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Top Tickets: March 7–13

Watch some stand-up, listen to a book reading, and get your art on this week.

Fantasy Forum Actors Ensemble


The Emperor’s New Clothes
The Fantasy Forum Actors Ensemble performs this classic Hans Christian Andersen tale at the Lesher Center for the Arts. The family-friendly show has a short run time of 50 minutes. lesherartscenter.org.



Taylor Jenkins Reid: Daisy Jones and The Six
Rock ’n’ roll radiates through Taylor Jenkins Reid’s engrossing novel about the Los Angeles music scene in the 1960s and ’70s. Meet the author behind the much-buzzed-about work at Rakestraw Books in Danville. rakestrawbooks.com.



Guy Torry
 Pleasanton’s Tommy T’s Comedy Club welcomes comedian and actor Guy Torry (who has appeared on Def Comedy Jam and Last Comic Standing) for two nights of laughter. tommyts.com/pleasanton.


Center for Community Arts




Arts After Dark
At this 21-and-over event, try hand-building with clay for a little post-work creativity. Hosted by the Center for Community Arts in Walnut Creek, participants can sip beer or wine during art-making, karaoke singing, and dancing. All proceeds from the evening benefit Community Arts’ scholarship programs. communityarts.org




The Barber of Seville
3/9–3/10, 3/16–3/17
“It will be played as long as Italian opera exists,” Beethoven told The Barber of Seville’s composer, Gioachino Rossini. Indeed, the Livermore Valley Opera mounts a production of the vibrant and hilarious tale of love and lust this month at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore. livermorevalleyopera.com.

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