5 Best Things to do This Week: March 18–24


1. Super Rare SFMOMA Free Day

SFMOMA is opening the museum to everyone free of charge all day on Thursday, March 21, as part of the new Culture for Community initiative — an alliance of more than a dozen Yerba Buena neighborhood arts and cultural institutions. Enjoy exhibitions, activities, and events at participating organizations uniting on this day in celebrating women’s history. Tickets are free, but an RSVP is highly encouraged. Book now and make sure you’ve got a spot for March 21. When you reserve, you’ll be entered to win a one-year SFMOMA membership. Limit two adult tickets per reservation. Children 18 and younger always get into SFMOMA free. Relax in the airy galleries or take in the largest Living Wall in the U.S. Bring your friends along to enjoy SFMOMA’s seven floors of lively and inspiring artworks. From the architectural delights of The Sea Ranch to the modern masterpieces in the Doris and Donald Fisher Collection, enjoy the full breadth of the museum for the whole day. Pack light; coat check will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.



2. Headlands Nightlife: Family Hike and Campfire

Explore the mysterious lifestyle of nocturnal animals that start their day just as you're going to bed this Saturday, March 23. Learn about special adaptations that allow owls, bats and other nighttime critters to hunt by moonlight. Tickets are required for all attendees and children of all ages are welcome. Baby carriers are suggested for children 4 and under.



3. MMWD: Frog Docent Training

Docents monitor habitat conditions for and educate hikers about native foothill yellow-legged frogs. The required training begins at the Sky Oaks Headquarters in Fairfax with a discussion of frog biology and population threats, radio training and methods for engaging the public. At noon participants will take a three mile round-trip hike to Little Carson Falls. The minimum commitment is three 5-hour shifts between March and June, when the frog eggs and tadpoles are at their most vulnerable. Rain will not cancel. Docents must be at least 18 years old. Please RSVP — volunteerprogram@marinwater.org, 415-945-1128.



4. Chris Perdoni at Book Passage

In partnership with Milo Foundation, this is a book reading and show with a special four-legged guest! The Big Book of Tricks for the Best Dog Ever, by Chris Perondi is a step-by-step guide to more than 100 dog tricks, specially designed for effective training, for pure fun, and even for turning your dog into a YouTube star, from the co-author of the tremendously successful and much-praised Training the Best Dog Ever and the genius behind "The Stunt Dog Show," which performs more than 1,000 shows a year.



5. Macy's Union Square Flower Show

Macy’s Union Square transforms into a space-inspired floral fantasy world during its 73rd annual Macy’s Flower Show. The annual flower show is a stunning celebration of flowers, food, art and music. 2019’s season’s “Journey to Paradisios” transports fans into a multi-dimensional world of space, adventure, and discovery through florals and eccentrically landscaped gardens, the show celebrates the wonder and mystery of the cosmos. Expect more than 5,000 types of plants, trees and flowers depicting various outer space themes. Visitors will be dazzled by a spaceship as it launches into outer space through the roof into the star-filled night sky. In addition to the planetary exploration, spectators will have the opportunity to enjoy a host of themed in-store events including floral, food, and fashion demonstrations, celebrity appearances, and more during the two weeks the show is in full bloom. Reserve a tour online or call (415) 954-6271 to make a reservation. Tours are complementary and include a 10% Visitor’s Savings Pass. Show your BART ticket, Clipper card or mention BARTable and receive a free commemorative Flower Show pin and visit on a weekday to receive a free one-way weekend BART ticket (while supplies last, one per customer from March 22-April 7, 2019).


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