Golden Gate Park is constantly providing the city with many free opportunities to explore worldwide cultures, music, and nature. This weekend, we celebrate Egyptian royalty, as well as offer you a chance to stock your bookshelves, as well as your garden.

Saying Goodbye to King Tut

The infamous King Tut exhibit at the de Young Museum will soon come to an end and it’s time to say farewell in style. Friday Nights at deYoung will present an Egyptian extravaganza on March 26 from 5pm to 8:45pm. One of the highlights of this event is a costume contest. Come dressed in your finest, creative Egyptian attire to take home a prize.

Join Corinne Okada Takara in Wilsey Court for a special Egyptian-inspired art project that’s fun for adults and children alike, where you’ll design a theatrical Egyptian headdress using gold foil and beads as embellishments. Kim Erickson will also show you how to make Egyptian-like jewelry using recycled materials. A dance party with DJ Neon Bunny helps cap off the evening.

Flowers and Books Galore

Golden Gate Park will also host a three-day plant and book sale at the County Building from March 26 through 28. Browse stacks of classics and modern favorites – some of which offer advice on how to start a garden and take care of flowering perennials. The plant sale is the perfect place to find a rare addition to your garden. This event is a combined effort brought to you by the San Francisco Botanical Garden Society and Friends of the Public Library.

Hours for plant and book sale:

• Friday (4pm –8pm)
• Saturday (10am-6pm)
• Sunday (10am-4pm)