Pi Day Friday!
This weekend starts off with Pi Day (3.1414) and begins to ramp up for St. Patty’s Day. Check out the fun events happening in San Francisco and have a fabulous weekend!
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
March 14 @ Exploratorium
Being an irrational number, pi cannot be expressed exactly as a common fraction. And being an inanimate object, The Exploratorium cannot express how effing excited it is for its 25th Annual Pi Day. If you were a fraction as worked up as The Exploratorium, your love would be like pi — never-ending. Even if you aren’t on the hunt to find a pattern in the famous constant, you’ll still be able to learn from mathematical experts and enjoy events like a Pi Shrine Installation (something tells us it will be round), a Pi parade, and giant servings of real-life, delicious pie that’s sweeter than 3.14. And with free admission all day, you never know who you might meet. Maybe someone who melts your heart like he’s Magnum P.I. Maybe you’ll hit it off and you can pi him a drink. Start a non-repeating conversation that goes on forever. Who knows how it ends? So go to the nerd side. They have pi.
— By Laura Jaye Cramer
Friday, March 14, 2014 – 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
Fort Mason Center | Marina Blvd. and Buchanan St., San Francisco, CA
Off the Grid is a weekly outdoor food truck bonanza staged every Friday from 5-11 pm at the historic waterfront campus of Fort Mason Center. In 2014, with a focus on new and innovative food, Off The Grid features 15 new vendors and 24 established favorites coming out to Fort Mason Center rain or shine for great street food, classic arcade games, and specialized retail vendors.
Get your groove on to DJs from 5-7:30 pm, and live bands from 8-10:30 pm.
Sample Food Truck & Street Cart Vendor List | 2014
The truck list varies each week, but here’s a typical lineup you can expect.
Main Event Area Vendors:
An the Go*
Curry Up Now
Alembic Cocktail Bar
Wine Bar by QB Catering
Vendor lineup is, of course, subject to change.
Flat3 by Roseanne Liang
New People Cinema
1746 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
Sassy, quirky and totally awkward, FLAT3 is a hilarious look at the lives of three Asian flatmates in Auckland, New Zealand. The series follows the trio of unlikely best friends — the pretty Jessica, the unfiltered Perlina and the quiet Lee. They look for answers to life’s most pressing questions: “What are we doing with our lives?”; “Where and how can we find true love?”; and “Which one of you keeps buying the skim milk!?”
Equal parts smart and silly, the girls are constantly finding themselves in the most trying social situations, resulting in some down right priceless comedy.
CAAM is excited to announce that the ladies of FLAT3 filmed exclusive new content premiering at CAAMFest 2014!
– Lalitha Kristipati
Co-presented by Bitch Talk
Cast: JJ Fong, Perlina Lau, Ally Xue
Brilliant!Science: Incredible Ocean
Golden Gate Park: California Academy of Sciences
San Francisco, CA
Dive into a celebration that highlights the diversity of life found along the California Coast while educating and engaging the public through active science and exploration. Join us as we explore the intertidal zones, rocky reefs, and the Farallon Islands to learn what makes this region so productive — and how we can work to protect this vital resource.
Festival programming includes lectures and informal talks, photography workshops, an ocean-themed NightLife event for adults 21+, a weekend of family fun, and more. See a full schedule of festival programming below or by visiting www.calacademy.org/brilliantscience for event tickets and details.
The Changing Oceans: Ocean Acidification – March 15th, 9am
SF CHOCOLATE SALON, 8th Annual
Saturday, March 15, 2014
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Cost: $20.00 – $30.00
The Original and Premier Artisan Chocolate Show on the West Coast takes place this Spring at the 8th Annual San Francisco International CHOCOLATE SALON, March 15th, 2014 at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco. Chocolate aficionados, fanatics, buyers and journalists can experience the finest in artisan, gourmet & premium chocolate in one of the world’s great culinary metropolitan areas.
55,000 square feet of Chocolate, Wine and Confections
The San Francisco St. Patricks’s Day Pubcrawl!
