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Thursday, March 23

USF Human Rights Film Festival | Opening Day
Thursday, March 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | USF Presentation Theater
USF Human Rights Film Festival | Opening Day

The University of San Francisco hosts its 15th Annual Human Rights Film Festival from March 23-March 25, 2017. Their goals are to promote awareness and discussion of global human rights issues and explore challenges to human rights in specific locations. They believe in the power of film ...

Family Wellness & Empowerment Summit | The Fillmore
Thursday, March 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required
| African American Art & Culture Complex
Family Wellness & Empowerment Summit | The Fillmore
Join the community for this free event – the Family Empowerment Summit #3: “Triple A to Wellness” with a healing circle, empowerment quilt, yoga, acupuncture, meditation, wellness tool kits, zumba, massages and youth activities. Free $20 gift cards for the first 50 community members. Plus ...

Friday, March 24

2017 Human Rights Film Festival | SF
Friday, March 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | USF Presentation Theater
2017 Human Rights Film Festival | SF

The University of San Francisco hosts its 15th Annual Human Rights Film Festival from March 23-March 25, 2017. Their goals are to promote awareness and discussion of global human rights issues and explore challenges to human rights in specific locations. They believe in the power of film ...

2017 Holi Festival: The Bay’s Biggest Free Color Fight | East Bay
Friday, March 24 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Bishop Ranch
2017 Holi Festival: The Bay's Biggest Free Color Fight | 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. 2017 Holi Celebration Friday, March 24, 2017 | 5:30-8 pm 2600 Camino Ramon, San Ramon FREE Holi ...

Saturday, March 25

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 ...
Golden Easter Egg Hunt & 25+ Food Truck Easter Brunch | Treasure Island Flea
Saturday, March 25 – All Day | Cost: $3 | Treasure Island Flea (East Location)
Golden Easter Egg Hunt & 25+ Food Truck Easter Brunch | Treasure Island Flea
Celebrate a very unique Fleaster-Easter at the Treasure Island Flea. Join us for a Golden Easter egg hunt, morning mimosas, happy hour specials, food truck brunch, and Easter DIY craft workshops. Plus more. RSVP on Facebook and you might win a $100 shopping spree. Please note that there ...
USF Human Rights Film Festival: Final Day | SF
Saturday, March 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | USF Presentation Theater
USF Human Rights Film Festival: Final Day | SF

The University of San Francisco hosts its 15th Annual Human Rights Film Festival from March 23-March 25, 2017. Their goals are to promote awareness and discussion of global human rights issues and explore challenges to human rights in specific locations. They believe in the power of film ...

2017 Irish-American Crossroads Festival: The Irish & Chinese Workers of the Railroad | SF
Saturday, March 25 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | United Irish Cultural Center
2017 Irish-American Crossroads Festival: The Irish & Chinese Workers of the Railroad | SF
Join them for this roundtable discussion about the key roles and treatment of Chinese and Irish workers in creating the first transcontinental railroad in the United States. Gordon H. Chang, Professor of American History and Director of the Center for East Asian Studies at Stanford, ...
2017 Howth Street Block Party: Live Music, DJs, Dance, Workshops & Movie Night | SF
Saturday, March 25 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*FREE, but an RSVP is requested.
| Youth Art Exchange
2017 Howth Street Block Party: Live Music, DJs, Dance, Workshops & Movie Night | SF
This Spring Youth Art Exchange and Lick-Wilmerding High School team up to bring you the 3rd Annual Howth Street Block Party. The Excelsior/OMI neighbors  will gather for an afternoon of live entertainment, music & DJs, performances, youth-led workshops and activities, games & prizes, and food trucks. 2017 Howth Street Block Party & ...
3rd Noe Valley Authors Festival | Word Week 2017
Saturday, March 25 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Noe Valley Ministry
3rd Noe Valley Authors Festival | Word Week 2017
The third Noe Valley Authors Festival will be held Saturday, March 24, 2017 from 2 pm to 5 pm at the Noe Valley Ministry. The festival includes an author exhibit hall and book readings throughout the afternoon. All genres will be represented – novels, memoir, biography, ...

