We have all kinds of ideas for how to have fun — rain or shine — this weekend, from great concerts and dance recitals to an awww-inducing Marin day trip and a new take on a St. Patrick’s Day staple. So let’s get to it, shall we?
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1 SEE & HEAR: Great concerts and shows are all over
There’s always a lot going on in the Bay Area, but this weekend seems especially promising. From the famous S.F. Girls Chorus to all-world pianist Jon Nakamatsu to the Dance Theatre of Harlem, here’s a partial rundown of your options.
Farm owner Tamara Hicks holds a 3-day old lamb at Tomales Farmstead Creamery & Toluma Farms in Tomales. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)
2 PLAY: A creamy Marin day trip
This weekend seems like the perfect occasion to head to Marin County and have a blast at … a dairy farm? Yes, if it’s this dairy farm. And, warning, cuddling with baby lambs is on the itinerary.
3 EAT: Masterful Mexican fare
If you find yourself with a hankering for world-class burritos or carnitas, we feel your pangs. So we dug into our 50 best Bay Area restaurants to come up with five terrific Mexican eateries, Maybe we’ll see you at one of them.
4 WATCH: A classic creep-out thriller
Sometimes, you just want a show that’s going to glue you to the edge of your sofa. “Swarm” is like that; it tops our list of new movies and series you should know about.
5 COOK & EAT: A St. Pat’s Day staple
Friday is St. Patrick’s Day. We figure you know where you can find beer, but do you have a kick-butt recipe for a supremely satisfying shepherd’s pie?
Members of New Ballet rehearse for the Fast Forward program, which comes to the Hammer Theatre in San Jose March 18. (Shae Hammond/Bay Area News Group)
6 SEE: New works from a New Ballet
San Jose’s talented New Ballet is back with its annual Fast Forward performance full of bold new works. Read all about it here.
7 EAT: A salad with oomph
This isn’t a breezy summer salad (not that there’s anything wrong with those). With its foundation of arugula and roasted carrots, this easy and delicious salad is in perfect sync with our pre-spring weather.
Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment