San Francisco Weekend Guide: March 31 – April 2

Sunshine, sunshine, you bright, warm, gorgeous thing. Spring is finally here, SF Guide-ers! After weeks of wet-dry and hot-cold weather, we FINALLY get a full roster of warm weather. This weekend is filled with action as our Golden State Warriors face off the Houston Rockets for the 2nd time this week, tonight, and the NCAA Final Four kicks off this Saturday! In case you’ve become too far gone into hermit mode hiding indoors from yester-week’s cold weather, this week’s edition of the San Francisco Weekend Guide will surely help you come out of hiding. Filled with outdoor shenanigans and indoor entertainment, from flower shows to film festivals, this guide caters to the adventurous and homebodies across the Bay Area. Whether you decide to stay in for some R&R or get out to frolic in the meadows of Golden Gate Park, we here at 49miles hope you have a great weekend!

Friday, March 31st

Photo: Disposable Film Festival, Facebook.
Photo: Disposable Film Festival, Facebook.

FILM→ Taking over the streets of SF this weekend is the 10th Annual Disposable Film Festival! Started in 2006 by Eric Slatkin and Carlton Evans, this festival showcases some of the best short films made by regular people using just your ordinary mobile devices and digital cameras, this event proves that you don’t need fancy equipment to share your story. With various events being hosted at venues like Churchill, PROXYSF, the SF Film Society Filmhouse, and the beautiful Mystic Hotel, this weekend will not disappoint. Visit their website and Facebook page for more details!
Disposable Film Festival | San Francisco, CA | Friday 5PM – 9:30PM, Saturday: 1PM – 4PM, Sunday: All Day |

MOVIE TIME→ Being shown at the Roxie Theater this weekend is one of the most critically acclaimed movies of the 21st Century, Donnie Darko. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, and Mary McDonnel, this movie tells the story of a troubled teenager, haunted by visions of a man in a rabbit suit who manipulates him into entering the world of crime after narrowly surviving a freak accident. Relive the action this weekend and head out to the Roxie!
Roxie Theater | 3117 16th Street, San Francisco, CA | March 31st – April 5th | Tickets: Roxie

Saturday, April 1st

BOTANICAL→ Head out to Golden Gate Park’s Botanical Garden for your chance to bring home some of the most beautiful, hard to find plants you’ll ever find. This monthly sale only takes place on selected Saturdays between March and November, so head out to the SF Botanical Garden for some fun in the sun!
“Spring Bloomers” Plant Sale | 1199 9th Avenue, San Francisco, CA | Saturday: 10AM – 1PM | Free Admission

Hello Kitty Cakes. Photo: Jirka Matousek, Flickr, Creative Commons.
Hello Kitty Cakes. Photo: Jirka Matousek, Flickr, Creative Commons.

HELLO KITTY→ Every Hello Kitty fanatic’s dream, this Saturday, the Hello Kitty Cafe Truck will be at the Stoneridge Shopping Center in Pleasanton dishing out adorable confectionery items from cakes to macarons. The truck will also be selling must-have Hello Kitty swag including T-shirts, mugs, and bow shaped water bottles. Items are available while supplies last, so be sure to arrive early!
Hello Kitty Café Truck | 1 Stoneridge Mall Rd., Pleasanton, CA | Saturday: All Day | Free Admission

Sunday, April 2nd

Past Macy's Flower Show Decorations. Photo: PunkToad, Flickr, Creative Commons.
Past Macy’s Flower Show Decorations. Photo: PunkToad, Flickr, Creative Commons.

CARNIVAL→ Make your way Downtown into Macy’s at Union Square this weekend for their Flower Show and enter their fantasy like display of vibrant floral scenes featuring hundreds of flowers and plants from around the world. With an array of events being hosted from cooking demos with Chef Lauren Kiino to floral arrangement workshops, Macy’s helping San Francisco ring in this Spring with style!
Macy’s Flower Show: Carnival | 170 O’Farrell St, San Francisco, CA | April 1st – April 9th: All Day | Free Admission

CULTURE→ Every first Sunday of the month, visitors are granted free entry into San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum. With 18,000 artworks spanning 6,000 years of history, the Asian Art Museum is one of the largest museums in the Western world exclusively dedicated to Asian art. Visit the Asian Art Museum this Sunday and prepare to be intrigue and inspired. Currently on display are beautiful exhibits featuring like tomb treasures from China’s Han Dynasty, Japanese ceramic sculptures, and much more!
Asian Art Museum | 200 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA | Sunday: 10AM – 5PM | Free Admission



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