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This Week's Hottest Events: Buckminster Fuller, OPENharvest Japan, and the Rebirth Brass Band

Buckminster Fuller

Building construction/Geodosic Dome, United States Patent Office n. 2,682,235, filed December 12, 1951, serial no. 261,168, granted June 29, 1954, inventor: Buckminster Fuller

Conversation
Jane Lynch
Glee's crochety coach talks about everyone's favorite TV musical.  
When: 7 p.m., Mon. 3/26
Where: Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St.

Theater
The Caretaker
Two-time Tony and Olivier award winner Jonathan Pryce leads a fierce cast in the first retelling of Nobel Prize-winning Harold Pinter's The Caretaker since the playwright's death. Hell breaks loose when an act of compassion goes awry after two brothers take up a homeless man in their flat.    
When: Wed. 3/28 – Sun. 4/22
Where: Curran Theatre, 445 Geary St.

Discussion  
Distilled in SF: How to Drink Like a Locavore
SF's local distillers including Anchor's David King and St. George's Lance Winters share their homegrown sensibilities and will talk about beverage creation, the modern craft movement, and SF's boozy history. Stick around for tastings from Anchor Distilling, SFvodka, St. George Spirits, Essential Spirits, Distillery No. 209, Osocalis Distillery, and more.     
When: 6:30 p.m., Wed. 3/28
Where: Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St.

Benefit
OPENharvest Japan
The folks behind OPENrestaurant take over the Headlands for an event supporting Japan's organic farms and sustainable fisheries that were affected by last year's devastating earthquake an tsunami. The interactive, multi-sensory experience includes imagery and conversation, plus a smattering of Japan-inspired bites.         
When: 6:30 p.m., Thurs. 3/29
Where: Headlands Center for the Arts, 944 Simmonds Rd., Fort Barry, Sausalito

Discussion
Fast Forward: What's Next in Design?
Support the store's 20 years in business by attending this panel about emerging design trends. Speakers include founder of Council Design Derek Chen, industrial design studio Mike & Maaike, and more.   
When: 6-9 p.m., Thurs. 3/29
Where: Zinc Details, 1905 Fillmore St.

Music
Rebirth Brass Band and California Honeydrops
New Orleans institution and 2012 Grammy Award winners Rebirth Brass Band will bring their heavy brand of funk to the Indy along with local blues crooners California Honeydrops.
When: 9 p.m., Fri. 3/30
Where: The Independent, 628 Divisadero St.

Art
Buckminster Fuller and Parra
Though Buckminster Fuller never lived in the Bay Area, his influence can be seen in Bay Area design and architecture today. See the progressive engineer, inventor, and dreamer's drawings and models alongside products from the likes of The North Face that were, no doubt, inspired by his work. Then, hit up Dutch graphic artist Parra's quirky characters, bold color palettes, and free-form typography.  
When: Sat. 3/31 – Sun. 7/29
Where: SFMOMA, 151 Third St.

Art
Southern Exposure's Silver Era Auction
Support the local art organization's programming at this annual fundraiser and auction. Bid in live or silent auctions, peruse creative projects, and enjoy food and drink over live music. It's a famously fun affair for a good cause.
When: 7:30-11 p.m., Sat. 3/31
Where: Southern Exposure, 3030 20th St.