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The List: September

There’s fun for everyone this month, from art exhibits and vintage fashion to an author appearance and boxing.


7/8-9/16 The Nature of Collecting

“Rapids” by Hiroshi Yoshida


The Nature of Collecting

(7/8–9/16) East Bay Regional Parks Ranger Roger Epperson loved local landscapes so much, he collected hundreds of early California paintings, etchings, and prints. View some in this posthumous exhibit at Saint Mary’s College Museum of Art. stmarys-ca.edu/arts.


Lucky Stiff

(8/31–10/7) Center Rep kicks off its season at Walnut Creek’s Lesher Center with Lucky Stiff, a zany off-Broadway murder mystery musical. centerrep.org.

9/8 Andre Ward // Courtesy of Alexis CuarezmaSports

Andre Ward vs. Chad Dawson

(9/8) Are you ready to rumble? Super Middlewight Champion (and Dublin resident) Andre Ward defends against Light Heavyweight Kingpin Chad Dawson, in a boxing battle at Oracle Arena. coliseum.com.


Jeff Shaara

(9/11) History buffs won’t want to miss a Walnut Creek appearance by New York Times best-selling author Jeff Shaara. The event commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, which is the setting for many of Shaara’s novels. wclibrary.org. WEB EXTRA: Learn more about Jeff Shaara, his writing process, the best battlefields he's visited, and what to expect from his Walnut Creek, appearance in our Q&A, here.


Alameda Point Vintage Fashion Faire

(9/14–9/15) Head to the O Club for four ballrooms of vintage fashions, from Victorian to Art Deco to steam punk—plus live music and cocktails from St. George Spirits. alamedapointantiquesfaire.com.

Food and Wine


(9/22) For its first food fest, the city of Dublin adds an edible “splat” zone, a food sculpture creation, and fireworks to the more traditional tastings, culinary demos, and arts and crafts booths. ci.dublin.ca.us.

9/22–11/18 Local Treasures // “wounded lover” by Wanxin Zhang/photo by Diane DingArt

Local Treasures

(9/22–11/18) Bay Area ceramic artists, including UC Berkeley’s Wanxin Zhang, are celebrated in this exhibition at Berkeley Art Center. berkeleyartcenter.org.

For even more picks, check out the weekly Top Tickets blog at diablomag.com.


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