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Top Tickets: November 8–14

Celebrate this week with ice-skating, a free movie, bacon and beer, and more.


Free Movie Night
The second Thursday of each month, Diablo hosts a free movie night at the Orinda Theatre. In November, honor the late, great Burt Reynolds by watching the 1972 backwoods thriller Deliverance. lamorindatheatres.com.


Walnut Creek on Ice


Children’s Winter Festival
Walnut Creek on Ice kicks off its 14th season with a winter celebration that includes skating performances, pizza, hot chocolate, face painting, and more. The first 250 guests get free admission and rentals, so head to Civic Park early. walnutcreekonice.com.



The Hip Hop Nutcracker
The tale you know and love gets a remix in this rendition of Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic. See the mash-up at Oakland’s Paramount Theatre of the Arts. paramounttheatre.com.


Bacon and Beer Classic // Cannonball Productions


San Francisco Bacon and Beer Classic
Bacon and beer lovers unite at AT&T Park to celebrate two great things in life. With more than 300 breweries pouring and 30+ bacon-infused dishes being served—plus lawn games, music, and eating contests—you just might think you’ve made it to hoppy-piggy heaven. baconandbeerclassic.com.



Michael Gilbertson
The San Francisco Chamber Orchestra composer-in-residence and 2018 Pulitzer Prize finalist (one of the youngest in history) presents both his music and his process at Berkeley’s Freight and Salvage. thefreight.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.