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Sunday, March 8

Final Day: 2015 Signal Flow Experimental Music Festival | Mills College
Sunday, March 8 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mills College, Littlefield Hall
Final Day: 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. ...

Steam Punk Anthems & Folk Ballads | Potrero Hill
Sunday, March 8 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Thee Parkside
Steam Punk Anthems & Folk Ballads | Potrero Hill

On Sunday, March 8th, Original Famous Twang Sundays welcomes The Timothy O’Neil and The Proofs to Thee Parkside.
Timothy O’Neil Band hails from Temecula, California. Currently, he has found himself rooted in the Folk/Americana scene of Sonoma County. The Timothy O’Neil Band mixes origin roots of …

Win Tix: Alt-Metal “Coal Chamber” & Filter | The Regency
Sunday, March 8 – 7:00 pm | Cost: WIN | The Regency Ballroom

Recording their first studio album in over 12 years, Coal Chamber rock their way to San Francisco as part of their 32-date U.S. tour.
The band broke out of the Los Angeles alternative metal scene in the ’90s with a sound often compared to Korn and …

Shimmering Pop Concert Night: Chiara Scura | The Chapel
Sunday, March 8 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Chapel
Shimmering Pop Concert Night: Chiara Scura | The Chapel

Chiaroscuro, a technique used by Renaissance painters to add depth and boldness to their work, means “light-dark”. The term is used to describe paintings with high contrast of light and shadow. Chiara Scura, the side project of The Tropics lead singer, Claire George, employs the same …

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, March 8 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boom Boom Room

The Boom Boom Bap session with resident producers Bayroo Burner and Stone Rock.

Monday, March 9

“Bach to the Future” w/ Awesöme Orchestra Collective | Oakland

Repertoire and schedule:
J.S. Bach – Prelude from Partita No. 3 in E Major BWV 1006 (arr. for full orchestra by Tonu Kalam)
Burt Bacharach – Promises, Promises (selections from Jonathan Tunick’s original full orchestrations featuring cast members of the recent San Francisco Playhouse production!)
Alan Silvestri – …

Wheel of Karaoke: Comedy & Music Battle | Make-Out Room
Monday, March 9 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested and donations are accepted
| Make-Out Room
Wheel of Karaoke: Comedy & Music Battle | Make-Out Room

“Wheel of Karaoke” is a fun and engaging karaoke game show judged and MC’d by local up-and-coming performers of comedy and music, taking place on every second Monday at the Make-Out Room Guest comedians, musicians, and vaudeville acts cameo throughout the night to make this ...

Tuesday, March 10

Beat Poetry & Jazz Tuesday Nights | Top of the Mark
Beat Poetry & Jazz Tuesday Nights | Top of the Mark

In celebration of the birth of the Beat Generation in San Francisco, and in honor of the 60th anniversary of poet Allen Ginsberg first public reading of his poem “Howl,” the InterContinental Mark Hopkins has partnered with the Beat Museum to bring legendary poets to riff ...

Wednesday, March 11

Scottish Post-Punk Concert: The Twilight Sad | Amoeba SF
Wednesday, March 11 | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (SF)
Scottish Post-Punk Concert: The Twilight Sad | Amoeba SF

Scottish post-punk group The Twilight Sad will play live and sign their latest album, Nobody Wants To Be Here And Nobody Wants To Leave (out now on Fatcat Records).

Industrial Ragtime Concert Night: Parlor Tricks | The Chapel
Wednesday, March 11 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Chapel
Industrial Ragtime Concert Night: Parlor Tricks | The Chapel

Parlor Tricks is the world’s first and foremost industrial ragtime band. They are an acoustic-era pre-jazz band led with sultry vocals, resonator guitar, upright bass and drums.
The music is a mix of early 1900s pop, blues and swing, and originals distinguished by heavy doses of syncopation …

Thursday, March 12

Win Tix: Golden Void: Kindred Rock Musical Spirits | Great American Music Hall
Thursday, March 12 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $14
| Great American Music Hall

The members of Golden Void have been connected musically off and on since they were teenagers. After playing in various bands together and apart throughout high school and the intervening years, Isaiah Mitchell (guitar/vocals, also of Earthless), Aaron Morgan (bass), and Justin Pinkerton (drums) coalesced …

Friday, March 13

Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF
Friday, March 13 – 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 ...

