The San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival (that’s SFIAFF to you) continues all week this week. No venues in the Mission, but worth venturing out of the District. There are a few choices even Monday night, including The Forgotten Woman at the Kabuki theater at 6:45.
You may’ve already celebrated the Irish this weekend, but you’d be remiss if you let the actual Saint Patrick’s Day pass without some sort of celebration. Tuesday, March 17 at 6 pm, local punk bands (including La Plebe) light up the Elbo Room. Tickets are $8 at the door, and don’t forget to wear green.
If you’re feeling like a more somber observation of the holiday, join a public “conversation about the Chronicle” at the SF library’s main branch (100 Larkin). Sponsored by the Society for Professional Journalists and running from 5:30 to 7:30, this is a chance to voice your thoughts about a post-Chronicle San Francisco. No funeral dirge is planned; nevertheless, it won’t be a cheery event.
At Wednesday’s police commission meeting, immigrants’ rights activists will demand a stop to ICE raids and cooperation between city police and federal immigration authorities. City Hall, 5:30 pm.
Consider checking out the beginning of the NCAA basketball tournament on Thursday. Maybe the Mission’s not known for its sports bars, and maybe there’s not really a hometown team in the tourney (unless you count Cal, which tips off against Maryland at 2:55 pm Kansas City time). Maybe you HATE spectating. Even so, bball mania can be kind of contagious — especially when underdogs win.