San Francisco - March Calendar of Unique Events
San Francisco
To augment your summer travel fun, I’d like to draw your attention to the new links below, which will take you to July events for two of my favorite destinations NYC and Washington DC. My Sotheby's colleagues, Kevin (in NYC) and Sheryl (in DC) have generously offered to share their calendars. Wishing you safe travels and tons of fun this summer.
Happy 4th of July!!
What's happening this month in San Francisco
Courtesy of Dean Badessa
Click below to see a Calendar of Unique Events for

March 1 - The 11th Annual Bay Area Flamenco Festival Presents Farruquito: Improvisao - Palace Of Fine Arts - Farruquito makes his triumphant return to US after more than a decade with a new show, Improvisao, a return to the essence of flamenco: where the artists shed all artifice, relying on improvisation to create an intimate and visceral encounter with the audience. VISIT THE SITE

March 2 – Opening Reception: Hidden Gold, China At The Center, Pearls On A StringAsian Art Museum - Friends and Patrons are invited to celebrate the opening of 3 dazzling new exhibitions while they mingle with fellow members, enjoy wine and hors d'oeuvres, and listen to a behind-the-scenes Q&A with the exhibition curators, moderated by Dr. Forrest McGill. VISIT THE SITE

March 3 - Water Under The Bridge: An Experiemental Portrait of San Francisco Vogue Theatre - The film follows various people and places throughout San Francisco, touching upon different experiences and interactions with this urban landscape. VISIT THE SITE

March 4 - Ondine The EXIT on Taylor - You may be familiar with the classic mermaid myth but this world premiere production of Ondine by Katharine Sherman, directed by Founding Artistic Director Rob Melrose, promises to slay your expectations as Cutting Ball invites you to come ashore and explore the elements. VISIT THE SITE

March 5 – San Francisco International Chocolate SalonFt Mason Center, Herbst Pavilion- Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the San Francisco International Chocolate Salon returns to Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture to bring the public the latest in artisan and gourmet chocolates. VISIT THE SITE

March 6 – SMUIN Ballet Annual GalaThe Galleria - Gala Co-Chairs Patti & Jerry Hume and Athena & John Konstin, along with Smuin Ballet’s Board of Trustees invite you to celebrate Smuin Ballet’s 22nd season with cocktails, dance performance, dinner, live auction, and after-dinner dancing. VISIT THE SITE

March 7 - Parent Trap - Walt Disney Family Museum - The Parent Trap (1961) follows the reunion of the sisters at summer camp as they scheme to get their parents back together. VISIT THE SITE

March 8 – An Evening With Natalie MerchantThe Warfield - Special one-night-only screenings of the documentary Paradise Is There, A Memoir by Natalie Merchant, The New Tigerlily Recordings have been announced for the fall. VISIT THE SITE

March 9 – The Realistic JonesesAmerican Conservatory Theatre - In a small American town, two couples who live next door to each other share the same last name—and much more—in this comedy that had Broadway audiences and critics howling with delight. VISIT THE SITE

March 10 - Thirteenth Annual SF International Ocean Film Festival - Cowell Theatre, Fort Mason - Dive into the beauty, power and mystery of our world’s oceans at the premiere ocean film festival of the year. VISIT THE SITE

March 11 Kronos Quartet with Special Guest, Jherek BischoffStrand Theatre - The quartet shares the stage with Los Angeles-based “pop polymath” com­poser/performer Jherek Bischoff. VISIT THE SITE

March 12 – Oscar de la Renta: The RestrospectiveDeYoung Museum - This world premiere retrospective of Oscar de la Renta’s work celebrates the life and career of one of fashion’s most influential designers. VISIT THE SITE

March 13 – CAAMFest Film Festival 2016 Presents Roots - Roxie Theatre - This family of short films digs down to the roots of bonds between relatives across all generations. Tender, reflective, happy and even difficult moments between siblings, parents and grandparents reveal the foundations of family that tie each character together from womb to tomb. VISIT THE SITE

March 14 – Thomas More’s Utopian Humor- The 500th Anniversary- Commonwealth Club of California - Monday Night Philosophy erases 500 years and takes you back to Antwerp in 1516, where a young British diplomat, Thomas More, cools his heels during a diplomatic mission to Bruges by entertaining his friends Erasmus and Pieter Gillis with fanciful tales of the discovery of the island of Utopia ("no place"). VISIT THE SITE

March 15 – Tablas Creek Winemaker Dinner with Darren DelmoreThe Barrel Room Sf - Come taste the fantastic wines of Tablas Creek paired with a special menu crafted by Chef Manuel Hewitt! VISIT THE SITE

