Best Of Editor Picks

July 2009

Top Tickets: July 29-August 4

07/29/09

Top Tickets: July 29-August 4

Diablo's picks for the can't-miss events of the coming week: Talking sex at Rakestraw Books, harvesting pears in Moraga, Opera in the Vineyard, Gretchen Wilson at Wente, and Lafayette Gallery's 10th anniversary exhibit.

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San Ramon's Eve Marie Releases Debut Album

07/28/09

San Ramon's Eve Marie Releases Debut Album

Child prodigy is all grown up—and crooning her new material.

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Win tickets to see Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey's Zing Zang Zoom at the Oracle Arena

07/27/09

Win tickets to see Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey's Zing Zang Zoom at the Oracle Arena

The Greatest Show on Earth swings through the East Bay—with a local ringmaster in tow.

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Rickey Henderson Enters Cooperstown

07/24/09

Rickey Henderson Enters Cooperstown

Oakland A's "Man of Steal" inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame Sunday with gracious, moving speech.

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Top Tickets: July 22-28

07/24/09

Top Tickets: July 22-28

Diablo's picks for the can't-miss events of the coming week: Dave Eggers in Oakland, Hot Summer Nights, Taste of Terroir, Splashdown on the USS Hornet, Chevron Family Theater Festival, and the California in Relief exhibit.

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Chevron Family Theatre Festival this Saturday in Walnut Creek

07/22/09

Chevron Family Theatre Festival this Saturday in Walnut Creek

The third annual Chevron Family Theatre Festival returns to provide great shows as well as free entertainment for the family.

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Diablo Fit: New Gym Opens in Danville

07/21/09

Diablo Fit: New Gym Opens in Danville

San Ramon Valley Fitness preaches having fun while working out.

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Win two tickets to see Jewel at the Warfield

07/20/09

Win two tickets to see Jewel at the Warfield

Legendary folk-pop singer goes solo and acoustic at the historic Warfield Theatre on July 28. Want to go? Enter now!

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Top Tickets: July 15-21

07/15/09

Top Tickets: July 15-21

Diablo's picks for the can't-miss events of the coming week: The Fire Arts Festival, The Seagull in Livermore, wine stroll in Pleasanton, and dinner with the author of Farm City.

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Pleasant Hill Man Riding Harley for a Good Cause

07/15/09

Pleasant Hill Man Riding Harley for a Good Cause

Gustavo Fernández taking his "hog" cross-country in support of children in need.

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Sneak Peek at this Year's Fire Arts Festival

07/14/09

Sneak Peek at this Year's Fire Arts Festival

Starting this Wednesday night, the Crucible's annual festival in West Oakland combines fire and art with spectacular results.

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Diablo Review: A Midsummer Night's Dream

07/14/09

Diablo Review: A Midsummer Night's Dream

The delightful Livermore Shakespeare Festival pairs The Bard's most beloved comedy with Concannon wine.

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Danville's "Batting Stance Guy" on Letterman

07/14/09

Danville's "Batting Stance Guy" on Letterman

Gar Ryness cracks up Late Show host and audience with his endless imitations of baseball batting stances.

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07/14/09

Coldplay Conquers Shoreline

Coldplay rocked the Shoreline Amphitheater on Monday, July 13th.

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Win Tickets to Crucible's Fire Arts Festival

07/13/09

Win Tickets to Crucible's Fire Arts Festival

West Oakland foundry's annual event is a one-of-a-kind experience.

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07/10/09

Watch Diablo's editor on ABC-7s View From the Bay

Diablo's editor Susan Safipour shows View From the Bay hosts Spencer Christian and Janelle Wang finds from our Best of the East Bay issue

Posted at 07:39 PM | Permalink

East Bay reality stars heat up summer television

07/09/09

East Bay reality stars heat up summer television

Watch for Walnut Creek's Russell Kairouz on the premiere of Big Brother 11, plus America's Got Talent clip and a future Top Chef.

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Berkeley songwriter Jeffrey Halford plays San Francisco this Sunday

07/09/09

Berkeley songwriter Jeffrey Halford plays San Francisco this Sunday

Bay Area singer/song-writer Jeffrey Halford plays Bird and Beckett this Sunday at 4:30 p.m.

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Oakland Street Cinema Tonight

07/08/09

Oakland Street Cinema Tonight

Free, insightful films and popcorn to be had tonight at the Temescal Street Cinema

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Top Tickets: July 8-14

07/08/09

Top Tickets: July 8-14

Diablo's picks for the can't-miss events of the coming week: Cal Shakes' Private Lives, A Midsummer Night's Dream in Livermore Wine Country, music at the malls, American Idols Live in Oakland, and Art Under the Oaks.

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07/07/09

Broadway Plaza summer jazz series kicks off this Thursday

Beloved free music series kicks off July 9 with a performance by Joyce Cooling.

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The streets are alive with the sound of music

07/07/09

The streets are alive with the sound of music

Sounds Around Town music series will take place the second Fridays of summer in downtown Walnut Creek

Posted at 04:04 PM | Permalink | Comments: 1

Diablo Fit: Special Olympics Comes to U.C. Davis

07/06/09

Diablo Fit: Special Olympics Comes to U.C. Davis

Oakley resident Candy Agpawa inspires—and brings home the gold—at the Special Olympics Northern California

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Blackhawk Rocks

07/06/09

Blackhawk Rocks

Check out the line-up for the 2009 Blackhawk Summer Concert Series.

Posted at 01:47 PM | Permalink

Ultimate Concert Ticket Contest! Win tickets to see Love Train: Sounds of Philadelphia at Concord's Sleep Train Pavilion

07/01/09

Ultimate Concert Ticket Contest! Win tickets to see Love Train: Sounds of Philadelphia at Concord's Sleep Train Pavilion

The O'Jays headline this killer soul music review on July 11.

Posted at 08:09 PM | Permalink | Comments: 1

Top Tickets: July 1-7

07/01/09

Top Tickets: July 1-7

Diablo's picks for the can't-miss events of the coming week: Alameda County Fair, the B-52s at Wente, Fourth of July celebrations, and skateboard art at Bedford Gallery.

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