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lific singer performs his greatest
hits. Tickets $65-$205. SAP
Center, 525 W. Santa Clara St.,
San Jose. 800/745-3000.
Tet Festival. Feb. 8-10, times
vary. Celebrate the Lunar New
Year (Tet) while learning about
Vietnamese culture at this festive
event filled with firecrackers,
the Lion Dance, loads of
delicious food and a cornucopia
of contests, including
watermelon eating, smelling
and the Miss Viet Nam California
$3-$100. Eastridge Mall, 2200
Eastridge Loop, San Jose.
Pacific Art League 2019
Gala. Feb 9, 6-10 p.m. With
this year’s theme of “Art Without
Borders,” the gala celebrates the cultural
diversity of the unique West Coast community,
through the unifying power of art. Tickets
$175. Garden Court Hotel, 520 Cowper
Street, Palo Alto. 650/322-9000.
The Beerwalk. Feb. 9, 2-5 p.m. Stroll downtown
San Jose and discover shops and restaurants
while tasting more than 20 beers, ciders
and sakes. The event raises funds for nonprofit
Bay Area business associations. Tickets $35-
$40; free entry for designated drivers. Downtown
San Jose. 408/ 963-6570.
Volta. Feb. 13-March 24, times vary. Energetic,
urban and contemporary, Cirque de Soleil’s
latest show is a captivating voyage of discovery
that showcases never-before-seen under
the Big Top acrobatics in a visually striking
world. Driven by a stirring melodic score and
inspired in part by the adventurous spirit that
fuels the culture of street sports, Volta is a
story of personal transformation. Santa Clara
County Fairgrounds, 344 Tully Road, San
Tiffany Haddish. Feb. 14, 7 p.m. With multiple
high-profile projects and buzzworthy
appearances to her name, Haddish has quickly
Mardi Gras Official Kick-off Party,
Mar. 5, Mission District, San
established herself as one of the most soughtafter
comedic actresses and performers of her
generation. She can currently be seen opposite
Tracy Morgan on the TBS comedy series “The
Last O.G.,” and appears in several box office
heavy hitters. Tickets $53-$153. City National
Civic, 135 W. San Carlos St., San Jose,
Valentine’s Super Love Jam. Feb. 15, 7:30
p.m. Get your slow jam on with your valentine
with performances by The Legendary
Whispers, The Dramatics featuring L.J.
Reynolds, Heatwave, The Delfonics, Peaches
and Herb, GQ, The Moments, The Lovelites,
Eddie Holman and more. Tickets $30.50-
$52.50. SAP Center, 525 W. Santa Clara St.,
San Jose. 800/745-3000.
San Jose Jazz Winter Fest 2018. Feb. 13-24,
times vary. San Jose Jazz presents its ninth
annual SJZ Winter Fest featuring more than
25 concerts in downtown San Jose, Saratoga
and Palo Alto. The lineup includes jazz’s leading
voices and emerging talents
in club-like settings and some
of the Bay Area’s premier youth
jazz ensembles. Tickets $10-
Santa Clara Valley Kennel
Club. Feb. 15-17, times
vary. Join four-legged friends
of all breeds — from toy poodles
to Shetland sheepdogs —
for a weekend of tail-wagging
fun. Obedience demonstrations,
seminars and rally trials
are among the many caninecentered
activities. Free. Santa
Clara County Fairgrounds,
344 Tully Road, San Jose.
Community Day: Lunar New
Year. Feb. 16, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Ring in the Year of the Pig and learn about the
diverse cultures that celebrate Lunar New Year
with live performances and art-making activities.
Free. San Jose Museum of Art, 110 S.
Market St., San Jose. 408/271-6855.
San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.
Feb. 16, 1:30-5 p.m. Savor fine vino during
the largest competition for American wines
in the world. A number of the winners will be
pouring their wines during public tasting at
this perennially popular event. This year, Mexico
and Canada join the competition. Tickets
$55-$95. Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center,
2 Marina Blvd., San Francisco. 650/548-6700.
Santa Clara Firefighters Foundation 10th
Annual Crab Feed. Feb. 16, 4-10:30 p.m.
Bring your families and break out the bibs at
this annual event that brings the community
together for cocktails, crustaceans and a charitable
cause. Proceeds benefit the Alisa Ann
Ruch Burn Foundation and the Santa Clara
Firefighters Foundation. Tickets $65. St. Justin
Elementary School, 2655 Homestead Road,
Santa Clara, 925/915-0660.
Kacey Musgraves. Feb. 16, 8 p.m. In support
of her critically-acclaimed No. 1 album, “Golden
Hour,” Kacey Musgraves hits the stage atop
Nob Hill. Hailed as one of the most talented
songwriters of her generation, Musgraves melds
sardonic wit with deceptively simple melodies
that belie the complexity of the material. Tickets
$45-$65. The Masonic, 1111 California St.,
San Francisco. 415/776-7457.
Dance Masters of California: Novice/Open
Performing Arts Competition. Feb. 17-19,
times vary. Aspiring dancers slip on their soft
soles and taps or forgo footwear altogether
in this movement-based competition. Not
endowed with the Fred Astaire gene? Enjoy the
event as a spectator. Santa Clara Convention
Center, 5001 Great America Parkway, Santa
Celebrity Forum Diane Keaton. Feb. 21-22,
times vary. Keaton shot to fame in the 1970s
for her work in Woody Allen films and won
an Oscar for Best Actress for “Annie Hall.”
Banda Magda, Feb. 23, Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga