SF Entertainment Listings: March 7 – 16

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By Khalida Sarwari

March 5, 2008

Music Listings

THE INDEPENDENT

The Heavenly States, Citay, The Botticellis, March 7. $12.

Crystal Castles, HEALTH, March 8. $16.

Gavin DeGraw, Landon Pigg, March 10, 8 p.m. $25.

Papa Grows Funk, March 14. $20-$25.

B-Side Players, Sambada, Manicato, March 15. $15.

Shows begin at 9 p.m. unless noted otherwise. 628 Divisadero St., San Francisco. (415) 771-1421, www.theindependentsf.com.

12 GALAXIES

“Bing Ji Ling and Tommy Guerrero CD Release Party,” March 7. Featuring Nino Moschella. $7.

“Kafana Balkan 1-Year Anniversary,” March 8. Featuring Edessa, DJ Zeljko, Hleb I Sir Cirkus. $10-$25.

Slim Cessna’s Auto Club, March 9. Featuring Trainwreck Riders. $10-$12.

Ask Dr. Hal, March 10. $8.

Oxbow, The Black Swans, Pillars of Silence, March 11. $8.

The Huxtables, The Bitter Sweets, Two If by Sea, March 12. $6.

Mark Growden, Gabby La La, Fuzzy Cousins, March 13. $8-$10.

Spectrum, LSD and the Search for God, Jai Young Kim, Lopsided Space Kart, March 14. $10.

Kanvus, March 15. $5.

9 p.m. 2565 Mission St., San Francisco. (415) 970-9777, www.12galaxies.com.

BISCUITS AND BLUES

“Happy Hour Jam Sessions,” ongoing. Thursday-Sunday, 3:30-6:30 p.m. Free.

Lloyd Gregory And Friends, ongoing. Sundays. March 9: Featuring Fred Ross.

March 16: Featuring Rhonda Benin. $12.50.

Lavay Smith And Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers, March 7. $20.

Shana Morrison, March 8. $20.

Chris Duarte, March 11. $15.

John Nemeth, March 12. $15.

Candye Kane, March 13. $15.

Jackie Payne, Steven Edmonson Band, March 14. $20.

EC Scott, March 15. $20.

Shows begin Sunday through Thursday, 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. unless otherwise noted. 401 Mason St., San Francisco. (415) 292-2583, www.biscuitsandblues.com.

BOOM BOOM ROOM

“Resident Tuesdays,” ongoing. Tuesday, 9:30 p.m. $5.

Papa Mali Trio, Wil Blades, DJ K-Os and Guests, March 7. $15.

But-Wizards, March 12. $7.

Fred Wesley’s HouseParty, March 14 through March 15, Friday, 10:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 p.m. Featuring Groovesect. $20.

21 and older unless otherwise noted. Shows begin at 9:45 p.m. unless otherwise noted. 1601 Fillmore St., San Francisco. (415) 673-8000, www.boomboomblues.com.

BOTTOM OF THE HILL

Pela, Liam Finn, The Federalists, March 7, 10 p.m. $10.

Atlas Sound, White Rainbow, Valet, March 8, 10 p.m. $10.

Dandi Wind, Rescue Me, Wallpaper., March 9, 9 p.m. $12.

The Scratchies, Jokes For Feelings, Black Dream, March 11, 9 p.m. $8.

We Be The Echo, Planets, Headshear, March 12, 9 p.m. $8.

Cloud Archive, Parker Street Cinema, Microfiche, March 13, 9 p.m. $8.

Nerf Herder, Sassy!!!, Boats!, March 14, 10 p.m. $12.

Beach House, Anaura, Best Wishes, March 15, 10 p.m. $10-$12.

Girl Band, Girls With Guns,The Hard Knox, March 16, 9 p.m. $8.

Ages 21 and over unless otherwise noted. 1233 17th St., San Francisco. (415) 621-4455, www.bottomofthehill.com.

CAFE DU NORD

Pistolera, DJ Pedrogas, March 7. $10-$12.

Hot Challenge, Cold Hot Crash, The Rising Sound, March 8, 9 p.m. $10.

Matthew Good, Heather Combs, March 9, 8 p.m. $15-$17.

Buxter Hoot’n, Campo Bravo, The Blank Tapes, March 10, 8 p.m. $10.

Hatikva 6, March 11. $10-$12.

Tim Bluhm, Little Wings, Rubies, Landy, March 12. $10-$12.

Bhi Bhiman, Montana Slim, Misisipi Rider, March 13, 8:30 p.m. $10.

Pills and Jackets, Silver Griffin, Toy Soldiers, DJ Roy O’Blivion, March 14. $10-$12.

Colm O Riain, Lucia Comnes, March 15. $15.

dan le sac Vs Scroobius Pip, March 16, 8 p.m. $12-$14.

