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The Hit List: February

The month’s top events and happenings.


Michael Ondaatje / Marc Aspinall

Michael Ondaatje

2/12 Michael Ondaatje, author of The English Patient, joins the Saint Mary’s College creative writing department for a reading and guest lecture at The Infinity Club Lounge in San Francisco. Ondaatje’s novel won the Booker Prize for Fiction and was made into a movie that took home an Academy Award. stmarys-ca.edu.


Food and Drink

Benicia Wine and Chocolate Walk
Get into the Valentine’s Day spirit with a hand-in-hand stroll down First Street, where you can sample wine and chocolate pairings inside more than 20 downtown businesses. beniciamainstreet.org.


courtesy of West Coast Performing Arts Presenters


Come Together: The Beatles Concert Experience
The West Coast Performing Arts Presenters take you through Beatles history—from their rise to pop stardom in the 1960s, to the Sgt. Pepper era, to their solo careers—at the Lesher Center for the Arts. lesherartscenter.org.



Tim Lee at the Bankhead Theater
With a Ph.D. in ecology and evolution, comedian and UC Davis grad (and YouTube sensation) Tim Lee brings his stand-up comedy and science show to the Bankhead Theater. livermoreperformingarts.org


Chris Haston/NBC

Watch Grimm

Catch Alamo-raised Bree Turner as Rosalee Calvert in the fairy tale–themed drama Grimm. The show returns to NBC for a sixth season on January 29. nbc.com.

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