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First Bite: Filipino Food Arrives

FOB Kitchen brings a subtle Southeast Asian touch to Oakland.

One Fine Day: Richmond

With dozens of art studios and an innovative epicurean scene, this up-and-coming city is worth a detour.

Now Cancer has Nowhere to Run. Nowhere to Hide.

The future of cancer care is here with immunotherapy.

The Robots of the East Bay

From delivering food to fighting crime, fleets of robots are rolling into the East Bay and performing human-like tasks.

Diablo Dish: New American Eatery Opens in Martinez

Danville gets Lottie’s Creamery and Philz Coffee; Market Tavern is now open in Dublin; Rahma Mediterranean Market gets an update; celebrate bacon and bubbles in downtown Pleasanton; and more Dish.

Top Tickets: February 21–27

Taste ancient drinks, celebrate Black History Month, listen to great tunes, and more this week in the East Bay.
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Unusual East Bay Animals

Discover some of the amazing creatures that walk, slither, or fly among us in the East Bay.

Loaves of Plenty at San Leandro's As Kneaded Bakery

Fresh-baked bread abounds at the newly opened As Kneaded Bakery in San Leandro, which offers everything from challah to porridge.

Meet Filmmaker Ryan Fleck

Berkeley-born filmmaker Ryan Fleck jumps into the superhero genre with Captain Marvel.

The Art of Oakland's Soba Ichi

At Soba Ichi, chef and soba-maker supreme Koichi Ishii painstakingly crafts the rare, handmade Japanese noodles in a Zen West Oakland space.

Tee It Up: East Bay T-shirts

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One Fine Weekend in Ashland

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Archive »Diablo Dish

Diablo Dish: New American Eatery Opens in Martinez

Danville gets Lottie’s Creamery and Philz Coffee; Market Tavern is now open in Dublin; Rahma Mediterranean Market gets an update; celebrate bacon and bubbles in downtown Pleasanton; and more Dish.

First Bite: Filipino Food Arrives

FOB Kitchen brings a subtle Southeast Asian touch to Oakland.

Classic Hits: Fit for a Cowboy

Casa Orinda’s venerable menu is still drawing crowds.
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Archive »Faces

Threads of Hope

Diablo magazine recognized outstanding volunteerism at the Threads of Hope gala at the Orinda Theatre. The annual event saw five local heroes receive awards for their tireless efforts to better the community, from teaching tai chi to cancer patients to representing LGBTQ+ immigrants applying for asylum.

Cancer League Holly Ball

More than 200 partygoers traveled to Rio de Janeiro (otherwise known as the Claremont Country Club in Oakland) for the Cancer League’s 45th Holly Ball. The Carnival in Rio–themed black-tie event raised more than $250,000 for nonprofit organizations dedicated to fighting cancer.

Shellie Awards

The best of the best in local theater were honored at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek during this annual event. Past and current winners posed with mascot Miss Shellie on the Hofmann Theatre stage to commemorate this awards show’s 40th anniversary.
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Archive »Travel

One Fine Weekend in Ashland

Check out this laid-back Oregon town for uplifting, world-class theater, as well as superb wining and dining.

Foolproof Family Road Trips in California

Pack up the car and bring the kids to these four California vacation spots that offer endless fun for all ages.

One Fine Day: Richmond

With dozens of art studios and an innovative epicurean scene, this up-and-coming city is worth a detour.
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Archive »People

Making the Grade with Lynn Mackey

Education helped Lynn Mackey overcome personal challenges. Now, she’s working to ensure that every child in Contra Costa County has the same opportunity.

Meet Filmmaker Ryan Fleck

Berkeley-born filmmaker Ryan Fleck jumps into the superhero genre with Captain Marvel.

Five Questions for Ari’el Stachel

Actor Ari’el Stachel won a 2018 Tony Award and a 2019 Grammy Award for his featured role in the hit Broadway musical The Band’s Visit, which will come to San Francisco in spring 2020 on national tour. The son of an Israeli-Yemeni father and an Ashkenazi Jewish mother, Stachel grew up in Berkeley, Oakland, and Orinda. Here, the multitalented star—who will appear in the upcoming film Zola—discusses his East Bay roots, the impact of his Middle Eastern heritage, and his dreams for the future.
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Calendar of Events

February 2019

DunDraCon 43, the West Coast's Premier Role-playing Games Convention, will be held at the San Ramon Marriott Hotel, 2600 Bishop Drive, San Ramon, CA, (925) 867-9200 On Presidents Weekend; From 10...

Cost: $40-$70

Where:
San Ramon Marriott
2600 Bishop Dr
San Ramon, CA  94538
View map »


Sponsor: DunDraCon
Contact Name: Rachelle
Website »

More information

November 10, 2018-March 17, 2019 Discover connections between art and science through colorful renderings by artist Ray Troll and the research of paleontologist Kirk Johnson, who made an...

