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The List: April

Andy Warhol, Frank Sinatra, The Book of Mormon, and more make up our guide to this month’s top events.


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Outdoors

Strictly Sail Pacific Boat Show
(4/9–4/12)
This event in Oakland’s Jack London Square features free rides and sailing lessons, kids’ activities, and more than 100 seminars led by sailing experts. strictlysailpacific.com.

 

History

A Noble Oak Has Fallen
(4/14)
On the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, the Danville Library hosts a commemoration, with Civil War–era music, historical reenactors,
poetry readings, and more. museumsrv.org.

 

The Book of Mormon  / Joan Marcus

Theater

The Book of Mormon
(4/15–6/27)
From the creators of South Park comes this Tony Award–winning Broadway musical comedy about two young Mormon missionaries sent to northern Uganda. shnsf.com.

 

Science

The Story of our Universe: Beginning to End
(4/16)
Nobel laureate and renowned astrophysicist John C. Mather visits the Bankhead Theater to explore the history of our universe, from cosmic inflation to the formation of galaxies. livermoreperformingarts.org.

 

Food and Drink

Walnut Creek Restaurant Week
(4/19–4/26) Eat your way through prix fixe lunches and dinners from more than two dozen restaurants, including Lark Creek Walnut Creek and Walnut Creek Yacht Club. walnutcreekdowntown.com.

 

Collection of the Saint Mary’s College Museum of Art, Gift of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc

Art

Andy Warhol Collection
(4/19-6/14)
Visit the Museum of Art at Saint Mary’s College to view more than 20 Pop Art pieces—including seven newly received screen prints—from American art icon Andy Warhol. stmarys-ca.edu.

 

Theater

Hairspray
(4/23–5/17)
In this family-friendly musical at the Berkeley Playhouse, follow dance superstar Tracy Turnblad as she discovers the ups and downs—and big hair—that come with a life of fame in the ’60s. berkeleyplayhouse.org.

 

Ol’ Blue Eyes is Back  / Roberta Higsley

Music

Ol’ Blue Eyes is Back: A Modern Swingin’ Salute to Sinatra
(4/26)
Jonathan Poretz and the Modern Jazz Giants present Frank Sinatra’s greatest hits and song selections from the Great American Songbook at the Lesher Center. lesherartscenter.org.


For even more events, check out Diablo’s Community Calendar at diablomag.com.

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