Wednesday, March 2
Talk: Eve Ensler
The woman who brought The Vagina Monologues to the mainstream will shed light on her brand of activism against female violence in a conversation introducing her latest work.
Details: 7 p.m.; Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St.
Talk: On Artisan Food
Calling all foodies: Kim Severson of The New York Times joins Chad Robertson of Tartine and Sue Conley of Cowgirl Creamery in a discussion about artisan food. If you're lucky, maybe they'll pass out samples.
Details: 8 p.m.; Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave.
Thursday, March 3
In 2009, local photographer Robyn Twomey was commissioned by Fortune to document the personal stories of medical marijuana patients. Her telling photos from this project are now on view in large-scale gallery format.
Details: On view through April 2; Patricia Sweetow Gallery, 77 Geary St.
Friday, March 4
Music: Crystal Castles
Call them a happy accident. This duo came together by chance and has now released two self-titled albums to much hype. They're also known for explosive live performances, hence the sold-out show. Get on Craigslist now.
Details: 9 p.m.; The Warfield, 982 Market St.
Saturday, March 5
Thrifting: White Elephant Sale
It's like the Alameda Flea Market, only much, much bigger. More details on the weekend-long sale here.
Details: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; 333 Lancaster St., Oakland
Sunday, March 6
Dance: Balé Folclórico da Bahia
You may as well be in Rio—Cal Performances presents a sizzling show by 38-member dance troupe Balé Folclórico da Bahia in celebration of Carnaval.
Details: 7 p.m.; Zellerbach Hall, Bancroft Way and Telegraph Ave., Berkeley