The List: February
Fall in love with improv comedy, Oakland A’s sluggers, and paranormal activity.
From Swords to Plowshares
(2/2–4/13) Saint Mary’s College Museum of Art presents a poignant exhibition of work created on the battlefields of World War I, when soldiers etched and assembled bullets, aircraft parts, and shrapnel. stmarys-ca.edu/museum.
Guys and Dolls
(2/7–3/1) Luck be a lady tonight! Diablo Theatre Company presents this beloved 1950s Broadway musical about high-rolling gamblers and the women trying to reform them, at Walnut Creek’s Lesher Center for the Arts. diablotheatre.org.
Oakland A’s FanFest
(2/8) You’re not a true A’s fan until you’ve lived it up at FanFest, a day of autograph and Q&A sessions, player photos, baseball clinics, clubhouse tours, and memorabilia sales, at O.co Coliseum. oakland.athletics.mlb.com.
Romantic Double Feature
(2/13) Celebrate Valentine’s Day early, with epic cinematic love stories both classic and contemporary at Livermore’s Vine Cinema and Alehouse: An Affair to Remember and The Notebook. Arrive early to snag a loveseat! vinecinema.com.
Yoga: The Art of Transformation
(2/21–5/25) After your next yoga class, head to the Asian Art Museum, where the first major exhibition of the practice’s rich 2,000–year history features more than 130 sculptures, paintings, and photographs.
Grey Ghost ParaCon
(2/22) You’ve heard that the USS Hornet is haunted. If that intrigues rather than spooks you, spend a day with its resident team, the Alameda Paranormal Researchers, at its annual conference. uss-hornet.org.
God of Carnage
(2/22–3/15) Town Hall Theatre Company in Lafayette presents this 2009 Tony Award–winning play about two couples who meet to discuss a confrontation between their teenage sons—and soon act like children themselves. thtc.org.
The Second City
(2/23) The Chicago-based sketch and improv comedy troupe (which launched the careers of Tina Fey, Steve Carell, and Stephen Colbert) visits Livermore’s Bankhead Theater on a national tour. livermoreperformingarts.org.
For even more picks, check out our Community Calendar at diablomag.com.