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Top Tickets: January 10–16

This week in the East Bay watch a classic film, celebrate local theater, visit an art gallery, and more.



Orinda Theatre

Movie

Singin’ in the Rain
1/10
The second Thursday of each month, Diablo hosts a free movie night at the Orinda Theatre. Ring in January with a screening of the 1952 classic Singin’ in the Rain starring Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor, and Debbie Reynolds. lamorindatheatres.com.

 

Literature

Katya Cengel: Exiled
1/10
Washington Post writer and Cal Poly journalism professor Katya Cengel presents her compelling work about immigration and refugees, Exiled: From the Killing Fields of Cambodia to California and Back, at Orinda Books. orindabooks.com.

 

Awards

The Shellie Awards
1/12
This year marks the 40th anniversary of Walnut Creek’s annual theater-awards ceremony—held at the Lesher Center for the Arts—celebrating Contra Costa County’s achievements in the performing arts. After the winners are announced, the evening concludes with a champagne gala. lesherartscenter.org.

 

Bedford Gallery

Theater

The Hunchback of Notre Dame
1/12–1/27
Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre’s first show of 2019 draws on both the ’90s Disney movie and Victor Hugo’s original novel in this gothic musical, performed at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore. trivalleyrep.org.

 

Art

Altered States
1/13–3/24 The Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek shows off its California pride in this exhibition spotlighting multigenerational artists who utilize natural elements from the state’s coastline in their intriguing artworks. bedfordgallery.org.


To see even more events happening this week, or to submit an event for consideration, visit Diablo’s Community Calendar. Follow Diablo on Twitter or Facebook, and sign up for the A-List e-newsletter so Top Tickets is delivered to your email inbox on Wednesdays. Questions? Comments? E-mail events@maildiablo.com.