Oct 28, 200912:40 PMBest Of Editor Picks
Top Tickets: October 28- November 3
This week, it's all about the Halloween events, and you can find a long list here. But if trick-or-treating isn’t your thing, check out the touring Star Trek exhibition, dance aboard the U.S.S. Hornet, celebrate your ancestors at Dia de los Muertos, or check out artistic reflections on hope in Lafayette. Here are your Top Tickets…
Star Trek: The Exhibition (ongoing)
Attention Trekkies! The only Bay Area appearance of Star Trek: The Exhibition is at the Tech Museum. The 15,000-square foot exhibit features all five television series and eleven films, with an authentic replica of the bridge from the U.S.S. Enterprise, phasers and tricorders, shooting models, a full-motion flight simulator, and Star Trek on IMAX. Costumes are encouraged (but no masks or weapons). Tech Museum, 201 S. Market St., San Jose, $19–$25, (408) 294-8324, thetech.org.
October 31: Monster Bash
Is the Hornet haunted? This annual bash aboard the docked World War II aircraft carrier includes a costume contest, live music by The Cocktail Monkeys, dancing, food and drinks, tours, a children’s area, and a haunted hospital. There are many more Halloween-related events throughout the East Bay, so check them out here. U.S.S. Hornet, 707 W. Hornet Ave., Pier 3, Alameda, 8 p.m.–12 a.m., $10–$25, (510) 521-8448, hornetevents.com.
November 1: Dia de los Muertos
This one-day celebration of ancestors, deceased loved ones, and community in the Fruitvale district includes more than 25 altars, traditional ceremonies, live Latino music, interactive displays, children's activities, ethnic foods, and arts and crafts vendors. It's a safe, non-alcoholic event for the whole family. International Boulevard between Fruitvale and 35th, Oakland, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., free, (510) 437-9703, idelafuente.com.
November 3–December 24: All That Glitters
The annual holiday exhibit at Lafayette Gallery offers painting, prints, photography, ceramics, watercolor, and mixed media work—all reflections on the theme of hope. Also, ornaments and cards designed by gallery artists will be available for purchase. Lafayette Gallery, 50 Lafayette Cir., Lafayette, free, (925) 284-2788, lafayettegallery.net.
For even more events happening this week, browse the complete listings on Diablo’s Community Calendar. Follow Diablo on Twitter or Facebook (links below), and you'll be notified as soon as Top Tickets posts each Wednesday afternoon.