San Francisco March 2020 Calendar of Unique Events
Published By Dean Badessa
What's happening this month in San Francisco
Courtesy of Dean Badessa
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March 1 – Artist Reception — Chanell Stone: Natura NegraMuseum of The African Diaspora - Please join us for the artist reception for Chanell Stone: Natura Negra, the first exhibition of the 2019-2020 Emerging Artist Program. VISIT THE SITE

March 2 – Elemental CalderSFMOMA – The works in this exhibition manifest the ways the elements—including the movement of the sea and the blowing of the wind—provided both subject matter and inspiration for many of Calder’s mobiles. VISIT THE SITE

March 3 – Harvard’s Rosabeth Moss Kanter: How To Be More Innovative And Change The World - Commonwealth Club of Ca - Professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter is renowned for strategy, innovation and leadership for change. Come hear Kanter's advice on finding an innovative approach to improving both your life and the world. VISIT THE SITE

March 4 – Up Close & Personal Salon: Aizuri QuartetNoe Valley Chamber Music - Spend an evening in a unique San Francisco space getting to know the “genuinely exciting” and “imaginative” (New York Times) Aizuri Quartet. They’ll bring us inside the inner workings of their Grammy-nominated ensemble, sharing what makes them and their music tick. VISIT THE SITE

March 5 – Of Color & Ink: Chang Dai-Chien After 1949 Screening and Artist ConversationAsian Art Museum - Learn more about Chang at this screening of excerpts from director Weimin Zhang’s film “Of Color & Ink: Chang Dai-chien After 1949,” introduced by Fan Jeremy Zhang, Barbara and Gerson Bakar Curator of Chinese Art. A conversation between Li Huayi and Arnold Chang follows the film screening. VISIT THE SITE

March 6 – Same Game Different SmokersSF Main Library – A Look at the Tobacco Industry's Footprint on Black Lives and Black Lungs. VISIT THE SITE

March 7 – A Midsummer’s Night DreamWar Memorial Opera House – Enter Shakespeare’s enchanted forest of whimsy, mistaken identity, and jest—where fairies rule and love (eventually) reigns supreme. This Shakespearean favorite returns triumphantly to San Francisco after a nearly 35-year absence. VISIT THE SITE

March 8 – Carnaval 2020 with Sambaxé - ODC Dance Commons - Join the Sambaxé comparsa (contingent) as we electrify the streets of the Mission in San Francisco's Annual Carnaval Parade! VISIT THE SITE

March 9 – Patti Smith And Her Band with Oliver RayThe Fillmore - Patti Smith continues to write, perform readings, work on artistic projects, and lends support for human right issues. VISIT THE SITE

March 10 – Votes for Women: Civic Activism, Women of San Francisco’s Glen Park Neighborhood, and America’s First March for Women’s SuffrageCa Historical Society - Evelyn Rose, Director and Founder of San Francisco’s Glen Park Neighborhoods History Project, will explore the lives of Glen Park’s earliest civic activists, how the first suffrage march came to be, and the women’s impact on Glen Park’s continuing activist legacy throughout the 20th century. VISIT THE SITE

March 11 – Retablos: Stories From A Life Lived Along The BoarderZ Space – Retablos is a coming of age memoir; each chapter a memory tale, verging on fable, which paints a dreamlike picture of life in El Paso in the 60’s and ’70’s. VISIT THE SITE

March 12 – 17th Annual International Ocean Film Festival Opening NightCowell Theatre - Join us for a special evening as we kick-off the 17th Annual International Ocean Film Festival at the Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture! VISIT THE SITE

March 13 – HiromiMiner Auditorium - No pianist alive imbues the solo piano format with more explosive virtuosity or thrilling unpredictability than Hiromi Uehara – a GRAMMY-winning artist the All Music Guide calls “one of the most remarkable pianists of the past half century.” VISIT THE SITE

March 14 – 169th Annual SF St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival2nd & Market To City Hall - Join us Saturday, March 14th  for the 169th Annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade! VISIT THE SITE

March 15 – The Last Ship starring Sting – Golden Gate Theatre – Inspired by Sting’s 1991 album, “The Soul Cages,” THE LAST SHIP tells the story of Gideon, a prodigal son returning home after 17 years at sea to find that the local shipyard his town was built around is closing and Meg, the love he left behind, has moved on. VISIT THE SITE

