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Top Tickets: April 4–10

Celebrate spring with a festival of colors, a scientific look at baseball, a stellar dance performance, and more this week in the East Bay.

Holi Festival


6th Annual Holi Festival Celebration
Take part in the colorful celebration of Holi—an ancient Indian festival that ushers in the beginning of spring—at Bishop Ranch. Participants will learn about the festival’s rich history with the throwing of colors, live music, henna tattoos, and more. citycenterbishopranch.com.



First Friday: The Science of Baseball
If you’ve ever wondered what the inside of a baseball looks like or how to measure the momentum of a fastball, then head to Chabot Space and Science Center for the science of baseball, featuring a special appearance from Oakland Athletics mascot Stomper. chabotspace.org.



Early Rubens
Across the Bay Bridge, the Legion of Honor museum in San Francisco presents the influential paintings and paper works of a young Peter Paul Rubens. The exhibition—the first of its kind to explore the early part of the Belgian master’s career—follows Rubens’ meteoric rise as a 17th century art-world celebrity. legionofhonor.famsf.org.


Andrew Eccles


Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
The group that’s been called “the most exciting dance company in the world” thrills with a movement-based exploration of the African American experience at Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall. Most shows include Alvin Ailey’s signature piece, Revelations, and two matinees feature a special program highlighting 30 years of his iconic choreography. calperformances.org.



Weezer and The Pixies
Indie-rock legends The Pixies join forces with alt-pop favorite Weezer at the Oracle Arena for a night of catchy hooks and ’90s nostalgia. Expect the crowd to go wild for The Pixies’ hit “Hey” and Weezer’s recent cover of Toto’s “Africa.” oraclearena.com.

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