March is a month with variety — chilly winds gusting off snowy peaks at one moment, promising warming sunlight at another.
This month’s calendar of activities is full of quick changes too — with lego fun, menacing pirates, thoughtful documentaries, a very long, long distance runner and flowers that can bring beauty to your home.
Check out these events, cherry-picked from this month’s What To Do list:
Mobile Meals Spring Variety Show — Featuring music by Bonga Marimba Band, Apollo Club and Children’s Choir, All Strings Considered, Fabulous Feet Dance Studio, Columbia River Community Flute Choir, DBB Bongo Brothers, Eastmont Jr. High Jazz Band, and An Daire Academy Irish Dancers. Plus an Apple Blossom Preview of Young Frankenstein. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $12. Info: numericapac.org. Friday, 3/3, 7 p.m.
Lego Building Competition — Bring your own legos and build and compete. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org. Saturday, 3/4, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m
KPQ Home Show — Town Toyota Center. Info: towntoyotacenter.com. Friday through Sunday, 3/10-12, times vary.
Vox Docs Film Festival
* Friday 3/10, 7 p.m. The JT LeRoy Story: Documentary that chronicles a 16-year-old literary sensation JT LeRoy and the mastermind behind it all, author Laura Albert. Opening night party 10 p.m. at Blewett Brewing Company, downtown Leavenworth.
* Saturday, 3/11, 11 am. Cameraperson: A stunning achievement in 25 years of work of Kirsten Johnson a touching and complex look at the person behind the camera. 1:15 p.m., Zero Days: This documentary thriller explores the potential consequences of cyberwarfare. 5 p.m. Gleason: Documentary on former New Orleans Saints and WSU football player Steve Gleason’s battle with ALS after being diagnosed at the age of 34. 7:30 p.m. Crazywise: Documentary on what can be learned from people around the world who have turned their psychological crisis into a positive transformative experience. Snowy Owl Theater. Cost: $15 advance or $17 at the door, weekend pass $60 for all five films. Info: icicle.org.
Pirates of Penzance, Swashbuckling buccaneers, bumbling British bobbies, frolicsome Victorian maidens and the delightfully dotty model of a modern Major-General for a rollicking romp over the rocky coast of Cornwall. A musical theater masterpiece. Numerica Performing Arts Center. Cost: $19-$35. Info: numericapac.org. Monday, 3/13, 7:30 p.m.
Q and A with ultra runner Max King — Max King, 36, and a Bend resident, won the 2014 IAU 100-Kilometer World Championships and the 2011 World Mountain Running Championships. Pybus Public Market. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org. Thursday, 3/16, 6:30 p.m.
Pybus University: Dahlias: A garden of earthly delights— This class will provide a hands-on demonstration of how to plant and care for your dahlias, how to select dahlias to grow, understanding dahlia terminology and how to interpret a dahlia catalog. Tools, accessories, soil preparation, staking, labeling and tending will be discussed. Cost: free. Info: pybuspublicmarket.org. Tuesday, 3/28, 7 p.m.