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Top Tickets: August 22-28

Spend this week enjoying live music from a legendary local band, savoring delicious tacos, crafting your own artwork, and more.


Arts After Dark

8/23 Walnut Creek’s Center for Community Arts presents an evening of crafting and art making; visitors are invited to tour different stations led by teaching artists. Proceeds from the event will go toward the center’s scholarship programs. eventbrite.com.



Concord Taco Fest

8/24 More than 15 eateries dish out all types of tacos, from street-food favorites to unconventional recipes, at this food fete in Todos Santos Plaza. Live entertainment—including a Ballet Folklórico performance, luchador wrestling, and Chihuahua races—adds to the Mexican-‚Äčthemed fun. concordtacofest.com.


Tower of Power / Fox Theater


Tower of Power

8/24 Originally founded in Oakland in 1968, East Bay band Tower of Power perform at their hometown Fox Theater. San Francisco’s Con Brio will open the show. thefoxoakland.com.





Swanicorn by Melissa and Gracyn Gardner / Chocolate and Chalk Art Festival


Chocolate and Chalk Art Festival

8/24 Head to Berkeley’s Gourmet Ghetto on Shattuck Avenue to witness (or participate in) a dazzling chalk-art contest with cash prizes. There’s also a menu of delectable chocolate treats on offer, as well as live entertainment and vendor booths at this free, family-friendly event. anotherbullwinkelshow.com.



Memory and Imagination

8/25-10/12 The Village Theatre Art Gallery’s latest exhibition features art from Danville’s Reutlinger Community, a senior living center. Some of the works are focused on scenes and landscapes painted from memory, while others are more abstract, imaginative works. villagetheatreshows.com.


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