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Diablo Dish: Berkeley’s Turn for Meal Deals

Berkeley Restaurant Week arrives; Mexican replacing Mexican in Blackhawk; Fish and Bird Sousaku Izakaya puts a modern twist on Japanese dishes; Livermore winery strikes Gold; a booze-free bar in Oakland; Chardonnay and crab feed at Wente Vineyards; and more Dish.

Top Tickets: January 23-29

This week in the East Bay, the Lesher Center for the Arts and Firehouse Arts Center welcome new productions, the Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center hosts a country music legend, and more.

The Blackhawk Museum unveils remarkable new “Into China” Gallery

Into the Fold: The Art of Origami

Practicing origami can help sharpen the mind and calm the spirit.

Mocktail Mania in the East Bay

The mocktail trend can help you kick off 2020 on a healthy note.

Five Questions for Pam Moore

KRON 4 evening news anchor Pam Moore joined the station in 1991. Since then, she has earned several accolades and helped to oversee the station’s “About Race” series, which won KRON a Peabody Award. An Oakland resident, Moore is particularly dedicated to East Bay issues and causes. “I feel lucky,” she says, “to live in such a wonderful spot.”
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Let the Good Times Roll at Brenda's Oakland

Brenda’s, in Oakland, serves crowd-pleasing New Orleans fare that lives up to the hype.

Berkeley Bagels Are Spreading the News

Boichik Bagels gives Berkeley an authentic taste of New York.

Five Questions for Michael Barnard

Danville’s Rakestraw Books is a haven for book lovers, providing them the opportunity to browse shelves packed with literature and chat with like-minded bibliophiles. We caught up with owner Michael Barnard to talk about his passion for the book business.

Building Character: East Bay Comic Con

Superheroes, villains, and bizarre creatures descend on Concord for East Bay Comic Con.

The Inside Story: East Bay Interior Design

Meet three of the region’s most in-demand interior designers.

One Fine Weekend in Ojai

Extreme spa treatments, quirky shops, and nature bathing are part of the experience in this Southern California oasis.
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Archive »Diablo Dish

Diablo Dish: Berkeley’s Turn for Meal Deals

Berkeley Restaurant Week arrives; Mexican replacing Mexican in Blackhawk; Fish and Bird Sousaku Izakaya puts a modern twist on Japanese dishes; Livermore winery strikes Gold; a booze-free bar in Oakland; Chardonnay and crab feed at Wente Vineyards; and more Dish.

Diablo Dish: Concord Comfort Week

Winter comfort in Concord; bakeries pop up and pop down; a Kitchen Story begins in Oakland; the Prickly Pear Cantina closes in Blackhawk; and more Dish.

Diablo Dish: Prepare for Oakland Restaurant “Week”

12 days of dining deals in Oakland; $25 lobster at Walnut Creek Yacht Club; Neapolitan pizza at La Veranda; ethnic eats in Dublin; free bagels; and more Dish.
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Archive »Faces

John Muir Health Gala

For the sixth year in a row, local residents celebrated John Muir Health at a black-tie bash. With hundreds of guests present—including community leaders, physicians and clinicians, corporate executives, hospital administrators and board members, and donors—the gala benefited John Muir Health’s Comprehensive Cancer Center. Following a reception, cocktails, appetizers, dinner, and a live auction, the night came to an end with music and dancing.

Mustache Gracias

In honor of Movember (an initiative that sees men growing mustaches during the month of November to raise awareness for men’s health issues) and to garner funds for the Cancer Support Community, Contra Costa Oncology presented an event at the Ruth Bancroft Garden and Nursery in Walnut Creek. Attendees enjoyed Mexican fare from Madd Mex Cantina Food Truck, drank beer and margaritas, participated in the Sweetest Stache contest, and entered to win exciting raffle prizes.

Impact Diablo Valley 2019 Kick-Off Event

Impact Diablo Valley’s mission is to foster future philanthropists and support local nonprofits. In November, the group came together to vote for its $100,000 grant to go to Brentwood’s Village Community Resource Center (VCRC). This money will help VCRC open a new location for its after-school academy, which serves the low-income population in Contra Costa County.
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Archive »Travel

One Fine Weekend in Ojai

Extreme spa treatments, quirky shops, and nature bathing are part of the experience in this Southern California oasis.

All-Ages Aloha: Hawaii Travel Guide

You can’t beat Hawaii for family-friendly adventures, so seize the opportunity for quality time with the kids and get packing.

