This Week's Hottest Events: Lady Gaga, Balenciaga, and Cirque du Soleil


Lady Gaga's Monster Ball Tour
True, it's sold out. But surely you can find someone selling tickets for an absurd amount outside Oracle Arena. If anyone's worth a splurge, it's Lady Gaga.
When: 8 p.m., Tues. 3/22
Where: Oracle Arena, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland

Cirque du Soleil's Quidam
A little taste of Las Vegas comes to the Bay Area. Quidam, which refers to an anonymous person, is the story of a little girl lost in an imaginary dream world. Like everything Cirque du Soleil does, this show will be nothing less than spectacular. 
When: Thurs. 3/24 - Sun. 3/27 in San Jose, Wed. 4/6 - Sun. 4/17 in Daly City
Where: HP Pavilion, 525 West Santa Clara St., San Jose and Cow Palace, 2600 Geneva Ave., Daly City

The Other Cafe Comedy Showcase
Legendary comedy club from the '80s and early '90s, The Other Cafe, is making a comeback with its spring comedy showcase series. Boston's great Don Gavin will kick it off with SF headliners Will Durst and Johnny Steele.
When: 8 p.m., Sat. 3/26
Where: Jewish Community Center, 3200 California St.

Balenciaga and Spain
The long-awaited exhibit features this couture master's life's work and was curated by Vogue's European editor-at-large Hamish Bowles. If you're a serious fashionista, you'll want to sign up to watch Saturday's symposium with Bowles and other Balenciaga experts here. Or, head straight to ArtPoint's big gala affair. 
When: Sat. 3/26 - Mon. 7/4
Where: de Young, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr.

Squart! Into the Wild
Participate as a performer or watch the final product unfold. Squart!, short for spontaneous queer art, is a collaborative piece by Bay Area it-artist Laura Arrington. Taking the form of reality TV competition, this year's themes include endurance and retreat.
When: 3 p.m.; Sun. 3/27
Where: Headlands Center for the Arts, 944 Simmonds Rd., Sausalito

Macy's Flower Show
If you missed the de Young's Bouquets to Art, you now have another opportunity to drag your boyfriend out to see an extravagant exhibit of flowers. Macy's Towers of Flowers boasts floral architecture, rolling landscapes, and specialty gardens, with more than a few chances to drop hints about your favorite bouquets.  
When: Sun. 3/27 - Sun. 4/10
Where: Macy's, 170 O'Farrell St.

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