Presidio Sessions: The B3LLA Piano Trio | SF
Friday, March 13 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Presidio Officers' Club
Presidio Sessions: The B3LLA Piano Trio | SF

B3LLA performs piano repertoire ranging from thorny modern mavericks to beloved bulwarks of classical music with sensitivity that is guaranteed to stir your depths.
Free, but an RSVP is required.
The B3LLA Piano Trio, founded in 2009, has become one of San Francisco’s most exciting emerging ensembles. …

2015 “Jazz Search West” 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 ...

“She Rocks” Live Music, Comedy & Drag Showcase | SF
Friday, March 13 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5 | The Fireside Lounge

Tired of seeing girls sing sad love songs and acoustic covers of top 40 hits? She Rocks features the most badass female dominant bands the Bay Area has to offer.  See women who rock the stage harder than any stickly strungout dudes in the biz, every ...

Saturday, March 14

Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays: Music, Art & Food
Saturday, March 14 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Campbell
Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays: Music, Art & Food

Downtown Campbell Second Saturdays feature live entertainment, art and artists, shopping, and food from 2-6 pm on the second Saturday of every month. Come down to East Campbell Avenue and Central for an afternoon of live music and entertainment for the whole family.

Second Saturday Art & Music Walk | Oakland’s Golden Gate Dist.
Saturday, March 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Golden Gate (North Oakland)
Second Saturday Art & Music Walk | Oakland's Golden Gate Dist.

The Golden Gate Neighborhood of North Oakland is hosting a monthly Second Saturdays event with art, music, food, classes and family-friendly activities. They’re focusing on the DIY character of the neighborhood, so come out and see what you can add to the mix.

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

Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF
Sunday, March 15 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
| Main Post Lawn
Off the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF

Off the Grid hosts a full season of Picnic at the Presidio from 11 am to 4 pm every Sunday through the fall at the Main Parade Ground Lawn. Expect yummy offerings available for purchase from San Francisco’s favorite eateries and food trucks, Mimosa and Bloody Mary drink kits, ...

Original Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill
Sunday, March 15 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Thee Parkside
Original Famous Twang Sundays: Live Country Music | Potrero Hill

Original Famous Twang Sundays is a free, all-ages concert series at Thee Parkside in Potrero Hill. Come by every Sunday; there’s always a fresh traditional or contemporary live act and a surprise special to purchase from the kitchen.

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, March 15 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boom Boom Room

Emcee Infinite, Hip Hop ROTC general and Bay Area beatbox pioneer of the legendary felonious crew. An array of amazing special guests are always aplenty when this legend hits the stage. It’s a guaranteed Hip Hop rager every time.

Tuesday, March 17

Beat Poetry & Jazz Tuesday Nights | Top of the Mark
Beat Poetry & Jazz Tuesday Nights | Top of the Mark

In celebration of the birth of the Beat Generation in San Francisco, and in honor of the 60th anniversary of poet Allen Ginsberg first public reading of his poem “Howl,” the InterContinental Mark Hopkins has partnered with the Beat Museum to bring legendary poets to riff ...

Wednesday, March 18

Free Comedy Show & Hip Hop Cypher | SF
Wednesday, March 18 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome.
| The Showdown
Free Comedy Show & Hip Hop Cypher | SF

Due to the success and demand of the Showtime at Showdown show with Ron Chapman and Brandon Stokes, they’re going bi-weekly. The show will feature an array of comics old and new. After the show, bay area rappers will showcase their talent in the Revolver cypher. Brandon ...

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 ...

Saturday, March 21

2015 “Jazz Search West” 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 ...