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Top East Bay Events in April

Laugh along to the longest-running one-man comedy show on Broadway; catch an East Bay beer festival, Martin Luther King III, and Coldplay’s Chris Martin; and grab tickets to Will Forte’s new flick.


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Defending the Caveman
Catch the longest running one-man comedy show on Broadway. Rob Becker uses social science to shed light on the differences between the sexes, at Livermore’s Bankhead Theater. livermoreperformingarts.org.


Food and Drink

The Bay Area Craft Beer Festival
Look for music, food, and more than 50 breweries—including Eight Bridges and Ale Industries—at Martinez’s Waterfront Park. bayareacraftbeerfestival.com.



Martin Luther King III
The human rights activist, and son of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., closes out the speaker series at the Lesher Center in Walnut Creek. lesherspeakerseries.org.



Notes and words
Coldplay’s Chris Martin and actor-writer B. J. Novak headline this fundraiser for UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland at Oakland’s Fox Theater. notesandwords.org.


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Watch This

Lamorinda-raised Will Forte (SNL and Last Man on Earth) appears in the action-comedy Keanu, a film about two friends (comedy duo Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key) who plot to retrieve a stolen cat by posing as drug dealers. Foothill High grad Gabrielle Union also makes a cameo. In theaters April 29.

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