April 16-17: Union Street Easter, Cherry Blossom Festival, Snoop Doog, 2017 Easter in the Park, Julie Byrne, DJ Shadow, Dr. Who


Union Street Easter Parade & Spring Celebration: The 26th annual procession also includes free activities: a bonnet contest, rides and games, a climbing wall, the Easter Bunny, costumed characters, face painting, petting zoo, pony rides and music. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Union Street, between Gough and Fillmore streets, S.F.]

Cherry Blossom Festival: The second weekend of the 50th annual seasonal event includes food booths, cultural performances, martial arts, live bands and the annual Queen Program, and a parade, which begins at 1 p.m. at Post and Buchanan streets. [11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Japantown, Post, between Laguna and Fillmore streets, S.F.]

Snoop Dogg: The rapper is on his Mount Kushmore Wellness Retreat Tour, which also features Redman, Method Man and Cypress Hill. [7:30 p.m., Concord Pavilion, 2000 Kirker Pass Road, Concord]

Purnamasari + Pulama: The evening of guitar, gamelan, Hawaiian music and hula, which also features Indonesian textiles, is a concert event with partial proceeds going to the UC Gill Tract Community Farm. [8 p.m., Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley]

Julie Byrne: The indie folk singer, born in Buffalo and now living in New York City, is touring to promote her second album “Not Even Happiness.” [8 p.m., Swedish American Hall, 2174 Market St., S.F.]

2017 Easter In the Park: The highlights of the free festivities presented by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence are the Hunky Jesus and Foxy Mary contests. [10 a.m. to 4 pm., Hellman Hollow, JFK and Transverse drives, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

DJ Shadow: The artist (born Josh Davis) is often credited as a key figure in developing the experimental instrumental hip-hop style associated with the London-based Mo’ Wax label. [8 p.m., Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Bing & Ruth: The evolving collective steered by composer David Moore is a minimalist, ambient music ensemble following in the tradition of John Cage and Steve Reich. [8 p.m., Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F.]


Dr. Who: The popular British science fiction series gets its 10th season premiere with big-screen treatment. [7 p.m., AMC Van Ness, 1000 Van Ness Ave.; Century 9 S.F. Centre, 845 Market St.; Metreon, 101 Fourth St., S.F.]

The xx: The hot Mercury Prize-winning trio from London — Romy Madley Croft, Oliver Sim and Jamie Smith — plays the final of three Bay Area concerts. [9 p.m. Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, 99 Grove St., S.F.]

Edie Meidav: The award-winning novelist appears in conversation with Oscar Villalon about “Kingdom of the Young,” a new short story collection “spanning Alhambra to Havana.” [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]

Whitney: The indie rock band from Chicago began after the breakup of Smith Westerns in 2014, when guitarist Max Kakacek guitarist joined with drummer Julien Ehrlich. [8 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

Digging Deep into Philanthropy: Author David Callahan and president of Silicon Valley Community Foundation Emmett Carson discuss their perspectives on the philanthropic world. [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., S.F.]

Anne Lamott: The prolific Bay Area writer discusses “Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy,” the “approachable” follow-up to her bestselling “Help, Thanks, Wow and Stitches,” in conversation with Kelly Corrigan. [7 p.m, Angelico Hall, Dominican University, 20 Olive Ave., San Rafael]

Score-A Film Music Documentary: The S.F. International Film Festival offering by director Matt Schrader is an “ace survey on the history of the art form and its practitioners, from Ennio Morricone to Junkie XL and everything in between.” [8:30 p.m., Victoria Theatre, 2961 16th St., S.F.]

Dave Broom: The author speaks about “Rum: The Manual,” which features and analyzes more than 100 rums. [6:30 p.m., Omnivore Books on Food, 3885a Cesar Chavez St., S.F.]

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