Sunday, March 26

Treasure Island Easter Festival: Golden Egg Hunt, Brunch & Easter Marketplace | SF
Sunday, March 26 – All Day | Cost: $3 | Treasure Island Flea (East Location)
Treasure Island Easter Festival: Golden Egg Hunt, Brunch & Easter Marketplace | SF
Celebrate a very unique Fleaster-Easter at the Treasure Island Flea. Join us for a Golden Easter egg hunt, morning mimosas, happy hour specials, food truck brunch, and Easter DIY craft workshops. Plus more. RSVP on Facebook and you might win a $100 shopping spree. Please note that there ...
Massive “Spring Equinox” Music Picnic & Dance Party: Sunset Season Opening | North Bay
Massive
Drawing from the spirit of the Jamaican sound system culture, Sunset Sound System has produced over 150 free outdoor dance parties from the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond, and they’re celebrating 22 years of epic parties at the annual Season Opener at Stafford Lake ...
Sunset Mercantile: Open Air Pop-Up Metropolis | SF
Sunday, March 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco County Fair Building
Sunset Mercantile: Open Air Pop-Up Metropolis | SF
Come eat, drink, shop, play, connect, be local and celebrate springtime in the Sunset at their Spring Mercantile. The annual Sunset Mercantile is a festive pop-up open-air metropolis where you’ll peruse makers, crafters, food artisans, food trucks, beer and wine tasting. They feature a variety of entertainment, children’s activities, shopping, and​ ...
Irish-American Writer Salon: On Freedom | SF
Sunday, March 26 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Location sent upon RSVP.
| Secret Location (SF)
Irish-American Writer Salon: On Freedom | SF
You are cordially invited to the next Crossroads Salon, a forum for writers and artists who have Irish or Irish-American heritages or are interested in exploring Irish-American themes, as well as for readers and viewers who want to participate in this exploration. Participants are invited ...

Monday, March 27

2017 Izzies Ceremony: SF Dance & Choreography Awards | Mission Dist.
Monday, March 27 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Brava Theater
2017 Izzies Ceremony: SF Dance & Choreography Awards | Mission Dist.
Come celebrate the best in Bay Area dance at the Isadora Duncan Dance Awards, with a stellar lineup of hosts, presenters, and performers. 31st Annual Izzies Dance & Choreography Awards Monday, March 27, 2017 | 6 pm Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th St., SF FREE The evening’s festivities will begin ...
Monday Mutt Days: Doggie Fest w/ Canine Caricatures & Pet Psychics | Emeryville
Monday, March 27 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bay Street Emeryville
Monday Mutt Days: Doggie Fest w/ Canine Caricatures & Pet Psychics | Emeryville

On Monday evenings, dog owners and their “best friends” can enjoy FREE event in the Center Plaza of Bay Street Emeryville that includes obedience training consultations from the professional dog trainers at Happy Hounds, nail trimmings from All About the Douge Salon, canine caricatures, a ...

Thursday, March 30

2017 Disposable Film Festival Opening Night | Castro Theater
Thursday, March 30 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 thru February 22 / $20 thru March 30.
| Castro Theater
2017 Disposable Film Festival Opening Night | Castro Theater
Come to the opening night of the 10th annual Disposable Film Fest featuring Competitive Shorts. Get ready to watch the best online video made with personal screens on the silver screen. This event will be held at the iconic Castro Theater in San Francisco on March ...

Saturday, April 1

2017 Cambodian New Year Festival: Traditional Dances & Costumes | Oakland
Saturday, April 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted and an RSVP is requested.
| Peralta Hacienda Historical Park
2017 Cambodian New Year Festival: Traditional Dances & Costumes | Oakland
The Cambodian New Year festival is multicultural with Cambodian dance groups from all over Northern California performing traditional dances from the palace, court, and villages in dazzlingly costumes; there will be Burmese, Thai and Nepali dancers, too. Free, but donations are accepted and an RSVP is ...
Renegade Craft Fair 2017: Saturday | Fort Mason
Saturday, April 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fort Mason Center
Renegade Craft Fair 2017: Saturday | Fort Mason

The Renegade Craft Fair returns to San Francisco’s Fort Mason Center in the Festival Pavilion featuring a curated selection of over 300 best indie-craft and DIY makers and artisans. Renegade Craft Fair: San Francisco April 1-2, 2017 | 11 am to 6 pm Fort Mason Center, SF FREE Renegade is a ...

39th Annual St. Stupid’s Day Parade | SF
Saturday, April 1 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Transamerica Pyramid
39th Annual St. Stupid's Day Parade | SF
The Annual St. Stupid’s Day Parade is a celebration of stupidity, so wear something silly, bring your solo socks, spare pennies and losing lottery tickets and gather with all the other stupids to do the silliest walk of all. Where’s the parade go? Depends if it’s M-F or ...
San Francisco’s Largest Color Fight: Holi 2017 | Mission District
Saturday, April 1 – 12:00 pm | Cost: WIN | California College of the Arts SF (CCA SF)
San Francisco's Largest Color Fight: Holi 2017 | Mission District
The ancient springtime Hindu festival of color and throwing stuff at people comes to San Francisco when Asha, an Indian non-profit agency, brings Holi to the Mission district. Typically each year there’s a DJ and dancing as you throw water and non-toxic, water soluble, chalk colors ...

