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

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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.

This Week's Hottest Events: Jean Paul Gaultier, Blue Bear Music Benefit, and Of Montreal

This Week's Hottest Events: Jean Paul Gaultier, Blue Bear Music Benefit, and Of Montreal

Film
The Island President and Sound of Noise
If you missed the SF Green Film Fest, here's your second chance to catch the amazing documentary about the recently ousted Maldives president who was doing his part to save his country from the inevitable perils of global warming. Or, opt for the "musical" comedy Sound of Noise—a mix of urban symphony, police procedural, and love story.
When: Tues. 3/20 and Fri. 3/23 – Thurs. 3/29
Where: SF Film Society Cinema, 1746 Post St.

This Week's Hottest Events: DJ Questlove, Alvin Ailey Dance, and St. Patty's Day

Art
Bouquets to Art
Usher in springtime with the 28th annual Bouquets to Art event at the de Young, which has drawn 600,000-plus visitors and has raised nearly $5 million for the fine arts museums of SF since its inception. Dress your girly best and take in the extravagant designs by more than 140 of the Bay Area's most creative floral designers.
When: Tues. 3/13 – Sat. 3/17
Where: de Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr.

This Week's Hottest Events: The Voice's Javier Colon, Mortified Live Taping, and Living in Studio Kuchar

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Music
Javier Colon
The winner of NBC's The Voice plays an intimate show at Slim's that will have all the girls swooning.  
When: 8 p.m., Mon. 3/5
Where: Slim's, 333 11th St.

Conversation
Garrison Keillor
The charming (and often bawdy) man behind NPR's A Prairie Home Companion will delight with stories from Lake Woebegone.
When: 8 p.m., Wed. 3/7
Where: Zellerbach Hall, Bancroft Way and Telegraph Ave., Berkeley

This Week's Hottest Events: Michael Lewis, Zola Jesus, and the White Elephant Sale

This Week's Hottest Events: Michael Lewis, Zola Jesus, and the White Elephant Sale

Talk
Michael Lewis
Local lit genius Michael Lewis (Moneyball, The Blind Side, Liar's Poker) talks about his latest book Boomerang: The Meltdown Tour, an opinionated account of what led to the debt crisis in the US and Europe, in a City Arts & Lectures conversation with Adam Savage.  
When: 8 p.m., Wed. 2/29
Where: Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave.

This Week's Hottest Events: SNL's Seth Meyers, NoisePop, and Fat Tuesday Festivities

SNL's Seth Meyers, NoisePop, and Fat Tuesday Festivities

Theater
Mamma Mia!
ABBA fans, rejoice. The hit musical, where singing and dancing to favorites like "S.O.S" is encouraged, is back in town for a short two-week run. Time to let that inner dancing queen loose.
When: Tues. 2/21 - Sun. 3/4
Where: Orpheum Theatre, 1192 Market St.

Comedy  
SNL's Seth Meyers
"Weekend Update" anchor Seth Meyers sets down his SNL news reporter hat for an evening of his signature wit and humor at Cal Performances.    
When: 8 p.m., Tues. 2/21
Where: Zellerbach Hall, Bancroft Way and Telegraph Ave., Berkeley

This Week's Hottest Events: Madonna Tickets, Inside Apple, and Beer Week Nightlife with NoisePop

This Week's Hottest Events: Madonna Tickets, Inside Apple, and Beer Week Nightlife with NoisePop

Music
Madonna's 2012 World Tour
Madge just decided to do a Bay Area double-hitter, and tickets went on sale for the shows this morning. Considering the success of her lavish Superbowl half time show, these two HP Pavilion shows won't be up for grabs much longer. Godspeed!  
When: 8 p.m., Sat. 10/6 and Sun. 10/7 (tickets on sale Mon. 2/13 at 10 a.m.)
Where: HP Pavilion, 525 W. Santa Clara, San Jose

This Week's Hottest Events: "Masters of Venice" Masked Ball, SF Symphony Chinese New Year Concert, and SF Beer Week

Gala  
"Masters of Venice" Masked Ball
To celebrate the closing days of "Masters of Venice" at the de Young, ArtPoint is hosting an extravagant masquerade ball. Come cloaked in black tie and your most provocative Venetian mask, and retire your disguise just long enough to take in the exhibit.  
When: 8 p.m., Sat. 2/11
Where: de Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr.

This Week's Hottest Events: Jane McGonigal, Shabazz Palaces, and SF Indiefest

Conversation
Jane McGonigal
All hail Jane McGonigal. The gaming guru talks alternate reality, problem solving, and innovation via video games with Cal Academy's Ryan Wyatt at this City Arts & Lectures conversation. Pick up a copy of her new book Reality is Broken: Why Games Make us Better and How They Can Change the World before you go.   
When: 8 p.m., Tues. 1/31
Where: Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave.

This Week's Hottest Events: Science of Cocktails, Andy Warhol Polaroids, and a Snow White Fashion Show

This Week's Hottest Events: Science of Cocktails, Andy Warhol Polaroids, and a Snow White Fashion Show

Music Benefit
Home of the Slaves
Join local bands Barcelona, Release the Sunbird, Evaline, and Thurlow in a benefit designed to help San Francisco's victims of human trafficking. Throw down a few extra bucks and be one of the 30 to enjoy a pre-party happy hour in the BrewTruc parked out front.   
When: 8 p.m., Tues. 1/24
Where: The Independent, 628 Divisadero St.

Design
Eames Movie Night
Calling all design enthusiasts—reserve your seat on an Eames chair for Wednesday's screening of the new documentary Eames: The Architect and the Painter. The film tells of the lives of designers Charles and Ray Eames in a feast for the eyes and ears (it's narrated by James Franco). Former editor-in-chief of Dwell, Sam Grawe, provides an intro before the show. RSVP to rsvp@zincdetails.com.
When: 6 p.m., Wed. 1/25
Where: Zinc Details, 1905 Fillmore St.

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