Community Calendar: March 2018

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(From left) Cat Luedtke, Elissa Beth Stebbins, and Leigh Rondon-Davis prepare to dismantle a few things in Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. Photo by Cheshire Isaac.

Now through 3/3 — Fashion: Goorin Brothers Sample Sale
Goorin Bros., a fourth-generation, family-owned San Francisco-based company of bold hat makers, hosts a three-day sample sale at the company’s Howard Street headquarters. Hats starting at $15. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Goorin Bros., 1269 Howard Street. For more information.

Now through 3/24 — Theater: Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.
This provocative and darkly comic piece examines and decomposes language and other cultural constructs that restrict women in our modern world. In conversation with #MeToo, Revolt echoes the scandals that’re shocking our country, while wearily admitting that nothing’s shocking, and asks a familiar question: how do we even start to change circumstances for oppressed people, when that oppression is so deep that it imbues our very language? A darkly comic manifesto by Alice Birch, directed by Rebecca Novick, Revolt explores the ways women are pushed to fit society’s expectations. $15 (previews) to $30. Potrero Stage, 1695 18th Street. For more information and to purchase tickets.

Friday, March 2 — Dance: Rotunda Dance Series at City Hall
The Rotunda Dance Series is a set of monthly dance performances in San Francisco City Hall’s extraordinary rotunda. Dancers’ Group and World Arts West have partnered to bring audiences lunchtime glimpses into movement and musical traditions from around the world. Free. Noon. San Francisco City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton Goodlett Place. For more information.

Saturday, March 3 — Music: Rocknrollfairy
Music for kids and their grownups. 4 p.m. Farley’s, 1315 18th Street.

Saturday, March 3 — Art: Cory Evans
Check out this opening for a local artist. 7 to 9 p.m. Farley’s, 1315 18th Street.

Saturday, March 3 — Art: Shadows in Stereo
Shadows in Stereo is an analog, 3-D stereo imaging experience. Accompanied by a team of performers and dancers, artist Christine Marie uses handmade lights, simple objects, and wire sculpture to cast 30-foot shadows onto walls, ceilings, and floors, which appear three-dimensional when viewed with the appropriate eyewear. 6 to 8 p.m. Free. McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, 1150 25th Street, Building B. For more information.

Sunday, March 4 — Community: San Francisco Street Parks Tour
Street Parks are created when communities identify a space, develop a design, and raise funds to build them, often with support from the San Francisco Parks Alliance and San Francisco Public Works. The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition and the Alliance have teamed up for a tour of street parks, community-built spaces that include traditional parks, gardens, tiled stairways, and open recreation spaces. The tour will be approximately six miles on a bicycle, cycling at a comfortable pace; no one will be left behind. 1 to 4 p.m. Free. Meet at Tunnel Top Park, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue. For more information and to RSVP (required).

3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27 — Art: Tuesday Night Drawing Series
Learn to sketch from a live model (clothed). Adults only. 6 to 8 p.m. $25 to $99. Arch Art Supplies, 10 Carolina Street. Class size is limited; details and sign-up.

Wednesday, March 7 — Film: Breakthrough: Portraits of Women in Science
Celebrate Women’s History Month with an inspiring deep look at the pioneering work of women in science and technology on the big screen with Science Friday’s Breakthrough: Portraits of Women in Science. The acclaimed anthology will be shown in its entirety, followed by discussions with local women at the forefront of science, technology, engineering, and math innovation. Track polar bears in the arctic. Go inside India’s space agency. Discover the wonders of snail venom. Each Breakthrough episode takes viewers across the globe and inside the fascinating research of women who aren’t only pushing the boundaries of their respective fields, but challenging deeply-rooted cultural and institutional norms in the process. Afterwards, talk with women innovators about their work. Bring a future STEM leader; prepare to be riveted and inspired. 7 p.m. $15.25. New Mission, 2550 Mission Street. For more information and to purchase tickets.

Thursday, March 8 — Music: Kevin Patrick McGee
Singer-songwriter Kevin Patrick McGee offers poetic, and occasionally amusing, original tunes that span genres, including alt-country, bluegrass, folk, and rock. 7 to 9 p.m. Farley’s, 1315 18th Street.

Thursday, March 8 — Community: City Hall Lights
In honor of International Women’s Day, San Francisco City Hall will turn its lights purple. 4 to 11:59 p.m. Free. San Francisco City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton Goodlett Place.

3/8 through 3/11 — Film: 15th Annual International Ocean Film Festival
The International Ocean Film Festival features more than 50 independent ocean-inspired movies from around the globe.  IOFF screens the most current films that inform audiences about key issues affecting the ocean, and possible solutions to help protect it, while entertaining, educating, and engaging viewers to become ocean stewards. $8, children’s programs; $220 for festival pass. Cowell Theater, Herbst Pavilion, 2 Marina Boulevard. For more information, showtimes, and additional venues.

Friday, March 9 — Music: Michelle Lambert and Robbie
Original and Top 40 music, with influences from Amy Winehouse, Ed Sheeran, Adele, and The Red Hot Chili Peppers. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Farley’s, 1315 18th Street.

