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The List: October

It’s an eclectic autumn lineup, with a circus, a jazz ballet, and artistic ofrendas.


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Rob Blackburn

CULTURE
Vivo: Days of the Dead

10/6–12/5
View installations and ofrendas by artists and community groups at this annual Oakland Museum exhibit, celebrating the living and honoring the dead. museumca.org.

FAMILY FUN
Circus Oz
10/7–10/10

Australia’s traveling circus (pictured above) stops in Berkeley to perform acrobatics and comedy—in wacky costumes and choreographed to the tunes of its own rock band. calperformances.org.

CELEBRATION
On Broadway
10/9

Walnut Creek’s Lesher Center for the Arts celebrates 20 years with a gala hosted by Brian Copeland, including dinner, auctions, live music, and dancing. draa.org.

ART
By Hand
10/10–10/12

American Craft Week is in October, and the Hearst Art Gallery celebrates with work by Bay Area artisans in mediums ranging from pottery to quilts. hearstartgallery.org.

SPORTS
CVS Pharmacy LPGA Challenge
10/11–10/17

Catch a glimpse of U.S. Women’s Open champion (and Pleasanton native) Paula Creamer as she competes against other pros at Blackhawk Country Club. cvslpga.com.Ashraf

DANCE
Tribute to Lena Horne
10/15–10/16

Diablo Ballet (pictured right) opens its season with a world-premiere jazz tribute, featuring vocalist Clairdee—as well as the pas de deux from Lady of the Camellias. diabloballet.org.

FOOD AND DRINK
Oktoberfest
10/16

If you can’t be in Germany, head to Concord’s Todos Santos Plaza to celebrate Oktoberfest, with a biergarten, food vendors, midway rides and games, and live polka music. cityofconcord.org.

THEATER
25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
10/22–11/7

Tri-Valley Rep presents this hilarious musical about six quirky but endearing kids competing for the ultimate spelling prize. trivalleyrep.org.

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