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Top Tickets: February 22–28

From cozy cabarets to fantastic festivals, the Bay has something for everyone this week.

David Allen


Widowers’ Houses
2/20–­3/4 Romance, comedy, and sharp satire all in one, this Aurora Theatre Company production in Berkeley takes on issues of gentrification and social responsibility that are as relevant today as they were when George Bernard Shaw wrote it in 1892. auroratheatre.org.



Art and Craft Beer
Walnut Creek’s Bedford Art Gallery hosts a combination beer sampling “crafternoon” and art showing, where visitors can view the gallery’s latest exhibit, Seed Vortex, and learn how to make a variety of items such as homemade mustard! bedfordgallery.org.


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Chinese New Year Parade
A tradition spanning more than 150 years, America’s largest Chinese New Year Parade returns to downtown San Francisco with floats, fairs, a pageant, and more. chineseparade.com.



This One’s For You: The Songs of Barry Manilow
2/25 Local performers bring the iconic musical stylings of Barry Manilow to the stage at the Firehouse Arts Center in Pleasanton, with a hip, cabaret twist. firehousearts.org.



Follow Your Heart
2/28–3/4 Featuring film favorites from Mickey to Elsa, this Disney on Ice production comes to Oakland’s Oracle Arena for an evening of magic and memories. disneyon​ice.com.

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