March 30: Mamma Mia! and other SF events 

Something to read

A Life in Men

By Gina Frangello ($14.95)

Critics have called the Chicago writer’s novel, about an adventurous woman with cystic fibrosis who travels the world, sexy, ambitious, poetic and unsentimental. Frangello will appear in San Francisco at the Makeout Room on April 6 and Books Inc. on April 9.

Lend a hand

Golden Gate National Parks Volunteer Program: Volunteers are needed to help enhance native-plant habitats and create wildlife corridors in the Presidio of San Francisco. [10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 215 Lincoln Blvd. (at Graham Street), S.F., details at]

Get outside

Ballpark climb: The 2014 Stadium Stampede features a run and stair climb at AT&T Park, plus an outdoor celebration. It benefits Good Tidings Foundation. [8 a.m., 24 Willie Mays Plaza, S.F.; register:]

Flea market: Treasure Island Flea’s monthly market features vendors, food, and DIY workshops. Look for an “Easter Fleaster” theme and “golden-egg scavenger hunts.” [10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 1 Avenue of the Palms, Treasure Island]

Mission murals: Precita Eyes hosts “Mission Trail Mural Walks.” Tours feature dozens of murals in the Mission District’s Precita Park area. [11 and 1:30 p.m.; meet at Precita Eyes Mural Arts and Visitors Center, 2981 24th St., S.F.]

Whale watching: The Oceanic Society hosts naturalist-led whale-watch cruises, departing from the Peninsula. Gray-whale migration is the focus. [9 a.m., Pillar Point Yacht Harbor, Half Moon Bay;]


Swing dancing: Lindy in the Park presents its weekly swing-dance event. A beginner lesson and community dancing make up the session. [11 a.m. to 2 p.m., between de Young Museum and Music Concourse, Golden Gate Park, S.F.]


One-man band: That 1 Guy, aka one-man jazz and funk band Mike Silverman, performs at Brick & Mortar Music Hall. “Poseidon’s Deep Water Adventure Friends” is his new album. [9 p.m., 1710 Mission St., S.F.]


Abba musical: “Mamma Mia!” is back. A daughter’s quest to learn the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past into the picture in this play with Abba songs. [1 and 6:30 p.m., Orpheum Theatre, 1192 Market St., S.F.]


Shipyard project: Push Dance presents “The Point Shipyard Project,” a work exploring the effect of the Hunters Point shipyard development on local youth. [1 and 3 p.m.. Museum of the African Diaspora, 685 Mission St., S.F.]


Czech cinema: Czech That Film, a touring festival of cinema from the Czech Republic, presents ”Honeymoon,” a psychological drama. [4 p.m., Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., S.F.]


Hocus jokus: Comic magician Justin Willman brings his “Full of It” tour to San Francisco. [7:30 p.m., Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Ave., S.F.]


Starbelly: Chef Adam Timney’s brunch menu contains breakfast items, pizzas, sandwiches and salads. The chilaquiles, with housemade chorizo, corn chips, chile sauce, and cilantro, plus a house salad, are highlighted. Also recommended: challah French toast, with bananas, maple-walnut and mascarpone. [10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., 3583 16th St., S.F.; (415) 252-7500]

NCAA Tournament

Stanford vs. Penn State

1:30 p.m., ESPN2

Chiney Ogwumike will lead the Cardinal against Penn State in a Sweet 16 matchup at Maples Pavilion.

Other game

MLB: The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres play in the Sunday night season opener. [5 p.m., Petco Park, San Diego, ESPN]

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