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Top Tickets: February 13-19

This week in the East Bay, enjoy two new art exhibitions, sample Girl Scout cookies and wine, catch a documentary set in Oakland, and more.

Migration / Vessel Gallery


Translations: Painting and Poetry

2/15-3/14 The cold wax works by Jerry McLaughlin and Rebecca Crowell in the Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery’s latest exhibition were crafted in response to the poetry of Spanish icon Federico Garcia Lorca and Irish Nobel laureate Seamus Haney. The literary art will be displayed beside the visual. jenniferperlmuttergallery.com.


Food and Drink

Girl Scout Cookie and Wine Walk

2/15 Meander down Spirits Alley in Alameda on a Saturday afternoon while enjoying Thin Mints and Tagalongs, pours from three Alameda wineries, and picturesque views of the San Francisco skyline. A ticket to the event will also get you a small tasting glass and a raffle entry. eventbrite.com.




2/15-3/21 Catch a first look at Vessel Gallery’s new location on Oakland’s 23rd Street during their latest exhibition, Migration. The show features work from eight artists and looks at human and animal migration due to various external forces from different lenses. vessel-gallery.com.


The Atlas of Reds and Blues


Devi S. Laskar Discusses The Atlas of Reds and Blues

2/18 Marie Claire called the effect of The Atlas of Reds and Blues on the reader “devastatingly potent,” and this week, author Devi Laskar visits Berkeley’s Pegasus Books Downtown in celebration of its paperback release. Laskar will be joined on stage by podcaster and author Elizabeth Stark, St. Mary’s College of California adjunct professor Christine O’Brien, and associate professor at the University of San Francisco Vijaya Nagarajan. pegasusbookstore.com.



We Are the Dream: The Kids of Oakland MLK Oratorical Fest

2/18 With local legend Mahershala Ali as an executive producer, We Are the Dream looks at students from across Oakland as they prepare speeches for the 40th Annual MLK Oratorical Festival. The documentary airs on television at 7 p.m. and will be available on demand the next day. hbo.com.


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