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Top Tickets: May 30-June 5

This week in the East Bay is full of laughs, wine, and the arts.

Paula Poundstone


Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

5/30–6/22 The Town Hall Theater in Lafayette presents the stage musical adaptation of Pedro Almodóvar’s comedic film about love from the female perspective, set in ’80s Madrid. townhalltheatre.com.



Paula Poundstone

5/31 The veteran comedian and regular panelist on NPR’s Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! takes the stage at Walnut Creek’s Lesher Center for the Arts for a night of laugh-out-loud stand-up. lesherartscenter.org.


The Pygmalion Effect / Boris Eifman


The Pygmalion Effect

5/31–6/2 Acclaimed choreographer Boris Eifman’s new ballet, based on the Greek myth of a sculptor falling in love with a human figure, comes to Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley. calperformances.org.



Multiple Local Wine Events

6/1–6/2, 6/2 Sip vino, nosh on international foods, and enjoy live music at the Walnut Creek Chamber Art and Wine Festival at Heather Farm Park; then, take your favorite canine to one of the pet-loving wineries of Livermore Valley for more tastings during Wine and Wags. walnut-creek.com, lvwine.org.


DLUX Puppets' Peter Pan


Peter Pan

6/2 Using life-size puppets, DLUX Puppets takes kids—and parents who never grew up—on a trip to Neverland at Livermore’s Bankhead Theater. lvpac.org.





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