Ages 21 and older unless otherwise noted. 9:30 p.m. unless noted otherwise. 2170 Market St., San Francisco. (415) 861-5016, www.cafedunord.com.

DNA LOUNGE

Cream, March 7, 10 p.m. $12.

Bootie, March 8, 9 p.m. $8-$12.

Scarlett Fever, March 9, 1 p.m. $15.

Escandalo, March 14, 10 p.m. $12.

Pop Roxx, March 15, 9 p.m. $5-$10.

375 11th St., San Francisco. (415) 626-1409, www.dnalounge.com.

ELBO ROOM

“Afrolicious,” ongoing. Thursdays, 10 p.m. Featuring DJ Pleasuremaker, Senor Oz and guests. $5.

“Free Funk Friday,” ongoing. Fridays, 10 p.m. Featuring DJ Vinnie Esparza and Friends. Free.

“Saturday Night Soul Party,” ongoing. 10 p.m. Featuring DJs Lucky, Phengren Oswald, Paul Paul. $5.

Bodyheat: Dam-Funk, Maximillion Dunbar, Bodyheat DJs, March 7, 10 p.m. $10.

Boca Do Rio, Nation Beat, March 8, 10 p.m. $10.

DJ Sep, J. Boogie, DJ Neta, March 9. $6.

Hex Machine, All Time Highs, Flood, March 10. $6.

Macabea, March 11. $7.

PWRFL Power, Capillary Action, Battle Hooch, March 12. $7.

Ages 21 and older. 9 p.m. unless noted otherwise. 647 Valencia St., San Francisco. (415) 552-7788, www.elbo.com.

THE FILLMORE

Living Legends, LuckyIAm, Sweatshop Union, March 7, 9 p.m. $25.

Immortal Technique, March 9, 8 p.m. $22.50.

The Bravery, March 13, 8 p.m. $22.50.

Say Anything, Manchester Orchestra, Biffy Clyro, Weatherbox, March 14, 7 p.m. $16.50.

Silverstein, The Devil Wears Prada, A Day To Remember, Protest The Hero, March 16, 7 p.m. $19.50.

All ages unless otherwise noted. 1805 Geary Blvd., San Francisco. (415) 346-6000, Tickets: (415) 421-TIXS, www.thefillmore.com.

GREAT AMERICAN MUSIC HALL

Honeycut, Sugar, Gold, Her Grace the Duchess, DJ Omar, March 7, 9 p.m. $14.

Drew Emmitt Band, Hackensaw Boys, March 9, 8 p.m. $15.

Steve Kimock and Friends, March 13 through March 14, 9 p.m. Featuring Melvin Seals, Hutch Hutchinson, Billy Goodman, John Morgan Kimock. $26.

The Stairwell Sisters, Loretta Lynch, Devine’s Jug Band, March 15, 9 p.m. $13.

Ages six and older. 859 O’Farrell St., San Francisco. (415) 885-0750, (415) 478-2277, www.gamh.com.

HERBST THEATRE

“An Evening with the Stars of Doo Wop and Rock ‘n’ Roll,” March 8, 8 p.m. Featuring Sonny Turner, Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, Jay Siegel and The Tokens, Shirley Alston Reeves, Frankie Ford. $35-$75.

San Francisco War Memorial Veterans Building, 401 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco. (415) 392-4400, www.cityboxoffice.com.

HOTEL NIKKO

Paula West, George Mesterhazy Quartet, through March 16, 8 p.m. $35-$40. (866) 468-3399, www.TheRrazzRoom.com.

Terese Genecco, through May 24, 10:30. $25.

222 Mason St., San Francisco. (415) 394-1111.

HOTEL UTAH

Open Mic with JJ Shultz, ongoing. Mondays, 7:30 p.m. Free.

Loop! Station, Kevin Meagher, Francesca Lee, Pearls Anna String, March 7. $7.

Cousin Dale, Even Elroy, Eli Goldsmith, March 8.

Rachel Margaret, Djuna, The Trouble with Monkeys, March 9.

Colossal Yes, Mike Donovan, Si, Claro, March 11.

Ryan Auffenberg, March 12.

Heather Combs, March 13. $8.

Charles Gonzalez, Pets in Trees, Receptionist Movement, March 14. $8.

Apple Pie Hopes, Blue Bone Express, The Gomorrans, March 15.

John Shannon, March 16. $10.

Ages 21 and older. $6 unless posted otherwise. Shows begin at 9 p.m. unless otherwise noted. 500 Fourth St., San Francisco. (415) 546-6300, www.thehotelutahsaloon.com.

JAZZ AT PEARL’S

“Pete Fallico Presents Hammond B3,” ongoing. Thursdays.

CJO Big Band, ongoing. Mondays. March 10: Featuring Kenny Washington. $10.

Collective West Jazz Orchestra, ongoing. Wednesdays. Featuring Danny Grewen. $10-$100.

