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Top Tickets: March 5-11

This week, explore the idea of home through art, take an in-depth look at the work of one of the world’s most acclaimed filmmakers, and more.


Kwame Alexander with Lori Mortensen, Chloe Bristol, and Mintie Das

3/5 Mrs. Dalloway’s Literary and Garden Arts welcomes Newbery Medal-winning and National Book Award-nominated author Kwame Alexander to highlight two authors and an illustrator with new books released under Alexander’s Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Versify imprint. mrsdalloways.com.


The Godfather / BAMPFA


Francis Ford Coppola and 50 Years of American Zoetrope

Starts 3/5 The Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive celebrates the trailblazing work of Francis Ford Coppola and his company in their latest film series. Movie showings will start on March 5 with The Godfather, and continue throughout the summer with a slew of titles and dates still to be announced. bampfa.org.



Carried Places

3/6-4/11 Pleasanton’s Harrington Gallery examines the nature of home and memory in their latest exhibition, particularly through the eyes of displaced individuals, and explores the way both can impact one’s identity. firehousearts.org.


Courtesy of City Center Bishop Ranch


Women Made Meet the Makers Pop-Up

3/7-3/29 City Center Bishop Ranch teams up with Women Made to honor Women’s History Month with a pop-up store promoting an array of female designers, artists, and business owners. Visitors will be able to shop for clothing, art, home goods, and more every Saturday and Sunday, and Opening Day festivities will include the chance to create your own gemstone necklace, cards, and terrariums. shopwomenmade.com, citycenterbishopranch.com.



White Elephant Public Sale

3/7-3/8 The Oakland Museum of California’s beloved annual White Elephant Sale is a must for die-hard estate sale shoppers, and promises untold treasures in categories ranging from clothing to furniture to sporting equipment and more. All purchases help support OMCA’s educational programs and exhibitions, and last year, the sale raised more than $2 million. whiteelephantsale.org.


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