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Top Tickets: March 29–April 4

Celebrate springtime with scenic sights, memorable music, an Easter parade, and more.

Kaki King


The Neck Is a Bridge to the Body
3/31 Multimedia musician Kaki King brings her one-woman show to the Firehouse Arts Center in Pleasanton. Using ethereal projections and innovative instrumentation, she busts genres and creates a whole new take on an “unplugged” performance. firehousearts.org.



Inside Out and Back Again
3/31 The Bay Area Children's Theater presents a startling tale of loss, hope, and resilience in this stage adaptation of Thanhha Lai's book of the same name, inspired by her experiences as a Vietnamese refugee. bactheatre.org.



Springtime Saunter
The National Park Service is offering a guided, two-hour hike through the scenic John Muir National Historic Site in Martinez. You’ll learn all about the local flora and fauna and celebrate the changing seasons (and the warming weather) at the East Bay’s beautiful Mount Wanda. nphs.gov/jomu.


UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley


Naturally Dyed Eggs
Get crafty this Easter, and learn to dye your own eggs with plant-based colors from nature. This hands-on workshop at the University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley includes four eggs to decorate and take home with you. botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu.



Union Street Easter Parade and Spring Celebration
Hop across the Bay for San Francisco’s annual Easter bash full of food, contests, and fun for the whole family. The festival lasts all day long, but the highlight is the Union Street parade, which has been known to feature everything from vintage cars to roller-blading cows! sresproductions.com.

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