Kick off the week with Patti Smith at the Fillmore and finish it off with a St. Patty's Day puppy parade.
Plus, grab your group for an IG-worthy brunch at Son & Garden, Girl Scout cookie and wine pairings, and the 10th anniversary of Alameda's Vintage Fashion Faire.
Have a great week!
Fun Things on Monday, March 9th
Don't miss Patti Smith at The FIllmore. (Courtesy of @thisispattismith)
When Women Speak
Z Below, 470 Florida St. (Mission), zspace.org
Celebrate Women's History Month and the Bay Area Women's Theatre Festival with a staged reading of speeches by women in U.S. history who were determined to vote, pass laws, and hold public office. Expect to hear the empowering words of civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer; Patsy Mink, the first woman of color elected to the House of Representatives; and many more. // Suggested $20 donation, RSVP on zspace.org.
Inkmaking and Foraging
3pm to 7pm
Albany Bulb, 1 Buchanan St. (Albany), albanyca.org
If you're curious about the art of making ink from trash, head to construction-debris-landfill turned public park, Albany Bulb, for a special workshop with expert inkmaker and designer Jason Logan. You'll learn how to collect materials from landfill—think berries and rust—and convert them to unique inks. // Tickets ($40) can be purchased on Eventbrite.
Doors at 7pm, show at 8pm
The Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd. (NoPa), thefillmore.com
Kick off the week with a rockin' Patti Smith concert! Jam out to her hits from over the years like "Because the Night," "Gloria," and more. // Tickets ($55) can be purchased on livenation.com.
Fun Things on Tuesday, March 10th
Sinigang consomme from 1760's new prix-fixe menu. (Courtesy of @1760sf)
5:30pm to 9:30pm Monday to Thursday, 5:30pm to 10:30pm Friday and Saturday
1760, 1760 Polk St. (Russian Hill), 1760sf.com
Go all in on fancy Filipino food with the newest rendition of 1760, the fine dining-ish spot with a new concept: The restaurant will be rotating a new prix-fixe menu every few months. Stop in for delights like uni palabok pasta and sinigang soup with a rice cake, crispy salmon skin and guisado. // Dinner is $39 for three courses, with optional a la carte adds.
Fashion Sustainability Summit
5pm to 8pm
Fashion Incubator SF at Bloomingdale's, 845 Market St. (SoMa)
Learn all about the future of sustainable fashion and textiles, including ethical production practices, with change-makers including Jill Milan cofounder Jill Fraser; Milos Ribic, director of corporate ventures at Adidas; and Chris Martinez, founder of Create & Skate. The evening kicks off with a keynote presentation from Coyuchi CEO Eileen Mockus. followed Guests can also shop sustainable pieces at a pop-up store. // Tickets ($35) can be purchased on Eventbrite.
LOL with your dog.
8pm to 10pm
El Rio, 3158 Mission St. (Bernal Heights), elriosf.com
Bring your pup to El Rio for this special standup comedy showcase featuring past Sketchfest, Comedy Fest, and Punch Line performers including Jordan Thewlis, Sara DeForest, Jesse Fernandez, and more. // Tickets ($5) can be purchased on Eventbrite.
Hills for Tacos
7pm to 9:30pm
A Runner's Mind, 3575 Sacramento St. (Presidio Heights), arunnersmind.com
Earn your Taco Tuesday with A Runner's Mind. Before enjoying free beer and food from The Taco Shop at Underdog's, sweat your way through a series of hill repeats. As if the post-run reward wasn't enough to get you up that final hill, Gu's energy gels will provide an extra boost, and you can even try out Hoka's newest shoes. // Register on Facebook.
Fun Things on Wednesday, March 11th
In the 2014-2016 exhibition @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz, thousands of visitors wrote postcards to international prisoners of conscience. Tonight, see the documentary that traces the postcards' journey, along with a talk from the film's director, Cheryl Haines.
