Here's the Plan

vertical gardens!

Grow a pair.

Vertical Gardens
Glimpse the future with AIA SF’s latest exhibition of ecofriendly urban projects ranging from living roofs to food growing on walls.
Why: How green your garden grows.
When: Thru Apr. 30. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: AIA San Francisco Gallery, 130 Sutter St., ste. 600, at Montgomery St. (415-362-7397).

SF|noir Shrimp & Grits Taste-Off
What: Notable Bay Area chefs riff on the Southern staple at the opening night of this five-day food and wine extravaganza.
Why: Wash it down with two floors of wine.
When: Wed., 6-10 p.m.
Where: Museum of the African Diaspora, 685 Mission St., at 3rd St. (415-358-7200).

Noise Pop 2010 Kickoff
Hit a Fernet-Branca-hosted happy hour before BARTing to Oakland’s Fox Theater for the one-and-only Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band with Deerhoof.
Why: Fantastic Plastic.
When: Tues., Bender’s, 5-8 p.m.; Yoko Ono, doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m.
Where: Bender’s Bar, 806 S. Van Ness Ave., at 19th St. (415-824-1800); Fox Theater, 1807 Telegraph Ave., at 18th St., Oakland (510-302-2277).

Happy Hour at Smuggler’s Cove
Get $2 off every cocktail during opening hour every day. That’s right, every day.
Why: Yo, ho, ho, and a bottle of rum.
When: Daily, 5-6 p.m.
Where: 650 Gough St., at McAllister St. (415-869-1900).

Almuerzito Peruano at La Mar Cebicheria
Travel to Lima on your lunch hour with La Mar’s new five-dish sampler plate.
Why: Dessert is included.
When: Mon.-Fri., 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., noon-2:30 p.m.
Where: Pier 1½, at The Embarcadero (415-397-8880).

Photo:  Courtesy of AIA San Francisco Gallery

Museum of the African Diaspora
685 Mission St
@ 3rd St
San Francisco, CA 94105
Bender's Bar and Grille
806 S Van Ness Ave
@ 19th St
San Francisco, CA 94110
AIA San Francisco Gallery
130 Sutter St
@ Montgomery St
San Francisco, CA 94104
650 Gough St
@ McAllister St
San Francisco, CA 94102
1807 Telegraph Ave
bt 18th & 19th Sts
Oakland, CA 94612
Pier 1.5 The Embarcadero
@ Washington St
San Francisco, CA 94111