Sunday, March 26, 2017

2017 Albany FilmFest: Short (Really Short) Films | East Bay

Cozy, quirky and creative, Albany FilmFest, is back welcoming experienced and amateur filmmakers of all ages and across the country. Albany FilmFest is a national juried festival of short films (and really short more...

All Day12th Annual Tower Chapel Tulip Exhibition: Final Day | Oakland   FREE
All DayTreasure Island Easter Festival: Golden Egg Hunt, Brunch & Easter Marketplace | SF   $3
All Day2017 Macy’s Flower Show: Opening Day | Union Square   FREE
All DayMassive “Spring Equinox” Music Picnic & Dance Party: Sunset Season Opening | North Bay   FREE*
*Gate Fee: $5 per dropoff or motorcycle; $25 per car/truck (Cash Only - Please Bring Exact Change) or purchase ahead of time. Free for Large Vans and Buses (9 passenger minimum), but registration is required
All DaySunset Mercantile: Open Air Pop-Up Metropolis | SF   FREE
11:00 amOff the Grid: Presidio Picnic & Food Truck Party | SF   FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money for food, drinks and some entertainment.
12:00 pmMacy’s Flower Show: Behind-the-Scenes Tour | Union Square   FREE
12:00 pmFree Pint Day: Anchor Brewing’s “Blackberry Daze IPA” | The Yard   FREE*
*First 50 guests receive Anchor swag and a free pint of Blackberry Daze IPA, $5 pints following
1:00 pmFree Acting Class Day | Berkeley Rep   FREE
1:00 pmInaugural Beauty Bash: Shop Until You Drop | Pleasanton   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
1:00 pmFree Sailboat Ride Day: Cal Sailing Club | Berkeley   FREE
1:00 pmStory Time Crawl Along 24th St. | Word Week 2017   FREE
1:00 pmThe Life & Works of Stuart Timmons | SF Main Library   FREE
2:00 pmIrish-American Writer Salon: On Freedom | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Location sent upon RSVP.
2:00 pmGetting To Know The Women In The World War II Home Front | SF   FREE
2:00 pm“Phonographic Memory”: Recollections Through Music | SF Main Library   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
3:00 pmNyingma Institute Open House: Meditation & Yoga Demo | Berkeley   FREE
3:00 pmPrometheus Symphony Orchestra Concert | Oakland   FREE
6:00 pm’90s Simpsons Trivia Night & Watch Party | Mission Dist.   FREE
6:00 pm“The Marine Mammal Center” Discussion & Potluck | SF   FREE*
*Please bring a dish or snack if you are able.
7:00 pm2017 “Jazz Search West” First Competition | Berkeley   $10
7:00 pm“Drone Warfare & The Worldwide Resistance” Discussion | San Mateo   FREE*
*Free, contributions welcome.
7:00 pmHellaFunny Sundays Comedy Show | Neck of the Woods   FREE*
*Free with RSVP. Otherwise $15 online $20 at the door
9:00 pm“Return of the Cypher” Hip-Hop & Beatbox Jam | Boom Boom Room   FREE

Monday, March 27, 2017

2017 Izzies Ceremony: SF Dance & Choreography Awards | Mission Dist.
Monday, March 27 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Brava Theater

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, more...

6:00 pmSilent Book Club: Book Lovers’ Monthly Reading | San Jose   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
6:00 pmMarionette Play: Cinderella | South SF   FREE
6:00 pmMonday Mutt Days: Doggie Fest w/ Canine Caricatures & Pet Psychics | Emeryville   FREE
6:00 pmNew Wave Punk Mini Concert: Chai | Amoeba SF   FREE
7:00 pm“Odd” Strange Stand-Up Comedy & Drink Specials | SF   FREE
7:15 pmMusic, Movement & Meditation | Oakland   FREE*
*Donations graciously and gratefully accepted
7:30 pm“The World to Come” Book Talk & Signing | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is requested.
8:00 pmSalsa Dura: Dance Party & Live Salsa Orchestra | Berkeley   $5
8:00 pmFree Standup Comedy Night & Delicious Ramen | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but sliding scale donations are requested.
8:30 pmBlondie’s Comedy Show: Birthday Bash & Free Cake | SF   FREE
8:30 pmLaughgasm: Monday Comedy at the Rite Spot | SF   FREE

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Free Guided Tours of 9th Circuit Court of Appeals | SF
Tuesday, March 28 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | James R. Browning U.S. Court of Appeals Building

Sam Wheeler CC via Wikipedia The James R. Browning U.S. Courthouse, a National Historic Landmark, is located at the corner of Seventh and Mission Streets in San Francisco. The public entrance is more...

