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This Week’s Events for the 5 Senses

Wondering what to do for fun this week?  Feeling a little dead inside?  Wake yourself up with an event for each of the 5 senses!

The Tablehopper

The Tablehopper!

TASTE: Marcia Gagliardi, who writes 'œThe Tablehopper,' a weekly SF dining newsletter, will be at Omnivore discussing her book The Tablehopper’s Guide to Dining and Drinking in San Francisco: Find the Right Spot for Every Occasion. 'œMarcia bases her recommendations on the reason you’re going out, who you’re dining with, and how much money you have to burn.'  Let’s ask her where to eat if you have $5 and see how broke-ass-friendly she is.

Marcia Gagliardi of 'œThe Tablehopper'
Wednesday March 24th, 6pm
Omnivore Books
3885 Cesar Chavez St. at Church
FREE

SCARY. Via pulp-it.com.

SMELL: The smell category is always a bit of a stretch.  This time, it’s the smell of fear, because what is scarier than a clown?  I don’t actually find then that scary myself, but television/movies seem to tell me that it’s a common (or maybe just cliché) phobia.  The SF Circus Center’s class of 2010 is putting on a music, mime, and circus show and apparently the event 'œmay not be suitable for younger people.' Well, a clown doing sexually inappropriate things might actually be a little scary.

A Hodgepodge of Circus Artistry
Friday, March 26th, 7pm
The San Francisco Circus Center
755 Frederick St.
Sliding scale/pay what you can

SEE: Walking around San Francisco is a feast for the eyes because of all the madness happening in public spaces, but that may soon be over.  Apparently, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors is voting on a law aimed at making sitting/lying on the sidewalk illegal.  Otherwise known as fascism.  So on Saturday, head out onto the sidewalk and take a stand by celebrating in public spaces'”check out the Sidewalks are for People Facebook invitation for more information.  There will be a celebration at the end of the day at Market/Castro Plaza.

Saturday, March 27th, 10am-5pm
Sidewalks are for People!
A San Francisco sidewalk near you
FREE

Time to plant a summer crop!

TOUCH: The weather has been out-of-this-world amazing lately.  I mean, like global warming amazing, so it’s time to get your hands in some dirt and plant a summer crop!  I wrote about Lakeshore’s Fall plant exchange last October, and thanks to my brilliant post, 300 people showed up and exchanged over 1,500 plants.  Ah, delusions of grandeur.  If you want to get a bunch of FREE starters for your summer crop, this is the place to do it.

Lakeshore Neighborhood Plant Exchange
Saturday, March 27th, 12pm-4pm
3811 Lakeshore Ave. [Oakland]
FREE

HEAR: Here are my picks for shows to go to this week.  They’re not free, but occasionally you have to cough up some dough to support touring musicians, a lot of whom are probably more broke-ass than you. Plus maybe you haven’t heard of some of these folks, and I personally love when I’m introduced to a band I didn’t even know I liked.

March 24: Sean Hayes & Kacey Johansing @ New Parish
March 25: Dusin O’Halloran/Hauschka @ Swedish American
March 26: The Low Anthem @ Great American Music Hall
March 29: 'œChasing the Moon' premiere @ Caretaker’s House
March 30: The Morning Benders @ the Independent

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