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Thursday, March 5

Night at the Jewseum: Purim Celebration & Rocky Horror Picture Show | SF
Thursday, March 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Museum admission is $5 after 5 pm.
| Contemporary Jewish Museum
Night at the Jewseum: Purim Celebration & Rocky Horror Picture Show | SF

Don your mask and pull up those fishnets for a Purim celebration like no other, featuring a special screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, live music, poets, specialty cocktails, crafts, learning, and more from 6-10 pm on March 5, 2015.
The celebration is free, but …

2015 “Jazz Search West” First Competition | Oakland
2015

Jazz Search West 2015, the Bay Area’s Jazz talent search for adults and teens 15 and up, will offer four competitions, a Semi-Final and Grand Finale at Jazz venues in San Francisco and Oakland during March and April. At the end of each competition (free to ...

2015 Signal Flow Experimental Music Festival: Opening Day | Mills College
Thursday, March 5 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mills College, Littlefield Hall
2015 Signal Flow Experimental Music Festival: Opening Day | Mills College

Signal Flow, the annual festival of new works by Mills graduate students, is an opportunity to see the future of music and sound in the making. Since the 1930s, the Mills College Music Department has been an incubator of many historic firsts in the field. ...

$7.50 Tix: Mike E. Winfield Comedy Night (Letterman, Showtime) | Cobb’s
$7.50 Tix: Mike E. Winfield Comedy Night (Letterman, Showtime) | Cobb's

Strikingly brilliant comedian Mike E. has not slowed down since his debut on The Late Show W/ David Letterman and most recently winning a reoccurring role on NBC’s The Office.
Whether it’s hardships or love, you’re gonna get it served honestly from this charismatic Baltimore …

Friday, March 6

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Parkside & Sunset Residents
Friday, March 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Parkside & Sunset Residents

Each San Francisco neighborhood (defined by zipcode) can visit the California Academy of Sciences for free over a three-day weekend (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) in the spring and fall of each year. So that means as long as you have a driver’s license or other proof ...

Official 2015 St. Patrick’s Kick-Off Irish Flag Raising | SF City Hall
Friday, March 6 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
Official 2015 St. Patrick's Kick-Off Irish Flag Raising | SF City Hall

Be there for the official kick-off of Irish activities in San Francisco at the annual raising of the Irish flag over City Hall on March 6, 2015.
The flag raising will be presided over by Mayor Ed Lee and the United Irish Societies of San Francisco. It …

Final Day: 2015 SF Middle School Science Fair | Randall Museum
Friday, March 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Randall Museum
Final Day: 2015 SF Middle School Science Fair | Randall Museum

The Randall Museum once again hosts the 33rd Annual San Francisco Middle School Science Fair; the projects will be on view for the public from 10 am to 5 pm from February 23 through March 6, 2015. All public and private middle schools (grades 6 to ...

Transportation History Geek-Out Bike Ride | Golden Gate Park
Transportation History Geek-Out Bike Ride | Golden Gate Park

Join SF Bicycle Coalition co-founder, Joel Pomerantz, for a bike ride around Golden Gate Park to see the history of Transportation in San Francisco unfold from 10 am to 1 pm on Friday, March 6, 2015.
Free, but an RSVP is required. There is typically a hat …

2015 Holi Festival: Colorful Powder Fun, Music & Food Trucks | East Bay
Friday, March 6 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bishop Ranch 2
2015 Holi Festival: Colorful Powder Fun, Music & Food Trucks | East Bay

The colorful, ancient spring festival of Holi will once again be celebrated at Bishop Ranch in San Ramon, so get ready to get messy and have a lot of fun at this free gathering.
2015 Holi Celebration
Friday, March 6, 2015 | 5-7 pm
2680 Bishop Drive, San Ramon
FREE
Holi …

2015 Grand Opening: “Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, March 6 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
| Fort Mason Center
2015 Grand Opening:

Over 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 ...

National Day of Unplugging 2015 | No Tech Day
Friday, March 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
National Day of Unplugging 2015 | No Tech Day

People across the nation (and world) will recharge themselves by not using computers, cell phones, or any technology for 24 hours, sundown to sundown, March 6 to March 7, 2015.
So take some time to talk to people the old fashioned way (without your face buried in …

Tri-Holi-Thon: Holi Fire Ceremony | South Bay
Friday, March 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Shreemaya Krishnadham
Tri-Holi-Thon: Holi Fire Ceremony | South Bay

You’re invited to a three-day Holi Celebration put together by the Bay Area Youth Vaishnav Parivar in Milpitas. Festivities include a Holi fire, traditional color powder, music and performances, plus some surprises. 2015 Holi Celebrations March 6-8, 2015 Shreemaya Krishnadham, 25 Corning Ave., Milpitas FREE, but ...

