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Top Tickets: June 6-12

From a conversation with a local literary legend to an exhibition blending visual and performing arts, there is plenty to do this week in the East Bay.

Courtesy of JPG@The Bank


Michi Muse: Art of Guitar 

6/8 Celebrate the Lafayette pop-up art gallery JPG@The Bank’s final month at this reception pairing photographs of custom guitars with live music. jpgatthebank.com.



Public Astronomy Program on Mount Diablo

6/8 This Mount Diablo Astronomical Society astronomy event at the Mount Diablo Lower Summit Parking Lot in Clayton includes the opportunity to use telescopes to (safely) take a look at the sun. nightsky.jpl.nasa.gov.



East Bay Open Studios
Take self-guided tours of more than 200 visual artists’ spaces in more than 12 cities across the East Bay. The first weekend includes the artists from Bayside areas, while June 15–16 and 22–23 will add residents of the 680 Corridor to the mix. eastbayopenstudios.com.


Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces by Michael Chabon


Temescal Street Fair

6/9 Head to Oakland’s Temescal district for an afternoon of live bands, craft beer, food, artist and business booths, salsa dancing, a carnival area, and even a Kinetic Arts Center and jazz music stages. temescaldistrict.org/temescalstreetfair.



Michael Chabon

6/12 Berkeley resident and Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Chabon discusses his new essay collection, Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces, at Rakestraw Books in Danville. rakestrawbooks.com.




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