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Friday, March 24

12th Annual Tower Chapel Tulip Exhibition: Opening Day | Oakland
Friday, March 24 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE
12th Annual Tower Chapel Tulip Exhibition: Opening Day | Oakland
2017 Human Rights Film Festival | SF
Friday, March 24 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | USF Presentation Theater
2017 Human Rights Film Festival | SF
Rotunda Dance Series: Nava Dance Collective | SF City Hall
Friday, March 24 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Rotunda Dance Series: Nava Dance Collective | SF City Hall

To kick off the 7th season of the Rotunda Dance Series, Nava Dance Collective will present Transcendence – Charkh e Falak (Turning of The Cosmos), a dance installation in honor of Nowruz (New Day), a celebration of the Spring equinox observed by peoples across the …

SF Rock ‘n Roll Half-Marathon Running Expo & Clinics | SF
Friday, March 24 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE
SF Rock 'n Roll Half-Marathon Running Expo & Clinics | SF
“The World to Come” A Collection of Short Stories | City Lights
Friday, March 24 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE

These ten stories ring with voices belonging to–among others–English Arctic explorers in one of history’s most nightmarish expeditions, a young contemporary American negotiating the shockingly underreported hazards of our crude-oil trains, eighteenth-century French balloonists inventing manned flight, and two mid-nineteenth-century housewives trying to forge a …

Access Happy Hour: Free Drag Show | SF
Friday, March 24 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oasis
Access Happy Hour: Free Drag Show | SF

What a better way to start your weekend off than with a free drag show. Come see local performers, have a drink, and be fabulous.
Although we can’t find the event on Facebook, the promoter submitted the event for March 24th.

Indie Funk Mini Concert: Mayya & The Revolutionary Hell Yeah | Amoeba SF
Friday, March 24 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Indie Funk Mini Concert: Mayya & The Revolutionary Hell Yeah | Amoeba SF

Amoeba SF welcomes local darlings Mayya & The Revolutionary Hell Yeah for a special live performance in celebration of their new release, Open Minds Open Minds.
Diminutive in stature, gargantuan in spirit, Mayya was born in Russia and grew up in the Tenderloin district of San …

Stenburg-Cahill Duo Mini Concert | The Presidio
Friday, March 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Presidio Officers' Club
Stenburg-Cahill Duo Mini Concert | The Presidio

Called “fiercely gifted” and “as tenacious and committed an advocate as any composer could dream of,” Sara Cahill has commissioned, premiered and recorded numerous compositions for solo piano.
Kate Stenberg’s violin playing has been described by as “highly virtuosic and deeply communicative…full of character and presence.” …

Battle of the Body Art 2017 | San Jose
Friday, March 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is free, but there is a $10 suggested donation.
| Local Color
Battle of the Body Art 2017 | San Jose

Join and watch over 18 amazing artists and 18 beautiful models battle it out for the best of Bay Area Body Painters on Friday, March 24, 2017.
Free, but an RSVP is requested with a $10 suggested donation.
They will have a DJ, vendors and amazing live body art. The runway …

As I Lay Laughing: Comedy & Snacks | Oakland
Friday, March 24 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations are appreciated.
As I Lay Laughing: Comedy & Snacks | Oakland

Please note, the time for this show and all following show are now at 8pm.
Lineup:

Tim Young
Michael Brandon
David Naimyar
Andrew Orolfo
From the writers of “Ellen” – The Jasons

Free snacks and drinks.

Amazing Probably: A Stand Up Comedy Album | PianoFight
Friday, March 24 – 9:15 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| PianoFight
Amazing Probably: A Stand Up Comedy Album | PianoFight

Let’s be honest here. You have no idea who Sid Singh is. Like honestly, he’s been on television, radio, and toured the world, but you specifically have never seen him in your life.
But thats ok. Sid is super funny and he’s been a stand up …

Saturday, March 25

Product Camp Silicon Valley 2017 | Santa Clara
Saturday, March 25 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE | Santa Clara University
Product Camp Silicon Valley 2017 | Santa Clara

ProductCamp is a free Unconference for Product Managers and Marketers. You will be given complete freedom in this conference. You decide the topics, lead the discussion or facilitate the panel you’ve always wanted, vote for the talks you want to hear and attend the sessions you want.