Kenny Washington Quartet, ongoing. Tuesdays. $10-$15.

Cartoon Jazz Orchestra, March 7. $20-$25.

Jeff Massanari and Groovework, March 8. $20.

Masha Campagne and Caminhos Cruzados, March 9. $10-$15.

Faye Carol, March 11. $10-$15.

Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Ensemble, March 14 through March 16. $15-$20.

8 and 10 p.m. unless otherwise noted. 256 Columbus Ave., San Francisco. (415) 291-8255, www.jazzatpearls.com.

JOHNNY FOLEY’S IRISH HOUSE

“Rock and Roll with Nicole,” ongoing. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Damir, ongoing. Mondays.

Terry Savastano, ongoing.

“MicX Dueling Piano Lounge,” March 7 through March 16, Friday and Saturday, 9 p.m.; Sunday-Thursday, 9:30 p.m. Free.

Tall Shadows, March 7.

The Back Pages, March 8.

Nicole McRory, March 9.

The Rodeo Clowns, March 12

The Old Souls, March 14.

Sole, March 15.

Free unless otherwise noted. For ages 21 and older. All shows begin at 9 p.m. unless otherwise noted. 243 O’Farrell St., San Francisco. (415) 954-0777, www.johnnyfoleys.com.

KIMO’S BAR

Holy Shit, Girls, March 8. $8.

1351 Polk St., San Francisco. (415) 885-4535, http://www.denkitiger. com/.

MARINES MEMORIAL CLUB

Christine Ebersole, Billy Stritch, March 9, 5 p.m. $40. (415) 392-4400, www.bayareacabaret.org.

609 Sutter St., San Francisco.

MEZZANINE

Tormenta Tropical, DJ Rapture, Zizek Urban Beats Club, March 8. $15.

DJ Mehdi, Hottub, DJ Omar, March 14. $10.

Ages 21 and older. All shows at 9 p.m. unless other wise noted. 444 Jessie St., San Francisco. (415) 625-8880, www.mezzaninesf.com.

PENA PACHAMAMA

“Flamenco Thursdays” with Carola Zertuche, ongoing. Music and dance with performers of traditional flamenco. Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. $10.

For ages 21 and older. 1630 Powell St., San Francisco. (415) 646-0018, www.penapachamama.com.

RED DEVIL LOUNGE

Black 47, March 7. Featuring Irish Bastards, Bog Savages. $17-$20.

“SFTV Unplugged,” March 12, Doors open 7 p.m. Featuring Badpenny, Evolution Eden, Kinetic Chain, Sorrow Town, Choir, Think13, Dirty Orange, Sun. $5-$7.

Shannon Ferry, Tommy Rickard, Valerie Orth, March 13. $6-$8.

Jonny Diina, Arshia Soul, Snake Plissken Quintet, Laura Franzese, March 14. $8-$10.

Stung, Message of Love, March 15. $10-$12.

Doors open 8 p.m. 1695 Polk St., San Francisco. (415) 921-1695, www.reddevillounge.com.

SAVANNA JAZZ

“Live Jazz,” ongoing. Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday, 8 p.m.; Thursday-Saturday, 8:30 p.m.

2937 Mission St., San Francisco. (415) 285-3369, www.savannajazz.com.

SLIM’S

American Drag, Elliot Randall, Small Change Romeos, March 7, 8:30 p.m. $13.

ArnoCorps, Thor, Stone Vengeance, The Gun and Doll Show, DJ Matt Holdaway, March 8, 8 p.m. $15.

Clutch, Murder By Death, Maylene and the Sons of Disaster, Hex Machine, March 10 through March 11, 7:30 p.m. $20-$24.

“Truth Is Here Tour,” March 12, 9 p.m. Featuring Brother Ali, Abstract Rude, Toki Wright, BK-One. $15.

Zoo Station, The Hooks, Jerry Hanan, March 14, 9 p.m. $15.

One Shot Suicide, Dirty Little Buddah, Solid State Logic, Trip Device, Stagnant, Bob Hill Band, March 15, 8 p.m. $12.

333 11th St., San Francisco. (415) 255-0333, www.slims-sf.com.

THE WARFIELD

Serj Tankian, Fair To Midland, March 8, 8 p.m. $25.50.

Angels and Airwaves, Meg and Dia, The Color Fred, Ace Enders, March 10, 7 p.m. $28.50.

Gogol Bordello, March 13, 8 p.m. $25.

982 Market St., San Francisco. (415) 775-7722, (415) 421-TIXS: , www.ticketmaster.com.

YOSHI’S

Dr. John, through March 8. $28-$36.

Gonzalo Rubalcaba, March 10 through March 12. $20-$24.

Tito Y Su Son, March 13. $14-$18.

“Paul Brown’s Guitar Night,” March 14 through March 16. Featuring Kenny Rankin, Marc Antoine. $26-$30.

