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Tuesday, March 7

Evening Cabaret: New Queer Work by Bay-Area Artists | SF
Tuesday, March 7 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | SOMArts Cultural Center
Evening Cabaret: New Queer Work by Bay-Area Artists | SF

On the first Tuesday of each month The News, presented by SOMArts Cultural Center, features new, queer work by Bay Area artists. The News is a monthly cabaret evening that spotlights 10-minute or less performance pieces, experiments, and works in progress by pre-selected solo artists, ...

Thursday, March 9

Exploratorium After Dark: Magic Demonstration | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Magic Demonstration | Pier 15
Everything is not as it seems—at first. Pick a card, any card, and watch the Explainers reveal some surprising aspects of human perception.

Brain & Body NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, March 9 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
| California Academy of Sciences
Brain & Body NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Feed your brain and body this week as NightLife explores the fascinating world of human health and wellness complete with brain expanding talks and yoga classes around the museum. Brain & Body NightLife Thursday, March 9, 2017 | 6 pm to 10 pm California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music ...

Friday, March 10

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Richmond Dist. Residents
Friday, March 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Richmond Dist. 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 ...

Final Day: SF’s 20-Foot Tall Bamboo LED Lanterns | Civic Center Plaza
Friday, March 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Civic Center Plaza
Final Day: SF's 20-Foot Tall Bamboo LED Lanterns | Civic Center Plaza

First it was massive glow-in-the-dark bunnies… now it’s giant LED bamboo lanterns. From January to March, six large-scale illuminated sculptures by Hong Kong artist Freeman Lau will be on display as a temporary art installation in San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza. The 20-foot tall series of sculptures by Hong ...

Vallejo Art Walk | Second Fridays
Friday, March 10 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Vallejo
Vallejo Art Walk | Second Fridays

The monthly Vallejo Art Walk showcases a variety of nationally accomplished and upcoming local creatives in the historic downtown Vallejo arts district from 5-10 pm on the second Friday of every month, on Georgia, Marin, and Virginia streets. Explore over 25 participating galleries and shops, and ...

Second Fridays Art Walk | San Rafael
Friday, March 10 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown San Rafael
Second Fridays Art Walk | San Rafael

Discover art, wine, entertainment, and more every second Friday of the month on Fourth Street in downtown San Rafael. From 5-8 pm (with some venues open later), the Second Fridays Art Walk connects dozens of venues in downtown San Rafael with the public, who can enjoy different ...

Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland
Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland

Join the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) and Off the Grid on 10th Street every Friday for a family-friendly take on a festive night market. Savor California beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages around the Koi Pond at the Blue Oak café pop-up. Enjoy half-price admission, live music, extended OMCA Store hours, family-friendly ...

2nd Friday Art Walk: “Estuary Art Attack” | Oakland & Alameda
Friday, March 10 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jingletown
2nd Friday Art Walk:

Join Estuary Art Attack for their monthly art walk that spans the Park Street Bridge between Oakland and Alameda. Estuary Art Attack takes place every second Friday from 6-9 pm. Participating venues vary each week, but the community includes 21 venues in the Jingletown neighborhood ...

Bring Your Own Beamer: Night of New Media & Projections | SF
Friday, March 10 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | R/SF projects
Bring Your Own Beamer: Night of New Media & Projections | SF
R/SF projects & Bauhaus SF have partnered to invite you to a night of new media work and projectionist delight at R/SF’s downtown storefront 1050 Larkin St. Bring Your Own Beamer: Night of New Media & Projections Friday, March 10, 2017 | 7 pm to 10 pm R/SF ...

Saturday, March 11

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Russian Hill & Nob Hill Residents
Saturday, March 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Russian Hill & Nob Hill 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 ...

“Jack of All Trades” Indie Craft & Antique Market | Jack London Square
Saturday, March 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square

Brought to you by the same people who produce the Treasure Island Flea, the Jack of All Trades Market features a curated mix of nearly 100 local makers, indie designers, antiquers, collectors, artists, start-ups and more. Jack of All Trades Market Every Second Saturday | 11 am to 5 ...

Las Chingonas: Goddess Altar Exhibit | SF
Saturday, March 11 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations are welcome.
| D'Maize Restaurant
Las Chingonas: Goddess Altar Exhibit | SF
Join Fiestas Fridas, Casa Arjona and the Mexican Museum for a one day art exhibit featuring badass women in HERstory. Each artist will create an altar dedicated to their choice of Badass Goddess. All you need is a suitcase or similar sized vessel to build your ...
Of Blue & Green: A Fashion & Art Collision | Oakland
Saturday, March 11 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lottie Rose Artist House
Of Blue & Green: A Fashion & Art Collision | Oakland
These are depressing times which call for serious escapism. It just so happens that there is a solo art show at the wonderful Lottie-Rose Firehouse Art Collective. It would bring the artist so much happiness if you all come and share this magical evening. Reception starts 6 ...
5 Continentes De Moda Y Fantasia: One of a Kind Costumes | SF
Saturday, March 11 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donation suggested, limited seats, RSVP required, Sponsor priority seats available ($30),
| Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
5 Continentes De Moda Y Fantasia: One of a Kind Costumes | SF
Mission Cultural Center of Latino Arts’ (MCCLA) 40th Anniversary celebration will kick off with a retrospective show of costumes, designed by Mario Chacon, award winning, Salvadoran designer. Spanning a creative career of over 50 years, the costumes will be presented in a runway show on ...

