The de Young uncrated the first treasure from Paris’ Muse dOrsay this week in anticipation of their new exhibition, Birth of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Muse dOrsay which opens May 22. What was it? Just think about what’s happening this Sunday and you may figure it out. And a special tip about the exhibition: if you’re a de Young museum member, you can reserve your tickets online for free.
This Saturday we get our first taste of the festival season with a trifecta of family fun events. Stop by Argonne Elementary for their Mayfair, go crazy at the Richmond District Family Funfest in Golden Gate Park, or do the healthy thing at the Richmond Health Festival. Hitting all of those events in one day will shed calories and lower your blood pressure, guaranteed.
As if the festivals aren’t enough, you may also want to try your hand at lawn bowling. Even if just to feel that ultra smooth grass between your toes. As part of National Lawn Bowls Day, the SF Lawn Bowling Club will host an open house at their club in Golden Gate Park all day Saturday. Find out what a rink is, how to perfect your backhand, and how to avoid the embarrassment of a reverse bias. And please don’t pretend you knew what any of that meant.
In food news, new Vietnamese restaurant Quan Bac got rave reviews from the Examiner this week. Lofty words like “one of the culinary masterpieces of San Francisco” were used. Top recommendations included the Vietnamese crepe, chicken salad and barbecue chicken.
Finally, Happy Mother’s Day to all of you nurturers and caregivers. To honor you, Green Apple Books will feature poet-for-hire Silvi Alcivar this Sunday. Stop in, give her some direction, and she’ll churn out an original poem for or about your Mom, on the spot. On her vintage Royal typewriter, of course. Does it get any more San Francisco than this? Oh, and don’t go trying to take credit for Silvi’s poem when you give it to Mom!
Have a great weekend everyone!