It’s the last weekend in March! Or Easter weekend, depending on how you look at it.
Sunday we’ll all wake up with the option to play a string of practical jokes or hunt down some Cadburys. But in case you like options, here are some lovely spring alternative ideas for the weekend ahead.
Give a pooch a smooch
When: Saturday, March 31st, 2 P.M.
Where: Macy’s Union Square
Why: Because dog kisses make everything better. Remember that Macy’s flower show that’s ongoing this spring? This is part of that whole shebang—and this booth even comes with a photo opp! // 170 O’Farrell Street, Union Square.
Multitask like a millennial—walk and snap
When: Saturday, March 31st, 10 A.M. – 5:30 P.M.
Where: San Francisco
Why: Follow the coastline for a very brisk 15-mile walk. You’ll pass the Embarcadero Center, the Palace of Fine Arts, the Golden Gate Bridge Welcome Center, Baker Beach, Lands End, the Sutro Bath ruins…and still further, all the way to the zoo. There will be a stop for lunch, with the hike ending around 5:30 P.M. Talk about a full yet fulfilling day! How many San Franciscans can say they’ve tackled this challenge? You’ll definitely have earned a brewski after this hike! // RSVPS are required here.
Party like a Weasley twin
When: Saturday, March 31st, 2018, 10 P.M. – 2 A.M.
Where: Origin Nightclub
Why: Break out some broken glasses and a trendy scar, because Origin Nightclub is transforming into Hogwarts on Saturday night. If you don’t wish to dress up, you’ll probably just be considered a muggle. Props, decorations, a sorting hat, a complimentary photo booth, and a special drink menu are all part of the deal. Please don’t ask anyone if they want to see your Nimbus 2000, or brag about the springiness of your wand. // 1538 Fillmore Street, Western Addition, tickets here.
Drink like you mean it, for a cause
When: Saturday, March 31st from 6 P.M. – 10 P.M.
Where: The Fairmont, San Francisco
Why: If you’ve ever been curious about the famous Swig Suite penthouse at the Fairmont, this weekend you can waltz around in it for a good cause. The Spinsters of San Francisco, a philanthropic organization, is holding their annual Legacy Benefit in support of KEEN San Francisco. KEEN (Kids Enjoy Exercise Now) is a nonprofit organization that provides free recreational opportunities for children and young adults with disabilities. There will be plenty of wine to go around, so drink up and remember: there are no calories when it’s for the kids. // 950 Mason Street, San Francisco, tickets available here.