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Top Tickets: January 30-February 5

This week in the East Bay, take a trip to Narnia with the Bay Area Children’s Theatre, enjoy wine and chocolate with a special someone in Benicia, and more.

The Children / Elizabeth lada


The Children

1/31-3/1 A West Coast premiere at Aurora Theatre Company, The Children was inspired by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. The play focuses on a married couple and a visiting former coworker, and poses questions about the destruction wreaked when humans try to meddle with nature. auroratheatre.org.



Snapshot 2020

1/31 West Edge Opera and Earplay’s seasonal event aims to informally introduce fledgling operatic works to local audiences. This year’s event features four West Coast-born new works, performed in concert at Berkeley’s Ed Roberts Campus. westedgeopera.org.


Snapshot 2020 / West Edge Opera


The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

2/1-3/15 Step through the wardrobe into the magical land of Narnia with the Bay Area Children’s Theatre in Berkeley, as the Pevensie siblings join Aslan to defeat the White Witch. bactheatre.org.



Downtown Benicia Wine and Chocolate Walk

2/1 Get in the mood for Valentine’s Day with this culinary excursion down Benicia’s first street, as downtown shops offer fine wine and chocolate pairings that loved ones are sure to savor. visitbenicia.org.



A Cappella Live

2/5 Miss the Pitch Perfect movies? Head to Livermore’s Bankhead Theater to witness four internationally renowned all-vocal musical acts—the Filharmonic, Committed, Blake Lewis, and Women of the World—take to the stage to demonstrate their skills. lvpac.org.


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