San Francisco Weekend Guide: March 10-12

This weekend arrives with a bunch of great news: Game of Thrones has dropped the release date for season 7, Nicki Minaj finally responds to Remy Ma, and NASA has discovered that Matt Damon really could grow potatoes on Mars ?.

But the real news is that this weekend is action-packed for us here in the Bay Area! From films about the sea, to a sea of people in green, this weekend is filled with fun for all ages.

This weekend, the 14th Annual International Ocean Film Festival will be hosted at Fort Mason, filled with tons of mind blowing exhibitions. It’s also time to take advantage of the sunny weather and head out to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade at City Hall! Whether you decide to stay in, or choose to go out, this post is for everyone, so without further adieu, here is this week’s SF weekend guide!

Friday, March 10th

Photo: Michio Morimoto, Flickr, Creative Commons.
Photo: Michio Morimoto, Flickr, Creative Commons.

GO INTO THE BLUE → For the past 14 years, the San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival (IOFF) has been one of the largest and most popular events of its kind. The IOFF has curated over 50 fascinating independent ocean-inspired films, from animated to narrated documentaries to educate viewers about hot topics revolving around the state of our ocean today. This event has been put together with hopes to inspire future generations to take action towards the preservation of our oceans and their inhabitants.
14th Annual San Francisco Ocean Film Festival | Cowell Theater: Herbst Pavillion, 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco, CA | Thursday-Sunday: 10:00AM–7:00PM | Tickets: Eventbrite

FRESH TO DEATH → In West Philadelphia, born and raised, DJ Jazzy Jeff started off his career at the age of 10, honing his skills in his family’s basement. Many of you know him as “Jazz” from his days with partner Will Smith on hit TV series, “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.” But this Friday, at The Great Northern, you’ll get to know him for his smooth skills on the turntables.
DJ Jazzy Jeff | The Great Northern: 119 Utah Street, San Francisco, CA | Friday: 9:00PM–3:00AM | Tickets: TicketFly

SUIT-UP FOR THIS → If you’re into bespoke clothing, the Magari Trunk show at the Leica store is where you need to go. Flip through endless pages of fabrics and try on samples. On hand will be their custom clothing advisors and Whisky Ambassador Brian MacGregor who will be serving Macallan and Highland Park varieties. This event is free with an RSVP; attendees are encouraged to dress to impress.
Magari SF | Leica SF Store: 463 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA | Friday: 6:30PM–9:30PM | RSVP: Eventbrite

Saturday, March 11th

SF St Patrick's Day Parade. Photo: Sam Soneja, Wikimedia, Creative Commons.
SF St Patrick’s Day Parade. Photo: Sam Soneja, Wikimedia, Creative Commons.

WEAR GREEN TO THIS → This Saturday marks the 166th anniversary of San Francisco’s St. Patrick’s Day Festival & Parade. Learn about Irish history and culture and join in on the festivities before the parade at Civic Center Plaza and Grove Street where there will be live performances, arts and crafts, food and beverage vendors, and children’s rides. The parade will begin at 11:30AM starting from 2nd and Market, and will make its way to City Hall.
SF’s 166th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival | Civic Center Plaza: 355 McAllister Street, San Francisco, CA | Saturday: 10:00AM–5:00PM | Free Admission

BLOCK PARTY → Formerly known as O’Reilly’s, the pub Chief Sullivan in North Beach, renamed in honor of decorated SFFD Chief Dennis Sullivan who served in the 1906 earthquake, will be throwing a block party in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day and their grand re-opening. Stop by after the parade festivities and get the party started with live music, Irish beer, pub fare, and free green goodies!
Chief Sullivan’s St. Patrick’s Street Party 2017 | Chief Sullivan’s: 622 Green St, San Francisco, CA | Saturday: All Day | Free Admission

Timmy Trumpet. Photo: Temple SF, Facebook.

BRASS → With 2 floors, 3 bars, state of the art light & sound systems, and 3 dance floors with their own unique genres of music, keep the party going this Saturday at Temple SF! Dance the night away with Australian EDM DJ, Timmy Trumpet, a renown solo trumpet player in the Jazz circuit. Trumpet attended the Sydney Conservatorium of Music on a full scholarship and has traveled across Europe as the leading trumpet soloist in the Australian All-Star Stage Band. With his effortless transitions and innate ability to improvise sounds, Trumpet will definitely rock your night away.
Timmy Trumpet at Temple SF | Temple Night Club: 540 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA | Saturday: 10:00PM–3:00AM | Tickets: Eventbrite 

Sunday, March 12th

Photo: kishjar?, Flickr, Creative Commons.
Photo: kishjar, Flickr, Creative Commons.

LOOK WHAT THE CAT DRAGGED IN → Bring your partner in crime and make your way down to the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds this Sunday for the 2017 Bay Area Pet Expo! Whether you’re looking into getting a pet, or already have one (or a few), this pet expo is the perfect place to go for all your pet needs. With a plethora of exhibitors, vendors, workshops, demonstrations, services, and even an adoption event, this is a must-go occasion!
2017 Bay Area Pet Expo | Santa Clara County Fairgrounds: 344 Tully Road, San Jose, CA | Saturday: 10:00AM–5:00PM, Sunday: 11:00AM–4:00PM | Free Admission

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