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Bay Area arts & entertainment picks, Feb. 13-16
Music: Magnificat
Artistic Director Warren Stewart leads his early-music ensemble in a program of vocal and instrumental music by Pachelbel, Buxtehude and the Bach family. $12-$35. 8 p.m. Friday. First Lutheran Church, 600 Homer Ave., Palo Alto. 8 p.m. Saturday. St. Marks Episcopal Church, 2300 Bancroft Way, Berkeley. 4 p.m. Sunday. St. Marks Lutheran Church, 1111 OFarrell St., S.F. (800) 595-4849. www.magnificatbaroque.com.
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Theater: The Threepenny Opera
Johnny Moreno stars as the feral footpad Macheath (Mack the Knife) and Halsey Varady plays the hooker Jenny Diver, his sometime lover, in San Jose Stage Companys radical new version of the great Bertolt Brecht-Kurt Weill musical about thieves, whores, killers and other businesspeople of the underworld. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Through March 30; check website for full schedule. $16.50-$45. The Stage, 490 S. First St., San Jose. (408) 283-7142. www.thestage.org.
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Visual arts: Nightmares and Daydreams From Beyond Toyland
Napa Valley artist Sheri DeBow, known for her emotive dolls created from clay and other materials, expands her collection to include monsters and creatures of childhood nightmares. Showing alongside Nostalgia, a group show inspired by nostalgic toys and games from childhood. Reception for both 6-10 p.m. Saturday. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Through March 1. Modern Eden Gallery, 403 Francisco St., S.F. (415) 956-3303. www.moderneden.com.
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Event: Chinese New Year Treasure Hunt
Thousands of amateur detectives will take to the streets of Chinatown, North Beach and Telegraph Hill, searching for the citys neighborhood treasures. Teams can have up to four members, and theyll have up to four hours to solve 16 clues - with a chance to win a key to the city cake or a bottle of Champagne and the Chinese New Year Treasure Hunt award certificate. Check-in at 3:30 p.m. Saturday; hunt starts at 4:30 p.m. Tickets: $42 through Friday, and $50 at the door for adults; $12-$20 for kids through 18. Meet at Justin Herman Plaza, Market Street at the Embarcadero, S.F. (415) 659-9606. www.sftreasurehunts.com.
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Theater: How We First Met
Couples were invited to post the stories of how they met, and the winners will have their stories of romance - comic and otherwise - re-enacted by a group of improv performers. 8 p.m. Friday. $40-$55. Marines Memorial Theatre, 609 Sutter St., S.F. (415) 392-4400. www.howwefirstmet.com.
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Time: 23:59  |  News Code: 371367  |  Site: San Francisco Chronicle
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