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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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