Top Tickets: June 7–13
Get creative with cacti, giddy up for the rodeo, enjoy jazz in the city, and more.
DIY Father’s Day Toolbox Garden Workshop
6/9 The Ruth Bancroft Garden and Nursery hosts this fun Father’s Day–inspired event where guests can create mini succulent toolbox gardens perfect for Dad. ruthbancroftgarden.org. —L.B.
6/9, 6/10 Celebrating 100 years of ropin’, wranglin’, and racin’, this classic Livermore event is the World’s Fastest Rodeo. So saddle up, head to the Buckin’ A Saloon for a bite Saturday, and don’t miss the Lil’ Pardners event on Sunday. livermorerodeo.com. —L.B.
6/13–7/1 At Orinda’s Bruns Amphitheater, Cal Shakes takes audiences to the fictional La Mancha, Texas, for playwright Octavio Solis’ modern interpretation of Miguel de Cervantes’ classic Don Quixote adventures. calshakes.org. —E.W.
San Francisco Jazz Festival
Through 6/17 Now in it’s 36th year, the San Francisco Jazz Festival features 13 days packed with syncopated sounds. Check out a special Patsy Cline tribute with Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers on June 8, or catch Orange Is the New Black star and jazz musician Lea Delaria on June 13. sfjazz.org. —L.B.
Rock the Plaza
Through 6/29 Lafayette Plaza Park hosts concerts every Friday evening in June. The series kicks off with funk, blues, and classic rock shows. lafayettechamber.org/events/rock-the-plaza. —E.W.
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