Cost: Museum admission cost, free to $16

Where:
Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak Street
Oakland, CA  94607
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Sponsor: Oakland Museum of California
Telephone: 510-318-8400
Website »

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October 13, 2018-February 17, 2019; Wed-Thur 11-5, Fri 11-10, Sat-Sun 10-6 Fueled by their belief in design as a way of life, the innovative husband and wife duo Charles and Ray Eames were two of...

Cost: $0-$15.95.

Where:
Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak Street
Oakland, CA  94607
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Sponsor: Oakland Museum of California
Telephone: 510-318-8400
Website »

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A brand new digital art exhibition featuring 29 artists from the DAC (digital Artists Collective) in collaboration with Expressions Gallery of Berkeley.  Show runs from October 27-February 23,...

Cost: free

Where:
Berkeley Central Arts passage
2055 Center Street
berkeley, CA  94703
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Sponsor: Expressions Gallery
Telephone: 510-644-4930
Contact Name: Rinna Flohr
Website »

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500 Additional Parking Spaces are HERE! Parking is even easier at San Francisco Premium Outlets. In addition to 500 additional parking spaces, our Parking Made Easy program allows upfront parking...

Cost: Free

Where:
San Francisco Premium Outlets
2774 Livermore Outlets Dr
Livermore, CA  94551
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Unleash your inner foodie during the Rockridge Neighborhood Heritage & Walking Food Tour – our original Oakland food tour! During this three-hour long guided walking you take a walk through the...

Cost: $69 pp, +$15 for VIP

Where:
Safeway Plaza
6310 College Ave
Oakland, CA  94618
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Sponsor: Local Food Adventures
Telephone: 510-604-6546
Contact Name: Lauren Herpich
Website »

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Exhibition featuring local, National and International artists... paintings, photographs, drawings, collage, sculpture, arts & crafts.  Gifts, cards & more for sale.

Cost: free

Where:
Expressions Gallery
2035 Ashby Avenue
Berkeley, CA  94703
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Sponsor: Expressions Gallery
Telephone: 510-644-4930
Contact Name: Rinna Flohr
Website »

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Do you know how Ygnacio Valley Road got its name? Come Visit Shadelands Ranch Museum!  Learn about local history through a docent led tour.   House is open for tours every...

Cost: $3 per adult, $1 Senior & Youth 6 - 17, Free children under 6

Where:
Shadelands Ranch Museum
2660 Ygnacio Valley Rd.
Walnut Creek, CA  94598
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Sponsor: Shadelands Ranch Museum
Telephone: 925-935-7871
Contact Name: Jacqueline Byrd
Website »

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When a young African American is shot for a pair of basketball shoes, sales triple among white teens. Are ghetto-glorifying commercials to blame, or is it the white CEO who only sees dollar signs?...

Cost: $20-$35

Where:
Village Theatre
233 Front Street
Danville, CA  94526
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Sponsor: Role Players Ensemble
Telephone: 925-820-1278
Contact Name: Martin
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Due to popular demand, Irma Herrera’s Why Would I Mispronounce My Own Name? will transfer from The Marsh San Francisco to The Marsh Berkeley in February. Weaving history and comedic insights into...

Cost: $20-$35 sliding scale, $55-$100 reserved

Where:
The Marsh Berkeley
2120 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA  94704
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Sponsor: The Marsh
Telephone: 415-282-3055
Contact Name: The Marsh
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The Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra will present "Let's Dance", on Saturday, February 16 at El Campanil Theatre in Antioch. The concert begins at 2:00 and features internationally-acclaimed pianist...

Cost: Adults $30, Seniors (62 & over) $20, Youth (17 & under) $10.

Where:
Lesher Center for the Arts
602 W. Second Street
Walnut Creek, CA  94596
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Sponsor: Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra
Contact Name: Chad Goodman, Music Director
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Come glide on the Ice at The Veranda November 9, 2018-February 18, 2019 *All dates/times are weather permitting. Follow @ShopTheVeranda on social media for up-to-date info.  Regular...

Cost: $15.00

Where:
THE VERANDA
2001-2003 DIAMOND BLVD.
Concord, CA  94520
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Telephone: (925) 434-8466

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Rapidly expanding research demonstrates that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional wellbeing, less anxiety, depression and stress, building resilience, preventing burn-out,...

Cost: 500

Where:
Union Bank Hospitality Room, East Mall Japantown
Japan Center Malls
1675 Post Street
San Francisco, CA  94115
View map »

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Feb 16, 8pm and Feb 17, 2pm Critically acclaimed live concert honoring the talent, music and memory of Whitney Houston featuring the breathtaking vocals of Northern California's current...

Cost: Reserved seat tickets: $25 - $35.

Where:
Firehouse Arts Center
4444 Railroad Avenue
Pleasanton, CA  94566
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Sponsor: City of Pleasanton Firehouse Arts Center
Telephone: 925-931-4848
Website »

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February 15-March 10, 2019; Fri-Sat at 8pm; Sun at 2pm Thirty-five-year-old Felix Humble is a Cambridge astrophysicist in search of a unified field theory, but after the sudden death of his...

