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Top Tickets: February 28–March 6

Get ready to Rock the CASA, shop ‘til you drop at the White Elephant Sale, learn about psychedelic plants, and more.



Rock the CASA

Theater

Brooklyn Bridge
2/28–3/23
Lafayette’s Town Hall Theatre stages the California premiere of this play by Melissa James Gibson, which follows 10-year-old Sasha as she works on a report about the Brooklyn Bridge with the help of her extraordinary neighbors. townhalltheatre.com.

 

Fundraiser

Dan Ashley Presents: Rock the CASA
3/2
The ABC-7 News anchor presents his annual charity concert at the Lesher Center for the Arts to raise money in support of underserved children. This year’s event features a performance from “Lady Marmalade” singer and all-around legend Patti LaBelle. rockthecasa.org.

 

Shopping

White Elephant Sale
3/2–3/3
Treasure hunters can go wild at Northern California’s largest rummage sale. This 60th annual event—held in a 96,000-square-foot warehouse on Oakland’s Lancaster Street—benefits the Oakland Museum of California’s exhibitions and programs. whiteelephantsale.org.

 

UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley

Science

Psychedelic Plants: Peyote, Tobacco, and Ayahuasca
3/3
The UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley hosts ethnobotanist Kathleen Harrison in a discussion of the botany, chemistry, and indigenous history of psychedelic plants and their impact on ancient and modern cultures. Reserve your spot online. botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu.

 

Music

Pianist Kevin Ayesh
3/3
Accomplished pianist Kevin Ayesh performs a special guest concert at Saint Mary’s College of California. Having received accolades for his work all over the world, Ayesh takes the chapel’s stage for a musical evening. stmarys-ca.edu.