March 21 – 23: Weekend events in San Francisco


On the town

Italian band: JoyCut, a dark-wave Italian band, is in town. Via electronic melodies, percussion and found objects, the group creates sonic moments both experimental and accessible. [9 p.m., Hotel Utah, 500 Fourth St., S.F.]


A great bike ride

Women’s History Bike Ride: Learn about trailblazing women on bikes and the fascinating intersections between the history of the bicycle and the suffrage movement in this fun and casual San Francisco Bicycle Coalition-sponsored ride. We’ll share why Susan B. Anthony once said, “Let me tell you what I think of bicycling. I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world.” The event most likely will end with deliciously sweet nibbles. [2 p.m., meet at S.F. Bicycle Coalition headquarters, 833 Market St., 10th floor, S.F.;]

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Whimsical trip: Dance and costume artist Sha Sha Higby performs “A Paper Wing,” a journey of life, death and rebirth presented with sculptural costume, movement and puppetry. [8 p.m., NOHSpace, 2840 Mariposa St., S.F.]

Israeli dancers: A Wider Bridge presents “Two Room Apartment,” Israeli dance artists Niv Sheinfeld and Oren Laor’s version, reimagined for two men, of a work by Liat Dror and Nir Ben-Gal. [8 p.m. ODC Theater, 3153 17th St., S.F.]


Art auction: Works by more than 100 artists are for sale at “Smoke and Mirrors,” Southern Exposure’s fundraising auction. Food, cocktails and artist-led experiences complete the bill. [6 to 11 p.m., 3030 20th St., S.F.;]


Stand-up comedy: Ian Bagg, seen on “Comedy Central Presents” and “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” performs. [7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Punch Line Comedy Club, 444 Battery St., S.F.]


A great view

Over at the Grotto: Add Grotto Rock Park to the mix of good things that come in small packages. This 0.3-acre rock park in the Berkeley Hills seems designed for sunset viewings with its spectacular vista of San Francisco Bay stretching from the Golden Gate to the Bay Bridge. The San Francisco skyline silhouettes against the sunset and Berkeley sits below. Afterward, head down the hill for a pint at the Albany landmark The Pub (aka Schmidt’s Pub). [Visit to find out more about getting outdoors in Northern California]


Sicks appeal: The Kinsey Sicks, the “Dragapella beauty shop quartet,” are the focus of “Chicks With Shticks,” an exhibit covering their 20 years of music, satire and activism. [Noon to 5 p.m., Main Library, Hormel center, 100 Larkin St., S.F.]


Rock band: The Orwells, an Illinois-based garage-rock and punk-rock band, seen recently on “Late Night With David Letterman,” bring their tour to San Francisco. [8 p.m., 333 11th St., S.F.]

Literary arts

Words and music: Author-musician-actor Norman Nawrocki gives a live theater and music performance based on his new novel, “Cazzarola! Anarchy, Romani, Love, Italy.” [5 p.m., Green Arcade, 1680 Market St., S.F.]


Dance theater: Sidra Bell Dance New York, a dance-theater company known for its kinetic and provocative performances and female vision, performs at Dance Mission Theater. [8 p.m., 3316 24th St., S.F.]

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