Courtesy PhotoNAKA Dance Theater presents “Bailout

Courtesy PhotoNAKA Dance Theater presents “Bailout

May 12: Walk the Wiggle and other San Francisco events

San Francisco events for May 12, 2013.


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  • 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:]


  • 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.;]
  • 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.]


  • 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:]



  • 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.]




  • “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.;]



  • 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.]



  • 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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