The List: June
Soak up the sun with open studios, carnival rides, and yoga with Michael Franti.
Dale Chihuly: The Venetians
(6/1–7/20) See the work of renowned contemporary American glass artist Chihuly at Saint Mary’s College Museum of Art. The exhibit features 72 Venetians he created during a 1988 trip to Venice, where he produced his most baroque work. stmarys-ca.edu/museum.
East Bay Open Studios
(6/7–8, 14–15) Download a directory, and plot your route to some of more than 400 open studios throughout the East Bay. Meet the artists, explore new neighborhoods, and purchase a masterpiece (or two) for your home. proartsgallery.org.
(6/14–15) At this 96th annual event, embrace your inner cowgirl and witness bull riding, steer wrestling, wild cow milking, and team roping. Don’t miss the parade on Saturday morning, or the dance on Sunday evening. livermorerodeo.org.
Father’s Day Car Show
(6/15) Take Dad for a fun day in Blackhawk Plaza. Eat omelets at The Little Pear, then head to Blackhawk Automotive Museum for local hot rods, muscle cars, and classics outside, and International Automotive Treasures inside. Dads get in free. blackhawkmuseum.org.
(6/17–7/13) Originally a 2007 motion picture, this charming Tony Award–winning Broadway musical visits San Francisco’s Curran Theatre. About a struggling Irish street musician, it features an ensemble of actor–musicians who play their own instruments onstage. shnsf.com.
Alameda County Fair
(6/18–7/6) The Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton is a perennial hot ticket, with carnival rides, horse (and pig) racing, funnel cakes, and midway games. Plus, fireworks return on the Fourth of July for the first time in 16 years. alamedacountyfair.com.
Michael Franti and Spearhead
(6/21) The East Bay’s own barefoot poet headlines Berkeley’s Greek Theatre. Before the hip hop–reggae–folk tunes get you on your feet, join an hour-long yoga class with Franti and Bay Area yogis. apeconcerts.com.
Food and Drink
Walk in the Wild
(6/21) Toast the tigers at this food-focused Oakland Zoo fundraiser. Nearly 100 Bay Area bakeries, breweries, restaurants, and wineries offer their best, as you take in the animal exhibits and dance under the stars. oaklandzoo.org.
For even more events, check out the Community Calendar at diablomag.com.