SF Entertainment Listings: March 14 -23

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Music and Event Listings

By Khalida Sarwari

12 GALAXIES

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

Kanvus, March 15. $5.

Ask Dr. Hal, March 17. $8.

Laura Cortese, March 20. Featuring The Blammos, The Special Goodbye. $8.

Jill Tracy, March 21. Featuring The Holy Kiss, Rykarda Parasol. $8-$10.

Extra Action Marching Band, March 22. Featuring Polka Madre. $10-$12.

Trespassers William, March 23. Featuring Or, The Whale, Petracovich. $8.

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 16: Featuring Rhonda Benin.

March 23: Featuring Tony Lindsay. $12.50.

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

EC Scott, March 15. $20.

Fat Tuesday Band, March 18. $12.50.

Craig Horton, March 19. $15.

Shane Dwight, March 20. $15.

Big Mo, March 21. Featuring Lazy Lester, Volker Strifler. $20.

Sonny Rhodes, March 22. $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.

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

International Playboys, March 21, 9:30 p.m. Featuring The Po’ Boys. $12.

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

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.

Alice Smith, DJ Sake, March 17, 8 p.m. $14.

Oppenheimer, 60 Watt Kid, Truxton, March 18, 9 p.m. $8.

Black Moth Super Rainbow, Lemonade, maus haus, DJ Odd Nosdam, March 19, 9 p.m. $12.

BORN ruffians, Cadence Weapon, dreamdate, March 20, 9 p.m. $8.

Dead To Me, Teenage Bottlerocket, Nothington, The Femurs, March 21, 9 p.m. $10.

Say Hi (To Your Mom), Kevin Devine, An Angle, March 22, 10 p.m. $10.

Jens Lekman, Si, Claro., March 23, 9 p.m. $12-$14.

Ages 21 and over unless otherwise noted.

1233 17th St., San Francisco. (415) 621-4455, www.bottomofthehill.com.

CAFE DU NORD

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.

Jetboy, The Frail, A Band Called Pain, Nylon Heart Attack, March 17, 8:30 p.m. $10-$12.

Last Days of April, Hanne Hukkelberg, March 18, 8 p.m. $10.

Paul Kelly, Patrick Park, March 19, 8:30 p.m. $15.

The Felice Brothers, Justin Townes Earle, McCarthy Trenching, March 20, 8:30 p.m. $10-$12.

Loquat, The Prids, Black Kites, March 21. $10.

Tristan Prettyman, Whitley, March 22. $15.

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.

CLUB SIX

Sister Nancy, March 15, 9 p.m. $10.

Sisterz Of The Underground 7 Year Anniversary, March 21, 9 p.m. $7-$10.

Surya Dub, March 22, 9 p.m. $7-$10.

60 Sixth St., San Francisco. (415) 863-1221.

CONGREGATION SHA’AR ZAHAV

“2008 Jewish Music Festival,” March 23, 4 p.m. Featuring Ginger Kroft Barnetson, Robert Howard, Leslie Ludena, Natalia Vershilova, Randall Weiss $20.

290 Dolores St., San Francisco.

DNA LOUNGE

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

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

Meat, March 20, 9:30 p.m. $5.

Hubba Hubba Revue, March 21, 9 p.m. $10-$15.

Bootie, March 22, 9 p.m. $8-$12.

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.

DJ Collage, DJ Sep, Maneesh the Twister, March 16. $6-$7.

La Plebe, The Lowdowns, Jewdriver, Dead Ringers, Stiff Jeans, Angels With Dirty Faces, March 17, 6 p.m. $8.

Brax, March 18. Featuring Paulo Presotto. $7.

Renee Sebastian, Melanie, Korise J aka Bigtimes, March 19. Featuring Fiyawata. $5.

Bayonics, Native Elements, DJ Irie Dole, March 21, 10 p.m. $10-$12.

Bayonics, The Wylde Bunch, DJ Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist, March 22, 10 p.m. $10-$12.

Ages 21 and older.

9 p.m. unless noted otherwise.

647 Valencia St., San Francisco. (415) 552-7788, www.elbo.com.

THE FILLMORE

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.

The Boredoms, Kim Hiorthoy, Human Bell, March 18, 8 p.m. $26.50.

The Black Crowes, March 19, 8 p.m. $45.

Gary Louris, Vetiver, March 20, 8 p.m. $25.

