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The List: November

Dig in to a main course of foodie events, plus tasty sides of theater and art.




Gourmet Ghettos: Modern Food Rituals
This exhibit of the Magnes Collection in Berkeley explores the importance of food rituals in Jewish history and traditions, with more than 150 objects and art works. magnes.org.



Gourmet East Bay
You’re invited to Diablo magazine and Broadway Plaza’s annual celebration of food, with bites from more than 20 local restaurants, wine and beer, and live music. Proceeds benefit the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano. gourmeteastbay.com.



Saveur Speaks
Meet Betsy Andrews, the executive editor of gourmet food and wine magazine Saveur, when she speaks at a special dinner at Danville’s Rakestraw Books. rakestrawbooks.com.



The Sorcerer’s Apprentice Meets The Hobbit
(11/7, 11/9)
Pacific Chamber Symphony kicks off its new season with fantastical music, including the world premiere of The Hobbit: A Symphonic Portrait performed in Livermore and Lafayette. pacificchambersymphony.org.




Walnut Creek On Ice
The holiday ice rink returns to Civic Park for two months of gliding, spinning, and, well, slipping and falling. Grab a frequent skater pass for a discounted rate. iceskatewalnutcreek.com.




Keith Haring, courtesy of the de Young Museum


Keith Haring: The Political Line
The de Young hosts the first major Haring exhibit in nearly two decades. See more than 130 works of art, including large-scale paintings, sculptures, and subway drawings that explore his response to political issues of the 1980s. deyoung.famsf.org.




Jeremy Daniel


I Love Lucy: Live On Stage
(11/11–11/23) One of America’s most beloved television programs comes to life—in color—at San Francisco’s Curran Theatre. See what Lucy, Ricky, Fred, and Ethel were like behind the scenes as they “film” two I Love Lucy episodes. shnsf.com.


Courtesy of Cal Performances


The Old Woman
Mikhail Baryshnikov and Willem Dafoe star in this surreal production about an unwanted houseguest, which blends storytelling, comedy, and vaudeville, at Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall. calperformances.org.

For even more events, check out the Community Calendar and the weekly Top Tickets blog at diablomag.com.  

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