30+ San Francisco Weekend Events: Festivals, Farmers’ Markets, Easter, Concerts, Art, Food, & More | March 26-29, 2015

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It’s going to be another beautiful spring weekend and there are many great San Francisco events, festivals, and more including the Bold Italic’s Divisadero Microhood Block Party tonight, Whiskies of the World Festival,  #BeRobin Film Fundraiser w/ Margaret Cho, the 10th Annual Tower Chapel Tulip Exhibition in Oakland, Treasure Island Flea Easter Special on Saturday and Sunday, and The Bay Brewed Rock and Roll Beer Festival on Sunday! Plus, Easter events are just around the corner! Below is a list of several fun events, and most of them are FREE!

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2015 San Francisco / Bay Area Weekend Events: March 26-29

All Weekend: SF Ballet Presents: Don Quixote
San Francisco Ballet, the oldest professional ballet company in America, has emerged as a world-class arts organization since it was founded as the San Francisco Opera Ballet in 1933. More info

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All Weekend: Oakland – 10th Annual Tower Chapel Tulip Exhibition @ Mountain View Cemetery | Free, 10AM-4PM
10th Annual Tulip Exhibition in the Tower Chapel, which will showcase spectacular floral arrangements that feature tulips and are created by Bay Area florists, garden clubs and college floral design classes. Visit anytime between 10am and 4pm during the three-day event. Each day at 2pm, you’re invited to enjoy a special floral arrangement demonstration.More info.

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All Weekend: Macy’s Flower Show @ Macy’s, Union Square | Free
Macy’s Flower Show has delighted generations of floral aficionados with spectacular gardens filled with millions of live flowers, plants and trees from around the world, all blooming in unison. The show offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to enjoy these magnificent blossoms in an unexpected setting. Macy’s invites visitors to take part in flower demonstrations, marvel at amazing Bouquets of the Day and take advantage of free tours.More info.

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All Weekend: Sonoma – Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival | 70 films in 4 days, 100+ Filmmakers
The mission of the Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival is to bring the best independent documentary films in the world, and their filmmakers, to Sonoma County. More info.

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March 26: Bold Italic’s Divisadero Microhood Block Party | Free, 6-8PM, Music, Drinks, Food
Microhoods are celebrations of some of our favorite areas around the city, and on March 26th we’re returning for the second annual Divisadero Microhood! Join Bold Italic from 6-8pm as we explore the local businesses and celebrate this amazing part of town with deals, drinks, food, and more! More info.

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March 26: Stand Up Comedy @ PianoFight | ‘Oh the Humanity’ 60 Minutes, $10 (more info)

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March 26: NightLife @ California Academy of Sciences | 6-10PM, $12, Science & Cocktails (more info)

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March 26: San Jose – Whiskies of the World @ San Pedro Square Market | 6-10:10PM, 200 Whiskies, Food, Seminars
Meet whisky distillers, gurus and brand ambassadors as you taste and experience the finest spirits from around the world. More info.

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March 26: Robot NightLife @ California Academy of Sciences | 6-10PM, $12, R2D2 & Game of Drones
Get your dose of mechanical mayhem as NightLife hosts a salute to all things robotic. Rock out to the blissful, lo-fi sounds of indie rockers Beach Fossils, presented by Noise Pop. Watch a cage-fighting drone battle with Game of Drones and root for your favorite machine during a bot-tastic showdown with Bot Bash. See an R2D2 replica, get swarmed by UCSF’s Kilobots, and get ready to meet Beam—a roving telepresence robot—by Suitable Technologies. More info.

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March 26: Impulse Fashion Show w/ Mad Men Costume Designer @ Macy’s, Union Square | Free, 6PM 
Join Macy’s Union Square for a fashion show hosted by award-winning Mad Men costume designer, Janie Bryant! Make a purchase of $50 in the Impulse Department and receive a copy of Janie’s book,The Fashion File, and have her sign your copy. While you’re there, TEAse your senses with a complimentary Argo Tea! More info.

