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Top Tickets: February 6-12

This week, hear from a sports legend, witness a modern circus performance, celebrate Lunar New Year, and more.


Kaleidoscope Opening Reception

2/8 The Moraga Art Gallery is celebrating its re-opening with a new exhibition—which runs through April 4—highlighting a diverse array of colorful work from twenty-four artists. The opening reception is set to feature live music, complimentary appetizers and wine, and a chance to meet the artists. moragaartgallery.com.


Courtesy of Freight and Salvage


Alphabet Rockers

2/8 Two-time Grammy-nominated musicians the Alphabet Rockers arrive at Berkeley’s Freight and Salvage for back-to-back performances that are sure to inspire and empower young audience members. thefreight.org.



Courtesy of Oakland Museum of California


19th Annual Lunar New Year Celebration and Other Asian Traditions: Year of the Rat

2/8-2/9 Honor Lunar New Year with a two-day festival at the Oakland Museum of California, highlighting celebrations held in China, Korea, Vietnam, Japan, India, and more. The event will feature cultural performances, Asian-influenced eats, traditional and contemporary music, and even a petting zoo. museumca.org.


Courtesy of the Bankhead Theater


Cirque Mechanics: 42ft—A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels

2/9 Looking to experience the wonders and thrills of the circus? At Livermore’s Bankhead Theater, this show will blend classic circus traditions—including performances from acrobatics, strongmen, and aerialists—with mechanical miracles and the spirit of American industrialism. lvpac.org.



Newsmakers: Abby Wambach

2/11 Abby Wambach is a soccer legend—a FIFA World Cup champion and Olympic gold medalist, she holds the record for most goals scored of any male or female player across the globe. This week, she visits Walnut Creek as part of the Lesher Center’s Newsmakers speaker series. lesherartscenter.org.


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