Happy Friday Everyone! You've worked hard all week, and now it's time to have fun! Getting out and enjoying the beautiful Bay Area, as well as enjoying the company of friends old and new, is great for your mental health. So check out some of our favorite events from around the Bay that you can attend this weekend!
Click on any of the event titles for a link to the event.
Friday, March 11th
Owl & Company Bookshop, Oakland
8PM, Ages: All
Owl & Company Bookshop and Walker Glenn present Nite Owl- a weekly stand-up comedy show in Oakland, every Friday at 8pm
Owl & Company Bookshop and Walker Glenn present Nite Owl- a weekly stand-up comedy show in Oakland, every Friday at 8pm. Nite Owl features the best comics from the Bay Area, and comedians featured on VICELAND, Conan, NBC, Netflix and Comedy Central. Come see live comedy in the intimate and cozy environment of your favorite local bookshop. BYOB.
Great Star Theater, San Francisco
9 PM, Ages: 18+
With a tight-wire Time Warp and high flying Columbia, this isn't your usual shadow-cast fare. It's not a film screening, it's a circus.
March 2022, come see Rocky Horror characters like you never have before. Back for the first time since 2017, it's the Rocky Horror Circus Show: hotter, gayer, more experienced. A spectacular circus tribute show to celebrate our love of the cult classic.
This event is 18+ only
Come dressed for a wild night, pants optional - masks required, and let us show you a weird time. We'll do the Time Warp again!
Saturday, March 12th
Civic Center Plaza, San Francisco
11:30 AM, All Ages
The United Irish Societies invites you to watch the St. Patrick's Day Parade on Market Street/Civic Center Plaza in San Francisco
The Parade begins at 11:30 AM at the corner of 2nd & Market Street and will make its way to Civic Center Plaza/SF City Hall in San Francisco.
The post-parade party will be at the United Irish Cultural Center 2700 45th Ave, SF, CA, with hot food, Irish dancing, four bars, and LIVE Irish Music.
For information on the parade: http://uissf.org/ For information on the Irish Center SF: https://irishcentersf.org/ and on March events check here: https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/st-patricks-day-2022-in-san-francisco-72719
All are welcome to attend.
Temescal Brewing, Oakland
4 PM, Ages: 21+
Queer Magic is a queer daytime dance party that celebrates astrology, tarot, and queer spiritual practices as ways to build queer community.
We're excited to be back on March 12th with another Queer Magic! Brought to you by House Of Our Queer and TACT, the Trans Advocacy & Care Team, this community gathering aims to bring queer and trans people together to dance, laugh, give our $$ to QTBIPOC vendors, and stir up magic together as a spiritual practice.
DJ SETS BY DREE and DREAMS
Tarot and astrological insights/offerings by @HouseOfOurQueer, a QTBIPOC-Centered playspace for affirmations and spiritual guidance.
This event is a fundraiser, so a portion of our proceeds are donated to TACT, the Trans Advocacy & Care Team, an east-bay based non-profit initiative that champions the well-being of trans and non-binary folks. Find out more about their work and how you can support at yourtact.org
Follow @QueerMagicBay for updates and future events. COVID Safety & Fine Print: Temescal Brewing is an ADA Compliant venue. Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination is required for entry into the venue. (No negative tests accepted or refunds for unvaxxed folks). Everyone in the party must be 21+ with a valid ID. Refunds must be requested at least 24 hours prior to the event. Some tickets will be sold at the door ($20 each—Cash or Venmo) but availability is subject to capacity.
Your advance ticket guarantees that you can skip the line into the event until 6pm. After that time we will be selling tickets at the door until the venue is at capacity. Your ticket will be valid for the entire duration of the event, but you may have to wait in line until other attendees leave.
The dance floor and seating is outdoor and compliant with Oakland and Alameda County COVID-19 safety guidelines. A mask must be worn at all times indoors when not actively eating or drinking. Anyone not following the safety protocol set by Temescal Brewing will be asked to leave with no refund.
Sunday, March 13th
United Irish Cultural Center, San Francisco
11 AM, Ages: All
The annual Greenfest Block Party is on Sunday, March 13, 2022, outside the Irish Center SF at 45th Ave & Wawona St. Family-friendly event!
Stop by Sunday, March 13, 2022, on 45th Ave between Sloat & Wawona St. for the Annual Greenfest Party on the Sunday before St. Patrick's Day.
This is a family-friendly event! Please see https://irishcentersf.org for more information or see our full March schedule at Irish Center SF on EventBrite Music by Sean Daly & the Shams, Christy O'Connell/Kevin Roche duo, Thomas Power (2 pm), and Hill & Rhodes (Noon), and you will see Irish Dancers inside and outside throughout the day.
The Irish Center SF will serve Sheperd's Pie and Hot Dog, plus beer and wine outside, and offer a full bar inside at the Emerald Pub. Java Beach will be open for beer, coffee, tea, sandwiches, salads & treats.
We will have vendors offering authentic speicalized goods and services for you to enjoy. We expect the SF Sherriff's Deparment, SF Fire Department to be onsite for the kids enjoyment. We will have facepainting and a slime booth to entertain the kiddo's!
Sean Daly & The Shams are down from Portland, Oregon, for a week and we are lucky to host this high-energy band at the Greenfest. They will play indoors at 4 PM after the Block Party winds down.
Christy O'Connell and Kevin Roche are legendary musicians on the SF Irish scene, playing all your sing-along favorites, starting at 7 PM indoors after The Shams.
More on The Shams:
The Shams first began in 2011 in San Francisco, led by energetic and charismatic front man Sean Daly, from Donegal, Ireland. The Shams have released an award-winning EP "One and All", embarked on a Northwest tour and sold out the legendary Great American Music Hall in San Francisco.
The Shams have shared the stage with Irish performers such as the brilliant singer-songwriter Damien Dempsey, The Irish Brigade, Derek Warfield and the Young Wolfetones, Mundy, The Young Dubliners, and English punk legends, The Vibrators.
The Shams provide listeners with a new, hard-hitting perspective on the evolution of Irish music, unlike any you’ve heard before. With each fiery live performance, the group leaves listeners begging for more...
Prima Materia Winery, Oakland
1 PM, Ages: 21+
Join us Saturday or Sunday 1-5pm for outdoor wine tasting in Oakland, where we will be releasing a new wine tasting menu every weekend. Choose any 6 wines to try out of 10 different ones, and if you buy 2 bottles, then the wine tasting flight becomes free!
If you just want to do a tasting flight wthout purchasing anything to take home, then it is only $25. For more details and a list of our unique wines please visit: www.prima-materia.com
Please note that all wine tasting is outdoors, so please dress accordingly.