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The List: May

As the weather heats, the fun hits the streets, with fests celebrating food, music, and even dogs.


Untitled by Judith Scott, courtesy of Creative Growth Art Center

The Lady With All the Answers
4/28–5/15 Center Rep brings Ann Landers from the page to the stage, with this chatty monologue about the real woman behind the advice column, at the Lesher Center. centerrep.org.

First Wednesday Street Party
5/4 Downtown Pleasanton kicks off its monthly summer series with a Cinco de Mayo–themed party, featuring Latin band Ruckatan, a beer and wine garden, and family fun. pleasantondowntown.net.

5/11–9/25 View work from the three leading centers for artists with disabilities in the United States—including Oakland’s Creative Growth Art Center—at this inspiring Berkeley Art Museum exhibit. bampfa.berkeley.edu.

Family Fun
Waterworld California
5/14 Cool off at Concord’s water park when it opens for summer, with thrill rides down 37 slides. How about the twisty Hurricane or the 70-foot free fall of Cliffhanger? waterworldcalifornia.com.

Food and WineDavid Hawe
Taste of Lafayette
Take a culinary walking tour of downtown Lafayette, sampling food from 20 restaurants, including Chevalier, Postino, and Yankee Pier, followed by dessert, live music, and prizes at the plaza. lafayettechamber.org.

Blue Man Group
The Blue Man Group visits San Francisco’s Golden Gate Theatre, with all the drumming, paint, and PVC pipe you can handle. shnsf.com

Doggie Night
Bring Fido to downtown Danville for a pet-friendly evening. Start at Molly’s Pup-Purr-ee, then visit other businesses for doggie treats, prizes, and entertainment. discoverdanvilleca.com.

Art & Wind Festival
San Ramon Central Park hosts two days of aerial fun, including a hot air balloon launch, hang-gliding simulator, and kite flying. artandwind.com.

For even more event picks, check out the Top Tickets blog every Monday at diablomag.com.


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