March...

For Educational Reform and No Cutbacks! March 4th, City Hall 5pm.

Disposable Film Fest March 4-7th!

Stay off the lawn! Really, get off the grass. Habits are turf to break: 50% of urban water usage in western states to maintain grass yards. Oh, golf courses in Arizona weren't a good idea?

I dig Slate's new easy-energy-efficiency brainstorm project. And post rainstorm, turn your broken umbrella into a tote bag!

And check out Mac's book For Us Surrender Is Out Of The Question. Here is an astounding excerpt.

Lobbyists pushing the new nuclear agenda? No way....really? Unbelievable. What's a lobbyist? Mon, March 1:
  • Community Thrift 50% off today! Valencia/17th
  • Nuclear Tipping Point screening and panel discussion 6.30pm Cowell Theatre Fort Mason Bay/Laguna. RSVP required, free for Commonwealth Club members
Tues, March 2:
  • Hella museums be free around town
  • Green Drinks 5.30-9.30pm 111 Minna/2nd. Mingle with other tree huggers
  • Urban Sprouts new volunteer orientation 6-7pm 451 Hayes/Gough. Get oriented and help plant gardens at schools!
  • Produce to the People food justice panel and reception 6.30-8.30pm Port Hearing Commission Room Ferry Bldg
  • The Heretics and Women Art Revolution screen 7pm Intersection for the Arts 446 Valencia/15th $5-10
Wed, March 3:
  • Exploratorium be free today
  • Lessons in Adventureneering: Music/Comedy/Literature/Science/Ephemera Extravaganza 7.45pm Dog Eared Books 900 Valencia/20th
  • Deer Tick plays 8pm doors 9pm show Independent 628 Divis/Hayes. Fo' free, RSVP and get there early
Thurs, March 4:
  • City Hall: Education March against cutbacks! 5pm
  • Divisadero Art Walk mostly 5-9pm. Lotsa specials at lotsa places with lotsa art
  • Art crawl downtown and all around. Grab your wine jar and checkout the FecalFace link at right
  • My Refuge House benefit and art party 6-10pm Project One 251 Rhode Island/16th. Sip and nibble to help kids in the Philippines
Fri, March 5:
  • "Windows Into the Tenderloin" mural dedication 3.30pm Jones/Golden gate
  • Southern Exposure's Monster Drawing Rally 6-11pm Verdi Club 2424 Mariposa/Potrero $10 to witness art
  • Project Defenestration show 6-10pm 1:AM Gallery 1000 Howard/6th. Then stride over to...
  • Process: SF State Photography program benefit 7-11pm MIM Gallery 935 Howard/5th. Your lenses might get a bit blurry after the refreshments. Also walkable to new show up at Electric Works 130 8th/Minna
  • Best Release Party Ever 7.30pm Bender's 19th/S Van Ness. Celebrate Mac McClelland's book For Us Surrender Is Out Of The Question with dramatic readings, cheap cocktails, and DJ Purple karaoke!
Sat, March 6:
  • Big old community farming day and BBQ 9am-5pm Alemany Farm
  • Ashoka Youth Venture Community Panel 10am-3pm David Brower Center 2150 Allston/Fulton. They can't yet vote, but they can make change and start amazing organizations! Free, please register
  • Underground Farmers Market 5-11pm 9 Langton near 7th/Howard. Thrice the space, twice the vendors
  • Haitian relief effort concert 7.30pm Yoga Loft 321 Divis/Page $5-15. Mellow bands, vibrant cause
Sun, March 7: Mon, March 8:
  • Howard Zinn tribute 8pm Herbst Theatre 401 Van Ness/McAllister $20 or get there early to volunteer
  • Where The Wild Things Are screens 8pm Independent 628 Divis/Hayes. "2 drink minimum" 21+
Wed, March 10:
  • "Where's My Green Job" panel discussion on CA's future economy 4-6pm Marines' Club & Hotel 609 Sutter/Mason. RSVP
Thurs, March 11:Link
  • Organic Thirsty Bear beer tasting 12-1.30pm Green Zebra Environmental Action Center 50 Post/Montgomery
  • Closing the Food Gap: How to Make Good, Clean & Fair Food Accessible for Everyone 6.30-8pm Glide Memorial 330 Ellis/Jones. RSVP
  • Defiant Proclamations: protest poster show 7pm CellSpace 2050 Bryant/18th
  • Trailers Schmailers: crash course in Jewish Film 7.30pm Jewish Community Library 1835 Ellis/Pierce
  • Ardent Press Books release party 8-10pm Station 40 3030B 16th/Mission. Anarchist hors d'oeuvres. Pickaxe screens after party
  • White Cloud, Silian Rail, and French Miami rock 8.30pm Milk 1840 Haight/Stanyan. Free w/RSVP
Fri, March 12:
  • "Criminalizing Immigration: Historical and Modern Perspectives" Asian American Law Journal Spring Symposium 9.30am-2pm UC Berkeley Law School
  • "Spring Growth" new group show 7-10pm Art Explosion 2425 17th/Potrero
  • Anarchist Cafe: music, food, words 7-10pm 225 Potrero/16th $5 suggested donation