Cost: $11-$32.

Where:
Contra Costa Civic Theatre
951 Pomona Ave (cross street Moeser)
El Cerrito, CA  94530
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Sponsor: Contra Costa Civic Theatre
Telephone: 510-524-9012
Contact Name: Holly Winter
Website »

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Written by America's only Nobel Prize winning playwright Eugene O'Neill, Ah, Wilderness! celebrates life at the turn-of-the-century, and provides a tender, retrospective portrait of small...

Cost: $15-$29

Where:
Douglas Morrisson Theatre
22311 N. Third Street
Hayward, CA  94546
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Website »

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500 Additional Parking Spaces are HERE! Parking is even easier at San Francisco Premium Outlets. In addition to 500 additional parking spaces, our Parking Made Easy program allows upfront parking...

Cost: Free

Where:
San Francisco Premium Outlets
2774 Livermore Outlets Dr
Livermore, CA  94551
View map »

More information

November 10, 2018-March 17, 2019 Discover connections between art and science through colorful renderings by artist Ray Troll and the research of paleontologist Kirk Johnson, who made an...

Cost: Museum admission cost, free to $16

Where:
Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak Street
Oakland, CA  94607
View map »


Sponsor: Oakland Museum of California
Telephone: 510-318-8400
Website »

More information

A brand new digital art exhibition featuring 29 artists from the DAC (digital Artists Collective) in collaboration with Expressions Gallery of Berkeley.  Show runs from October 27-February 23,...

Cost: free

Where:
Berkeley Central Arts passage
2055 Center Street
berkeley, CA  94703
View map »


Sponsor: Expressions Gallery
Telephone: 510-644-4930
Contact Name: Rinna Flohr
Website »

More information

DunDraCon 43, the West Coast's Premier Role-playing Games Convention, will be held at the San Ramon Marriott Hotel, 2600 Bishop Drive, San Ramon, CA, (925) 867-9200 On Presidents Weekend; From 10...

Cost: $40-$70

Where:
San Ramon Marriott
2600 Bishop Dr
San Ramon, CA  94538
View map »


Sponsor: DunDraCon
Contact Name: Rachelle
Website »

More information

Exhibition featuring local, National and International artists... paintings, photographs, drawings, collage, sculpture, arts & crafts.  Gifts, cards & more for sale.

Cost: free

Where:
Expressions Gallery
2035 Ashby Avenue
Berkeley, CA  94703
View map »


Sponsor: Expressions Gallery
Telephone: 510-644-4930
Contact Name: Rinna Flohr
Website »

More information

Come glide on the Ice at The Veranda November 9, 2018-February 18, 2019 *All dates/times are weather permitting. Follow @ShopTheVeranda on social media for up-to-date info.  Regular...

Cost: $15.00

Where:
THE VERANDA
2001-2003 DIAMOND BLVD.
Concord, CA  94520
View map »


Telephone: (925) 434-8466

More information

Rapidly expanding research demonstrates that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional wellbeing, less anxiety, depression and stress, building resilience, preventing burn-out,...

Cost: 500

Where:
Union Bank Hospitality Room, East Mall Japantown
Japan Center Malls
1675 Post Street
San Francisco, CA  94115
View map »

More information

February 15-March 10, 2019; Fri-Sat at 8pm; Sun at 2pm Thirty-five-year-old Felix Humble is a Cambridge astrophysicist in search of a unified field theory, but after the sudden death of his...

Cost: $11-$32.

Where:
Contra Costa Civic Theatre
951 Pomona Ave (cross street Moeser)
El Cerrito, CA  94530
View map »


Sponsor: Contra Costa Civic Theatre
Telephone: 510-524-9012
Contact Name: Holly Winter
Website »

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San Francisco Premium Outlets invites shoppers to relieve their winter blues with a little retail therapy this season during our Shop Away Your Winter Blues sale from February 15-28. Find enormous...

Cost: free

Where:
San Francisco Premium Outlets
2774 Livermore Outlets Drive
Livermore, CA  94551
View map »

More information

500 Additional Parking Spaces are HERE! Parking is even easier at San Francisco Premium Outlets. In addition to 500 additional parking spaces, our Parking Made Easy program allows upfront parking...

Cost: Free

Where:
San Francisco Premium Outlets
2774 Livermore Outlets Dr
Livermore, CA  94551
View map »

More information

A brand new digital art exhibition featuring 29 artists from the DAC (digital Artists Collective) in collaboration with Expressions Gallery of Berkeley.  Show runs from October 27-February 23,...

Cost: free

Where:
Berkeley Central Arts passage
2055 Center Street
berkeley, CA  94703
View map »


Sponsor: Expressions Gallery
Telephone: 510-644-4930
Contact Name: Rinna Flohr
Website »

More information

November 10, 2018-March 17, 2019 Discover connections between art and science through colorful renderings by artist Ray Troll and the research of paleontologist Kirk Johnson, who made an...

