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Easter Egg Spoon Race Castro Farmers Market, Noe and Market, SF. www.pcfma.com. 4-8pm, free. The Easter bunny might bring you some sugary sweets but only the Castro Farmers Market can offer carrot cash — and that only to those who show up in their best Easter outfit or bonnet today. Shop for yummy local veggies and try your hand at the egg spoon race. Winners will receive a special trophy and produce bag.
Radical Women gathering New Valencia Hall, 747 Polk, SF. www.radicalwomen.org. 7pm, free. Get informed on the fight to save public education at City College of San Francisco, learn about the Radical Women campaign, and enjoy a home cooked dinner for a $7.50 donation.
The Bold Italic’s Microhood Crawl Market and Sixth St., SF. Facebook: Meet a Microhood. 6-8pm, free. RSVP encouraged. For their second annual microhood party The Bold Italic and Yammer explore yet another cutesily titled city stretch. This time it’s “Mid-Riff,” as they’ve dubbed the area of Market Street between Sixth and Seventh Streets. Head over to munch on discounted eats, complimentary drinks, art openings, and live performances at the businesses in the area.
Feature Friday at Public Market Emeryville Public Market Emeryville, 5959 Shellmound, Emeryville. www.publicmarketemeryville.com. 6-8pm, free. Public Market’s ongoing Feature Fridays event will include toe-tapping music by Mike Sugar and the youthful Flim Flam. While you get your groove on you can also check out the work of this week’s featured artists Philip Ng and Luka Dziubyna or chow down at one of the 20 restaurants the market has to choose from.
The Gathering of the Juggalos book signing Gallery Carte Blanche, 973 Valencia, SF. www.gallerycarteblanche.com. 6-9pm, free. Portland based photographer David Cronin delves deep into the mysterious world of Juggalos in his new book — which he shot at the annual music festival The Gathering of the Juggalos. Cronin will be at Carte Blanche tonight to sign books and speak about his experience photographing this subculture.
“Hand to Mouth” Spoken word Rebound Bookstore, 1611 Fourth St., SF. www.everythingindicates.com. 4-6pm, free. Has the new Bay Bridge “Bay Lights” installation left you at a loss for words? This group of poets have no such problem. They’ve bound their thoughts up in a new book titled Everything Indicates and six of the 28 featured bards will be present tonight to read and share their impression of the light spectacle.
Lakeshore Plant Exchange 3811 Lakeshore, Oakl. plantexchange.wordpress.com. Noon-4pm, free. Bring gardening item for admission. Congregate with fellow green thumbs and exchange gardening goodies. Participants must bring plants or garden items such as: clay pots, decorative items, umbrellas tools, equipment, books on gardening, stepping stones, etc. All types of plants are welcome — from cuttings to full size.
“A Night of Utopian Gestures” YBCA, 701 Mission, SF. www.ybca.org. 7-10pm, free. To bring the YBCA’s current exhibit “Without Reality There Is No Utopia” to life, this evening will include a mix of artsy festivities. There will be multimedia installations on social movements, politics, information, and the power of media. Tonight will consist of performances by Israeli artist Dana Yaholomi and Michael Swaine — leader of performance research group Public Movement. Music by Snow Angels and Micropixies are also promised.
The Secret Life of Slugs and Snails San Francisco Botanical Garden 1199 Ninth Ave., SF. www.sfbg.org. 10:30am-noon, free with registration and RSVP. David George Gordon sheds some light on the fascinating lives of slugs and snails in his new book The Secret Life of Slugs and Snails: Life in the Very Slow Lane. Gordon will be discussing his new book this morning and sharing imparting some snippets of snail knowledge to attendees.
Hunky Jesus Contest Dolores Park. www.thesisters.org. 11am-4pm, free. There’s no Easter Sunday experience comparable to one spent in Dolores Park. Back for its 34th year The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence — a queer nonprofit organization — will be putting on an Easter egg hunt for the kiddies at 11am, the always entertaining Hunky Jesus contest in the afternoon, and other eye catching performances throughout the day. If you want to score some free food today come by the park on Saturday and help the sisters get the park sparkly clean.
Sister Spit tour kick-off reading San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin, SF. www.sfpl.org. 2pm, free. Started in the early 1990s as a place for queer women to share their words with the Bay Area, Sister Spit has now toured the world, opened up to queers and queer supporters of all stripes, and birthed a publishing imprint. Send off Michelle Tea, Ali Liebegott, Texta Queen, DavEnd, and more writers and artists on the latest iteration of their famous bus tours.
Marching Through History with Cesar Chavez J. Paul Leonard Library, Labor Archives and Research Center, 1630 Holloway, Room 460, SF. www.library.sfsu.edu. Through September 30. Opening reception: 5-7pm, free. This exhibit captures life in the fields and on the picket line for Cesar Chavez and the other members of the United Farm Workers. The show features images by official UFW photographer Cathy Murphy, whose intimate photos offer a human portrayal of this iconic hero. Light refreshments and a slide show presentation by Murphy will take place at tonight’s reception.
Bollywood performance at Macy’s Flower Show 170 O’Farrell , SF. 6pm, free. UC Berkeley’s Bollywood dance group Azaad will be at Macy’s tonight for a performance that brings a fresh spin to the dance style. The theme for this year’s show is “The Painted Garden,” which celebrates the rich jewel tones, gleaming golds, and spicy earth tones of South Asia. Special events will be happening at Macy’s until April 7. Check the website to participate in the flowery fun.