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March 27: Dance Anywhere | Free, Bay Area
Dance Anywhere ® is a simultaneous worldwide public art performance in which people from around the world, of all ages and artistic capacities will stop at noon (PST) and dance.More info.

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March 27: “Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party @ Fort Mason | Free, 30+ Food Vendors, Cocktails, Wine & Beer, Live Music (more info)

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March 27: Dolci by the Bay @Aquatic Park Center | Free Classical Chamber Music, 1PM (more info)

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March 27: Free Vegetarian Supper Club @ St John the Evangelist | 2nd & 4th Fridays, 6-9PM, 6-9PM (more info)

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March 27: Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance & Live Music @ Alley Cat Books | $5, 7-9PM, Cheap Beer
Don’t spend yer Friday sittin’ at home, chewin’ tobacco all on yer lonesome. C’mon down to the ole book place; bring yer dancin’ legs. Alley Cat Bookstore and Gallery will be hosting the Feral Fourth Fridays Urban Square Dance from 7-9 pm every 4th Friday night. All dances are fun, easy, and led by an actual caller, with live music by KC and the Moonshine Band.More info.

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March 27: San Francisco Beard & Mustache Club @ Zeitgeist | Free, 7-10PM, Last Fridays
Join the SF Beard and Mustache Club for a monthly gathering at Zeitgeist at 7 pm every last Friday of the month. If you have a beard or mustache, if you like beards and mustaches, or if you want a beard or mustache, then by all means come on down. More info.

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March 27: “You don’t look Irish!” @ University of San Francisco | Free, 7PM, A Reading and Conversation with Multiracial Writers of Irish Heritage
During our reading you’ll hear from writers of various multi-racial backgrounds, all of whom claim Irish heritage. Sometimes the authors’ writing deals head on with heritage, at other times the theme of heritage is just part of who the writer is. More info.

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March 27 & 28: Rhone Rangers San Francisco Weekend Celebration of American Rhones
Come taste from over 300 wines from more than 80 wineries. The Winemaker Dinner on Friday night, March 27 will kick off the weekend, on the San Francisco side of the Bay, at The Golden Gate Club in the Presidio. Then, across the bay on Saturday March 28, at the Craneway Pavilion & Conference Center for seminar series and Grand Tasting. More info.

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March 27 & 28: Oakland – Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet @ The Omni Commons | Free, 6:30PM
Romeo & Juliet, a tale of love’s triumph over violence and fear– Shakespeare distills this down to its archetypal essence. Kind of a big deal, right? More info.

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March 28: Earth Hour @ Ghirardelli Square | Free, 6-9:30PM
Come enjoy Intense Dark Ghirardelli Chocolate while celebrating Earth Hour! There will be night yoga, wine and beverage pairings, a light labyrinth and more! Lights will go off during Earth hour, from 8:30-9:30pm. This event is free and open to the public. More info.

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March 28: Fillmore Farmers’ Market @ O’Farrell at Fillmore & Fillmore Center Plaza | Year-Round, 9AM-1PM (more info)

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March 28: Whiskies of the World @ Pier 3 / SF Belle, Hornblower Yacht | Whiskies, Dinner Buffet, Masterclasses, Cigars
Whiskies of the World® Expo & Artisanal Spirits Fest brings together distillers from around the world to share their finest spirits and knowledge with whisky enthusiasts. Discover the Art of Whisky in the company of connoisseurs and whisky celebrities. More info.

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March 28: #BeRobin Film Fundraiser w/ Margaret Cho | $10, 4PM-Midnight, Food, Raffle, Surprise Guests
Fundraiser for #BeRobin, a film documenting Margaret Cho’s homeless outreach campaign inspired by the philanthropy of Robin Williams. With Margaret Cho and the BeRobin crew LIVE! There will be lots of surprise guests, food, and fabulous raffle.  More info.

