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Top Tickets: January 2-8

This week, savor a festive holiday tea, watch the Golden Globes on the big screen, enjoy the creations of local artists, and more.

The Tragedy of King Richard the Second / The Modern


The Tragedy of King Richard the Second

1/2 Head to the Bankhead Theater in Livermore for a National Theatre Live encore screening, starring Simon Russell Beale at the Almeida Theatre in London. In this classic Shakespearean tragedy, Richard II finds his right to the throne in a chaotic kingdom challenged by Bolingbroke. lvpac.org.





Pacific Mambo Orchestra / Yoshi's


Pacific Mambo Orchestra

1/2-1/3 The Bay Area’s Pacific Mambo Orchestra brings their Latin Big Band stylings to Yoshi’s in Oakland for four shows. The band—which is comprised of four trumpets, four trombones, five saxophones, piano, congas, bass, bongos, and timbales, in addition to their two lead singers—won a Grammy in 2014. yoshis.com.



The 77th Golden Globe Awards

1/5 The Golden Globe Awards honor the best of film and television. At the New Parkway Theater in Oakland, enjoy the glitz and glamour on the big screen from the comfort of cozy seating and food delivered right to you during the show. thenewparkway.com.



Twelfth Night Tea and Tour

1/5 Visit the 135-year-old Cohen Bray House in Oakland to celebrate 2020 with a festive holiday tea, featuring sandwiches and sweets, in the formal dining room and a tour of the Victorian home, complete with family stories. cohenbrayhouse.org.



Imagination Expressed

1/8-3/15 Pleasanton’s Museum on Main presents the latest iteration of their annual exhibition in conjunction with the Pleasanton Art League, highlighting stunning pieces created by Tri Valley artists. museumonmain.org.


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