The Humane Event

taxidermied stuffed animals!

He was the world’s best stuffed monkey. Until wash number 1,348 — when he officially became world’s best permanently stained, thoroughly ripped, one-armed likeness of a monkey.

Pay tribute to his former greatness with a custom plush wall trophy from Paxton Gate’s Curiosities for Kids. (Yes, we admit they’re kind of creepy.)

Simply take the one-time vine swinger to the Mission outpost. There, an expert taxidermist will lovingly mount his goofy mug on a wall plaque. The new trophy should get pride of place — we suggest over the bed — to ward off scary nighttime visitors.

After all, he’s no softie.

Available at Paxton Gate’s Curiosities for Kids, 766 Valencia Street, between 18th and 19th Streets (415-252-9990 or

this week in san francisco!

Urbia Adventure League
’s Rocky Mountain Treasure Hunt
What: The second installment of this nature-in-the-city mailbox series takes fams on self-guided discovery tours of Corona Heights’s wild side.
Why: You’re hot on the trail.
When: The sun next peeks out.
Where: Subscribe online at

The Tale of Beauty and the Beast
An all-female cast takes the fairy-tale set on a spirited romp through the story of inner beauty’s triumph.
Why: Pretty is as pretty does.
When: Sat., 10:30 a.m. & 1 p.m.
Where: Florence Gould Theater, Legion of Honor, 34th Ave., at Clement St., Lincoln Park (415-750-3600).

Valentines Pop-Up Cards

What: An afternoon of pre-V-Day paper crafting for ages 6 and up, inspired by the animated art of Walt Disney.
Why: Get carded.
When: Sat., 1-3 p.m.
Where: The Walt Disney Family Museum, 104 Montgomery St., b/t Lincoln Blvd. & Sheridan Ave., in the Learning Center: Art Studio (415-345-6800).

Photo: Courtesy of Paxton Gate’s Curiosities for Kids

The Walt Disney Family Museum
104 Montgomery St
bt Lincoln Blvd & Sheridan Ave
San Francisco, CA 94129
824 Valencia St
bt 19th & 20th Sts
San Francisco, CA 94110
Legion of Honor
34th Ave
@ Clement St
San Francisco, CA 94121