Kinky, Money Mark, March 21, 9 p.m. $25.

Nada Surf, Sea Wolf, March 22, 9 p.m. $22.50.

All ages unless otherwise noted.

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

GREAT AMERICAN MUSIC HALL

Steve Kimock and Friends, 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.

Culann’s Hounds, Eoin Harrington, Meisce, March 17, 8 p.m. $20.

The Presidents of the United States of America, Pleaseeasaur, Ludo, March 18, 8 p.m. $16-$18.

Shawn Mullins, Pieta Brown, March 19, 8 p.m. $20.

Explosions in the Sky, Lichens, March 20 through March 22, 8 p.m. $14-$16.

Ages six and older.

859 O’Farrell St., San Francisco. (415) 885-0750, (415) 478-2277, www.gamh.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.

“Gala Opening of the Rrazz Room,” March 17, 7:30 p.m. Featuring Tim Hockenberry, Lainie Kazan, Sally Kellerman, Andrea Marcovicci and others. Reservations are required.

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

HOTEL UTAH

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

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.

Ryan Auffenberg, March 19.

The Cliks, March 21 through March 22. $6-$10.

The Blank Tapes, These United States, March 23.

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.

THE INDEPENDENT

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

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

Jason Collett, March 18, 8 p.m. $13-$15.

Carbon-Silicon, matt pond PA, March 20, 8 p.m. $13-$15.

“Japan Night 2008,” March 21, 8 p.m. Featuring The Beaches, Petty Booka, Detroit 7, Ketchup Mania, The Emeralds, Scandal. $13-$15.

Vampire Weekend, Yacht, March 22. $15.

Phosphorescent, Bon Iver, White Hinderland, March 23, 8 p.m. $12.

Shows begin at 9 p.m. unless noted otherwise.

628 Divisadero St., San Francisco. (415) 771-1421, www.theindependentsf.com.

JAZZ AT PEARL’S

“Pete Fallico Presents Hammond B3,” ongoing. Thursdays. $10-$15.

CJO Big Band, ongoing. Mondays. $10.

Collective West Jazz Orchestra, ongoing. Wednesdays. Featuring Danny Grewen. $10-$15.

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

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

Faye Car, March 18. $10-$15.

Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers, March 21 through March 23. $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,” through March 16, Friday and Saturday, 9 p.m.; Sunday-Thursday, 9:30 p.m. Free.

The Old Souls, March 14.

Sole, March 15.

Suite Love Express, March 17.

Body and Soul, March 21.

The Cocktail Monkeys, March 22.

Nicole McRory, March 23.

Free. 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.

MEZZANINE

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

Robot Rock, March 18. Featuring The Black Ghosts, Codebreaker. $12.

Dr. Octagon, Kool Keith, Richie Cunning, Machete Vox, March 19. $16.

The English Beat, RX Bandits, March 22. $20.

Trey Songz, J. Holiday, Razah, Boxie, March 23. $25-$32.50.

Ages 21 and older.

All shows at 9 p.m. unless otherwise noted. 444 Jessie St., San Francisco. (415) 625-8880, www.mezzaninesf.com.

PALACE OF FINE ARTS THEATRE

Steve Earle, Allison Moorer, March 21 through March 22, 8 p.m. $35.

3301 Lyon St., San Francisco. (415) 567-6642, www.palaceoffinearts.org.

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

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

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

The $3 Bill, March 19. Featuring Moonlight Sexy, Stone Foxes, Leopol dand His Fiction. $3.

Tainted Love, March 20 through March 21. $18-$20.

Wonder Bread 5, Generation Swine, March 22. $10.

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

RICKSHAW STOP

Vampire Weekend, Yacht, March 23, 8 p.m. $15.

155 Fell St., San Francisco. (415) 861-2011, www.rickshawstop.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

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.

The Pillows, Noodles, All Ages, March 17, 8 p.m. $21-$26.

Blue Oyster Cult, Sticks and Stones, March 20, 8 p.m. $30.

Saul Williams, Dragons of Zynth, March 21, 9 p.m. $20.

Nile, Suicide Silence, The Faceless, Unexpect, March 22, 8 p.m. $26-$30.

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

THE WARFIELD

Kelly, March 14 through March 15, Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. $35-$65.

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

YOSHI’S

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

Richard Julian, March 17. $14-$18.

Kenny Garrett Quartet, March 18 through March 19. $16-$20.

