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The List: August

Soak up the sun this month while picking pears, grooving to soulful music, and drooling over classic cars.


Joan Marcus

Superbly Independent

7/25–9/19 View nearly 100 California landscape paintings by pioneering Western women artists Annie Harmon, Mary DeNeale Morgan, and Marion Kavanagh Wachtel at Hearst Art Gallery. hearstartgallery.org.


Moraga Pear Harvest
8/7–8/8 Pick pears for the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano—and for your own table—at this annual event in the historic orchard at Camino Pablo and Canyon Road. Tools provided. moragaparks.org.


Vintage Clothing & Style Festival
8/14–8/15 Want to be retro-fabulous? The Art Deco Society of California hosts a weekend of vintage clothing and home furnishings, live 1920s music, and cocktails in Alameda. vintageclothingstylefestival.com.

Peter CrooksMusic

Chris Isaak
8/19 Longtime Wente summer concert series favorite and Stockton-bred rocker Chris Isaak returns to the winery’s outdoor amphitheater for an evening of hits. wentevineyards.com.

Wicked Deal
If you buy your Chris Isaak concert ticket via diablomag.com, you’ll enjoy a preshow meet and greet with Diablo staffers, take photos for our Faces section, and ride to the concert in a party bus. Plus, two randomly chosen ticket buyers will get to meet Isaak backstage.

Street fest

Art & Soul Festival
8/21–8/22 Head to Oakland for a celebration of world cuisine, ethnic dance, and, of course, art and soul. En Vogue, Cake, Pete Escovedo, and MC Hammer headline the musical lineup, and visitors can add art to the community mural. artandsouloakland.org.


8/24–9/26 Don’t miss the national tour of Dreamgirls, the Tony Award–winning musical (that became a blockbuster film) about a 1960s R&B group dealing with the triumphs and tribulations of fame. It visits the Curran for four weeks. shnsf.com.


Hot Summer Nights
8/26 Hot rods, muscle cars, and vintage rides take over Danville’s Hartz Avenue for this annual street party, which also includes live music, dancing, food, and car awards. ci.danville.ca.us.


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