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Top Tickets: September 21–27

Ballet, blues, and brews are all happening this weekend in the Bay.



Chris Hardy

Dance

Smuin Ballet: Dance Series 01
9/22–9/23
Smuin brings another groundbreaking ballet performance to the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek. The company’s Dance Series 01 features an ode to Frank Sinatra, love and romance, and a blend of ballet and popular dance. smuinballet.org. —C.B.

 

Food and Drink

Oktoberfest by the Bay
9/22–9/24
 Prost to Munich’s famed festival. Celebrate the harvest season with steins, pretzels, oompah music, and more at San Francisco’s Pier 48 event. oktoberfestbythebay.com. —L.B.

 

Mona Wong

Food and Drink

Eat Real Festival
9/22–9/24
Foodies unite at this three-day culinary extravaganza in Oakland, where local restaurants and food trucks descend on Jack London Square to serve up delicious bites and sips. eatrealfest.com. —C.B.

 

Food and Drink

Wine Walk
9/23
 Sip, stroll, and shop your way through downtown Benicia. Visit local spots for your pours and bites while enjoying a waterfront breeze. beniciamainstreet.org. —L.B.

 

Bay Area Blues Festival

 

Music

Bay Area Blues Festival
9/23–9/24
Boogies to some blues at this free music festival in downtown Martinez, and enjoy gourmet food, craft brews, and local wines—plus plenty of fun for kids. bayareabluesfestival.com. —C.B.


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