By Jobert Poblete
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17
Citywide community meeting
Advocates for homeless youth in San Francisco discuss the upcoming supervisor elections and the proposed sit/lie ordinance, a proposal by Mayor Gavin Newsom to criminalize sitting on sidewalks.
5:307 p.m., free
LGBT Community Center
1800 Market, SF
"Shout! Art by Women Veterans"
The peace and social justice group Swords to Plowshares hosts this two-day event to honor women veterans and bring together community members working to serve them.
6-9 p.m., $10
1632 C Market, SF
THURSDAY, MARCH 18
Poizner on Poizner
The Commonwealth Club hosts Steven Poizner, California's insurance commissioner and a candidate to be the Republican nominee for governor this June. Poizner has stirred controversy recently with his anti-immigrant position, so come listen to or protest his plans for California.
5:30 p.m., $7$45
Lafayette Veterans Memorial Hall
3780 Mount Diablo Blvd., Lafayette
The Piedmont Appreciating Diversity Committee, Piedmont League of Women Voters, and Diversityworks screens Speaking in Tongues, a film about bilingual programs in Bay Area Schools and a 2009 SF International Film Festival Audience Award winner.
6:309 p.m., free
Wildwood School Auditorium
301 Wildwood, Piedmont
FRIDAY, MARCH 19
Stomp the Stumps! brings together political rock dance bands to raise money for environmental causes. This year's concert features the Quilt, the Funky Nixons, and the Gary Gates Band. Proceeds go to the Bay Area Coalition for Headwaters and Earth First!
8 p.m., $10 adv/$12-15 at the door
1317 San Pablo, Berk.
SATURDAY, MARCH 20
Antiwar march and rally
Another year, another Iraq war anniversary. This one marks the seventh anniversary of the start of the Iraq war. This year's march also supports city hotel workers' contract fights by paying visits to two hotels being boycotted by their union, UNITE HERE Local 2.
11 a.m., free
Civic Center Plaza, SF
SUNDAY, MARCH 21
Great American Meatout
Thinking about going vegetarian? To get you started, the San Francisco Vegetarian Society and Unitarian Universalist Church will host its fifth Meatout Celebration, complete with a vegetarian lunch and free recipes.
12:153:30 p.m., $5
1187 Franklin, SF
TUESDAY, MARCH 23
UC Regents Meeting
Today is the first day of the UC Board of Regents' three-day meeting at UCSF. Inside, the regents will discuss buildings, grounds, and capital projects; outside, there will be fireworks of sorts as activists mobilize for protests.
2:30 p.m., free
Community Center, UCSF Mission Bay
1675 Owens, SF
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