The List: March
Spring into the season with Irish eats, a model train, and a wine country run.
The House That Will Not Stand
(1/31–3/16) Oakland native Marcus Gardley penned this new TIME magazine–hailed play for Berkeley Rep, about free women of color in 1836 New Orleans and one family facing financial ruin. berkeleyrep.org.
(2/1–9/1) Giant insects have invaded the Lawrence Hall of Science. Get up close with (and creeped out by) a car-sized spider or scorpion to see the details of their bodies, hear the sounds they make, and learn about their impact on our world. lawrencehallofscience.org.
East Bay Women’s Conference
(3/3) News anchor Cokie Roberts, performer Rita Moreno, and activist Leah Albright-Byrd headline this annual business conference and networking event for women—and men, too!—at the San Ramon Marriott. walnut-creek.com.
(3/6) Walnut Creek–based Diablo Ballet celebrates its 20th season with an evening of varied repertoire, including “Sweetheart Pas de Deux” from Billy the Kid and a world premiere piece by Robert Dekkers, at the Lesher Center for the Arts. diabloballet.org.
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
(3/15–3/16) Head to the East Bay’s own Dublin for a weekend holiday celebration, including a parade, Shamrock 5K Fun Run and Walk, and a festival of carnival rides, Celtic music and dancing, and Irish eats and drinks. dublinstpats.com.
Diablo Valley Lines
Visit (or revisit) the giant model railroad display in Larkey Park, as the Walnut Creek Model Railroad Society celebrates 65 years. The 250 train cars run on 4,300 feet of track, and venture through bridges, tunnels, desert, and snow-covered mountains. wcmrs.org.
(3/28–3/29) California Magic Dinner Theatre in Martinez hosts comedic performer David Deeble for two evenings of magic and dinner pairings. Deeble has appeared on America’s Got Talent and Last Comic Standing. calmagic.com.
Livermore Half Marathon
(3/29) Surely, running 13.1 miles won’t feel too rough when it’s through a landscape of lush, rolling vineyards—and ends in a downtown festival of wine, beer, and live music. Runners: Don’t miss this first annual event. runlivermore.com.
For even more events, check out the Community Calendar at diablomag.com.