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Top Tickets: January 1-7

Can’t-miss events of the week: Kick off 2015 with some world “travel,” from Shen Yun in Berkeley to Tango Buenos Aires in Livermore.



Shen Yun

 

Happy New Year! It’s typically quiet post holidays, but there are a couple events worth mentioning this week. Travel the world without leaving the East Bay, with Shen Yun’s Chinese history production and Tango Buenos Aires’ Eva Perón tale. There’s more information on those below, plus more great event picks. So grab your calendar, and schedule some fun this week!

STARTING FRIDAY

THEATER // January 2–4: 50 Shades! The Musical Parody
Admit it: You’ve read Fifty Shades of Grey. Now, grab your girlfriends, and head to San Francisco for this sexy and hilarious parody with musical numbers, dirty dancing, and lots of surprises. Marines Memorial Theatre, San Francisco, shnsf.com.

STARTING SUNDAY

KID FUN // January 4: Disney Junior Live
Looking for something to do with your kids, grandkids, nieces, or nephews? This new live show features characters from Disney Junior’s hit series Sofia the First and Jake and the Never Land. Paramount Theatre, Oakland, paramounttheatre.com.

STARTING TUESDAY

WORLD STAGE // January 6–7: Shen Yun
Journey through 5,000 years of Chinese history with music, dance, stories, and dazzling costumes, when Shen Yun Performing Arts company and orchestra visit the East Bay on its world tour. Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley, shenyunperformingarts.org.

STARTING WEDNESDAY

DANCE // January 7: Tango Buenos Aires
The life story of Eva Perón—from growing up in the slums to becoming Argentina’s First Lady—is told through tango music and dance, performed by this troupe direct from Argentina. Bankhead Theater, Livermore, livermoreperformingarts.org.

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