SF Event Listings
February 29 to March 9

Written by FCJ Editor. Posted in Events

Published on February 25, 2008 with 1 Comment

By Khalida Sarwari

February 25, 2008

“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.

BAYANIHAN COMMUNITY CENTER —

“Central Subway — Workshops for Artists,” March 4, 4-6 p.m. A workshop for all Bay Area artists interested in applying to the Central Subway Public Art Program Artist Pool. Free.

1010 Mission Street at Sixth, San Francisco. (415) 348-8042.

FESTIVAL PAVILION —

“Pacific Orchid Exposition,” through March 2. The 56th annual show features tours and educational demonstrations of the latest developments in orchid horticulture. Feb. 28, 6:30-10 p.m.; Feb. 29, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; March 1, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; March 2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $8-$14.

Fort Mason, Marina Boulevard and Buchanan St., San Francisco. www.orchidsanfrancisco.org.

GIFTCENTER PAVILLION —

“13th Annual BARK and WHINE Ball,” March 6, 7-10:30 p.m. A party for dogs, their two-legged best friends and their owners. Proceeds benefit the San Francisco SPCA’S Cinderella Fund. www.barkandwhine.org.

888 Brannan St., San Francisco. www.giftcenterpavilion.com/home.html.

LANDMARK LUMIERE THEATER —

“Girls Rock!” March 7. Special screening of a film that explores a female school of rock by Bay Area filmmakers Arne Johnson and Shane King.

1572 California Street, Between Polk and Larkin streets, San Francisco. (415) 352-0810.

OLD ST. MARY’S CATHEDRAL —

“Program 3: Variations,” March 6, 5:30 p.m. The San Francisco Chamber Orchestra performs works by Vivaldi, Roberto Sierra and Bach. Concert features Conductor Benjamin Simon, guitarist David Tanenbaum and pianist Audrey Vardanega. Free.

$5 donation requested. 660 California St., San Francisco.

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.

“Animal Adventures,” through March 1, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Learn all about the critters that call the Presidio home. Explore the Urban Ecology Lab and Art Lab to design origami mobiles and marble mazes. For grades 2nd and 3rd. Preregistration is required. $145. (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.

SAN FRANCISCO PERFORMANCES —

Concerts are at the Herbst Theatre unless otherwise noted.

CONCERTS — ongoing.

Yundi Li, March 2, 7 p.m. The pianist performs works by Mozart, Chopin, Schumann-Liszt and Mussorgsky. $30-$49.

Brentano String Quartet, March 5, 8 p.m. The quartet performs works by Mendelssohn, Gabriela Lena Frank and Beethoven. $30-$45.

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 Shostakovich’s Ninth,” through March 1, Feb. 28, 2 p.m.; Feb. 29 and March 1, 8 p.m. The program also includes Sibelius’ “Symphony No. 9 and two works by Michael Tilson Thomas, “Notturno” and “Agnegram.” $25-$125.

“MTT Conducts Beethoven’s Eroica,” March 5 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.

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

UNION SQUARE PLAZA —

“6th Annual Celebrity Crab Festival,” March 1, Noon-3 p.m. A fundraising event for the San Francisco 49ers Foundation featuring demonstrations, a cracking contest, music, family entertainment and more.

Free. Post Street between Powell and Stockton streets, San Francisco. (415) 781-7880, www.unionsquaresf.net, www.unionsquarepark.us.

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  • Girls Rock! will actually be opening at the Embarcadero, not the Lumiere…and it’s an open ended run!