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Top Tickets: September 20–26

Heat up your week with free comedy, contemporary ballet, and yoga in the vines in the East Bay.



Comedy

Comedy Night at Shiba Ramen
9/20
This free event at Shiba Ramen’s Oakland shop features a lineup of top Bay Area and touring comics. Hosted by local comedian Liz Stone, settle in for a true happy hour filled with plenty of laughs. eventbrite.com.

 

Chris Hardy

Dance

Smuin’s Dance Series 01
9/21–9/22
Smuin—the premier, contemporary ballet troupe—celebrates its 25th anniversary with its first series of the season at the Lesher Center for the Arts. The performance blends traditional technique with modern nuance to create a stunningly visual experience. lesherartscenter.org.

 

Outdoor

Yoga in the Vineyards
9/22
Inside Out Yoga Fitness instructor Wendy McGee leads guests through their practice at Darcie Kent Vineyards in Livermore. Bring a mat, water, sunscreen, and get flowing. Be sure to stay for a free glass of wine after your shavasana. insideoutyogafitness.com.

 

Joe Martinez

Music

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
9/23
Headlined by nine-time Grammy winner Wynton Marsalis and featuring The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’s musical director, Jon Batiste, the nation’s most lauded jazz orchestra performs the music of legendary bandleader Duke Ellington at The Greek Theatre. calperformances.org.

 

Art

William Keith: Sierras
Through 12/16
Saint Mary’s College Museum of Art presents an exhibition of dramatic landscape paintings by artist William Keith, who lived and worked in the East Bay. Also on view at the Moraga university’s vaunted gallery: Graphicanos: Contemporary Latino Prints and Stanley Koppel: Artist as Activist. stmarys-ca.org.


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