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Top Tickets: June 13-19

Celebrate Father’s Day weekend at a fair, a car show, and more.

Alameda County Fair


Once on this Island

6/14–7/21 Contra Costa Civic Theatre in El Cerrito presents this Caribbean-infused retelling of The Little Mermaid, complete with music and dance, a romance that crosses social classes, and questions about what is ultimately greater: love or death. ccct.org.



Alameda County Fair

6/14–7/7 From performances by Lifehouse and Loverboy to a carnival and cooking demos, this extravaganza at Pleasanton’s Alameda County Fairgrounds promises fun for all ages. To win a pair of free tickets, enter in Diablo’s June contest. alamedacountyfair.com.


Wine Walk


Wine Walk

6/15 Take a summer stroll down Benicia’s First Street for the city’s Wine Walk, where you can sample more than a dozen pours at local shops. beniciamainstreet.org.



Montclair Beer, Wine, and Music Festival

6/15 Oakland’s Montclair neighborhood springs to life with live music, pedal-powered tunes, interactive performance art, and tasting packages with 40-plus craft beers and artisan wines. montclairvillage.com.



Father’s Day Car Show

6/16 Bring your favorite paternal figure to the parking lot in front of Danville’s Blackhawk Museum to marvel at hundreds of classic, collectible, hot rod, and muscle cars. With a separate ticket, you can also enjoy a champagne brunch inside the spectacular automotive gallery. blackhawkmuseum.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.