Remember to change your clocks one hour ahead this weekend. Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. for the U.S. this Sunday, March 10. Once evening falls this weekend, check out the brand new, high-tech art spectacle of 25,000 lights adorning the Bay Bridge nightly from dusk to midnight for the next two years. The Bay Lights is the world's largest light sculpture at 1.8 miles wide and 500 feet high. Here's a rundown of other great options around the Bay Area this weekend, March 8-10.
All free-standing Peet's Coffee locations
Wear or bring in your Peet's gear for a free small coffee at any stand-alone Peet's location. Hats, mugs, T-shirts, and tumblers will score you a coffee on Peet's. If you're lacking a logo item, coffee comes free with the purchase of one. Grocery stores, BART, airports, and the like are not participating.
Friday, March 8, 8:30 p.m.
George's Night Club
842 Fourth St., San Rafael
The Los Angeles-based Doors tribute band fronted by Dave Brock takes you back to a warm summer's night in '68 by faithfully recreating a live concert by The Doors. Uncanny and fun, with endorsements from original Doors band members.
Friday-Sunday, March 8-10, various times
Bay Theater, Aquarium of the Bay
Pier 39, San Francisco
With 11 programs of 50 films from 14 countries, screenings take place all day each day. The 10th film festival features diversity across its subject: films and talks on conservationism, oil exploration, and overfishing; and even a screening of "Accidental Icon: The Real Gidget Story," followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Brian Gillogly.
Friday-Saturday, March 8-9, 8 p.m.
Pigott Theater, Memorial Auditorium
551 Serra Mall, Stanford University, Stanford
The enduring classic about the Salem witch craft crisis of 1692 drawing parallels to the anti-Communist witch hunts of the 1950s is presented by Stanford Department of Theater and Performance Studies.
Saturday, March 9, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sunday, March 10, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Santa Clara County Fairground
344 Tully St., San Jose
$6.50, 12 and under $3.50, early shoppers $16
Two days of fun with 200 collectors and vendors buying new and browsing vintage from Godzilla to LEGO. Celebrity actors are scheduled to appear at the show both days, including Richard Kiel (the James Bond Jaws villain) and Veronica of Hitchcock movie fame.
Saturday-Sunday, March 9-10, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco
$8, children 12 and under free
Offering jury-selected pieces to the public, this is a highly curated exhibition with all 200 participating artists showing made-in-America crafts. See hand-made jewelry, glassware, ceramics, hand-painted textiles, custom furniture, and other creations.
Saturday, March 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, March 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Concourse Exhibition Center
635 Eighth St., San Francisco
$10 for both days
Quilt lovers and makers, unite. Some 300-plus will demonstrate new and vintage quilts, and there will be meet-the-artist talks, exhibitions, demonstrations, appraisals, and more.
Saturday, March 9, 11 a.m.
Justin Herman Plaza (between Market and Embarcadero), San Francisco
This could be interesting, since 2012 saw the narrow passage of a city ordinance regarding public anti-nudity. Weather forecast, anyone?
Saturday, March 9, 11 a.m.
Main Library, Civic Center
100 Larkin St., San Francisco
Opening day features musicians Autumn Rhodes, Darcy Noonan, and the high-stepping Brosnan School of Irish Dance. At 1 p.m., Paddy Egan and Vincey Keehan perform and launch the film "Nights in Shanaglish," with Q&A to follow. Various events continue exploring the arts, culture, and experience of being Irish American through April 26, 2013.
Saturday, March 9, 1 p.m.
525 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose
From $60, plus fees
Back from north of the border, the Sharks return to home ice this weekend.
Saturday-Sunday, March 9-10, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Marin Center Showcase Theater
10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael
The time-honored story dating back to a 1729 debut is now presented by the Masque Unit Junior Theatre of Marin, a group of 50 volunteer women who perform, design sets, make costumes -- the works. Masque Unit is a nonprofit that performs in local schools to support outreach.
Saturday, March 9, 3 p.m.-6 p.m.
City View at Metreon
135 Fourth St., San Francisco
$35, plus fees
Say cheers to sweeping city views from SFWeekly's third annual drink tasting event at Metreon's City View, which aims to provide a learning experience with an unlimited tasting one. Live entertainment from DJ Carnita; a secret ingredient cocktail competition for the mixologists; judges from the U.S. Bartender's Guild; light appetizers; and spirit, wine, and beer experts.
Saturday, March 9, 8 p.m.
Phyllis Thelen Theater
100 Elm St., San Rafael
The performance in an intimate setting will feature eight alumni of the Marin Ballet who are active in their careers performing elsewhere. Classic to contemporary pieces will be presented, followed by a Q&A and wine reception with the performers.
Saturday, March 9, 8 p.m.
2025 Broadway, Oakland
Doors open at the $5 Classic Movie Nights at 7 p.m., an hour before the curtain rises so movie-goers can enjoy drinks, the Wurlitzer organ, newsreels, and the surroundings in this 3,000-seat restored Art Deco palace to film.
Sunday, March 10, 8 a.m.
From HP Pavilion to Santana Row, San Jose
Register online: $45, kids $20
Run, walk, or do the Mariachi Mile in the 8k second annual Race to the Row, raising fun and funds for the Pat Tillman Foundation, supporting the Tillman Military Scholars Program.
Sunday, March 10, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Pier 15, Bayview, Mission District
Part festival, part road show, this mobile party of On the Move trucks packed with interactive fun from the Exploratorium happens in three locations: Pier 15 at Embarcadero (the museum's future home from April 17), in Bayview at the Opera House Ruth Williams Memorial Theater at 4705 Third St., and in the Mission at the Buena Vista Horace Mann School, 3351 23rd St. Expect music, dance, costumes, mural making, hands-on discovery exhibits, films, food, and more.
Sunday, March 10, 7:30 p.m.
Oracle Arena, Oakland
From $37.50, plus fees
Alicia Keys needs little introduction. The official show hashtag is #AliciaOAK.
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