SF's Amazing Springtime Wild Flowers
City Discoveries
SF's Amazing Springtime Wild Flowers
A wet winter brings glorious Spring wild flower blooms in Golden Gate Park
Macy's 2017 Flower Show
Fairs & Festivals
Macy's 2017 Flower Show
Nearly 3 weeks of carnival-themed blooms & events at Macy's | Through April 9th
1015 Folsom's Epic Prince Tribute Concert
Celebrations
1015 Folsom's Epic Prince Tribute Concert
The Purple Ones rock 1015 Folsom with epic free concert tribute | March 27

Wednesday, March 29

The Blanace of Power: Panel Discussion on Technology & Journalism | SF
Wednesday, March 29 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Space is limited.
| Parisoma
The Blanace of Power: Panel Discussion on Technology & Journalism | SF

Join Columbia University’s Tow Center for Digital Journalism on March 29, 2017 for an evening discussion on Journalism and Silicon Valley: The Balance of Power, examining the rapidly evolving relationship between journalism and technology.
Free, but an RSVP is required as space is limited.
Discussants include:  

Joaquin Alvarado, …

“Karma Cinema”: Pay-What-You-Wish Movie Night | The New Parkway

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
6:30 pm THE WARRIORS vs. THE SAN ANTONIO SPURS
6:45 pm: LION
8:00 pm: DRINK AND DRAW, free on the Mezzanine
9:20 pm: SPLIT
9:45 pm: YOU’RE KILLING ME, SUSANA

Sanctuary City: Immigration Stories & Challenges Panel Discussion | SF
Wednesday, March 29 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | LiUNA!, Local 261
Sanctuary City: Immigration Stories & Challenges Panel Discussion | SF

What does it mean to be a Sanctuary City? This panel will explore San Francisco’s commitment to building a diverse culture and providing a safe haven for undocumented and documented immigrants.
Panelists will discuss recent city-level decisions and their practical implications, as well as share immigration …

Prince 30th Anniv. Tribute Concert “Sign O’ The Times” | 1015 Folsom
Wednesday, March 29 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP (subject to capacity); Guaranteed admission is $20
| 1015 Folsom
Prince 30th Anniv. Tribute Concert

The Purple Ones will rock your mind with an insatiable tribute to Prince to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Sign O’ The Times with a free live show on March 29, 2017 at 1015 Folsom for a serious dose of unadulterated funk.
This funky 11-piece tribute …

Thursday, March 30

Outside Lands 2017: Eager Beaver Pre-Sale | Aug 11-13
Outside Lands 2017: Eager Beaver Pre-Sale | Aug 11-13

In case your summer plans were looking for an exclamation point, we have a few up our sleeve. Outside Lands is back taking over Golden Gate Park on August 11-13, 2017 to get the heart of San Francisco pumping.
There’s no official word on headliners yet, …

“The Mystic Experience” Disposable Film Festival Installation | SF
Thursday, March 30 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Mystic Hotel by Charlie Palmer

Disposable Film Festival is taking over of the gorgeous pre-1908 Mystic Hotel. Featuring DFF favorites from the past 10 years and a special Video Confession Booth installation.

SF Giants Pitcher Hunter Strickland Meet & Greet | Macy’s Flower Show
Thursday, March 30 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Macy's (Union Square)
SF Giants Pitcher Hunter Strickland Meet & Greet | Macy's Flower Show

Celebrate the start of baseball season by welcoming the San Francisco Giants pitcher Hunter Strickland. Stop by for a chance to meet Hunter, take a selfie – and of course – stock up on baseball gear for the season.
Plus, enter for your chance to win tickets …

Floral Art & Sculpture Demo | Macy’s Flower Show
Thursday, March 30 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Macy's (Union Square)
Floral Art & Sculpture Demo | Macy's Flower Show

Learn to build sculptural floral arrangements using materials gathered from nature. Local artist and designer Ezra Cattan will bring together driftwood, stone, moss, twigs and flowers for a unique take on floral arranging and the artistic process.
San Francisco-based artist and designer Ezra Cattan demonstrates a …

$5 Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours | Jack London Square
$5 Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours | Jack London Square

Tall ships are back in the Bay Area offering walk-on tours while docked in between their cruises. Check the Public Sail Schedule to see which ships will be docked at your nearest port. Dockside Tours Dockside tours are $5 (for donation). Schedules and ships are subject to change so always ...

