Events Listings

Highlights-East Bay Through August 29

Tuesday August 17, 2010 - 01:18:00 PM

"DOWNTOWN BERKELEY MUSICFEST," -- Aug. 20 through Aug. 29. More than 50 performances will take place at 11 different venues across Berkeley's Downtown Arts District, with bands and artists such as The Blasters, Terence Brewer Trio, Dawn Drake, Turtle Island Quartet, Mark Hummel and more. Visit website for complete lineup and locations.



"Good Guys 24th West Coast Nationals," Aug. 27 through Aug. 29, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun. The west's largest automotive event, featuring more than 3,500 classic cars, hot rods and customs. The event also includes hundreds of vendor exhibits, an automotive swap meet, live entertainment and more. $6-$18; $8 Parking. (925) 838-9876, 

4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton. (925) 426-7600,


ARDENWOOD HISTORIC FARM Ardenwood farm is a working farm that dates back to the time of the Patterson Ranch, a 19th-century estate with a mansion and Victorian Gardens. Today, the farm still practices farming techniques from the 1870s. Unless otherwise noted, programs are free with regular admission.  


"Blacksmithing," Thursday, Friday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Watch a blacksmith turn iron into useful tools.  

"Horse-Drawn Train," Thursday, Friday and Sunday. A 20-minute ride departs from Ardenwood Station and Deer Park.  

"Animal Feeding," Thursday-Sunday, 3-4 p.m. Help slop the hogs, check the henhouse for eggs and bring hay to the livestock.  

"Victorian Flower Arranging," Thursday, 10:15-11:30 a.m. Watch as Ardenwood docents create floral works of art for display in the Patterson House.  

"Cajun Zydeco Festival," Aug. 21, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Enjoy the best in Cajun/Zydeco music, dancing, and delicious food. Visit with farm animals, take a train, and listen to live music from the Pine Leaf Boys. $2-$20.  

$1-$5; free children under age 4. Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 34600 Ardenwood Blvd., Fremont. (510) 796-0199, (510) 796-0663,



Rufus Wainwright, Aug. 21, 8 p.m. $40.50-$46.  

Bob Dylan, Aug. 24, 8 p.m. $67.50.  

1807 Telegraph Ave., Oakland. (510) 452-0438.< 



"Art and Soul Oakland Festival," Aug. 21 and Aug. 22, Noon-6 p.m. Enjoy the finest art and food that the Bay Area has to offer while listening to the sounds of artists such as CAKE, MC Hammer, En Vogue, Pete Escovedo and more. $5-$10, children 12 and under are free. 

14th Street and Broadway, Oakland. < 



"22nd Annual Freight Fiddle Summit," Aug. 26. Featuring Alasdair Fraser, Darol Anger and Kimberly Fraser. $24.50-$25.50.  

Shana Morrison, Aug. 28. $18.50-$19.50.  

Music starts at 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted. 2020 Addison St., Berkeley. (510) 548-1761,



"Zucchini Festival," Aug. 21 and Aug. 22, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Food, cooking demonstrations, live music, children's rides, games and other entertainment. $2-$5, children under five are free. (510) 278-2079, 

19501 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward. (510) 670-7275.< 



Neal Pollack, Aug. 20, 7:30 p.m. The author discusses his memoir "Stretch: The Unlikely Making of a Yoga Dude.''  

10 a.m.-11 p.m. daily. 2476 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley. (510) 849-2087,



The Blasters, Aug. 26, 8 p.m. $14-$16.  

For ages 21 and older. 2284 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley. (510) 548-1159,



Patrice Rushen and Friends, Aug. 20 and Aug. 21, 8 and 10 p.m. Fri. - Sat.  


Shows are Monday through Saturday, 8 and 10 p.m.; Sunday, 2 and 7 p.m., unless otherwise noted. 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland. (510) 238-9200,<