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Saturday, March 4

37th Annual Soul Food Festival & Block Party | SF
Saturday, March 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Davis Senior Center
37th 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. 2017 Black Cuisine Festival Saturday, March 4, 2017 | ...
Free “Hillside Supper Club” Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, March 4 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Free
Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Founded by two chefs who enjoy the camaraderie of eating and drinking together, the Hillside Supper Club promotes introducing new friends, experiencing different foods, and experimenting with ...

Sunday, March 5

CHCP Lunar New Year Celebration at History Park | San Jose
Sunday, March 5 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | History Park San Jose in Kelley Park
CHCP Lunar New Year Celebration at History Park | San Jose
Celebrate the Lunar New Year Celebration at History Park. The Lunar New Year Celebration is a fun, family-friendly event. Best of all, it’s free to attend. Activities include an exciting Martial Arts demonstration, crafts such as making red envelope, Chinese lanterns, ribbon, fan dances and finally a children’s ...
2017 Welsh Hymn-Singing Festival & Tea | East Bay
Sunday, March 5 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lafayette United Methodist Church
2017 Welsh Hymn-Singing Festival & Tea | East Bay
The Welsh American Society of Northern California (WASNC) hosts its annual Gymanfa Ganu at Lafayette United Methodist Church on Sunday March 5, 2017. In the Welsh language Gymanfa Ganu is the name for a traditional Hymn-Singing Festival where many of the most famous Welsh hymns of ...

Monday, March 6

Super Smash Bros Tourney: Booze, Comedy & Video Games | SF
Monday, March 6 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Soda Popinski's
Super Smash Bros Tourney: Booze, Comedy & Video Games | SF

One part nerd, one part slurred, Super Trashed Bros brings together comedy, video games and alcohol every first Monday at a super rad bar in San Francisco, Soda Popinski’s. Audience participation is essential as a live crowd and online viewers—from the streaming platform Twitch—suggest new ...

Thursday, March 9

“Town Social” Monthly Rooftop Night Market | Oakland
Thursday, March 9 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring money for food and beverages.
| The Overlook Lounge

Kick off the holiday season in Oakland with a new monthly rooftop night market: Town Social. Every second Thursday they’ll have a rotating group of food, craft, and arts vendors while local Bay Area DJs spin at their tiki bar. Town Social: Rooftop Night Market Every ...

Celebratory Reading with Champagne & Cake | Sausalito
Thursday, March 9 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations are welcome.
| Studio 333
Celebratory Reading with Champagne & Cake | Sausalito
Join Why There Are Words (WTAW) on March 9, 2017, at Studio 333 in Sausalito as they celebrate the first book launch of founder Peg Alford Pursell. In true WTAW fashion, she will read alongside six other acclaimed authors. Champagne and cake will be served. Doors open ...
Comedy Sharks Standup Night | Peninsula
Thursday, March 9 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Hop Dogma Brewing Company
Comedy Sharks Standup Night | Peninsula

Every second Thursday of the month, Comedy Sharks standup night features some of the Bay Area’s best comedians. Come on out and enjoy some laughs with your neighbors, hosted by Phil Griffiths & Hop Dogma Brewing Company. The show starts at 7:30 pm; seating is limited, ...

Friday, March 10

2-for-1 Ice Cream Day at Dryer’s Grand Ice Cream Shop | Pier 39
Friday, March 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
2-for-1 Ice Cream Day at Dryer's Grand Ice Cream Shop | Pier 39
What better way to celebrate than with ice cream? On Friday, March 10, you can buy one scoop and get the second scoop free* at Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream Shop or the Waffle Cone Shop. *Second scoop must be on same cup or cone. One offer ...
Free Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa
Friday, March 10 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but space is limited so an RSVP is requested.
| Sightglass Coffee
Free Sightglass Coffee Cupping | SoMa

Every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, join Sightglass Coffee at their 7th Street training lab for good conversation, tasty coffees, and warm fuzzy feelings. The event is free, but space is limited so please RSVP if you plan on attending. Sightglass is an independent, sibling-owned ...

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 ...

“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason
Friday, March 10 – 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 ...

Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF
Friday, March 10 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. John Episcopal Church
Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF

VolxKuche or Free-Cafe SF is a free supper club held on the second Friday and fourth Friday of the month with dinner served starting at 6 pm. The food will be vegan when possible, and always vegetarian. They often host live entertainment, so keep an eye ...

“Millennials Ruin Everything”: Free Comedy & Oysters Night | El Rio
Friday, March 10 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, suggested donation $5
| El Rio

Millennials Ruin Everything is a monthly comedy showcase every 2nd Friday from 6-8 pm in the back room at El Rio. Each month, co-hosts Irene Tu and Dominique Gelin explore a new theme with guest comedians about why millennials suck/rock. Part comedy showcase, part interviews, ...

Comedy Soup: Music & Comedy Night | Oakland
Friday, March 10 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP is required for free admission
| Sycamore Co-Op
Comedy Soup: Music & Comedy Night | Oakland

Please note, they have changed the show name to Comedy Soup from Sad Comedy & Free Soup: Music & Comedy Night. Comedy Soup is Oakland’s DIY comedy show that features a lineup of some of the Bay Area’s best comedians, a new musical act every month, and a hearty helping of free, ...

