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This Week's Hottest Events: Crystal Castles, Marijuana Portraits, and Carnaval

Robyn Twomey's portrait of Ann for Medicine at Patricia Sweetow Gallery

Wednesday, March 2
Talk: Eve Ensler
The woman who brought The Vagina Monologues to the mainstream will shed light on her brand of activism against female violence in a conversation introducing her latest work.
Details: 7 p.m.; Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St.

Talk: On Artisan Food
Calling all foodies: Kim Severson of The New York Times joins Chad Robertson of Tartine and Sue Conley of Cowgirl Creamery in a discussion about artisan food. If you're lucky, maybe they'll pass out samples.
Details: 8 p.m.; Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave.

Thursday, March 3
Photography: Medicine
In 2009, local photographer Robyn Twomey was commissioned by Fortune to document the personal stories of medical marijuana patients. Her telling photos from this project are now on view in large-scale gallery format.
Details: On view through April 2; Patricia Sweetow Gallery, 77 Geary St.

Friday, March 4
Music: Crystal Castles
Call them a happy accident. This duo came together by chance and has now released two self-titled albums to much hype. They're also known for explosive live performances, hence the sold-out show. Get on Craigslist now.
Details: 9 p.m.; The Warfield, 982 Market St.

Saturday, March 5
Thrifting: White Elephant Sale   
It's like the Alameda Flea Market, only much, much bigger. More details on the weekend-long sale here

Details: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; 333 Lancaster St., Oakland

Sunday, March 6
Dance: Balé Folclórico da Bahia
You may as well be in Rio—Cal Performances presents a sizzling show by 38-member dance troupe Balé Folclórico da Bahia in celebration of Carnaval.
Details: 7 p.m.; Zellerbach Hall, Bancroft Way and Telegraph Ave., Berkeley