Tours de Force: European Adventures

Book a trip with these local experts, who guide travelers on specialized European adventures.
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Archive »People

Changing the Game With Kevin Atlas

Basketball star turned motivational speaker Kevin Atlas is trying to make high school a more supportive environment.

The Inside Story: East Bay Interior Design

Meet three of the region’s most in-demand interior designers.

Five Questions for Michael Barnard

Danville’s Rakestraw Books is a haven for book lovers, providing them the opportunity to browse shelves packed with literature and chat with like-minded bibliophiles. We caught up with owner Michael Barnard to talk about his passion for the book business.
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Calendar of Events

January 2020

Go ahead, let your kid smash that vase. Or jump on the fluorescent sofa. Or smear goop on the walls with unbridled abandon. It’s the Grand Opening and debut of Wild Child – a new...

Cost: Tickets are $13 per person, $7 for accompanying adults.

Where:
Junior Center of Arts and Sciences
558 Bellevue Avenue
Oakand, CA  94610
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Sponsor: Wild Child
Website »

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Unleash your inner foodie during the Rockridge Neighborhood Heritage & Walking Food Tour – our original Oakland food tour! During this three-hour long guided walking you take a walk...

Cost: $69 - $84

Where:
Safeway Plaza
6310 College Ave
Oakland, CA  94618
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Sponsor: Local Food Adventures
Telephone: 510-604-6546
Contact Name: Lauren Herpich
Website »

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Downtown celebrates California Restaurant Month with Restaurant Week in January. A dining passport offers a 15-20% discount at participating eateries (conditions may apply). Dine out for a chance...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Downtown Benicia
Benicia, CA  94510


Sponsor: Benicia Main Street
Telephone: 707-745-9791
Website »

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Explore What’s Possible Be part of the movement of women who receive more by doing less, while honoring their ambition and using their voice as a vehicle for change. Get to know a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Virtual
1063 Mohr lane unit A,
Apt A
Concord, CA  94518
View map »


Sponsor: Supreme Self-Care
Telephone: 707-494-6933
Contact Name: Jessica Farrington
Website »

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Our tradition of Sunday dinners continues in 2020.  This year, we are mixing up the menu.  In honor of the upcoming Lunar New Year, January’s menu will feature Asian cuisine. ...

Cost: 25

Where:
San Damiano Retreat
710 Highland Drive
Danville, CA  94526
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Sponsor: San Damiano Retreat
Telephone: 925-837-9141 x315
Contact Name: Kateri
Website »

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WHAT:             In The Name of Love, the 18th Annual Musical Tribute Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.        ...

Cost: Adv. $25- $60; ; Door: $30-$65

Where:
Oakland Scottish Rite Center
1547 Lakeside Dr
Oakland, CA  94612
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Sponsor: LIving Jazz
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You've probably heard the incomparable songs and poems of Scotland's National Poet, but have you ever wondered what Robert Burns was really like? Come hear him speak for himself through...

Cost: $25.

Where:
Arlington Community Church
52 Arlington Avenue
Kensington, CA  94707
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Sponsor: A Celebration of Robert Burns
Telephone: 510-848-3422
Contact Name: Karl Goldstein

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STARS 2000 presents “INTO THE WOODS” at Las Lomas High School Theater from January 17 - February 2, 2020. An enchanted world of magic beans, towering giants, and handsome...

Cost: $18-$24

Where:
Las Lomas High School Theater
1460 S. Main St
Walnut Creek, CA  94596
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Sponsor: STARS 2000
Telephone: 925-324-7359
Website »

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Murder has made its way to the quaint country village of St. Mary Mead, and only Miss Marple can discover whodunit! You choose the victim, you choose the clues, and then you sit back amazed as the...

Cost: $18.00 - $25.00

Where:
Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Drive
B308
Walnut Creek, CA  94596
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Sponsor: Synergy Theater
Telephone: 925-408-8540
Contact Name: Lesher Center for the Arts
Website »

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Lamorinda Arts Alliance Announces "Strictly Abstract" Lamorinda Arts Alliance presents an exhibit, Strictly Abstract, at the Lafayette Bank of America at 3530 Mt...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bank of America
3530 Mt Diablo Blvd
Lafayette, CA  94549
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Sponsor: Lamorinda Arts Alliance
Contact Name: Margaret Lucas Hill
Website »

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  SLATE contemporary gallery is proud to present an immersive and imaginative exhibition, Muse, for the winter season in Oakland, featuring new works by acclaimed photography, sculpture,...

