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The List: May

Turn up the heat with wine and chocolate, a world-premiere ballet, and a contest for the best-dressed pet.


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5/10 Wine and Chocolate Stroll

Food and Wine

Wine and Chocolate Stroll

(5/10) What’s better than shopping? Shopping plus wine and chocolate! Head to downtown Danville for this annual event, which features live music and special boutique deals. discoverdanvilleca.com.
 

5/11–5/12 Alice in Wonderland Ballet

Alice in Wonderland

(5/11–5/12) Contra Costa Ballet presents the world premiere of an all-new production of Lewis Carroll’s classic story, choreographed by Robert Dekkers, at the Lesher Center. contracostaballet.org.
 

Theater

The Waiting Period

(5/18–5/19) Television and radio personality Brian Copeland tackles chronic depression with both gravity and wit in his latest one-man show, traveling to Walnut Creek for two nights only. briancopeland.com.
 

Pets

Animals on Broadway

(5/20) Bring Fido to Broadway Plaza for Animal Rescue Foundation’s annual event, featuring a fundraising pet walk, best-dressed pet contest, wellness fair, dog wash, and adoptions. arf.net.
 

Literary

Stories from American Leaders

(5/21 & 5/25) East Bay hero Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger visits Lafayette (5/21) and Danville (5/25) to talk about Making a Difference, his new book on leadership. lafayettelib.org, rakestrawbooks.com.
 

5/27–6/1 Wings of Freedom History

Wings of Freedom

(5/27–6/1) For Memorial Day, get a different perspective on WWII by touring—or for $325–$425, flying in historic B-17, B-24, and P-51 warplanes at the Concord and Livermore airports. collingsfoundation.org.
 

Theater

The Tempest

(5/30–6/24) California Shakespeare Theater kicks off its summer season of outdoor theater in Orinda with the Bard’s tale of an exiled sorcerer, his daughter, and the civilization they left behind. calshakes.org.
 

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

 

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