Norman Brown, March 20 through March 23. $28-$36.

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

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.

BOOKSHOP WEST PORTAL

Cara Black, March 18, 7 p.m. The author reads from “Murder in the Rue de Paradis.” Free.

Open 10 a.m.-9 p.m. daily.

80 West Portal Ave., San Francisco. (415) 564-8080, www.bookshopwestportal.com.

CITY LIGHTS BOOKSTORE

Jack Hirschman, March 19. The author reads from “All That’s Left.” Free.

Events begin at 7 p.m. unless noted otherwise.

261 Columbus Ave., San Francisco. (415) 362-8193, www.citylights.com.

COW PALACE

“San Francisco Flower and Garden Show,” through March 16, March 12-15, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; March 16, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Event features show gardens, exhibits, talks, workshops and more. (800) 569-2832, www.gardenshow.com.

Geneva Avenue and Santos Street, San Francisco. (415) 404-4111, www.cowpalace.com.

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.

BRAUNSTEIN-QUAY GALLERY

Grace Munakata, through April 12. The artist’s new series of vibrant, multitextured works on paper tells stories equally rooted in children’s fairytales, personal history and a celebration of color and form. Free. Reception, March 15, 3-5 p.m.

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?” ongoing. 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. $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.

DOLBY CHADWICK GALLERY

“Field of Vision,” through March 29. Exhibit features new work by

Katina Huston who introduces new objects such as folding chairs and

chandeliers in her drawings. Free. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

210 Post St., Suite 205, San Francisco. (415) 956-3560, www.dolbychadwickgallery.com.

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. Generally 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.

“Enrique Chagoya — Illegal Alien’s Guide to Critical Theory,” through March 29. Exhibit features a new Chagoya codex work, a unique mockhistorical format practiced by the artist for over 20 years.

“Hung-Chih Peng — Canine Monk series,” through March 29. Exhibition features three video works, each a simple narrative illusion in which a dog provides a profound message by silently writing it on the wall. The words come from the Bible, Confucius and Sikh holy text. 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.

Open 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

CLOSING — “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

“Dhyana,” through May 3. Exhibit features contemporary anonymous Tantric drawings from Rajasthan.

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

“New Exercises,” 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. $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. Free.

Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

685 Market St., San Francisco. (415) 541-0461, www.modernisminc.com.

NEWMARK GALLERY

CLOSING — “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.

OPENING — “Cities On the Water,” March 22 through April 19. Exhibit features paintings by Anthony Holdsworth which focus on global warming and other issues.

“Reception,” April 3, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 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.

PAUL THIEBAUD GALLERY

“Life Drawings,” through April 12. Exhibit features drawings by artist Fred Dalkey. Free.

Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

718 Columbus Ave., San Francisco. (415) 434-3055, www.paulthiebaudgallery.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 — “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 MUSEUM AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The San Francisco Museum and Historical Society is currently without a permanent museum until The Old Mint restoration project is completed in Dec. 2007.

“Amusing America,” ongoing. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Co-presented by the San Francisco Public Library, this two-year exhibit at Pier 45 provides a history of American popular amusements through photographs, murals, interactive displays and memorabilia. Free unless otherwise noted.

(415) 775-1111, www.sfhistory.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.

Open 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

CLOSING — “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.

Open Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m.

657 Mission St., San Francisco. (415) 863-1001, www.sfcamerawork.org.

SOUTHERN EXPOSURE

OPENING — “Vapor,” March 14 through May 3. Exhibit features a survey of new art, architecture and design that takes our declining air quality as the subject matter, medium and metaphor for creative work. Free.

Opening Reception, March 14, 7-9 p.m.

Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 2901 Mission St., San Francisco. (415) 863-2141, www.soex.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.

SPACE GALLERY

“She’s Alive,” through March 15. Exhibit features paintings and mixed media works by Radio Active. Free.

1141 Polk St., San Francisco. (415) 377-3325, www.spacegallerysf.com.

SUNDANCE KABUKI CINEMAS

“Lines of Inquiry,” through April 25. Exhibit features a series of eight large-scale photos of bold colors, delightful lines and viewer intrigue.

1180 Post Street, San Francisco. (415) 929-4650.

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

OPENING — “Don’t Trust Me,” March 20 through May 31. A solo exhibition of new work by Paris-based artist Adel Abdessemed.

Opening Reception, March 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m. (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.

Open 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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