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Courtesy photoNicki Bluhm & The Gramblers are playing songs from their upcoming sophomore album

March 25: Spock double feature, Tavi Gevinson and more

Who’s in town Tavi Gevinson, a feminist fashionista who founded her own…

Courtesy photoNicki Bluhm & The Gramblers are playing songs from their upcoming sophomore album
Courtesy photoBritish rock: U.K. garage-rock group Palma Violets releases its second album

March 24: British rock, Bitcoin lecture and more

Who’s in town Oilman T. Boone Pickens, CEO of BP Capital, weighs…

Courtesy photoBritish rock: U.K. garage-rock group Palma Violets releases its second album
Courtesy photoHard-rocking guitar duo Deap Vally is headlining a bill that includes L.A. Witch and Creep Beat. [8 p.m.

March 23: Deap Vally rocks, comedy fundraiser and more

Who’s in town Timothy Williams presents the first U.S. release of his…

Courtesy photoHard-rocking guitar duo Deap Vally is headlining a bill that includes L.A. Witch and Creep Beat. [8 p.m.
courtesy photoRock show: Oakland’s April & The Paradigm meld power-pop

March 22: 5K runs, Angel Island history and more

Something to read The Crossroads of Should and Must: Find and Follow…

courtesy photoRock show: Oakland’s April & The Paradigm meld power-pop
SFbike.orgJoin the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition for the third annual Women’s History Ride

March 20-21: Talib Kweli, Japanese tea ceremony and more

A great hike Surprise factor: On the Sonoma Coast, most cars zip…

SFbike.orgJoin the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition for the third annual Women’s History Ride
Courtesy photoLGBT cinema: Director Jonah Mossberg is speaking at a screening of his documentary “Out Here

March 18: Unlawful comedy, gay farmers and more

Who’s in town Biographer Annie Cohen-Solal discusses the life of Marcus Yakovlevich…

Courtesy photoLGBT cinema: Director Jonah Mossberg is speaking at a screening of his documentary “Out Here
Courtesy photoGarage-punk rockers The Sweet Bones are headlining a bill that also includes Piff and Kybele. [8:30 p.m.

March 17: Irish carols, Pogues tribute and more

Who’s in town Filmmaker Pratibha Parmar (“Nina’s Heavenly Delights”) joins other industry…

Courtesy photoGarage-punk rockers The Sweet Bones are headlining a bill that also includes Piff and Kybele. [8:30 p.m.
Courtesy photoDystopia tech: UC Berkeley mechanical engineering professor J. Karl Hedrick is speaking about the science of drones before a screening of “Sleep Dealer

March 16: “Sleep Dealer,” a son's memoir and more

Who’s in town George Hodgman shares his experiences of leaving his New…

Courtesy photoDystopia tech: UC Berkeley mechanical engineering professor J. Karl Hedrick is speaking about the science of drones before a screening of “Sleep Dealer
Jeff Chiu/APA female African penguin chick takes her first public swim at the California Academy of Sciences on Wednesday. Three penguin chicks

March 15: St. Patrick's Day party, free music and more

Something to read House Keys Not Handcuffs by Paul Boden ($36) The…

Jeff Chiu/APA female African penguin chick takes her first public swim at the California Academy of Sciences on Wednesday. Three penguin chicks
SFbike.orgShop around: Want to get to know your local bike shops? Join the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition for a ride to four shops. By the end of the ride

March 13-14: Hiking, Pi Day and more

A great hike Clearly Claremont: Hidden in the Berkeley and Oakland Hills,…

SFbike.orgShop around: Want to get to know your local bike shops? Join the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition for a ride to four shops. By the end of the ride
Courtesy photoSan Francisco psychedelic-rock group Golden Void gives a preview of music from its next album. [8 p.m.

March 12: Summer Cannibals, feminist writing and more

Who’s in town Neil Gaiman is discussing his work, including “The Ocean…

Courtesy photoSan Francisco psychedelic-rock group Golden Void gives a preview of music from its next album. [8 p.m.
Courtesy photoNorth Carolina’s Holy Ghost Tent Revival

March 11: Dave Barry, pirate ship and more

Who's in town Elliot Ackerman, who served five tours of duty in…

Courtesy photoNorth Carolina’s Holy Ghost Tent Revival
Erik TomassonS.F. Ballet: “SENSORIUM

March 10: Ballet, women's rights and more

Who’s in town Writer Jennifer Hillman-Magnuson shares her experiences in India in…

Erik TomassonS.F. Ballet: “SENSORIUM
Mike koozmin/The S.f. ExaminerA woman peeks out over a banner bearing the Spanish word “vidas

March 9: Crafts, bird watching and more

Something to read Rad American Women A-Z By Kate Schatz and Miriam…

Mike koozmin/The S.f. ExaminerA woman peeks out over a banner bearing the Spanish word “vidas
Courtesy photoSan Francisco-based band Little Brother Rye melds folk

March 9: Little Brother Rye, North Korea talk and more

Who’s in town Poet Jynne Dilling Martin shares her adventures as an…

Courtesy photoSan Francisco-based band Little Brother Rye melds folk
North Carolina singer-songwriter Jonathan Wilson is headlining a 10th anniversary party for (((folkYEAH!))). [8 p.m.

March 5: Chinese music, Bay Lights and more

Who’s in town North Carolina singer-songwriter Jonathan Wilson is headlining a 10th…

North Carolina singer-songwriter Jonathan Wilson is headlining a 10th anniversary party for (((folkYEAH!))). [8 p.m.
Weekendsherpa.comSpiking 90 feet skyward

March 6-7: Chinese New Year Parade, Big Freedia and more

A great hike In-spired: San Francisco has no shortage of outdoor art…

Weekendsherpa.comSpiking 90 feet skyward
Courtesy photoCountry-rock show: Lucinda Williams has won acclaim for her latest album

March 4: Lucinda Williams, chess lessons and more

Who’s in town Sonic Youth co-founder and artist Kim Gordon discusses her…

Courtesy photoCountry-rock show: Lucinda Williams has won acclaim for her latest album
Courtesy photoIrish sounds: Dublin vocal group Celtic Thunder has been seen by 500

March 3: Celtic Thunder, bicycle tube crafts and more

Who’s in town NBC News’ Chuck Todd, moderator of “Meet the Press,”…

Courtesy photoIrish sounds: Dublin vocal group Celtic Thunder has been seen by 500
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerLearning opportunities at CCSF

March 1: Chinatown race, old-school baseball and more

Something to read Dog Crazy: A Novel of Love Lost and Found…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerLearning opportunities at CCSF