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Top Tickets: August 8-14

This week in the East Bay, enjoy live music, watch a new Disney classic under the stars, go for a night hike in the redwoods, and more.

Courtesy of Wente Vineyards



8/8 Since appearing on Season 5 of American Idol, Chris Daughtry and his namesake band have released 4 albums, which have combined sales of over 8 million copies in the U.S. This week, they will stop by Wente Vineyards in Livermore for a show that promises their biggest hits, such as “It’s Not Over,” “Home,” and “Over You.” wentevineyards.com.



Gourmet Gallop

8/9 Head to Downtown Walnut Creek for wine tasting experiences at more than fifteen local businesses. Proceeds go towards Diablo Ballet’s PEEK Outreach Programs, which provide arts education for at-risk and underserved youth. diabloballet.org.


Courtesy of Moonlight Movies


Incredibles 2

8/9 Bring the family together at Danville’s Town Green for a screening of Pixar’s Incredibles 2—the final event in the town’s 2019 Moonlight Movies series. If you live closer to Alamo’s Livorna Park, don’t miss the Movie Under the Stars’ presentation of the same film on the same evening. ci.danville.ca.us, co.contra-costa.ca.us.



Adult Night Hike and Sip

8/10 Shoot for the stars with Chabot Space and Science Center at this nighttime trek. While covering four to five miles, visitors will have the opportunity to learn more about the history, ecology, and astronomy of the area. The night culminates in stargazing and includes two complimentary glasses of wine or beer. chabotspace.org.



House of Joy

8/14–9/1 Set in a harem during the final days of the Mughal Empire, House of Joy tells the romantic story of an imperial bodyguard risking it all for what she believes in. Catch this Cal Shakes production at Bruns Amphitheater in Orinda. calshakes.org.


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