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Top Tickets: March 14–20

Comedian Aziz Ansari headlines at the Paramount Theatre, Chabot Space and Science Center talks about astronaut food, the city of Dublin turns green, and more this week in the East Bay.

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Aziz Ansari: Road to Nowhere
The comedian, author, and star of Netflix’s Master of None takes the Paramount Theatre stage for two evenings of stand-up. paramounttheatre.com.



Free Movie Night
The second Thursday of each month, Diablo hosts a free movie night at the Orinda Theatre. This month, lose yourself in the 1992 romantic thriller The Bodyguard, starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner. lamorindatheatres.com.


Chabot Space and Science Center



Lectures and Lasers: Space in Your Face
This month’s Lectures and Lasers talk at Chabot Space and Science Center focuses on food in space. If you’ve ever wondered about “meat toothpaste” or astronaut ice cream, now’s your chance to learn about the history of space mission menus, food demo experiments, and more. chabotspace.org.



Rodgers and Hammerstein’s A Grand Night for Singing
At Danville’s Village Theatre, the Role Players Ensemble takes a trip through Broadway history by performing the hits of musical-theater legends Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein. Expect songs from The Sound of Music, South Pacific, and many more iconic shows. villagetheatreshows.com.




Dublin Saint Patrick’s Day Festival
Love for the Emerald Isle turns downtown Dublin green for a whole weekend. At this special event—one of the West Coast’s largest Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations—revelers can cheer on the parade, enjoy Irish dancers, sample bangers and mash and green pancakes, and more. Don’t miss the Green and White Gala on Friday night. dublin.ca.gov.

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