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Twisters hit Balboa Park Mar. 18 with Tornado Alley, which follows storm-chasers as they record the birth of a tornado, magnificently frightening in Imax on the Fleet Science Center’s dome screen. The next day, the exhibition “Cellular Journey” begins its in-depth trip into human cells. rhfleet.org.

Circling the Globe

The Old Globe proffers triple treats this month: Bubbly hit Jane Austen’s Emma is held over on the main stage through Mar. 6, bowing out for the familial comedy Rafta, Rafta..., Mar. 19 – Apr. 24. In the Sheryl & Harvey White Theatre, thriller Groundswell has audiences holding their breath Mar. 12 – Apr. 17. ­theoldglobe.org.

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Little Miss Sunshine drives into La Jolla Playhouse, toting the many comic possibilities of beauty pageants, through  Mar. 27; ­lajollaplayhouse.org. In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play) sets the San Diego Rep abuzz with its adult comedy about Victorian-era intimate discoveries, Mar. 19 – Apr. 17; sdrep.org. Cygnet comes to the Cabaret Mar 17 – May 15; ­cygnettheatre.com. Dragging its waggish comma, Liz Duffy Adams’ hilarious Or, announces its multiple layers right in the title, at Moxie Mar. 18 –  Apr. 23; moxietheatre.com. The Drawer Boy pens a tale of love and loss through Mar. 20 at North Coast Repertory; northcoastrep.org. Steel Magnolias bloom at Lamb’s Players through Mar. 20; lambsplayers.org. Stick Fly creates buzz for Mo’olelo through Mar. 20; moolelo.net. At New Village Arts, Sam Shepard’s Simpatico revisits blackmail and tangled relationships, Mar. 3-27; newvillagearts.org. Broadway record-breaker The Fantasticks stops in at Welk Resorts Theatre through Mar. 27; ­welktheatresandiego.com.

Music Springs Eternal

An ornamental horticulturist solos in the premiere of Concerto for Florist and Orchestra during La Jolla Symphony & Chorus’ Bartók-Prokofiev program Mar. 12 & 13; lajollasymphony.com. Grieg (Mar. 11-13), Mendelssohn (Mar. 15), Berlioz (Mar. 18-20) and Peter Pan (Mar. 25 & 26) all visit the San Diego Symphony; sandiegosymphony.com. Lyric at the Birch lets Fiddler on the Roof take a bow, Mar. 25 – Apr. 10; ­lyricoperasandiego.org. La Jolla Music Society spotlights the Vienna Philharmonic (Mar. 4), violinist Ray Chen (Mar. 6), Joffrey Ballet (Mar. 11, André Watts (Mar. 18) and Brentano String Quartet (Mar. 26); ljms.org.

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