The List: July
Summer sizzles with Shakespeare in the vineyards, jazz at the mall, and the ultimate BBQ grill-off.
Spring Blossoms by Pam Glover courtesy of Kerwin Galleries
Livermore Shakespeare Festival
6/30–7/31 Sip some wine while William Shakespeare’s Macbeth and Ken Ludwig’s Lend Me a Tenor come to life at Concannon Vineyard. livermoreshakes.org.
A Life in Art
7/10–9/11 The artistic legacy of Orinda’s Pam Glover is honored at Hearst Art Gallery, with an exhibit of her illustrations and paintings. stmarys-ca.edu/arts.
7/7–21 Get jazzy at Broadway Plaza’s summer series, featuring Chieli Minucci (7/7), Jeff Kashiwa (7/14), and Brenda Russell (7/21). broadwayplaza.com.
7/9–17 Festival Opera kicks off its 20th season with Giuseppe Verdi’s tragic love story, at the Lesher Center. festivalopera.org.
7/11–12 Going beyond Pearl Jam, Vedder performs songs he’s written for films such as Into the Wild and Eat Pray Love at Paramount Theatre. paramounttheatre.com.
Tri-Valley High: the Series
7/13–8/3 The Creatures of Impulse improv troupe works with the audience to create the characters and plot in this four-part play at Pleasanton’s Firehouse Arts Center. firehousearts.org.
Summer Serenade and Wine Stroll
7/14 Enjoy the sun—and your nearest historic downtown—as Pleasanton and Danville host wine and shopping events. discoverdanvilleca.com, pleasantondowntown.net.
Bay Area BBQ Championship
7/16 More than 30 area grill-masters face off before the A’s game, with a celebrity judging panel, a performance by La Toya London, and delicious eats. bayareabbq.org.
Chevron Family Theatre Festival
7/30 At this annual Lesher Center event, kids get up close and personal with actors, musicians, and dancers through nonstop entertainment. lesherartscenter.org.
For more events, check out Top Tickets every Monday at diablomag.com.