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Things to see and places to be seen: March Northside Picks
By Melissa Culross

Suddenly Last SummerChelsea Handler
Through Saturday, March 27, Actor’s Theatre of San Francisco
Blow off San Francisco in the winter and early spring for New Orleans in the summer with one of Tennessee Williams’s most famous plays. 855 Bush Street (at Mason), 415-345-1287,

Fo/Faux!: We Won’t Pay! We Won’t Pay!

Friday, March 5 through Sunday, March 21, Eureka Theatre
With both a Fo piece and short plays inspired by the Italian satirist and playwright, this is the show for all Bay Area Dario Fo fans that need their fix. 215 Jackson Street (at Battery), 510-568-4118,

Academy of Friends Gala: Behind the Seams
Sunday, March 7, Fort Mason Festival Pavilion
A fundraising salute to fashion in film with wine, snacks and the Academy Awards. Fort Mason Center, Marina Boulevard (at Buchanan), 415-995-9890,

9th Annual La Paulee de San Francisco
Thursday through Saturday, March 11–13, Westin St. Francis and various venues
This is the weekend fine Burgundy wines come to San Francisco to play and bring delicious food along with them. 335 Powell Street (at Geary), 212-625-2519,

Chelsea Handler: Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang

Friday, March 12, Nob Hill Masonic Auditorium
Chelsea Handler embarks on a book tour with more tales from her personal life. Sound like too much information? Perhaps you should go see her and find out. 1111 California Street (at Taylor), 800-745-3000,

Rrazz Room 2nd Anniversary Gala and Benefit for Haiti Relief

Wednesday, March 17, Rrazz Room
It’s been two years since the Rrazz room opened its doors, and the owners have invited some of the best performers around, including Rita Moreno, Paula West, Linda Purl, and Lucie Arnaz, to help celebrate and raise money for Haiti earthquake relief. 222 Mason Street (at O’Farrell), 415-394-1189,

San Francisco International Chocolate Salon

Saturday, March 20, Fort Mason Festival Pavilion
Chocolate? Wine? Seriously, how could you not go to this?
Fort Mason Center, Marina Boulevard (at Buchanan), 415-236-6800,

Ron Silva and the Monarchs
Saturday, March 20, Hemlock Tavern
Go back to the ’60s with the highly danceable soul beat of
Ron Silva and the Monarchs. You’ll be shaking a tail feather before you know it. 1131 Polk Street (at Hemlock), 415-923-0925,

The Morning Benders
Tuesday, March 30, The Independent
These boys from Berkeley have a new album and big plans.
If you haven’t seen them yet, do so now before they’re too
famous to remember you. 628 Divisadero Street (at Grove),

And to compel you to cross town:
San Francisco Dance Film Festival
Friday through Sunday, March 5–7, Ninth Street Independent Film Center and Kunst-Stoff Arts
If dance, film and filmmaking workshops all got together
and had a party, this festival would be the result. 145 Ninth
Street (at Mission) and 929 Market Street (at Fifth), 800-838-3006,


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