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March 28: 6th Annual Wag Hotels’ Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs @ Golden Gate Park | $15, 12-2PM
Bring your furry friend and join us for our 6th Annual Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs to benefit Muttville Senior Dog Rescue! Enjoy finger foods and local vendors while your dog sniffs out eggs filled with tasty treats and valuable prizes. Don’t forget your camera for photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny!  Easter Attire is encouraged and pets and kids’ entry is free. More info.

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March 28: San Franpsycho x Kinda Fancy Surf Bikinis Good Living Party at Phoenix Hotel | 12-5PM, $5-10
Dance and party around the Phoenix’s epic outdoor pool to the sound of live music presented by Girls N Boomboxes, Ryan Lucero and 8th Grader. The event will also feature collaborative designs, as well as of unique pieces from both brands. The experience ends at sunset with drinks and bites provided by Chambers eat + drink throughout the afternoon.More info.

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March 28: Rad American Women A to Z Book Party @ City Lights | Free, Kid’s Book, 12:30PM
Author Kate Schatz and artist Miriam Klein Stahl offer an engaging presentation that involves a reading from the book, a slideshow and Q&A, and a conversation about how to be rad! Kate and Miriam are both mothers and teachers, so they’re no stranger to entertaining young folks—audience participation is encouraged. More info.

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March 28: Presidio Book Salon: Empires, Nations, and Families: A History of the North American West, 1800-1860 | Free, 1-3PM
Tracing family stories from the Canadian North to the Mexican borderlands and from the Pacific Coast to the Mississippi river, this book documents the broad family associations that crossed national and ethnic lines forming the basis for a global trade in furs that had operated for hundreds of years before the land became part of the United States. A Pulitzer Prize finalist and winner of the 2012 Bancroft Prize for the best book in North American history. More info.

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March 28: Last Day – SF Botanical Garden Annual Magnolia Bloom | Free Tours
One of San Francisco’s most breathtaking natural marvels, the annual bloom of nearly 100 rare and historic magnolias returns to the SF Botanical Garden with free tours at 2 pm every Saturday from January 17 – March 28, 2015. More info.

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March 28 & 29: Treasure Island Flea Easter Special | $3, 10AM-4PM, 400+ Vendors, Food Trucks, Drinks, Live Music, Kid Zone
400+ curated vendors and makers selling original artwork, antiques, vintage apparel, re-purposed and up-cycled items, new designs and fashion, underground food, startups and much, much more! More info.

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March 29: Transamerica Rock n’ Roll Half Marathon San Francisco
Course starts along the Great Highway at the northwest corner of Golden Gate Park and traverses some of San Francisco’s most beautiful neighborhoods. More info.

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March 29: Opening Day – Glen Park Village Farmers’ Market @ Parking lot of the Glen Park BART Station | March 29-Nov 29, 10AM-2PM (more info)

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March 29: Off the Grid: Picnic at the Presidio @ Main Post Lawn | March 1-Nov 1, Great Views of the Bay, Food Carts, Drinks, Music (more info)

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March 29: Inner Sunset Farmers’ Market @ In the Parking Lot between 8th and 9th Avenue | Year-Round, 9AM-1PM (more info)

March 29: The Bay Brewed: Rock and Roll Beer Festival @ The Chapel | 11 Breweries, Unlimited Tastings, Music
San Francisco’s only rock and roll beer festival, The Bay Brewed, is back for a fourth year of pairing outstanding local beer and local music! This year’s festival offers performances by four great San Francisco Bay Area bands and unlimited tastings from eleven San Francisco breweries all day long thanks to the SF Brewers Guild! More info.

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March 29: Albany – Albany FilmFest @ Albany Twin | $5, 10AM-10PM
The Albany FilmFest is a national juried festival of original, creative, and independent short films (and really short films) that takes place each year in Albany, California. Our quirky little 1-square-mile city is in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area — right next door to Berkeley and directly across from the  Golden Gate Bridge. More info.

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