Cost: Museum admission cost, free to $16

Where:
Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak Street
Oakland, CA  94607
View map »


Sponsor: Oakland Museum of California
Telephone: 510-318-8400
Website »

More information

Exhibition featuring local, National and International artists... paintings, photographs, drawings, collage, sculpture, arts & crafts.  Gifts, cards & more for sale.

Cost: free

Where:
Expressions Gallery
2035 Ashby Avenue
Berkeley, CA  94703
View map »


Sponsor: Expressions Gallery
Telephone: 510-644-4930
Contact Name: Rinna Flohr
Website »

More information

Rapidly expanding research demonstrates that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional wellbeing, less anxiety, depression and stress, building resilience, preventing burn-out,...

Cost: 500

Where:
Union Bank Hospitality Room, East Mall Japantown
Japan Center Malls
1675 Post Street
San Francisco, CA  94115
View map »

More information

February 15-March 10, 2019; Fri-Sat at 8pm; Sun at 2pm Thirty-five-year-old Felix Humble is a Cambridge astrophysicist in search of a unified field theory, but after the sudden death of his...

Cost: $11-$32.

Where:
Contra Costa Civic Theatre
951 Pomona Ave (cross street Moeser)
El Cerrito, CA  94530
View map »


Sponsor: Contra Costa Civic Theatre
Telephone: 510-524-9012
Contact Name: Holly Winter
Website »

More information

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San Francisco Premium Outlets invites shoppers to relieve their winter blues with a little retail therapy this season during our Shop Away Your Winter Blues sale from February 15-28. Find enormous...

Cost: free

Where:
San Francisco Premium Outlets
2774 Livermore Outlets Drive
Livermore, CA  94551
View map »

More information

A brand new digital art exhibition featuring 29 artists from the DAC (digital Artists Collective) in collaboration with Expressions Gallery of Berkeley.  Show runs from October 27-February 23,...

Cost: free

Where:
Berkeley Central Arts passage
2055 Center Street
berkeley, CA  94703
View map »


Sponsor: Expressions Gallery
Telephone: 510-644-4930
Contact Name: Rinna Flohr
Website »

More information

500 Additional Parking Spaces are HERE! Parking is even easier at San Francisco Premium Outlets. In addition to 500 additional parking spaces, our Parking Made Easy program allows upfront parking...

Cost: Free

Where:
San Francisco Premium Outlets
2774 Livermore Outlets Dr
Livermore, CA  94551
View map »

More information

November 10, 2018-March 17, 2019 Discover connections between art and science through colorful renderings by artist Ray Troll and the research of paleontologist Kirk Johnson, who made an...

Cost: Museum admission cost, free to $16

Where:
Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak Street
Oakland, CA  94607
View map »


Sponsor: Oakland Museum of California
Telephone: 510-318-8400
Website »

More information

Exhibition featuring local, National and International artists... paintings, photographs, drawings, collage, sculpture, arts & crafts.  Gifts, cards & more for sale.

Cost: free

Where:
Expressions Gallery
2035 Ashby Avenue
Berkeley, CA  94703
View map »


Sponsor: Expressions Gallery
Telephone: 510-644-4930
Contact Name: Rinna Flohr
Website »

More information

Do you know how Ygnacio Valley Road got its name? Come Visit Shadelands Ranch Museum!  Learn about local history through a docent led tour.   House is open for tours every...

Cost: $3 per adult, $1 Seniors & Youth 6 - 17, Free Children under 6

Where:
Shadelands Ranch Museum
2660 Ygnacio Valley Road
Walnut Creek , CA  94598
View map »


Sponsor: Walnut Creek Historical Society
Telephone: 925-935-7871
Contact Name: Jackie Byrd
Website »

More information

Rapidly expanding research demonstrates that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional wellbeing, less anxiety, depression and stress, building resilience, preventing burn-out,...

Cost: 500

Where:
Union Bank Hospitality Room, East Mall Japantown
Japan Center Malls
1675 Post Street
San Francisco, CA  94115
View map »

More information

February 15-March 10, 2019; Fri-Sat at 8pm; Sun at 2pm Thirty-five-year-old Felix Humble is a Cambridge astrophysicist in search of a unified field theory, but after the sudden death of his...

Cost: $11-$32.

Where:
Contra Costa Civic Theatre
951 Pomona Ave (cross street Moeser)
El Cerrito, CA  94530
View map »


Sponsor: Contra Costa Civic Theatre
Telephone: 510-524-9012
Contact Name: Holly Winter
Website »

More information

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San Francisco Premium Outlets invites shoppers to relieve their winter blues with a little retail therapy this season during our Shop Away Your Winter Blues sale from February 15-28. Find enormous...

