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Top Tickets: October 19–25

Ghostly tours, zombie beer crawls, and Dia de Los Muertos celebrations are happening this week in the East Bay.

Ben Krantz


Alice in Wonderland
10/20–10/21 Pleasanton’s Firehouse Arts Center hosts this family-friendly show by DLUX Puppets. Life-sized puppets take the stage and embark on a creative and fun journey down the rabbit hole. firehousearts.org. —L.B.



Ghost Walk
Embark on a journey through Pleasanton’s past, and perhaps meet some of the town’s more transparent residents. This 90-minute, family-friendly guided tour takes you along some of Main Street’s most haunted sites. pleasantondowntown.com. —L.B.


Jack Sickenberger


Zombie Brew Crawl
Don your best zombie attire, invade Downtown Martinez, and … sample beer! A cash prize will be given to the best individual and group zombie costumes. zombiebrewcrawl.com. —A.D.


Speaker Series

10/22 Oakland will host its inaugural TEDx event at the Oakland Tech High School Auditorium. The all-day event features a wide range of thought-provoking speakers, leaders, and artists invested in shaping the city of Oakland. tedxoakland.org. —L.B.



23rd Annual Days of the Dead Community Celebration
Experience the Mexican holiday at the Oakland Museum of California, where there will be arts and crafts, calavera face painting, and other festive offerings. museumca.org. —A.D.

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.