I'll post some informative/depressing water shortage articles soon.

Ideas on how to assist in Japan relief efforts here.

To satisfy your doom-tooth now, here's one about the dangers of satisfying your sweet tooth with diet cola: aspartame + BPA + caramel color = cancer, obesity, erectile dysfunction. And another about flies and cockroaches bringing antibiotic-resistant diseases from factory farms to your house: how uplifting! Here's Annie Leonard's new film: Story of Citizens. And, Traitor Joe's still ain't part of the Fair Food program: that cheap unique food comes with a side of human rights violations. Be sure to check out all the cool events/classes at 100 Days of Spring! Thurs, Mar 31:
  • Human Rights Film Fest
  • State of Dating and Sex in SF panel 6.30pm Commonwealth Club 595 Market/2nd $12/$20. Hella speakers and then an afterparty!
  • "We Are All Animals" group show opening reception 7pm 43 Norfolk 11th/Folsom. Art and sips and vegan nibbles
  • NextAid benefit 7.30pm-2am Public Works 161 Erie/Mission/14th $10-20 donation. Lotsa performers and DJs and free drinks (til 9.30pm)
Series of free stuff to start off your April:

------------------------------------------ Mon, Mar 21:
  • 826 Valencia Volunteer 5-minute readings 6pm Amnesia 853 Valencia/20th free
  • Pecha Kucha 7pm 330 Ritch/Townsend $5 donation for this lightning round art showcase
Tues, Mar 22:
  • Water Matters book launch 6-9pm Project One 251 Rhode Island/15th free. Panel then party
  • Fresh the food film screens 7pm Makeout Room 3225 22nd/Mission free. "New thinking about what we're eating"
Wed, Mar 23:
  • SF's City Supervisors Japan relief fundraiser 5.30-8pm Som Bar 2925 16th/Capp $20 donation. DJs, awesome auction prizes, food from Papalote and Bar Bambino
  • Fresh & Local fashion trunk show 6-9pm Project One 251 Rhode Island $5 donation goes to Dress for Success. Hosted champagne 6-7pm
  • Bicycle Bride screens 7pm doors 8pm film Workspace Limited 2150 Folsom/17th $5 for film, popcorn, drinks
Thurs, Mar 24:
  • We Ride: Fear and Hope of Public Schools 5.30pm Horace Mann Middle School 23rd/Valencia. Bikes + education reform
  • Hacking Helvetica panel then competition 6.30-9pm SwissNex 730 Montgomery/Clay. Hear what's shakin' on the font front. Free, gotta RSVP
  • Disposable Film Fest opening
Fri, Mar 25:
  • Disposable Film Fest
  • Debaser 3rd Anniversary dance party 9pm-2am 111 Minna/2nd $5 or free if you wear flannel/baby doll dress before 11pm
Sat, Mar 26:
  • Ashoka Youth Ventures: Just Food community panel 9am-5.30pm or 2pm-5.30pm David Brower Center, Berkeley. Learn about young folks' projects to address food issues with innovative social ventures
  • Sale and release of Frank Lloyd Wright inspired jewelry 4-8pm The Mission Statement 3458 18th/Valencia
  • Underground Market 11am-4pm take-homeables 6-11pm hot food 11pm dance! Public Works 161 Erie/Mission/14th $5 <11pm> $10. Sign up for membership online to expedite entry 21+
  • Bicycle Bride screens 7pm doors 8pm film Workspace Limited 2150 Folsom/17th $5 for film, popcorn, drinks
  • Disposable Film Fest: Pomplemoose!
  • Earth Hour 8.30pm all over the world. Turn out your lights for an hour!
Sun, Mar 27:
  • Disposable Film Fest: film and social change and free bagels and coffee 12pm
  • Homo Hoedown for Lyon Martin Clinic 1-3pm El Rio 3158 Mission/Precita $10-100 donation. Live music, DJs, art auction, fun, and then salsa dancing
  • Art of Yoga benefit class 3-4.20pm Yoga Tree 1234 Valencia/23rd $donation. Tea and snacks afterwards. Vinyasa to support incarcerated youth
------------------------------------------------------------------ Mon, Mar 14:
  • Toshio Hirano steals your heart with his classic twang 8.30pm Amnesia 853 Valencia/20th free, crowded
Tues, Mar 15:
  • Hella deals to celebrate Haighteration's birthday! See here for details
Wed, Mar 16:
  • Brain Mapping and Neural Architectures talk 6.30-9.30pm SwissNex 730 Montgomery/Clay. Free, gotta RSVP
Thurs, Mar 17:
  • Ladies of Letterpress talk and exhibit 6-8pm SF Center for the Book 300 De Haro/16th
  • Pop-Up Magazine and other cool folks surprise you 6-9.45pm MoMA 3rd/Mission $half price museum admittance starts 6pm
  • Bicycle Bride screening 7pm 100 Days of Spring 1592 Market/Franklin $5-15 donation. Bollywood dancing after film
Fri, Mar 18 - Rain:
  • Project Open Hand + Dynamo Donuts collaboration = free beer and PB banana donuts 4-6pm 2760 24th/York. Plus, name the new donut contest!
  • Art 94124's Bayview: Then and Now party with jazz, swing, gospel, and comfort food potluck 6-9pm 3900B 3rd/Fairfax
  • Great photo fun (and different awesome activities earlier) 8-10pm The SchoolHouse 100 Days of Spring 1592 Market/Franklin $5-10 donation. Anti-gravity!