Its time to put those Shamrocks on and head out at the World Famous Pub Crawl for some real shenanigans at over a dozen or more venues around and along the Marina & Union Street with some mind numbing drink specials.
The city will be buzzing with energy on St. Patricks Day, so meet some new friends while enjoying drink specials and creating great memories. This two-day event (March 15 & 17th 2014) will have the city shamrocking!
$2 Draft Beers
$3 Well Drinks
$4 Whiskey Shots
** Drinks Specials Increase by $2 after 10pm**
St. Patricks Day Pub Crawl | March 15 & 17, 2014Here is how it works:
1) Buy your ticket for the day you want to go or don’t be afraid of the 2-day pass, it’s the best deal in town.
2) You MUST Check-in at the EXTREME PIZZA between the following times:
– Saturday 3.15 | Times: Noon – 10pm
– Monday 3.17 | Times: 5pm 10pm
EXTREME PIZZA – [located right next to Bar None]
1980 Union Street, San Francisco
– 2nd REGISTRATION POINT- HiFi Lounge
2125 Lombard Street, San Francisco
3) At Registration, you will be given a map with the bar locations and when they’re participating in the drink specials.
– Wear Green or purchase one of our custom St. Patty’s T-Shirts!
– Must be 21+ to participate.
– Please drink responsibly.
– Do Not Drive – Take a cab, limo, walk, or arrange designated driver!
Full Disclaimer: Must be 21 years old to participate; valid State ID required. Advertised drink specials are subject to change and may vary at certain venues. 2 for 1 drinks means you get 2 drinks for the price of one. Actual drinks offered are at the venue’s discretion, and are subject to change. After 10PM drink specials increase +$2. Participating venues and advertised times are subject to change. PubCrawls.com promotes safety and urges all participants to drink responsibly. Participants must bring their Print At Home Ticket to the registration venue. No refunds. All sales are final.Each venue may only participate in the drink specials for a 2 hour period. If a venue is at capacity then you may have to wait or proceed to another venue. Do not be late for registration. All Sales are final. Prices are subject to change while supplies last. Please drink responsibly.
::| All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. Prices are subject to change while supplies last |:
Sunday Sessions “RETRO-MIX” Service Industry Nights Sun Mar 16
The Parlor – Bar – Lounge – Club
9pm to 2am
Every Sunday night DJ Marc is in the house playing the best retro mix of Top-40, Rock, Soul, Funk and Motown (9pm to 1am)
No Dress Code
$4 Absolut Drink Specials all day and night
SERVICE INDUSTRY SPECIALS
All Hotel and Restaurant Employees get $3 drinks
every Wednesday and Sunday Night
$100 GREY GOOSE BOTTLE SPECIALS.
TO REQUEST BOTTLE SERVICE CALL 415-775-5110 ext 6
Portland Cello Project
Yoshi’s San Francisco Live Music & Restaurant
San Francisco, CA
Since the group’s inception in late 2007, the Portland Cello Project (or, PCP, as their fans affectionately call them), has wowed audiences all over the country with extravagant performances, everywhere from Prairie Home Companion, to that punk rock club in the part of town your grandma warns you not to go to after dark. The group has built a reputation mixing genres and blurring musical lines and perceptions wherever they go.
No two shows are alike, with a repertoire now numbering over 800 pieces of music you wouldn’t normally hear coming out of a cello. The Cello Project’s stage setup ranges from the very simple (4-6 cellos), to the all out epic (which has included 12 cellos playing with full choirs, winds, horns, and numerous percussion players).
The Cello Project’s mission is three-fold:
1: To bring the cello to places you wouldn’t normally hear it. (Everywhere from nightclubs to symphony halls, from sports bars to loading docks, from libraries to halftime at Portland Trailblazers games…)
2: To play music on the cello you wouldn’t normally hear played on the instrument. (Everything from Bach to Kanye to Pantera…)
3: To build bridges across all musical communities by bringing a diverse assortment of musical collaborators on stage with them. (Everyone from the Dandy Warhols to Peter Yarrow to Ben Sollee to Mirah to Garrison Keillor…
May your day and weekend embrace perfect symmetry.. and may you eat plenty o’ pie!