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Top Tickets: September 7–13

This week, there’s something for everyone, from film buffs to chocolate lovers—and everyone in between.



Film

California Independent Film Festival
9/7–9/13
As the 20-year-old film festival takes over Lamorinda theaters, be sure to catch a showing of As Good As It Gets at Orinda Theatre on September 9. Stay tuned for a special VIP reception with Academy Award–winner Helen Hunt at Cine Cuvée. caiff.org.

 

Stephen Joseph

Outdoors

Moonlight on the Mountain
9/9
Support a good cause as you join Save Mount Diablo for a three-course meal, live music, and auctions —all while taking in Mount Diablo’s natural beauty under the stars. savemountdiablo.org.

 

Ghirardelli Chocolate Company

Food

Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival
9/9–9/10
Indulge in a weekend of sweets at Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco. The 22nd annual festival features cooking demonstrations by local chefs, live music, and the famous Earthquake Ice Cream Sundae Eating Contest. ghirardelli.com.

 

Literature

Bill Nye The Science Guy
9/10
Nerd out with your favorite scientist as the New York Times’ bestselling author talks about his new book, Everything all at Once, at the UC Theatre in Berkeley. Tickets include a copy of Bill Nye’s book. theuctheatre.org.

 

Music

The Ray Obiedo Group
9/10
Don’t miss Richmond-born Ray Obiedo—who has worked with some of the finest jazz musicians in the world—and his band when they put on a performance at Armando’s in Martinez. armandosmartinez.com.


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.