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Top Tickets: November 16–22

Dances, drinks, and Dickens keep things festive this week.


Saint Mary’s College Dance Company Presents Counterparts
11/16–­11/18 The Moraga campus hosts this fall dance showcase at the LeFevre Theatre. All aspects of performance, including choreography and production, are created and designed by the senior class for a celebratory dance collaboration. stmarys-ca.com.


Keith Sutter


Smuin Ballet’s The Christmas Ballet
11/17–11/18 Walnut Creek’s Lesher Center for the Arts presents the annual Smuin Ballet holiday special, celebrating the Christmas season with a dazzling ballet performance. Including both classical and contemporary styles of dance, this show has something for everyone. smuinballet.org. —Colin Bean



Spirit and Sweater Stroll
Don your favorite ugly holiday sweater, and stroll along Pleasanton’s Main Street. Guests will enjoy spirit tastings and craft cocktails at more than 20 downtown locations. pleasantondowntown.net.


Rich Yee


The Great Dickens Christmas Fair and Victorian Holiday Party
Embrace your inner Tiny Tim, and head to this Victorian holiday festival at the Cow Palace in Daly City. Enjoy live performances, traditional eats, fascinating shops, and a newly expanded children’s area for a day well spent in the British Empire. dickensfair.com.


Food and Wine

The Grateful Table Benefit with Chef Tyler Florence
Visit California hosts this benefit dinner to support homes and businesses impacted by the Wine Country fires. Join 1,000 other guests along the Napa and Sonoma county line to sip North Bay wines and eat food prepared by Food Network chef Tyler Florence. visitcalifornia.com/attraction/grateful-table.

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