All ages. Monday-Saturday, 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.; Sunday, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. 1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco. (415) 655-5600, www.yoshis.com.

Event Listings

CROSSROAD IRISH AMERICAN FESTIVAL

March 8 through March 16. An annual, cultural arts, and literary event that explores and celebrates the history of the Irish Diaspora throughout the Americas in creative performance, vibrant conversation and debate, music, film, readings, storytelling, theater and more. Go to Web site for full schedule of events.

(415) 571-8948, www.irishamericancrossroads.org.

CITY ARTS AND LECTURES

Stephen Sondheim, March 9, 7 p.m. The composer speaks in conversation with Frank Rich. $40.

$19 unless noted otherwise. 8 p.m. unless noted otherwise. Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco. (415) 392-4400, www.cityarts.net.

COMMONWEALTH CLUB OF CALIFORNIA

Robin Wright, March 12, 6 p.m. The journalist and author discusses the political contours that are defining the Middle East. $12-$18.

595 Market St., Second Floor, San Francisco. (415) 597-6705, www.commonwealthclub.org.

DNA LOUNGE

Scarlett Fever, March 9, 1 p.m. $15.

375 11th St., San Francisco. (415) 626-1409, www.dnalounge.com.

HERBST THEATRE

An Evening with the Stars of Doo Wop and Rock ‘n’ Roll, March 8, 8 p.m. Featuring Sonny Turner, Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, Jay Siegel and The Tokens, Shirley Alston Reeves, Frankie Ford. $35-$75.

San Francisco War Memorial Veterans Building, 401 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco. (415) 392-4400, www.cityboxoffice.com.

JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER OF SAN FRANCISCO

Carl Bernstein, March 12, 8 p.m. The renowned journalist speaks in conversation with Phil Bronstein. Free.

Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 3200 California St., San Francisco. (415) 292-1200, Box Office: (415) 292-1233, www.jccsf.org.

PRESIDIO OF SAN FRANCISCO

The Presidio Visitor Center, located at the Presidio Officers’ Club, 50 Moraga Avenue, features exhibits and a bookstore and is open daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

SPECIAL EVENTS

“Internet For Older Adults,” through May 23, Fridays, 1:10-4 p.m. A weekly survey of the Internet in an unhurried environment. Learn how to surf the Web, use e-mail, conduct research on the Internet and create Web pages. No class Feb. 15, March 28 and April 4. Free. (415) 561-7765.

Free. Presidio Boulevard and West Pacific Avenue, Presidio, San Francisco. Visitor Center: (415) 561-4323, www.presidio.gov or www.nps.gov/prsf.

RED DEVIL LOUNGE

Black 47, March 7. Featuring Irish Bastards, Bog Savages. $17-$20.

Doors open 8 p.m. 1695 Polk St., San Francisco. (415) 921-1695, www.reddevillounge.com.

SAN FRANCISCO PERFORMANCES

Manuel Barrueco, March 15, 8 p.m. The veteran classical guitarist performs in recital. $30-$42.

Alexander String Quartet, March 15, 10 a.m. The “Inspirations” series continues with Bartok’s “String Quartet No. 1” and Robert Greenberg’s String Quartet No. 3, “Among Friends.” $22-$34.

Juho Pohjonen, March 16, 7 p.m. The young Finnish pianist performs Mendelssohn’s “Six Preludes and Fugues,” Sibelius’ Five Pieces, Op. 75 “The Trees” and Prokofiev’s “Piano Sonata No. 8.” $30.

8 p.m. unless otherwise noted. $30-$45 unless otherwise noted. Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco. (415) 392-2545, www.performances.org.

SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY

The 2007-2008 Season, through June 28.

MTT Conducts Beethoven’s Eroica, through March 7, 8 p.m. Under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas, Gil Shaham performs Beethoven’s first fate-defying statement of musical revolution. $25-$120.

Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, March 8, 2 p.m. Under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas, Gil Shaham performs Mendelssohn’s exquisite violin concerto. $25-$120.

Youth Orchestra, March 16, 2 p.m. The orchestra performs works by Bartok, Haydn and Prokofiev. $12-$30.

Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco. (415) 864-6000, www.sfsymphony.org.

Gallery Listings

AFRICAN AMERICAN ART AND CULTURE COMPLEX

Americans Who Tell the Truth, through April 6. An art exhibition featuring over 50 portraits of Americans who have stood up for their principles over time, along with art and written works by Bay Area middle and high school students responding to Shetterly’s portraits.

The Art of Living Black, through May 4. Exhibit features artwork by Frances Dunham Catlett.

762 Fulton St., San Francisco. www.aaacc.org.

ANDALU

Art-First Monday, ongoing. First Monday of the month, 9 p.m.-midnight. The Mission district restaurant hosts a monthly art gathering to celebrate the work of local artists. Free.

