The List: June
Stock up on eclectic fun this summer, from bull riding, to roller-skating musicals, to dining with elephants.
6/14 One Direction
(5/18–6/23) Walnut Creek’s Center Rep takes audiences back to the ’80s with this humorously satirized stage adaptation of the Olivia Newton-John film about a mysterious roller-skating beauty. centerrep.org.
Tony Hawk Rad Science
(5/26–9/3) How do skateboarders pop an ollie, or pull off a double heelflip? The science of extreme sports is on display at this brand-new exhibit at Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science. lawrencehallofscience.org.
(6/6–6/10) Dust off your boots and 10-gallon hat. The annual rodeo is here, with all the wild cow milking, steer wrestling, barrel racing, roping, and bull riding you can handle. Yeehaw! livermorerodeo.org.
(6/14) Step aside, Justin Bieber. The hottest new act on the tween scene—a British boy band comprised of former U.K. X Factor contestants—descends on Oakland’s Paramount Theatre. paramounttheatre.com.
(6/14–7/15) Berkeley Rep presents the world premiere of Vagina Monologues scribe Eve Ensler’s new play, about the issues facing young women. berkeleyrep.org.
Danville Fine Arts Faire
(6/16–6/17) Welcome summer with a stroll down Hartz Avenue to see work by more than 200 artists and crafters, enjoy Italian street painting and live music, and sip on fine wines and microbrews. mlaproductions.com.
Food and Wine
Walk in the Wild
(6/23) This “epicurean escapade” at the Oakland Zoo pairs exhibits with treats from the Bay Area’s finest restaurants, bakeries, breweries, and wineries, plus live music and dancing under the stars. oaklandzoo.org.
For even more picks, check out Top Tickets every Monday at diablomag.com.