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Top Tickets: October 10-16

This week in the East Bay, enjoy art inspired by Lake Tahoe, rock out to the band behind “Pompeii,” visit two new exhibitions at OMCA, and more.

Bastille / Greek Theatre at UC Berkeley


Tahoe Blue

10/10 Jennifer Perlmutter’s Lafayette pop-up, JPG@TheBank, debuts an exhibition inspired by the clear waters and bright skies of one of the world’s 20 oldest lakes. The evening will also include a talk from guest speaker Susan Safipour, former editor-in-chief of Diablo magazine. jenniferperlmuttergallery.com.




10/11 Rolling Stone called them “Britpop’s new crown princes,” and this week, they’re performing at the Greek Theatre at UC Berkeley. Bastille is beloved by fans for songs such as “Pompeii,” “Good Grief,” and “Quarter Past Midnight.” thegreekberkeley.com.


Michael Garlington and Natalia Bertotti, The Paper Arch, 2018 / Ron Blunt


No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man and ¡El Movimiento Vivo! Chicano Roots of El Día de los Muertos

10/12-2/6 and 10/16-2/16 Two new exhibitions arrive at the Oakland Museum of California: No Spectators, which highlights large-scale and awe-inspiring art from the Black Rock Desert event drawing over 70,000 visitors each year; and ¡El Movimiento Vivo!, a cultural exhibition interweaving Chicano activism and traditional Day of the Dead celebrations. museumca.org.




Tipping Point Amplified

10/12 The Fox Theater in Oakland hosts music and movie screen superstar Janelle Monáe and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’s hip-hop trailblazers the Roots for a benefit concert to battle local poverty in the Bay Area. thefoxoakland.com.



Night at the Museum—“Diamonds in Danville”

10/13 Relive the songs and stories of Neil Diamond with Jack Wright during a fundraising benefit at the Blackhawk Museum in Danville. The evening will also include a cocktail reception, silent auction, and three-course dinner. blackhawkmuseum.org.


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