Arts & Events

Don't Miss This

By Dorothy Snodgrass
Friday May 03, 2013 - 03:39:00 PM

If you've had it up to here with the overblown description of the Boston Marathon Attack, cheer up. Fortunately for those of us living in the bay area, there are some fabulous events and activities running now through summer and fall -- ballet, concerts, art exhibits, comedians, all designed to wipe out grim memories of that Attack.

Let's start with our own Oakland East Bay Symphony, with Michael Morgan, Music Director. On May 3, at 8 p.m. there will be a program of Beethoven and Cesar Franck at the Paramount Theatre (510)444-0801. Then on Saturday, June 1, 8 p.m., a program celebrating the music of Dave Brubeck will liven things up. 1-800-745-3000. 

Wente Vineyards In Livermore will kick off their concert series on July 10 with Huey Lewis and his band. 

Woodminster Summer Musicals features: July 12-21 "Annie Get Your Gun; August 9-18 "A Chorus Line," Sept. 6-15 "Legally Blond" Joaquin Miller Park, Oakland. (510) 531-9597. 

"Fame, Infamy,Immortality" (China's Terracota Warriors) Asian Art Museum, S.F. Ends May 27. 

Hillsborough 18th Annual Art and Wine Festival, Sat. May 4 - 10:00 - 7:00, Sun. May 6 - 10:00 - 5:00. (925) 672-2300. 

Oakland Greek Festival, Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 4700 Lincoln Ave., Basile will perform. May `17, 18 and 19. (510) 531-3400. 

Martinez Open Studios, Free Self-Guided Art Studios Tour, May 4th and 5th. Martinez, California. 

Diablo Ballet, "The Power of World Class Artists," May 3 and 4, Shadelands Arts Center, Auditorium, Walnut Creek, performed to live music, including wine and hors d'oeuvre. (925) 943-1775. 

"Black Watch," "Theatrical Event of the Year," A.C.T., S.F., begins May 9th, (415) 749-2228. 

We trust that the above stimulating and bound-to-please events will wipe out haunting memories of the Boston Marathon Attack!