Sunday-Tuesday, 5:30-10 p.m.; Wednesday-Thursday, 5:30-11 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 5:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. 3198 16th St., San Francisco. (415) 621-2211, www.andalusf.com.

ANDREA SCHWARTZ GALLERY

John Randall Nelson New Paintings, through April 18. A solo exhibition featuring Nelson’s unique body of work which combines painting, drawing and text with narrative content.

Free. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 1-5 p.m. 525 2nd St., San Francisco. (415) 495-2090, www.asgallery.com.

ARTHAUS

The Painters Are Here, through March 30. A visual exploration of color, craftsmanship and fine art.

Free. Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 411 Brannan St., San Francisco. (415) 977-0223, www.arthaus-sf.com.

ARTWORKSF GALLERY

CLOSING: Wendy Robushi, through March 12. An exhibition of paintings by the artist.

Free. Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5:30 p.m. 49 Geary St., suite 215, San Francisco. (415) 673-3080, www.artworksf.com/.

BRAUNSTEIN-QUAY GALLERY

CLOSING: ACCESS Program – Joshua Hart, through March 8. Exhibit of the Hart’s art, which acts as a moment to moment experience for the viewer and develops concrete relationships that subvert conventional presentation techniques.

CLOSING: Jane Rosen – Gamut, through March 8. Exhibit of Rosen’s works in which the deer, hawks, horses and dogs represent her hopes for a humanity that is intuitively aware and close to its inner nature. For this exhibition, Rosen installs a large work titled Egyptian Wing that follows her exploration of how animal symbolism speaks to the human condition.

OPENING: Grace Munakata, March 13 through April 12. The artist’s new series of vibrant, multi-textured works on paper tells stories equally rooted in children’s fairytales, personal history and a celebration of color and form.

Reception, March 15, 3-5 p.m.

Free. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 430 Clementina St., San Francisco. (415) 278-9850, www.bquayartgallery.com.

CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

STEINHART AQUARIUM

Visitors can view thousands of animals, tropical fish and the penguin colony. Daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

ONGOING EXHIBITS

African Penguin Colony, ongoing. Watch the Academy’s African penguins dip and dive in their new tank. There are feeding shows daily at 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Coral Reef, ongoing. A two-story, 20,000-gallon coral reef tank with dozens of tropical reef fish and a variety of colorful corals. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

SSsssnake Alley, ongoing. View slithering snakes, including the anaconda, African rock python, ball python, pine snake, vine snakes, California king snake, ground boas and emerald tree boas, in this winding passageway.

Discovery Tide Pool, ongoing. Handle some of the animals that live along the California coastline, including sea stars, turban snails, hermit crabs and sea cucumbers. Naturalists will be on hand to answer questions about the animals and their habitat. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

ONGOING EVENTS

Free with museum admission unless otherwise noted.

Penguin Feedings, daily, 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Visitors may watch and ask questions as an aquatic biologist feeds the African penguins. Throughout the feeding the biologist explains different behaviors of the penguins and of this particular colony.

Coral Reef Caretaking, Mondays and Wednesdays, 2 p.m. Watch an academy biologist dive into the coral reef tank to clean the windows and feed the animals. There will be an opportunity to ask questions.

SPECIAL EXHIBITS

Aquarium Under Construction, ongoing. Find out what it takes to build a new home for 38,000 Steinhart Aquarium animals. Visitors are invited to take a tour and meet some of the Academy’s newest residents.

Xtreme Life: On Earth and Beyond? The exhibit explores life in some of Earth’s harshest environments, including hot springs, deep sea vents and polar ice. Viewers will be led through some of the likeliest habitats for life in space, such as Jupiter’s moon Europa, Mars, and Saturn’s moon Enceladus. Ongoing.

$2-$10; free children under age 4; free on the first Wed. of every month. Daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 875 Howard St., San Francisco. (415) 321-8000, www.calacademy.org.

CALIFORNIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The Chinese of California: A Struggle for Community, through Aug. 30. An exploration of the challenges Chinese Americans faced in their struggle for civil rights.

$1-$3; free children under age 5. Wednesday-Saturday, noon-4:30 p.m. 678 Mission St., San Francisco. (415) 357-1848 X229, www.californiahistoricalsociety.org.

CALIFORNIA MODERN ART GALLERY

Special Effects, through April 26. Exhibit features paintings and sculpture of four Bay Area artists: Andrzej Michael Karwacki, Laura La Foret Lengyel, Sydell Lewis and Mark Harris.

1035 Market St., San Francisco. www.calmodern.com.

CONSERVATORY OF FLOWERS

The Victorian landmark has 1,500 species including rare and beautiful tropical plants from 50 countries. Exhibits include Highland Tropics, the Aquatic Plants, Lowland Tropics, Potted Plants and the new Special Exhibits gallery. Opened in 1879, the wood and glass greenhouse is the oldest existing conservatory in the Western Hemisphere.

The Art of Penjing, through April 26. A rare display of elaborate Chinese miniature plant landscapes.

