April 5: Easter events, Hunky Jesus and more 

click to enlarge Giants catcher Buster Posey and pitcher Madison Bumgarner celebrate their World Series win -- or at least their bobbleheads do -- during a media open house at AT&T Park on Wednesday. - MIKE KOOZMIN/THE S.F. EXAMINER
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  • Giants catcher Buster Posey and pitcher Madison Bumgarner celebrate their World Series win -- or at least their bobbleheads do -- during a media open house at AT&T Park on Wednesday.

Something to read

Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage

By Barney Frank ($28)

The former U.S. representative, the only member of Congress to enter a same-sex marriage while in office, is appearing at the Nourse Theater on April 19.

Volunteer

Huckleberry Youth Programs: The nonprofit, which has been helping at-risks youths since the 1960s, needs volunteers to mentor teenagers. [3310 Geary Blvd., S.F.; (415) 668-2622, huckleberryyouth.org]

Brunch

Anzu: The Hotel Nikko's restaurant features smoked salmon, San Marzano tomato soup, honey-cured ham and more at its Easter brunch. [9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., 222 Mason St., S.F.; reservations required at (415) 394-1100]

Get outside

Morning run: The Easter Roller Coaster 5-kilometer race is an easy run along the edge of the Presidio. [9 a.m., Mountain Lake Park, 12th Avenue and Lake Street, S.F.; dserunners.com]

Yoga outside: Get some fresh air and free exercise at Dolores Park with yoga sessions taught by Community Kandalini Yoga instructors. [11 a.m., Dolores Park, 19th and Dolores streets, S.F.]

Hairy situation: Kids can create dolls using real Presidio grass for hair in honor of Earth Awareness Month. [11 a.m.-4 p.m., Officers' Club, 50 Moraga Ave., Presidio, S.F.; RSVP requested at presidio.gov].

Picnic at the Presidio: Enjoy games, music, free yoga classes, food trucks and more at the Presidio's Main Parade Ground. [11 a.m. to 4 p.m., between Graham Street and Keyes Avenue, Presidio, S.F.]

Holiday

Sunrise Service: Celebrate an Easter tradition at the 93rd annual Sunrise Service at the Mount Davidson Cross. The nondenominational service includes musical performances by Family Christian Fellowship and Lynne Miller of The House of Bagpipes. [7 a.m., 125 Dalewood Way, S.F.; mtdavidson.org/easter-sunrise-service]

Easter parade: Union Street's 24th annual Easter celebration features family activities, rides for kids, a petting zoo and a 2 p.m. parade. [10 a.m.-5 p.m., Union Street between Gough and Fillmore streets S.F.]

Honoring ancestors: The Ching Ming festival, which honors departed loved ones, includes music, lion dancers, and a traditional blessing from Buddhist and Taoist monks. [10 a.m.-2 p.m., Skylawn Memorial Park, Skyline Boulevard and state Highway 92, San Mateo]

Naughty Easter: Celebrate a very quirky Easter traditional with the Sisters of Indulgence at the annual 36th annual Hunky Jesus Contest. [3 p.m., Hellman Hollow, John F. Kennedy Drive near 26th Avenue, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Music

Hip-hop show: Seattle's Shabazz Palaces has won acclaim for its experimental hip-hop. [9 p.m., Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.]

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