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The List: February

Fashion, flamenco, and a glamorous Oscar party, all in this month's List.


David Allen

food and wine
Truffles, Tidbits, and Wine Tasting
2/3 Take a delicious stroll through downtown Pleasanton, sipping red and white wines, ports, dessert wines, and bubbly, as participating shops offer hors d’oeuvres and sweets. pleasantondowntown.net.

Smuin Ballet
2/4–2/5 San Francisco–based Smuin Ballet brings its winter program to Walnut Creek’s Lesher Center, including Oh, Inverted World, a world-premiere piece by Trey McIntyre set to music from the Shins. smuinballet.org.

Maria de’ Medici (Detail), photographed by Andreas von Einsiedelart
Pulp Fashion
2/5–6/5 Head to the Legion of Honor to see the work of artist Isabelle de Borchgrave, whose collaboration with costume historians and fashion designers has yielded a bevy of gorgeous gowns made from paper. famsf.org.

Sarah McLachlan
2/6 Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and Lilith Fair founder Sarah McLachlan brings her soaring soprano pipes to the Paramount Theatre, performing with Butterfly Boucher and Melissa McClelland. paramounttheatre.com.

The Drowsy Chaperone
2/11–3/5 Diablo Theatre Company presents the East Bay premiere of this musical about an agoraphobic Broadway fanatic who is transported into the world of his favorite show recording. diablotheatre.org.

2/13 Diablo Symphony Orchestra and Brisas de España dance company join forces for a Spanish-themed evening in Walnut Creek, including Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Espagnol and excerpts from Bizet’s Carmen. diablosymphony.org

Courtesy of Live Nationmusic
Four Bitchin’ Babes
2/14 Who says you need to plan a date for Valentine’s Day? Get the girlfriends together for a concert/comedy show at Livermore’s Bankhead Theater about married life, parenthood, PMS, and bling, followed by a Champagne and chocolate reception. livermoreperformingarts.org.

Oscar Party
2/27 Watch the Academy Awards on the big screen at Livermore’s Vine Cinema. Don a party dress for red-carpet photos, enjoy a lucious dessert, and take home a goodie bag. vinecinema.com.

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