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Top Tickets: December 5-11

This week, welcome December with a classic fairytale on stage, a Christmas-themed zoo trip, a seasonal symphony performance, and more.

Cinderella: A Fairytale / Stu Selland


Cinderella: A Fairytale

12/5-12/21 Lafayette’s Town Hall Theatre Company presents the West Coast premiere of this Brothers Grimm retelling, in which Ella and her beloved father have a mutual love of the forest birds and share a cozy life … until one day, he introduces Ella to her new stepmother. townhalltheatre.com.



Tell Tale Hearts: An Evening of Hip-Hop Theatre Featuring Carlos Aguirre and The Bay Area Theatre Cypher

12/5-12/7 and 12/12-12/14 Actors, rappers, poets, and more descend on Aurora Theatre Company in Berkeley in the form of the Bay Area Theatre Cypher to present political, locally-based poetry and rap performances. Each show will include a beatbox version of The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe. auroratheatre.org.


Winter Dreams / Livermore-Amador Symphony



12/6-12/31 The Oakland Zoo comes to life with a million lights decorating the animal enclosures and set throughout the wildlife haven. The zoo’s seasonal festivities also include laser light shows, a candy cane Adventure Landing with rides for kids, and a Santa experience at Penguin Playground. oaklandzoo.org.



Winter Dreams

12/7 Experience the spirit of the season with the Livermore-Amador Symphony at this annual holiday concert, featuring works by Mozart and Tchaikovsky, as well as Saint-Saens’s “Carnival of the Animals.” Catch a family performance before Livermore’s holiday parade earlier that afternoon. lvpac.org, livermoreamadorsymphony.org.


In Conversation: City in the Dust / Oakland Museum of California


In Conversation: City in the Dust

12/7 In conjunction with OMCA’s No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man exhibition, which opened in October, founding members of Burning Man gather to discuss art, creative endeavors, and the history and future of the beloved event. museumca.org.





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