Tuesday, March 8
Theater: Rock of Ages
Start practicing your air guitar now. The Tony-nominated arena-rock musical transports you to the Sunset Strip circa 1987 when mullets, leotards, and studded leather pants reigned supreme and will have you waving your lighter like the good old days.
Details: 3/8 - 4/9; Curran Theatre, 445 Geary St.
Wednesday, March 9
Theater: The Islanders
Straight from page to stage, local author Andrew Sean Greer's short story "The Islanders," originally published in The New Yorker, follows two middle-aged women on a road trip through the countryside of Ireland. More on Greer here.
Details: 3/9-12; Z Space, 450 Florida St.
Friday, March 11
Music: SF Symphony's Davies After Hours
By now you're privy to Cal Academy's weekly nightlife program and the Exploratorium's monthly after-dark event, but you may still be new to Davies After Hours. This Friday, post-Mendelssohn, enjoy music by the Mark Inouye Jazz Quartet and sculptural displays by Rebecca Fox. If you're a big symphony supporter, you can check out Symphonix's preview dinner on 3/8 as well.
Details: 8 p.m.; Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave.
Saturday, March 12
Fashion: Kate Betts on Why Style Matters
Former editor in chief of Harper's Bazaar and fashion news director at Vogue, Kate Betts, will be giving a special lecture at the de Young. The author of Everyday Icon: Michelle Obama and the Power of Style will talk about first ladies and their impact on American fashion—from the iconic Jackie O straight to Michelle Obama. Seating is limited, and these tickets will sell out fast.
Details: 4 p.m.; de Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr.
Sunday, March 13
Music: Royal Baths
The local garage rockers—in the same vein as Thee Oh Sees and The Fresh & Onlys—known for a slightly dark and intense stoner vibe will play the intimate Hemlock Tavern.
Details: 9 p.m.; Hemlock Tavern, 1131 Polk St.
Tuesday, March 8