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This week is like a fresh breeze of new-new blowing through the Bay! We’ve got art installations opening, new venues to check out, and new bands to fall in love with. Here’s what we’re most excited about for the week of 3/15/22…

 

Our Sponsor’s Events

On the Inner Path to True Abundance: A Live Online Conversation with Deepak Chopra

Thursday, 3/17 | 5:30 pm | Virtual Event | $30

Join CIIS Public Programs for a live online conversation with spiritual teacher and international bestselling author Deepak Chopra and CIIS Chair of Integrative Health Studies Meg Jordan exploring how to tap into a deeper sense of awareness to become an agent of change in your own life. Drawing upon ancient teachings, spiritual practices, and wisdom he’s garnered for over four decades as a leading figure in mind-body medicine, Deepak discusses how to transcend self-generated feelings of limitation and fear in order to experience true abundance in all aspects of life. Ticket includes access to the private live online conversation, recording of the livestream until March 24, 11:59PM (PDT), and a copy of Deepak’s newest book, Abundance: The Inner Path of Wealth. 

Wormhole presents: Mad Zach + Khiva

Friday, 3/18 | 9:00 pm | The Great Northern, 116 Utah Street | $15-25

Mad Zach’s unique musical aesthetic is at once hypnotic and heavy, emotional, and raw. Expertly crafted sound design is at the core of his sound, which fuses the best elements of organic and electronic tones into a singular grain of high definition bass music. Catch him tonight with support from Khiva!

 

Hubba Hubba Revue presents: Space Station 2022!

Saturday, 3/19 | Doors at 7:00 pm, show at 7:30 pm | DNA Lounge, 375 11th Street | $20-35

Join us for a stellar (and interstellar!) showcase of the best in sci-fi tease, as San Francisco’s world-famous burlesque & variety show blasts-off for the distant, future year of 2022 A.D.! Featuring Guy Vigor, Pearl E. Gates, Drago Nesa, and even more of your favorite talented teasers!

Jim Norton

Friday, 3/25 – Saturday, 3/26 | 7:30 pm | Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Avenue | $30-90

American stand up comedian, radio personality, bestselling author and actor, Jim Norton is the co-host of The Jim Norton & Sam Roberts Show that can be heard every morning on SiriusXM Satellite Radio. His latest stand up special, “Mouthful of Shame” is  streaming now on Netflix where Jim lays out a full serving of refreshingly unapologetic  humor in his first Netflix comedy special. In May 2016, he was announced as co-host of  UFC’s Unfiltered Podcast with Jim Norton & Matt Serra. Since 2014 he has been a  contributor to Time Magazine. He has an additional 4 one-hour comedy specials that can  be seen on Hulu, Amazon and HBO GO. Catch him at Cobb’s next weekend!

 

This Week’s Events

 

Tuesday, 3/15

 

Peach Pit

8:00 pm | The Fillmore, 1805 Geary Boulevard | $26.50

Listen, I know I don’t have the best or most current taste in music – that’s why I put the 21 year-old I work with in charge of the shop’s Spotify account. She’s been playing a lot of Peach Pit radio lately, and I have to say, I made the right call by putting her in charge. Shoegaze-y, jazzy, with a touch of romanticism, this Canadian indie pop band will definitely not disappoint!

CHAI

8:00 pm | Bimbo’s 365 Club, 1025 Columbus Avenue | $20

Japanese quartet CHAI have rejected the concept of cuteness – but they don’t mind if you call their music “neo-kawaii.” With elements of 80s easy listening and vaporwave, mixed with a healthy dose of modern hip hop and pop influences, you can’t stay in a bad mood with the danceable beats of CHAI in your ears!

Wednesday, 3/16

 

Salim Washington Quintet with Pearl Ubungen

7:30 pm | Bird and Beckett, 653 Chenery Street | $25

Choreographer and activist Pearl Ubungen’s immersive community-based residency exploring the theme of Sacred City: Winter in America is a blend of dance and jazz to inspire and astound. Ubungen dances in the intimate space of Bird & Beckett bookshop to the sounds of the San Francisco ensemble led by saxophonist Salim Washington. Ubungen and Washington mark the transition from winter into spring with this series of performances, culminating in a ritual performance amongst the ruins of Sutro Baths at Lands End, at 6:00 pm on March 20th. Catch them tonight in Glen Park at your new favorite book and record shop!

 

Thursday, 3/17

 

On the Inner Path to True Abundance: A Live Online Conversation with Deepak Chopra

5:30 pm | Virtual Event | $30

Join CIIS Public Programs for a live online conversation with spiritual teacher and international bestselling author Deepak Chopra and CIIS Chair of Integrative Health Studies Meg Jordan exploring how to tap into a deeper sense of awareness to become an agent of change in your own life. Drawing upon ancient teachings, spiritual practices, and wisdom he’s garnered for over four decades as a leading figure in mind-body medicine, Deepak discusses how to transcend self-generated feelings of limitation and fear in order to experience true abundance in all aspects of life. Ticket includes access to the private live online conversation, recording of the livestream until March 24, 11:59PM (PDT), and a copy of Deepak’s newest book, Abundance: The Inner Path of Wealth.

The Rocky Horror Circus Show

Doors at 8:15 pm, show at 9:00 pm | Great Star Theatre, 636 Jackson Street | $25-50

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. The Rocky Horror Circus show is back! 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!