Cost: free

Where:
San Francisco Premium Outlets
2774 Livermore Outlets Drive
Livermore, CA  94551
View map »

More information

Are you thinking about keeping bees? Or perhaps you just want to know more about these miraculous garden helpers and how to encourage them to visit your yard? Our expert from the Mt. Diablo...

Cost: $25

Where:
Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center
315 Cortsen Rd.
Pleasant Hill, CA  94523
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Sponsor: Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center and Sustainable Contra Costa
Website »

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November 10, 2018-March 17, 2019 Discover connections between art and science through colorful renderings by artist Ray Troll and the research of paleontologist Kirk Johnson, who made an...

Cost: Museum admission cost, free to $16

Where:
Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak Street
Oakland, CA  94607
View map »


Sponsor: Oakland Museum of California
Telephone: 510-318-8400
Website »

More information

A brand new digital art exhibition featuring 29 artists from the DAC (digital Artists Collective) in collaboration with Expressions Gallery of Berkeley.  Show runs from October 27-February 23,...

Cost: free

Where:
Berkeley Central Arts passage
2055 Center Street
berkeley, CA  94703
View map »


Sponsor: Expressions Gallery
Telephone: 510-644-4930
Contact Name: Rinna Flohr
Website »

More information

500 Additional Parking Spaces are HERE! Parking is even easier at San Francisco Premium Outlets. In addition to 500 additional parking spaces, our Parking Made Easy program allows upfront parking...

Cost: Free

Where:
San Francisco Premium Outlets
2774 Livermore Outlets Dr
Livermore, CA  94551
View map »

More information

Join the Danville Women’s Club for lunch and to listen to speaker Kaite Solvani from CERT as she speaks on “Are we ready for an emergency?”  11:00 meet/greet, 11:30 speaker, 12:00 lunch. ...

Cost: Free for first-timers, $8 for others

Where:
Danville Women's Club
242 W. Linda Mesa Avenue
Danville, CA  94526
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Sponsor: GFWC Danville Women's Club
Telephone: 925-837-1165
Contact Name: Marijke

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Exhibition featuring local, National and International artists... paintings, photographs, drawings, collage, sculpture, arts & crafts.  Gifts, cards & more for sale.

Cost: free

Where:
Expressions Gallery
2035 Ashby Avenue
Berkeley, CA  94703
View map »


Sponsor: Expressions Gallery
Telephone: 510-644-4930
Contact Name: Rinna Flohr
Website »

More information

Rapidly expanding research demonstrates that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional wellbeing, less anxiety, depression and stress, building resilience, preventing burn-out,...

Cost: 500

Where:
Union Bank Hospitality Room, East Mall Japantown
Japan Center Malls
1675 Post Street
San Francisco, CA  94115
View map »

More information

Thursday, February 21st, Celebrate Kihawahine Sacred Hawaiian Mo’o Goddess of Pi’ilani, Moku’ula & Lahina on the island of Maui. Waning Moon in Libra.  Daughters of the Goddess is an Aloha...

Cost: 15

Where:
Concord Please note: Exact local is given upon R
, CA


Sponsor: Daughters of the Goddess
Telephone: (925)787-9247
Contact Name: Kahuna Leilani Birely
Website »

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Feb 21, 22, 23, Thu-Sat 7:30pm, also Sat 2pm Creatures of Impulse at Firehouse Arts Center. 12th Season of Teen Improv games, scenes, and prizes! Bay Area teen improv teams "compete"...

Cost: Students $7, General $12.

Where:
Firehouse Arts Center
4444 Railroad Avenue
Pleasanton, CA  94566
View map »


Sponsor: City of Pleasanton Firehouse Arts Center
Telephone: 925-931-4828
Contact Name: Mark Duncanson
Website »

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COMEDY OAKLAND, voted "Best Place for Comedy" - 2016 East Bay Express Readers Poll, features up-and-coming comedians alongside industry pros. Our comedians have featured on TV, radio,...

Cost: $15 online / $15 at the door.

Where:
Spice Monkey Restaurant & Bar
1628 Webster St
Oakland, CA  94612
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Sponsor: Comedy Oakland
Telephone: 510-214-2626
Contact Name: Samson Koletkar
Website »

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February 15-March 10, 2019; Fri-Sat at 8pm; Sun at 2pm Thirty-five-year-old Felix Humble is a Cambridge astrophysicist in search of a unified field theory, but after the sudden death of his...

Cost: $11-$32.

Where:
Contra Costa Civic Theatre
951 Pomona Ave (cross street Moeser)
El Cerrito, CA  94530
View map »


Sponsor: Contra Costa Civic Theatre
Telephone: 510-524-9012
Contact Name: Holly Winter
Website »

More information

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Show Less...

San Francisco Premium Outlets invites shoppers to relieve their winter blues with a little retail therapy this season during our Shop Away Your Winter Blues sale from February 15-28. Find enormous...

