Use March to check in with women who do thangs — our top Women's Month art, politics, and tech tutorial picks are right here
OAKLAND INTERNATIONAL WOMYN'S DAY FESTIVAL
Start your day with an ashtanga yoga class at this fest, then stick around for a day of rad artists: Culture Shock's hip-hop dance, neo-soul funkster Mama Crow, rapper-political science student Kaila Love, queer bluesperson Enajite Loicy Pela, and more. The day's theme is raising awareness about violence against women, transfolks, people of color, everyone.
Sat/9, 11am-5pm, free. The Web, 355 12th St., Oakl. www.iwdfest.com
"SEVEN FLOWERS FOR SEVEN MURALISTS"
In honor of the original seven female muralists who created the breathtaking "MaestraPeace" work that covers the outside of this community center, the Women's Building is inviting all comers to deck its sidewalk with chalk to create a massive bouquet of flowers.
Sat/9, 1-2pm, free. Women's Building, 3543 18th St., SF. www.womensbuilding.org
STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN RALLY AND MARCH
From Ohio to India, we're seeing so many attacks against women worldwide that something's gotta be done. Anti-violence demonstrations and marches, like this one hosted by Women Organized to Resist and Defend (WORD) have seen great turnout of late, so go add your voice to its hue and cry.
Sat/9, noon, free. Dolores Park, 19th St. and Guerrero, SF. www.defendwomensrights.org
SF QUILTERS GUILD BIENNIAL SHOW AND SALE
From Gee's Bend to knit graffiti posterchild Magda Sayeg, textile art has long been used by women trying to make a (needle)point. Not all the quilts at the SF Quilters Guild's biennial showing will be militant, but they do speak to the mastery of what is often dismissed as "mere" folk art. Check out the impressive works of stitch, along with quilting challenges and demonstrations. Master quilt appraiser Nancy Bavor will also be on hand to evaluate any piece that you bring in, for a fee.
Sat/9, 10am-5pm; Sun/10, 10am-4pm, $9-10 two-day ticket. Concourse Exhibition Center, 635 Eighth St., SF. www.sfquiltersguild.org
WOMEN WHO CODE MEET-UP
The tech community's ability to throw successful happy hour networking events is unrivaled. Jump into the tide for Women's Month with this group, which is open to all female-identified people hoping to fine-tune or share their coding skills. Bring a project, or jump in on one of the tutorials providing for all skill levels. Remember to register as a meet-up member and RSVP before you head over.
Tuesdays, 6:30pm, free. March 12 location: Apportable Inc., 371 Fifth St., SF. www.meetup.com/Women-Who-Code
A documentary following women workers who refuse to take social injustice sitting down. One of the film's stars is Carmen Durán, a maquiladora at one of Tijuana's poverty wage-paying factories run by multinational corporations. When her company up and leaves for Indonesia's even looser labor laws, Durán goes activista.
March 13, 7pm, $5-10 donation suggested. 2969 Mission, SF. www.answersf.org
VIVA LA VIDA
Indulge your Fridamania with this Spanish language play, which revolves around an intimate monologue delivered by Frida Kahlo herself, as the iconic Mexican artist preps a Dia de los Muertos party for Diego Rivera, Leon Trotsky, and father of surrealism André Breton.