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Top Tickets: August 30–September 5

Foodie gatherings, musical evenings, and after-hour sips wrap up the end of summer.



California Academy of Sciences

Science

NightLife Spotlight
8/30
Is everything better with cocktails? If you answered “yes,” this after-hours event at the California Academy of Sciences—which pairs discussions about climate change with food and drink—is for you. calacademy.org.

 

Music

Broadway Plaza Summer Concert Series
8/30
The August concert series at Walnut Creek’s Broadway Plaza comes to a close this Thursday with a performance by Bee Gees tribute band Bee Gees Gold. broadwayplaza.com.

 

Taste of Oakland

Food

Taste of Oakland
9/1
The third and final Taste of Oakland event of the summer will include live music, food and drinks, technology demos, and more. Entry to the festival is free, although donations—which benefit the local charity Youth Aid Nonprofit—are welcomed. tasteofoakland.com.

 

Festival

Walnut Creek First Wednesday
9/5
Live entertainment, food trucks, and a Kids Fun Zone come to downtown Walnut Creek the first Wednesday of each month as part of a new street-fair series, hosted by the Walnut Creek Downtown Business Association. walnutcreekdowntown.com.

 

Theater

Mamma Mia!
Through 10/7
If the release of the film Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again made you nostalgic for the original, catch Center REPeratory’s production of the fun ABBA musical at the Lesher Center for the Arts. lesherartscenter.com.


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