Top Tickets: February 28–March 6
Get ready to Rock the CASA, shop ‘til you drop at the White Elephant Sale, learn about psychedelic plants, and more.
2/28–3/23 Lafayette’s Town Hall Theatre stages the California premiere of this play by Melissa James Gibson, which follows 10-year-old Sasha as she works on a report about the Brooklyn Bridge with the help of her extraordinary neighbors. townhalltheatre.com.
Dan Ashley Presents: Rock the CASA
3/2 The ABC-7 News anchor presents his annual charity concert at the Lesher Center for the Arts to raise money in support of underserved children. This year’s event features a performance from “Lady Marmalade” singer and all-around legend Patti LaBelle. rockthecasa.org.
White Elephant Sale
3/2–3/3 Treasure hunters can go wild at Northern California’s largest rummage sale. This 60th annual event—held in a 96,000-square-foot warehouse on Oakland’s Lancaster Street—benefits the Oakland Museum of California’s exhibitions and programs. whiteelephantsale.org.
Psychedelic Plants: Peyote, Tobacco, and Ayahuasca
3/3 The UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley hosts ethnobotanist Kathleen Harrison in a discussion of the botany, chemistry, and indigenous history of psychedelic plants and their impact on ancient and modern cultures. Reserve your spot online. botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu.
Pianist Kevin Ayesh
3/3 Accomplished pianist Kevin Ayesh performs a special guest concert at Saint Mary’s College of California. Having received accolades for his work all over the world, Ayesh takes the chapel’s stage for a musical evening. stmarys-ca.edu.