Cooking Demo & Wine Tasting Pairing with Chef Mike Ward | Macy’s Flower Show
Thursday, March 30 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Macy's (Union Square)
Cooking Demo & Wine Tasting Pairing with Chef Mike Ward | Macy's Flower Show

Executive Chef Mike Ward offers up some full-bodied advice and backs it up with a fresh made dish complimented by classic Wente Vineyards vino. Sample the pair and raise your glass to a match made in foodie heaven.

Oakland A’s BART Takeover to AT&T Park | Coliseum
Oakland A's BART Takeover to AT&T Park | Coliseum

The Oakland Athletics will celebrate the start of their 50th season in Oakland by hosting a number of fan and community events, giveaways and special appearances during the Oakland A’s Spirit Week, Monday, March 27 – Friday, March 31, 2017. Plus you can trade in ...

Speak Cheesy: Free Grilled Cheese Sandwich & Beer Happy Hour | SF
Thursday, March 30 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Alite Designs Outpost
Speak Cheesy: Free Grilled Cheese Sandwich & Beer Happy Hour | SF

Start your weekend off right with a grilled cheese and a beer at the best outdoor gear shop around. The Alite Outpost is hosting its first Speak Cheesy Happy Hour which will include free grilled cheese sandwich’s and cold beers for you and your friends.
They will …

Filmmakers Happy Hour | KQED
Thursday, March 30 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | KQED
Filmmakers Happy Hour | KQED

Want to meet other local filmmakers? Join KQED at the San Francisco studios for a great opportunity to mingle with local filmmakers, learn about KQED resources and meet film festival programmers for a fun happy hour experience. Drinks and light appetizers provided.

Public Art Tour, Beer & Snacks | SF
Thursday, March 30 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| 199 Fremont St.
Public Art Tour, Beer & Snacks | SF

Holding the belief that art has the power to bring a sense of community to this dynamic downtown San Francisco area, Public Art Tour will have both online and IRL, or in-real-life, components to engage public audiences. There will also be a series of commissioned projects by …

Exploratorium After Dark: The Residents’ New Record Live Premiere | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: The Residents' New Record Live Premiere | Pier 15

Join them for a live premiere of The Residents new record, The Ghost of Hope. The album, an audio exploration of historic train wrecks, will be accompanied by The Residents live performance and a screening of “Rushing Like a Banshee” (2016, 2:22 min.), directed by …

Best of the Academy NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, March 30 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
| California Academy of Sciences
Best of the Academy NightLife | California Academy of Sciences

NightLife celebrates the best of the Academy with an evening of after hours science inside the greenest museum on the planet.

Enjoy nighttime dive shows in their Philippine Coral Reef tank, learn about Claude the albino alligator during a special Swamp Talk, then prepare to be …

Festival Season Fashion Kick Off: Runway Show & Flower Crowns | Macy’s Union Square
Thursday, March 30 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required
| Macy's (Union Square)
Festival Season Fashion Kick Off: Runway Show & Flower Crowns | Macy's Union Square

Come to a festival styling party at Macy’s. Get into the rhythm of festival season in these four easy steps:

Scope out the most ‘gram-worthy best-of-fest new looks from your favorite designers on the runway at their fashion show hosted by SF YouTuber Ally Chen of Fashion …

Product Den Haus Warming: Free Food & Drinks | SF
Thursday, March 30 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Product Den
Product Den Haus Warming: Free Food & Drinks | SF

Want to meet awesome people, play social games and get yo’ drink on? Join them on Thursday, March 30th at 7pm for the Product Den house warming party.
What to expect:

Meet local startup types, entrepreneurs, and all-around awesome people
Imbibe tasty beverages
Jump in on social games, play …

2017 Disposable Film Festival Opening Night | Castro Theater
Thursday, March 30 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 thru February 22 / $20 thru March 30.
| Castro Theater
2017 Disposable Film Festival Opening Night | Castro Theater

Come to the opening night of the 10th annual Disposable Film Fest featuring Competitive Shorts.
Get ready to watch the best online video made with personal screens on the silver screen. This event will be held at the iconic Castro Theater in San Francisco on March …

Friday, March 31

2017 Dry Garden Free Admission Day & Plant Sale | East Bay
Friday, March 31 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ruth Bancroft Garden
2017 Dry Garden Free Admission Day & Plant Sale | East Bay

The Ruth Bancroft Garden’s annual Spring Opening and Plant Sale is the Bay Area’s best source for drought tolerant plants, succulents, cacti, California natives, and other Mediterranean climate plants.
2017 Ruth Bancroft Garden Spring Opening and Plant Sale
Friday, March 31, 2017 | 10 am to 3 pm
Ruth …

Free Starbucks Coffee | March 24 – April 9
Free Starbucks Coffee | March 24 - April 9

During the Macy’s Flower Show, stop by Starbucks on Level 4 in Macy’s Union Square and show your Macy’s Flower Show brochure to receive a free tall drip coffee (one per customer, while supplies last). This promotion is subject to change or cancellation and is scheduled ...