$5 general; $3 seniors, students and youth ages 12-17; $1.50 children ages 5-11; free for ages 4 and under; free first Tuesdays. Tuesday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. John F. Kennedy Drive, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. (415) 666-7001, www.conservatoryofflowers.org.

CREATIVITY EXPLORED GALLERY

The Untitled, through April 23. Featuring the work of more than 15 studio artists, exhibit is dedicated to abstract, non-figurative bursts of color, line and states of mind.

Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Saturday, 1-6 p.m. 3245 16th St., San Francisco. (415) 863-2108, www.creativelyexplored.org.

EVENING GALLERY WALKS

These monthly evening gallery walks or crawls are a way to learn about art for the casual viewer without the intimidation of visiting a gallery with no one else around. Generally the galleries are filled on the walk evenings with people drinking wine and talking. Gallery owners are happy to answer questions about the art on view. The important thing to remember is that it is free to gaze and drink.

First Thursday, ongoing. 5:30-8 p.m. Some 20 galleries participate in this monthly evening of open galleries. Many are located around Union Square. Some of the galleries that participate on a regular basis are Pasquale Iannetti Gallery, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, and

Hackett-Freedman Gallery, all on Sutter Street; Meyerovich Gallery and Dolby Chadwick Gallery on Post Street; and Rena Bransten Gallery and Stephen Wirtz Gallery on Geary Street. Sponsored by the San Francisco Art Dealers Association. First Thursday of the month. Free.

GALLERY 16

New Drawings, through April 5. Exhibit features work by Alex Zecca.

Free. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 1616 16th St., 3rd Floor, San Francisco. (415) 626-7495, www.gallery16.com.

GALLERY PAULE ANGLIM

LIFE (Life to the power of n), through Dec. 31. A year-long series honoring over 30 years of Lynne Hershman Leeson’s work.

Free. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 14 Geary St., San Francisco. (415) 433-2710, www.gallerypauleanglim.com.

HACKETT-FREEDMAN GALLERY

Ann Gale: New Paintings, through April 26. Exhibit features paintings in which the artist focuses on the psychology and sexuality of her sitter, using light, fragmented brushwork and color to reveal her involvement and proximity with the subject matter, both formally and metaphorically.

Free. Tuesday-Friday, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; or by appointment. CLOSED JUNE 27-JULY 4. 250 Sutter St., Fourth Floor, San Francisco. (415) 362-7152, www.hackettfreedmangallery.com.

HESPE GALLERY

Robert Townsend Recent Paintings, through March 29. Exhibit features a series of paintings in which Townsend examines the qualities of a photograph that makes gives it a vintage quality.

Free. Tuesday-Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 251 Post St., Suite 420, San Francisco. (415) 776-5918, www.hespe.com.

HOTEL DES ARTS

The boutique 51-room art hotel in Union Square features an art gallery by Start SOMA.

Painted Rooms, ongoing. An exhibit of painted rooms in the hotel by emerging artists.

Free. Daily, 8 a.m.-11 p.m. 447 Bush St., San Francisco. (415) 956-4322, www.sfhoteldesarts.com.

IN COLOR 2

Susquehanna, through May 30. Exhibit features the photographs of San Francisco-New York photographer Johanna Case-Hofmeister, many of which were made in the rural area of Upstate New York called the Susquehanna Valley over the last few years.

Free. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 2475 Third St., Suite 251, San Francisco. (415) 861-3997, www.incolor2.com.

INTERSECTION FOR THE ARTS

The Prison Project, through March 29. A group exhibition focusing on the California prison system featuring work from both inside and outside.

Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. 446 Valencia St., San Francisco. (415) 626-2787, www.theintersection.org.

ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI CULTURA

Porti di Mare: Photographs by Gabriele Basilico, through April 1. An exhibit of the Italian photographer’s photographic journey of 11 ports in Northern and Southern Europe.

Free. Gallery hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 425 Washington St., Suite 200, San Francisco. (415) 788-7142, www.sfiic.org.

JENKINS JOHNSON GALLERY

Rene Lynch Secrets, through April 26. Exhibit features works by the artist, including Secret Life of the Forest, Gaze and Wonderland.

Free. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 464 Sutter St., San Francisco. (415) 677-0770, www.jenkinsjohnsongallery.com.

JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER OF SAN FRANCISCO

The Digital Liberation of G-d, ongoing. A permanent interactive media installation created by New York-based artist Helene Aylon, which examines the influences of patriarchal attitudes upon Jewish traditions and sacred texts.

Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 3200 California St., San Francisco. (415) 292-1200, Box Office: (415) 292-1233, www.jccsf.org.

KATZ SNYDER GALLERY

Beyond The Wall: Kids with Cameras Jerusalem, through April 30. A display of the work of veteran photojournalist Jason Eskenazi and his work with 24 Jewish and Palestinian children who were given cameras and photography lessons and then sent out to photograph Jerusalem’s Old City, in the process coming to see the world through one another’s eyes.