(Courtesy of for-site.org)
AI Weiwei: Yours Truly
7pm to 9pm
Presidio Theatre, 99 Moraga Ave. (Presidio), presidiotheatre.orgThis powerful film about global human rights depicts the journey of the thousands of postcards written by visitors to Ai Weiwei's Alcatraz art exhibit, @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz, to prisoners of conscience all over the world. Follow the film with a Q&A with the film's director, Cheryl Haines. // Free to attend, RSVP via presidio.gov
*UPDATE: AI Weiwei: Yours Truly event has been cancelled.
Healing in the Workplace
5pm to 8:30pm
Canopy Jackson Square, 595 Pacific Ave., 4th Floor (Jackson Square), canopy.space
Come for an open discussion on how to promote better self-care in the workplace (and in our daily lives). Following a group panel, chat one on one with any of the seven speakers in special mini sessions. // Tickets ($5) on Eventbrite.
Drag Gayme Night
6pm to 8pm
Hotel Zeppelin, 545 Post St. (Union Square), viceroyhotelsandresorts.com
Head over to this hotel bar for a night of risqué games, special performances, and even a few prizes, all hosted by local Juanita MORE!, Dulce De Leche, and Mutha Chucka. // Free to attend, event info on Facebook.
*UPDATE: Gayme Night has been postponed until March 25th.
Fun Things on Thursday, March 12th
Munch on a cheat-day-worthy and 'grammable meal at Son & Garden. (Courtesy of @sonandgarden)
Visit IG-worthy Son & Garden
Son & Garden, 700 Polk St. (Tendernob), sonandgarden.com
Today is the grand opening of a new and very Instagramable brunch spot—your feed will eat up all those floral wallpapers, neon signs, elaborate chandeliers, and velvet seating. From the same team behind Farmhouse Kitchen Thai, expect dishes like lobster egg benedicts, carbonara, and fun tea setups.
Wine Country Women of Sonoma County Culinary Celebration
5:30pm to 8pm
Story on Union, 2136 Union St. (Marina), storyonunion.com
Meet some of the powerhouse ladies featured in the new book Wine Country Women of Sonoma County. The evening will include cooking demos, wine, and a family-style dinner with chefs Duskie Estes and Crista Luedtke, and winemaker Amy Chenoweth. // Tickets ($125-$165) are available on Eventbrite.
The Pump & Dump Show
Cobb's Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Avenue (North Beach), cobbscomedy.com
Moms, it's time to get out of this house for a #BandOfMothers themed comedy night hosted by Angela Peel and Molly Kirk. Expect all-original music, comedy, games, prizes, and plenty moments of commiseration and validation. // Tickets ($30) are available at livenation.com.
Spring Divisadero Art Walk
6pm to 10pm
Various merchants on Divisadero Street
Explore NoPa during this evening tour of local businesses on Divis. Take a free CorePower yoga class, check out a clothing swap, and see art showcases at spots including MiniBar and Bar 821. // Free to attend, RSVP on Eventbrite.
*UPDATE: THE DIVISADERO ART WALK EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED.
Fun Things on Friday, March 13th
Shop sustainably at the Alameda Vintage Fashion Faire. (Courtesy of @alamedavintagefashionfaire)
Wine Road Barrel Tasting
Wineries throughout Sonoma County
11am to 4pm, through Sunday
Spend your weekend galavanting through the vineyards and tasting wine in different barrels, and then purchase "futures"—the final bottled product you can pick up when it's finished in 12 to 18 months. // Tickets ($60 for the weekend, $45 for Sunday only) can be purchased via Eventbrite.
*UPDATE: Wine Road Barrel Tasting has been canceled.
The David Ireland House reopens
10am to 6pm Wednesday to Friday, noon to 5pm Saturdays
The David Ireland House, 500 Capp St. (Mission), 500cappstreet.org
Explore the home of late conceptual artist David Ireland, a building he owned and transformed over the years, treating the space as part sculpture and part gallery. It's now reopened with new exhibits of his work as well as a few guest pieces from Ireland's friends. // Free for guided and self-guided tours—reserve your spot on 500cappstreet.org.
