing ballad called "Race Babbling." Many of the songs have new rhythmic ideas, altered chord changes, or elaborate solo sections that stray from the A-B-A form in which Stevie Wonder operated. But they're seldom contorted beyond recognition. And to his credit, Wonder really has a jazz composer's sensibility. No wonder SFJAZZ vibraphonist Stefon Harris once cited Songs in the Key of Life as one of the best albums of all time. SFJAZZ performs at Yoshi's (510 Embarcadero, Oakland) Friday, Mar. 30, through Sunday, Apr. 1. Shows at 8 p.m. & 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Sunday, $22, $28. Yoshis.com - Rachel Swan
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