Saturday, March 10 — Performance: The Mission Youth Arts Fest
Potrero del Sol Park becomes a high energy stage for the neighborhood’s finest youth performing groups.  Young and old alike are invited to this outdoor festival that celebrates the voices and talents of young artists. Presented by Dance Brigade’s Dance Mission Theater, the event will feature performances by the dancers and taiko players of GRRRL Brigade, the sizzling samba drummers of Loco Bloco, the folkloric dancers of Cuicacalli, the buoyant musicians of Mariachi Juvenil La Misión, the martial artists of Abada Capoeira SF, the hip hop dancers of ODC Youth Program, the spoken word poets of Youth Speaks, Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts World Music and Dance, and more. Try a few moves during a mini dance class. Local youth groups will be on hand to provide information about their programs and youth services. Free. 1 to 4 p.m. Potrero del Sol Park, 2827 César Chavez Street.

3/10 and 3/17 — Art: Urban Sketching
Artist David Tenorio will guide participants to learn urban sketching. Receive a handmade sketchbook, artist quality supplies, and study how to draw the world around you! $40 per person. Meet at Yerba Buena Gardens, 750 Howard Street. Get details and sign-up.

Wednesday, March 14 — 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.

3/14 through 3/18 — Performance: CounterPulse Festival
The inaugural CounterPulse Festival is a four-day celebration of mind-bending performances. It’s both an incubator and launchpad for experimental dance and performance makers. Expect the perceptions and conceptions of yourself and those around you to flex as a full program of performance, conversation, and radical celebration unfolds over five days. $10 to $25. For more information and tickets.

Thursday, March 15 — Art: MAKE
Introducing MAKE, a new after-hours event at the Museum of Craft and Design. On the third Thursday of each month, collaborate with artists and makers, explore creative themes and rethink materials through unique take-home projects. This debut event celebrates National Craft Month. SF Etsy will be on-hand to help participants find their inspiration. Play around with adhesive vinyl, as found in t.w.five’s current exhibition, and contribute to an in-gallery crochet bomb. Bring a friend and grab a craft beer while shopping at the MCD Store and visiting SF Etsy popup shops. Free with paid admission. 6 to 9:30 p.m. Museum of Craft and Design, 2569 Third Street. For more information.

Friday, March 16 — Art: Sofia Carmi
Opening reception and artist talk. 6:30 p.m. On view through 4/13; Monday through Friday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Italian Cultural Institute, 601 Van Ness Avenue, Suite F.

Saturday, March 17 — St. Patrick’s Day: Farleys
Farleys’ 29th Anniversary celebration. Live music, Irish stew, and more. Free. 9 a.m. to noon. Farley’s, 1315 18th Street.

Saturday, March 17 — St. Patrick’s Day: Parade and Festival
The Parade begins at Second and Market streets, where more than 5,000 participants from all over America will reel about with laughter and revelry to City Hall, where the festival will take place. The colorful festivities will showcase Irish culture through live performances and entertainment, arts and crafts exhibitors, food and beverage concessions, children’s rides and inflatables, and nonprofits’ booths representing the Irish community. Parade begins at 11 a.m. Festival hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. For more information.

Saturday, March 17 — Science: California Academy of Sciences
For Dogpatch and Potrero Hill residents, with a driver’s license or other proof of residency, save $34.95 and visit the museum for free. Visiting adults may bring up to six children for free entry. California Academy of Sciences, Golden Gate Park, 55 Music Concourse Drive. For more information and valid zip codes.

Sunday, March 18 — Music: Dream States
Acclaimed nine-man Bay Area vocal ensemble, Clerestory, is proud to present the final concert in its twelfth season. Dream States explores music tuned to different states of consciousness, in ways both whimsical and philosophical. Featured works include Gregorian chants and classic lullabies, as well as contemporary pieces by Eric Whitacre and David Conte. Clerestory also shines a timely spotlight on female composers, including Pulitzer Prize finalist Augusta Read Thomas and the Bay Area’s Minna Choi. 4 to 5:30 p.m. $5 to $25; prices increase by $5 at the door. St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church, 500 De Haro Street. For more information and to purchase tickets.

Monday, March 19 — Music: EJ Mathews Band
Voted breakout artist of the year for 2017 by Living Blues magazine. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Farley’s, 1315 18th Street.

Tuesday, March 20 — Science: San Francisco Bay Area Science Fair Public Viewing Day
See what local students have dreamed up, concocted, constructed, and proven with real science, and those trusty tri-fold poster boards, during a special public viewing day, part of the 2018 Golden Gate STEM Fair. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Hall of Flowers, 9th Avenue and Lincoln Way. For more information.

Thursday, March 29 — Music: James Everett
Rhythm and blues, jazz, and pop singer. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Farley’s, 1315 18th Street.

Friday, March 30 — Benefit: The Great Pirate Treasure Hunt
Pirates, seafaring folk, and even landlubbers are invited to play in the Pirate’s Treasure Hunt, benefiting 826 Valencia. Legend has it that there’s a cursed treasure hidden somewhere in the Mission District. Teams must solve clues, travel to hidden spots, participate in challenges, and find unique people, places and murals to locate the treasure and dispel its curse. Teams of two to six players will race throughout the Mission District to find the items/people/places in the Pirate’s Treasure Hunt List and win the Treasure Chest of prizes. Proceeds donated to 826 Valencia to fund writing programs for children. From $20. 1:30 to 4 p.m.; check-in begins at 1:30 p.m. Mission Pool, 3564 19th Street. For more information.