There are two special words in the English language that can cause either intrigue or intimidation: “vagina” and “monologue.” Those on the side of intrigue are in luck, because this weekend, Vagina Monologues creator Eve Ensler is teaming up with Isabel Allende at Dominican College for an inspiring conversation together about activism, women and the power of storytelling. A benefit for V-Day, the global movement to end violence against women and girls, the evening includes a sneak peak of Ensler’s newest play, I Am an Emotional Creature, which opens in June. Join the dynamic duo on Friday, Feb. 24. at Angelico Hall at Dominican College. 50 Acacia Ave., San Rafael. 7pm. $35. 415.927.0960.