“Unplug SF” 2015 Fun Festival: No Cell Phones Allowed | North Beach
Friday, March 6 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5 Off*
*$17 with promo code: FUNCHEAP. Regular cost: $22
| Broadway Studios

Ready to kick off your National Day of Unplugging? Meet in San Francisco for UnplugSF – an unplugged evening of “Device Free Drinks” sponsored by Digital Detox, Camp Grounded and Reboot.
Unplug SF 2015
Friday, March 6, 2015 | 7:00 pm to 12:30 am
Broadway Studios | 435 Broadway …

2015 Slam Poetry Competition & Reception | Mill Valley
Friday, March 6 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is highly recommended
| Mill Valley Public Library
2015 Slam Poetry Competition & Reception | Mill Valley

These students’ rhymes may blow your mind. Chinaka Hodge returns to emcee this slam poetry competition on Friday, March 6, 2015.
Free, but an RSVP is highly recommended.
Judges will score high school poets as they perform their original work, dazzling the judges and forever changing the audience’s …

2015 Signal Flow Experimental Music Festival | Mills College
Friday, March 6 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mills College, Littlefield Hall
2015 Signal Flow Experimental Music Festival | Mills College

Signal Flow, the annual festival of new works by Mills graduate students, is an opportunity to see the future of music and sound in the making. Since the 1930s, the Mills College Music Department has been an incubator of many historic firsts in the field. ...

Saturday, March 7

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Parkside & Sunset Residents
Saturday, March 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Parkside & Sunset Residents

Each San Francisco neighborhood (defined by zipcode) can visit the California Academy of Sciences for free over a three-day weekend (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) in the spring and fall of each year. So that means as long as you have a driver’s license or other proof ...

2015 Chinatown Street Fair: Saturday | SF
Saturday, March 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Portsmouth Square
2015 Chinatown Street Fair: Saturday | SF

Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Chinatown. The Chinatown Community Street Fair takes place the weekend of the Chinese New Year Parade and is an opportunity to experience Chinese cultural arts such as lantern and kite making, calligraphy, fine arts demonstrations, folk dance, ...

56th White Elephant Sale: 96,000 Sq Ft Rummage Sale | Oakland
Saturday, March 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission and free shuttle bus from Fruitvale BART.
| White Elephant Sale Warehouse
56th White Elephant Sale: 96,000 Sq Ft Rummage Sale | Oakland

The White Elephant Sale has been taking one person’s trash and recycling it into someone else’s treasure for more than 50 years and the giant rummage sale is back. 56th Annual White Elephant Sale Sat-Sun, March 7-8, 2015 | 10 am to 4 pm White ...

Tax Aid: Free Professional Tax Help | SF
Saturday, March 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Tax Aid: Free Professional Tax Help | SF

It’s still early in the tax season, but if you file early, not only will the IRS love you and send you flowers (not really), but you’ll get your refund early. The amazing volunteers of Tax Aid will help you file your tax return, so ...

35th Annual Soul Food Festival & Block Party | SF
Saturday, March 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Davis Senior Center
35th Annual Soul Food Festival & Block Party | SF

As Bayview Hunters Point’s longest-running annual event, the Black Cuisine Festival, was created to highlight culinary talents passed through generations. Black Cuisine shares delectable food rooted in African American tradition bringing people together for a little taste of soul.

2015 Black Cuisine Festival
Saturday, March 7, 2015 …

Chinese Historical Society Pre-Parade Mini Festival | SF
Saturday, March 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Chinese Historical Society
Chinese Historical Society Pre-Parade Mini Festival | SF

Going to San Francisco’s Chinese New Year Parade? Head to the Chinese Historical Society before the parade for a full day of programs including live music, gallery tours, new exhibits, a dragon dance performance, and more to welcome in the Year of the Ram.
Chinese Historical Society Lunar Year …

2015 Chinese Spring Festival: Saturday | Chinatown
Saturday, March 7 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Chinese Culture Center
2015 Chinese Spring Festival: Saturday | Chinatown

The Chinese Cultural Center hosts their annual Spring Festival to help celebrate The Year of the Sheep on from 11:30 am to 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday, March 7-8, 2015. The festival features exhibitions, crafts, demonstrations, Chinese dance performances, martial arts, and  they will also ...

2015 Irish-American Festival: Music & Dance | SF
Saturday, March 7 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
2015 Irish-American Festival: Music & Dance | SF

Crossroads welcomes the talented Autumn Rhodes and Darcy Noonan and the high-stepping Brosnan School of Irish Dance to the Children’s Hour, a perennial Festival favorite.
Since 2010, Autumn Rhodes and Darcy Noonan have been bringing traditional Irish music with a novel twist to the Bay Area and beyond. From the high-energy driving …

2015 Lower Haight Spring Art Walk | SF
Saturday, March 7 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lower Haight
2015 Lower Haight Spring Art Walk | SF

The Lower Haight Art Walk returns for spring with 50 different businesses participating with deals, discounts, music, art, food and more.
The Lower Haight Spring Art Walk
Saturday, March 7, 2015 | 5-9 pm
Haight Street, btwn Scott and Webster, SF
FREE
2015 Spring Art Walk Special Events:

Two Jack’s Nik’s Place: Storm Brew …

2015 Chinese New Year Parade: Floats, Acrobatics & Firecrackers | SF
Saturday, March 7 – 5:15 pm | Cost: FREE | Chinatown
2015 Chinese New Year Parade: Floats, Acrobatics & Firecrackers | SF

Named one of the world’s top ten parades, the Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco is the largest celebration of its kind outside of Asia.
Typically over 100 groups will participate in the parade and many of the floats and specialty groups will be featuring …