By Dan Lieberman, @LiebermanTweets
NCAA Basketball @ SAP Center: It’s great that the Warriors are dominating, but it has had the unfortunate side effect of pricing some folks out of watching live basketball. Thankfully, the NCAA is there for you, with Kansas State vs. UC Irvine, Wisconsin vs. Oregon, Mississippi State vs. Liberty and Virginia Tech vs. St. Louis at the SAP Center on Friday, March 22, with the winners going head-to-head on Sunday, March 24. As with all things at SAP, Caltrain is the clear choice as far as transportation, as the arena is just a short walk from the San Jose Diridon Station.
Mary Poppins Jr. @ Redwood City: Mary Poppins is having a moment, and Roy Cloud PTA and the San Carlos Children’s Theater are getting in on the action. Come see a live performance of this children’s classic by kindergarten through 2nd graders at the McKinley Institute of Technology this Saturday, March 23. The venue is just a brief stroll from the Redwood City Caltrain Station and the Redwood City Transit Center, which is served by many SamTrans bus routes, so even if your magic umbrella is in the shop, we can get you there.
Bay Area Travel and Adventure Show @ Santa Clara Convention Center
Personally, travel and adventure seem like a lot of work, but if you’re down, we can get you there. If you’re looking to indulge your wanderlust but don’t know where to go, the Bay Area Travel and Adventure Show is where you need to be. With exhibitors showing off a wide range of vacation packages and exotic destinations, you can find the spot that will make all your Instagram followers jealous. Take Caltrain to the Mountain View Station, and VTA Light Rail can deliver you right to the Convention Center’s doorstep. Bon Voyage!
Transit Driver Appreciation Day @ Everywhere
Today, March 18, is Transit Drivers Appreciation Day, so get out there and appreciate your driver. Our drivers do a lot every day to help people get where they’re going and to help reduce traffic congestion, so this is a good opportunity to thank them for the work they do for all of us every day. Feel free to show appreciation in the form of high fives, fist bumps, bro-hugs, gifts or marriage proposals, provided the bus is not in motion. A thank you will also suffice, as our drivers are working even on a holiday in their honor.
Caltrain 2040 Vision @ Redwood City City Hall: Friends of Caltrain will outline the future of the rail line on Wednesday, March 20, at 6:30 p.m. With electrification just around the corner, and as forecasts indicate that demand on the system could rise from 60,000 trips per day to a quarter of a million by 2040, there’s a lot of change coming to the system in the near future. Thankfully, they picked a venue that’s Caltrain adjacent, so you can head on down from the Redwood City Station and hear it all for yourself.