Enjoy these 10 activities in March

This month, you can see an immersive cello performance at the Barclay Theatre, help attract migrating monarch butterflies to Bommer Canyon or catch Patton Oswalt at the Irvine Improv.

This month, you can see an immersive cello performance at the Barclay Theatre, help attract migrating monarch butterflies to Bommer Canyon or catch Patton Oswalt at the Irvine Improv.


1. Butterfly stewardship

Help water milkweed and nectar plants for the migrating monarch butterflies in Bommer Canyon. No experience necessary, but preregistration required. 9 a.m.-noon March 21, letsgooutside.org.


2. 5K walk

Join the inaugural Trefoil Trot to support Girl Scouts of Orange County. Following the 5K fun walk will be Girl Scout-themed activities and a chance to check out legacy troops. Wild Rivers Irvine, March 12, girlscoutsoc.org.


3. ‘Fragments 1’ on cello

Renowned solo cellist Alisa Weilerstein debuts her innovative original composition that interweaves the works of 27 living composers with the timeless beauty of Bach’s Six Suites for Solo Cello in an immersive, multisensory audience experience. Irvine Barclay Theatre, 3 p.m. March 12, thebarclay.org.


4. Cooking for kids

Learn about the culture and cuisine of India. Enjoy Indian delicacies and treats, including the delicious traditional mango drink, mango lassi, or cook a batch of biryani (a mixed rice dish) at the sensory art table. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. March 9, pretendcity.org.


5. Standup comedy

Patton Oswalt, who starred as Principal Durbin on NBC’s “A.P. Bio” and served as the lead voice of Max the dog in “The Secret Life of Pets 2,” will make a stop at Irvine Improv. 8 p.m. March 20 and 21, improv.com/irvine.


6. ‘Soldier’s Tale’

Igor Stravinsky’s “L’Histoire du Soldat” comes to life through an ensemble of musicians from the Curtis Institute of Music, as well as actor and narrator John de Lancie. Irvine Barclay Theatre, 8 p.m. March 11, thebarclay.org.


7. Guitar ensemble

UCI guitar students will present a program of solos, duos, trios and quartets selected from six centuries of repertoire by composers from around the world. Arts Amphitheater, noon March 15, arts.uci.edu.


8. ‘Men on Boats’

The UCI drama department will present “Men On Boats,” the true(ish) history of an 1869 expedition when a captain and his crew of insane yet loyal volunteers set out to chart the course of the Colorado River. Claire Trevor Theatre, March 11-12, 15-19, drama.arts.uci.edu.


9. Music conference

Register for the international conference “Women at the Piano” at UCI. This conference seeks to broaden the discourse surrounding women pianists between 1848 and 1970. Claire Trevor Theatre, March 16-19, music.arts.uci.edu.


10. Photo journey

Explore Limestone Canyon aboard a four-wheel drive vehicle during this 13‑mile tour. There will be 15- to 30-minute stops to take photos, sketch landscapes and answer questions. 3:30-7:30 p.m. March 19, letsgooutside.org.


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