Free. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Jewish Community Center, Second Floor, 3200 California St., San Francisco. (415) 292-1200, www.jccsf.org.

LIMN GALLERY

From Latin America to San Francisco, through April 5. Exhibit features the work of six promising Latin American artists.

Free. Thursday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 292 Townsend St., San Francisco. (415) 977-1300, www.limn.com.

MARK WOLFE CONTEMPORARY ART

Jordan Eagles: New Blood Paintings, through March 21. Exhibit features new blood paintings with themes of regeneration and the intangible connections between body, spirit and nature.

Free. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 49 Geary St., Second Floor, San Francisco. (415) 369-9404, www.wolfecontemporary.com.

MERIDIAN GALLERY

OPENING: Dhyana, March 13 through May 3. Exhibit features contemporary anonymous Tantric drawings from Rajasthan.

OPENING: Form +, March 13 through May 3. Exhibit features work by Todd Bura, Leonie Guyer, Prajakti Jayavant, Phil McGaughy, Evelyn Reyes and Dean Smith.

OPENING: New Exercises, March 13 through May 3. Exhibit features work by Franck Andre Jamme.

Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and by appointment. 535 Powell St., San Francisco. (415) 398-7229, www.meridiangallery.org.

MICAELA GALLERY

Digital Delay, through April 6. Exhibit features works by Jenna North, Gerald Cannon and David Yun.

Free. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m. 333 Hayes St., San Francisco. (415) 551-8118, www.micaela.com.

MISSION CULTURAL CENTER FOR LATINO ARTS

Women On War, through March 29. Exhibit features images of war, past and present, see through women’s eyes.

Gallery admission: $2. Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 2868 Mission St., San Francisco. (415) 643-1115, www.missionculturalcenter.org.

MODERNISM

Miracle Works, ongoing. An exhibition by conceptual artist Jonathon Keats who formulates new miracles on a cosmic scale for gods to license and implement, offering divinities the opportunity to reestablish their traditional prestige.

CLOSING: From Classic to Standard, through March 8. An exhibition of oil on canvas works by Yang Mian.

CLOSING: The Obsidian Aspect, through March 8. An exhibition of drawings by Glen Baxter.

Free. Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 685 Market St., San Francisco. (415) 541-0461, www.modernisminc.com.

MOSCONE CENTER WEST BUILDING

eMotion Pictures, through March 9, Wednesday-Saturday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.; March 9, 7 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons presents an exhibition of orthopaedics in art. Free.

800 Howard Street, San Francisco. (415) 999-6232, www.moscone.com.

NEWMARK GALLERY

San Francisco: The Changing City, through March 22. Exhibit features Beryl Landau’s solo art show, which focuses on the recent changes within San Francisco’s urban landscape.

Free. Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 251 Post St., Suite 412, San Francisco. (415) 392-3692, www.newmarkgallery.com.

PAUL MAHDER GALLERY

A Cute Girl, through March 31. Exhibit features a series of colorful acrylics on thirty-inch square canvases by Rodger Roundy.

Us and Them, through March 31. Exhibit features a series of colorful acrylics on thirty-inch square canvases by Rodger Roundy.

Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. 3378 Sacramento Street, San Francisco. www.paulmahdergallery.com.

PRESIDIO OFFICERS’ CLUB EXHIBITION HALL

Transforming Art The Art of Chris Hardman, through May 4. Interactive exhibition fuses light, movement, space, art and textured sound to challenge the senses and tease the mind.

Free. Wednesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 50 Moraga Ave., The Presidio, San Francisco. (415) 561-5500, www.presidio.gov.

ROBERT KOCH GALLERY

The Source, through March 29. Exhibition features photographic works that offer a broad meditation on the role of water in human life.

Free. Tuesday-Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 49 Geary St., Fifth Floor, San Francisco. (415) 421-0122, www.kochgallery.com.

SAN FRANCISCO ARTS COMMISSION GALLERY

The gallery has three locations: Ground floor of the Veterans Building, 401 Van Ness Ave. (Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m.); 155 Grove St. between Van Ness Avenue and Polk Street (open 24 hours daily); and the lower level of City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlet Place, Polk Street between McAllister and Grove streets (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.).

City Hall, North Light Court Exhibition, through May 1. An installation of a massive photo banner exhibition in the City Hall North Light Court that features portraits and interview excerpts of San Francisco residents.

CLOSING: Wish You Were Here: Postcards from Our Awesome Future, through March 13. A display of six original poster designs including a Muni of tomorrow, expansive new wildlife refuge areas throughout San Francisco, suggestions for commuter friendly activities on dedicated BART cars, a farm in the Candlestick stadium, a new individual commuter line from the top of the Ferry Building in San Francisco to Oakland and suggestions for removing or moving unpopularbuildings following a public vote. Exhibition located on the pedestrian side of 24 triangular kiosks on Market Street between Van Ness Avenue and the Embarcadero.

