Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg shocks world with shirt and tie 

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More than a hoodie:
Mark Zuckerberg shocked the world Wednesday when he wore something besides his trademark hoodie. The Facebook CEO actually put on a collared shirt, tie and jacket — while still donning tennis shoes — for a town hall meeting with President Barack Obama on Wednesday at the company headquarters in Palo Alto.


Jerusalem, Jerusalem

By James Carroll ($28)

Subtitled “How the Ancient City Ignited Our Modern World,” the book by the award-winning writer of “Constatine’s Sword” examines how the municipality is simultaneously holy and a hotbed of violence.

Lend a hand

San Francisco Food Bank:
Volunteers are needed to sort, inspect and repackage food. [9 to 11 a.m., 900 Pennsylvania Ave., S.F.; info/RSVP: www.onebrick.org]


Spring and Easter celebrations

Parade and festival:
Both elegant and wacky, the 2011 Spring Celebration and Easter Parade features music, food and a bonnet contest. The parade starts at 2 p.m. [10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Union Street between Gough and Fillmore streets, S.F.]

Eggs of Aquarius: Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence presents “Hare: Old Habits Dye Hard,” a wacky, hippie-style Easter event. [Noon to 4 p.m.; kids’ egg hunt from 11 a.m. to noon; Dolores Park, 18th and Dolores streets, S.F.]

Bunny business: “Big Bunny’s Spring Fling” returns to the San Francisco Zoo. Visitors can explore the world of rabbits. Activities include bunny-themed crafts and entertainment. [10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 1 Zoo Road, S.F.]

Local history

Panhandle tour:
The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition hosts its “Panhandle Bike Path” tour, a no-bike history walk focusing on the Panhandle and how it became a bike path. [12:30 p.m.; McKinley Monument, Fell and Baker streets, S.F.]


Bad seeds:
“Wicked Plants” at the Conservatory of Flowers is an exhibit featuring plant species that have killed people. Meet the castor bean and the strychnine tree, among others. [10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 100 JFK Drive, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]

Sports and recreation

The special promotional offer at the San Francisco Giants vs. Atlanta Braves game is a World Series replica trophy for the first arriving 20,000 fans. [1:05 p.m., AT&T Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza, S.F.]


Literary arts

Book sale:
Friends of the San Francisco Public Library’s 50th-anniversary book sale ends today. Remaining items are $1 or less. Proceeds benefit library education programs. [10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street, S.F.]


Humorist in town:
Best-selling author, satirist, wit and public-radio commentator David Sedaris makes a one-night-only appearance in San Francisco. [7 p.m., War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]


Folk-rock pair:
Two Gallants, a locally based folk-rock duo named after a James Joyce story, has added a Sunday show to its schedule. The Bottom of the Hill is the place. [9 p.m., 1233 17th St., S.F.]


Solo performers:
Solo Sundays presents its April showcase. Writer-performers Julia Jackson and Beth Lisick take the stage. [7 p.m., Stagewerx, 533 Sutter St., S.F.]


Fine Lines:
It’s the last day to catch Alonzo King’s Lines Ballet’s latest work, which explores the inner and outer space of the body. Music is by Mickey Hart. [5 p.m., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 700 Howard St., S.F.]


World cinema:
The 54th San Francisco International Film Festival continues. Among today’s films at the Sundance Kabuki are: “Silent Souls” (Russia) at 4:45 p.m., “At Ellen’s Age” (Germany) at 6:15 p.m. and “Asleep in the Sun” (Argentina) at 8:45 p.m. [Noon onward, multiple venues; www.sffs.org]


Chaya Brasserie:
Chef Yuko Kajino is serving a three-course prix-fixe Easter brunch ($32), which includes a complimentary glass of Champagne. Appetizer choices include spring-pea soup and Dungeness-crab cake. Main-course options include sushi sampler, French toast with fruit salad and green-peppercorn-crusted flat-iron steak and poached egg. Desserts include warm chocolate croissant bread pudding. [11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 132 Embarcadero, S.F.; (415) 777-8688]



Braves at Giants

1:05 p.m., Comcast SportsNet Bay Area

In a rematch of the last season’s NL Divisional Series, the Braves and Giants close out a three-game set at AT&T Park.


The Boston Celtics and New York Knicks square off in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference playoff series. [12:30 p.m., Madison Square Garden, New York, ABC (KGO, Ch. 7)]

Baseball: The A’s close out a series against the AL West rival Seattle Mariners. [1:10 p.m., Safeco Field, Seattle, Comcast SportsNet California]

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