Wild@Night Kiss and Tail!
2/8 Walnut Creek’s Lindsay Wildlife Experience hosts this love-filled event for all those ready to mingle. Enjoy eats and drinks, live music, meet-and-greets with animal ambassadors, and more at this fun happy hour. lindsaywildlife.org.
2/8 The Russian National Ballet brings an episode from Miguel de Cervantes’ classic book to life, with help from composer Leon Minkus, in this stunning traditional ballet performance at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore. lvpac.org.
2/10 The Emmy-nominated Real Time host sets his sharp, boundary-breaking tongue to work in his stand-up show at Oakland’s Fox Theater. Expect to hear Maher’s in-depth musings on the current political atmosphere. thefoxoakland.com.
East Bay Comic Con
2/10 The East Bay’s own comic convention brings the original Flash (aka John Wesley Shipp), artist Arthur Adams (known for his work on many Marvel titles), and more illustrators and entertainers—along with plenty of vendors and creative costumes—to the Crowne Plaza in Concord. eastbaycomiccon.com.
2/10, 2/12–2/13 Robert Cray’s inventive blend of blues, soul, and R&B has earned him five Grammy Awards and a place in the Blues Hall of Fame. Catch him when his tour stops at Livermore’s Bankhead Theater and Yoshi’s in Oakland. lvpac.org, yoshis.com.