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Top Tickets: April 12–18

Fill your free time this week with music and festivals.

Bishop Ranch Community


5th Annual Holi Celebration
Celebrate the arrival of spring at Bishop Ranch in San Ramon with this vibrant Indian tradition, featuring a variety of family-friendly activities, music, dance performances, and of course, the famous throwing of the colors. bishopranch.com.



Vance Joy at the Greek Theatre
4/13 Join the “Riptide” singer as he stops in Berkeley while on tour for his new album, Nation of Two. thegreekberkeley.com.



Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
4/13 Go to El Cerrito’s Contra Costa Civic Theatre for the opening night of Christopher Durang’s 2013 Tony Award–winning play. A comedic mash-up of works by Russian playwright Anton Chekhov, the show runs through May 6. ccct.org.


Awesome Events San Francisco



Cherry Blossom Festival
Head into San Francisco for the day for the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival. The cultural celebrations—thought to be the largest after Washington, D.C.—continue on April 15, 21, and 22. sfcherryblossom.org.





2018 Cesar E. Chávez Holiday Parade and Festival
Experience the Mission District’s festivities honoring farm worker advocate and civil rights activist César Chávez. This is the largest event of its kind in Northern California, offering a day of car shows, family activities, and music. cesarchavezday.org.

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