Friday, 3/18

 

Wormhole presents: Mad Zach + Khiva

9:00 pm | The Great Northern, 116 Utah Street | $15-25

Mad Zach’s unique musical aesthetic is at once hypnotic and heavy, emotional, and raw. Expertly crafted sound design is at the core of his sound, which fuses the best elements of organic and electronic tones into a singular grain of high definition bass music. Catch him tonight with support from Khiva!

 

Machinedrum + Beat Kitty + Brogan Bentley

9:00 pm | Crybaby, 1928 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland | $22

From the ashes of the old Uptown in Oakland, a new venue rises…. CRYBABY! Check out the new spot housed inside the old favorite. While it’s always a shame to say goodbye to a beloved show space, it’s also wonderful to welcome a new one, and Crybaby is coming in hot with tons of fun shows. Don’t miss out on this one tonight, featuring three fantastic acts!

 

Saturday, 3/19

 

Tectonic: Artist Talk and Opening Reception

3:00 pm | Arcana, 2512 Mission Street | Free

Arcana is pleased to present Tectonic, a new work by San Francisco artist Midori, featuring a suspended sculpture in seven parts, using reclaimed material created specifically for this multi-function Mission venue. Midori, a queer, Japanese-American artist who specializes in working with reclaimed materials, will be on hand to answer questions and chat about the new sculpture, which will be on display at Arcana during regular business hours.

 

HEX: Spring Equinox

7:00 pm | Oasis, 298 11th Street | $25-40

After two long, cold, lonely years, HEX is back! Pull out your best floral fit and frolic over to the Spring Equinox show, celebrating rebirth & new beginnings! HEX is a spellbinding cabaret experience produced by Kitty Kapoww, and featuring performances by Barbie Bloodglass, Emjay Mercury, Edie Eve, and your magnificent host, Sparkles Devine, the Cosmic Magpie. Prepare to libate, liquidate, vaporize, and otherwise indulge in a night overflowing with drag, burlesque, and queer deviancy.

Hubba Hubba Revue presents: Space Station 2022!

Doors at 7:00 pm, show at 7:30 pm | DNA Lounge, 375 11th Street | $20-35

Join us for a stellar (and interstellar!) showcase of the best in sci-fi tease, as San Francisco’s world-famous burlesque & variety show blasts-off for the distant, future year of 2022 A.D.! Featuring Guy Vigor, Pearl E. Gates, Drago Nesa, and even more of your favorite talented teasers!

Petty Theft: Tribute to Tom Petty

Doors at 8:00 pm, show at 9:00 pm | Cornerstone, 2367 Shattuck Boulevard, Berkeley | $20

San Francisco’s very own Petty Theft are one of the very best tribute bands around! Focusing on the discography of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, they bring their own signature sound to the classic hits. Catch them tonight at Cornerstone, or at The Great Northern on 4/1!

Sunday, 3/20

 

Community Music Day

3 time slots: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm; 11:00 am – 1:00 pm; and 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm | Crowden Music Center, 1475 Rose Street, Berkeley; or attend virtually! | Free, Registration Required

Music lovers of all ages are invited  to discover the joys of classical music at Crowden’s 2022 Community Music Day! Attend either virtually or in person, and enjoy concerts, demonstrations, and more.

 

The SundaySLAP!
7:00 pm 
Black Cat, 400 Eddy Street | $25-35

Curated by Bay Area beat master Giulio Xavier, aka “the Jazz Thug,” this week’s SundaySLAP! Also features Mara Hruby, Wonway, Colin Hogan, John Palowitch and more. It’s Black Cat’s Sunday scene: a Jazz-infused Hip Hop jam session where Dilla meets Coltrane. Featuring musical guests from across the Bay Area, LA, and New York, this chill party will ease you into your week, with specially priced Latin bites and drinks to enhance the vibe.

 

Mark Your Calendar

 

Jim Norton

Friday, 3/25 – Saturday, 3/26 | 7:30 pm | Cobb’s Comedy Club, 915 Columbus Avenue | $30-90

American stand up comedian, radio personality, bestselling author and actor, Jim Norton is the co-host of The Jim Norton & Sam Roberts Show that can be heard every morning on SiriusXM Satellite Radio. His latest stand up special, “Mouthful of Shame” is  streaming now on Netflix where Jim lays out a full serving of refreshingly unapologetic  humor in his first Netflix comedy special. In May 2016, he was announced as co-host of  UFC’s Unfiltered Podcast with Jim Norton & Matt Serra. Since 2014 he has been a  contributor to Time Magazine. He has an additional 4 one-hour comedy specials that can  be seen on Hulu, Amazon and HBO GO. Catch him at Cobb’s next weekend!

 

Rad Ongoing Events

 

Every other Saturday – Outdoor Silent Disco Yoga w/ Left Coast Power Yoga

And don’t forget to check out our Big Bad List of Rad ongoing events right here!

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Lizzie Locker - Events Editor

Lizzie Locker - Events Editor

Lizzie Locker has been an artist, entertainer, and “glamour girl” since birth. Since 2017, Lizzie has been writing professionally for small businesses, as well as creatively. She has published essays in VIE Magazine, and has written website and social media content for pole dance studios, afterschool programs, and reference sites. At the same time, Lizzie has also continued to develop her performance career at queer nightlife events across the Bay Area. She can be found both onstage and off, reading her stories aloud in bars, emceeing drag and burlesque shows, and producing arts events that defy genre and expectation.

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