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Top Tickets: May 11–17

Ballet, beer, and books—looks like it’s a triple B kind of week.


This networking opportunity, at San Ramon’s Roundhouse Market and Conference Center, is designed to inspire, teach, and connect working moms—through panel discussions, workshops, real Mom Warrior stories, and more. bentogirl.org.




Dance Series 02
Smuin Ballet concludes its 23rd season with this performance at the Lesher Center for the Arts. Choreographer Trey McIntyre pays tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love in this dynamic and creative program. smuinballet.org, lesherartscenter.org.








Food and Drink

Livermore Valley Craft Beer Festival
The third annual beer festival at the Shrine Event Center, which benefits the Shriners Hospitals for Children’s transportation fund, is an afternoon outdoors with unlimited pours from more than 30 local breweries, along with bites and live music. livermorevalleycraftbeerfestival.com.






Rakestraw Books and Orinda Books Present an Evening with Paula Hawkins
Paula Hawkins, author of the thriller The Girl on the Train, makes a special stop on her U.S. tour for her latest book, Into the Water, at the Lafayette’s Bentley School. Her East Bay visit will be one of only seven in the entire country. rakestrawbooks.com, orindabooks.com.



Notes and Words
Musicians and writers unite for this UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland event at the Fox Theater. Hamilton star Daveed Diggs, East Bay author Michael Lewis, and indie band The Head and the Heart are just a few of the many performers this year. notesandwords.org.


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