Top Tickets: August 9–15
This week catch an acclaimed international flick, immerse yourself in Japanese culture, and take a tour of Hell.
8/10–8/11 Both a New York Times and Los Angeles Times critics’ pick, this Israeli-German film follows the story of a young German baker as he travels to Jerusalem seeking answers following the death of his lover. Catch the showing in the Oak Room at the Walnut Creek Library. mountainshadow.org.
Japanese Summer Festival
8/11–8/12 Come enjoy a day of Japanese culture—including dancing, martial arts, flower arranging, and, of course, food—at this 62nd annual summer festival at the Diablo Japanese American Club in Concord. diablojaclub.com.
The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol at Geoffrey’s
8/12 Bay Area jazz and blues legend Faye Carol teams up with rising star Joe Warner in downtown Oakland for an evening of hits. Tap along with tunes from the ’60s and ’70s, then see a jam session with fellow singers and instrumentalists. geoffreyslive.com.
Porsches and Pastries
8/12 For auto enthusiasts and pastry fanatics alike, this is a can’t-miss car show. If you’ve got a Porsche (or another classic or exotic car), head to Sugarie Bake Shop in Pleasanton to savor coffee, tea, baked goods, and hors d’oeuvres while admiring some beautiful coupes. diablo-pca.org.
A Guided Tour of Hell
Through 9/16 The Asian Art Museum and the Merola Opera join forces for a sizzling experience. This operatic evocation of the underworld features excerpts of famous operas and paintings by Tibetan-American artist Pema Namdol Thaye, who recounts a Buddhist teacher’s near-death experience. asianart.org.
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