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Top Tickets: February 15–21

Music, a comedy show, and tales of revolution are being served up this week.

Bay Area Book Festival / Mother Jones


A Conversation with Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele
Author Asha Bandele and Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors discuss their new book, When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir, at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. baybookfest.org.



It’s Not Them, It’s Us
Catch comedian Liz Grant at Danville’s Village Theatre for a special stand-up show on dating and relationships. villagetheatreshows.com.


Courtesy of Lemon Bucket Orkestra


Counting Sheep: A Guerrilla Folk Opera
Canada’s Lemon Bucket Orkestra tells an exuberant tale of the Ukrainian revolution in this performance at the Oakland Metro Operahouse. But this is no traditional opera: It’s a multimedia experience that encourages audiences to sing, dance, and join arms in resistance. calperformances.org.



Ludwig and Leonard
The Lesher Center for the Arts hosts this orchestral ode to two greats, as the Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra performs some of Leonard Bernstein and Ludwig van Beethoven’s most iconic arrangements. lesherartscenter.com.



Noise Pop Music and Arts Festival
This indie music, arts, and film fest returns for its 26th year. See international stars and Bay Area artists—including the Oakland-based band Tune-Yards—perform at venues in Oakland and San Francisco. noisepopfest.com.

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