March 16 – The Parent TrapWalt Disney Family Museum - In honor of Women’s History Month, join us for a screening of Nancy Meyers’ directorial debut, The Parent Trap (1998), as we pay homage to the many women who have contributed to making The Walt Disney Studios what it is today. VISIT THE SITE

March 17 – Flute Recital with Sir James GalwayDavies Symphony Hall – Experience one of the great masters of the flute repertoire in recital, when Ireland’s internationally acclaimed James Galway takes the Davies Symphony Hall stage for the first time in nearly two decades. VISIT THE SITE

March 18 – EXCLUSION: The Presidio’s Role in World War II Japanese American Incarceration - The Presidio Officer’s Club - This special exhibition invites visitors to investigate the choices—both personal and political—that led to this dark chapter in American history, and to reflect on what we have learned that helps us to address present-day issues of mass incarceration, immigration reform, and racial profiling. VISIT THE SITE

March 19 – After Dark: Synthetic Biology - The Exploratorium - Transformations in DNA synthesis are changing agriculture, medicine, and scientific research—but how, and what long-term effects will synthetic biology have on society and the environment? VISIT THE SITE

March 20 – Ladies They Talk AboutMechanic’s Institute - This time Barbara Stanwyck is Nan Tayler the “new fish” in a very strange women’s prison where the inmates all keep their street clothes. VISIT THE SITE

March 21 – San Francisco International Chocolate SalonSF County Fair Building - Taste & experience the finest in artisan, gourmet & premium chocolate in one of the world’s great culinary metropolitan regions. VISIT THE SITE 

March 22 – Toni StoneACT’s Geary Theatre - Pam MacKinnon directs the extraordinary, real-life story of a Bay Area athlete, the first woman to play professional baseball. VISIT THE SITE

March 23 – Macy’s Flower ShowMacy’s, Union Square - Dive into the vibrant colors of deep-sea florals and stunning marine life at our upcoming Flower Show, “Voyage to Oceanum.” VISIT THE SITE

March 24 – Threads of Jewish Life: Ritual and Other Textiles from the San Francisco Bay AreaContemporary Jewish Museum - This exhibition draws from the holdings of The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (University of California, Berkeley) to showcase a variety of textiles in use by San Francisco Jewish community members during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. VISIT THE SITE

March 25 - Mo MandelPunchline Comedy Club - Mo Mandel has been on fire on all fronts. Along with making recent appearances on CBS’s hit show, 2 Broke Girls, and Comedy Central’s sitcom, Corporate, Mo just released his first hour special on Amazon to critical acclaim, and the series that he created and executive produces, Comedy Knockout, recently premiered its 3rd season on truTV. VISIT THE SITE

March 26 – Curator Lecture: "Last Supper in Pompeii: From the Table to the Grave" by Renée DreyfusLegion of Honor - Renée Dreyfus is curator-in-charge of ancient art and interpretation at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. VISIT THE SITE

March 27 – Three Dog NightPalace of Fine Arts – Legendary band, Three Dog Night, now in its 5th decade, claims some of the most astonishing statistics in popular music. VISIT THE SITE

March 28 – Whiskies Of The WorldSF Belle Yacht - As one of the largest whisky tasting events in the US, Whiskies of the World gathers over 200 of the most fascinating distilled spirits from around the globe, along with their makers and ambassadors, to give its guests an unforgettable tasting experience. VISIT THE SITE

March 29 – HomingCCC Visual Art Center - Chinese Culture Center (CCC) presents a solo exhibition by Taiwanese installation artist Hung Tzu Ni that reflects, resonates and responds to the unique confines of the CCC gallery space as well as the disposition of Chinatown, San Francisco and surrounding neighborhoods. VISIT THE SITE

March 30 – Venom: Fangs, Stingers, and SpinesCa Academy of Sciences - Explore an eye-catching array of venomous species in this all-new aquarium exhibit. VISIT THE SITE

March 31 – The Rodina: On Performative Design Presented by Curatorial Research BureauYBCA - How to make freedom and playfulness, traditionally granted to artists, accessible to a wider audience? And, how to design situations or objects that stimulate activity and participation, that could lead to a transformation in a viewer or a social context? During this talk, Amsterdam-based designers Vit & Tereza Ruller (studio The Rodina) try to answer these questions. VISIT THE SITE

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