Havana Nights Salsa
8pm to 2am
Longboard Margarita Bar, 180 Eureka Drive (Pacifica), thelongboardbar.com
Get groovy for a night of salsa dancing, Havana-style. Enjoy live music from a Cuban band, mixing in a bit of the R&B, gospel, and funk into their Cuban jams. // Tickets ($12) are on Eventbrite.
Back to the 80s Vintage Fashion Faire
6pm to 10pm Friday, 11am to 5pm Saturday
Michaan's Annex Auction Showroom, 2701 Monarch St. (Alameda), vintagefashionfaire.com
Freshen up your wardrobe with something old and gently loved at the 10th anniversary Alameda Vintage Fashion Faire. More than 70 booths will be brimming with men's and women's clothing, accessories, and more. Tonight's the opening party so dress up in your 80s best for a chance to win prizes, enjoy cocktails, and DJ beats—you'll have your pick of the lot before tomorrow's all-day shopping event. // Tickets ($15/Friday advance or $20/door; $5/Saturday) can be found on vintagefashionfaire.com
*UPDATE: The Alameda Vintage Fashion Faire has been canceled.
Hard French Winter Ball
9pm to 2am
Gray Area, 2665 Mission St. (Mission), grayarea.org
Grab your dancing shoes and head to the 10th anniversary celebration of the Hard French dance parties with DJ sets by Steve Fabus, Vin Sol and Brown Amy. // Tickets ($10-$20) are available at Eventbrite.
*UPDATE: Hard French Winter Ball has been postponed; new date is TBA.
Fun Things on Saturday, March 14th
Pi Day Webcast
Exploratorium, Pier 15 (Embarcadero), exploratorium.edu
The Exploratorium has closed and its previously planned Pi Day celebration canceled IRL. In breaking news, the science museum will offer special webcast programming today. "Why π?" with Exploratorium educators Ron Hipschman, Lori Lambertson, and Paul Dancstep (hosted by Sam Sharkland) will focus on what's so special about the famous mathematical constant—and the delicious dessert that sounds just like it. The webcast will also immediately archive to the Facebook and YouTube channels for later viewing. // Go to exploratorium.edu/video/live.
2pm to 2am weekdays, 11am to 2am on weekends
Karl's Beacon Bar, 1355 Taraval St. (Parkside), karlsbeacon.com
Grab a round of drinks at this new neighborhood bar, opened by a pair of childhood friends and native San Franciscans. Beer, cocktails, wine and Irish coffees are on the menu.
Fun Things on Sunday, March 15th
Expect cuteness overload at Patrick's Pawade. (Courtesy of @leotheblindpom)
1pm to 4pm
Patrick's Park, 43 Fort Mason 11 (Marina), patrickspark.com
Stop by Patrick's Park for a festive, pup-filled St. Patty's day celebration where 100 percent of proceeds will benefit Rocket Dog Rescue. Picnic, partake in dog yoga, win some raffle prizes, ogle at adoptable pups in costume, and challenge your own decked-out pup to an agility course. // Free admission ($20 donations for yoga) can be found on Eventbrite.
Girl Scout Cookies and Wine
Noon to 5pm
The Winery SF, 30 Ave. G (Treasure Island), winery-sf.com
Treat yourself to the finer things in life—Girl Scout cookies and wine. First, grab a box—or two or three—at the onsite booth, then get personalized pairing suggestions. Plus, score $5 off a wine tasting and $12 towards bottle purchases. // RSVP on Eventbrite.
10am to 3pm daily, 5pm to 9pm Monday to Friday, 5pm to 10pm on Saturday and Sunday
Osmanthus Dim Sum Lounge, 504 Broadway (North Beach), osmanthuslounge.com
Eat all the barbecue pork buns, spicy wontons, volcano ribs, and siu mai at this new dim sum spot, freshly opened in the old Naked Lunch space.