2:00 pm“Little Worlds” Terrariums Hands-On Workshop | Macy’s Flower Show   FREE
4:00 pmPirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours: Final Day | Redwood City   FREE*
*Self guided tours are free. A voluntary $5 per-person donation to helps defray expenses. Sailing tickets are $43 a head.
6:00 pm“The Sweet Spot” Documentary Sneak Peek | SF Main Library   FREE
6:30 pmCookies & Comedy Night | SF   FREE
6:30 pm“Gorgo” Classic Giant Monster Movie Screening | SF   FREE
7:00 pmWatercolors For Beginners: Basic Tools & Techniques | Mountain View   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
7:30 pm“Big Mushy Happy Lump” Book Talk & Signing | SF   FREE
7:30 pmTwo Poets Reads Recent Work | SF   FREE
7:40 pmDirty Old Women Reading: Literary Salon & Open Mic | Oakland   FREE
8:00 pmHaight Street Comedy Night, Games & Prizes | SF   FREE
8:00 pmLast Tuesdays Comedy at The Layover | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
8:00 pmOaktown Comedy Night | Oakland   FREE*
*Use promo code HELLAFUNNY for free tickets. Otherwise $15.
8:00 pmWin Tix: Jam-packed Night of Laughs “Comedy All Stars” | The Punch Line   WIN

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Free Sneak Preview Movie:
Wednesday, March 29 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP code required; arrive early as admission is not guaranteed.
| AMC Metreon 16

Attend an exclusive free sneak preview advanced screening of “Ghost in the Shell,” a brand new action movie starring Scarlett Johansson. Free Film Screening: Ghost in the Shell March 29, 2017 | 7:00 pm AMC Metreon more...

5:30 pmEnvironmental Progress Grand Opening: Non-Profit Mixer | Berkeley  FREE
7:00 pmAttractive Camp: Stand-Up Comedy Show | SF  $6*
*$6 when you use promo code "funcheapbaby". Otherwise, it's $12 online or $15 at the door.
7:30 pm“Moonlight Comedy”: Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland   FREE
8:00 pmFree Improv Class & BYOB Wednesday | SF   FREE*
*Free, but there is a suggested donation of $5-15
8:00 pmWorld Class Comedy Wednesdays | Marina   FREE*
*Use promo code FUNCHEAP for free tickets. Otherwise $15.
8:00 pmWin Tix: Cobb’s Comedy Showcase | SF   WIN
8:30 pmTrish & Dan Face March Madness Comedy | SF   $5*
*An RSVP is required.
10:00 pmPrince 30th Anniv. Concert “Sign O’ The Times” | 1015 Folsom   FREE*
*Free with RSVP (subject to capacity); Guaranteed admission is $20
10:00 pmWin Tix: “The Purple Ones” Prince Tribute Concert | 1015 Folsom   WIN

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Thursday, March 30 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Mystic Hotel by Charlie Palmer

Disposable Film Festival is taking over of the gorgeous pre-1908 Mystic Hotel. Featuring DFF favorites from the past 10 years and a special Video Confession Booth installation.

