Jan 13, 201002:05 PMBest Of Editor Picks
Top Tickets: January 13-19
Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and one way you can honor his legacy is by attending In the Name of Love and other local tributes. Other cool offerings this week are Thriving Ink and Wente Vineyard’s music and wine event, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Oscar-winner Louise Fletcher at Orinda Theater, the Shellie Awards, and a surreal art exhibit. Here are your Top Tickets…
January 14: Discover the Wine, Discover the Music
Uberhip clothing shop Thriving Ink teams up with Wente Vineyards to present an intimate evening of music and wine tasting. Enjoy the sounds of acoustic folk rocker Megan Slankard and The Front Porch Band, and “live art” by Robert Harris. Thriving Ink, 520 Main St., Pleasanton, 7 p.m., $20, (925) 484-1993, thrivingink.com.
January 16: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Diablo magazine and the California Independent Film Festival present another classic film screening—this time Best Picture Oscar-winner One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest followed by a Q&A with one of its stars: actress Louise Fletcher, who played Nurse Ratched. Senior Editor Peter Crooks has a preview here. Orinda Theater, 2 Orinda Theater Square, Orinda, 6 p.m., $15–$20, (925) 277-1355, caiff.org.
January 16: Shellie Awards
Patterned after Broadway’s Tony Awards, this black-tie affair celebrates the best local theater productions, performers, and technicians, with live music, backstage interviews, and other red-carpet fun. View the nominees here. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek, 7:30p.m., $30, (925) 943-7469, lesherartscenter.org.
January 17: In the Name of Love
Several performers come together for the lively Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. tribute, In The Name of Love, including R&B singer-songwriter Ledisi, John Santos Sextet, Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, Oakland Children’s Community Choir, and the Oaktown Jazz Workshops. The evening is hosted by Brian Copeland, KGO Radio personality and star of the solo play, “Not a Genuine Black Man.” Scottish Rite Center, 1547 Lakeside Dr., Oakland, 7 p.m., $5–$12, (800) 838-3006, mlktribute.com.
January 17–March 14: Ralph Borge: A Symbolic Realist and His Circle
Hearst Art Gallery presents a retrospective exhibit of California College of the Arts’ beloved master professor of painting and drawing, Ralph Borge, as well as work by some of his former students. Learn more about Borge and his intriguing realism style in a panel discussion and reception on January 17. Hearst Art Gallery, 1928 St. Mary’s Rd., Moraga, freee, (925) 631-4379, stmarys-ca.edu/arts/hearst-art-gallery.
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