Cost: Free

Where:
SLATE contemporary
473 25th Street
Oakland, CA  94612
View map »


Sponsor: SLATE contemporary
Telephone: 510-652-4085
Contact Name: Ginny Van Dine
Website »

More information

Explore What’s Possible Be part of the movement of women who receive more by doing less, while honoring their ambition and using their voice as a vehicle for change. Get to know a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Virtual
1063 Mohr lane unit A,
Apt A
Concord, CA  94518
View map »


Sponsor: Supreme Self-Care
Telephone: 707-494-6933
Contact Name: Jessica Farrington
Website »

More information

Downtown celebrates California Restaurant Month with Restaurant Week in January. A dining passport offers a 15-20% discount at participating eateries (conditions may apply). Dine out for a chance...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Downtown Benicia
Benicia, CA  94510


Sponsor: Benicia Main Street
Telephone: 707-745-9791
Website »

More information

STARS 2000 presents “INTO THE WOODS” at Las Lomas High School Theater from January 17 - February 2, 2020. An enchanted world of magic beans, towering giants, and handsome...

Cost: $18-$24

Where:
Las Lomas High School Theater
1460 S. Main St
Walnut Creek, CA  94596
View map »


Sponsor: STARS 2000
Telephone: 925-324-7359
Website »

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Lamorinda Arts Alliance Announces "Strictly Abstract" Lamorinda Arts Alliance presents an exhibit, Strictly Abstract, at the Lafayette Bank of America at 3530 Mt...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bank of America
3530 Mt Diablo Blvd
Lafayette, CA  94549
View map »


Sponsor: Lamorinda Arts Alliance
Contact Name: Margaret Lucas Hill
Website »

More information

Go ahead, let your kid smash that vase. Or jump on the fluorescent sofa. Or smear goop on the walls with unbridled abandon. It’s the Grand Opening and debut of Wild Child – a new...

Cost: Tickets are $13 per person, $7 for accompanying adults.

Where:
Junior Center of Arts and Sciences
558 Bellevue Avenue
Oakand, CA  94610
View map »


Sponsor: Wild Child
Website »

More information

Explore What’s Possible Be part of the movement of women who receive more by doing less, while honoring their ambition and using their voice as a vehicle for change. Get to know a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Virtual
1063 Mohr lane unit A,
Apt A
Concord, CA  94518
View map »


Sponsor: Supreme Self-Care
Telephone: 707-494-6933
Contact Name: Jessica Farrington
Website »

More information

  SLATE contemporary gallery is proud to present an immersive and imaginative exhibition, Muse, for the winter season in Oakland, featuring new works by acclaimed photography, sculpture,...

Cost: Free

Where:
SLATE contemporary
473 25th Street
Oakland, CA  94612
View map »


Sponsor: SLATE contemporary
Telephone: 510-652-4085
Contact Name: Ginny Van Dine
Website »

More information

Downtown celebrates California Restaurant Month with Restaurant Week in January. A dining passport offers a 15-20% discount at participating eateries (conditions may apply). Dine out for a chance...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Downtown Benicia
Benicia, CA  94510


Sponsor: Benicia Main Street
Telephone: 707-745-9791
Website »

More information

Rose & Heather Tours invites you to an Info Meeting + Wine Tasting. Enjoy a convivial evening, finding out about going off the beaten path… deep in the English Countryside. A short...

Cost: Complimentary

Where:
Deer Hill Vineyards
6 Lois Lane
Lafayette, CA  94549
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Sponsor: Rose & Heather Tours
Contact Name: Gillian Gray
Website »

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STARS 2000 presents “INTO THE WOODS” at Las Lomas High School Theater from January 17 - February 2, 2020. An enchanted world of magic beans, towering giants, and handsome...

Cost: $18-$24

Where:
Las Lomas High School Theater
1460 S. Main St
Walnut Creek, CA  94596
View map »


Sponsor: STARS 2000
Telephone: 925-324-7359
Website »

More information

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Lamorinda Arts Alliance Announces "Strictly Abstract" Lamorinda Arts Alliance presents an exhibit, Strictly Abstract, at the Lafayette Bank of America at 3530 Mt...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bank of America
3530 Mt Diablo Blvd
Lafayette, CA  94549
View map »


Sponsor: Lamorinda Arts Alliance
Contact Name: Margaret Lucas Hill
Website »

More information

Go ahead, let your kid smash that vase. Or jump on the fluorescent sofa. Or smear goop on the walls with unbridled abandon. It’s the Grand Opening and debut of Wild Child – a new...