Sunday, March 12

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for North Beach & Marina Residents
Sunday, March 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for North Beach & Marina 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 ...

Marine Mammal Center Science Sunday | Sausalito
Sunday, March 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Marine Mammal Center
Marine Mammal Center Science Sunday | Sausalito

Join the Marine Mammal Center for Marine Science Sunday – a free engaging ocean-inspired classroom series for kids and adults from the center’s education experts taking place from 10 am to 5 pm on the second and fourth Sunday of the month. The center offers educational programs ...

Mission District “Calle 24” Latino Art Stroll & Mural Tour | SF
Sunday, March 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | 24th Street (Mission)
Mission District

Calle 24 hosts an all-day Paseo Artistico / Art Stroll, a joint effort between several noted Calle 24 arts organizations, Paseo Artistico will bring music, poetry, book readings film and cultural tours to the 24th Street corridor every second Sunday. “Calle 24” spans 14 city blocks, the section ...

Shapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland
Sunday, March 12 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Temescal Art Center
Shapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland

Shapeshifters Cinema is a monthly series featuring experimental filmmakers and video artists presenting moving image work live with accompaniment from musicians and sound artists. Shapeshifters takes place the second Sunday of every month, from 8 to 9 pm (unless otherwise noted) at Temescal Art Center ...

Tuesday, March 14

Free Admission Day | San Francisco Botanical Garden
Free Admission Day | San Francisco Botanical Garden

The San Francisco Botanical Garden is one of the most diverse gardens in the world. A unique urban oasis, the garden is a living museum within Golden Gate Park, offering 55 acres of both landscaped gardens and open spaces, and showcasing over 8,000 different kinds ...

30th Annual Pi Day | Exploratorium Free Day
Tuesday, March 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Exploratorium
30th Annual Pi Day | Exploratorium Free Day
Join The Exploratorium on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 for the 30th annual Pi Day, an international holiday celebrating the never-ending number π (3.14159…), and the spirit of wonder and quirk that science inspires, founded in 1988 by Exploratorium physicist and “Prince of Pi” Larry Shaw. The Exploratorium will ...

Thursday, March 16

Free Museum & Gallery Crawl: Yerba Buena Third Thursdays | SoMa
Free Museum & Gallery Crawl: Yerba Buena Third Thursdays | SoMa

Yerba Buena Third Thursdays is a monthly outing of art, performance, music, and drinks in the Yerba Buena neighborhood in the heart of downtown San Francisco, between 2nd and 5th Street, and Market and Harrison Street. Free, but an RSVP is recommended to save time ...

Exploratorium After Dark: Everything Matters | Pier 15
Exploratorium After Dark: Everything Matters | Pier 15
Come be in your elements with Exploratorium host and scientific raconteur Ron Hipschman. Follow tales of intrigue and invention, join in dynamic demonstrations, and uncover fascinating connections between individual elements and the collective human experience.
Nocturnal NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, March 16 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
| California Academy of Sciences
Nocturnal NightLife | California Academy of Sciences
Get nocturnal with NightLife this week as you learn all about (and interact with) the creatures of the night. Nocturnal NightLife Thursday, March 16, 2017 | 6 pm to 10 pm California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive, SF $15, $12 for Academy members

Friday, March 17

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Hayes Valley & SoMa Residents
Friday, March 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Hayes Valley & SoMa 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 ...

Free Admission Fridays at Lindsay Wildlife Experience | Walnut Creek
Friday, March 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to all visitors on every third Friday.
| Lindsay Wildlife Experience
Free Admission Fridays at Lindsay Wildlife Experience | Walnut Creek

Come to the Lindsay Wildlife Experience for up close and personal interaction with their fascinating animals for free on every third Friday of the month from 12 noon to 5 pm. Lindsay Wildlife Experience saves animals lives, teaches and inspires children and adults through up-close-and personal encounters with live wild ...

“3rd On Third” Arts & Music | Bayview
Friday, March 17 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bayview Opera House

San Francisco’s Bayview Neighborhood comes alive for 3rd on Third, a community-wide arts celebration for the whole family happening from 5-8 pm every third Friday of the month, at Bayview Town Center (Mendell Plaza at 3rd Street & Oakdale Ave). The monthly event features pop-up galleries, ...

Bicycle Art Salon | Oakland
Bicycle Art Salon | Oakland

Please note, Bicycle Art Salon is no longer taking place. The Bicycle Art Salon is a discussion group on the subject(s) of art, film, music, bicycles and more, at the home and studio of Slimm Buick every third Friday, except for July and November. Free, but ...

Saturday, March 18

California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Tenderloin & Potrero Hill Residents
Saturday, March 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Proof of neighborhood residency required
| California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences | Free Day for Tenderloin & Potrero Hill 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 ...

“Sketchboard”: Figure Drawing Art Class & Live Music | SF
Saturday, March 18 – 2:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Donation-based admission: $5-15
| Monument

Join in at the Monument (140 9th St), for figure drawing accompanied by live musicians, bringing the art scene back to the Upper Haight one creative community event at a time. every third Saturday of the month. There will be easels provided and some materials ...