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The List: August

Summer heats up with A-list actors, future MLB stars, and a taste of haggis.


Bridging the Bay / Peter Stackpole


Bridging the Bay

(7/20–1/26) While the new Bay Bridge span takes shape, it’s interesting to look back at its history. Head to Oakland Museum of California for Peter Stackpole’s 1930s photographs of the Bay and Golden Gate bridges being built. museumca.org.

Little League Intermediate World Series / Courtesy of Little League World Series


Little League Intermediate World Series

(7/30–8/5) You may see a future Max Scherzer or Yasiel Puig at this inaugural event for 11- to 13-year-old baseball stars from around the world at Livermore’s Max Baer Park. intermediateworldseries.org.

Jazz at the Lesher Center / Courtesy of Stacey KentMusic

Jazz at the Lesher Center

(8/3–8/24) This popular concert series returns for a second year, featuring pianist Cyrus Chestnut, singer Stacey Kent, pianist and vocalist Eliane Elias, and pianist Dick Hyman, in Walnut Creek. lesherjazz.org.


No Man’s Land

(8/3–8/31) Anglophiles and fantasy/sci-fi geeks will not want to miss this rare opportunity to see actors Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart in person, as they star in the time-bending drama No Man’s Land at Berkeley Rep. berkeleyrep.org.

No Man’s Land / Sarah DunnSports

B.A.D. Championships

(8/17) Über tough ladies battle it out on roller skates in the Bay Area’s roller derby championships at Richmond’s Craneway Pavilion. Enjoy the action with rink-side “suicide seats,” deejayed tunes, and craft beer. bayareaderbygirls.com.

Food and Wine

Art and Wine Stroll

(8/22) What better way to spend a warm summer evening than exploring Danville with a glass of wine in hand. Select shops stay open late, restaurants offer small bites, and a free trolley runs between three destinations. discoverdanvilleca.com.


Front Porch Music Festival

(8/31) Wente Vineyards hosts this annual celebration of up-and-coming rock and folk bands (such as The Lone Bellow and Wolf Hamlin and The Front Porch Drifters) paired with Wente wine and food trucks. wentevineyards.com.


Scottish Highland Gathering and Games

(8/31–9/1) Don your tartan, and head to the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton for bagpipes, Celtic rock, Highland dancing, caber tossing, and haggis. thescottishgames.com.

For more event picks, check out the weekly Top Tickets at diablomag.com.


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