Cost: free

Where:
San Francisco Premium Outlets
2774 Livermore Outlets Drive
Livermore, CA  94551
View map »

More information

A brand new digital art exhibition featuring 29 artists from the DAC (digital Artists Collective) in collaboration with Expressions Gallery of Berkeley.  Show runs from October 27-February 23,...

Cost: free

Where:
Berkeley Central Arts passage
2055 Center Street
berkeley, CA  94703
View map »


Sponsor: Expressions Gallery
Telephone: 510-644-4930
Contact Name: Rinna Flohr
Website »

More information

November 10, 2018-March 17, 2019 Discover connections between art and science through colorful renderings by artist Ray Troll and the research of paleontologist Kirk Johnson, who made an...

Cost: Museum admission cost, free to $16

Where:
Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak Street
Oakland, CA  94607
View map »


Sponsor: Oakland Museum of California
Telephone: 510-318-8400
Website »

More information

500 Additional Parking Spaces are HERE! Parking is even easier at San Francisco Premium Outlets. In addition to 500 additional parking spaces, our Parking Made Easy program allows upfront parking...

Cost: Free

Where:
San Francisco Premium Outlets
2774 Livermore Outlets Dr
Livermore, CA  94551
View map »

More information

Exhibition featuring local, National and International artists... paintings, photographs, drawings, collage, sculpture, arts & crafts.  Gifts, cards & more for sale.

Cost: free

Where:
Expressions Gallery
2035 Ashby Avenue
Berkeley, CA  94703
View map »


Sponsor: Expressions Gallery
Telephone: 510-644-4930
Contact Name: Rinna Flohr
Website »

More information

In a very casual setting over wine and cheese, chat about what it actually takes to become a homeowner; credit, down payment, down payment assistance, and mortgage loan options. To RSVP, grab a...

Cost: No charge, RSVP

Where:
Attraversiamo
2485 Sand Creek Road
Brentwood, CA  94513
View map »


Sponsor: The Loan Ninja
Telephone: 925-305-6639
Contact Name: Stephanie Whiting
Website »

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The David Brower Center is pleased to present Art/Act: Local - Sea Change, a new iteration of our annual juried exhibition of work by Bay Area artists.     This show features works...

Cost: Free

Where:
David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA  94704
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Sponsor: David Brower Center
Telephone: (510) 809-0909
Website »

More information

Rapidly expanding research demonstrates that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional wellbeing, less anxiety, depression and stress, building resilience, preventing burn-out,...

Cost: 500

Where:
Union Bank Hospitality Room, East Mall Japantown
Japan Center Malls
1675 Post Street
San Francisco, CA  94115
View map »

More information

Feb 21, 22, 23, Thu-Sat 7:30pm, also Sat 2pm Creatures of Impulse at Firehouse Arts Center. 12th Season of Teen Improv games, scenes, and prizes! Bay Area teen improv teams "compete"...

Cost: Students $7, General $12.

Where:
Firehouse Arts Center
4444 Railroad Avenue
Pleasanton, CA  94566
View map »


Sponsor: City of Pleasanton Firehouse Arts Center
Telephone: 925-931-4828
Contact Name: Mark Duncanson
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COMEDY OAKLAND, voted "Best Place for Comedy" - 2016 East Bay Express Readers Poll, features up-and-coming comedians alongside industry pros. Our comedians have featured on TV, radio,...

Cost: $18 online / $20 at the door.

Where:
Spice Monkey Restaurant & Bar
1628 Webster St
Oakland, CA  94612
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Sponsor: Comedy Oakland
Telephone: 510-214-2626
Contact Name: Samson Koletkar
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Tenacious, innovative string musicians/dancers with a pulsing neo-trad heart, the Evie Ladin Band - Evie Ladin, Keith Terry and Erik Pearson - throws down soulful folk songs with a four-dimensional...

Cost: $20 suggested donation (child 6-15 $5).

Where:
Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church
55 Eckley Lane
Walnut Creek, CA  94596
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Sponsor: Devil Mountain Coffee House
Telephone: 925-934-3135
Contact Name: Harry Miller
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Written by America's only Nobel Prize winning playwright Eugene O'Neill, Ah, Wilderness! celebrates life at the turn-of-the-century, and provides a tender, retrospective portrait of small...

Cost: $15-$29

Where:
Douglas Morrisson Theatre
22311 N. Third Street
Hayward, CA  94546
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February 15-March 10, 2019; Fri-Sat at 8pm; Sun at 2pm Thirty-five-year-old Felix Humble is a Cambridge astrophysicist in search of a unified field theory, but after the sudden death of his...

Cost: $11-$32.

Where:
Contra Costa Civic Theatre
951 Pomona Ave (cross street Moeser)
El Cerrito, CA  94530
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Sponsor: Contra Costa Civic Theatre
Telephone: 510-524-9012
Contact Name: Holly Winter
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A concert or an album can unlock another world, if you let it. The Motet respect and revere this time-honored phenomenon. Fusing fiery funk, simmering soul, and improvisational inventiveness, the...