SF’s “Open Streets” Experiment: Octavia Closes to Cars for 1 Week | Hayes Valley
Friday, March 31 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Octavia & Hayes
SF's

From Friday, March 31 to Friday, April 7, 2017 the SFMTA is closing off a small segment of northbound Octavia Street, from Linden to Hayes streets, for the Octavia Open Street events that will experiment with opening this block for people who want to walk ...

2017 Cesar Chavez Day Free Walking Tours | SF
Friday, March 31 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
2017 Cesar Chavez Day Free Walking Tours | SF

Got the day off? Take a guided walk around San Francisco and learn something new about the city you love on Cesar Chavez Day, a bank holiday in California.
2017 Cesar Chavez Day Walking Tours
Friday, March 31, 2017
All Over San Francisco
FREE but donations greatly appreciated
San Francisco City Guides Schedule

9:30 …

Dance Anywhere 2017: Simultaneous Global Dance-Off | SF
Friday, March 31 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
Dance Anywhere 2017: Simultaneous Global Dance-Off | SF

Dance Anywhere is an annual conceptual public art performance and an invitation for people to stop their routine and dance wherever they are.
Please note, Dance Anywhere is taking a break for 2017 and won’t be hosting an official event, but the spirit of the event …

Cesar Chavez Day: Free Radical Walking Tour | Castro & Mission
Friday, March 31 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| The Castro
Cesar Chavez Day: Free Radical Walking Tour | Castro & Mission

The funky leaders of walking tours in San Francisco will take you through the Castro and Mission districts to learn about the movements that shaped each neighborhood.
Join one of their local guides on a stroll through the stories of San Francisco’s past, present, and future …

2017 Magnolia Bloom: Last Blossoms of the Season | SF Botanical Garden
2017 Magnolia Bloom: Last Blossoms of the Season | SF Botanical Garden

One of San Francisco’s most breathtaking natural marvels, the annual bloom of nearly 100 rare and historic magnolias with trees reaching 80 feet, is at its peak from mid-January through March at the SF Botanical Garden. Velvety silver buds on the often bare branches of these elegant trees, ...

Revolutions Series: DJ Hotwire EDM Mini Concert | Amoeba SF
Friday, March 31 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
Revolutions Series: DJ Hotwire EDM Mini Concert | Amoeba SF

Experience an EDM dance extravaganza like never before with mixologist DJ Hotwire on Friday, March 31st at 5pm.
Born and raised here in San Francisco, Hotwire has spent many years perfecting his craft and is ready to hit the Amoeba stage for the first time.

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, March 31 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center

Nearly 30 food vendors in a huge circle with a full bar and bands in the middle? Now that’s a party; it’s also California’s largest weekly street food market.  Off the Grid is a weekly outdoor food truck bonanza staged every Friday from 5-10 pm at the historic waterfront campus of ...

The Art Critique Comedy Show | SF
Friday, March 31 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*$5 suggested donation gets you a ticket into the post-show auction/raffle.
| Clarion Music Center
The Art Critique Comedy Show | SF

Jeremy Talamantes (San Francisco International Comedy Competion) and Jordan Cerminara (Loony Bin Comedy Club) host comedians roasting thrift store art. An open gallery of the featured art will be on display before the show and a raffle/auction will be held after. $5 donation gets you …

Speakeasy Circus: Live Jazz & Aerial Performance | SF
Friday, March 31 – 7:30 pm | Cost: $20*
*$20 general admission / $10 for AcroSports students
| Acrosports
Speakeasy Circus: Live Jazz & Aerial Performance | SF

Dress to the nines, set your clocks to the year 1920, and come marvel at Speakeasy Circus: Fools’ Delight, their staff and adult student cabaret on March 31, 2017 and April 1, 2017.
Tickets are $20 general admission / $10 for AcroSports students
Enter the underground speakeasy with the …