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Top Tickets: March 22–28

Custom cars, classic tunes, and artistic evenings are coming up in the East Bay.


GLAS Animation Festival
Featuring works by an array of international animators, GLAS celebrates the rich artistry and diversity of animation. View feature-length films and shorts, and attend panels and live installations at six venues across Berkeley. glasanimation.com.


Rebecca Cross


Loving Janis
3/23 Bay Area musician Kyra Gordon combines the iconic sounds of psychedelic rocker Janis Joplin and folk singer Janis Ian at Berkeley’s Ashkenaz Music and Dance Community Center for a lively celebration of both women’s distinctive music and lasting cultural impact. ashkenaz.com.



Arts After Dark
The Walnut Creek Center for Community Arts hosts this laid-back evening of live music, vendors, and art workshops. Sip on complimentary Lagunitas Brewing Company beer while learning how to make prints, pour paints, and create your own unique ceramic masterpieces. communityarts.org.


Goodguys Rod and Custom Association


Goodguys All American Get-Together Car Show
Check out thousands of classic and customized cars, trucks, and hot rods at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton. Expect live music, races, and even a make-your-own model car activity for kids. good-guys.com.



A Moderated Conversation with Michelle Obama
This year’s Unique Lives and Experiences lecture series brings former First Lady Michelle Obama to speak at the Oracle Arena. Hear the dynamic writer, lawyer, and activist discuss some of the issues closest to her heart during her time in the White House, including her work promoting education around the world and healthy living here in the U.S. oraclearena.com.

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.