Cost: $30.00.

Where:
The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall
2036 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA  94704
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Sponsor: The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall
Telephone: 510-356-4000
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COMEDY OAKLAND, voted "Best Place for Comedy" - 2016 East Bay Express Readers Poll, features up-and-coming comedians alongside industry pros. Our comedians have featured on TV, radio, comedy...

Cost: $15 online / $17 at the door.

Where:
Spice Monkey Restaurant & Bar
1628 Webster St
Oakland, CA  94612
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Sponsor: Samson Koletkar
Telephone: 510-214-2626
Contact Name: Samson Koletkar
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San Francisco Premium Outlets invites shoppers to relieve their winter blues with a little retail therapy this season during our Shop Away Your Winter Blues sale from February 15-28. Find enormous...

Cost: free

Where:
San Francisco Premium Outlets
2774 Livermore Outlets Drive
Livermore, CA  94551
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Back by popular demand! Superstar gardener Marian Woodard presents a very special opportunity to learn the most effective, most natural, deeply earth-centered gardening practices in this 6- week...

Cost: $40/class or $200/series (save $40)

Where:
Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center
315 Cortsen Rd.
Pleasant Hill, CA  94523
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Sponsor: Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center and Sustainable Contra Costa
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A brand new digital art exhibition featuring 29 artists from the DAC (digital Artists Collective) in collaboration with Expressions Gallery of Berkeley.  Show runs from October 27-February 23,...

Cost: free

Where:
Berkeley Central Arts passage
2055 Center Street
berkeley, CA  94703
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Sponsor: Expressions Gallery
Telephone: 510-644-4930
Contact Name: Rinna Flohr
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500 Additional Parking Spaces are HERE! Parking is even easier at San Francisco Premium Outlets. In addition to 500 additional parking spaces, our Parking Made Easy program allows upfront parking...

Cost: Free

Where:
San Francisco Premium Outlets
2774 Livermore Outlets Dr
Livermore, CA  94551
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All fitness levels are invited to enjoy a series of free ESSENTRICS fitness classes with Julie Loder at Bay Street, every Saturday in February and March, from 10-11 a.m., next to Athleta....

Cost: Free

Where:
Bay Street Emeryville - Center Plaza
5616 Bay Street
Emeryville, CA  94608
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Sponsor: Bay Street Emeryville
Telephone: 510-655-4002
Contact Name: Tharasa Athauda
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Saturdays, February 2-May 25, 10:00 AM-3:00 PM Calling All Eco-Explorers! Youth ages 5-15 will be up to their elbows in FREE, hands-on activities. Learning through fun interactive, nature...

Cost: Free

Where:
Peralta Hacienda Historical Park
2465 34th Avenue
Oakland, CA  94601
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Sponsor: Peralta Hacienda Historical Park
Telephone: 510-532-9142
Contact Name: Miguel Lopez
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November 10, 2018-March 17, 2019 Discover connections between art and science through colorful renderings by artist Ray Troll and the research of paleontologist Kirk Johnson, who made an...

Cost: Museum admission cost, free to $16

Where:
Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak Street
Oakland, CA  94607
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Sponsor: Oakland Museum of California
Telephone: 510-318-8400
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Be a part of the first ever Bay Street Art Wall to celebrate love and diversity through artistic expression. Free to participate, all ages are invited to join @kblx1029 radio personality Sterling...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bay Street Emeryville - Center Plaza
5616 Bay Street
Emeryville, CA  94608
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Sponsor: Bay Street Emeryville
Telephone: 510-655-4002
Contact Name: Tharasa Athauda
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Visit Breweries in the Uptown District of Oakland Uptown has been touted as the arts and entertainment district and is one of the hottest neighborhoods in Oakland. It also happens to have great...

Cost: 69.00

Where:
In front of the Latham Square Plaza Fountain
1615 Broadway
Oakland, CA  94612
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Sponsor: Whole Brew World
Telephone: 925-725-5029
Contact Name: Jean Calixto
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Exhibition featuring local, National and International artists... paintings, photographs, drawings, collage, sculpture, arts & crafts.  Gifts, cards & more for sale.

Cost: free

Where:
Expressions Gallery
2035 Ashby Avenue
Berkeley, CA  94703
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Sponsor: Expressions Gallery
Telephone: 510-644-4930
Contact Name: Rinna Flohr
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Saturday, Feb 23, 1:30pm Potluck Begins, Concert 2:00pm - 5:15pm Middle Eastern Treasures concert and feast presented by Mary Ellen Donald: Internationally acclaimed author, instructor, and...

Cost: $25 in advance, $30 at door ($10 children under 12).

Where:
Alameda Elks Lodge, 3rd floor
2255 Santa Clara Avenue
Alameda, CA  94501
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Sponsor: Mary Ellen Donald
Telephone: 510-654-3786
Contact Name: Mary Ellen Donald
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Whole Foods Market Oakland Invites Community to Mural Unveiling and Celebration The event also includes tastings and meet and greet with Chef Tanya Holland plus a pop-up market of local vendors...

