The List: March
Spring into fun, with Irish eats, haute couture, and the ultimate girls night out in Danville.
3/13–3/18 Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
East Bay Women’s Conference
3/5 Among the keynote speakers at this annual conference for businesswomen at the San Ramon Marriott are journalist and activist Gloria Steinem, and Chez Panisse founder Alice Waters. walnut-creek.com.
3/9–3/23 Truvy and Ouiser come to life onstage in Diablo Actors’ Ensemble’s production of this beloved play about Southern women chatting at the beauty parlor about life, love, and tragedy. diabloactors.com.
3/10–3/18 Livermore Valley Opera presents Puccini’s masterpiece about love and corruption amid Napoleon’s invasion of Italy. livermorevalleyopera.org.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
3/13–3/18 In its first visit under new artistic director Robert Battle, the acclaimed dance company performs three mixed repertoire shows at Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall. calperformances.org.
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
3/17–3/18 Dublin celebrates the Irish holiday with a parade, Shamrock 5K Run, Green and White Gala, and festival, featuring Celtic music and dance, corned beef and beer, and 150 art booths. dublinstpats.com.
The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier
3/24–8/19 This de Young Museum exhibit is worth the bridge toll for fashionistas, featuring 120 couture creations by the provocative designer, plus sketches, photos, and video. deyoung.famsf.org.
3/30–4/28 Walnut Creek’s Center Repertory Company presents Neil Simon’s funniest play, about a dinner party gone awry, with injured guests, a missing kitchen staff, and much cover-up and confusion. centerrep.org.
Victoria’s Reel Blondes
Danville’s long-running salon/theater Victoria’s Hair on Stage is back—at least for a little while. Vicki Brooks, the woman behind the cabaret-style production that sold out nearly every show of its 20-year run, retired but couldn’t shake the theater bug. Her new election-themed show, featuring music, dancing, pop culture references, and a cameo by former town mayor Mike Doyle as Donald Trump, runs through May 27 at the Village Theatre. victoriasreelblondes.com.
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