Hi SFAppeal readers,

If you haven’t already heard, the spring tradition of “Bouquets to Art” is back at the de Young. It’s a unique exhibition where gorgeous, fresh flower arrangements are paired with pieces in the de Young’s collection. It only runs through this Saturday so don’s miss it. Here are pics from the opening night gala.

Across the concourse, the Academy of Sciences has their own fun happening. This summer, they’re launching a new “Penguins and Pajamas” overnight experience for kids age 6 and up (and their parents). Hang out with the rainforest birds, stargaze in style in the planetarium and sleep with the lions in African Hall. Who wants to lend me their kid for the night? 😉

In other kid news, our Lincoln Playground at Clement and 33rd Avenue finally reopened last week. This Friday is the official reopening ceremony, complete with Supervisor Eric Mar and activities for kids. So if your kids are looking for a change in play scenery, head out to the new and improved Lincoln Playground.

I tried Lou’s Cafe this week, a new eatery on Geary near 15th Avenue that serves up tasty sandwiches (Boar’s Head meats on toasted bread!), Illy coffee and free WiFi. It’s run by a mom and her two sons who are a welcome addition to the neighborhood.

In other food news, there was a strong show of support for Louis’ Diner last weekend. As you may recall, the owners have to put in a bid to continue their business after running the small diner, up the block from the Cliff House, for the last 73 years. A couple hundred people came out to swap stories, munch on hot dogs and It’s Its and sign the petition. This week, Supervisor Mar even proposed a resolution at the Board of Supes meeting that would put the board officially on record of supporting the Hontalas’ family’s lease extension.

And if you’re into documentaries about local history, don’t miss the return of “Remembering Playland” to the Balboa Theater this Friday. It will play for one week. Two thumbs up on this film from RichmondSFBlog.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Sarah B.
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