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7 amazing Bay Area things to do this weekend, March 29-31


Whether you’re celebrating Easter, the arrival of spring or just another great Bay Area weekend, we’ve got a lot of cool things for you to do and delicious things to eat and drink. So let’s get to it, shall we?

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1: SEE & HEAR: Sleater-Kinney roars back

The great rock duo has a new album and two Bay Area shows this weekend. Here’s what guitarist/singer Carrie Brownstein has to say about the new music and tour.

2: COOK & DEVOUR: Chocolate heaven

Easter, which arrives on Sunday, is always better with chocolate. And these wonderfully decadent desserts will make a lasting impression.

RICHMOND, CALIFORNIA - April 16: Betty Reid Soskin, 100, was celebrated on her retirement as the nation's oldest active park ranger, Saturday, April 16, 2022, at Craneway Pavilion in Richmond, Calif. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group)
Eat Bay icon Betty Reid Soskin is the subject of a new musical opening this weekend. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group archives) 

3: SEE & HEAR: Icon inspires a musical

Betty Reid Soskin, the revered Bay Area park ranger and civil rights figure, is also a songwriter. And now her tunes have been fashioned into a musical about her life, art and activism.

4 SIP: Celebrate the Pliny

Russian River Brewery’s Pliny the Younger is one of the most revered IPAs on the planet. It’s only available two weeks a year, and we’re in the middle of 2024’s release right now. Here’s what you need to know about the beloved beer.

7 amazing Bay Area things to do this weekend, March 29-31
ODC Dance brings two programs with three world premieres to its Dance Downtown series through March 31 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco. (Robbie Sweeny/ODC Dance) 

5 SEE & HEAR: Great shows are all over

From ODC Dance to Bruce Springsteen to Yo-Yo Ma, there are a ton of great shows to see this week in the Bay Area.

6: WATCH: A bold new ‘Nell’

“Renegade Nell,” Disney+’s new 18th-century-set female-fronted adventure series, is utterly addicting. It tops out roundup of new series and movies you should know about.

7: COOK & EAT: Lucious lamb

This easy and delicious butterflied lamb dish would make a wonderful Easter dinner, or just a tasty way to welcome spring.

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