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Top Tickets: January 25–31

Circus acts and A’s alums will help beat the rainy day blues this week.


Get Over It
1/26–1/27 The Circus Center’s raucous but good-humored cabaret show invites guests to sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride, with live music and circus acts from around the Bay Area. circuscenter.org.


Saint Mary's College of California Performing Arts





Rooted and Awakening
1/26–1/28 Saint Mary’s College’s M.F.A in Dance students present their meditations on cultural appropriation and the human soul at Dance Mission Theater in San Francisco. stmarys-ca.edu.






Food and Drink

The Umami Experience
Explore the scientific side of your palate at Public Market Emeryville’s Periodic Table, as local chefs and chemists explain the art and science of umami. The afternoon includes small plates and carefully curated drink pairings—and you can walk away with discounted bottles of sake, too! theperiodictable.bar.


Oakland Athletics


Oakland A’s Fan Fest 2018
The Oakland A’s are kicking off the 2018 season with this fun and free festival at Jack London Square, featuring famous A’s alumni, coaches, and presenters. jacklondonsquare.com.



Musicians from Marlboro
Cal Performances presents this prestigious touring string quartet with clarinetist Anthony McGill for an evening of symphonic classics by Beethoven, Brahms, and Penderecki at Berkeley’s Hertz Hall. calperformances.org.

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