  • SeaweedSway happy hour show 7.30pm Makeout Room 3225 22nd/Mission $5. Good easy music to kickoff your weekend
  • "Beware The Ides of March: 4 Writers & a Stab at Music & Noise" 8pm Dog Eared Books 900 Valencia/20th
Sat, March 13:
  • Anarchist Book Fair 10am-6pm Country Fair Bldg Lincoln/9th Ave
  • Alemany Farm workday 12-5pm. Dig it
  • Golden Gate Gardening book discussion 1pm Main Library
  • World's Smallest Post Office 2pm Curiosity Shoppe Valencia/20th. Tiny tiny letters
  • Beaches and Kelley Stoltz rock 9pm $8 after a Cheesemonger book release party 7pm free Amnesia 853 Valencia/20th
  • Set your clock an hour ahead! Spring forward for Daylight Savings Time (1.095% APR)
Sun, March 14:
  • It's an hour later than you think
  • Sunday Streets returns 10am-3pm Fisherman's Wharf to China Basin. Ain't no cars
  • Anarchist Book Fair 11am-5pm Country Fair Bldg Lincoln/9th Ave. The best part about anarchism is having a liberal arts degree
  • Common Ground in a Liquid City author reading 7pm Studio for Urban Design 3579 17th/Dolores
  • Storytellers For Good launch party 7-11pm 111 Minna/2nd. Fundraising, nibbling, raffling, supporting cool orgs
Mon, March 15:
  • A Serious Man screens free 8pm Independent 628 Divis/Hayes. "2 drink minimum" 21+
Tues, March 16:
  • Dirt! screens 5.45pm Main Library Larkin/Grove
  • 826's 5 Minute Reading Series 7pm Amnesia 853 Valencia/20th
Wed, March 17:
  • CA Academy of Sciences be free
  • Free Luxor cab rides for St. Pat's Day starting 3pm. Call 415 282 4141 and tell them Berg Injury Law is picking up the tab
  • Stand against the Sit/Lie Ordinance 5.30-7pm LGBT Community Center 1800 Market/Octavia. You and advocates for homeless youth discuss Newsom's plan to criminalize sitting on sidewalks
  • Shout! art by women veterans 6-9pm Sally's Pianos & Events 1632 Market. Wine, advocacy, art $10 suggested donation. Also on Thurs, March 18
Thurs, March 18:
  • Corporate Insurance Kills! rally 12-1.30pm Justin Herman Plaza/Ferry Bldg. Billionaires for Wealthcare demonstrate
  • Shout! art by women veterans 6-9pm Sally's Pianos & Events 1632 Market. Wine, advocacy, art $10 suggested donation
Fri, March 19:
  • Guardian's Folk You barndance with honky tonk, Texas swing, bluegrass, and outlaw country 6-8.45pm GG Park de Young Concourse. Live music, prize giveaways, and local art
  • Alite launch party 6-11pm 2505 Mariposa/Hampshire. Beer, DJ, dog lounge, and photo booth at this design team's shindig
  • Violence in the Congo: Western Exploitation and Human Rights Abuses discussion 6.30-8.30pm College of Integral Studies 1453 Mission/10th
Sat, March 20:
  • Unfortunately, there is still a great need for pro-peace rallies. Join this one at Civic Center 11am-4pm
  • Obscura Day: Celebration of Unusual Places 12-4pm Pier 45. Tour Musee Mecanique. RSVP
Sun, March 21:
  • Stadium Stampede 8am AT&T Park $20 gets you in shape, gets you lunch, and gets Good Tidings funds to continue their work
  • Alemany Farm workday 12-5pm. You've got hoes in your area code
  • "Eating Our Way to World Peace" discussion and vegan food tasting 1-3pm Main Library
  • 5th Annual Dessert-a-thon 3-6.30pm L's Cafe 2871 24th/Bryant. Fund/weight-raiser for 24th St mini-park
  • Taking Root: The Story of Wangari Maathai screens 6pm ATA 992 Valencia/21st $6-10. Watch this great doc, then head to....
  • Seaweed Sway Showcase: Double Conspiracy 7.30pm Makeout Room 3225 22nd/Mission $8-10 ($2 extra goes to Peruvian health non-profit). Performances by Conspiracy of Venus, Conspiracy of Beards, and Here's Rusty. Plus MC Jeremy Dalmas
Mon, March 22:
  • Apocalypse Know (my title) 7-9pm Gazebo CPMC Campus Castro/14th. Learn how to survive in SF when climate chaos takes over and there ain't no more oil. Seriously, this meeting might be awesome
Tues, March 23:
  • Ben & Jerry's free cone day. They got sorbet
  • EcoTuesday discussion and meet-up 6.30-9pm The Box 1069 Howard/7th free w/RSVP or $10 at door. Network and learn how corporations can go "lean and green"
Wed, March 24:
  • INFORUM's "If Not The Chronicle, Then What?" panel discussion and party 6.30pm Commonwealth Club 595 Market/2nd $7/$12/$20. TheWeekIntro is nominated, as are other super quality SF writers!
  • "Honeymoon in Pyongyang" artist commentary 7pm Electric Works 130 8th/Minna. Pictures of North Korea's Masked Games
  • League of Pissed Off Voters presents "Meet Your Mar" 7.30-10pm Park Life 220 Clement/3rd Ave. Chat with Supervisor Eric Mar, eat some snacks, play human bingo, enjoy yourself