Saturday, March 11

2017 St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival | San Francisco
Saturday, March 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown San Francisco
2017 St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival | San Francisco
The West Coast’s largest Irish event celebrating Irish history and culture, the 166th Annual San Francisco St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival, attracts some 100,000 revelers every year and is one of the city’s most popular events. 166th San Francisco St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival Saturday, March 11, 2017 – Parade: ...
Free “Bay Leaf Kitchen & Eatwell Farm” Cooking Demo & Tasting | Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Saturday, March 11 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Ferry Building
Free
Stop by the CUESA Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market and highlighting a relationship forged at the market. Eatwell Farm and Bay Leaf Kitchen have been partnering, over the last three years, to educate families and children ...
“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 ...

Irish Bank St. Patrick’s Block Party 2017 | Financial Dist.
Irish Bank St. Patrick’s Block Party 2017 | Financial Dist.

The Irish Bank Bar and Restaurant is home to all kinds of musical entertainment on Saturday, March 11, 2017. 2017 Irish Bank St. Patrick’s Block Party Saturday, March 11, 2017 | Noon till late Irish Bank, 10 Mark Lane, San Francisco Cost: In past years the cover has ...

Garden Party: Live Music, Food, Refreshments & Plant Sale | SF
Saturday, March 11 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bay Natives Nursery
Garden Party: Live Music, Food, Refreshments & Plant Sale | SF

Experience live music, free locally sourced food & drink, a free plant & general Take Back the City vibes, every 2nd Saturday of the month from noon to 5 pm. Counter the drought, learn about sustainable living, feed the goats, meet the roosters, bring your kids, ...

47% Off: San Francisco Vintners Market 2017 – Saturday | Fort Mason
47% Off: San Francisco Vintners Market 2017 - Saturday |  Fort Mason

San Francisco Vintners Market is back at Fort Mason again with a Spring 2017 wine showcase of up to 200 top notch wineries, so you can sample the wines on display and buy them on the spot. The event features three hours of tastings from ...

Lazy in a Onesie Pub Crawl | San Jose
Saturday, March 11 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | All over San Jose
Lazy in a Onesie Pub Crawl | San Jose
VIP California’s famous Pub Crawl team returns to San Jose for a huge onesie event. Enjoy exclusive drinks specials, no cover venues, and hundreds of onesies prowling the streets of SJ for a great day & night out. Save the date, invite, like & share, more details to come. ...
Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF
Saturday, March 11 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | EXIT Theatre
Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF

Every second Saturday of the month, San Francisco Theater Pub invites writers, actors, directors, theater creators and theater audiences alike to a free evening of quick script-making and flash-fried performance. Join them at the Exit Theatre for: 8:30 pm: Mixer 9 pm: Writing sprint where writers have 30 ...

Sunday, March 12

2017 Purim Celebration & Family Carnival | Berkeley
Sunday, March 12 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Congregation Netivot Shalom
2017 Purim Celebration & Family Carnival | Berkeley
Berkeley’s Congregation Netivot Shalom hosts its free-wheeling, festivity-full, family-friendly, food-for-feasting Purim Carnival on Sunday, March 12, 2017. They’ll have a bouncy house, a “Shushan Salon” with face painting, carnival games, jugglers, food for purchase, and lots of fun.
47% Off: San Francisco Vintners Market 2017 – Sunday | Fort Mason
47% Off: San Francisco Vintners Market 2017 - Sunday | Fort Mason

San Francisco Vintners Market is back at Fort Mason again with a Spring 2017 wine showcase of up to 200 top notch wineries, so you can sample the wines on display and buy them on the spot. The event features three hours of tastings from ...

Monday, March 13

Cyberpunk Cinema Night | Mission Dist.
Monday, March 13 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Knockout
Cyberpunk Cinema Night | Mission Dist.

Cyberpunk Cinema, by Thrillhouse Records, presents cyberpunk movie classics at The Knockout in the Mission every second Monday of the month from 6:30-9 pm. They’ll show one episode of Cowboy Bebop at 6:30 pm, followed by the feature film. Use #cyberpunkcinema during the event to share ...

Booksmith Resists: Postcard Party with Snacks & Beers | SF
Monday, March 13 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| The Booksmith
Booksmith Resists: Postcard Party with Snacks & Beers | SF
On Monday, March 13 at 7PM, they’re throwing a postcard party with all the supplies you’ll need (except stamps). They’ll have postcards and pens courtesy of Chronicle Books and Papa Llama Press, including Papa Llama’s new line of protest postcards. There will also be blanks if you ...

Tuesday, March 14

Marin Green Drinks & Free Appetizers | San Rafael
Tuesday, March 14 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Lotus Cuisine of India
Marin Green Drinks & Free Appetizers | San Rafael

At Marin Green Drinks, green is the reason, and drinks are the excuse. Relax, mingle and network with local sustainability enthusiasts who are living and working as green as they can. Every second Tuesday of the month from 5:30-7:30 pm, Marin Green Drinks meet for conversation and complimentary ...

2017 Persian New Year Festival & Fire Jumping | Berkeley
Tuesday, March 14 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Persian Center
2017 Persian New Year Festival & Fire Jumping | Berkeley
Jump over a bonfire (or watch others do it) in the ritual of “Chahr-Shanbeh Souri” as the Persian Center celebrates Nowruz, or Persian New Year to say goodbye to the darkness of winter and welcome the lightness of spring.  2017 Persian New Year Festival & Fire Jumping Tuesday, ...
Cookies & Comedy Night | SF
Tuesday, March 14 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Brainwash Cafe
Cookies & Comedy Night | SF

Cookies and Comedy is a top notch comedy show highlighted by comics who in addition to having great material also have stage personas with a lot of flavor. This flavor is celebrated by bringing in some oven baked cookies for free. The show takes place at ...