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Wednesday, March 29

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 …

Thursday, March 30

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.

Friday, March 31

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 …

Saturday, April 1

Carnival Cupcake Workshop w/ Kara’s Cupcakes | Macy’s Flower Show
Saturday, April 1 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Carnival Cupcake Workshop w/ Kara's Cupcakes | Macy's Flower Show

Come and enjoy carnival-inspired cupcake decorating with Kara’s Cupcakes, as well as balloons, magic, face painting and games.

Create Spring Centerpieces with Freckled Floral | Macy’s Flower Show
Saturday, April 1 – 2:00 pm | Cost: $10*
*Tickets are $10; and come with a $10 Macy's gift card and all supplies needed to take home your very own centerpiece creation*
| Macy's Union square @ 170 O'Farrell St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Create Spring Centerpieces with Freckled Floral | Macy's Flower Show

Join in the Floral Studio on the 6th floor and design your own free-flowing carnival inspired arrangement of beautiful, bright spring blooms.
SOLD OUT Tickets are $10; and come with a $10 Macy’s gift card and all supplies needed to take home your very own centerpiece creation. One …

Tuesday, April 4

Herbal Bouquets & Eco Flowers Hands-On Class | Macy’s Flower Show Herbal Bouquets & Eco Flowers Hands-On Class | Macy's Flower Show

Join Carrie Brown, owner of the acclaimed Jimtown Store in Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley, and learn how to craft dried flower ornaments and incorporate them with foraged branches and herbs in a hand-tied bouquet to liven your home.
Tickets are $10 and receive a $10 Macy’s gift …

Hands-On Parasol Painting Class | Macy’s Flower Show
Tuesday, April 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $10
Hands-On Parasol Painting Class | Macy's Flower Show

Join Carrie Brown, owner of the acclaimed Jimtown Store in Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley, and learn how to paint your own carnival-inspired parasol.
Tickets are $10 and receive a $10 Macy’s gift card and take home your parasol. One per customer, while supplies last and time …

Thursday, April 6

Floral Demo w/ Florist Susie Nadler | Macy’s Flower Show
Thursday, April 6 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Floral Demo w/ Florist Susie Nadler | Macy's Flower Show

Susie Nadler is the lead floral designer at Flora Grubb Gardens, a nursery and garden oasis in the Bayview district of San Francisco. Inspired by colors, textures and forms of plants and flowers in their natural habitats, Susie is widely known for marrying locally grown …

Friday, April 7

“Taco Talks” Live w/ Julio Salgado | SFAC
Friday, April 7 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE

SFAC Galleries invites undocumented and queer artist Julio Salgado to host a live edition of Taco Talks. Produced by Culturestrike, Taco Talks is an online video platform where each episode features interviews with local activist artists about who they are, their art and processes, and …

Saturday, April 8

Cooking Demo w/ Chef Lauren Kiino | Macy’s Flower Show
Saturday, April 8 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Cooking Demo w/ Chef Lauren Kiino | Macy's Flower Show
DIY Paper Flower Workshop | Macy’s Flower Show
Saturday, April 8 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE
DIY Paper Flower Workshop | Macy's Flower Show

Learn how to make everlasting paper flowers to decorate your home or gathering.

Saturday, May 13

SFGMC’s Dragathon 2017: Sheroes vs. Villains | Oasis
Saturday, May 13 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oasis
SFGMC's Dragathon 2017: Sheroes vs. Villains | Oasis

Come see the culmination event of an amazing, super-powered crowdfunding campaign hosted by the SFGMC Divas, with all monies supporting the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus Financial Assistance Network – helping chorus members who can’t afford to participate the ability to do so.
On May 13th, …