The List: April
Warm up to craft beer, Beatles tunes, aerial art, and other spring fun.
(3/9–5/25) More than 80 artists, most from the East Bay, present their take on the skies above—both atmospheric and conceptual—in this juried exhibition of varied media at Walnut Creek’s Bedford Gallery. bedfordgallery.org.
Food and Drink
Bay Area Craft Beer Festival
(4/12) Sample some of the best brews west of the Mississippi at this annual fest at Martinez Waterfront Park. In addition to pours from 30 breweries, enjoy food from local restaurants and live music. bayareacraftbeerfestival.com.
(4/13) Celebrate the Afghan and Persian New Year with 15,000 revelers at Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton. The festivities include live music, ethnic food, kids’ activities, and a chess tournament. nowrozfestival.com.
The Flying Karamazov Brothers
(4/17) Taking their name from a Dostoyevsky novel and getting their start as street performers in 1970s Santa Cruz, the now internationally touring juggling and comedy masters visit Livermore’s Bankhead Theater. livermoreperformingarts.org.
Diablo Trails Challenge
(4/19) Hit the trails of Mount Diablo while the wildflowers are in full bloom. There’s a run for everyone, including a 5K, 10K, half marathon, and 50K, and proceeds benefit Save Mount Diablo preservation programs. savemountdiablo.org.
Food and Drink
Walnut Creek Restaurant Week
(4/21–4/27) Been meaning to try a new spot in Walnut Creek? Now is a great time, with more than a dozen restaurants offering prix fixe three-course lunch and dinner menus. walnutcreekrestaurantweek.com.
Not a Genuine Black Man
(4/23–5/31) Brian Copeland’s funny and poignant monologue about race relations in 1970s San Leandro is the longest running one-man show in San Francisco history. Catch the 10th anniversary run at Berkeley Rep’s new Osher Studio. berkeleyrep.org.
Come Together: Beatles Concert Experience
(4/27) Be transported to the height of Beatlemania in this tribute that combines live music, authentic costumes, and historical footage, at Walnut Creek’s Lesher Center for the Arts. lesherartscenter.org. **THE DATE FOR THIS EVENT HAS CHANGED TO MAY 10**
For even more events, check out the Community Calendar at diablomag.com.