10 happenings this March

Modern Makers Mart

Enjoy shopping for locally handmade crafted goods and tasty treats with some live music at the outdoor Modern Makers Mart at Woodbury Town Center. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 9-10, modernmakersmart.com.

Celtic music

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day like no other with Altan, the globally acclaimed Celtic group whose heart-stirring melodies and vibrant performances have enchanted fans worldwide for 35 years. Irvine Barclay Theatre, 8 p.m. March 14, thebarclay.org.

Butterfly habitat

Spend your morning helping to plant and seed Irvine Ranch Conservancy’s new Butterfly Islands. Create islands of host and nectar plants for butterflies in decline in Limestone Canyon. Registration required. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 14, letsgooutside.org.

Cookout tours

Enjoy a special St. Patrick’s Day-themed U-Pick Tour at Tanaka Farms. Then ride up to a beautiful hilltop venue where Chef Jim and his team will serve up some classic St. Patrick’s Day fare. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. March 16-17, tanakafarms.com.

STEM Challenge 

Take a twist on the standard sink vs. float exploration at Pretend City Children’s Museum’s STEM Up to the Challenge. Experiment with density exploration and layered liquids. 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. March 16, pretendcity.org.

Standup comedy

Taylor Williamson, the second-place winner on Season 8 of “America’s Got Talent” who is also featured on the “The Champions” series, will make a stop at Irvine Improv. 7 p.m. March 17, improv.com/irvine.

State of the City

Mayor Farrah N. Khan will reflect on accomplishments from 2023 and share initiatives and highlights for 2024 in her State of the City Address. This city event will begin with a free public reception at 5 p.m. Irvine Barclay Theatre, March 19, cityofirvine.org/stateofthecity2024.

Hawaiian music

Immerse yourself in the heart of Hawaiian culture with The Mākaha Sons. Experience the enchanting melodies, captivating storytelling and the rich heritage of traditional Hawaiian music that has garnered global acclaim and prestigious awards for this legendary trio. Irvine Barclay Theatre, 8 p.m. March 22, thebarclay.org.

Early-morning hike 

Rise and shine for an invigorating early-morning hike through the newly opened Gypsum Canyon Wilderness. Challenge yourself with steep trails, revel in stunning vistas and possibly encounter local wildlife on this fitness adventure. Registration required. 7-10 a.m. March 23, letsgooutside.org.

World-traveling comedian

Don’t miss a night of laughter at Irvine Improv with San Francisco Comedy Competition-winner David Nihill. His shows draw on his wide travels, cultural observations, attempts at language study and being a mildly confused immigrant. March 15-16, improv.com/irvine.

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