Cost: Tickets are $13 per person, $7 for accompanying adults.

Where:
Junior Center of Arts and Sciences
558 Bellevue Avenue
Oakand, CA  94610
View map »


Sponsor: Wild Child
Website »

More information

  SLATE contemporary gallery is proud to present an immersive and imaginative exhibition, Muse, for the winter season in Oakland, featuring new works by acclaimed photography, sculpture,...

Cost: Free

Where:
SLATE contemporary
473 25th Street
Oakland, CA  94612
View map »


Sponsor: SLATE contemporary
Telephone: 510-652-4085
Contact Name: Ginny Van Dine
Website »

More information

Explore What’s Possible Be part of the movement of women who receive more by doing less, while honoring their ambition and using their voice as a vehicle for change. Get to know a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Virtual
1063 Mohr lane unit A,
Apt A
Concord, CA  94518
View map »


Sponsor: Supreme Self-Care
Telephone: 707-494-6933
Contact Name: Jessica Farrington
Website »

More information

Downtown celebrates California Restaurant Month with Restaurant Week in January. A dining passport offers a 15-20% discount at participating eateries (conditions may apply). Dine out for a chance...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Downtown Benicia
Benicia, CA  94510


Sponsor: Benicia Main Street
Telephone: 707-745-9791
Website »

More information

KPFA Radio 94.1 FM presents: IAN HANEY LOPEZ MERGE LEFT: Fusing Race and Class, Winning Elections, and Saving America With Saru Jayaraman advance tickets: $12: T: 800-838-3006 or Pegasus...

Cost: $12 advance, $15 door.

Where:
Kehilla Synagogue
1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA  94610
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Sponsor: KPFA Radio 94.1 FM
Telephone: 510-967-4495
Website »

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STARS 2000 presents “INTO THE WOODS” at Las Lomas High School Theater from January 17 - February 2, 2020. An enchanted world of magic beans, towering giants, and handsome...

Cost: $18-$24

Where:
Las Lomas High School Theater
1460 S. Main St
Walnut Creek, CA  94596
View map »


Sponsor: STARS 2000
Telephone: 925-324-7359
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Lamorinda Arts Alliance Announces "Strictly Abstract" Lamorinda Arts Alliance presents an exhibit, Strictly Abstract, at the Lafayette Bank of America at 3530 Mt...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bank of America
3530 Mt Diablo Blvd
Lafayette, CA  94549
View map »


Sponsor: Lamorinda Arts Alliance
Contact Name: Margaret Lucas Hill
Website »

More information

Go ahead, let your kid smash that vase. Or jump on the fluorescent sofa. Or smear goop on the walls with unbridled abandon. It’s the Grand Opening and debut of Wild Child – a new...

Cost: Tickets are $13 per person, $7 for accompanying adults.

Where:
Junior Center of Arts and Sciences
558 Bellevue Avenue
Oakand, CA  94610
View map »


Sponsor: Wild Child
Website »

More information

  SLATE contemporary gallery is proud to present an immersive and imaginative exhibition, Muse, for the winter season in Oakland, featuring new works by acclaimed photography, sculpture,...

Cost: Free

Where:
SLATE contemporary
473 25th Street
Oakland, CA  94612
View map »


Sponsor: SLATE contemporary
Telephone: 510-652-4085
Contact Name: Ginny Van Dine
Website »

More information

Downtown celebrates California Restaurant Month with Restaurant Week in January. A dining passport offers a 15-20% discount at participating eateries (conditions may apply). Dine out for a chance...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Downtown Benicia
Benicia, CA  94510


Sponsor: Benicia Main Street
Telephone: 707-745-9791
Website »

More information

Explore What’s Possible Be part of the movement of women who receive more by doing less, while honoring their ambition and using their voice as a vehicle for change. Get to know a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Virtual
1063 Mohr lane unit A,
Apt A
Concord, CA  94518
View map »


Sponsor: Supreme Self-Care
Telephone: 707-494-6933
Contact Name: Jessica Farrington
Website »

More information

Music Director Daniel Hope and New Century Chamber Orchestra join the global celebrations of Beethoven's 250th birthday with "Beethoven in the Presidio," a special two-day event at...

