3/4 Wednesday – Music: Sunny Balopole
Sunny Balopole’s repertoire includes many originals, with musical influences from Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney and Carole King. Free. 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Farley’s, 1315 18th Street.
3/5 Thursday – Music: Ben Barnes
Barnes and his friends play acoustic rock, fiddle, classical pieces, jazz combinations; one show featured a saw. Free. 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Farley’s, 1315 18th Street.
3/6 Friday through 3/8 Saturday
Dance: Smuin Choreography Showcase
Smuin Contemporary Ballet christens its new home, the Smuin Center for Dance, with performances of its Choreography Showcase. Ten works created by Smuin dancers will be premiered, offering a variety of styles and unique musical selections. The program will be followed by a question and answer session. Friday, 3/6: 7:30 p.m. Saturday 3/7: 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday 3/8: 2 p.m. Tickets $35 to $55. The Smuin Center for Dance, 1830 17th Street, at De Haro. For more information and to purchase tickets online or 415.912.1899
3/7 Saturday – Art: First Saturdays at Minnesota Street Project
During First Saturdays, visit galleries with extended hours: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Programming includes Nina Katz: larger than life with an artist talk at 3 p.m.; reception at 5 p.m.. Also featured: Carrie Ann Plank: Matematisk and Lee Materazzi: I Fucking Love You. 1275 Minnesota Street, Jack Fischer Gallery. For more information.
3/7 Saturday – Design: MakeArt Family Day
Inspired by the materials and processes of the exhibition “Linda Gass: and then this happened…” All ages welcome. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets: $6 to $8; free admission for children 12 and under. Museum of Craft and Design, 2569 Third Street. For more information.
3/8 Sunday – Politics: Generation Equality
The United Nations, USA San Francisco chapter, hosts a panel discussion with gender equality champions and diversity experts to examine how artificial intelligence and the tech industry perpetuates gender inequality and how technology can be used instead to empower women around the globe and make progress towards gender equality. 2 to 4 p.m. Tickets: free for students and UNA or American Legion member; $10 general admission. War Memorial Veterans Building, 401 Van Ness Avenue. For more information and to purchase tickets.
3/12 Thursday – Politics: Tom Ammiano and Tim Redmond – RESCHEDULED
Join two veterans of the political scene, Tom Ammiano, activist and politician, and Tim Redmond, journalist and commentator, as they discuss war stories from the hurly burly of local, state, and national politics. 2 to 4 p.m. $29. Presented by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, San Francisco State University, Downtown Extension Campus, Sixth Floor, 835 Market Street (The Westfield Centre). Learn more about OLLI and online offerings.
3/13 Friday – Design: Climate Chaos and Creativity
Join artist Linda Gass for a hands-on deep dive into her exhibition, “Linda Gass: and then this happened…” Gass’s exhibition displays artistic representations of sobering data that records human interaction with the natural environment. Her work uses exacting processes of silk dyeing and stitching to represent topography, urban space, and nature. Hear about Gass’s research, sip happy hour beverages during a creative process demonstration and try your hand at silk painting on a collaborative artwork about sea level rise. 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets $25 to $35. Museum of Craft and Design, 2569 Third Street. For more information and to purchase tickets.
3/13 Friday – Music: Olde Time Revue
Olde Time Revue plays “fiddlin’ and flatpickin’” music. Think Kenny Baker meets Jimmy Hendrix. The music is upbeat, energetic; people clap and clog when the Revue plays. The band sings some originals and the standard Olde Time songs but is mostly an instrumental group. Free. 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Farley’s, 1315 18th Street.
3/14 Saturday – Music: Karaj
Live music by Karaj, a Bay Area songwriter who plays ‘acoustic folkin’ rock. Free. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Farley’s, 1315 18th Street.
3/15 Sunday – Music: Adrian West Band
Live music by the Adrian West Band, an acoustic rock ensemble that plays upbeat originals, instrumentals and covers; Paul Simon meets Dave Matthews meets Talking Heads. Free. 7to 8:30 p.m. Farley’s, 1315 18th Street.
3/18 Wednesday – Music: The Soul Delights
Soul Delights return with energetic rhythm and blues. Sing along and dance in your chair. Free. 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Farley’s, 1315 18th Street.
3/19 Thursday – Design: MAKE
Interact with hands-on projects, community discussions and film related to the Museum of Craft and Design’s current exhibition “Survival Architecture and the Art of Resilience.” Science, technology, architecture, and art converge to question the nature and purpose of survival within the context of climate change and natural disasters. 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets: $6 to $8. Bar available for guests 21 and over. Museum of Craft and Design, 2569 Third Street. For more information.
3/19 Thursday – Music: James Everett
Live music by James Everett, a San Francisco native with a sound and performance style that’s reminiscent of the Rat Pack days fused with sprinkles of Rhythm and Blues, Jazz, Pop and Neo-Soul. Free. 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Farley’s, 1315 18th Street.
3/19 Thursday and 3/21 Saturday
Art: Artspan 2020 Benefit Auction
Help ArtSpan secure the final $500,000 it needs to open its new home: the ArtSpan Onondaga Art Center. This creative hub will serve artists and residents with art studios, a meeting space, a resource center, classrooms, and a gallery. Thursday: Benefactor Preview (limited to 100 guests). 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets: from $1,500. Saturday: ArtSpan Benefit Art Auction. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets: from $65. SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street. For more information and to purchase tickets.
3/26 Thursday – Art: Any Other Way
Rhythm and Blues singer Jackie Shane, who died in 2019, had an unforgettable voice and dynamic stage presence. She broke barriers as an openly transgender performing artist in an era when such visibility was oftentimes illegal. Yet Shane wasn’t well known during her lifetime. In this evening of music and conversation — the first public event ever produced about Shane — her friends and collaborators, Mark Christopher and Douglas Mcgowan, trace Shane’s trajectory through the history of soul music. Photographs and a film are on view as part of the exhibition. 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets: $7 to $10. McEvoy Foundation for the Arts 1150 25th Street Building B. For more information and to purchase tickets.
3/26 Thursday -Music: Small Town
Nancy Roeser has been singing all her life, most recently, with the San Francisco Choral Society and Peninsula Women’s Choir. David Cooper is a singer-songwriter who has played in numerous San Francisco folk and bluegrass bands. Free. 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Farley’s, 1315 18th Street.
3/28 Saturday – Music: Marc Maynon
Marc Maynon, performing folk music. Free. 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Farley’s, 1315 18th Street.
3/29 Sunday – Environment: Clean Vehicle Rebate Project – CANCELLED
Learn how you can get paid and help the environment when you purchase or lease an electric vehicle. Presented by the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project. Free. 2 to 3 p.m. Potrero Branch Library, 1616 29th Street.