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Top Tickets: February 9–15

This week drop off the kids and plan a date night at the theater, sip some vino, and more.



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Theater

Rent
2/7–2/19 
On its 20th anniversary tour, this rock musical at the Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco about seven struggling artists chasing their dreams in New York City celebrates friendship, creativity, and measuring our lives in love. shnsf.com.

 

Theater

Cole: Starring Michael Griffiths
2/10 
Award-winning cabaret performer Michael Griffiths plays the colorful and gifted songwriter Cole Porter, best known for his early 1900’s hits, including “Anything Goes” and “Night and Day,” onstage at Livermore’s Bankhead Theater. lvpac.org.

 

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Food and Wine

Valentine’s Wine Walk
2/10 Head to Berkeley’s Gourmet Ghetto for a wine-tasting walk, as local and regional wineries pour inside restaurants and shops, and more. Wineries participating this year include Urbano Cellars and Rosenblum Cellars. gourmetghetto.org.

 

Literature

50th California International Antiquarian Book Fair
2/10–2/12 Join Bay Area bibliophiles at the Marriott City Center in Oakland for this three-day book sale, featuring roughly 200 booksellers from around the world, thousands of books, and a special exhibit from The Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley. cabookfair.com.

 

Kids

Kid’s night out! Parent’s night off!
2/11 
Book dinner at a romantic restaurant for an early Valentine’s Day, and drop off the kids at the Oakland Zoo, where they’ll take a guided tour of the animals, meet an animal up close, and play a few games. The evening wraps up with a movie on the big screen. oaklandzoo.org.

 

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Festivals and Fairs

East Bay Comic-Con
2/12
 Rub shoulders with comic book artists and dealers, and iconic actors and directors at the fourth annual Comic-Con at Concord’s Crowne Plaza. Don your wildest costume—prizes are awarded to the best-dressed superhero or fantasy character. eastbaycomiccon.com.


 

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