Top Tickets: February 14–20
It’s all about celebrating love with movies, chocolate, flowers, and more in the Bay Area.
Free Movie Night
2/14 The second Thursday of each month, Diablo hosts a free movie night at the Orinda Theatre. For Valentine’s Day, watch Audrey Hepburn fall for Gary Cooper in Love in the Afternoon. lamorindatheatres.com.
After Dark: Chocolate
2/15 Discover how the food of the gods goes from an almost inedible fruit to a delicious bar with demonstrations, talks, and a tasting flight at San Francisco’s Exploratorium. exploratorium.edu.
Lectures and Lasers: Movie Night
2/15 This months’ edition of Lectures and Lasers at Chabot Space and Science Center is a special screening of Back to the Future, followed by a musically choreographed laser show in the planetarium. chabotspace.org.
2/16 See actor, writer, producer, and all-around funnyman Ken Jeong at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland, where the Hangover star will reflect on his journey from doctor to scene-stealing comedian. paramounttheatre.com.
Plant Love Valentine’s Tour
2/16 Participate in a presentation and docent-led tour of the San Francisco Botanical Garden while marveling over the garden’s blooming magnolias with a glass of wine, light snack, and DIY planting activity. sfbg.org.