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Courtesy photoPfeiffer Beach in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park recently reopened

April 17: Cesar Chavez festival, Earth Day in the Bayview and more

A great hike Sur bet: Big Sur has so many beaches, which…

Courtesy photoPfeiffer Beach in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park recently reopened
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April 16: 'Max Understood,” de-extinction and more

Who’s in town Best-selling author Michelangelo Signorile looks at the challenges the…

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Courtesy Paul B. GoodePaul Taylor Dance Company is opening its 61st season with a night of dance including 1962’s “Aureole

April 15: Paul Taylor Dance Company, Tax Day Sing-Off and more

Who’s in town Journalist Rachel Swaby’s book “Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed…

Courtesy Paul B. GoodePaul Taylor Dance Company is opening its 61st season with a night of dance including 1962’s “Aureole
Courtesy photoIndie-pop garage group Jet Trash

April 14: Killer high heels, Beat Museum and more

Who’s in town Brooklyn Museum curator Lisa Small discusses the beautiful, terrifying…

Courtesy photoIndie-pop garage group Jet Trash
Chris Pizzello/2014 AP FILE PHOTORock show: Legendary pop-rock group The Replacements are bringing their cheekily titled “Back by Unpopular Demand Tour” to the Masonic for a rare Bay Area appearance. [8 p.m.

April 13: Replacements, pasta joy and more

Who’s in town The Center for the Art of Translation presents Mexican…

Chris Pizzello/2014 AP FILE PHOTORock show: Legendary pop-rock group The Replacements are bringing their cheekily titled “Back by Unpopular Demand Tour” to the Masonic for a rare Bay Area appearance. [8 p.m.
Mike koozmin/The S.f. Examiner<p>Barbara Coleman

April 13: Cherry Blossom Festival, brunch and more

Something to read Dark Sparkler By Amber Tamblyn ($17.99) Poet Diane di…

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SFbike.orgSunday Streets is headed to the Bayview and Dogpatch this weekend.

April 10: Punjabi-Mexican fusion dance, “Rocky IV” and more

A great hike Down by the river: Carmel might be one of…

SFbike.orgSunday Streets is headed to the Bayview and Dogpatch this weekend.
AP file photoGhostface Killah and Raekwon

April 9: Ghostface Killah and Raekwon, “Birthright?” onstage and more

Who’s in town Jon Ronson, author of the best-sellers “The Men Who…

AP file photoGhostface Killah and Raekwon
Courtesy photoNew music: Synth-rock band Lost Lander

April 8: Will Durst, Beat poetry and more

Who’s in town Kimberly Bryant, founder of Black Girls Code, appears with…

Courtesy photoNew music: Synth-rock band Lost Lander
Courtesy photoFleetwood Mac

April 7: Moth storytelling, Fleetwood Mac and more

Who’s in town Henry Chang’s new book, “Death Money,” chronicles NYPD Detective…

Courtesy photoFleetwood Mac
courtesy photo<p>Retro girls: The Jeanettes

April 6: Tim Gunn, the Jeanettes and more

Who's in town "Project Runway" host and fashion maven Tim Gunn shares…

courtesy photo<p>Retro girls: The Jeanettes
Mike koozmin/The S.f. ExaminerGiants catcher Buster Posey and pitcher Madison Bumgarner celebrate their World Series win -- or at least their bobbleheads do -- during a media open house at AT&T Park on Wednesday.

April 5: Easter events, Hunky Jesus and more

Something to read Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society…

Mike koozmin/The S.f. ExaminerGiants catcher Buster Posey and pitcher Madison Bumgarner celebrate their World Series win -- or at least their bobbleheads do -- during a media open house at AT&T Park on Wednesday.
weekendsherpa.comSamuel P. Taylor State Park's Madrone Cabins are five new A-frame cabins with hardwood floors.

April 3-4: Calamity Cubes, Easter fun and more

A great hike</p> Cabin fever: Want to camp in the redwoods, minus…

weekendsherpa.comSamuel P. Taylor State Park's Madrone Cabins are five new A-frame cabins with hardwood floors.
Courtesy photoGhostly art: An opening reception celebrates “Hungry Ghosts

April 2: “Hungry Ghosts,” “Far Easter” comedy and more

Who’s in town Armenian-American writer Meline Toumani travels through Turkey a century…

Courtesy photoGhostly art: An opening reception celebrates “Hungry Ghosts
Courtesy photoBANDALOOP

April 1: Vertical dancing, Bob Rubin comedy and more

Who’s in town Puneet Talwar, assistant secretary of state, discusses political trends…

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Courtesy photoComedy show: “Estrogen Entree With a Side of Balls

March 31: 'Food Chains,” female comedy and more

Who’s in town Former orca trainer John Hargrove, who appeared in the…

Courtesy photoComedy show: “Estrogen Entree With a Side of Balls
Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP File PhotoSan Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Justin Smith (94) smiles during the second half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Santa Clara

March 30: Elias Quartet, urban farming and more

Who’s in town U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, talks about pressing social-justice…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP File PhotoSan Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Justin Smith (94) smiles during the second half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Santa Clara
courtesy photo&lt;p&gt;Ready to rock: High-energy French multi-instrumentalist and chanteuse Soko is rocking out on songs from her latest album

March 29: Soko, Easter Fleaster and more

Something to read Don't Hesitate: Knowing Allen Ginsberg By Marc Olmsted ($16)…

courtesy photo&lt;p&gt;Ready to rock: High-energy French multi-instrumentalist and chanteuse Soko is rocking out on songs from her latest album
SFbike.orgExplore our coastline this weekend by biking part of the San Francisco Bay Trail. Right now

March 27-28: Whitehorse, Jennifer Coolidge and more

A great hike Go see Madonna: Surprise your friends by taking them…

SFbike.orgExplore our coastline this weekend by biking part of the San Francisco Bay Trail. Right now
Courtesy photoRetro excitement: “The Great Nickelodeon Show” revives the thrills of yesteryear with short films accompanied by piano virtuoso Frederick Hodges

March 26: Nickelodeon show, Mick Foley and more

Who’s in town Mick Foley, pro wrestler and best-selling author, shares hilarious…

Courtesy photoRetro excitement: “The Great Nickelodeon Show” revives the thrills of yesteryear with short films accompanied by piano virtuoso Frederick Hodges