The List: November
This month, travel through time and space, without leaving the East Bay, from a hippie musical to the Viennese waltz to the sounds of big band music.
10/25–11/20 The Age of Aquarius is only a BART ride away, when the Tony Award–winning musical about peace and love in the 1960s visits the Golden Gate Theatre. shnsf.com.
New World A-Comin’
11/4 Oakland East Bay Symphony kicks off its Paramount Theatre season with selections by Duke Ellington and George Gershwin, with special guest pianist Sara Davis Buechner. oebs.org.
Food and Drink
Gourmet East Bay
11/5 Diablo’s celebration of food goes beyond the page into a bash at Broadway Plaza, with bites from East Bay restaurants, music, and dancing—all benefiting area food banks. gourmeteastbay.com.
Viennese Waltz Ball
11/12 Don your best gown, and head to Oakland’s Scottish Rite Center, where the San Francisco Waltzing Society hosts its annual ball, with a live symphony orchestra. sfwaltzingsociety.org
11/15 Nature shines in this Livermore performance by theatrical dance troupe MOMIX, depicting the changing of seasons with eye-popping, props and illusions. livermoreperformingarts.org.
BG Craft Fest
11/19 Score unique gifts for your friends and family at Bedford Gallery’s gathering of 20 local crafters selling handmade jewelry, bath products, chocolates, and bags. bedfordgallery.org.
11/25–11/27 For some family fun over Thanksgiving break, head to Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall for this wildly popular comedy and vaudeville show from a “certified lunatic and master of the impossible.” calperformances.org.
European Train Enthusiasts
11/25–1/15 Blackhawk Museum presents scale-model locomotives moving through miniature landscapes, from the Alps to downtown Berlin. blackhawkmuseum.org.
For even more event picks, check out Top Tickets every Monday at diablomag.com.