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 18th
Monarch, San Francisco
9PM, Ages: 21+
The Garden party is baaaaaack 🍃
We’ve been waiting for this. On March 18th we’re opening the doors for you and yours into a vibrant landscape of prismatic colors, living breathing dreamscapes, and luscious smooth sounds. We’ll be transforming Monarch’s lair of lust into the modern Garden of Eden like you remember, know, and love: a luminous, wondrous world of flora and fauna, where your body and mind can transport to an immersive universe of imagination, love and primal groove.
With this, you are cordially invited to..
~*~* The Garden Party *~*~
Featuring sounds by:
●• ----- RACHEL TORRO --- •●
●• ----- ZACKY --- •●
●• ----- PATON --- •●
●• ----- BENJAMIN K --- •●
(The Garden Party, You're Welcome)
●• ----- TORIE --- •●
(The Garden Party, You're Welcome, ICARUS)
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 19th
Fourth Street, Berkeley
11 AM, All Ages
Join the best Bay Area makers & sellers of vintage fashion, curated home, artisan-made craft, and fresh art & design as we come together this spring with local food trucks at Fourth Street in Berkeley every Saturday starting March 19th. Join us for an outdoor lunch from a variety of food truck options, discover your new favorite treasures, and meet local makers, creators, artists, and curators.
To stay connected and learn about future events, please follow us on Instagram @artistsandfleas.
RSVP for $5 toward any market purchase!
Paper Moon Coffee, San Jose
10:30 AM, Ages: All
Be a Coffee Roaster for a day and learn the Art of Coffee Roasting from a local woman-owned Coffee Roasting Company, Papermoon Coffee Co.
For a limited time, get a Paper Moon Mug and Tote along with your bag of coffee! The demonstration roast on our Joper 15kg roaster will bring you up close and personal to the process of roasting.
You will take coffee beans from green to a rich and chocolate color then turning them into your very own blend.
We will walk you through all the stages the beans go through as they dry, then enter into first crack, where they begin to become the familiar bean you know and love.
After the coffee roasts, we will take you through the production steps blending and bagging your own beans.
We'll also taste some Paper Moon Coffees and you can expand your pallette.
As your session ends you will leave with a better understanding of coffee culture: from seed to cup. Getting to know a local roaster and taking home your personally roasted beans.
Also available for corporate trainings, or schedule a private session.
Sunday, March 20th
War Memorial Veteran's Building, San Francisco
12 PM, Ages: All
InterMusic SF Presents - SF Music Day 2022
InterMusic SF is pleased to announce the return of SF Music Day at the War Memorial Veterans Building on Sunday March 20. Join us for an all-day live music marathon celebrating Bay Area music making at our free annual festival—featuring more than 25 local ensembles from chamber music to jazz, contemporary works to global sounds.
SF Music Day showcases extraordinary musicians from across the Bay, with music that spans continents and centuries. Come for the artists you know and love, and stay to discover new talents, enjoy fresh takes on familiar repertoire, and take in the wealth of creativity from the world-class composers and ensembles of our region.
Health and Safety Precautions during the COVID-19 Pandemic
InterMusic SF has kept a close eye on Covid safety protocols and requirements by the City of SF. The War Memorial Veterans Building is a city government building and follows the recent guidelines put forth by the San Francisco Health Department:
Masks are highly encouraged. While mask mandates in San Francisco are being lifted, we strongly encourage SF Music Day attendees to wear a mask
Proof of vaccination will no longer be required for entry
If you are experiencing symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home
Add SF Music Day to your calendar now, and visit sfmusicday.com for up-to-date information including the schedule.
As a free event, there may be times in the day where a venue reaches capacity and the War Memorial staff caps room entry. As the largest theater, Herbst Theater rarely reaches capacity. This year, we are broadcasting the Green Room performances to the Herbst Lobby for another point of connection to the performers.
SF Music Day 2022 Artists*
Classical & Baroque Music
Members of Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale * early music ensemble with vocalists
Ensemble San Francisco * strings and piano chamber ensemble
Classical Revolution * chamber ensemble
Aveta Trio * award winning youth piano trio
Quinteto Latino * wind quintet featuring works by Latinx composers
LIEDER ALIVE! - Esther Rayo & Peter Grunberg* classical song
Angela Lee and Marc Teicholz* cello and guitar duo
Lisa Lee and Eric Zivian * violin and cello duo
Brass over Bridges * brass quintet
Sierra Ensemble * violin, horn, piano trio
Earplay * new music ensemble
Splinter Reeds * contemporary reed quintet
The Mycos Project: Kate Stenberg and Irene Sazer * violin & multimedia duo
Trio Solano Presents The Bow and the Brush * original music for string trio
Del Sol Quartet * string quartet
John Calloway and the Flute Odyssey * Latin jazz
The Alaya Project - featuring Roopa Mahadevan * South Indian classical - jazz fusion
Anna Maria Mendieta's Tango del Cielo * tango chamber ensemble
Jazz & Improvised Music
Tiffany Austin * jazz vocalist
duo B. Experimental Band (Lisa Mezzacappa/Jason Levis) * improvising large ensemble
MYSTERY SCHOOL: Phillip Greenlief and David Boyce * tenor saxophone duo
Jean Fineberg & JAZZphoria * eclectic original jazz
Marcus Shelby * classic jazz
Rent Romus’ Life’s Blood Ensemble * adventurous original jazz
Black London: Kev Choice, Mike Blankenship, Howard Wiley * original jazz
Nora Stanley * original next-generation jazz
Jeremy Cohen's Violinjazz
*Music in the time of COVID-19 can be unpredictable; artists and programs are subject to change.
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.