Cost: $30 to $67.50.

Where:
First Congregational Church
2345 Channing Way
Berkeley, CA  94704
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Sponsor: New Century Chamber Orchestra
Telephone: 415-357-1111
Website »

More information

STARS 2000 presents “INTO THE WOODS” at Las Lomas High School Theater from January 17 - February 2, 2020. An enchanted world of magic beans, towering giants, and handsome...

Cost: $18-$24

Where:
Las Lomas High School Theater
1460 S. Main St
Walnut Creek, CA  94596
View map »


Sponsor: STARS 2000
Telephone: 925-324-7359
Website »

More information

Murder has made its way to the quaint country village of St. Mary Mead, and only Miss Marple can discover whodunit! You choose the victim, you choose the clues, and then you sit back amazed as the...

Cost: $18.00 - $25.00

Where:
Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Drive
B308
Walnut Creek, CA  94596
View map »


Sponsor: Synergy Theater
Telephone: 925-408-8540
Contact Name: Lesher Center for the Arts
Website »

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Is your pricing working for your business? Find out if you are undercharging for your work. In our Pricing Strategies class, you will cultivate the mindset to stand in your value and develop...

Cost: Free to apply; $600 course fee if enrolled.

Where:
Uptima Business Bootcamp - Oakland
2323 Broadway
Oakland, CA  94612
View map »


Sponsor: Uptima Business Bootcamp
Telephone: 510-227-7027
Contact Name: Rani Langer-Croager
Website »

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Raising money for your small business or startup can be overwhelming. We help demystify the process. Join Uptima Business Bootcamp's 12-week Funding a Business course. Program runs in Oakland...

Cost: Free to apply; $400 / month for the class.

Where:
Uptima Business Bootcamp - Oakland
2323 Broadway
Oakland, CA  94612
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Sponsor: Uptima Business Bootcamp
Telephone: 510-227-7027
Contact Name: Rani Langer-Croager
Website »

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Do you have an idea for a small business or startup, but don't know where to start? Explore your business idea and get your business off the ground. Join Uptima Business Bootcamp's 6-week...

Cost: Free to apply; course fee is $400 / month.

Where:
Uptima Business Bootcamp - Oakland
2323 Broadway
Oakland, CA  94612
View map »


Sponsor: Uptima Business Bootcamp
Telephone: 510-227-7027
Contact Name: Rani Langer-Croager
Website »

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A financial forecast helps any entrepreneur gauge the financial health of their business, measure progress and identify new investment opportunities. In our Financial Forecasting class, you will...

Cost: Free to apply; $600 course fee if enrolled.

Where:
Uptima Business Bootcamp - Oakland
2323 Broadway
Oakland, CA  94612
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Sponsor: Uptima Business Bootcamp
Telephone: 510-227-7027
Contact Name: Rani Langer-Croager
Website »

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Not knowing the numbers is one of the biggest reasons businesses fail. Get to know your numbers this year. In our Know Your Numbers class, you will learn how to set up and update an accounting...

Cost: Free to apply; $600 course fee if enrolled.

Where:
Uptima Business Bootcamp - Oakland
2323 Broadway
Oakland, CA  94612
View map »


Sponsor: Uptima Business Bootcamp
Telephone: 510-227-7027
Contact Name: Rani Langer-Croager
Website »

More information

You know the value of having a plan and budget for your business, but the thought of sitting down and writing a business plan is overwhelming. Get the support and mentorship you need to create your...

Cost: Free to apply; $400 / month for the class.

Where:
Uptima Business Bootcamp - Oakland
2323 Broadway
Oakland, CA  94612
View map »


Sponsor: Uptima Business Bootcamp
Telephone: 510-227-7027
Contact Name: Rani Langer-Croager
Website »

More information

Gain the confidence you need to manage your business' operations and grow its impact. Join Uptima Business Bootcamp's 12-week Building Operational Capacity course. Program runs in Oakland...

Cost: Free to apply; $400 / month for the class.

Where:
Uptima Business Bootcamp - Oakland
2323 Broadway
Oakland, CA  94612
View map »


Sponsor: Uptima Business Bootcamp
Telephone: 510-227-7027
Contact Name: Rani Langer-Croager
Website »

More information

Are you ready to hire your first or next employee? Take steps to prepare your small business or startup to become an employer. In our Create Good Jobs class, you will learn how to create a hiring...