Solano County Family & Lifestyle Expo: Live Entertainment & Giveaways | Vallejo
Saturday, March 25 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.. Day of the expo at the door tickets will be $15.00.
| Dan Foley Cultural Center
Solano County Family & Lifestyle Expo: Live Entertainment & Giveaways | Vallejo

The Doula Bar is hosting a family and lifestyle expo to help, encourage, and allow families to express their uniqueness.
7 reasons why you should attend their Family+Lifestyle Expo:

Chat it up with our Doulas – You can chat with their wonderful doulas about any questions you may …

SF Rock ‘n Roll Half-Marathon Running Expo & Clinics | SF
Saturday, March 25 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE
SF Rock 'n Roll Half-Marathon Running Expo & Clinics | SF
Tax Aid: Free Professional Tax Help | SF
Saturday, March 25 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE
Tax Aid: Free Professional Tax Help | SF
“Rally HealthFest” Hosted by Comedian Kevin Hart | Justin Herman Plaza
Saturday, March 25 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Justin Herman Plaza

Join Rally Health and Rally Health Ambassadors actor/comedian Kevin Hart, star running back Melvin Gordon, and television personality Maria Menounos on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at an outdoor festival celebrating healthy living and featuring fun activities for the entire family.
Open to the public, the Rally …

2017 Prescott Circus & Youth Orchestra Showcase | Oakland
Saturday, March 25 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Oakland Technical High School, 4351 Broadway, Oakland, 94609
2017 Prescott Circus & Youth Orchestra Showcase | Oakland

The Prescott Circus Theatre presents its Spring Student Showcase featuring a cast of talented Oakland children with two upbeat and inspiring shows  at 11 am and 1:30 pm on Saturday, March 25, 2017.
Performances will feature the Prescott Circus Performance Company from PEsperanza, Korematsu Discovery Academy, Lafayette, Laurel, Manzanita Community, Manzanita …

Creative Family Fun: Create Retro Recycled Racecars | The Presidio
Saturday, March 25 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Presidio Officers' Club
Creative Family Fun: Create Retro Recycled Racecars | The Presidio

Start Your Engines. In May they are celebrating the many ways people travelled to and from the Presidio. Whether it was on Lincoln, Arguello, or Lombard, many people arrived at the Presidio by car. Come create your own car to drive through the Presidio.

Free Prom Dresses & Makeovers At The Library | South SF
Saturday, March 25 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | South San Francisco Main Library
Free Prom Dresses & Makeovers At The Library | South SF
Free Sneak Preview Movie: “The Boss Baby” | AMC Van Ness
Saturday, March 25 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP code required; arrive early as admission is not guaranteed.
| AMC Van Ness 14
Free Sneak Preview Movie:

Attend an exclusive free sneak preview advanced screening of “The Boss Baby,” a brand new animated comedy starring Alec Baldwin..
Free Film Screening: The Boss Baby
March 25, 2017 | 11:00 am
AMC Van Ness 14
RSVP code: xKZGj97642

Tickets available through https://www.gofobo.com/rsvp
Tickets are free, but subject to availability.
Depending on demand, passes …

USF Human Rights Film Festival: Final Day | SF
Saturday, March 25 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | USF Presentation Theater
USF Human Rights Film Festival: Final Day | SF
Spring 2017 Free Plant Exchange | Oakland
Saturday, March 25 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lakeshore Free Plant Exchange
Spring 2017 Free Plant Exchange | Oakland

Have plants you must prune or cull? How about trading your excess with others in your neighborhood? Take home new plants for your yard and have an instant new garden all for free at the Spring 2017 Free Plant Exchange happening on Saturday, March 25, 2017 in …

Free “Leah’s Pantry” Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, March 25 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Free

Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.
Monica Bhagwan has been Leah’s Pantry Program Manager since 2013. Monica, who is from New York City, has 17 years of experience as a professional cook and …

Spring Plant Exchange: Trade Plants, Tools, Supplies & Advice | Oakland
Saturday, March 25 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 4500 Lincoln Ave. Oakland, 94602
Spring Plant Exchange: Trade Plants, Tools, Supplies & Advice | Oakland

The Plant exchange is where plant lovers, gardeners and urban farmers come to trade plants, tools, supplies and advice – all for free.
Come trade for everything you need to transform your garden. Let the master gardeners of Alameda County offer advice and answer your questions. …

Watercolor Poetry: Create Poems With Waterclor | South SF
Saturday, March 25 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Grand Avenue Library, 306 Walnut, SSF, CA
Watercolor Poetry: Create Poems With Waterclor | South SF

Create poems with watercolors. Using photocopied pages, you will be selecting keywords and painting around them, leaving a masterfully colored page and unique poem.
Bring in your favorite books or find an interesting one in the library. Materials provided. This is a family program so parents …