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Tue Mar 11 - Mon Mar 17, 2008
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This weekend the term "going green" takes on a whole new meaning. Get ready to dress like a leprechaun and drink yourself silly. But first, keep it classy and take in a little culture. Celebrate the coming of spring at Bouquets to Art at the de Young Museum where over 150 floral arrangements accompany art work. There's also Wednesday's Literary Death Match at Rickshaw Stop featuring local publishing houses fighting to the death. Defined as a "multi-ethnic Gypsy punk band" Gogol Bordello might be the most intriguing band to play at The Warfield. And the moment you've all been waiting for: the 156th Annual San Francisco St. Patrick's Parade in downtown San Francisco happens this Saturday. Indulge in the luck of the Irish and hope that you stay hangover free, especially since this is opening weekend for the world renowned SF International Asian American Film Fest.
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Tuesday, March 11, 2008
at de Young Museum (see listing for times)
Celebrate floral art at the de Young Museum with the 24th annual Bouquets to Art, March 11-15, 2008. Over 150 floral arrangements by prominent Bay Area designers fill the museum and welcome the spring season. The designers take their inspiration from select works of art and sculpture...
at Togonon Gallery (11am - 5:30pm)
Our heightened sense of mortality is rendered more evident by Catlin's decade-long investigation on environmental changes brought about by population growth and rapid industrialization. Painted in vibrating colors on mylar and linen surfaces, Catlin's images of beauty and mystery document what is happening to the earth and make our collective dilemma more comprehensible.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
at Rickshaw Stop (7pm)
Opium's Literary Death Match challenges the notion that a reading series has to be a mind-numbing affair hosted in a drafty room with no booze breaks. Readers do their thing for ten minutes or less, and three guest-star judges affectionately discuss their favorites in terms of literary merit, performance and everything in between.
at Vessel (9pm - afterhours)
The premiere of Sleazemore and Richard Oh?!'s new Infatuation party at Vessel is the only place to be on Wednesday March 12th with 2 For 1 Drinks and no cover all night to make sure you hit that Hump Day hot spot hard...we are setting fire in motion for L.A. Dj duo Guns N' Bombs who will surely rock your socks with their dirty, dirty robot rock remixes.
Thursday, March 13, 2008
at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) (see listing for times)
Book of Hours: Inspired by the French medieval illuminated manuscript, Les Tres Riche Heures du Duc de Berry, this intimate work loosely explores the seasons of life. Crafted in a distinct and seemingly timeless gestural movement language, the work unfolds to the memorable vocal-keyboard score of Meredith Monk.
at The Warfield (8pm)
"Gogol Bordello is a multi-ethnic Gypsy punk band from the Lower East Side of New York City that formed in 1999 and is known for its theatrical stage shows. Much of the band's sound is inspired by Gypsy music, as its core members are immigrants from Eastern Europe. The band incorporates minor-key accordion and fiddle (and on some albums, saxophone) mixed with cabaret, punk, and dub as well as multiple languages. Phill Jupitus has described the band as "a bit like The Clash having a fight with The Pogues in Eastern Europe.""
at Bottom of the Hill (9pm)
"Cloud Archive is not all brawn and no brains. Several tracks on this short EP demonstrate an adept knowledge of cinematic soundscapes, complementing their rowdy compositions with splashes of panacean sounds." - The Silent Ballet
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Friday, March 14, 2008
at Exploratorium (1pm - 3:30pm)
Join the 20th annual tribute to the never-ending number pi (3.14159...). Sing Pi Day songs, bead a pi string, meet other pi enthusiasts, and help us celebrate Albert Einstein's birthday. The 3/14 Pi Procession kicks off at 1:59 p.m. at our pi shrine on the Mezzanine. You never know what you'll find (or eat!) during our Pi Day celebration.
at The Warfield (8pm)
"Margaret started performing stand-up at age 16 in a comedy club called The Rose & Thistle above a bookstore her parents ran. Soon after, she won a comedy contest where first prize was opening for Jerry Seinfeld. She moved to Los Angeles in the early '90s and lived in a house with several other young performers..."
at Mezzanine (9pm)
Born, and raised in Paris, DJ Mehdi has been producing major french Hip-hop artists since 1995 while making great noise (and platinum albums) with his bands Ideal J and 113, remixing various electronic acts and composing soundtracks for many french and international films.
at Temple Nightclub (10pm)
Deekline and the Wizard are the hottest and most talented production duo to rock the London scene since the early nineties! Their backgrounds are as diverse as you can imagine yet this allows them to unleash a formidable and unique style! Their sound can be described as breaks/house & electro meets Miami bass/UK garage/Rock & Hiphop.
