Weekend roundup

March 11-14


San Francisco Zen Center Online Meditation Session

March 13. Get zen this weekend and learn how to meditate with the San Francisco Zen Meditation Center. This virtual session for beginners will introduce you to the benefits of meditation, which can help settle the body and mind amid the swirl of daily life. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and find a good place to sit, or lie down, during the session.  This is a reoccurring event hosted every second Saturday of the month from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tickets are donation-based. asianart.org

Pi (π) Day Online Celebration with The Exploratorium

March 14. No matter how you slice it, you won’t want to miss Pi (π) Day. Celebrate virtually this year with math artist John Sims as he hosts a live listening session featuring work from his music project “31415: The Pi Collection.” This performance will present his work: “Pi Day Anthem” video, a spoken-word “Dear Pi” letter, and the world premiere of a new “Jazz Pi” composition. Then join a panel of pi enthusiasts dishing out bites of pi trivia and art (along with a side of puns and pi-kus), and ask your questions and share your pi stories in the live chat. 1:15-2 p.m. Free. exploratorium.edu

Food + Drink

Alameda County’s Carnival Fair Food Feast

March 11-14, 18-21. Love carnival food? You’re in luck. Get a little taste of the fair with Alameda County “Grab-n-Stay Fair Food Feast”. Enjoy food on the lawn, take it to go or schedule curbside pick-up from 11 fairtime vendors. From corn dogs to churros, candy apples to funnel cakes, deep-fried oreos to garlic fries, there are loads of tasty treats to dig into. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton. alamedacountyfair.com


Reopened. Trestle has reopened as a pop-up indoor dining experience at The Vault, with their famed, weekly changing three-course prix-fixe menu ($39) that has been a best value San Francisco favorite since 2015. The opening week’s menu from chef Jason Halverson will feature delightful spring dishes including English pea soup, little gem and avocado cobb salad, an option for a pasta course, a choice of an entree, and a choice of a dessert. In addition, for the first time, guests will be able to enjoy a full bar along with Trestle’s wine list. Max four people per table. W-Su, 5-10 p.m. 555 California St., 415.508.4675. trestlesf.com

Arts + Culture

Mobley’s “The Devil In A Daydream” Virtual Concert Tour

March 12. Jam out for a cause. Texas-based singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mobley has taken his show virtually with proceeds going to support struggling venues and the DAWA Fund, an Austin nonprofit providing relief for musicians, artists, therapists, service industry workers and social workers of color. Drawing on his background in film, Mobley is shooting unique arrangements of his songs in diverse locations, including a botanic garden, the rooftop of a downtown hotel and a Formula 1 race track. 6 p.m. Tickets start at $5. mobleywho.com

Pacific Beach Coalition’s 14th Annual Surf Movie

March 13. Get your tickets today for the award-winning movie Heart of the Sea to support clean beaches. This is a beautiful story of Rell Sunn, a famous professional woman surfer, and her love of the ocean, people and community! Presented by Pacific Beach Coalition & Pedro Point Surf Club the program will feature added footage of Mavericks epic waves with interviews by Bianca Valenti, Peter Mel and Greg Cochran. 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices are on a sliding scale (starting at $10) depending on the size of your wallet (and heart). Tickets

St. Patrick’s Day

Bishop Ranch St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

Upcoming | March 17. Get into the pure green spirit of St. Patrick’s Day in the open air of City Center Bishop Ranch by growing your own four-leaf clover, grabbing a pint from Fieldwork Brewing Company, and jamming to some live music, Head over to the concierge desk and ask for a small four-leaf clover planter—earth-friendly and biodegradable—to anyone wearing green while supplies last. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free entry. 6000 Bollinger Canyon Road, San Ramon. citycenterbishopranch.com

Original Joe’s

Upcoming | March 17. Some might say the luck of the Irish came early with the Bay Area’s return of indoor dining, but surely there’s more to come. In sticking with its annual tradition, Original Joe’s North Beach and Westlake will be serving leprechaun-approved Irish coffees topped with green cream as well as a hearty portion of corned beef and cabbage (pictured) all day. If there’s ever an excuse to enjoy both together, St. Patrick’s Day is it. Over in West Portal, Little Original Joe’s will also be offering corned beef and cabbage for takeout and delivery in addition to stocking the market with Guinness, Harp and other Irish specialties.

San Francisco City Hall Lights Up Green

Upcoming | March 17. Get the family together to check out San Francisco City Hall and its 220+ state-of-the-art LED lighting fixtures that will illuminate green for St. Patrick’s Day. Normally, a soft white glow shows off the play of light and shadow on the full facade and dome. Frequently, special plaza lighting schemes honor or celebrate events, seasons and holidays. Head over and get lost in the lights from sunset on. 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place. sfgov.org

Photo credits: San Francisco Zen Center Online Meditation Session via Asian Art Museum. Pi (π) Day, Exploratorium website. Fair Food, John Matychuk on Unsplash. Devil in a Daydream, Mobley website. City Center Bishop Ranch, website. SF City Hall, GPS via Flickr. All other images are courtesy of the venues.

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