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Top Tickets: October 24-30

This week in the East Bay, purchase affordable art, become immersed in local theater and dance, and celebrate Halloween in style.


The 2019 Affordable Art Show

10/25-12/16 Danville’s Village Theatre Art Gallery’s latest exhibition highlights paintings, photography, and sculptures available for purchase for less than $199. The pieces will range widely in subject, from landscapes to animals to more abstract concepts. danville.ca.gov.



In·ter·twine: AXIS’ Fall Season at Z Space

10/25-10/27 AXIS Dance Company’s fall season centers on Arthur Pita’s Alice in Californiland, the inclusive dance company’s first international commission, which explores themes of homelessness and being ignored by society. The show will also include a selection by Bay Area choreographer Robert Dekkers and a world premiere from Arch Dance Company’s Jennifer Archibald. axisdance.org.


Courtesy of Walnut Creek Downtown



Trick or Treat in Downtown Walnut Creek

10/25 Bring your tiny witch, superhero, or ghost (age 12 or younger) to trick or treat at select businesses for the 12th annual event in downtown Walnut Creek. The fun begins at City Hall Plaza. walnutcreekdowntown.com.


Courtesy of Town Hall Theatre



Town Hall Theatre’s 75th Anniversary Masquerade Gala

10/26 Town Hall Theatre invites lovers of drama and the stage to don their masks and ball attire and head to the Lafayette Veterans Memorial Center in celebration of their 75th anniversary. The evening will include a cocktail hour, dinner, auction, dancing, and even a cabaret show. townhalltheatre.com.



Boo at the Zoo

10/26-10/27 The Oakland Zoo’s annual Halloween spectacular includes a treat hunt around the zoo in costume, animal treat-making, a spooky train, face paint, and more. Get a glimpse at the animals’ holiday celebrations, too. oaklandzoo.org.


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