Sunday, April 2

Renegade Craft Fair 2017: Sunday | Fort Mason
Sunday, April 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fort Mason Center
Renegade Craft Fair 2017: Sunday | Fort Mason

The Renegade Craft Fair returns to San Francisco’s Fort Mason Center in the Festival Pavilion featuring a curated selection of over 300 best indie-craft and DIY makers and artisans. Renegade Craft Fair: San Francisco April 1-2, 2017 | 11 am to 6 pm Fort Mason Center, SF FREE Renegade is a ...

Oral Histories of the Irish in San Francisco: An Afternoon of Storytelling | SF
Sunday, April 2 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | United Irish Cultural Center
Oral Histories of the Irish in San Francisco: An Afternoon of Storytelling | SF
Please note, Oral Histories of the Irish in San Francisco is happening on April 2, 2017 and not on March 3 as originally listed. Join in this annual favorite, giving voice to participants of the Irish Oral History Archive of the San Francisco Bay Area. Join them for this ...
People’s Day In The Park: 50th Anniversary of the Car Free Sundays | GG Park
Sunday, April 2 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 6th & Kennedy (Golden Gate Park)
People's Day In The Park: 50th Anniversary of the Car Free Sundays | GG Park
The Sunday closure of Kennedy Drive to automobile traffic has proven to be the most successful program of the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department. Thousands of San Franciscans and others from throughout the Bay Area and beyond flock to the park on Sundays when ...

Wednesday, April 5

First Wednesday Street Fest: Live Music, Food Trucks & Fun | Walnut Creek
Wednesday, April 5 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Walnut Creek Downtown
First Wednesday Street Fest: Live Music, Food Trucks & Fun | Walnut Creek

Walnut Creek “First Wednesday” monthly street festival brings together hundreds of people to Cypress Street in downtown Walnut Creek for a fun-filled evening of live music, food trucks, variety of vendors and roaming entertainment for all to enjoy. First Wednesday Street Fest: Live Music, Food ...

Thursday, April 6

Oakland Earth Expo 2017: Demos, Giveaways & Food Trucks | Oakland
Thursday, April 6 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Oakland Earth Expo 2017: Demos, Giveaways & Food Trucks | Oakland
Renew your commitment to a cleaner, greener, healthier Oakland and you at the Oakland Earth Expo highlighting transportation, environmental health, waste reduction, water, energy, urban design, urban nature and community themes. 22nd Annual Oakland Earth Expo  Thursday, April 6, 2017 | 10 am to 2 pm Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakland FREE Approximately ...

Saturday, April 8

2017 Cherry Blossom Festival: Saturday | Japantown
Saturday, April 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Japantown Peace Plaza
2017 Cherry Blossom Festival: Saturday | Japantown

The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival, said to be the second largest festival outside of Washington, D.C., celebrates the blooming of cherry blossoms at one of three remaining Japantowns in the United States. All are welcome to join in the festivities as San Francisco’s Japantown celebrates Japanese ...

2017 Berkeley Bay Festival | Free Boat Rides, Live Music & Adventure Playground
Saturday, April 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Marina
2017 Berkeley Bay Festival | Free Boat Rides, Live Music & Adventure Playground
Spend a day by the Bay listening to music, enjoying food, taking free sailboat and Dragon boat rides, and exploring the Berkeley Marina at the Berkeley Bay Festival. 2017 Berkeley Bay Festival Saturday, April 8, 2017 | 11 am to 4 pm Berkeley Marina FREE 2017 Highlights: Visit the straw bale ...
“Jack of All Trades” Indie Craft & Antique Market | Jack London Square
Saturday, April 8 – 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 ...

2017 Holi Festival of Colors: Yoga, Live Bands & DJs | San Jose
Saturday, April 8 – All Day | Cost: $8*
*$8 early bird tickets, otherwise it's $10 at the door.
| Rainbow Park
2017 Holi Festival of Colors: Yoga, Live Bands & DJs | San Jose
Holi Festival of Colors is a fun event with live bands, DJs, interactive dance, color throws, yoga, food, a kids section and much more. It’s a multicultural event which brings the community together; join in on Saturday, April 8, 2017. In addition to fun color throws, ...