Cost: Free

Where:
Whole Foods Market Oakland
230 Bay Pl
Parking area
Oakland, CA  94612
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City Center Bishop Ranch will host its first community Block Party on Saturday, February 23 from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in Alexander Square. The complimentary block party will feature live...

Cost: FREE

Where:
City Center Bishop Ranch
6000 Bollinger Canyon Road
San Ramon, CA  94583
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The Marsh Berkeley extends Lisa Rothman’s Dragon in the Drop-Off Lane. This hilarious and cautionary tale describes what happens when Rothman’s Oakland-raised kids venture into the...

Cost: $20-$35 sliding scale, $55-$100 reserved

Where:
The Marsh Berkeley
2120 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA  94704
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Sponsor: The Marsh
Telephone: 415-282-3055
Contact Name: The Marsh
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Yours Humanly, an international organization that funds local and global efforts to provide underprivileged children in underserved communities access to educational programs and resources, is...

Cost: $200/person. Use Coupon Code DIABLO2019 for $50 off per ticket

Where:
Blackhawk Automotive Museum
3700 Blackhawk Plaza Circle
Danville, CA  94506
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Sponsor: Yours Humanly
Telephone: 925-680-9700
Contact Name: Yours Humanly
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Rapidly expanding research demonstrates that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional wellbeing, less anxiety, depression and stress, building resilience, preventing burn-out,...

Cost: 500

Where:
Union Bank Hospitality Room, East Mall Japantown
Japan Center Malls
1675 Post Street
San Francisco, CA  94115
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COMEDY OAKLAND, voted "Best Place for Comedy" - 2016 East Bay Express Readers Poll, features up-and-coming comedians alongside industry pros. Our comedians have featured on TV, radio, comedy...

Cost: $20 online / $25 at the door.

Where:
Spice Monkey Restaurant & Bar
1628 Webster St
Oakland, CA  94612
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Sponsor: Samson Koletkar
Telephone: 510-214-2626
Contact Name: Samson Koletkar
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Temirzhan Yerzhanov launched his international career by winning the Gold Medal at the International Robert Schumann Piano Competition in Zwickau, Germany, and now continues to perform as an...

Cost: Donation at door ($20 avg, $10 Students). All are Welcome!

Where:
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
1924 Trinity Avenue
Walnut Creek, CA  94596
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Sponsor: St. Paul's Concert Series
Telephone: 925-297-0134
Contact Name: Deborah Webster
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Feb 21, 22, 23, Thu-Sat 7:30pm, also Sat 2pm Creatures of Impulse at Firehouse Arts Center. 12th Season of Teen Improv games, scenes, and prizes! Bay Area teen improv teams "compete"...

Cost: Students $7, General $12.

Where:
Firehouse Arts Center
4444 Railroad Avenue
Pleasanton, CA  94566
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Sponsor: City of Pleasanton Firehouse Arts Center
Telephone: 925-931-4828
Contact Name: Mark Duncanson
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$25 suggested donation For tickets, please call Danville Music at 925-743-0898 The Quitters are a guitar duo consisting of Stevie Coyle, a right-side up finger picker, and Glenn Houston, an...

Cost: $25 suggested donation

Where:
Danville Music
115 E. Town & Country Dr.
Danville, CA  94526
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Immerse yourself in the world of art, sculpture, and invention during our winter concert, Movement of Colors. This kaleidoscopic program connects to visual art through meditations on the works of...

Cost: $5-30.

Where:
David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA  94704
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Sponsor: Clerestory
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February 15-March 10, 2019; Fri-Sat at 8pm; Sun at 2pm Thirty-five-year-old Felix Humble is a Cambridge astrophysicist in search of a unified field theory, but after the sudden death of his...

Cost: $11-$32.

Where:
Contra Costa Civic Theatre
951 Pomona Ave (cross street Moeser)
El Cerrito, CA  94530
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Sponsor: Contra Costa Civic Theatre
Telephone: 510-524-9012
Contact Name: Holly Winter
Website »

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Written by America's only Nobel Prize winning playwright Eugene O'Neill, Ah, Wilderness! celebrates life at the turn-of-the-century, and provides a tender, retrospective portrait of small...

Cost: $15-$29

Where:
Douglas Morrisson Theatre
22311 N. Third Street
Hayward, CA  94546
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Website »

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COMEDY OAKLAND, voted "Best Place for Comedy" - 2016 East Bay Express Readers Poll, features up-and-coming comedians alongside industry pros. Our comedians have featured on TV, radio, comedy...

Cost: $18 online / $20 at the door.

Where:
Spice Monkey Restaurant & Bar
1628 Webster St
Oakland, CA  94612
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Sponsor: Samson Koletkar
Telephone: 510-214-2626
Contact Name: Samson Koletkar
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