Native Gardens

10/18-11/16 Two new-neighbor couples clash over the line between their properties—which threatens a prize-winning garden—in the Lesher Center for the Arts’ newest play, a comedy exploring race, privilege, and good taste.


Top Tickets: October 17-23

Nic Stone / Firehouse Arts Center


Nic Stone in Conversation with Daniel Handler

10/18 Pleasanton’s Firehouse Arts Center welcomes young adult author Nic Stone, the trailblazer behind Dear Martin, Odd One Out, and the brand-new Jackpot, for a conversation with Daniel Handler, of Lemony Snicket and A Series of Unfortunate Events fame.



Haunted Depot

10/18, 10/19, 10/25, 10/26, 10/31 Start your Halloween celebrations with a trip to Benicia’s Southern Pacific Railroad Depot, which has recently found itself facing an invasion of ghosts and goblins.


Top Tickets: October 17-23

Oktoberfest 2019 / Walnut Creek Downtown

Food and Drink

Oktoberfest 2019

10/19 This year’s 5th annual Walnut Creek Oktoberfest celebration in Civic Park will feature music, dancing, arts and crafts, a kids’ zone, gourmet food, vendors, and, of course, a biergarten with dozens of craft beers to enjoy.



All British Motor Show 2019

10/20 More than 150 classic motorcycles and fine cars from Britain descend on Danville’s Blackhawk Museum. The day will include judging, awards, and a raffle.


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