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Mar 03, 2018 02:58PM ● By Cale Finta



Events, happenings, art, culture, and things to know about.



During the cool days of winter, San Francisco’s Magnificent Magnolias bloom in dramatic displays at the San Francisco Botanical Garden. Home to nearly 100 towering trees, many rare and historic, the massive pink and white fragrant flowers fill the air.

Wine & Wishes, an annual benefit for Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area, steps it up this year with a gourmet four-course dinner prepared by top chefs at the newly renovated City View at the Metreon. The event funds life-changing wishes for critically ill children. March 10,

Bay Area sculptor Ned Kahn opens the Bedford Gallery’s 2018 season with in a solo show, Seed Vortex, exploring the intersection of art and physics. At the center is Kahn’s enormous metal sculpture that shifts a sea of tiny mustard seeds in a constant, captivating spin. Through March 25,

Celebrate classical music and raise funds for California Symphony’s education and outreach programs at Spring for Symphony a benefit luncheon and fashion show. March 10, Crow Canyon Country Club,

From wolves to woodpeckers, the Lindsay Wildlife Conservation Icons speaker series brings to renowned thinkers, researchers, and leaders to Walnut Creek. Upcoming speakers include, March 10: Dr. Tim Bean, Humboldt State, Porcupines; March 19: Sam Labudde, Environmental Investigations Agency (EIA). For details, go to

Casanova: The Seduction of Europe explores eighteenth century Europe through the eyes of one of its most colorful characters, Giacomo Casanova (1725–1798). Renowned for his amorous pursuits, the paintings, sculpture, and period costumes bring visual wealth to his life. Through May 28, Legion of Honor, SF,

Back by popular demand, College Notes: An A Cappella Performance 
Celebrating Bright Minds & Voices
returns to the Lesher Center for two stunning nights of incredible talent by students from Berklee College of Music Pitch Slapped, Duke University Out of the Blue, UCLA ScatterTones, and Tufts University Beelzebubs. March 9-10,

For one week only, florists from San Francisco to Tokyo create masterpieces inspired by the works of art for the renowned Bouquets to Art show at the DeYoung Museum. The event helps to underwrite exhibitions, conservation projects, and education programs at the SF Fine Arts Museums. March 13-18, Golden Gate Park, SF,

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