Thurs, March 25:

  • Art Institute portfolio show 4-8pm Hotel Whitcomb 1231 Market/8th. Meander up to...
  • SF City Academy benefit 6-8pm Show Dogs 1020 Market/6th $20. All you can drink good beer, plus nibbles
  • Obakki Foundation: sip wine and shop benefit 6-8pm Azalea Boutique 411 Hayes/Gough
  • SF Design and 7x7 Magazine happy hour 7-9pm Infusion 124 Ellis/Powell. Dress purty...you might get famous-ish
  • Boyz IV Men and Neon Indian DJ set 8pm Milk Bar 1840 Haight/Stanyan $5
  • Indianna Hale, Gilded Rooks, and Slow Motion Cowboys 8.30pm Cafe Revolution 3248 22nd/Bartlett

Fri, March 26:

  • Plant & Book sale 4-8pm Botanical Gardens GG Park 9th Ave/Lincoln. Benefits SF Public Library
  • "Engaging Bayview Hunter's Point Youth" 6-9pm ART 94124 3900B 3rd St/Fairfax. Art, raffle tix, snausages, and s'mores
  • Chrome Bag art party 6-11pm 584 4th/Brannan. Raffle, $1 beer, DJ. Benefits Bikes for Rwanda
  • "Gilded Youth" fashion, food, and garden party 6-8pm Loft 1513 Church/27th
  • Art happy hour and sale 6.30-9.30pm Secession 3361 Mission/30th across from Safeway. Snacks, pretty things, 20% off art, and wine: bring your jar
  • Descry Magazine launch and art event 7-11pm Queen's Nails Annex 3191 Mission/Valencia

Sat, March 27:

  • Stand Against Sit/Lie morning-night. Events all over the city to remind Mayor Gavin that sidewalks are for people! Stand against this misguided city law
  • Plant & Book sale 10am-6pm Botanical Gardens GG Park 9th Ave/Lincoln. Benefits SF Public Library
  • Really Really Free Market! 1-5pm Dolores Park. Bring stuff, take stuff, make stuff, bake stuff. All free
  • Global Lives Project tour and tea tasting 1pm tour 2-6pm tea YBCA 3rd/Mission free
  • "Out of Site" youth photo exhibit 3-6pm Spare Room Project 270 Anderson/Cortland
  • SF Arts Quarterly Symposium 6-10pm Arts Institute 800 Chestnut/Columbus. Panel discussion, cool magazine, music by Michael Musika/Little Wings/Honeycomb, free food and drinks!
  • SF and cities around the world turn out their lights 8.30-9.30pm. Find something to do for an hour in the dark
Sun, March 28:
  • Plant & Book sale 10am-4pm Botanical Gardens GG Park 9th Ave/Lincoln. Benefits SF Public Library
Mon, March 29:
  • Make My Monday 6.30-9.30pm Herbst Pavilion Fort Mason Buchanan/Marina. People making art, people eating cupcakes, people making music
  • Chasing The Moon-Seaweed Sway Showcase concert + potluck 848 Divis/McAllister $5-10 donation suggested. 7-8pm food 8-10.30pm music by Jen Grady and Taught Me
  • Up In The Air screens free 8pm Independent 628 Divis/Hayes. "2 drink minimum" 21+
Tues, March 30:
  • Urban wine tasting 6-9pm SOM 2925 16th/S Van Ness $10 w/RSVP, $20 at door. Sample uber-local wines and eat Bar Bambino bites
Wed, March 31:
  • Ecology Emerges panel discussion 6pm Main Library Larkin/Grove
  • Pirate Cat Radio benefit oldies dance party 7pm Blue Macaw 2565 Mission/22nd $5-20
  • The Cove screens free 8pm Greenpeace 698 Indiana/19th. Aqua Oscar winner
  • Michael Musika and more play 8pm Blue Six 3043 24th/Treat. Probably a small donation requested to listen to this unique musika
APRIL PREVIEW: Thurs, April 1:
  • Art crawl downtown and all around. Grab your wine jar and checkout the FecalFace link at right
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