Cost: Free to apply; $600 course fee if enrolled.

Where:
Uptima Business Bootcamp - Oakland
2323 Broadway
Oakland, CA  94612
View map »


Sponsor: Uptima Business Bootcamp
Telephone: 510-227-7027
Contact Name: Rani Langer-Croager
Website »

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Create your own job as an independent contractor or artist. Start and grow your freelancer business. Join Uptima Business Bootcamp's 6-week Freelancer Course. Program runs in Oakland from early...

Cost: Free to apply; course fee is $600.

Where:
Uptima Business Bootcamp - Oakland
2323 Broadway
Oakland, CA  94612
View map »


Sponsor: Uptima Business Bootcamp
Telephone: 510-227-7027
Contact Name: Rani Langer-Croager
Website »

More information

Lamorinda Arts Alliance Announces "Strictly Abstract" Lamorinda Arts Alliance presents an exhibit, Strictly Abstract, at the Lafayette Bank of America at 3530 Mt...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bank of America
3530 Mt Diablo Blvd
Lafayette, CA  94549
View map »


Sponsor: Lamorinda Arts Alliance
Contact Name: Margaret Lucas Hill
Website »

More information

Go ahead, let your kid smash that vase. Or jump on the fluorescent sofa. Or smear goop on the walls with unbridled abandon. It’s the Grand Opening and debut of Wild Child – a new...

Cost: Tickets are $13 per person, $7 for accompanying adults.

Where:
Junior Center of Arts and Sciences
558 Bellevue Avenue
Oakand, CA  94610
View map »


Sponsor: Wild Child
Website »

More information

  SLATE contemporary gallery is proud to present an immersive and imaginative exhibition, Muse, for the winter season in Oakland, featuring new works by acclaimed photography, sculpture,...

Cost: Free

Where:
SLATE contemporary
473 25th Street
Oakland, CA  94612
View map »


Sponsor: SLATE contemporary
Telephone: 510-652-4085
Contact Name: Ginny Van Dine
Website »

More information

Downtown celebrates California Restaurant Month with Restaurant Week in January. A dining passport offers a 15-20% discount at participating eateries (conditions may apply). Dine out for a chance...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Downtown Benicia
Benicia, CA  94510


Sponsor: Benicia Main Street
Telephone: 707-745-9791
Website »

More information

Explore What’s Possible Be part of the movement of women who receive more by doing less, while honoring their ambition and using their voice as a vehicle for change. Get to know a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Virtual
1063 Mohr lane unit A,
Apt A
Concord, CA  94518
View map »


Sponsor: Supreme Self-Care
Telephone: 707-494-6933
Contact Name: Jessica Farrington
Website »

More information

The Broadway musical that became a Social Media sensation comes to Alameda!  With an upbeat soundtrack and characters that you can relate to, Be More Chill is a favorite among teens and teens...

Cost: Adults $13 (in advance $10); Students/Seniors $7 (in advance $5)

Where:
Trinity Lutheran Church
1323 Central Avenue
Alameda, CA  94501
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Sponsor: Tomorrow Youth Repertory
Telephone: 510-764-8979
Website »

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Bay Street launches Friday Night Food Truck Socials, a fun evening of tasty food trucks, live music, trivia games, jugglers, magicians, free hot chocolate, photo booths and more! Beer and wine will...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bay Street Emeryville
5616 Bay Street
Emeryville, CA  94608
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Sponsor: Bay Street Emeryville
Telephone: 510-655-4002
Contact Name: Tharasa Athauda
Website »

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COMEDY OAKLAND, voted 'Best Place for Comedy' - 2016, 2018 & 2019 East Bay Express Reader Poll. Features up-and-coming comedians alongside industry pros, who perform on TV, radio,...

Cost: $18 online / $20 at the door.

Where:
Spice Monkey Restaurant & Bar
1628 Webster St
Oakland, CA  94612
View map »


Sponsor: Comedy Oakland
Telephone: 510-214-2626
Contact Name: Samson Koletkar
Website »

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Blanca Fiberton is The Miss American Dream Show. Taxes, infomercials and snacks. Everything America loves, Fiberton serves it up with satire and physical comedy. Remember when television was...

Cost: $20 in Advance, $25 at the door

Where:
Kinetic Arts Center
785 7th Street
Oakland, CA  94607
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Sponsor: Kinetic Arts Center
Telephone: (510)444-4800
Contact Name: Alanna McFall
Website »

More information

STARS 2000 presents “INTO THE WOODS” at Las Lomas High School Theater from January 17 - February 2, 2020. An enchanted world of magic beans, towering giants, and handsome...

