What to Do in the Bay Area This Weekend: March 8-10, 2013

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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.

Peet's Day 2013

Friday, March 8, all day

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.

Wild Child: A Live Recreation of a 1960s Doors Concert

Friday, March 8, 8:30 p.m.

George's Night Club

842 Fourth St., San Rafael

From $20

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.

San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival

Friday-Sunday, March 8-10, various times

Bay Theater, Aquarium of the Bay

Pier 39, San Francisco

From $8

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.

'The Crucible' by Arthur Miller

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.

San Jose Super Toy & Comic Book Show

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.

22nd Annual Contemporary Crafts Market

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.

15th Biennial Quilt Show and Sale

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.

Fourth Annual World Naked Bike Ride

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?

10th Annual Crossroads Irish-American Festival

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.

San Jose Sharks vs. St. Louis Blues

Saturday, March 9, 1 p.m.

HP Pavilion

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.

Puss in Boots

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.

Drink SF

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.

An Evening of Dance: 50th Anniversary Marin Ballet

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.

Monty Python & The Holy Grail

Saturday, March 9, 8 p.m.

Paramount Theatre

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.

San Jose 408k Race

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.

Exploratorium on the Move

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.

Alicia Keys: Set the World on Fire Tour

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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