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Top Tickets: June 20-26

This week, enjoy the performing, literary, and culinary arts in the East Bay.



Stacy Ross performs in Aurora Theatre Company's The Year of Magical Thinking

Wine

Walnut Creek Uncorked

6/20 More than 20 wineries and businesses team up in downtown Walnut Creek to provide sips and bites to visitors as they enjoy the various shops and live performances along this popular wine walk, which begins at the Walnut Creek City Hall. walnutcreekdowntown.com.

 

Theater

The Year of Magical Thinking

6/21–7/27 Berkeley’s Aurora Theatre Company presents a stage adaptation of Joan Didion’s unforgettable and award-winning memoir following her emotional journey after the loss of her husband and severe illness of her daughter. auroratheatre.org.

 

Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner

Literature

Girls’ Saturday Night Out: An Evening with Jennifer Weiner

6/22 The Bay Area Book Festival’s Women Lit speaker series welcomes Jennifer Weiner to the David Brower Center in Berkeley for a book signing and conversation about her latest novel, Mrs. Everything. The story centers around two sisters struggling with evolving societal gender roles throughout their lives. baybookfest.org.

 

Dance

Fallen Heroes, Rising Stars: A Juneteenth Celebration Through Dance

6/22–6/23 Honor Juneteenth—the day commemorating the emancipation of slaves in the United States—with Oakland’s Grown Women Dance Collective. Performed at the Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts, the show pays tribute to black visionaries including Prince, Aretha Franklin, and Maya Angelou. grownwomendance.org.

 

Food

Paella and Sangria Masterclass

6/25 Telefèric Barcelona—a tapas and pintxo hot spot in Walnut Creek—offers a culinary lesson in the creation of the perfect paella, complete with live entertainment and a sangria-making contest. telefericbarcelona.com.

 


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