It's a beautiful week with another potentially stormy weekend ahead, but let's just pretend it's spring because it already basically is and get out there doing non-internet things.
TUESDAY, MARCH 15
NEW ORLEANS JAZZ: Every Tuesday is Fat Tuesday at Madrone Art Bar with the "Twisted Folk Punk-Blues Psycho-Grass Acoustic Bone Chilling Mayhem" of The Crow Eaters & Brass Monkey Brass Band. There'll probably be a line if you don't time this right, and yes, it gets real tight in there, but if you need a little tuba-filled, NoLa-style joviality, here's where to do it. 500 Divisadero Street, 10 p.m. $5
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16
ORGASM WORKSHOP: Self-proclaimed orgasm expert Antonia Hall, whose new book The Ultimate Guide to a Multi-Orgasmic Life came out in January, is coming to the Ferry Building to do a little reading and book-signing (and presumably no demos) at Book Passage. Apparently, "both men and women can be multi-orgasmic and are capable of having full-body orgasms," and Hall's book can teach you how. Please, no one bring any toys or lube or anything. This isn't Good Vibrations. Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, 6 p.m.
THURSDAY, MARCH 17
PEE-WEE HERMAN PREMIERE: Guess who's back! Paul Reubens has, thankfully, revived his famous Pee-Wee Herman character for a new Netflix original movie Pee-Wee's Big Holiday which premieres on March 18th on the streaming platform. It's also getting a limited theatrical release, and at this premiere at Alamo Drafthouse, there will be a live-streamed introduction from Reubens himself, streamed from a stage in Austin. Also, there'll some fun Pee-Wee swag. Admission is free, but you can reserve a seat by buying a food and beverage voucher here, and the movie plays three more times on Friday and Saturday. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 2550 Mission Street, 9 p.m. $5
FRIDAY, MARCH 18
ART CAR PARTY: Burning Man fever is ramping up (already) as tickets are about to go on sale, and Burners of the last decade will know Obtainium Works from the amazing, three-story Victorian house on wheels that they brought to the playa in 2006, dubbed the Neverwas Haul. They're also known for the Pirate Airship, and the Chimera Big Wheel, and they'll be bringing those huge mobile creations a couple more to this East Bay event Friday at American Steel Studios. Also, there'll be games and food, and Temple of Promise architect Dan Swain will be speaking and giving people a sneak peek at his 2017 proposed temple. 1960 Mandela Parkway, Oakland. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. $5
BARBRA STREISAND GETS PARODIED, SORT OF: The one-man play Buyer & Cellar has been a comedic sensation, especially for Streisand fans, both off-Broadway and now in multiple regional productions. It tells the fictional tale of a gay actor hired to pretend to run a gift shop and multiple concessions in the basement of a barn on Barbra Streisand's Malibu estate based on an actual, faux old-timey mall that Streisand herself designed to display her various collections, and had photographed for a self-published booked called My Passion For Design. Local actor J. Conrad Frank brings his own flair to Jonathan Tolins' very funny play at New Conservatory Theater, with previews beginning this weekend and opening night on March 26. Amusingly, this production is sponsored by Steam Works, the Berkeley bathhouse. NCTC, 25 Van Ness Avenue at Market, $15-$25. Tickets here.
SATURDAY, MARCH 19
CAMPAIGN KICKOFF: You may know Tom Temprano in his role as one of the DJ's behind Hard French, or as one of the owners of Virgil's Sea Room in the Mission, or as a former board president of the Harvey Milk Democratic Club. But you are also very likely to know him soon as a political player about town, and he's hoping to start as an elected member of the Community College Board in the November election. He tried once before, last year, but as he kicks off the new campaign he's doing a fundraiser Saturday at hip kid art bar Madrone. If you can't attend, you can also donate here. Madrone Art Bar, 500 Divisadero Street, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
RAMEN POP-UP: Itani Ramen is getting set for a mid-April opening in Oakland, with ramen bowls from chef Kyle Itani of Hopscotch fame. The opening's been pushed back a week, but this weekend will mark the first a few soft-opening pop-up events, as Eater reports, with a limited menu and a slightly unfinished space. Given the Bay Area's current insatiability for ramen and the weekend's predicted wet weather, this could lead to lines. 1736 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland. 6 p.m. to midnight
BURNER ART SALON AND MIXER: If you're a tried and true Burner or a determined soon-to-be virgin, you're likely going to be hovered over a keyboard tomorrow (Wednesday) registering for your ticket, and then again next week buying one. But on Saturday you can kick back with friends at the Burnal Equinox. The theme is "Night of A Thousand Guilds," and the eight-hour party will feature live drawing, multiple art-themed camps in attendance, performances, DJs, and plenty more. And you get discounted admission if you bring items for a homeless care pack, many of which will be assembled and distributed directly to the homeless. Details here. Public Works, 161 Erie Street near Mission, 8 p.m. to 4 a.m., $20 or $15 with care pack donations.
AFRICAN ACOUSTIC MUSIC: World music icons Vusi Mahlasela and Habib Koité are coming for one night to the Herbst Theater with their hugely well received Acoustic Africa show, courtesy of the California Institute for Integral Studies. Mahlasela, known simply as 'The Voice,' remains a hugely famous figure in South Africa, and his songs of hope are beloved especially in the Apartheid-scarred country where he still lives, in Mamelodi Township. Premium and less expensive tickets are already sold out, but some limited mid-level tickets are still available. Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Avenue, 8 p.m. $47
SUNDAY, MARCH 20
DANCE PARTY IN A PARK: The famed Sunset Sound System party season kicks off with an opening, all-day party at Stafford Lake Park in Novato to celebrate the equinox. The party is basically free but has a per-vehicle donation at the gate ($5 per bike or motorcycle, $25 per car), and the dancing goes from 11 a.m. to sunset with DJs Solar, Galen, and J-Bird. Carpools encouraged, no pets allowed. Warning: There is rain in the forecast. Stafford Lake Park, Novato. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., arrival required by 4 p.m. for parking passes. Get one of those here.
DAYTIME DRAG/DANCE PARTY IN THE MISSION: It being the equinox, it's a big day for day partying, and this also marks the season opener for Daytime Realness, one of SFist's annual favorites, running every third Sunday at El Rio from March to October. The crowd is mostly LGBT, and primarily gay, and features an eclectic mix of music from residents Stanley Frank and Tom Temprano, along with guests this week Polyglamorous's Mark O'Brien and Portland's Miss Pop. As always, there are drag shows on the hour, this week from Heklina, Carnie Asada, Sue Casa, and more. As always, Sneaky's BBQ will be on the back patio to service everyone's drunk-eating needs. El Rio, 3158 Mission Street at Precita, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. $10/$8 before 3 p.m.
BOOK TALK WITH GONZO PROGENY: The late, great, and mysterious Hunter S. Thompson had a son named Juan in 1964. Juan was born outside SF, grew up in Woody Creek, Colorado, and now lives in Denver. He's just written a memoir about his troubled but ultimately loving relationship with his famous dad titled Stories I Tell Myself: Growing Up With Hunter S. Thompson, and he'll be telling his own stories at Book Passage in Corte Madera this weekend probably a must-hear for hardcore Thompson fans. Book Passage, 41 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 7 p.m. Free