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Top Tickets: January 6-12
Kicking off the first full week of the New Year are ARF’s two concert fundraisers, Disney Live! at the Paramount, Tom Rush in Livermore, and a Dublin stop on the PBA Tour. Here are your Top Tickets…
January 8–9: Prodigies for Pets and Stars to the Rescue
The Animal Rescue Foundation hosts two hot concerts to raise funds for their lifesaving programs. Prodigies for Pets (Jan. 8) features 15-year-old soloist Charlie Baggett, 11-year-old classical guitarist Roberto Granados, and the Doobie Brothers’ Marc Russo performing with finalists from ARF’s youth talent search. Stars to the Rescue (Jan. 9) features Jon Anderson of the rock band Yes, Danny Seraphine of Chicago, Larry Braggs of Tower of Power, country singer David Nail, stand-up comic Chas Elstner, and Phantom of the Opera’s Tim Martin Gleason. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek, Prodigies: 7:30 p.m., $25, Rescue: 7 p.m., $50–$250, (925) 943-7469, arf.net.
January 8: Disney Live! Rockin’ Road Show
Mickey Mouse is in the house! Your kids will love to see him and pals Goofy, Donald, Buzz, Woody, Cinderella, Tigger, and more in this interactive stage show. The premise is a road trip to find the coolest acts around, so you and your family will be bouncing with Tigger and singing with Cinderella. Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway, Oakland, 3:30 and 7 p.m., $20–$60, (800) 745-3000, paramounttheatre.com.
January 10: Tom Rush
Folk and blues musician Tom Rush—credited by Rolling Stone magazine with ushering in the era of the singer/songwriter—visits Livermore on the heels of his first new studio album in more than three decades, "What I Know." Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore, 7 p.m., $26–$46, (925) 373-6800, livermoreperformingarts.org.
January 12–17: PBA Tour
The best men’s and women’s bowlers head to Dublin for the PBA Tour’s Earl Anthony Memorial Classic. Watch professional bowlers in action—or play with them at the January 16 Pro-Am scholarship fundraiser. The event concludes on January 17 with live television coverage on ESPN. Earl Anthony’s Dublin Bowl, 6750 Regional St., Dublin, times vary, $10–$30 per round, $100 all-week pass, $15–$60 telecast finals, (925) 828-7550, pba.com.
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