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Friday, March 6

Official 2015 St. Patrick’s Kick-Off Irish Flag Raising & Dance Performance | 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 & Dance Performance | 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, accompanied …

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 …

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 ...

Saturday, March 7

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, ...

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 ...

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 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 …

Win Tix: San Francisco Craft Beer Festival | Unlimited Seasonal Tastings of 150 Craft Beers
Saturday, March 7 – 5:30 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Tickets start at $49 for advance tickets and include unlimited 2 oz tastings.
| Fort Mason Center

Hand Crafted Tasting Co. brings you a unique seasonal beer tasting selection of around 150 craft beers, meads and ciders from over 75 established craft brewers,  mid-majors and up-and comers
Attend seminars and meet one-on-one with industry experts in the Craft Concierge Center. Enjoy mouthwatering artisanal food and …

Tri-Holi-Thon: Holi Colors, Indian Music & Dance | South Bay
Saturday, March 7 – 11:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Shreemaya Krishnadham
Tri-Holi-Thon: Holi Colors, Indian Music & Dance | 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 ...

Sunday, March 8

2015 Chinatown Street Fair: Sunday | SF
Sunday, March 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Portsmouth Square
2015 Chinatown Street Fair: Sunday | 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, ...

Win Tix: East Bay Luxury Bridal Fair | Lafayette
Sunday, March 8 – 11:00 am | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Use code SHESAIDYES for 50% off tickets
| Lafayette Park Hotel and Spa

The 5-star Lafayette Park Hotel and Spa hosts a romantic afternoon of bridal planning.
Sip complimentary champagne, sample hors d’oeuvres and mingle with 50+ of wedding vendors to plan your one-of-a-kind wedding. Find the perfect wedding dress at a huge discount during the charity gown sale …

2015 Chinese Spring Festival: Sunday | Chinatown
Sunday, March 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Chinese Culture Center
2015 Chinese Spring Festival: Sunday | 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 ...

Win Tix: Love/Make: The Bold Italic’s Indie Wedding Expo | SF

San Francisco is a DIY and design-friendly hotspot, and The Bold Italic hosting a wedding expo and guide that show off the best this city has to offer modern lovers.
The event will bring together over 50 of the best vendors, venues, makers, and big-day experts …

Tri-Holi-Thon: 3-Day Indian Holi Celebration | South Bay
Sunday, March 8 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Shreemaya Krishnadham
Tri-Holi-Thon: 3-Day Indian Holi Celebration | 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 ...

Tuesday, March 10

Crossroads 2015 Irish-American Festival: Poetry Reading | SF
Tuesday, March 10 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bookshop West Portal
Crossroads 2015 Irish-American Festival: Poetry Reading | SF

The Irish-American Crossroads Festival is a literary, musical, and cultural event that takes place every year in San Francisco during the month of March. It is a celebrated annual festival inviting the public to come together around inspired, creative, and relevant events regarding Irish and ...

Thursday, March 12

Crossroads 2015 Irish-American Festival: Author Reading | SF
Thursday, March 12 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | United Irish Cultural Center
Crossroads 2015 Irish-American Festival: Author Reading | SF

The Irish-American Crossroads Festival is a literary, musical, and cultural event that takes place every year in San Francisco during the month of March. It is a celebrated annual festival inviting the public to come together around inspired, creative, and relevant events regarding Irish and ...

Saturday, March 14

27th Annual Pi Day | Exploratorium Free Day
Saturday, March 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Exploratorium
27th Annual Pi Day | Exploratorium Free Day

Join The Exploratorium on Friday, March 14, 2015 for the 27th 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.

“Jack of All Trades” Indie Craft & Antique Market | Jack London Square
Saturday, March 14 – 11:00 am | 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. In addition to shopping for one-of-a-kind items, there are food and craft beers ...

2015 St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival | San Francisco
Saturday, March 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown San Francisco
2015 St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival | San Francisco

Photo: David Yu
The West Coast’s largest Irish event celebrating Irish history and culture, the 164th 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.
164th San Francisco St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival
Saturday, March 14, …

Sunday, March 15

Vintage Paper Fair | Walnut Creek
Sunday, March 15 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Elks Lodge (Walnut Creek)
Vintage Paper Fair | Walnut Creek

Enjoy free parking and free admission while you explore over a million vintage paper items.
The Vintage Paper Fair says there will be 2 boxes of all new material, out for the first time at this show. Also, best of all, there will be substantial markdowns that …

Tuesday, March 17

“Crossroads” Irish-American Fest: 1915 World’s Fair & The Irish | SF
Tuesday, March 17 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | California Historical Society

The Irish-American Crossroads Festival is a literary, musical, and cultural event that takes place every year in San Francisco during the month of March. It is a celebrated annual festival inviting the public to come together around inspired, creative, and relevant events regarding Irish and ...

Friday, March 20

“3rd On Third” Arts & Music | Bayview
Friday, March 20 – 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 (3rd Street from McKinnon to Palou & Mendell Plaza). The monthly event will feature ...