May 12: Walk the Wiggle and other San Francisco events 

click to enlarge NAKA Dance Theater presents “Bailout,” a site-specific work that examines natural disasters and how we cope when facing environmental catastrophe. - COURTESY PHOTO
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  • NAKA Dance Theater presents “Bailout,” a site-specific work that examines natural disasters and how we cope when facing environmental catastrophe.

San Francisco events for May 12, 2013.

SOMETHING TO READ

Tiger Babies Strike Back
By Kim Wong Keltner ($13.99)
The local writer’s humorous parenting book and memoir turns the tables on familiar “Tiger Mom” philosophies and discusses contemporary challenges all mothers face.

LEND A HAND

  • Glide: Free Meals Program needs volunteers to prepare the dining room, place food on trays, carry trays to guests and wipe down tables. [330 Ellis St., S.F.; info/RSVP: www.volunteer.glide.org]

GET OUTSIDE

  • Rose show: The San Francisco Rose Society’s Mother’s Day Rose Show features roses, arrangements and a rosarian answering questions. At closing time: a free rose. [12:30 to 4 p.m., County Fair Building, 1199 Ninth Ave., Golden Gate Park, S.F.]
  • Taiwanese arts: The Yerba Buena Gardens Festival hosts “Taiwan in the Gardens.” The Taipei Folk Dance Theater, Taiwan’s first professional ethnic dance company, performs. [1 p.m., Yerba Buena Gardens, 770 Mission St., S.F.]
  • Park band: The Golden Gate Park Band presents its weekly concert. Today’s program features Armenian music and dancing, in celebration of Armenian Independence Day. [1 p.m., Music Concourse, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]
  • Baseball game: The San Francisco Giants play the Atlanta Braves. Promotional offer: a “World Champions” charm necklace for the first 20,000 fans to arrive. [1:05 p.m., AT&T Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza, S.F.]
  • Marina run: The San Francisco Dolphin South End Running Club hosts its “Mother’s Day Marina Green 5K” race, through Crissy Field and the Marina Green. [9 a.m.; Yacht Road lot, 1 block north of Marina Boulevard, S.F.; www.dserunners.com]
  • Zoo events: The San Francisco Zoo hosts Mother’s Day festivities celebrating moms of all species. Mothers and grandmothers accompanied by children get in free today. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 1 Zoo Road, S.F.]

Tours

  • Think Walks presents “Walk the Wiggle,” a history tour of the area surrounding the bike route called the “Wiggle” by cyclists cutting through it to avoid the hills. [10 a.m., 380 Duboce Ave., S.F.; RSVP: (415) 505-8255]
  • The Wild Equity Institute’s Brent Plater leads a walk focusing on endangered coastal species. Possible sightings include murrelets and southern sea otters. [10 a.m.; meet at Baker Beach north lot, S.F.; info/RSVP: www.wildequity.org]

Celebrations

 

  • The Filoli estate is hosting its 2013 Flower Show in the house and garden. Festivities include floral arrangements, music and horticulture presentations. [10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., 86 Canada Road, Woodside; (650) 364-8300, ext. 508]

Literary arts

  • Fourteen writers read personal stories in “Listen to Your Mother,” a motherhood-themed evening. Partial proceeds benefit Help a Mother Out. [7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St., S.F.]

 

Movies

 

  • “I Wake Up Dreaming 2013,” a series of classic and obscure film noir, presents “Night Has a Thousand Eyes” (1948), “Black Angel” (1946) and “Fall Guy” (1947) today. [Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., S.F.; www.roxie.com]

Dance

 

  • NAKA Dance Theater presents “Bailout,” a site-specific work that examines natural disasters and how we cope when facing environmental catastrophe. [8 p.m., Dance Mission, 3316 24th St, S.F.]

Comedy

  • Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco performs. “The Savages,” “Lopez Tonight” and the “Tonight” show with Jay Leno are some of his credits. [7:30 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Brunch

  • Chef Robert Lam creates Asian-inspired cuisine, and a three-course Mother’s Day brunch menu ($50) is featured today. Course one is a choice of shrimp bisque or green-papaya and mango salad. Second-course selections include turmeric-grilled snapper, “Aloha Benedict,” and royal-trumpet mushroom scramble. For dessert: banana bread pudding or warm chocolate torte. [Begins at 11 a.m., Pier 33, S.F.; (415) 864-8999]

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