May 16, 2015

Chef's Gala

The United Way of Central Florida brings together 20 of the top chefs in town for one amazing culinary event at Epcot to benefit local charities. Enjoy champagne, a martini bar and silent auction before feasting on cuisine from the best chefs at Disney, Universal, downtown Orlando, Winter Park and more. Tickets from $275.

May 01, 2015

Taste of the North End

Three dozen North End restaurants, including Mamma Maria, Neptune Oyster, Bricco, Taranta and Artu, serve up samples from their kitchens during this annual neighborhood tasting event. 7 pm-11 pm. Tickets: $79-99. DCR Steriti Memorial Ice Rink, 561 Commerical St., 617.643.8105, www.tasteofthenorthend.org

Mar 14 - Jul 19, 2015

“High Style” at the Legion of Honor

This is an exclusive presentation from the Brooklyn Museum’s costume collection, featuring gowns, accessories and other looks by the most influential designers of the last century. 100 34th Ave., 415.750.3600, legionofhonor.famsf.org

May 09 - Jun 13, 2015

Weinstein Gallery presents “Kurt Seligmann: First Message From the Spirit World of the Object”

The first major American retrospective of the surrealist artist in 55 years features over 50 paintings spanning all four decades of the artist’s career. A webcast symposium and book release exploring the importance of Seligmann coincides with the exhibition. 444 Clementina St., 415.362.8151, weinstein.com

May 08 - Oct 11, 2015

“Portraits and Other Likenesses from SFMOMA” at MoAD

This exhibit features more than 50 artworks from the 1930s to present day and examines the evolution of portraiture. 685 Mission St., 415.358.7200, moadsf.org

May 01-03, 2015

stARTup Fair SF

This contemporary art fair at Hotel Del Sol brings together works in a variety of mediums by underrepresented artists from around the country. startupartfair.com

May 23-24, 2015

Carnaval

Now in its 37th year, this Brazil-inspired festival and parade brings samba, salsa, soca, cumbia and more to the streets of the Mission District. This year’s theme is “Agua Sagrada,” meaning sacred water in English. carnavalsanfrancisco.org

May 17, 2015

Bay to Breakers

A San Francisco tradition since 1912, this is the oldest consecutively run annual footrace in the world. The whole city comes out for this event, from the serious runner to the costumed reveler. zapposbaytobreakers.com

Apr 01 - Sep 01, 2015

“WILD Flowers” at SF Botanical Garden

Many of the remarkable and rare plants found at this 55-acre garden come into bloom this spring. The Botanical Garden (celebrating its 75th anniversary) offers free docent-led tours, and the annual plant sale on May 2 includes classes and activities for families and adults. sfbotanicalgarden.org

May 29-31, 2015

BottleRock Napa Valley

This three-day music, food, wine and brew festival features Robert Plant, Imagine Dragons, No Doubt, Passion Pit and Snoop Dogg, just to name a few. Napa Valley Expo, 575 3rd St., 707.253.4900, bottlerocknapavalley.com

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