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Top Tickets: November 7-13

Witness the openings of two new theatrical productions, celebrate local seasonal bounty, laugh with a legendary satirist, and more.

Courtesy of Walnut Creek on Ice


Hello, Dolly!

11/7-11/24 Matchmaker Dolly Gallagher-Levi’s comic and romantic adventures come to life at the Douglas Morrisson Theatre in Hayward to a soundtrack of musical theater staples. dmtonline.org.


Food and Drink

Celebrating the Abundance of Autumn

11/7 Chef Paul Canales, Oakland’s Duende restaurant, and Cooks Company Produce celebrate the harvest season with a Spanish-style six-course feast featuring local produce. duendeoakland.com.


Bull in a China Shop / Aurora Theatre Company


Walnut Creek on Ice

11/8-1/20 Head to the corner of Civic Drive and Broadway in Walnut Creek for daily public open skating times that are sure to put you in a festive holiday mood. The rink will also host ice skating academies for all ages throughout the season. walnutcreekonice.com.



Bull in a China Shop

11/8-12/8 The latest comedy opening at Berkeley’s Aurora Theatre Company sees feminist Mary Woolley revolutionize education and empower women at Mount Holyoke College at the turn of the 20th century. auroratheatre.org.


David Sedaris / Cal Performances


Speaker Series: David Sedaris

11/9 Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall welcomes legendary satirist David Sedaris, whose most recent book of essays, Calypso, reached The New York Times best-seller list. The evening will take a hilarious look at Sedaris’s famous stories. calperformances.org.




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