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Top Tickets: February 3-9
The Super Bowl isn’t the only hot event happening this week. Check out an incredible one-woman show, a wine stroll through downtown Pleasanton, girls night out in Blackhawk Plaza, a Frank Sinatra ballet, and a street party to welcome the Year of the Tiger. Here are your Top Tickets…
Through February 27: The Syringa Tree
Center REP presents Pamela Gien’s 2001 Obie Award–winning play about two families in 1960’s South Africa—one black, one white, and the two children that are born into their shared household. Astoundingly, all 28 roles are played by one actress: Shannon Koob. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek, $18–$41, (925) 943-7469, lesherartscenter.org.
February 4: Truffles, Tidbits, and Wine Tasting
At Pleasanton’s popular annual wine stroll, Livermore Valley red and white wines, ports, dessert wines, and champagnes are paired with sweet treats and hors d’oeuvres at participating downtown businesses. Get your ticket early—this event sells out every year. Main Street, Pleasanton, 6–9 p.m., $25–$30, (925) 484-2199, pleasantondowntown.net.
February 5: Girls Night Out
Pamper yourself with an evening of beauty, fashion, wine, music, and special offers—including a wine and art reception at Blackhawk Gallery, a free one-week pass at Crunch Gym, cupcakes and champagne at Dollhouse Lingerie, $100 off a pair of glasses at Visual Expressions, and much more. See website for details. Blackhawk Plaza, Danville, 5–8 p.m., free, (925) 736-2751, shopblackhawkplaza.com.
February 5–6: Fly Me to the Moon
Smuin Ballet continues its Walnut Creek season with Fly Me to the Moon, an entertaining dance tribute to Frank Sinatra featuring many of his hits. Rounding out the evening are Amy Seiwert’s Soon These Two Worlds, set to music by Kronos Quartet, and Michael Smuin’s dramatic ballet Medea. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek, $18–$56, (925) 943-7469, smuinballet.org.
February 6–7: Lunar New Year Bazaar
Celebrate the Year of the Tiger at Oakland Chinatown’s Lunar New Year Bazaar. Enjoy dragon and lion dancing, martial arts demonstrations, and Chinese cultural music, and shop for traditional decorations, flowers, gifts, and candies. Oakland Chinatown, Ninth Street at Franklin, Oakland, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., free, (510) 893-8979, oaklandchinatownchamber.org.
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