It's gorgeous out! And it's going to stay that way most of the week. So try to get out there and enjoy it, however you prefer to do that (urban hike! deck party! beer garden! park!), or consider any of the below for occupying your non-working hours.
TUESDAY, MARCH 28
YOSEMITE DOCUMENTARY SCREENING: KQED is hosting a free preview screening of the new PBS Nature series documentary about Yosemite National Park, co-hosted by the Presidio Trust and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. As of this writing there's just a handful of spots left for the free event, so register here, and note they'll be serving a special happy hour menu next door at Arguello.
Presidio Officers' Club, Moraga Room, 50 Moraga Avenue, 6 p.m., free
BEER BENEFIT FOR WOMEN ENGINEERS: Women Who Code is doing a Pints For a Cause event at the Hotel Utah this evening, featuring "live music from Women Who Code engineer and digital violinist (+ TED speaker!) Kaitlyn Hova and blues funkadelic rock from, Blue Lotus." Proceeds from pints of Ninkasi's Believer Double Red Ale will go to benefit Women Who Code, so you can feel even better about getting drunk.
Hotel Utah, 500 4th Street, 7 p.m., free with registration
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29
IBSEN ADAPTATION: Henrik Ibsen's famous play A Doll's House, all about gender dynamics in late 19th Century Norway, was adapted by filmmaker Ingmar Bergman in the early 1980s as a play called Nora, which recently had a revival at New York's Cherry Lane Theater. Now it's being done by Berkeley's Shotgun Players, kicking off their new season, directed by Beth Wilmurt, and it's already gotten solid reviews.
Shotgun Players, 1901 Ashby Avenue, 7 p.m., $25
THURSDAY, MARCH 30
KINKY ARMORY TOUR: Kink.com recently shot their last porn production in their SF headquarters at the Armory, and while they're maintaining offices there, your chances to see the vast dungeon complex they used for years for various shoots and web streams may run out eventually, depending on how the space evolves the drill court upstairs is becoming, as you may have heard, a full-time event and concert venue. All the sexy stuff is still down there, though, and you can check out one of the nightly tours this week.
SF Armory, 1800 Mission Street at 14th, 6 p.m., $30
CORAL REEF DIVE PLUS BOURBON TASTING: This week's NightLife event at the Academy of Sciences will feature a live dive and talk in which one of the museum's experts dives into the Philippine Coral Reef tank and talks while underwater as well as talks and bourbon tastings with Kentucky bourbon expert, Megan Breier. Also, there's dancing in the piazza, and a science-inspired trivia game.
California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive, 6 p.m., $15, tickets here (bourbon tasting is extra)
FRIDAY, MARCH 31
MATISSE/DIEBENKORN LUNCH TOUR: Bay Area artist Richard Diebenkorn was profoundly influenced by Henri Matisse, who was painting a half century before him, on another continent. SFMOMA's latest painting show explores the affinity between the two artists' work, and this interactive afternoon tour is a great excuse to pop out of work and get your culture in on a lunch break.
SFMOMA, 4th Floor, 1:30 p.m., free with admission
LATE NIGHT COMEDY PARTY: Night Moves at PianoFight is "a show and an after party all wrapped up into one," according to organizers Josef Anolin and Andrew Holmgren. There's a standup showcase, but it's also a raucous affair that starts at midnight, and if you get there early you can grab food and drinks in the attached bar/restaurant.
144 Taylor Street near Turk, 11:59 p.m., free with registration
SATURDAY, APRIL 1
WOOD INLAY MAP-MAKING CLASS: Learn the art of fine wood marquetry and take home a custom piece of wall art depicting your hometown, or any place of your choosing. This class is specifically for couples and could make for a fun date/kickoff to a day of boozier pursuits. You'll arrive in the Bayview studio of Woodcut Maps, get help laying out, cutting, and inlaying your map. Then after it's all sanded and finished, you can kick back with some beer or wine and share the story behind the location you chose. If nothing else, it's a way to bring home some cool art for much cheaper than it would normally be ($80).
Woodcut Maps, location TBA upon booking, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., $160 per couple
HARD FRENCH SEASON OPENER: This weekend's season opener of seven-year-old, queer-friendly, retro-vinyl dance party Hard French is going to be the first of three "finales" at El Rio, with June being the final-final party they're throwing at the space. It's unclear if the party is going to end its monthly run or begin again in a different venue, perhaps where there won't be an insane line down the block every time? Hard French resident DJs Brown Amy and Carnita will be joined by Honey Soundsystem's Josh Cheon, and given the pent-up longing for the return of this popular party, and the predicted sunny weather on Saturday, I'd suggest just getting in line now.
El Rio, 3158 Mission Street, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., $12
GREASE 2 SCREENING WITH DRAG PRE-SHOW: Originally scheduled during SF Sketchfest, this event featuring the great Peaches Christ will include "Peaches and her drag queen posse [taking] the Pink Lady Pledge in a pre-show performance tribute before they are joined onstage by the film's heartthrob star Maxwell Caulfield (Michael), live and in person."
Castro Theatre, 429 Castro Street, 7:30 p.m., $25, tickets here
SUNDAY, APRIL 2
BONSAI DEMONSTRATION: Over at the Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park this weekend you can check out a live educational program put on by the Bonsai Society of San Francisco, which will include demonstrations of repotting, tree wiring, and styling of bonsai trees. Afterwards, you can wander the garden and check out the cherry blossoms now in full boom.
Japanese Tea Garden, 75 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, demos at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., free
COMEDY AND ARCADE GAMES: Hella Funny Sundays at the Inner Richmond's Neck of the Woods features a free comedy show after which you can chill and play some games like Jenga, Ms. Pacman, electronic basketball, Skee Ball, and more.
Neck of the Woods, 406 Clement Street, 7 p.m., free