Tall in the Saddle: Cowgirls, Ranch Women and Rodeo Gals, through March 22. A solo exhibition by internationally acclaimed artist Ann P. Meredith which features 75 black and white documentary-style photographs depicting groundbreaking women in a variety of scenarios including wrestling steers, riding the range and going about their daily routines.

CLOSING: Reconciling America: Miraculous Encounters with the Mundane, through March 15. Exhibition features works by 12 artists at both the flagship gallery and the window installation site. Exhibition reflects the varied strategies each selected artist employs when confronting their surroundings. Exhibited works range from painting to video to installation and actively demonstrate how the artists grapple with, or attempt to reconcile their relationships with, America.

Free. San Francisco. (415) 554-6080, www.sfacgallery.org.

SAN FRANCISCO CENTER FOR THE BOOK

New West Coast Design: Books, through April 25. Exhibition showcases recent work from both established and emerging artists and designers from California, Oregon and Washington.

Free. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, noon-4 p.m. 300 De Haro St., San Francisco. (415) 565-0545, www.sfcb.org.

SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC LIBRARY, MAIN BRANCH

CLOSING: A Life Surrounding a Cabin, through March 16. An exhibition featuring the photography of Dorothea Lange, which reveals intimate, everyday scenes depicting the bond between her family and the environment of Steep Ravine. (415) 557-4277.

Spirit in Action, through April 13. Exhibition features photographs which express the important roles that religious communities play in the 21st century and demonstrate how religion may inspire people to make our cities more humane.

Free. Monday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Tuesday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday, noon-6 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m. 100 Larkin St., San Francisco. (415) 557-4400, www.sfpl.org.

SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY

CLOSING: Criminal – Art and Criminal Justice in America, through March 15. Exhibition features visually arresting works of painting, sculpture, photography, video, sound and installation by renowned artists from throughout the United States who investigate aspects of criminal justice from both sides of the gates.

SFSU campus, 1600 Holloway Ave., San Francisco. www.sfsu.edu.

SCULPTURESITE GALLERY

An open-air museum and indoor gallery featuring modern and contemporary sculpture by internationally renowned artists.

Narratives, through April 5. An exhibition of work by four artists whose visual tales are depicted in bronze or ceramic. Susannah Israel, Nina Lyons, Andrew Myers and Matthew Zupnick exhibit pedestal to life-size works.

Free. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Convention Plaza, 201 Third St., Suite 102, San Francisco. (415) 495-6400, www.sculpturesite.com.

SF CAMERAWORK

Katsushige Nakahashi: The Depth of Memory, through March 22. An exhibition of a life-sizes replica of a World War II era Japanese suicide submarine known as the Kaiten.

$2-$5. Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. 657 Mission St., San Francisco. (415) 863-1001, www.sfcamerawork.org.

SPACE 180

Activist Imagination, through May 24. Exhibit explores past, present and future of activism, art and community.

Where Are We Going: the future of activism, March 27, 7-9 p.m. A public discussion.

Artist Talk with Bob Hsiang, Donna Keiko Ozawa and Christine Wong Yap, April 24, 7-9 p.m. A public discussion.

Closing Reception and Catalog Release, May 24, 6:30-9 p.m.

Tuesday and Thursday, 2-6 p.m.; Saturday, noon-4 p.m.; by appointment. 180 Capp St., Third Floor, San Francisco.

TOGONON GALLERY

Cautionary Tales: The Art of Jane Catlin, through April 12. Exhibit features 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.

Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; First Thursday of the month, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. 77 Geary St., San Francisco. (415) 398-5572, www.togonongallery.com.

WALTER AND MCBEAN GALLERIES

CLOSING: United States of America and Other Works, through March 8. A solo exhibition of new work by Jens Haaning, who extends his ongoing examination of the living and working conditions of immigrants in the West by importing scenes from their everyday reality. (415) 771-7020.

YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS

The center’s visual arts exhibitions feature contemporary art and popular culture by local, national and international artists. There are four rounds of exhibitions in the galleries each year.

CLOSING: The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama, through March 16. A group exhibition of 88 contemporary artists from 25 countries who have contributed artworks inspired by the messages, vision and values of the Dalai Lama. The show explores themes of peace, compassion, patience and tolerance and is part of the Making Peace series.

Anna Halprin: At the Origin of Performance, through April 5. An exhibition of a collection of archival documents, photos, films, sound recordings, scores, press cuttings and illustrated partitions that display the dancer’s contributions to the performing arts.

$3-$6; free the first Tuesday of every month. Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday, noon-5 p.m.; Thursday-Saturday, noon-8 p.m. 701 Mission St., San Francisco. (415) 978-2787, www.ybca.org.

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