March 16 – SF Ballet Program 5: Dances At A Gathering and Swimmer - War Memorial Opera House- A glorious celebration of community and humanity, Dances at a Gathering, set to Frédéric Chopin, is the quintessential piano ballet and with a score by SF Ballet orchestra member Shinji Eshima that incorporates music by Tom Waits, Swimmer was the must-see ballet of the 2015 Season. VISIT THE SITE

March 17 - Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution - Contemporary Jewish Museum - Explore the life of Bill Graham (1931–1991) from his childhood as a German Jewish refugee to his pivotal role in making rock music a multi-billion dollar global industry. VISIT THE SITE

March 18 - Dutoit conducts BerliozDavies Symphony Hall - Charles Dutoit will conduct the San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Symphony Chorus and tenor Paul Groves in Berlioz’s Requiem. VISIT THE SITE

March 19 – Guest Lecture: Sublime Beauty: Raphael’s Portrait Of A Lady With A Unicorn by Dr Mary Shaey-MIlleaLegion Of Honor - Dr. Mary Shay-Millea will explore the role of idealized beauty, artistic rivalry, and literary tradition in Raphael’s Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn. VISIT THE SITE

March 20 – Macy’s Flower Show 2016Macy’s Union Square- San Francisco’s Macy’s Union Square welcomes spring with the annual Macy’s Flower Show, a gift to the city of San Francisco. VISIT THE SITE

March 21 – Incoming!California Academy of Sciences - Asteroids and comets have collided with our planet throughout its history, changing the course of life on Earth and shaping the world we know today. VISIT THE SITE

March 22 – Peoples Park: A DiscussionCalifornia Historical Society - With public participation and public use at its core, Peoples Park represents the tumultuous and inspiring era of the 1960s and asks all of us to pose deep questions around the reclamation of public places and its use over time. VISIT THE SITE

March 23 - Ghosts/ ShipsMuseum of the African Diaspora - This show includes approximately 20 works that reveal images of people from African descent who come from diverse locales and were involved in the slave trade. VISIT THE SITE

March 24 – Brian PosehnCobb’s Comedy Club - Comedian/actor/writer Brian Posehn has a full plate in front of him with the recent success of Deadpool by Marvel Comics which he co-wrote. VISIT THE SITE

March 25 – E.T. The Extra Terrestrial- Feature Film with The SF Symphony - Davies Symphony Hall - Now audiences of all ages can experience E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial as never before… with John Williams’ Academy Award-winning score performed live by a full symphony orchestra in sync to the film projected on a huge HD screen. VISIT THE SITE

March 26 – The Tragedy of Hamlet Prince of DenmarkPresidio’s Officers Club - All are invited to enjoy the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival’s touring production of Hamlet – the ghostly tale of a prince whose royal family is disrupted by revenge and corruption. VISIT THE SITE

March 27 – ¡Cubanismo!SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium - Alemañy’s all-star orchestra plays sizzling dance tunes full of swaggering horn charts and wild polyrhythms that recall the vintage big-band son sound of the 1940s and 50s, embracing traditional rumba, cha-cha, danzon and pa’ca rhythms arranged in the classic descarga, or “jam session” style. VISIT THE SITE

March 28 – Music at Meyer/ Cypress QuartetMartin Meyer Sanctuary of Congregation Emanu-El - We are certain audiences will be dazzled again by this fabulous quartet playing the Mozart String Quartet in C, K. 465 "Dissonance", Galzunov - Selections from Novelettes, and the Beethoven String Quartet in Eb, Op 127. VISIT THE SITE

March 29 – ATA @ SFPL: Experience Reel CinemaSF Public Library, Noe Valley/Sally Brun – Artists’ Television Access (ATA) teams up with SFPL to mine the treasures in the Library's 16mm film archive. Join us for our quarterly screening series of fantastic movies. That's real film, not video! VISIT THE SITE

March 30 – An Act Of GodGolden Gate Theatre - God takes the form of Emmy Award winner Sean Hayes in An Act Of God, a 90-minute comedy where the Almighty and His devoted Angels answer some of the deepest questions that have plagued mankind since Creation. VISIT THE SITE

March 31 – Iggy PopSF Masonic - The Post Pop Depression tour will mark the sole occasion that the album lineup of Iggy, Joshua Homme, Dean Fertita and Matt Helders—augmented by Troy Van Leeuwen and Matt Sweeney—will perform this material, as well as classics spanning Iggy’s legendary solo career, in a live setting. VISIT THE SITE

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