Top Tickets: August 3–9
Live jazz, outdoor fun, and a new art exhibit get the month of August off to an exciting start.
The Color Factory
Through 8/30 This vibrant interactive pop-up art exhibit is the perfect escape from reality. Get lost in the glitter, confetti, balloons, and delightful sensory overload that will be brightening San Francisco’s Union Square all month. colorfactory.co.
Mike Birbiglia: The New One
Through 8/20 Berkeley Repertory Theatre presents award-winning comedian Mike Birbiglia in his newest comedy special that should not be missed. Birbiglia’s mastery of storytelling and humor is a one-of-a-kind laugh riot, and makes for a guaranteed memorable night out. berkeleyrep.org.
Deborah Lee Rose Presents Jimmy the Joey and The Twelve Days of Kindergarten
8/3 Bring the whole family to a reading by local best-selling children’s author Deborah Lee Rose at Orinda Books. Rose’s informative, entertaining, and beautifully illustrated fiction and non-fiction books make for a sensational story time. orindabooks.com.
Jazz at the Lesher Center
8/5-8/26 Experience jazz at Walnut Creek’s Lesher Center for the Arts every Saturday during August with internationally acclaimed artists, including Cyrille Aimée and the Monty Alexander Trio. lesherjazz.org. —Amanda Daily
8/8 Take in the rarely seen brilliance of the botanical garden after hours and learn about the plant that makes everyone’s favorite sweet treat possible during this exploration of chocolate at the UC Botanical Garden. botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu.
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