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Top Tickets: June 8-14

Get outside for dance, opera, and jazz. It’s a creative week in the East Bay.



DIY Creative Succulent Series: Father’s Day Planter
Got a green thumb? Take the whole family gardening at the Ruth Bancroft Garden, where you’ll learn how to plant cacti or succulents in a custom-made planter box. ruthbancroftgarden.org.






Opera in the Park

6/11 Grab your picnic blanket, and join Festival Opera at this free event in Walnut Creek’s Civic Park. This year’s performance will feature opera stars Alex Boyer, Rebecca Garcia, and the rest of the Festival Opera Chorus. festivalopera.org.


San Francisco Jazz Festival


San Francisco Jazz Festival
Through 6/18
Forty-three concerts in 13 days at five different venues in Hayes Valley await you at San Francisco’s 35th Jazz Festival. Stroll by the beer garden and food trucks while listening to a wide variety of jazz. sfjazz.org.



An Ideal Husband
Through 6/24
It’s political and social satire galore in Town Hall Theatre Company’s rendition of Oscar Wilde’s witty play. Special events, such as A Wilde Tea Party (costumes are very much encouraged), take place throughout the show’s run. townhalltheatre.com.



Through 6/30
Every Friday in June, Bay Area dancers perform in Emeryville for the chance to win this dance competition. Audiences help select the winner of the fan-favorite prize and enjoy some sweet moves at this free event. facebook.com/BayStreetEmeryville.