12:00 pmMeet-and-Greet Baseball Pitcher: Hunter Strickland | Macy’s Flower Show   FREE
12:00 pmMeet & Greet the Baseball Star “Hunter Strickland” | Union Square   FREE
2:00 pmFloral Art & Sculpture Demo | Macy’s Flower Show   FREE
4:00 pmChef Mike Ward’s Cooking Demo & Complimentary Dish | Macy’s Flower Show   FREE
4:00 pm$5 Pirates of the Caribbean Ship Tours | Jack London Square   FREE*
*Dockside tours are technically free, but a donation of $5 is appreciated. Sailing tickets start at $39
5:00 pmSpeak Cheesy: Free Grilled Cheese Sandwich & Beer Happy Hour | SF   FREE
6:00 pmLiberty Loving People: Black Abolitionists & The Struggle Over Slavery | The Presidio   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
6:00 pmExploratorium After Dark: The Residents’ New Record Live Premiere | Pier 15   $15*
*$15 General; $10 Members; Free for Lab Members ($10 Add-On Ticket for the Tactile Dome) Adults Only (18+)
6:00 pmBest of the Academy NightLife | California Academy of Sciences   $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
6:00 pmWin Tix: NightLife Dive Show | California Academy of Sciences   WIN
6:00 pmFashion & Music Festival Kick Off | Macy’s Union Square   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
6:30 pm“Joy the Baker Over Easy” Book Launch | Omnivore Books   FREE
6:30 pmHow To Thrive In Challenging Times | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
6:30 pm“Night at the Black Hawk” Live Jazz Concert | SF   FREE
7:00 pm“The Painted Gun” Book Release | City Lights   FREE
7:30 pmThe Shoe Must Go On (The Foot): Stand Up Comedy | Oakland   FREE*
*Donations are appreciated.
8:00 pmStandard Deviant: Come Out For Good Beer & Chuckles | SF   FREE
8:00 pm2017 Disposable Film Festival Opening Night | Castro Theater   $15*
*Tickets are $15 thru February 22 / $20 thru March 30.
8:00 pmThe Setup’s “Storytelling” Comedy Night | Beer Basement   $5*
*Normally $10 use code FUNCHEAP for $5 tickets. 21+

Friday, March 31, 2017

2017 Dry Garden Free Admission Day & Plant Sale | East Bay
Friday, March 31 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ruth Bancroft Garden

The Ruth Bancroft Garden’s annual Spring Opening and Plant Sale is the Bay Area’s best source for drought tolerant plants, succulents, cacti, California natives, and other Mediterranean climate plants. 2017 Ruth Bancroft more...

11:00 am2017 Cesar Chavez Day Free Walking Tours | SF   FREE
All DayBeer Friday: Live Music, Food Trucks & Family Party | San Carlos   FREE
12:00 pmDance Anywhere 2017: Simultaneous Global Dance-Off | SF   FREE
All Day2017 Magnolia Bloom: Last Blossoms of the Season | SF Botanical Garden   FREE*
*San Francisco Residents: Free with proof of residency Non-residents: $7 general, $5 youth 12-17 & seniors; $2 children 5-11; children 4 and under free; families of 2 adults and one or more child pay just $15. The Garden is free daily 7:30-9am.
4:00 pmFinal Fridays Family Dance Party | South SF   FREE
4:00 pm17th Youth Art Show: Celebrating Youth Artistry | South SF   FREE
5:00 pm“Off the Grid” Friday Night Food Truck Party | Fort Mason   FREE*
*Free to attend, but bring some cash for food purchases.
5:00 pmRevolutions Series: DJ Hotwire EDM Mini Concert | Amoeba SF   FREE
5:30 pmTransgender Day of Visibility | SF   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
5:30 pmSan Francisco Critical Mass   FREE
6:00 pmCandle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required.
6:00 pmJazz Live Music Sessions | The Presidio   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
6:00 pm“B-Side Cipher: Live & Direct” Variety Show & Potluck | Berkeley   FREE
7:00 pmSan Francisco Beard & Mustache Club | Mission Dist.   FREE
7:00 pmThe Art Critique Comedy Show | SF   FREE*
*$5 suggested donation gets you a ticket into the post-show auction/raffle.
7:30 pmSpeakeasy Circus: Live Jazz & Aerial Performance | SF   $20*
*$20 general admission / $10 for AcroSports students
7:30 pmFood & Film Screening Under the Stars | SF   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required. Bring money for food and drinks.
7:45 pmLast Fridays Outdoor Movie Night “Forrest Gump” | Pier 39   FREE