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Tuesday, March 3

The News: Fresh Queer Performance Series | SoMa
Tuesday, March 3 – 7:30 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 suggested donation, but no one turned away for lack of funds.
| SOMArts Cultural Center
The News: Fresh Queer Performance Series | SoMa

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, ...

Friday, March 6

Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, March 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Broadway/Telegraph
Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk

Oakland Art Murmur is a group of nearly 30 galleries in Oakland that have coordinated openings on the first Friday of every month. Every first Friday of the month, member galleries are open to the public from 6-9 pm. Additionally Telegraph above Grand and below 27th is closed ...

Saturday, March 7

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 …

Sunday, March 8

“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.

Wednesday, March 11

Dream Queens Revue Drag Show | Tenderloin
Wednesday, March 11 – 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Aunt Charlie's Lounge
Dream Queens Revue Drag Show | Tenderloin

The Dream Queens Revue is San Francisco’s fabulicious drag show taking over Aunt Charlie’s Lounge every second and fourth Wednesday from 9:30-11:30 pm. Free, but come early for the best seats. “This unforgettable cabaret show is a must — sequined spectacle that’s not to be missed.” – ...

Friday, March 13

“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

Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF
Saturday, March 14 – 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 15

“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.

Thursday, March 19

Yerba Buena Gallery Crawl: Third Thursdays | SoMa
Yerba Buena Gallery Crawl: 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 ...

“Under the Influence” Reading Performance Series | North Beach
Thursday, March 19 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Suggested donation to support the venue. Nobody turned away for lack of funds
| The Emerald Tablet

The Emerald Tablet in North Beach hosts a homegrown reading performance series, Under the Influence, co-created and hosted with Quiet Lightning‘s Evan Karp. Four artists read works by some of their major influences, followed by original work performances created for the show that channels that ...

Friday, March 20

Seduction Feroce: Burlesque & Drag Variety Show | Oakland
Friday, March 20 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 when you mention Funcheap at the door; otherwise, tickets are $10. 21+
| Bench And Bar
Seduction Feroce: Burlesque & Drag Variety Show | Oakland

Séduction Féroce is bringing its sexy, diverse, boundary-pushing and inclusive monthly variety show to Bench & Bar in Oakland, taking over the stage every third Friday of the month. Get in for $5 when you mention Funcheap at the door; otherwise, it’s $10. Every month, you ...

Sunday, March 22

“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room
Sunday, March 22 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Boom Boom Room

L*Roneous & 2Bers. The west coast connection. This super group connects the SFC and New Mexico. With a special blend of Hip Hop that both carries on the tradition of the classic Boom Bap but extends the art form with modern lyrical back drop that …

Wednesday, March 25

Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF
Wednesday, March 25 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-$15
| Cyprian’s
Free Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF

Come have fun and exercise your imagination and creativity at a monthly improv class happening on the last Wednesday of the month at the Turk and Lyon Community Center inside St. Cyprian’s. Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-$15 Whether you are a veteran or ...

Saturday, March 28

The Beatles Choir: Volunteer Singalong | SF
Saturday, March 28 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is recommended.
| Laguna Honda Hospital
The Beatles Choir: Volunteer Singalong | SF

Take a sad song and make it better as The Beatles Choir brings cheer to the residents and staff of Laguna Honda Hospital through music, joy, laughter and the timeless songs of the Fab Four. Laguna Honda Hospital is a long-term, skilled nursing and rehabilitation ...

Friday, April 3

Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, April 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Broadway/Telegraph
Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk

Oakland Art Murmur is a group of nearly 30 galleries in Oakland that have coordinated openings on the first Friday of every month. Every first Friday of the month, member galleries are open to the public from 6-9 pm. Additionally Telegraph above Grand and below 27th is closed ...

Tuesday, April 7

The News: Fresh Queer Performance Series | SoMa
Tuesday, April 7 – 7:30 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 suggested donation, but no one turned away for lack of funds.
| SOMArts Cultural Center
The News: Fresh Queer Performance Series | SoMa

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, ...

Saturday, April 11

Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF
Saturday, April 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 ...

Thursday, April 16

Yerba Buena Gallery Crawl: Third Thursdays | SoMa
Yerba Buena Gallery Crawl: 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 ...

“Under the Influence” Reading Performance Series | North Beach
Thursday, April 16 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Suggested donation to support the venue. Nobody turned away for lack of funds
| The Emerald Tablet

The Emerald Tablet in North Beach hosts a homegrown reading performance series, Under the Influence, co-created and hosted with Quiet Lightning‘s Evan Karp. Four artists read works by some of their major influences, followed by original work performances created for the show that channels that ...

Friday, April 17

Seduction Feroce: Burlesque & Drag Variety Show | Oakland
Friday, April 17 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 when you mention Funcheap at the door; otherwise, tickets are $10. 21+
| Bench And Bar
Seduction Feroce: Burlesque & Drag Variety Show | Oakland

Séduction Féroce is bringing its sexy, diverse, boundary-pushing and inclusive monthly variety show to Bench & Bar in Oakland, taking over the stage every third Friday of the month. Get in for $5 when you mention Funcheap at the door; otherwise, it’s $10. Every month, you ...

Saturday, April 18

Justin Timberlake Flash Mob | SF
Saturday, April 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch the flashmob. Dance classes are $6 each.
| All Over San Francisco
Justin Timberlake Flash Mob | SF

Put on your suit and tie and bring a little sexy back as Bay Area Flash Mob dances the choreo to your favorite Justin Timberlake hits - SexyBack, My Love, Like I Love You, Rock Your Body and more.
On April 18, 2015, they’ll take it to the streets …

Thursday, May 21

“Under the Influence” Reading Performance Series | North Beach
Thursday, May 21 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Suggested donation to support the venue. Nobody turned away for lack of funds
| The Emerald Tablet

The Emerald Tablet in North Beach hosts a homegrown reading performance series, Under the Influence, co-created and hosted with Quiet Lightning‘s Evan Karp. Four artists read works by some of their major influences, followed by original work performances created for the show that channels that ...