7 awesome SF Bay Area things to do this weekend, April 13-15

Who knew you could stroll San Francisco's historic waterfront with Emperor Norton? The three-hour Fantastic San Francisco Time Machine Tour explores the city's history. (JackieBurrell/Bay Area News Group)

Wondering what to do this weekend? Here are seven fantastic ideas, from the always-irresistible Alvin Ailey dance company to Coachella bands performing right here at home — and even a royal shout-out. (No, no, not Harry and Meghan. We’re talking Emperor Norton!)

1 SEE: Romance on the live stage

The sad, wistful love story behind “The Bridges of Madison County” made it a blockbuster bestseller in the 1990s, but the stage version is even better, says our reviewer. It’s playing in Mountain View. Meanwhile, Center Repertory Company in Walnut Creek is reviving one of its most popular shows, “Shirley Valentine,” in which a bored Liverpool housewife finds love and rejuvenation in Greece.

2 EAT: KFC at a museum?

That big $90 million renovation at San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum has had a delicious consequence. And while the new restaurant is named Sunday at the Museum, it’s actually open every day. The name’s a nod to chef-creator Deuki Hong’s popular Korean fried chicken pop-up, Sunday Bird. Here’s a sneak peek at what’s on that menu.

3 WATCH: One of America’s best dance companies.

With its blend of sheer athleticism and emotional release, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is a thrill to behold, and it’s been coming to Berkeley to perform for 50 years now. The troupe is back this weekend.

4 PLAY: Tourist for a day
Who knew you could stroll San Francisco’s historic waterfront with Emperor Norton? (Bay Area News Group)

There’s a reason so many tourists flock to San Francisco. The city’s sensational. And while you may think you know its history and lore, Emperor Norton, the self-proclaimed 19th century Emperor of the United States, will soon set you straight on that score. You don’t have to be a tourist to take a walking tour …read more

Source:: The Mercury News – Lifestyle


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