Cost: $18-$24

Where:
Las Lomas High School Theater
1460 S. Main St
Walnut Creek, CA  94596
View map »


Sponsor: STARS 2000
Telephone: 925-324-7359
Website »

More information

Murder has made its way to the quaint country village of St. Mary Mead, and only Miss Marple can discover whodunit! You choose the victim, you choose the clues, and then you sit back amazed as the...

Cost: $18.00 - $25.00

Where:
Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Drive
B308
Walnut Creek, CA  94596
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Sponsor: Synergy Theater
Telephone: 925-408-8540
Contact Name: Lesher Center for the Arts
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COMEDY OAKLAND, voted 'Best Place for Comedy' - 2016, 2018 & 2019 East Bay Express Reader Poll. Features up-and-coming comedians alongside industry pros, who perform on TV, radio,...

Cost: $15 online / $17 at the door.

Where:
Spice Monkey Restaurant & Bar
1628 Webster St
Oakland, CA  94612
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Sponsor: Comedy Oakland
Telephone: 510-214-2626
Contact Name: Samson Koletkar
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Lamorinda Arts Alliance Announces "Strictly Abstract" Lamorinda Arts Alliance presents an exhibit, Strictly Abstract, at the Lafayette Bank of America at 3530 Mt...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bank of America
3530 Mt Diablo Blvd
Lafayette, CA  94549
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Sponsor: Lamorinda Arts Alliance
Contact Name: Margaret Lucas Hill
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Hosted by Black Women Organized for Political Action, "Level Up Your Game to Run for Office" is a one day masterclass designed specifically for those interested in running for elected...

Cost: 100 - 150.

Where:
Doubletree Hilton
3600 Broadway
American Canyon, CA  94503
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Sponsor: Black Women Organized for Political Action / Training Institute for Leadership Enrichment
Telephone: 510-763-9523
Contact Name: LaNiece Jones
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Go ahead, let your kid smash that vase. Or jump on the fluorescent sofa. Or smear goop on the walls with unbridled abandon. It’s the Grand Opening and debut of Wild Child – a new...

Cost: Tickets are $13 per person, $7 for accompanying adults.

Where:
Junior Center of Arts and Sciences
558 Bellevue Avenue
Oakand, CA  94610
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Sponsor: Wild Child
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  SLATE contemporary gallery is proud to present an immersive and imaginative exhibition, Muse, for the winter season in Oakland, featuring new works by acclaimed photography, sculpture,...

Cost: Free

Where:
SLATE contemporary
473 25th Street
Oakland, CA  94612
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Sponsor: SLATE contemporary
Telephone: 510-652-4085
Contact Name: Ginny Van Dine
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WELCOME TO “THE TOWN”! Explore what National Geographic says is one of the top cities in the world to visit! Let us take you on the only San Francisco Food Tour where...

Cost: $79-$99

Where:
Visit Oakland Visitors Center
481 Water Street
Oakland, CA  94607
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Sponsor: Local Food Adventures
Telephone: 510-604-6546
Contact Name: Lauren Herpich
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Downtown celebrates California Restaurant Month with Restaurant Week in January. A dining passport offers a 15-20% discount at participating eateries (conditions may apply). Dine out for a chance...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Downtown Benicia
Benicia, CA  94510


Sponsor: Benicia Main Street
Telephone: 707-745-9791
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Explore What’s Possible Be part of the movement of women who receive more by doing less, while honoring their ambition and using their voice as a vehicle for change. Get to know a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Virtual
1063 Mohr lane unit A,
Apt A
Concord, CA  94518
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Sponsor: Supreme Self-Care
Telephone: 707-494-6933
Contact Name: Jessica Farrington
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Moved by the silencing of the Kurdish language by Turkish laws, renowned American storyteller Diane Edgecomb embarks on a journey of intrigue and heart to record the last Kurdish storytellers....

Cost: $20.

Where:
Stagebridge
2501 Harrison Street
Oakland, CA  94612
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Sponsor: Stagebridge
Telephone: 510-444-4755 x121
Contact Name: Julius Rea
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The Broadway musical that became a Social Media sensation comes to Alameda!  With an upbeat soundtrack and characters that you can relate to, Be More Chill is a favorite among teens and teens...

