The List: March
Spring into fun, with feasts, floral arrangements, and inspiring speakers.
Courtesy of the Golden Dragon Acrobats
East Bay International Jewish Film Festival
3/5–3/13 Movie geeks will dig the more than 50 indie and imported flicks being screened in movie houses from Orinda to Pleasant Hill to Livermore. eastbayjewishfilm.org.
East Bay Women’s Conference
3/7 Businesswomen—and men—flock to the San Ramon Marriott for this career-inspiration conference, featuring speeches by playwright Eve Ensler and author Kristine Carlson. walnut-creek.com.
food and wine
Berkeley Wine Festival
3/11 This two-month festival at the Claremont Hotel kicks off with a reception that features 45 wines paired with gourmet goodies from Josh Thomsen and other Berkeley chefs. berkeleywinefestival.com.
Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration
3/12–3/13 Celebrate all things Irish in the Bay Area’s Dublin. Head to the Civic Center for music and dance, beer, more than 150 arts and crafts booths, and carnival rides. ci.dublin.ca.us.
3/12–4/3 Berkeley Playhouse presents a musical adaptation of C. S. Lewis’ beloved tale The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe at the Julia Morgan Center. berkeleyplayhouse.org.
Bouquets to Art
3/15–3/19 More than 20 East Bay florists helped design the 150 arrangements in this exhibit, which pays tribute to the artwork in San Francisco’s de Young museum. deyoungmuseum.org.
Once on This Island
3/21–4/17 Willows Theatre returns to its Concord space after going dark more than a year ago. First up: Once on This Island, a musical retelling of The Little Mermaid. willowstheatre.com.
3/22 The outrageously costumed superstar stops at the Oracle Arena on her Monster Ball Tour. You—and your teenager—won’t want to miss it. coliseum.com.
3/25 This Chinese acrobatic troupe, performing in Livermore, combines gymnastics, traditional dance, and superhuman balance for a dazzling show. livermoreperformingarts.org.