Fri-Sun through March 30, see website for show times
Carmen is drenched with passion, love and violence, set during the Spanish Civil War, in the city of Seville. The seductive Carmen lures Don José away from his fiancée and his regiment. His lust for the fiery gypsy turns to madness when Carmen’s unfaithful ways lead her to fall for the dashing toreador, Escamillo. Bay Terrace Theater (with Mira Theatre Guild), 51 Daniels Avenue,Vallejo. Tickets 800-838-3006, verismoopera.org
See award-winning and nominated local, national and international films and shorts in Benicia’s inaugural film festival at the Veterans Hall and the Benicia Public Library. 707.746.4358 beniciafilmfestival.com
March 6-30, Thurs-Sun. 12-5pm - FREE
Next Generation is Arts Benicia’s annual celebration of youthful creativity and is an exciting venture for students and their families as they see their work exhibited in a professional gallery setting.
Arts Benicia Gallery, 991 Tyler Street.
March 8, 8pm
Who doesn't need a good laugh nowadays? Sure, we can always seek out our local comedy club to catch the latest up-and-coming comic amidst the two-drink minimum charges and suggestive material. But there is a new trend in the Bay Area. Featured standup comedy evenings are becoming a welcome addition to the legitimate concert stage in many theatres and performing arts venues. March 8 features Scott Capurro with Caitlin Gill. 707.552.2400, empresstheater.org
March 27, 2-4pm
Poetry reading & celebration of new anthology: A Word for All Seasons at the Benicia Public Library, 150 East L Street. 707.746.4343, benicialibrary.org