MANY San Francisco Weekend Events: Festivals, St Patrick’s, Beer, Concerts, Street Fair, & More

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It’s going to be a beautiful weekend and there are many great San Francisco events, festivals, and more. Below is a list of several fun events, and most of them are FREE!

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2015 San Francisco / Bay Area Weekend Events: March 5-8

All Weekend: SFUSD Arts Festival @ The Asian Art Museum
The Asian Art Museum teams up with the San Francisco Unified School District to present a celebration of student creativity and arts education showcasing visual and performing arts by 11,500 students from 250 schools. More info.

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All Weekend: Annual Youth Speaks Teen Poetry Slam @ Various Locations
Youth Speaks, one of the leaders in Spoken Word performances, works with 45,000 teens annually and is a presenter of local and national youth poetry slams, festivals, reading series and more. Preliminaries take place in March followed by the semi-finals and finals, climaxing with the Grand Slam Finals at the Nourse Theatre on March 21. More info.

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March 5: Free First Thursday Admission | The Chinese Historical Society of America Museum
The Chinese Historical Society of America Museum is the oldest organization in the country dedicated to the interpretation, promotion, and preservation of the social, cultural and political history and contributions of the Chinese in America. More info.

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March 5: First Thursday Lower Polk / Tenderloin Art Walk
Every First Thursday from 6-10PM / / Over 20 galleries and art spaces bringing together the arts and culture of the surrounding Lower Polk and Tenderloin communities. More info.

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March 5: Burlingame – Free First Thursdays @ Museum of Pez Memorabilia
Over 900 unique Pez characters have been produced since 1950. See them all at the Burlingame Museum of PEZ Memorabilia including the World’s Largest Pez Dispenser. More info.

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March 5 & 7: SF Ballet Presents: Variations for Two Couples, The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude, The Kingdom of the Shades from La Bayadère, Act II
San Francisco Ballet, the oldest professional ballet company in America, has emerged as a world-class arts organization since it was founded as the San Francisco Opera Ballet in 1933. More info

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March 7: Black Cuisine Festival | Music, Dance, Food
Kiddieland, dancing, a soul food contest, marketplace and live music are among the draws and this annual tribute to black cuisine. More info.

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March 7: St. Patrick’s Kick-Off Irish Flag Raising & Dance Performance @ City Hall
Co-Hosted by the Honorable Mayor Edwin M. Lee and the United Irish Societies of San Francisco City Hall Rotunda. More info.

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March 7: George Lopez @ The Warfield | Comedy, $42-62 (more info)

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March 7: Annual Irish-American Crossroads Festival – Children’s Hour of Dance & Music @ Fisher Children’s Center | Free
From the high-energy driving rhythm of Irish jigs and reels to slower-paced airs with sean-nós (‘old style’) songs (sung in both Irish and English), Autumn Rhodes and Darcy Noonan stay well in touch with the roots of the music, while infusing it with their own special style. The duo will play and explain several instruments, including fiddle, Irish flute concertina and tin whistle. Children will also have a chance to learn and sing-along to a few Irish Gaelic children’s songs. More info.

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March 7: San Francisco Craft Beer Festival @ Fort Mason Center
From the established craft brewers to the mid-majors and up-and comers, the diversity and creativity of the SF Area Craft Brewing Community has proven to be limitless. For our Grand Tasting, we will be featuring an extensive variety of these artisanally produced creations from America’s Top Breweries. Nearly 75 participating breweries from across the country, with a special emphasis on SF-Area Breweries are each expected to showcase 2 of their finest offerings (about 150 total) with a strong emphasis on their Limited Release and Seasonal selections. More info.

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March 7: Free First Saturdays @ The Asian Art Museum 
Free general admission on the first Sunday of every month and the family programs offered on that day—are made possible by Target. Admission is granted on a first-come, first-served basis. More info.

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March 7: Chinese New Year’s Treasure Hunt @ Justin Herman Plaza
Largest and most popular treasure hunt of its kind in the United States; inventive clues and unique, little-known treasure spots draw thousands of spirited participants who return year after year for this fun-filled event. More info.

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March 7 & 8: Oakland – Northern California’s Biggest and Best White Elephant Sale
An annual two-day event, The White Elephant Sale takes place the first weekend in March. In a huge warehouse located on the Oakland Estuary, 17 unique selling departments provide an extensive offering of quality used Vintage clothing, fine jewelry, Asian collectibles, tools, furniture, sporting goods, and more. More info.

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March 7 & 8: Chinatown Community Street Fair | Free, Parade, Dancing, Food, Vendors
Now in its 26th year, the Chinese Community Street Fair will be held on the weekend of the Southwest Airlines® Chinese New Year Parade. Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of San Francisco’s exhilarating Chinatown during one of the community’s most exciting times of the year. You will find over 80 booths and concessions making this a shopper’s paradise. The SF Chinese Chamber of Commerce has planned activities and entertainment for all ages. Enjoy Chinese folk dancing, opera, drumming and much more at the entertainment stage on Washington St. below Grant Ave. Make sure to get a family photo with the giant puppets, dragon and other memorable artifacts from the Parade! More info.

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March 7-15: Jewish Music Festival @ Various Locations
Oldest festival of Jewish world music in the U.S. The 30th Jewish Music Festival takes place in Berkeley, Oakland and San Francisco. Festival highlights include the World Premiere of newly-commissioned music by jazz bassoonist Paul Hanson; West Coast debuts by a Jewish-Christian-Muslim Israeli combo Diwan Saz, The Grammy-winning Klezmatics. More info.

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March 8: San Francisco Sunday Streets in Embarcadero | Free, Closed Streets, Music, Activities, & More
Sunday Streets on the Embarcadero is the annual season opener. It is one of the longest Sunday Streets routes, opening over three miles of streets along the waterfront for residents and visitors to enjoy. More info.

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March 8: Family Day @ The Wharf | Free, Rock Climbing Wall, Inflatable Mazes, & More
Fisherman’s Wharf and PIER 39 are partnering to bring you Family Day to the Wharf, part of the Embarcadero Sunday Streets event on March 8, 2015, the first of the 2015 season.  This event will take place at PIER 39’s entrance plaza and in the Fisherman’s Wharf parking lot (Near the Historic Crab Wheel Sign) which is the northern end/start point for the Sunday Streets event. More info.

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March 8: Family Day at PIER 39 | Free, Inflatable Slide, Food Samples
Stop by PIER 39 during Embarcadero Sunday Streets for a day of Sunday fun featuring a giant inflatable slide, free samples from Honest Tea and more. More info.

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