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Top Tickets: November 1–7

Celebrate cultural traditions, listen to some jazzy beats, indulge in a food event, and more this week in the East Bay.


Contra Costa Performing Arts Society Concert: Jazz Piano
The Lafayette Library and Learning Center welcomes guests to this free musical event where a variety of performers will play standard jazz classics and new modern tones for an evening full of syncopated rhythm. lllcf.org.


Steven Texeira


Luna Mexicana
The Oakland Ballet Company celebrates Día de los Muertos through music and dance—with a special ballet dedicated to the singular artist Frida Kahlo—at the Paramount Theatre. Guests are invited to peruse the ofrendas in the lobby prior to the show and enjoy traditional refreshments such as tamales and Mexican hot chocolate. oaklandballet.org.



Iā ’Oe E Ka Lā Hula Competition and Festival
The oldest hula festival held outside of Hawaii, this unique gathering at Pleasanton’s Alameda County Fairgrounds showcases skilled solo and group performers, along with other food and traditions from the islands. kumuhulaassociation.com.


Jessamyn Photography

Food and Wine

Gourmet East Bay
Head to Walnut Creek’s Broadway Plaza to sample bites from the East Bay’s best restaurants (and local sips, as well) at this 21-and-over event, which raises money and awareness for Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano. diablomag.com.






Guys and Dolls
Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre tackles the timeless 1950s musical about gambling, luck, and love at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center in Pleasanton. firehousearts.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.