Presidio Picnic launches its sixth season of outdoor festivities and food on Sundays. (Courtesy Robin Eagan)

Presidio Picnic launches its sixth season of outdoor festivities and food on Sundays. (Courtesy Robin Eagan)

March 18-20: Presidio Picnic, Gilroy Gardens, SFMOMA Free Family Day, Noe Valley Chamber Music, Jon Nakamatsu, Declutter for Spring, Kristin Hannah, Porchlight storytelling, A$AP Ferg, Phillip Phillips, SF Ballet Program 5


Presidio Picnic: The weekly outdoor community gathering, kicking off its sixth season and running Sundays through Oct. 21, includes Off the Grid food trucks with international cuisines, music, lawn games, activities for kids and monthly cultural dance performances. [11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Main Parade Ground, Montgomery Street, S.F. Presidio]

Culinary Clash: The annual cooking school competition and scholarship event serves up menus created by chef Ryan Thibert and sous chef Tila Taghavi, students from the Bay Area’s International Culinary Center. [5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Luce, InterContinental, 888 Howard St., S.F.]

Gilroy Gardens: The family theme park, with more than 40 rides and attractions, gardens and world-famous grafted Circus Trees, kicks off the spring season; through May 28, it’s open Saturdays-Sundays and select Fridays and weekdays. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., 3050 Hecker Pass Highway, Gilroy]

Declutter for Spring: Professional organizer Judith Dold discusses how people can gain fresh perspectives on their possessions and offers suggestions for clearing clutter. [1 to 3 p.m., Latino/Hispanic Room, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]

SFMOMA Free Family Day: The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art offers free admission to adults who visit with children in a day also featuring drop-in, participatory movement, part of the BodyCartography Project, in connection with the exhibit “Robert Rauschenberg: Erasing the Rules.” [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 151 Third St., S.F.]

Noe Valley Chamber Music: Violinists Jory Fankuchen, Natasha Makhijani and San Francisco Opera concertmaster Kay Stern, violist Clio Tilton and cellist Samsun van Loon play works by Bach, Prokofiev and Brahms. [4 p.m., Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St., S.F.]

Jon Nakamatsu
: The San Jose piano great joins Symphony Silicon Valley under the direction of Argentine maestro Carlos Vieu in a program including Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3, Carreño’s “Margariteña,” Debussy’s “Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun” and Respighi’s “Pines of Rome.” [2:30 p.m., California Theatre, 345 S. First St., San Jose]

Go Home! book release party: Editor Rowan Hisayo Buchanan and contributors Rachel Khong, Beth Nguyen, and R.O. Kwon speak about the new anthology of Asian diasporic writing. [5 p.m., City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]

Family ArtBash Sunday
: The Contemporary Jewish Museum’s “Celebrating Authors Big and Small,” a family day co-presented by San Francisco schools and public library, includes storytelling, a book-making session, bookmobile visits and music. [10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 736 Mission St., S.F.]

Tommy Tune: The 10-time Tony Award winning actor, singer, dancer, choreographer, director and producer performs songs and tells stories from his illustrious career. [4 and 7 p.m., Feinstein’s at the Nikko, 222 Mason St., S.F.]

Together Pangea: The Santa Clarita-born, Los Angeles-based garage-punk band is playing to promote the 2017 album “Bulls and Roosters.” [8:30 p.m., Cornerstone, 2110 Durant Ave., Berkeley]

Jeremy Jordan: The star of the CW’s “Supergirl” and stage favorite (“Newsies,” “Bonnie & Clyde,” “Finding Neverland”) appears in conversation with Seth Rudetsky in producer Mark Cortale’s Broadway concert series. [5 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Schola Cantorum: The choral group’s “Hallelujah! Oratorio Masterpieces and Favorites” offers famous choruses — Handel’s “Messiah,” Mozart’s “Requiem,” Vivaldi’s “Gloria,” Bach’s “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” and more. [3 p.m., Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave, Los Altos]


Kristin Hannah: The bestselling author of “The Nightingale” discusses her new novel “The Great Alone” with Frances Dinkelspiel, co-founder of the news site Berkeleyside, in a ticketed event. [7 p.m., Books Inc., 601 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

PlayGround Musical Theater Night: The playwright incubator group presents an evening of 10-minute musicals (written in just four days) inspired by and featuring the music of Philip Glass. [8 p.m., Berkeley Repertory Theatre 2025 Addison St., Berkeley]

Porchlight: The storytelling group’s Neighborhood Series hosts a North Beach Edition featuring Jesse DeNatale, Pia Hinckle, Jack Hirschman, Peggy Knickerbocker, Stacey Lewis, Lyle Tuttle and V. Vale. [8 p.m., Bimbo’s, 1025 Columbus Ave., S.F.]


A$AP Ferg: The rapper from Harlem (born Darold D. Brown Ferguson, Jr.) headlines his “Mad Man” tour; Denzel Curry and IDK open. [8 p.m., Warfield, 982 Market St., S.F.]

San Francisco Ballet Program 5: “Robbins: Ballet & Broadway” includes Jerome Robbins’ “Opus 19/The Dreamer,” “The Cage,” “Other Dances” and “Fancy Free.” [7:30 p.m., War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Phillip Phillips: The singer-songwriter of “American Idol” and “Home” fame has released his third album, “Collateral.” [8 p.m., Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]

Joanne Shaw Taylor: The British blues rock guitarist-singer (discovered by Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics when she was 16) has been called “the new face of the blues.” [8 p.m., Yoshi’s, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland]

Scarlett Sabet, Janaka Stucky: The poets read from their new collections. [7 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Ave., S.F.]
A$AP FergCalendarDeclutter for SpringGilroy GardensJon NakamatsuKristin HannahNoe Valley Chamber MusicPhillip PhillipsPorchlight storytellingPresidio PicnicSF Ballet Program 5SFMOMA Free Family Day

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