Top Tickets: April 17–24
This week, attend the screening of an award-winning series, raise a pint to local breweries, and enjoy an East Bay Easter with the family.
United Shades of America Season Four Premiere Event
4/17 As part of the SF Film Festival, Bay Area–born comedian W. Kamau Bell screens and discusses a brand-new episode of his Emmy Award–winning documentary series at the Grand Lake Theatre in Oakland. This installment of the acclaimed program centers on the struggle for female reproductive rights in Mississippi. sffilm.org.
The Importance of Being Earnest
4/18–5/12 Aurora Theatre Company in Berkeley officially opens its production of Oscar Wilde’s bright and satirical comedy, in which two gentlemen take turns assuming the identity of the fictitious Ernest in a madcap ruse to avoid social responsibility and earn the hearts of their lady loves. auroratheatre.org.
Chvrches: Unknown Mortal Orchestra
4/19 The Scottish electronic pop band Chvrches stops by the Greek Theatre fresh off of their performance at Coachella. For every ticket purchased to the Berkeley performance, one dollar will be donated to Girls Rock Camps’ music education and mentorship programs. thegreekberkeley.com.
Bay Area Craft Beer Festival
4/20 With suds from more than 50 local breweries, live entertainment, and delicious food on the agenda, this beer lovers’ festival promises fun at Waterfront Park in Martinez. bayareacraftbeerfestival.com.
4/20–4/21 Celebrate Easter with your little one at Pixieland in Concord, as he or she collects treats while riding the attractions and gets a chance to meet the Easter Bunny himself. pixieland.com.