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Top Tickets: February 8–14

Crafts, cocktails, and concertos are all happening this week in the East Bay.


Food and Drink

Science of Cocktails
Art, science, and mixology meet at the San Francisco Exploratorium’s annual Science of Cocktails event. Local bartenders dream up drinks based on the museum’s exhibitions, while guests are invited to explore museum halls after hours. exploratorium.org.


Noises Off
2/92/11 Catch the final days of the Tony Award–winning farcical comedy Noises Off at the Firehouse Arts Center in Pleasanton. firehousearts.org.

Courtesy of The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra


The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
2/11 Fresh off its second Grammy win, this traveling orchestra presents the West Coast debut of its Beethoven/5 collaboration at Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall, featuring pianist Jonathan Biss and five new concertos based on classics by Beethoven. calperformances.org.


A Botanical Valentine Tea
Bring friends and loved ones for a unique Valentine’s tea party at the UC Botanical Garden, with floral crafts, delicious snacks, and an educational walk through the garden grounds. botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu.


DLUX Puppets
Puppetry and digital effects bring an old classic to life in this family-friendly musical adaptation of Alice in Wonderland at Livermore’s Bankhead Theater. lvpac.org.

To see even more events happening this week, or to submit an event for consideration, visit Diablo’s Community Calendar. Follow Diablo on Twitter or Facebook, and sign up for the A-List e-newsletter so Top Tickets is delivered to your email inbox on Wednesdays. Questions? Comments? E-mail events@maildiablo.com.