  • Michael Musika, Toshio Hirano, and Brass Menazeri 8.30pm doors Rickshaw Stop 155 Fell/Van Ness $12. Get tix early
Sat, Mar 19 - Rain:
  • Pro-peace out of Iraq rally UN Plaza 8th/Market noon
  • Girls Rock showcase 1-3pm Oakland $10 donation for ultra-awesomeness!
  • Lunar Mission art exhibit at various locations 7pm
Sun, Mar 20 - Vernal Equinox/Rain:
  • Sunday Streets: Embarcadero edition 11am-4pm. Embikeadero
  • Meatout celebration 12-3.30pm Universalist Church 1187 Franklin/Geary $8 for speakers and lunch
  • A Ruota Libera: bikes and pizza 1-7pm Una Pizza Napolitana 210 11th/Howard $10 for film, bike frame presenters, and 'za
  • SeaweedSway presents: Audiofauna + Graves + Ariel Eisen 7.30pm doors Makeout Room 3225 22nd/Mission $7 (plus bring some $ for Japan relief efforts)
------------------------------------------------------------------ Mon, Mar 7:
  • 50% off Community Thrift all day Valencia/17th. Go get cool stuff from this shop that benefits hella non-profits
  • American Wasteland panel 6pm program Commonwealth Club 595 Market/2nd members free/$7 students/$20. Awesome folks talkin' 'bout food trash and production
  • 100 Days of Spring grand opening 7pm potluck 8pm show The Schoolhouse 1592 Market/Franklin. "100 Events. 100 Classes. 100 Days"
Tues, Mar 8: Wed, Mar 9:
  • Generation Hot panel talks youth + climate chaos 6pm Commonwealth Club 595 Market/2nd $7/$12/$20
  • Dancing With Dynamite panel discussion on Latin American social movements 7pm MCCLA 2868 Mission/24th free
  • The Rumble presents Tellers + Grand Lake + Spyrals 9pm doors Milk Bar Haight/Stanyan free w/RSVP
  • Seaweed Sway presents: Helene Renaut + Emily Jane White + Ed Masuga 9.30pm show Cafe du Nord 2170 Market/Sanchez $10
Thurs, Mar 10:
  • "Beneath the Pacific Ocean" photo exhibit of Indonesian waters 5.45pm USF Fromm Hall 2130 Fulton/Cole
  • Reopening cocktail party 6-9pm The Common 383 Valencia/15th
  • Good Vibrations turns 34, so you get cake and champagne and sales at all their locations 6-9pm
Fri, Mar 11:
  • Cloud Power: Microsoft and Google save environmental face 12pm Commonwealth Club 595 Market/2nd members free/$7 students/$20
  • Very cool viernes with female mariachi, videos, and more cool cosas 6-8.30pm de Young Friday Nights
  • Art happy hour 6.30-9.30pm Secession Art & Design 3361 Mission/30th. Bring a jar for wine, and an appetite for empanadas (unconfirmed....)
  • Boxwars 8pm Cellspace 2050 Bryant/19th $7. Cardboard + battle
Sat, Mar 12: Sun, Mar 13:
  • AIDS Lifecycle benefit Sun & Fun 2pm 50 Rondel/16th/Valencia. Food trucks, music, cheap drinks, bike love
___________________________________________________________ Tues, Mar 1:
  • Hella museums around town be free
  • Green Drinks: treelovers 5.30-9pm 111 Minna/2nd. Wear green for a free drink
  • SF Film Society presents: Igniting the Classroom panel and screening 7pm doors The Lab 2948 Capp/16th $10. Looks rad
Wed, Mar 2: Thurs, Mar 3:
  • Gallery crawl downtown. See FecalFace link at right for listings
  • Craftbar with Etsy Labs 6-8pm Museum of Craft and Folk Art 51 Yerba Buena Lane/3rd/Mission free for students/$5. Beer, felting!
  • Arboretum sustainability fair fundraiser 6-9.30pm County Fair Bldg 9th/Lincoln GG Park $10 students/$20. Lecture and potluck
  • "Masters" opening 7-9pm Creativity Explored 3245 16th/Guerrero. Classic art pieces reinterpreted by local awesome artists at a great non-profit with great prices and fun receptions
  • Spacecraft 7-9pm Cellspace 2050 Bryant/19th featuring live music
  • The Warriors drink-along screening 7.30pm Gray Area Foundation for the Arts 55 Taylor/Turk $5
Fri, Mar 4: Sat, Mar 5:
  • Urban composting class 10am-12pm Garden for the Environment 7th Ave/Lawton free!
  • How To Homestead 2-5pm mega-mending 6pm potluck 7pm films 8pm square dancing! Harvey Milk Rec Center 50 Scott/Duboce. $5 or free with dish to share
  • Telephone & Soup release To Timbuktu 7-10pm Mission Comics & Art 20th/3520 Mission
  • Mission United food and dance party 8pm-3am Public Works 161 Erie/Mission/14th $5. Cheap drinks and free food early, then dancing. Proceeds go to cool local non-profits
Sun, Mar 6:
  • Asian Art Museum be free Larkin/McAllister
  • International Women's Day celebration 11am-2pm Dolores Park. "Food, music, and fun activities for all to enjoy"
  • Benefit for the Boob 4-10pm Wild Side West 428 Cortland/Wool $5-20. Drag and burlesque fun for Emergency Breast Cancer Fund
  • Kally Price + Emperor Norton's Jazz Band 9pm Amnesia 853 Valencia/20th $5

1 comment:

sean.coker said...

ive met you before so you know who i am. i'll be visiting san francisco from los angeles on march 25th-27th. what activities of interst will be going on during that time?