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Top Tickets: February 27-March 4

This week, attend the performance of an Anton Chekhov play, spend Leap Day immersed in art, participate in a relaxing afternoon tea, and more.

The Cherry Orchard / Stu Selland


The Cherry Orchard

2/27-3/21 In this classic play by Anton Chekhov, Lafayette’s Town Hall Theatre Company tells the story of a woman who returns home to her family’s Russian estate—featuring their beloved cherry orchard—only to find it in danger of being auctioned to pay off familial debts. townhalltheatre.com.





Courtesy of Lindsay Wildlife Experience


10th Annual Faces of Wildlife Gala

2/29 In Walnut Creek, Lindsay Wildlife Experience’s largest annual fundraiser gives visitors the opportunity to get up close and personal with the owls, hawks, and other animal ambassadors while enjoying a catered dinner, live music and dancing, and silent and live auctions in support of wildlife education and rehabilitation. lindsaywildlife.org.



Leap Year Day Art Open Studios

2/29 There’s an extra day on the calendar this year—and what better way to spend it than surrounded by art? Bothwell Arts Center in Livermore offers visitors the opportunity to interact with the center’s working artists, see creative demonstrations, learn about classes offered, and even participate in an arts activity themselves. bothwell.lvpac.org.


Food and Drink

Victorian Tea Time

2/29 Ruth Boon’s Forest Home Farms property in San Ramon is now a sixteen-acre, stunning municipal park. Don’t miss the opportunity to sip afternoon tea in a tranquil setting while learning about the estate’s collection of antique dishware and the history of tea drinking. sanramon.ca.gov.



Welcome to Our Space? A Town Hall on Audience Interactions

3/2 Aurora Theatre Company welcomes local companies (the Shotgun Players, Theatre Bay Area, Z Space, and Calling Up Justice) for a free community discussion and panel exploring ways that the Bay Area artistic community can create a more inclusive theatergoing atmosphere. auroratheatre.org.


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