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The List: January

Les Misérables, Angela Lansbury, and Oakland Restaurant Week highlight this month’s must-do list.


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Courtesy of Shen Yun

Cultural Arts

Shen Yun
(1/6–1/7)
Journey through 5,000 years of Chinese history with music, dance, stories, and dazzling costumes, when Shen Yun Performing Arts company and orchestra visit Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall on its world tour. shenyunperformingarts.org.

 

Restaurant Week / Cedric Glasier

Food

Oakland Restaurant Week
(1/15–1/25)
Oakland’s dining scene couldn’t be hotter, and what better way to visit the places on your list than 10 days of prix fixe lunches and dinners ranging from $20 to $40. Participants include Camino, Picán, and more. oaklandrestaurantweek.org.

 

Theater

Les Misérables
(1/17–1/31)
Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre continues its season of Broadway favorites with this multiple Tony Award–winning musical about love, redemption, and revolution in 19th century France, at Livermore’s Bankhead Theater. trivalleyrep.org.

 

 

 

courtesy of In the Name of Love

Music

In the Name of Love
(1/18)
This year, the Martin Luther King Jr. musical tribute at Oakland’s Scottish Rite Center focuses on local African American female artists, including Linda Tillery, Faye Carol, and Gina Breedlove. mlktribute.com.

 

 

 

Blithe Spirit  / Johan Persson

Theater

Blithe Spirit
(1/20–2/1)
Acting legend Angela Lansbury reprises her Tony Award–winning role as medium Madame Arcati in this revival of Noël Coward’s popular comedy play, at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Theatre. shnsf.com.

 

Fashion

Wedding Gowns Through the Ages
(1/24–3/14)
If you want to know what was in vogue for brides from the 1890s to 2000s, visit this exhibit of wedding dresses at Danville’s Museum of the San Ramon Valley. museumsrv.org.

 

Art

Christo and Jeanne-Claude
(1/25–3/22)
View more than 100 drawings, sculptures, and photographs tracing the careers of this couple known for large-scale public installations, at Saint Mary’s College Museum of Art. stmarys-ca.edu/museum.


For even more events, check out the Community Calendar and the weekly Top Tickets blog at diablomag.com.

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