Community Calendar: March 2017

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Wendy Maruyama: The wildLIFE Project (2017), The Museum of Craft and Design.
Image courtesy of Henrik Kam.

March 3 – Food:  Off the Grid
With roughly 30 food trucks/vendors, a full bar and live music, Off the Grid is California’s largest weekly street food market. Fridays, 5 to 10 p.m., Fort Mason Center.  For schedule and more information:

March 4 – Family: Yoga
You’re your baby’s best teacher.  Adult yoga is matched with developmentally appropriate movement, song and play for young movers, crawling to two years, accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Space limited; advanced signups required. 10 to 10:30 a.m.  $25/family; Anytime Members: $18.75, 25 percent off; Limited Members: $21.25, 15 percent off; Mini Members: $22.50, 10 percent off. Recess, 470 Carolina Street. More information:

March 5 – Sports: 1880s Vintage Base Ball Opening Day
Bay Area Vintage Base Ball is the region’s first and longest running vintage baseball league, played by 1886 rules, including small gloves, large wooden bats, old style uniforms, umpires in fancy hats – who must be addressed as, “sir” – with the goal of historical accuracy.  There’s no high fives, which are banned because they weren’t invented until the l20th century. Free. Noon. Big Recreation Field, Golden Gate Park, Lincoln Way and Seventh Avenue.  More information: Schedule:

March 7 – History:  James R. Browning U.S. Courthouse
Docent-led tours available on Tuesdays of the James R. Browning U.S. Courthouse, a National Historic Landmark, headquarters for the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, which hears appeals from lower court decisions in the nine Western states. Tours begin at 1 p.m., last approximately 60 minutes, and include visiting the old post office lobby on the first floor, as well as available courtrooms.  No reservations are required. Enter the building and meet the tour guide in the lobby.  Each adult needs to pass through security screening and bring a photo identification. Free. 95 Seventh Street. More information:

March 8 – Music: Daniel Berkman
Potrero Hill resident Daniel Berkman is a composer, multi-instrumentalist and innovator of the kora, a 21-stringed harp/lute from West Africa. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Farley’s, 1315 18th Street.

March 11 – Art: Global Myopia
Hosfelt Gallery is pleased to present the West Coast premiere of Marco Maggi’s first video installation, Global Myopia.  The two-channel, 30-minute video installation draws its content from Maggi’s 2015 Venice Biennale exhibition in the Uruguay pavilion. Maggi’s video venerates and satirizes the complexities and paradoxes of the experience of contemporary art from the viewpoint of a spectator observing spectators. Free. Reception: March 11, 4 to 6 p.m. Exhibition March 11 to April 29. Hosfelt Gallery, 260 Utah Street. More information: or 415-495-5454

March 11 – Parade: St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival
The West Coast’s largest event celebrating Irish history and culture, the 166th Annual San Francisco St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival attracts some 100,000 revelers every year, one of the City’s most popular events. Free. Festival: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Civic Plaza Center. Parade: starts at 11:30 a.m. at Second and Market streets. More information:

March 12 – Music: David de Alba’s Live Tribute to Judy Garland
Finocchio Club’s legendary actor, singer-impressionist David de Alba will breathe life, drama, and humor in his tribute to Judy Garland. de Alba will sing songs associated with Ms. Garland, narrate funny anecdotes that Judy herself told during her many 1960’s television appearances, along with some personal stories about meeting her. Tickets: $20. 3:30 p.m. MVIG Cultural Arts Center, 3528 South Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas. More information: text Ixela Gutierrez, 702.339.0948; David de Alba,

March 14- Science: Pi Day Puzzle Party and Competition
Ask a Scientist is a casual, educational, entertaining lecture series that takes place at cafes and other informal venues around San Francisco. Trying to decide how you’re going to celebrate Pi Day, 3.14, this year? Avoid the congested airports and typical math holiday madness, and come to Ask a Scientist’s Pi Day Puzzle Party; a boisterous math and logic puzzle competition, hosted by Juliana Gallin and Wes Carroll. Free. 7 p.m. SoMa StrEat Food Park, 428 11th Street. More information:

March 15 – Community: Dogpatch & Northwest Potrero Hill Green Benefit District General Board Meeting.
Working together to green, clean, and beautify public spaces in Dogpatch and Northwest Potrero Hill.  Board of Directors meeting.  Free. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tivoli Room, University of California San Francisco-Mission Bay, 654 Minnesota Street.”

March 17 – Anniversary:  St. Patrick’s Day
Farley’s 28th Anniversary Celebration and St. Patrick’s Day! Bagpipes and live Irish music 9 a.m. to noon. Irish stew and soda bread until it sells out! Farley’s, 1315 18th Street.

March 18 – Family: Felt & Sock Puppets
Turn your living room into a theater with handmade sock and felt puppets! Transform socks and scraps, felt, feathers, buttons and baubles into a one-of-a kind character that YOU bring to life! All materials provided, but extra single socks always welcome. Ages four and up. 3 to 4:30 p.m. Free. Mission Bay Branch Library, 960 Fourth Street. Space is limited; reserve yours here:

March 19 – Food:  Off the Grid
Yummy offerings available for purchase from San Francisco’s favorite eateries and food trucks, a lively atmosphere and picnics on the lawn with a view of the Bay and Golden Gate Bridge. Sundays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Main Parade Ground Lawn, The Presidio. Free. For schedule and more information:

March 22 – Music: Soul Delights
Live music by Soul Delights. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Farley’s, 1315 18th Street.

March 25 – Food: Cookie Contest
Make your favorite cookies — lots of them — and bring them to Omnivore to compete in the contest for best cookie of 2017! Free to entrants. If you want to eat cookies and not bake them, pay $5 to be a contest judge. The winner splits the door money; runner-up prizes as well. 3 to 4 p.m. Omnivores Books, 3885a Cesar Chavez Street. More information:

March 25 – 26 Market: Treasure Island Flea
Each month, this modern urban market houses roughly 400 curated vendors selling originally-made and designed items, art, and antiques. With more than 25 food trucks, live music, workshops, kids games, and bars with seasonal cocktails, local wines and brews. $3 admission. Free parking. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More information:

March 30 – Music: John Lewis, Gary Schoofs, Tim Hazen
Live Music by John Lewis, Gary Schoofs, and Tim Hazen, who do covers of Beatles, Eagles, Everly Brothers, Simon & Garfunkel, Joni Mitchell, and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Farley’s, 1315 18th Street.