Arts & Events

Don't Miss This!

By Dorothy Snodgrass
Sunday February 05, 2012 - 05:16:00 PM

For the Groundhog Day faithful, recent mild weather has fostered a widespread expectation that Punxsutawney Phil would predict an early spring. He dashed the hope in seconds. But we in the Bay Area, with its moderate temperature, have no need to worry about frigid weather. And we're happy to offer several "heart-warming" activities in weeks to come. 

Bill Cosby, One Night Only, Saturday, Feb. 11 8:30 p.m. Paramount Theatre, Oakland, 1-800-745-3000. 

"On Grace," written and performed by Anna Deavere Smith, Feb. 17-18, 7:30 p.m. $50-$150. Grace Cathedral, S.F. (415) 392-4400. 

"Ghost Light," Tony Taccone, based on the historic assassination of Mayor George Moscone. Berkeley Rep. Theatre (510) 647-2949. 

"The Rat Pack," Musical Salute to Frank, Dean and Joey. Dinner Show, Friday, Feb. 24. Zio Fraedo's, 611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill (925) 933-9091. 

"Forever Tango", Luis Bravo, Feb. 14-19, Marines' Memorial Theatre, S.F. (415) 771-6900. 

"Stabat Mater," Smuin Ballet. A response to the Sept. 11 attacks. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts. Feb. 22-26. (415) 556-5000. 

"Jubilate", A celebration in song. San Francisco Boys' Chorus, Sat. Feb. 11th, 5:30 and 7:30. Free admission. St. Dominic's Catholic Church, S.F. (415) 673-0430. 

"Shatner's World," (Star Trek star), a one-man force-of-nature; anecdotes, songs, jokes, etc. March 11, 7 p.m. Orpheum Theatre. (888-746-1799. 

"Blue/Orange, written by Joe Penhall), Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, 450 Post St., S.F. Feb. 8 - March 12. (415) 474-8200. 

2012 California Independent Film Festival. Eleven feature films, 23 short films, 7 documentaries. Feb. 10-16. The New Rheem Theatre, Moraga, www.Caiff. Org. 

Jackie Evancho, eleven year old soprano sensation. Monday, March 26th 7:30 p.m. Davies Symphony Hall (415) 392-4400. 

Marin Designers' Showcase. Bay Area designers create rooms benefitting the Contemporary Architecture of Villa Belvedere. Through Feb. 26, Daily lunch from 11:30 - 2: p.m. $20. (415) 479-5710. 

Tribal & Textile Arts, Fine Arts of Native Cultures, Feb. 10-12, Gala Preview Feb. 9th - 6- 9 P.M. Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion, (415) 750-3518, 

"Victoria's Reel Blondes," Village Theatre in Danville. Feb. 24-26, March 2-4, 9-10. (925) 736-2858. 

Showman Craig Jessup will perform show tunes with romantic themes for Valentine's Day. Feb. 13-14, 8 p.m. Eureka Theatre, 215 Jackson St. S.F. (415) 392-4400. 

"A Steady Rain," West Coast Premiere, "A gritty, rich, poetic and entirely gripping noir tale." Marin Theatre Company, 397 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley, Now through Feb. 26. (415) 388-5208. 

"Higher," by Carey Perloff, starring Concetta Tomei, who made her ACT debut 15 years ago, in previews. Through Feb. 12. American Conservatory Theatre. $10-$65. (415) 79-2228. 

"Becky Shaw," by Gina Gionfridda, directed by Amy Glazer. Through March 1 0th at S.F. Playhouse, 533 Sutter St. (415) 677-9596. 

Oops- have to go now -- it's time for the Super Bowl!