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Top Tickets: March 8–14

The East Bay reimagines the past and shares stories of the future this week with film, theater, art, and more.



Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery/Jill Taffet, Abiogenesis III, HD Video Loop, Augmented Reality/ “Perspicaris” by Judith White Marcellini

Art

Bio-Genesis
3/8 Artists Jill Taffet and Judith White Marcellini join forces at the Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery in Lafayette for an exploration of art, science and the very beginnings of life on Earth. Check out the opening night reception, which features a talk with the artists. jenniferperlmuttergallery.com.

 

Fundraiser

Ragin’ Cajun
3/9
This celebration of New Orleans food, culture, and style returns for its 10th year at Pleasanton’s Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery. Dance the night away and dig in to some traditional Cajun eats, all while supporting the Sarah J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation. healingtherapiesfoundation.org.

 

Theater

A Number
3/9–5/6 Set in a near future that rides the line between fantastical and scientific, this thrilling, psychological drama presented by Aurora Theatre Company in Berkeley explores identity, family, and redemption through the lens of human cloning. auroratheatre.org.

 

Zeitgeist Films

 

 

 

 

Film

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
3/9 Everyone knows Hedy Lamarr as an icon of early Hollywood, but most people don’t know that she was also a brilliant inventor whose discoveries shaped modern communications. This documentary shares her untold story at Berkeley’s Shattuck Cinemas and San Francisco’s Clay Theatre starting this Friday. landmarktheatres.com.

 

 

 

 

 

Wine

Barrel Tasting Weekend
3/10–3/11
Head to Livermore for a taste of the wine country in your own backyard. Dozens of Livermore Valley wineries, distilleries, and breweries are coming together to host a special weekend of brunches, raffles, and scenic sampling tours to sip and celebrate the area’s most distinguished drinks. lvwine.org.


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