Via UISSF This year's 168th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade is "the West Coast’s largest Irish event celebrating Irish history and culture," according to event organizers the United Irish Societies of San Francisco. The parade, with this year's theme of "women breaking barriers," begins at 11:30am on Market at 2nd Street and ends in a sea of green at Civic Center Commons. The annual event brings together San Francisco’s diverse community to learn more about and celebrate Irish history and culture. Learn more about the event here, and with over 5,000 participants, please consider taking public transportation to the Commons.

Civic Center Commons is a world class backdrop for insightful and inspiring public art -- and this spring brings pieces from acclaimed local and international artists. Image via SF Station Instagram Bill Graham Civic Auditorium Exterior Light Art: Conceptual artist Joseph Kosuth's latest piece is illuminating the western side of the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium (BGCA) on Polk at Hayes. His works involve large-scale neon light installations on the exterior of buildings and employ a broad pallet of languages and typefaces. Kosuth's new work at BGCA was selected by the San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) in 2015, the first public art…

UPDATE: The 2/14 class has been canceled due to weather. Please join us 2/21! Original post: Starting Valentine's Day, LINES Dance Center will host dance and movement classes in UN Plaza every Thursday at 12:30pm. Running for 12 weeks, these free, outdoor classes -- weather permitting -- are for everyone, novice and professional alike! With fun beats and talented instructors, these energizing dance fitness classes will help slough off the mid-day slump and re-energize the rest of the afternoon. Additionally, once a month following these half-hour classes, Alonzo King LINES Ballet Training Program Students will take to the "stage" of…