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Top Tickets: October 4–10

Check out a festival full of ideas, a Diwali celebration, a local Oktoberfest, and more this week in the East Bay.



BAMPFA

Film

RBG
10/5
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive hosts a special screening of the documentary on Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The film explores her early career, her current role, and her personal life as the “Notorious RBG.” bampfa.org.

 

Discussions

Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas
10/5–10/6
Award-winning local-news organization Berkeleyside invites more than a dozen thought leaders to two downtown Berkeley theaters to discuss such charged topics as feminism, immigration, race, and identity. The dynamic speeches and performances are guaranteed to spark a dialogue. berkeleyideas.com.

 

Culture

FOG Diwali
10/6
Celebrate India’s biggest holiday, Diwali—the festival of lights—at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton. In addition to witnessing spectacular laser and fireworks presentations, attendees can enjoy a fashion show, a wellness fair, and a kids’ petting zoo with animal rides. fogsv.com/fog-diwali.

 

Clayton Oktoberfest

Beer

Clayton Oktoberfest
10/6–10/7
 The annual Oktoberfest jubilee in downtown Clayton brings Munich to the East Bay with a traditional beer garden, international music, Bavarian dancers, and a full-size carnival for the kids. claytonoktoberfest.com.

 

Festival

Pleasant Hill Art, Wine, and Music Festival
10/6–10/7
Downtown Pleasant Hill hosts the 16th annual festival filled with wine, art, and music. Rock out with East Bay Mudd during Saturday evening’s concert. pleasanthillchamber.com.


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