Saturday, March 15, 2008
at Garfield Square (10am - 2pm)
March Gladness is a community recreation event bringing together children, youth, families, and community members to celebrate what is good in the neighborhood, and bring needed resources to the community. There will be several teams competing in soccer and flag football matches.
at Downtown San Francisco (11:30am - 5pm)
The streets of San Francisco will turn green on March 15th for the oldest and largest St. Patrick's Day Parade west of the Mississippi. Join thousands of Irish dancers, pipers, Wolfhounds, city officials and community organizations as they reel and march down Market Street.
at Fat City (9pm)
It is Ed Banger in France, Simian Mobile Disco in Britain and it's Boys Noize in Germany. Boys Noize is Germany's crack back into the electro scene with Oi Oi Oi, an album that relies heavily on fuzz bass drones, but finds moments of synth-pop delicacy. Boys Noize aka Alex Ridha (Berlin) has created a noisy (of course), pummeling and instantly likeable electro-house style...
at The Independent (9pm)
While it has been argued that Brazilian music in general is marked by a fusion of influences only fitting for a country with such diversity of ethnicities, cultures, and races, Sambada offers a new take on Brazil's worldly music. They brings the frenetic carnival vibe of Rio's sambas. There is an edge to their music, and a funk energy.
at Mighty (10pm - 4am)
The question is often asked, just how sane is The Mad Professor? Judging by the contents of his character and by the results of his recordings, and the variety of the artistes who has passed through Ariwa studios then he is certainly one of the sanest producers around. Neil Fraser began his musical career on the technical side of things as a service engineer for mixing desks and amplifiers...
at Bottom of the Hill (10pm)
Alex Scally (guitar/keyboards) and Victoria Legrand (vocals/keyboards), the latter of whom is the niece of French composer Michel Legrand, create the dreamy lo-fi sounds of Beach House. The Baltimore duo formed in 2005 with Legrand's Nico-like vocal hush and Scally's delicate instrumentation...
Sunday, March 16, 2008
at Cow Palace (all day)
Fun activities, inspiring beauty, innovative ideas and products, industry experts and helpful tips for DIYers await everyone at one of the world's largest and most celebrated spring garden festivals: Now celebrating its 23rd year of inspiring gardeners, the San Francisco Flower & Garden Show is very different from the typical home and garden show.
at McLaren Hall (10am - 3pm)
The KUSF Rock 'n' Swap is a giant music lover's fair featuring over 70 vendors from all over California and the Western United States selling music-related items in various formats and genres, many vendors offer hard-to-find rarities. Shoppers can browse through stacks and stacks of vinyl, CDs, DVDs, posters and books featuring a wide variety of genres.
at various locations (see listing for times)
The Center for Asian America Media presents the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival (SFIAAFF) every March. The SFIAAFF is the nation's largest showcase for new Asian American and Asian films, annually presenting approximately 120 works in San Francisco, Berkeley and San Jose. Since 1982, the SFIAAFF has been an important launching point for Asian American independent filmmakers as well as a vital source for new Asian cinema.
at NOHspace (see listing for times)
What do you get when you mix 12th century Japanese comedy and 18th century French satire? Theatre of Yugen will present their fifth annual offering of Sorya! Designed as an opportunity to perform selections from the classic Kyogen repertoire and new experimental Kyogen pieces...
St. Patrick's Day - Monday, March 17, 2008
at Giant Robot (see listing for times)
Giant Robot is proud to present At The Movies, a group art show featuring oils, illustration, prints, and other media dedicated to cinema. Indie flicks, foreign films, art movies, blockbusters, flops, imaginary sequels and crossovers, and behind-the-scenes action - anything goes and everything's fair game.
at Amoeba Music (7pm)
Perú Negro is an Afro-Peruvian musical ensemble founded in 1969 to celebrate and preserve Peru's African musical heritage. The group has been appointed by the government of Peru as the "Cultural Ambassadors of Black Peru." Don't miss this evening of music, dance, and history!
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