Cost: Adults $13 (in advance $10); Students/Seniors $7 (in advance $5)

Where:
Trinity Lutheran Church
1323 Central Avenue
Alameda, CA  94501
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Sponsor: Tomorrow Youth Repertory
Telephone: 510-764-8979
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American rock band, Motion City Soundtrack, will be bringing a unique blend of pop punk with the Moog synthesizer on Saturday, January 25th! This quintet of ex-Sears catalog hand models reside for...

Cost: 32.50.

Where:
The UC Theatre
2036 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA  94704
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Sponsor: The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall
Telephone: 510-356-4000
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Praised by the San Francisco Chronicle for a “winningly liquid” voice as well as for her “dramatic vividness and vocal flourish,” Santa Fe native Soprano Rena Harms has...

Cost: Donation at the door (avg $20/$10 students) All are welcome, donation optional.

Where:
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
1924 Trinity Ave
Walnut Creek, CA  94596
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Sponsor: St. Paul's Concert Series
Telephone: 925-297-0134
Contact Name: Deborah Webster
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COMEDY OAKLAND, voted 'Best Place for Comedy' - 2016, 2018 & 2019 East Bay Express Reader Poll. Features up-and-coming comedians alongside industry pros, who perform on TV, radio,...

Cost: $20 online / $25 at the door.

Where:
Spice Monkey Restaurant & Bar
1628 Webster St
Oakland, CA  94612
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Sponsor: Comedy Oakland
Telephone: 510-214-2626
Contact Name: Samson Koletkar
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The award-winning Gold Coast Chamber Players present their third concert in a landmark 20th Anniversary Season, Czech Marks. These chamber music gems are steeped in Czech and...

Cost: $15-$45

Where:
Don Tazin Community Hall, Lafayette Library
3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd.
Lafayette, CA  94549
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Sponsor: Gold Coast Chamber Playerss
Telephone: 925-283-3728
Contact Name: Pamela Freund-Striplen
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The Thalea String Quartet is dedicated to bringing timeless music to audiences from all walks of life.  The Quartet aims to connect with audiences on a musical, emotional and personal level,...

Cost: $37.00; $42.00

Where:
Regents Theatre at Holy Names University
3500 Mountain Blvd
Oakland, CA  94619
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Sponsor: Four Seasons Arts
Telephone: 510-845-4444
Contact Name: Carol Carpenter
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STARS 2000 presents “INTO THE WOODS” at Las Lomas High School Theater from January 17 - February 2, 2020. An enchanted world of magic beans, towering giants, and handsome...

Cost: $18-$24

Where:
Las Lomas High School Theater
1460 S. Main St
Walnut Creek, CA  94596
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Sponsor: STARS 2000
Telephone: 925-324-7359
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Blanca Fiberton is The Miss American Dream Show. Taxes, infomercials and snacks. Everything America loves, Fiberton serves it up with satire and physical comedy. Remember when television was...

Cost: $20 in Advance, $25 at the door

Where:
Kinetic Arts Center
785 7th Street
Oakland, CA  94607
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Sponsor: Kinetic Arts Center
Telephone: (510)444-4800
Contact Name: Alanna McFall
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Come join us as we return with a fun evening of music @ Caffe Chiave in Berkeley. I'll be joined by Tom Martin on upright bass + Perry Spinali on fiddle. It's free, all ages, and we hope to...

Cost: Freee!!

Where:
Caffe Chiave
2500 San Pablo Ave. @ Dwight
Berkeley, CA  94702
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Telephone: 510.548.5198
Contact Name: Caffe Chiave

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Murder has made its way to the quaint country village of St. Mary Mead, and only Miss Marple can discover whodunit! You choose the victim, you choose the clues, and then you sit back amazed as the...

Cost: $18.00 - $25.00

Where:
Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Drive
B308
Walnut Creek, CA  94596
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Sponsor: Synergy Theater
Telephone: 925-408-8540
Contact Name: Lesher Center for the Arts
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COMEDY OAKLAND, voted 'Best Place for Comedy' - 2016, 2018 & 2019 East Bay Express Reader Poll. Features up-and-coming comedians alongside industry pros, who perform on TV, radio,...

Cost: $18 online / $20 at the door.

Where:
Spice Monkey Restaurant & Bar
1628 Webster St
Oakland, CA  94612
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Sponsor: Comedy Oakland
Telephone: 510-214-2626
Contact Name: Samson Koletkar
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