Enjoy spring and all that this city has to offer!
Through April 7: Macy’s Brasil: Gardens in Paradise Flower Show
Visit Macy’s Union Square to discover a magical world of floral architecture, magnificent landscapes and specialty gardens at this year’s Brasil: Gardens of Paradise Flower Show.
For all the details, visit www.macys.com/flowershow.
April 8: Union Street’s 21st Annual Spring Celebration & Easter Parade
The 21st annual event is a celebration of spring and Easter that features a variety of children’s and family activities including large inflatable bounces, kids’ rides and games, a climbing wall, a hands-on children’s activities area, costumed characters, a petting zoo, a pony ride and entertainment from some of the Bay Area’s best musicians. The event will take place on Union Street in Cow Hollow between Fillmore and Gough from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The parade begins at 2:00 p.m.
April 14: Dogfest 2012
Calling all dog lovers! Check out Dogfest 2012 — a community dog show and family fun event that raises money for academic and are enrichment programs for SFUSD’s McKinley Elementary in the Castro.
To learn more, visit the Dogfest website.
April 19 – May 3: The 55th San Francisco International Film Festival
The longest-running film festival in the Americas, the San Francisco International Film Festival (SFIFF) is the premier spot to see films from domestic and international directors before they ever reach theatres. SFIFF features a variety of narrative feature films, live action and animated shorts, television and theatrical documentaries, experimental work and a variety of new digital media, as well as a smart lineup of industry panels and seminars.
For a list of films, locations and to get tickets, visit the SFIFF website.
April 21: Truly Beautiful: A Fashion Show and Shopping Event
Jonni Knox is a collection of artists whose vision is to educate, inspire and connect people through fashion while celebrating all that we are as individuals through nightlife. Their Truly Beautiful: A Fashion Show and Shopping Event highlights the eco-friendly and ethical alternatives available in fashion, cosmetics and design. The show starts at 2:30 p.m. at Public Works in the Mission.
To get your tickets, visit http://trulybeautiful.eventbrite.com/.
April 25: The Modern Ball
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) is hosting the biggest art bash of the year: The Modern Ball. This ultrachic Post-Modern Party will be a rockin’ night out complete with an electrifying DJ set by Chromeo, flowing cocktails and delectible gourmet bites.
For tickets, visit the SFMOMA website.
April 26: Dining Out for Life 2012
Dine out at one of more than 100 participating restaurants and help fund lifesaving HIV services in San Francisco. To find restaurants and make your reservation, visit the Dining Out for Life San Francisco website.
Through June 17: The Cult of Beauty, The Victorian Avant-Garde 1860 -1900
Visit the Legion of Honor museum now through June 17 to see an exhibit with pieces from 19th-century romantic bohemians and maverick artists such as Oscar Wilde, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Frederic Leighton, Albert Moore, William Morris, and James McNeill Whistler who sought to create a new kind of art — freed from their restrictive society.
To learn more, visit the Legion of Honor of San Francisco website.
Through July 8: Photography in Mexico
Visit the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) to experience a collection of photographs by Mexican artists such as Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Manuel Carrillo, and Graciela Iturbide that show the distinctively rich and complex photography from the 1920s to the present.
To learn more, visit the SFMOMA website.
Through Aug. 19: The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk
He brought the world blonde ambition. Enough said. Celebrate the work of Jean Paul Gaultier at the de Young Museum’s newest exhibit The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, through Aug. 19. (I’ve seen a preview and I have to say, what I saw was fabulous!)
To learn more, visit the de Young Museum website.